YEAR 5: PROJECT BASED LEARNING

How can we create a museum for the furture?

During this half term, each year 5 class studied a different civilisation of the ancient world - using internet research, primary sources and artefacts to explore the key themes of the civilisations of Ancient Islam, the Ancient Maya and Benin. Children discovered how artefacts are central to our understanding of the past and went on to create their very own replica artefacts from these civilisations using a range of materials and undertaking the design and making processes independently. Finally, having researched the historical importance of their chosen artefact, students recorded a short summary of the artefact to inform visitors to our virtual museum.

Machu Picchu

Click the links below to see hand-made replicas and hear
information about the following artefacts from ancient Maya:

 

Mayan chocolate cup

Pocatoc hoop

Mayan Codex

Jade Death Mask

Mayan jewellery

Mayan Pyramid (Part 1) & (Part 2)

Mayan Calendar

Cacao Cup

Mayan bowl

Mayan bowl

Mayan cup

Mayan bowl

Snowdon

Click the links below to see hand-made replicas and hearinformation about the following artefacts from
the Benin Kingdom:

Beads

Benin Bronzes

Brass heads

Clay pots

Leopards

Masks

Snakes

Matterhorn

Click the links below to see hand-made replicas and hear information about the following artefacts from Early Islamic Civilisation:

Pen box

Painted wall fragments

Dragon Jug 1

Dragon Jug 2

Gold Wine Bowl

Golden Lyre

Mosque Lamp 1

Standard

Mosque Lamp 2

Helmet

Queen's Lyre

Cylinder Seal

Astrolabe

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