This week in Art we were drawing endangered animals and we coloured them in using the Pointillism technique. We used coloured dots and spaced them close together to show areas that are darker. We focused on tone to show areas that are lighter and darker. Some examples of animals that we drew were turtles, cheetahs, dolphins, polar bears and snow leopards.
In Science we were planting seeds in sand and soil and some people planted theirs in a light area and the other half of the class were planting theirs in the dark. The aim was to see if the plants would grow in the light or dark better. We were also trying to discover if the plants will grow in the different conditions of sand and of soil. We are going to water the plants each day using a cup with a marker on it to show how much water to add in so that the experiment is fair.
In Numeracy we did a problem where 8 people stood in a circle and said a number in order from 1 up to 13. Whoever says number 13 goes back to their seat and it continues as the next person starts from 1 again. You have to go round the circle clockwise. The problem was that you could make yourself win every time but we had to work out how this was happening. We worked out that to get the same person to win every time they had to stand 2 people away from the person starting the game, anti-clockwise.
In Social Studies, we were learning animal adaptations and how some animals change the way they live or what they do to suit their environment. We learned that the desert tortoise adapts to live in the desert by trying to get water from what it eats. A camel takes a sip of water every 7 hours and has 2 lumps on its back. We thought that the lumps were to store water but it’s actually to store fat. Camels can actually last a week or more without water. They also have hair inside their ears to stop the sand from being blown in their ears. Penguins have black feathers to absorb the heat from the sun.