Claremont Primary and Nursery School

A Brighter Future for Everyone


Today is a bank holiday. I have added work to the page should you wish to complete it but this is entirely optional and your choice.



Usually on a Friday, you would have a spelling lesson. So, your English work today is to visit and work on any spelling rules you feel you need to. After you have had a practice, ask an adult at home to test you on 10 of the words you have been working on. 



Your arithmetic practice can't be forgotten! 

Here is an arithmetic test to complete in 30 minutes. 



Masks played an important role Maya culture. They were made for a variety of occasions and purposes. They were even used to decorate temples! 


Event masks were often inspired by animals; they were vibrant and colourful. The Mayas believed the animals represented the spirits. For example, jaguars were associated with strong kings. 




Death masks were used to protect the wearer on their journey to the afterlife. The death mask of King Pakal is one of the most famous Maya artefacts. Pakal ruled the city of Palenque for 68 years. During this time, the city grew in wealth. Each mask was hand made and inspired by the maker's own imagination. Jade, a precious stone, was used because it symbolised the soul.



Today, I would like you to create your own Maya mask. This could be inspired by the animal spirits or by the use of Jade. Use the documents below to support.