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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 5 Class 11

Class Teacher:  Mrs Jones

TAs:  Mrs Royle
        Mrs Graham


Autumn 2

This half term we are journeying back in time to explore the Ancient Maya Civilisation. We will be stepping into temples, creating our own pyramids and experiencing life as a citizen in Cichen Itza.

We will be investigating what caused the end of the Maya civilisation and what parts of their culture have made an impact on our life today. We will be following their steps around Central America – looking at the countries important to their empire.

Our topic will end with a magnificent banquet and celebration put on by the children with food and resources created by themselves.

In English we are going to be visiting the land of the dead during Dia de los Muertos and playing a deadly game of Pok a Tok against the Gods.

In Maths we will be looking at more calculations, including long multiplication and divisions. We will also be exploring some mathematical codes used during the Mayan times to help us with some algebra.

Our PE lessons will be on a Wednesday afternoon, please could you ensure that your child brings in a PE kit at the start of term and that this can remain in school until the holidays.