Year 5/6

Welcome to the South American Rainforest

This term our theme has been South America. For the first half term, we explored the Mayan and Aztec civilisations and compared their way of life to current Amazonian tribes. We took a chocolate theme and created our own chocolate from cocoa beans (like the Aztecs) and then developed this into chocolate tribal body art! We used skills in forming and joining to create warrior masks.

This half term we have looked at Paddington Bear – our teachers have even been so kind to take us to the cinema to watch Paddington 2. We have thought about the journey Paddington made from his home in Darkest Peru, and looked at reasons why people leave their home country. Many of us have left family and friends from other countries across the world.

In Enrichment we have been working on making Paddington’s lost hat by making a template of our own heads. We have used our knowledge of ratio and proportion to adapt the sample to our finished product. In addition, we have been using water colours (like the illustrator Fred Banbery did) to illustrate our own writing. We have been marmalade tasting, marmalade making and look out for our special Y5/6 marmalade for sale closer to Christmas! It really does taste fabulous.

By Cade & Ava