Mayan temples

In our topic work today we worked on creating Mayan temples. We used card, chalk pastels and sketching techniques in our artwork.

 

Do do you know what the temples were used for?

Athletics

In PE today we took part in lots of races. We used different equipment, such as tennis balls, bean bags and relay batons to compete in teams.

What is your favourite race?

 

Mayan cities

Today we have been learning about the different Mayan cities that were spread across Central America over 2000 yers age. We looked at the names for different buildings within the cities as well as interesting facts about them.

 

Do you know what a Mayan house was called?

Plant life cycles

 

Today we we have been learning about the life cycle of a plant. We used technical vocabulary such as pollination, shoot no photosynthesis to describe the process.

Do you know what pollination means?

Rain forest animation.

In Class 5 we have been writing play scripts and planning and creating animations about them. We based our stories on The great Kapok tree and used all of our knowledge of deforestation to write our stories.

 

Do you know much oxygen the rain forest produces for the world?

 

Mayan glyph plates

Today we made plates from clay. We researched and used Mayan glyphs to decorate our plates. These glyphs were used as part of the Mayan calendar or on bark scrolls to retell stories and record information about the stars.

Do you know how many different glyphs the Mayans used?

Scaling problems

In our Maths we have been using scaling problems linked to our Plant, Grow, Cook, Eat curriculum. We first solved problems around scaling up and scaling down different recipes, before making a fruit salad using the ingredients from our work.

What would you put in your fruit salad?

 

Multiplication families

We have been practising and using our times tables all year in Class 5. Today we used this knowledge to help us multiply larger numbers that were multiples of 10, 100 and 1000.

How would you solve 40 x 50?

Is Deforestation Ok?

Today in class we discussed  meaning of deforestation as well as the pros and cons for deforestation. We argued Why we thought it was a good thing, such as that we can use the trees to make furniture. But on the other hand, deforestation can damage the rainforest animal species habitation as well as kill animals.

What are your thoughts on deforestation?

2449pts 1st position green House
2358pts 2nd position blue House
2277pts 3rd position red House
2095pts 4th position yellow House