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Term 5

Welcome back to term 5 Alder Class!


This term we will be investigating the Ancient Maya Civilisation through our English, textiles and art projects. We will be thinking about how this ancient civilisation has influenced our lives today, paying particular attention to their story telling, fabric designs and architecture. We will be considering different ways fabric can be attached together and will then use our knowledge of Ancient Mayan patterns to make a small bag with a Mayan theme in textiles. In English, we will use the Mayan creation myth as a starting point for our own Mayan myth. We will also be using our  research to help us write some other   non-fiction texts about the Maya. Finally, we are going to look at the architecture of Mayan temples, Egyptian pyramids and modern day pyramids such as the Louvre to help us design a modern day temple for one of the many Mayan gods.


Don't forget to check out the topic web and knowledge organisers below for more information about our learning this term.


Making the foundations of our Mayan mud huts in forest school