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The Ancient Maya

 

Year 6 wrapped up their history unit on the Ancient Maya civilisation this week with a Pok-a-Tok competition and the opportunity to taste a chocolate drink made the Maya way.

 

Pok-a-Tok was a ball game played between tribes and often used to settle disputes. The Maya used face and body paint to make themselves look fierce and to intimidate the opposition.

 

Chocolate was used as currency by the Maya and was highly prized. They drank chocolate laced with chilli which some of the class were keen to try, not all were as brave and stuck to the mild version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Anacondas, Vipers, Geckos and Jaguars get ready for battle

Hot chocolate tasting after the battle

08.01.2024 Year 6 visit the Tolhouse Museum, Great Yarmouth

Year 6 spent the morning at the Tolhouse Museum to finish their Crime and Punishment unit in history. They had a fascinating but cold morning learning about the justice system through the ages and how the accused and those found guilty were treated. 
 

The children were asked to pretend they were prison inspectors and to decide if the treatment of prisoners was acceptable in Victorian prisons. They came away having decided that some was acceptable but some really wasn’t, particularly the the punishments that were metered out. 

Blofield Primary School Values

Resilience
  • "Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up" Mary Holloway
Aspirational
  • "To make a difference, you have to have large aspirations" Roshni Nadar
Kindness
  • “A little attention, a little kindness, a little thoughtfulness are worth more than all the wealth in the world.” Avijeet Das
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