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YR5 Macaw Class News @FP

As part of our History topic, Year 5 have been learning all about the Mysterious Mayan’s! We had a look at Mayan weaving in DT as we explored different patterns and materials. We learnt that for Mayan people, weaving represents a tie to the past and to their ancient traditions. Mayan women used traditional methods such cotton, wool and silk as well as using natural dyes. The children had a go at designing their own pattern and then creating it using the ‘cardboard circle weaving’ technique. They worked incredibly hard and understood the hard labour this ancient civilization had to take part in, in order to earn a living.

Here are some wonderful examples of the children’s work.