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History study of the Maya Civilisation
We were fortunate to welcome Mr Johnstone to our classroom to introduce the ancient civilisation of the Maya. He introduced us to lots of aspects about this ancient time and brought food for us to taste and games to play. We had a very enjoyable morning. We didn't particularly enjoy the maize porridge though!
Our Geography study of Volcanoes
During our Geography lessons so far this half term, we have been looking at volcanoes around the world. We have been thinking about the reasons for their occurrence and watching videos of volcanic eruptions.
In our English lessons, we have been editing and redrafting the Maya story 'The Hero Twins'.
As part of our learning about the Maya civilisation, we have been learning about the environmental conditions which they had to manage in their survival. We have thought about how they managed rainforests, mountain areas and scrubland areas for crop growing. We spent time thinking as engineers about how they would have created and watered growing spaces.
We have also been studying volcanoes as there are a number of these in Central America. This is another environmental hazard which the Maya people had to survive alongside. We have been learning about plate tectonics and how this links to volcanoes and earthquakes. Today, we made our own volcanoes.
Showing our emotions
In our learning about 'Faith and the Arts', we have been exploring the emotions and feelings which religions and individuals attach to things which they believe and have confidence in. We tried to demonstrate through freeze frames how a particular emotion might look. Can you guess which emotion we are demonstrating?
We have also been thinking about how people show their faith through music. We definitely enjoyed dancing along to some Gospel Music and exploring the feelings we have when different classical pieces of music are played.
Instructional Writing and Bread Making
As part of our learning about Ancient Greece, we have been exploring the layout and language features of instructional writing in English lessons and making our own bread rolls in Design Technology lessons. We had a lot of fun covering the classroom in flour!