In our class we’ve been learning about the bird of Sikhi, which is the raven. We have been watching quite a few videos about ravens and we read information and learnt how smart and clever these birds actually are. These birds even rated as high in intelligence as the dolphins and chimpanzees. Did you know that ravens can play tricks on other birds or humans and they can speak human too? Some of these birds will play even dead, just to get your attention!
Because the crow looks very similar to the raven, we read information about the crow too and made a comparison and found that the two birds have small differences, such as the thickness of the beak, the size of the wingspan and tail-shape.
During our English lessons, we focused on factual writing and completed some non-chronological reports and some haiku poems. Writing haiku poems was a challenge, as we had to follow the ‘rule’ of 5,7,5 syllables.
In Art, we developed our drawing and shading skills. First we practised a variety of shading techniques, such as horizontal lines, vertical lines, hatching and crosshatching. Next, we looked at bird images and drew our bird. Then we used our favourite shading technique to shade our bird.