Year 6 2017 - 2018

Mrs Cefferty

Welcome to Year 6!

Our Teachers are Mrs Cefferty and Mrs Church.

Summer Term 3 Topic:The Mayans 

              

Key Questions

  • How far back can we trace the Mayan culture?
  • Where did the Maya live?Why were the Maya able to build great cities??
  • What number was the Maya mathematical system based on?
  • What science did the Mayan make great advances in?
  • How did the Maya use their calendar?
  • Why might the Mayan civilization declined?

Websites

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/mayans/

Focus Author

We are reading The Viewer -Shaun Tan

Some recommended reads...

The Chocolate Tree: A Mayan Folktale

Linda Lowery

This is a popular choice of Mayan folktale for KS2. It tells the story of the Mayan king who brings his people the gift of a chocolate tree, much to the displeasure of his brother, Night Jaguar, who plots to rid the people of this special treat and keep it for the gods.

 

The Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death (A Mayan Myth)

Dan Jolley and David Witt

The Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death is a graphic novel with a high level of appeal to children in upper KS2. Follow the tale of the hero twins, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, whose special skills at the Mayan ball game Po-ta-Pok cause upset to the rulers of the land of the dead. The illustrations and added text are full of extra details that will keep pupils interested in the Mayan topic.

Rain Player

David Wisniewski

A quality picture book with high visual appeal, with the bold and colourful illustrations that are made using the cut-paper technique. The story of Rain Player centres on a boy who is challenged to save his people from drought by defeating the Rain god at a Mayan ball game.

 

Middleworld (Jaguar Stones)

J&P Voelkel

An action-packed adventure novel filled with suspense and excitement, with a good level of depth for upper KS2. This book, which is the first in a popular series, tells the story of fourteen-year-old Max, who finds himself on a quest to rescue his archaeologist parents from the Maya underworld and to save the world from the Lords of Death.

 

SATs 2018

The SATs 2018 will commence on the week Monday 14th May - Friday 18th 2018. Please avoid taking your child out of school during this week and the weeks leading up to the tests as this with be vital revision preparation time.

Monday 14th May 2018

 

Tuesday 15th May 2018

 

Wednesday 16th May 2018

 

Thursday 17th May 2018

 

Friday 18th May 2018

 

English Paper 1: Spag Short Answer Questions

 

English Paper 2: Spelling

 

English Reading Paper

Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic Paper

 

 

Maths Paper 2: Reasoning Paper

Maths Paper 3: Reasoning Paper

 

 

 

 

 

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