Welcome to Year 5!
5 Craufurd – Mrs Wellings
5 Field – Mrs Smith
with support from Mrs Graham
PE - kit needed on Monday and Tuesday each week. Hair must be tied back and earrings removed.
Water bottles - please bring fresh water from home each day.
Reading books - children may like to bring in a suitable book from home, but they can access school books also.
Spellings - Each week, children will be given spelling tasks to be handed in each Monday.
Mathletics - Each week, a task will be set on Mathletics which will be based on current learning in Maths.
Our topic this half term is:
THE MAGNIFICENT MAYA
This topic will introduce the children to the Maya Civilisation - where they lived, when they were around, what they ate, their writing, number system and calendars, how they built their cities, their gods, their favourite ball game and why it's Maya not Mayan!
In Science, we will be learning about habitats and classification of animals.
In RE, we will be asking the question, 'How can following God bring freedom and justice?' We will begin with a focus on Moses, learning about his story through the book 'Exodus' in the Bible. We will learn about the plagues sent to Egypt, Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and away from slavery, receiving the ten commandments and what all of this means to a Christian in today's world.
List as many Maya cities as possible.
Find out about one or more of the ancient Maya cities and produce an information guide about them. What is similar and different about the cities?
Find and read some Maya myths or stories about Gods and retell them in your own words.
Design and create a Maya God for display using collage materials.
Make up a game that teaches about Maya numbers. You could make dice or flashcards to use in the game or set up a numbers treasure hunt.
Make a Maya headdress
Make flour tortillas
See for yourself:
Some recommended children’s books about the Maya: