We have recently completed our study of
Reflection, Translation and Rotation in Mathematics.
Or in other words, flip, slide, turn!
We also designed tessellating patterns and perspectives!
Here are some of our efforts.
This unit was a lot of fun and enjoyed by all.
We hope you enjoy watching our videos! Please feel free to leave a comment!
Today we had the privilege of going to the Melbourne Museum. Our librarian organised our excursion as part of our Book Week activities. We were able to take the i-pads to capture our journey. The purpose of our journey was to learn about Australian History, so the First People’s exhibit was perfect. Here we learnt about Indigenous Australians – their history, customs, culture and artwork! We were so excited. From there we moved to the Forest Gallery, where we saw nature at its very best, viewing many small bugs, insects and birds in their natural habitat. Our next stop was the Science and Life gallery where we viewed dinosaurs, bugs, underwater creatures and animals in the wild. This was very interesting and certainly captured our imagination. We also saw the Dynamic Earth exhibit. We put on our 3-D glasses and were transported to a land of earthquakes and underwater eruptions. We really enjoyed this exhibit. Our final stop was the Melbourne Story gallery. Here we were able to relive the history of Melbourne, and it brought back much of what we had studied in Term One. It was an enjoyable and very educational day.
Excursion to the Melbourne Museum on PhotoPeach
What do you think? What was the best part of today’s excursion?
What were two new things you discovered today?
Write back and tell me. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Look at this photo.
What do you think it is showing?
Do you think these are huge potholes in the road?
Do you think this might be a dangerous road for cars to drive on?
Could cars be damaged if they hit this pothole?
Now, have a look at the next photo:
Did you work it out?
Yes, they are re-positional potholes!
Why do you think the traffic authorities
would want to use these on a highway?
Now, think about what problems these re-positional potholes might solve.
Could they actually create more problems on the road?
Now watch these short videos on the Google car:
Now, think about what problems the Google car might solve.
Could the Google car actually create more problems on the road?
Write back and tell me what you think?
Try to convince your readers about how
either of these two new innovations could resolve some traffic problems,
or perhaps even create more!
As part of our healthy eating topic, we designed some plates for art.
We piled them full of proteins, carbohydrates, vegetables and salads.
We used crepe paper to design the food on our plates.
We enjoyed completing this art activity.
When we finished, we wrote our poetry, to reflect what we had learnt!
We hope you enjoy reading our poetry, and viewing our art.
Don’t forget to watch the video on the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables
at the start of this slide show.
After watching the YouTube video on ‘What a wonderful world’ by Louis Armstrong, we reflected on the beauty of our world. Looking through a window, what did we see?
Beautiful colours of the earth and the heavens.
We then created our “shaving cream” art piece using shaving cream and poster paint.
We had a lot of fun creating this art piece, even though it was so messy.
We didn’t know what designs we would end up with until we turned the paper over!
What we ended up with were some very abstract art pieces!
When they were dry, we had to decide what shapes we would cut our art piece into; then we measured and cut the art piece into the different shapes.
Below is our interpretation of looking through a window and seeing the beautiful colours and shapes of the world around us.
Looking through the window of each art piece, what can you see?
Look closely because there are so many hidden shapes and animals. Look closely!
This is our interpretation of the Beauty of the Heavens.
This artwork took us a few weeks to complete. First we used watercolor paints on waterproof paper to paint how we saw the heavens. We sprinkled salt over the painting so that it absorbed the excess water. When it was dry we brushed off as much of the salt as we could, then did our “splatter” to signify the stars. We waited a few days for our paintings to dry again. We then created our Earth (black mountains) to signify watching the heavens from Earth. We really enjoyed this activity.
We hope you enjoy our interpretations! Remember to turn up your speakers!
The Beauty of the Heavens – Our Interpretation on PhotoPeach
In Maths we have been trying to master using a compass. It’s not as easy as it sounds!
We first started by practising drawing circles in different sizes. We then discovered that if we moved the point of the compass to a previous outside line of a circle, we could draw different shapes – for example, petals and semi-circles. As we became more confident with using the compass, we started to overlap circles. The end results are all different, depending on our expertise with the compass. We hope you enjoy our show.
Circle Art on PhotoPeach
In maths this week the students from our class have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and how to enlarge and reduce them to scale. We all had to decide on which name or nickname we were going to use. We had to use graph paper to design our name in block letters. After that, we had to create a shadow for each letter to create a 3D effect. We used a scale of 1:2 to enlarge our name. We also blocked a shadow on the enlargement. Some people then even tried to reduce their name to a scale of 1:.5. This was harder to do but some succeeded.
We discovered that even though our names were doubled in size the angles of each letter stayed the same. In other words, the angles were not enlarged even though the letters were enlarged.
This was a fun activity and we really enjoyed it. The results are fantastic as you can see below. Well Done Everyone!
Jordan and Kyle
Enlarging our Names on PhotoPeach
Thanks everyone for your fantastic efforts yesterday.
You all did an awesome job attempting our very first ‘tangled pattern’.
Follow the link to view everyone’s work. Make sure you turn up your speakers!