As historians, we will be exploring and researching to find out who the Mayans were and what have we learnt from them. We will be giving the children opportunities to discuss and predict ideas from images linked to our learning challenge. We will look for evidence of advanced technology and focus on pyramids and what we can learn from them. The children will also get the chance to make and taste some Mayan drinking chocolate.
As scientists, we will get the children thinking about ‘What is our place in the universe?’ We will look at Earth and Space and how Earth is relative to the Sun. We will also discuss the Earth’s rotation and how it impacts on the seasons throughout the year. This topic will be linked to Art and Design where the children will produce paintings using techniques unique to Hundertwasser and create images of the planets in our solar system.
Today we continued to read Friend or Foe written by Michael Morpurgo. We wanted to understand what it must have been like for children to be evacuated from their homes during World War 2. Therefore, we went into role play and imagined the feelings and thoughts of the children as well as their parents.