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Mayan Museum Trip

Purple Class had a fantastic opportunity last week to finish off our Mayan topic by visiting the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology!

It is a great museum that has a large range of artefacts from a variety of cultures from around the world. Purple Class were taught about the largest Mayan stone carving and the king whose face is carved into it - can anyone remember his name?

We also were able to hold and look at real Mayan artefacts including an ocarina, cacao seeds, insense and obsydian. Then, the children were split up into groups and needed to walk around the museum to find other artefacts from Day of the Dead celebrations to a necklace made of jaguar teeth!

Once we had visited the museum, we took a short walk round the corner to the Fitzwilliam museum and learned the story of a young boy becoming a pirate through paintings! It fitted in well with our topic of the Spanish invading Mexico and the children thoroughly enjoyed trying to match the painting to the story.