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.
Today we used coding to draw shapes using the Sphero robots. We drew the shape ourselves on the iPad before watching the Sphero replicate the shape. We then identified the properties of the different 2D shapes we drew.
Today we used soft pastel colours to draw various field plants such as, wheat, fox tail, Yorkshire fog and fescue. We were able to touch and look at these plants to help us to draw our very own version of these plants.