This week the children capped off their Mexico and the Mayan learning by taking part in a Mexico and the Mayan day!
They looked fantastic dressed up in their Mexico clothes and we were even graced by some Mayan emperors, gods and slaves.
We started the day by completing our Mayan diary entries. The children had been learning about the Mayan social hierarchy system and had all chosen a particular type of person to research, be it Mayan peasants, priests or emperors. The children then wrote a diary entry in character as their chosen Mayan person.
We had a look at the Mayan number system and the children explored the different symbols used to represent different numbers. It certainly did take a bit of time to get our heads around!
In the afternoon the stage was set for a host of Mayan rituals, dances and sacrifices… Around the fire the children (all wearing their Mayan masks) partook in a whole range of rituals and the performances were stunning! There were flames, chants and sacred rituals. It was an afternoon to remember and we had quite a crowd of onlookers!
And on that bombshell… we come to an end of the first half of the summer term. We wish you all a very happy half term!
Mr Javed and Mr Hannigan