As part of our Maya topic in History, we had a visit from a Maya warrior called Big Nose.

We had a fantastic day! We learnt about different aspects of Maya life: what they wore, what they ate, their numbers and even some different ways the Maya sacrificed people to please the gods!

We took part in drama activities in groups acting out Maya stories; how to prepare the most important drink from Maya times (chocolatl); a Maya ball game called Pok-a-Tok; and how to prepare a body for burial.

There were Maya artefacts for us to look at and we thought about what they might have been used for, and what clues they gave us about Maya life.

We ended the day all together acting out the Maya creation story. Did you know the Maya believed the first people were made from corn?

What a great start to our new History topic!

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