In History this half term we will be looking at the Ancient Mayan Civilisation!
The Maya civilisation began long ago in a place called ' Mesoamerica '. This huge area is made up of Mexico and part of Central America.
The Mayas built amazing cities like Tikal (which they called 'Yax Mutal') and Palenque. Even though they lived in different cities, ruled by different kings and queens, the Mayas shared a lot of common beliefs and traditions.
They were experts at reading the stars and even built their cities as a map of the sky! They were also inspired by the creatures of the forest and shared many legends about animals, plants and nature spirits.
Attached below is a powerpoint 'Meeting the Maya', read through the powerpoint and complete the Map Activity also attached.
Then have a look at the BBC Bitesize introduction to the Mayans here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw/articles/zqv6msg
Your main challenge this week is to create a ‘Welcome to the Maya Area’ tourist information page.
The page must include details which answer the following questions:
Who were the ancient Maya people?
Where in the world did they live?
What is special about the ancient Maya people?
You can use maps and pictures on your page too.
We can't wait to see what your produce!
In Art this week we would like you sketch, paint or make the Tikal Temple Ruins using accurate images like the one above. Use any materials you would like, get creative!
This term in Science are topic is Animals including Humans.
We will focus on how people change as they get older.
This week we our lesson is about the Human Timeline.
Attached below is a powerpoint we would like you to have a look at. First complete the sorting activity about the different types of reproduction. We would then like you create a Human Timeline from birth to old age, there is a sheet attached to help you.
This Friday (5th June) is world environment day. We always talk a lot about our environment, some of the issues the world faces and ways in which we can help protect our planet in some way. There is some information online about World Environment Day. Have a look at this link for information about the purpose and history of WED, as well as some information about air pollution.
This week, you should talk to your family and conduct some research. Present your information however you like- you could make a poster, write a poem or record a video!
-Find out what threats our planet faces
-Find out ways in which people can help protect the planet
-Name 3 ways in which YOU can help protect our environment
The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature. For instance, each year, marine plants produce more than a half of our atmosphere's oxygen, and a mature tree cleans our air, absorbing 22 kilos of carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen in exchange.
This day is important to people all over the world. It is a chance for us to think about the whole planet rather than our more immediate local area. There is lots of information online and lots of things for you to get involved with. There are two quizzes that I would like you to have a go at; one about nature in iconic locations and one about biodiversity. Click on the images below to access the quizzes.
When you answer the questions in the first quiz, there are links provided to learn more about those animals and a second link to learn all about other species around that same iconic area! They really are interesting and you can definitely learn a lot! You might even see some places that you might want to visit one day!
The second quiz is about biodiversity around the world. Biodiversity is the theme for this year's World Environment Day. Once you answer each question, there will information about the species the question is about.
Click on the image below to watch a live safari! I wonder which animals you will be able to spot? It is only live at certain times (they are displayed on the website), so if it is not on when you click on the link, then try again later!