For the first 3 weeks of the summer term our topic is...

Maya

 

Our topic will begin with an Inspiration Day from One Day Creative all about the Maya

 

As historians we will:

 

Place the Maya and other civilisations on a timeline and

That the Maya is divided into three principal periods: the Preclassic, Classic, and Postclassic periods

Know why the Maya are important to history – most advanced civilisation of the Americas known for astronomy, agriculture and temples

Understand Maya beliefs of nature, astronomy and rituals and that Gods took the form of nature

Identify the Maya location on a map

Know the Maya calendar and number system

Understand about 1 significant place - Chichen Itza

Understand the Maya Hierarchy and “kuhul ajaw” (holy lords),

Offer opinions as to why the Maya disappeared

Know why the Maya built stone pyramids

Play Pok-a-Tok – Maya sporting game

Investigate what was happening in the UK at the time of the Maya – Celts, Romans, Anglo Saxons, Norman Invasion

 

For our class text we will be reading The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millward Hargrave

Our class timetable can be found here

The KIRF's for the Spring term are here

Our homework timetable is here