We've had lovely afternoon today making Maya neck collars and cuffs and would like to thank all of the grown-ups that were able to join us. I think the colouring was very therapeutic for the adults as well as the children! The art has linked very nicely with the Maya masks that were produced last week, that are now on display either in the main reception or the 5S classroom. Compliments are already flooding in about how vibrant and creative the designs are. It has been a lovely way to finish off out history topic on The Maya. Next term it's The Vikings!
We had a wonderful Maya Day yesterday and would like to thank all of the grown-ups that made the effort to join us making Maya masks. As you can see from the slide show below, the end results were excellent. During the day the children also made Maya corn bread, which linked with our D.T. project of bread making. In the afternoon, the children wore their masks to finish choreographing and then performing Maya tribal dances, which they had began preparing during music with Mrs Jones the week earlier. I have also included a few short video clips of this for your pleasure.
All in all, it was an excellent day and the children really enjoyed themselves.
Just to let you know that I have been advised that next Monday will be the last swimming session for 5S. The children have been enjoying their sessions and have all worked hard towards their next awards.
This week we started our new text in literacy of Romeo and Juliet, which is quite a contrast to March On! We haven't opened the book yet as we have been completing preparatory work, so the children are keen to start reading the story next week. This is the book that we will introduce them to first...