UKS2 - Year 5 and 6

Our topic for term 2 is Hola Mexico

Please find the support documents below. Don't forget to go to the library to get some of the wonderful books recommended! 

Bienvenido a Mexico! We’re going to explore this unique country, from its towering temples to its fun-packed festivals. During this half term, we’ll take part in our own 'Mexico Day'. To cool down afterwards, we’ll have a refreshing drink of sangrita or limeade. We’ll use non-fiction books to find out about the importance of music in Mexican culture and have a go at folk dancing. Using our literacy skills, we’ll write about festivals and create an invitation to a Mexican food tasting session. In preparation, we’ll make delicious drinks and savoury dishes. 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. 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. Then we’ll craft Maya chocolate and simple woodwind instruments from recycled materials. Who can make the highest, loudest and longest sounds? At the end of the project, we’ll listen to Maya music and learn a traditional song. We’ll also perform Mexican music from the past and present.

 

 

 

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Book list - Scream Machine 03rd Sep 2019 Download
Fun facts - Scream Machine 03rd Sep 2019 Download
Glossary - Scream Machine 03rd Sep 2019 Download
Home learning ideas - Scream Machine 03rd Sep 2019 Download
Knowledge organiser a4 - Scream Machine 03rd Sep 2019 Download
Parent and carer information - Scream Machine 03rd Sep 2019 Download
Hola Mexico book list 31st Oct 2019 Download
Hola Mexico fun facts 31st Oct 2019 Download
Hola Mexico glossary 31st Oct 2019 Download
Hola Mexico home learning ideas 31st Oct 2019 Download
Hola Mexico knowledge organiser a4 31st Oct 2019 Download
Hola Mexico parent and carer information 31st Oct 2019 Download