Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Mayan Topic Sizzling Starter visit to Chiquitos


Fantastic Fajitas!!!

To start our Mayan topic with a bang, Year 6 visited Chiquitos restuarant in Hatfield to sample traditional cuisine from the Mesoamerican region.  We tucked into Fajitas, Tacos, Enchiladas and many other delights.

The chef very kindly offered to demonstrate how to make salsa following a traditional recipe from Central American. 


Marvellous Mayan Murals

As part of our Mayan topic we have investigated the Bonampak Murals which date back to 800 AD.  These amazing paintings were found in an archaeological site in the Mexican state of Chiapas. In  addition to being amongst the most well-preserved Maya   murals, the Bonampak murals are noteworthy for debunking early assumptions that the Maya were a peaceful culture of mystics, as the murals clearly depict war and human sacrifice. 

We have created out murals depicting life at Cunningham Hill so that the historians can learn about our weird and wonderful ways.  What can you learn about our school from the murals?