Friday, December 11, 2015

'In a Reefton Summer Garden' - Celebration of Learning 2015

The culmination of the school year is our Celebration of Learning, where achievements are recognised and arts items are show-cased.

In B4, the students came up with their ideas and 

We are proud to present our item:
'In a Reefton Summer Garden'

What did you enjoy about our item?

View items from other classes here

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Playing with Periscopes

At our school, during Terms 2 and 4, we usually have a learning focus on science and technology.
This term, we started with a science unit on Light and Colour.

Then we had a technology challenge!

We remembered the work we had done on the First World War in Term 1's Social Studies (here and here). The soldiers used periscopes in the trenches to see over the top.

Charlee brought her toy periscope.

We watched a video about making a periscope.

After our periscopes were made, we tried them out in the playground.

After a bit of tweaking, it was time to finish camouflaging our periscopes, ready for our game of hide-and-seek!

Have you ever used a periscope?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Creative Costumes

We've been busy practising our item and creating our costumes for the end-of-year Celebration of Learning.
We've been using the Key Competencies of 
Participating and Contributing, 
and Relating to Others 
to get the job done.

Butterflies ...

a sun ...

fairy wands ...

a dog bone ...

a toadstool ...

worms ...

a fly in a web ...


Are you intrigued by our costumes and props?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Calendar Art - Dada Style

Our learning in art with Mrs. W. this term is based around the Dada art movement. 
The Dada art movement began in 1916 in Zurich, in response to the horror of World War 1.
The artists created nonsense art from all kinds of materials that aimed to shock people. They meant to shock people, and to make people rethink items around us so that we might rethink the world.
Our calendar pages are photo montages designed to reflect our identity.

What would you include in a montage?