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.
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?
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?
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.
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.