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Visual Arts

We love Art and Craft in our school!The six strands in the Primary School Visual Arts Curriculum are Drawing, Paint & Colour, Print, Clay, Construction and Fabric & Fibre.As you walk through the corridors and classrooms, you will see lovely art displays.We enjoy entering art competitions such as the Texaco Art Competition and also Doodle 4 Google.We also encourage local craftspeople to come in and share their expertise with the children at various times of the year.

February Fun in 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 20th February 2012 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

We have been very busy in 2nd and 3rd class over the past few weeks.  As well as completing lots of nice art and craft for Valentine’s Day, we also baked very simple (but delicious) cookies!

The children made lovely cards for their Mums and Dads!

Here are our cookies!  Each child brought a recipe home also, so they can make them with their parents!

As part of our Art lesson last week, we took a trip to the Discovery Park , to an exhibition by the students of the Community School.  We looked at their “Self-Portraits” and recognised a few faces!

As a little treat, the children had a chance to play in the playground for a short time…

Date posted: 20th February 2012 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Junior Room!

Date posted: 15th February 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

The Junior Room have been busy getting ready for Valentine’s Day.

In Art the children looked at the work of the American pop artist, Jim Dine and designed their own hearts which are very similar to his artwork here!

Take a look at their artwork below!

 The children also designed their own Valentine Character!

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be the same without a little treat! Take a look at the children baking cookies and of course decorating them with chocolate and lots of sprinkles!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Date posted: 15th February 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Art Work with 4th, 5th and 6th Class

Date posted: 7th February 2012 | Category Blog, Music, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

In art we have created lots of beautiful work in January and February. We designed wonderful stained glass windows.

We used tin foil, tracing paper and glitter to create these frosty winter branches.

 

In music we listened to The Snow is Dancing by Debussy and drew these pictures, inspired by the music.

Date posted: 7th February 2012 | Category Blog, Music, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

2nd & 3rd Class Work…

Date posted: 7th February 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

The children in 2nd & 3rd class have been learning about the human body over the past few weeks.  As well as learning the names of various bones in the body, they got the opportunity to see inside the human body and learn about the functions of various organs such as the heart and lungs.  Above you can see our skeletons and below, a model showing the inside of our bodies!

We have also been learning about magnetism in Science.  The children were given opportunities to freely explore the properties of magnets in groups.  We completed experiments to see if magnets worked through various materials.

As part of the literacy strategy introduced in primary schools over the past few weeks, the children have been learning new and interesting words each day and creating sentences with them.  Here is our word wall, showing some of the words we now know!

In Art, we studied the works of Pablo Picasso and learned about his Blue Period, Rose Period and African Inspired Period.  The children then created their own Picasso inspired works and thought of a name for their piece of art.

We also designed our own ski jackets for the wintery weather and used various textured papers to enhance our designs…..

We also completed a collage entitled “Stormy Seas and Pirate Ships” using various medium.  They are on display in the corridor, just outside our classroom.

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 7th February 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

The New Year has started off well in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 3rd February 2012 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have had lots of fun during the first month of 2012. To start off the new year we made our own New Year’s Resolutions!

In SESE, we have been learning all about the colours of a rainbow so we made our own colourful “Rainbow Clouds”

We then experimented with white light to show how it is made up of all the colours of the rainbow.

The children had great fun making “Colour Wheel Spinners” to show that when all the colours of the rainbow are blended together they will create white light too!!

       

Toys have been a central theme for us in many subject areas this month. We learned a lot about the toys from long ago. Take a look at what roller skates used to look like!

We made our own toys too! Look at our pinwheels and paper helicopters below.

We had great fun watching them spin around in the air!

Finally on the 26th January, we celebrated Australia Day with our classmates. We learned all the names of Australian animals like the possum and wombat and of course we learned sbout snakes!

Have a look at our slithering sss…snakes!

The children also enjoyed learning about Aboriginal Art in Australia which inspired us to make our own dot patterns of our handprints using cotton buds! Didn’t the children do a fantastic job in their appreciation of Aboriginal Art and Culture!

To finish the month on a high note, the children learned the words of the well known Australian song “Waltzing Matilda”. They were, as always, very enthusiastic singers and so they performed the song over the phone to Ms Wilson’s brother in Australia! They really enjoyed hearing their recorded performance and of course getting a message back from Australia saying how great they were!!

 

 

Date posted: 3rd February 2012 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |