Saturday, October 10, 2015

Looking Back at Term 3

Wow! Term 3 was filled with lots of busy and exciting learning!
Find out what we got up to!

The term ended with a ROARRRRRR! as Room 4 performed the dance "Lion sleeps tonight" in the school production -"A Weekend in the Library".  The children stepped up and danced the best they have ever danced.  Well done Room 4, I am very proud of you.




Van Gogh Art
The famous artist we studied in Term 3 was Vincent Van Gogh.
We looked at his art works and used his very famous "Sunflower" art as inspiration for creating our collage sunflowers.
We explored how to add texture into our work by scratching, dabbing, flicking and sponging the paint.


Art Gallery Visit
Earlier in the term, we got on the bus and travelled to the Art Gallery to learn about Elizabeth Thomson.  

Then we created our own moths! 

Check out the video below:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Photography

Room 4 children have been doing portrait photography with Ms Shilling.  Watch the slideshow below to see the portraits the children took.  Which do you like?
  
Where's the water?
Our topic this term was called: Where's the water?   
We have been learning about water as a liquid, solid (ice) and gas (water vapour).  We have also learnt about evaporation and condensation.  Check out the song below as all of these concepts come together in the Water Cycle.

Move It - Gymnastics
This term in PE, we have been doing the Move it programme which focusses on Gymnastics skills.  Check out the video below to see some of the skills we have been learning to do.



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Yay! Check out our Picasso Faces!
We have finally finished our art.  
Look closely- can you see two faces, eyes that look in different directions?



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Room 4 Blog!

Welcome to Room 4.  

I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning.Our Theme is Our Footprint...

Term 1 Highlights

Here are some of our learning highlights from Term 1.

Tadpoles and Frogs

In Room 4 we have successfully watched the transformation of our tadpoles into frogs.  We now have 3 very cute, fly eating, tiny frogs.


Estuary Trip

We had a fantastic morning exploring the Te Puna Estuary.  We have learnt alot about the animals that live in this special habitat.
Here are some of the things we discovered:



                                                   

Swimming

During Term 1, our PE focus was swimming.  At the swimming sports Room 4 children put on an awesome display of the skills we have been working on.  One of these skills was called "Pat the Dog".
Learn more about this skill, click here:  Pat the Dog

Picasso Portraits

We have started crayon and dye portraits which have been inspired by Picasso.  We will finish these fantastic pictures next term.
Learn more about Picasso, click here:  Picasso