Today we have been lucky enough to be visited by a Maya man - his name: Big Nose! He has shared his knowledge of Maya culture including the calendar, number system and Gods. The children consolidated their understanding using drama.
You may access photos and videos of the day by following this link.
See below for the video of the children's reaction to this morning's surprise!
As part of this unit our class will learn all about this extraordinary civilisation who created beautiful writing using logograms and hieroglyphs. We will also discover their fascinating inventive maths and calendar systems and we will study the impressive buildings of this very early civilisation whilst creating a class Maya city!
Later in the term we will be visited by a Mayan to learn all about his mysterious ways including what the Mayans ate, what clothes they wore and what rituals were sacred in their culture. This learning will be reinforced using drama to stick in our class's memory. Stand by for pics and videos!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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