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During the Autumn Term, our topic is ‘A World of Chocolate’.
We will learn about the ancient Maya civilisation. We will learn who the ancient Maya people were and where and when they lived. We will use maps and atlases to locate Maya cities and identify countries in Mesoamerica. In addition to this we will learn about the religious beliefs and rituals of the ancient Maya people and find out more about some of the many gods they worshiped. We will investigate the number system and the Maya writing system too. We will also learn about the types of foods eaten by the ancient Maya people and will find out about the significance of corn and chocolate.
In English, we will be studying the amazing book, ‘The Chocolate Tree’ by Linda Lowery. We will be writing instructional texts detailing how to make chocolate; diary recounts of the day Kulkulkan stole the chocolate tree; discussion texts about whether the Mayas should be given the chocolate or not; letters to the Night Jaguar, trying to persuade him that the villagers should be allowed chocolate; stories with a moral dilemma and newspaper articles about the day the chocolate tree was stolen.
We hope you enjoy looking at our work and finding out what we have been doing!