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