The children will uncover the mysteries of the Mayan civilisation with this fascinating cross-curricular topic. We will discover where and when the Maya built their magnificent civilisation, taking a trip deep into the rainforests of Central America as we explore Mayan ruins and temples. We embark on a journey that will help us uncover the life, society and civilisation of the ancient Mayan people.
Within the topic, the children will gain understanding of the Mayan civilisation creation story, learn about the Gods the Maya worshipped, the foods they ate, understand the Mayan calendar and number system, sketch impressive ancient temples, use mosaic to design their very own Mayan masks and even have the chance to sample Mayan hot chocolate!
Our literacy work will also be inspired by the text - The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.
Home learning will continue to be set on SeeSaw, with additional learning opportunities available on Times Tables Rockstars, Mathletics and Purple Mash.
Our topic this term is based around natural disasters and is called ‘Angry Planet’. We have planned and thought about all of the exciting things that we would like to find out about the natural disasters, where they occur, how they happen and what impact they have. Our literacy lessons will be based around this theme and we will be looking at writing narratives, instructional texts and a newspaper report. We also have our trip to the London Natural History Museum.
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