During the first two weeks of Art we created our classroom agreements which reflect our school values. We worked in teams and came up with ideas about how to best reflect the school values in our art room. In addition we have begun designing our ‘Identity’ paper sculptures. The sculptures will be created with the letters of our names and the designs on them will be abstract designs made of line, shape and colours that represent our personalities. Keep watching this blog for our amazing work!
Is it Autumn or Spring?
Grade 4B have been working hard blending coloured pencils to create artworks that explore the changes in the seasons. Look at the picture straight on and they are bit confusing, but view them from a different angle and a different season is represented.
What do you think? How can you tell which season they drew? What changes do you notice?
Fantastic job Grade 4!
Las week we had a fantastic time at ACPS showcasing our work in Art, Performing Arts and Spanish.
During Term 1 students were very dedicated and learnt songs, dances or organised displays.
On Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch time many students gathered at the courtyard to watch some performances and then have a dance. It was fantastic to see older students being so helpful and showing real leadership by undertaking some tasks, dancing and playing safely with younger students. Both days were a bit sunny and it was so much fun to dance outside!
On Thursday we had our dress up parade! It was fantastic to see so many creative costumes!
During session 5, the entire school got together at the Gym to enjoy some samples of the performances students from Red and Blue group have prepared. It was fantastic, all performers were enthusiastic and displayed their best work. students watching the performances also showed their school values by being attentive listeners and encouraging the performers by clapping and cheering. It was a great whole-school event. Thanks to the parents that attended the event.
The displays were colourful and everybody had a positive comment about how the gym looked.
In 4B Spanish and Art we have been collaborating and we had a really fun filled unit about masks, Carnaval and Spanish-speaking countries.
In Art each student was allocated a country (so we could represent all of the countries and not only the most famous ones). We observed the flags and we had to plan a design that represented in a way the flag of that country to paint and decorate our mask. We practised painting, mixing and detailing skills. We used different materials such as acrylic paint, glitter, gems, feathers, etc.
In Spanish we made signs to label our work. We researched the capital of the country we represented and described the colours of the flag.
Here are some pictures! You can see our finished work on display near Ms Murray’s office.
What do you think about our work?
During term 1 we leant about how Carnaval is celebrated across the Spanish-speaking world and worked very hard preparing to celebrate it in term 2!
We are proud that we are working across different subjects to make sure our school looks fantastic and we have great performances to showcase what we have learnt.
During week 2 there will be a number of performances during lunch times and the special event in on Thursday April 21! The whole school will meet at the gym during session 5, and parents are welcome to attend too!
Students can dress up on Thursday for the fiesta and dress up parade. Bring happy colourful clothes or costumes!
Thanks to Sirin and Tanya from 5C for their wonderful artwork for the poster.
This term is so much fun!
Preparing for Carnaval in year 3 we are making flags using calico material. Our flags present different colours, shapes and patters that represent the happiness of Carnaval. You will see them around the school and in our classrooms.
In year 4 we are designing colourful and creative costumes and dresses using different materials.
In year 4C we are putting together a recycled drumming band.
Currently putting together our final tunes getting inspired on this video. ¡Muy, muy bien, fenomenal!
CLIL (Content and Language based Learning)
In Year 4B we are participating in a pilot program in which our teachers Miss Kirk (art) and Señor Garcia (Spanish) are teaching us together and we are using a lot of instructions in Spanish as we are making máscaras / masks using different materials and representing the 21 Spanish-speaking countries.
Read more updates and what we are doing in other grades in our Spanish class blog.
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From Ms. Garcia and students.