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Maya Workshop

On Tuesday, the children had a special visitor, a real Maya archaeologist; in fact, the only Maya archaeologist in the UK! The children started off the day with a presentation from Dr Davies, where the children learnt about the ancient but advanced civilisation. The Maya's built beautiful pyramids right in the middle of a rainforest, they created the first calendar, the studied the stars and the planets in our night sky, they invented a ball game like no other called Pok-a-tok, they created their own writing system and above all they invented chocolate!! The children also had a chance to study, up close, real life Maya artefacts and even have a go at playing Pok-a-tok! Year 5 had a fantastic day of learning and fun, which we hope will take their knowledge even further throughout this half of the spring term!