Hola Mexico

Bienvenido a Mexico! We’re going to explore this unique country, from its towering temples to its fun-packed festivals. During this term, we’ll look at traditional Mexican performances and join in with percussion instruments. We’ll use non-fiction books from the local library to find out about the importance of Mexico’s culture. Using the novel, ‘Holes’, we will develop our literacy skills, by writing about festivals and the ancient Mayan civilisation. We’ll learn about the ‘Day of the Dead’ and create 3-D skulls. With the Chihuahuan Desert as our imagined location, we’ll write postcards and clear instructions for a game. We’ll read Maya myths and legends, and write our own. We’ll take a trip to Cadbury’s World to learn about the origin of chocolate. Using maps, we’ll locate Mexico and explore its natural features. We’ll discover what daily life is like and how it has changed over time. At the end of the project, we’ll listen to Maya music and learn a traditional song.

 

 

English

Invitations, postcards, instructions, myths and legends, poetry

Music

Mexican music, musical notation

Art & design

Sculpture, Maya art, carving

Computing

Online research, digital presentations

D&T

Food of Mexico, evaluating and making instruments

Geography

Using maps, human and physical geography of Mexico

History

Ancient Maya civilisation

PE

Mexican dance

Science

Changing materials

 

 

Help your child prepare for their project: Mexico is a fascinating land full of music and celebration. Why not work together and use non-fiction books or online research to find out about the impressive landmarks of Mexico? You could also look at holiday brochures or websites to plan an imaginary trip to Mexico. Alternatively, you could sample Mexican food in a restaurant or at home.

 

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Clubs

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