On Friday, most of Year 3 from our class and Year 4 from Mr Piggott’s class went to the Junior Touch Gala Day, so we had Year 2,3,4 and 5 in our classroom. A brilliant day with everyone getting along and producing some great work.
As part of the day S1/2W were given the iPads and asked to come up with some extraordinary enhancements of their kangaroos.This is the result from some of them.
Mrs Tolhurst is the visiting teacher in our classroom at the moment and we have been learning about one of Australia’s magnificent animals – the kangaroo.
On Thursday we had many groups happening at once.Dot painting of kangaroos was a favourite. We were able to admire the elegance of Aboriginal dot painting in its many forms, and then we made our own. Other activities included book research on the Kangaroo, supplemented with research on the internet to fill out a graphic organiser that will eventually lead to an information text about Kangaroos.Others created a kangaroo habitat using art rage as their images they create will be inserted into their final piece of work.While the last group took photos of their dot painted kangaroo and created a word photo using the iPads.
The best part was how all of the students co-operated and helped each other to have a truly memorable day.
Thank you Mrs Tolhurst.
On Monday afternoons we have been fortunate to have had Mrs Nicole Dunn (speech therapist) come into our room to help us with our descriptive writing. The activity we did this week was lots of fun. We had drawn a monster and then written a description of it. We needed to read our description to our partner who then needed to draw it. Next we compared our drawings to see how they were similar. Great way of checking on our descriptive writing.
As part of our Australian studies we are looking at significant places in Australia. Uluru stands out for more than one reason.
Today we made a gorgeous art work depicting the many colours of the rock. We blended different colours to give it a natural lighting effect.
Some of us then used the app , photo mappo, to find out whereabouts Uluru is situated in Australia. Enjoy.
Part of our maths syllabus is to create repeating patterns (recognise, copy and continue patterns with objects or symbols , describe a repeating pattern of objects or symbols in terms of a ‘number’ pattern ) and so we used various methods of doing this to create a 3 pattern. Some students used minecraft to create various patterns, some loom bands, some paper crafts, some drawing and some using various apps and computer programs. They were allowed to choose whatever method they liked to use. Lots of fun