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Year Five

 

 

 

 

                                                      

                    

           Mr Prynne 

          Class Teacher 

             Mrs Clelland 

             Class Teacher

             Mrs Prout

           Learning Support Assistant

 

 

Mrs Green

 Learning Support Assistant

 

 

 

 
                       
 

 

 

 

 

Are you ready for a Mayan learning extravaganza?

Who were the Mayans?

Who did they worship?

Where were they located?

How were they governed?

We will be exploring the Mayans through our class topic and text, “The Jaguar Stones - Middleworld,” by J & P Voelkel.

This book focuses on a 14 year old boy, Mac Murphy (video-gamer extraordinaire), is furious when his archaeologist parents cancel the family vacation to go on a dig in Central America. However, things go from bad to worse when he is summoned to join them, only to discover that they’ve vanished. With the help of Loa, a fast-talking, quick-thinking Maya girl, Max embarks on a quest to find out just what’s going on. Soon, the city boy and the jungle girl are running for their lives through the perilous rainforest, unlocking eerie secrets, meeting mysterious strangers and quickly learning that those old pyramids are not as empty as they seem. With his parents held captive in the Maya underworld, will Max and Lola launch an epic rescue and outwit the villainous (and apparently not-so-mythical) Lords of Death?

 

 

This term your learning will include:

  • Exploring writing through myths and legends
  • Exploring the Mayan number system
  • Explaining how endangered species are becoming extinct,
  • Exploring dance linked to South America,
  • Creating our own shelters using those of the Mystic Mayans as an example,
  • Finding out about one of the earliest civilisations – The Mayan Empire.  

  

In other areas we will be learning about:

  • Materials and their properties,
  • Sikhism
  • Developing our striking and fielding skills.Mrs Clelland       Mr Prynne 
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Mr Prynne, Mrs Clelland, Mrs Hobbs and Mrs Groves

 

 

        

  

 

Please watch the video to help you learn your Prime factors.

 

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