Summer 2 – The Mayan Civilisation
During Summer 2 the children will find out about where and when the remains of the Mayan civilisation was discovered and how the society developed over time. They will study the city states and how society was organised. The children will research religion and beliefs, everyday life, calendars and writings and finally the decline of the civilisation.
Spring 2 – Anglo Saxons and Picts
This half term the children will investigate why the Saxons invaded and where the early Anglo Saxons settled. They will find out about the mystery of the empty Saxon grave at Sutton Hoo, the coming of Christianity and village life.
Autumn 2 – Ancient Greeks
In the second half of this term we will be studying the Ancient Greeks and how they have influenced us today. We will identify that many Greek words have English origins and investigate the similarities and differences between the Greek alphabet and our alphabet today. We will compare ancient Greek schools with schools today and find out about Greek architecture and how it has influences our buildings today. We will discover how ancient Greek scholars have contributed to our knowledge and understanding of the world and evaluate the contributions of the ancient Greeks to life today, including the Olympic games, both ancient and modern.