Over the week, all the children in Year Five have been bringing together their existing knowledge of the Mayans (from our guided reading sessions with The Chocolate Tree and the Hero Twins) and independent and group research. Part of the task was to use the range of non-fiction books to write facts, aiming for note form, on slips of paper. In the following lesson these pieces of information were grouped and sorted.
The outcome for this teaching sequence was the children writing a paragraph about a selection of the facts. Next week, they will be working in groups again to form a presentation on their area of the research into the Ancient Mayans.