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Year Five



                     

Mrs Mallin

Class Teacher

Miss Heath

Class Teacher

 

 

 

                            


 Mrs Groves

Learning Support Assistant

Miss Indans

Learning Support Assistant

 

 

 

Hello Year 5

 

Pack your bags, get your hiking boots on and grab your maps. Get ready for a trek across the spine of America! Our adventure begins in Mesoamerica where a group of children are lost in the jungle after their plane crashes. In this location, they discover an ancient city...

                                        Why are there pyramids outside of Egypt?

                                        Who might have built them?

                                        What might have happened to them?

These are just a few of the questions we will explore as we delve into the culture and history of the Mayan people - a civilization which dominated the Mesoamerican region for thousands of years before the arrival of settlers from the west. We will find out about what remains of this civilisation today and will collaborate in order to answer the question: How might the Maya civilisation differ from our own?

 

In addition to using the skills of a geographer and historian, you will be developing and applying your artistic skills as we challenge you to design and create a Mayan-inspired mask (originally designed to represent Mayan gods and to ward off enemies). We will also keep active - exploring the Mayan game of Pok-a-Pok and traditional Mayan tribal dance moves.

 

In addition to this, take a break from planet Earth and jump aboard our Year 5 space shuttle as we journey from planet Earth to outer space. We’ll explore Earth and Space in order to find out more about our solar system. We’ll compare our modern understanding of this aspect of science with the Maya beliefs about Space to gain an understanding of how the Mayans used the skies to shape their lives.  

 

 

Year 5 team

Mrs Mallin   Miss Heath   Mrs Groves    Miss Indans

 

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

 

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