Space/The Ancient Mayans
For the first half of this term, we will be learning all about space. We'll be learning all about the planets in our solar system, and the movement of the Earth and the Moon relative to the Sun and other planets in the solar system. In D&T and computing, we will be designing our very own space rovers, which will need to be controlled through an algorithm on a computer program. Our artwork will be inspired by abstract space artist Peter Thorpe, and we'll being using paints to try to create effects similar to those in his paintings.
For the second half of the term, we will be learning about the Ancient Mayans. We will learn about their daily life and explore all of their amazing achievements, including their development of calendar systems and hieroglyphic writing. Our English will be based around the book The Rainplayer, and we will use this to inspire our own stories about Mayan Gods.
You can find more information about our curriculum this term below.