Friday, 6 July 2018

Award Winners

Congratulations to Caleb and Natalia who both received certificates at assembly today.

Caleb recieved a Challenge Taker award for changing his attitude toward coming to school.

Natalia received a runners up award for the Sustainable Bag Design Competition.

Art Exhibition

This week we showcased our artwork at the art exhibition.

Our artwork has been inspired by the work of author and illustrator Eric Carle.Before we started our art we read a lot of Eric Carle books including our favourites; The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Grouchy Ladybug and “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth.

We looked closely at the pictures and practised drawing some of the creatures we could see in his artwork.

Before we could draw our seahorses we had to make the tissue paper that we would use for the collage.  To do this we painted it many times with many different colours and used paint brushes, sponges and our fingers to create texture.

We made stencils for our seahorses and then we cut the pieces of our seahorses out of the tissue paper.  After that we stuck it all together.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Shape Monsters

This week in Maths we have been learning about shapes. Today we put all of that knowledge together to make shape monsters.

First we chose a giant shape to use for our monsters body. We had to trace around the shape and then cut it out.

Next we used smaller shapes to make the legs, eyes, nose and mouth of our monster.

At the end we described our monsters and counted the amount of different shapes we had used for our monster.

Check out our monsters:

Monday, 2 July 2018

Phases of the Moon

Today we learned about the phases of the moon.  Phases of the Moon means the different shapes of the moon that we see during different times of the month.  There are 8 phases in total but we learned about 4 today: New moon, first quarter, full moon, last quarter

We worked in small groups and were given four biscuits to represent the moon. We also had icing to demonstrate how much of the moon we could see during each of the different phases.  

When it's a new moon it is very hard to see in the sky because their isn't a lot of sun shining on the moon.  To represent the new moon we didn't put any icing on the biscuit because that showed that we can't really see the new moon.

 The next phase is the first quarter. This phase is funny because you can see more than quarter of the moon - you can see half of the moon. To represent this we spread some icing over half of our biscuit.

The next phase is the full moon. When it's a full moon you can see the whole moon. To represent this we spread icing over all of our biscuit.

The last phase that we learned about is the last quarter moon. During this phase you can see half of the moon - the half you couldn't see during the first quarter moon. To represent this we spread icing over the other half of our biscuit.