Our final topic of the spring term is
Our inspirational day will be on Monday 23rd March and will take the children on a journey. In addition to this there will be use lots props and artefacts to bring the workshop to life. There will be calls for discussions, acting, performing and educating – all in the same day. As a result, by the end of the day the children will be able to demonstrate a vast array of new knowledge, vocabulary and skills relating to the topic.
As historians we will be thinking of and investigating the following questions:
Who are the Maya? Where did they live?
What are the main occupations of the Maya today?
What did John and Federick rediscover in 1839?
What do the lives of the ruins of Chichen Itza tells us about the Maya?
Why do historians know so much about the ancient society?
Why was Pok-a-Tok more than just a ball game?
Why did the ancient Maya leave the jungle city?
For our class text we will be completing The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson