The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya

Year 6 looked at some images of ancient Maya ruins this week- some of which were used for religious worship, sacrifices and socialising. We spent time discussing what the buildings might once have been used for, and why they might have been important to the Maya people. We made predictions about what we thought the ruins once were and had to use evidence to support our points. We then were given information cards about each one, and were challenged with matching them up to the correct building. Many of us gave very strong arguments in support of our predictions, that were almost exactly correct!

Young Historians in St Alban’s

Young Historians in St Alban’s

All classes have had a great History block over the last three weeks in school!

From the Stone Age to the Industrial Revolution, Ancient Greece, The Gunpowder Plot to name just a few, there has been lots and lots of learning about the past.

This block has also seen our very first ever ‘Young Historians’ recognised for going the extra mile and extending their knowledge with our Young Historian Challenges.

Some of our Year 1 Year 3 and Year 4 Historians
Some of our Year 2 Historians visited Year 6 to tell the children about The Gunpowder Plot.
Year 6 after giving some excellent and well-balanced opinions on Queen Victoria’s legacy and the living conditions in a workhouse
Having Fun With History in Year 6

Having Fun With History in Year 6

Some of our Year 6 children have been recapping their past History learning on The Stone Age this week. They talked about Stonehenge and how amazing it was that 5000 years ago, people managed to make something on such a large scale, with just the tools they had…..with no electricity or machinery! The children played a game of building their own – much more mini version – of the World Heritage Site.