5B have been working hard over the last 2 weeks to create their Mayan jewellery ready for the exhibition on Monday. Parents, carers, friends and family members are invited to join us at 3pm on Monday 22nd October to come and see all the amazing work that has been created.
We really hope you can join us!
Home work this week is spellings and activities on Education City.
Have a great weekend!
Artists at Work! (12.10.18)
This week we have continued to develop our artistic skills by painting our Maya-inspired jewellery. Some amazing work has been created over the last 2 weeks and we are really looking forward to putting on our exhibition for parents, carers and family members in a couple of weeks! More details to follow!
The Mystical Maya!
We are 4 weeks into term and we have already learned so much about the Ancient Maya. We now know where they lived, what they ate, how important maize and chocolate were to them and how their society was organised. This week we discovered the Maya number system and invented Maya number puzzles to solve!
Here are a few pictures of our work so far. Next week, we will start designing and making Maya inspired pendants and jewellery!
Mayan Hot Chocolate!
On Tuesday, we had a great afternoon making and tasting Mayan Hot Chocolate. We mixed CACAO powder with hot milk and added cinnamon and chilli powder to make the hot chocolate as authentic as possible! The Mayan hot chocolate smelt amazing but tasted really bitter. We tasted CACAO nibs too which come from cocoa pods, again these smelt delicious but tasted very different! We finished off the afternoon with a cup of normal hot chocolate which had a taste that was much sweeter! Which one did you prefer?
What a great first week! (7.9.18)
Well done to everyone in 5B for being such a wonderful class in your first week back. You all worked really hard in all of our lessons. In Maths we have been learning how to read and write numbers with up to 6 digits and in English we have started reading this term's book which is called Bella Balistica and the Temple of Tikal. We also started our new topic Mystical Maya and we now know where they lived - can you remember? On Thursday afternoon, we pretended we were archaeologists and investigated photos of Mayan artefacts.
I hope you have all had a great summer and are ready to come back to school tomorrow!
Mrs Ashforth and I have been busy getting our classroom ready after all the work that took place over the summer holidays - it looks great and we have a lot more space! We can't wait to welcome you all to Year 5 and hear about everything you've been getting up to over the holidays!
Remember that we have PE on Fridays so please make sure you have PE kit in school by Friday.
See you all tomorrow!