Hello and Welcome to Explorers!
I'm Mr. Wheeler and I know that we are all going to have such an amazing time together. In Explorers, you will continue to develop your independent skills and learn how to make positive contributions to our class, our school and the world around us.
Our topic for this half term is: 'Marvellous Mayans', a historical topic focusing on the Aztec Empire. We have the opportunity to handle Mayan artefacts; experience life in the Americas during the Mayans existence and draw on historical sources from the time to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for what the Mayans did for us. You can find further information about our Curriculum, on the Curriculum Page (just click the link).
In our classroom, you will be working with myself mostly but taught by Mrs Jolly and Mrs. Sagoo on a Thursday. We are supported by an amazing team who include Mrs. Jolly and Mrs. Sagoo, as well as Mrs. Wilkinson, Mrs. Podmore and Mrs. Parkes in Year 6!
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Today, we welcomed our Mayan Visitors, Sue and Cat, from ‘Widget Workshops’ to school to enhance our topic experience of 'The Marvellous Mayans'.
We have learnt all about the civilisation, artefacts from the time and even got to weave baskets and make Mayan worry dolls.
Every child has had the chance to explore the Mayan Glyphs, as well as write their own name using the Mayan glyph language using traditional tools of the time. As well as that, we got to handle artefacts and replicas from the Mayan civilization!
We got to experience the Rainforest and provinces in Central America through VR-headsets, finding wildlife and becoming immersed in the archaeology of the Mayan Empire; travelling to modern day Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and around the Yucatan Peninsula to visit Tikal’s Grand Palace and other ruins.
This has been an amazing start to our topic and we have learnt so much!
We have had an assembly about Queen Elizabeth II.
In class, we have remembered the life of the Queen by using our artistic skills by creating a collage of Her Majesty throughout her reign. Take a look at how we are getting on so far.
When we have finished, we will be proudly displaying them on our door and wall!
This week, we have been looking at diary writing, as well as Place Value and mask making.
Take a look at some of our fantastic masks: