Year 5 had a big treat today, as they left the 21st century and travelled back to the ancient civilisation of the Maya people. They were greeted by Big Nose (No-Hoch-Nee), who taught them how to count to ten in Maya, through some very interesting ‘remembering’ techniques!
The children were then challenged to a game of ‘What’s that?’ Have a look at the following photos – what are your thoughts????
Big Nose then wowed us with some amazing information about Mayan culture and life styles. We now know why Mayan heads were shaped and why jade was placed within teeth; a little uncomfortable as a method of beauty!!!
Shortly after considering beauty, we looked at Mayan foods, and what foods we have on our dinner table that we can thank the Mayans for 😀. This took us into exploring different areas of Mayan civilisation through drama, before we stopped for lunch.
After lunch, we took our places back in time and re enacted the Mayan creation story, lots of fun was had as Mrs Collins and myself took role as the Gods and the hall became a sea of forest animals and birds, plus mud, wooden and a – mazing people!!!
Next stop, mod roc mask workshop.