Our first topic of the spring term is
Our topic will start with locating Maya on a map and looking at Google Earth images in more depth. We will follow this by using Augmented Reality to bring some artefacts to life. We also be tasking various types of chocolate and looking at the reasons for including chocolate in this topic. We may even get time to make some Hot Chocolates!
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 reading The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
We will be starting a new writing unit based on the books below. This will support our next spring topic. We will be producing a exploration narrative and also an explanation.
Our maths work this term will follow the White Rose scheme of learning, we be starting with decimals.
Please find below our KIRF's facts for the spring term. I have also handed these to the children.
Our timetable can be found below and homework will be as in the previous term. Below are the spellings for the Y5/6 also.