Year 3 Mayan Day

Year 3 had a very interesting visitor to kick-start the second section of this term’s topic: ‘I’m a Mayan, get me out of here!’ Complete with traditional Mayan headdress, face-paint and costume, our guest gave us a fun and interesting introduction to Mayan culture. We learnt about the Mayan number system; about their Gods and religious rituals; participated in a live acting out of their creation story; recreated dramas about their favourite sports and found out about their most popular sacrifices.

Can you count to ten in Mayan?

Do you know why maize was so important to these people?

Do you why and how Mayans caused their children to become permanently cross-eyed?

Ask a year 3 child to find out!