We finally created our installation for the Specialist showcase and it looked amazing! The hardest part was working out how we wanted to arrange our work. We had to work together as a class and we decided that we were going to arrange them in order from largest to smallest. After taking some time to work this out we used blue tack to stand our totem poles on the tables. Did you see our work at the showcase? if not you can have a look at the pictures below and tell us what you think.
We were so happy to see so many families come to see the work of students on display at the Specialist Showcase this year. Parents and students were able to come into the Art rooms and participate in a variety of activities such as mindfulness Mandala colouring, Pop Art murals painting, bubble art and experimental painting using mineral paper and inks. Everyone had a great time spending time together and making some very creative Art. Some of the Pop Art Murals from the night of the showcase still need some work. If you want to help finish them come to Art club during blue school timetable at lunchtime and give us a hand to finish them. See below for the pictures of what kids and families created.
Were you at the Specialist Showcase last week?! It was a huge success and was fantastic to see so many parents coming down with us to see the highlights of our specialist classes. Hopefully you had a look at the Gallery while you were there because we had a great showcase of student work ranging from Term 1 to Term 3. It was like walking through a sea of colour and creativity! If you didn’t get a chance to see the gallery, or you want to see some of it again, check out the gallery pictures in this blog. There’s also some great pictures of some of us and our parents enjoying the art activities. It was pretty busy at times in the art rooms, so hopefully everyone who came a long had a chance to participate. Grade 1s and 2s had already done the activities in Miss Kirk’s room, so they were great teachers on the night to those of us that hadn’t done them before! In Miss Thomas’ room, there was painting happening for a secret picture, which she will shortly be revealing! Please enjoy these pictures!
Throughout this week, our class learnt about the smart and responsible use of technology as part of eSmart Week.
“This week I learnt that you can’t tell anyone your password even if they’re your best friend and they promise not to tell anyone, don’t tell them.” – Zain
“This week I learnt that online cyber bullying is really bad and that you should report them.” – Miguel
“This week I learnt thst you should never tell anyone your password.” – Aaron
“I made an eSmart hero that can stop people from cyber bullying.” – Alec
“This week I learnt that online bullying is really bad.” – Tiana
“This week I learnt about eSmart Week, it includes technology. We all got into a group and coded. We also made our own eSmart hero.” – Eeshal
“This week I learnt that you have to keep your password to yourself.” – Lucas
“Do not share your password.” – Aydin
“Don’t show anyone my password” – Mansirat
“Keep your security up to date.” – Jason
“We made an eSmart hero, mine was named Hero X.” – Elijah
“This week I learnt that you need to look after your passwords safe and I enjoyed making my eSmart hero even coding.” – Samia
“This week I made an eSmart hero that keeps people safe from cyber bullying.” – Briana
“This week I enjoyed coding with my group. We worked as a team.” – Maria
“This week I have learnt that you need to keep your passwords, usernames and accounts safe.” – Imogen
We have been curious about installations and what kind of art works they are. We have discovered that Installations are artworks that becomes part of a space or an environment and can be made by one or more artists. We made Totem poles out of tubes that represent each one of us and we plan on creating a class installation using everyone’s artwork. We were inspired by the Aboriginal memorial Totem pole installation at the National Gallery of Australia. We hope our installation demonstrates our ability to work as a team and our school values of respect, responsibility and achievement. Look out for our installation around the school, it will be finished soon.
During Book Week, we celebrated ‘Food from Everywhere’ by sharing dishes from different cultures with the rest of the class. This was such an engaging experience as it allowed some of our classmates to taste food from another culture for the first time! We were able to enjoy and appreciate the flavours from around the world! After enjoying the feast, we showed our curiosity by asking questions about the food.
“I wonder when this dish was first made?”
“What ingredients are in this food?”
“Would this still taste good if I added more ingredients to it?”
“Why do countries have different types of food?”
Indian vegetable string rolls
Portugese custard tarts
Filipino noodles (pancit)
In Grade 3 and 4 Art we’ve had a look at an Indigenous artwork known as the Aboriginal Memorial. Have a look at the picture above to see the installation; does it make you curious to know more?
We have had heaps of great wonderings from this image:
“I wonder why it looks like an Aboriginal Rain stick? Are we going to make our own and put them around the school?” – Cooper, 3F
“It looks like water pipes, are they cardboard, or pipes? What would happen if water spills on it? What would happen to them? It reminds me of a didgeridoo. I wonder why there is different designs because I notice that the sides have similarities and differences. Is it indoor?” – Mustafa, 3F
“Did you take the photo or is it off the internet? Is it bamboo? Who designed it? Who was the first indigenous person to die?” – Solomon, 3F
“Where is it? Why are there little holes? Where are they? Why are some thick and some skinny? Can you touch them? Where does the path go?” Ramin, 3F
“Did we do this on Better Buddies Day? I wonder why some of them are tall and some of them are short, and why there are rocks?” – Solomon, 3F
“Why are some of the patterns cut out? What was the date it was made?” –Shivya, 3F
“Is it a path?” –Zeynep, 3F
“I wonder they are different shapes and sizes?” – Maeesha
“I wonder why all of them are different and have different looks and why did they make it?” – Peter, 3F
“I wonder why they are inside?” – Taylor, 3F
“What happens when they get wet?” – Jessica, 3F
“I wonder how big they are.” – Simrat, 3F
“Who was fighting?” – Kovidh, 3F
The more we asked, the more we wanted to know! We are still finding out more about the image each time we go to Art, and we are creating our own!
Please enjoy some of our work so far and look out for the finished pieces in the next few weeks.
You can find more information about the Memorial here: https://nga.gov.au/AboriginalMemorial/home.cfm
PROBLEM!!! There was a massive earthquake at Aitken Creek Primary School and the only way to safety is to make our way to the gym. But there is a big problem! The earthquake split the ground between our classes and the gym. We must come up with a solution and invent something that will allow us to get from one side of split, to the gym.
Together with our buddies, we joined into small groups to design and create a way to safety. We worked together to share our ideas and create our masterpiece! We had so much fun being creative! Some of our creations include a fly fox, a bridge, a tight rope, a ladder, and monkey bars.
Wow! What a fantastic tournament that was. Dodgeball certainly brought out the best in the students. It was great to see everyone displaying the school values. After the round robin games we had a finals tournament.The games were:
1st place trophy: Ms Murray’s class vs Ms Ashby’s class
3rd place trophy: Ms Kichakov’s class vs Ms Huntly’s class
5th place trophy: Ms Mayor’s class vs Mr Borrell’s class
After a fierce battle, and coming down to the last two students, it was Ms Murray’s class that prevailed and took out 1st place. Not only did her class display great game specific skills they should also be commended for their teamwork and cooperation. Well done! The rest of the results are below.
1st: Ms Murray
2nd: Ms Ashby
3rd: Ms Huntly
4th: Ms Kichakov
5th: Ms Mayor
6th: Mr Borrell
Also, we gave out our Sportsperson awards. Teachers were looking for students who were constantly showing all of the school values throughout the tournament. One of the most coveted and highly respected awards in the Craigieburn and Victorian community, there was obviously very fierce competition for these. Although the awards are still laminated there is talk that next time they could come in the form of a plaque, or maybe even a statue! But most importantly these students have earned the respect of their peers and teachers. They are:
Congratulations to all participants and stay tuned for when our next sport is announced!