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Hola Mexico

 

This half term our topic is Hola Mexico. We will be learning about Mexican festivals, the Mayan civilization, Mexican cuisine and the geography of the country. All of our writing this half term will be based around this topic and we will be writing: postcards, invitations, stories, instructions and poetry.

Here are some useful wesbites to give you more information on the topic.

http://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/country-close-up/case-study-mexico/

 

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries/mexico.html

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/the-mayans

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Hola Mexico Topic Overview

Topic words

 

Children are expected to learn the spelling and meaning of the following words and use them in their writing. They link to out topic 'Hola Mexico'.

 

Mexico

Mexican flag

Desert

Cactus

Tortilla

Guacamole

Burrito

Fajita

Taco

Chilli

Mariachi band

Day of the dead

Maya glyphs

Maya temple

Maya stelae

Maya deity

Festival

Civilisation

Chihuahuan Desert

Legend

Uxmal

Chichen Itza

Tulum

Copan

El Castillo

 

 

Class book

 

Our class book this half term is Holes by Louis Sachar. Here is the blurb:

Stanley Yelnats, a boy who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great- great-grandfather, is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp, for a crime he did not commit. Stanley and the other boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt every day. Stanley eventually realizes that they are digging these holes because the Warden is searching for something. As Stanley continues to dig holes and meet the other boys at the camp, the narrator intertwines three separate stories to reveal why Stanley's family has a curse and what the Warden is looking for.

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