What a fantastic day in year 5!
Our visitors, Kat & Sue, provided a wonderfully immersive experience. Children got the chance to step in the world of Central America and tour around the ancient ruins via VR headsets. They even got to hold and study replicas of Ancient Maya artefacts.
We learnt about the Maya number system and calendar, comparing it to our modern day system. We also had the opportunity to work out our Nahuals (which are a bit like star signs).
We persevered during our weaving activity that was incredibly fiddly. In addition, we made fantastic worry dolls; the Maya believe a Mayan princess – named Ixmucane – received a special gift from the sun god that allowed her to solve any problem a human could worry about. The worry doll represents the princess and her wisdom.