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Take One Picture - Tulip Fields by Claude Monet

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To begin our Take One Picture project, we were given a picture that was cut up in to a jigsaw. We had to assemble the picture and explain what we could see. Looking at the picture, we could see that there was a house and a windmill on a field covered by flowers. Then, we had to try and guess what we thought the picture was called. 
After learning that Claude Monet was the artist, we used the iPad to research and learn more about him. We discovered that he founded French impressionism. 

Learning and applying the techniques of impressionism

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We also learnt that Monet liked to paint outside in order to capture the natural light. Using our school pond as a stimulus, we applied our knowledge of impressionism and used water colours to recreate a picture of our pond. 

 

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For Geography, we have learnt about the continents of the world. We learnt that there are 7 continents of the world. Tulip Fields is based on a setting in Holland. As a result, we focused on the continent of Europe and used atlases to label all the countries. Then, we researched about Holland and worked in groups to present our learning on to a PowerPoint presentation. Finally, we presented our learning to the rest of the class. 

 

Science

As our picture has a windmill in it, we have been learning about wind energy in Science. We have learnt that: 

 

  • Wind is caused by the sun heating the air. The hot hair rises and is replaced by cold air which rushes in to fill the space. 
  • It's winder when you're near taller buildings because of the up and down draft. 
  • To maximise the potential use of wind energy, we need to find areas which have the most wind. 

 

The last point led to our investigation which was to find the best place in the school for a wind turbine. However, in order to find this out, we needed to make anemometers (which are used to measure the wind speed). Then, we used our anemometers to measure the speed of wind in 3 different locations around the school. We did this on four different days and then worked out the average. 

 

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