Month: August 2021

Week 5: Prep – Setting the scene for our characters

These drawings were of characters and creatures, both real and imagined. In week 5, students created a background or setting for the little sculptures that they will make when we are back at school. When designing these backgrounds, they thought about the creatures or characters they designed at school. Students wondered where these characters lived …

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Year 4 Camp

As part of our inquiry into museums, we have been exploring natural and personal artifacts. We understand that there are different types of museums and our camp to Sovereign Hill highlighted what we can learn from a living museum. This week the students of Year 4 attended a two night, three day camp in Ballarat …

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Discovering the language of the drum.

Finding your own contemplative space to explore creative ideas is a positive aspect to online learning at home. From the individual student responses to the Seesaw Drumming Activities I could see what an inspiring impact the drumming program has had. Many students demonstrated their understanding of Kofi’s drumming patterns, while others chose to discover their …

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Buon appetito!

Since returning onsite the students in years prep-2 have been enjoying sharing stories about ‘piatti speciali’ (special dishes) made by family members. Inspired by the much loved Italian children’s song, Le tagliatelle di nonna Pina, we have talked about our favourite foods made with love by members of our famiglia. Cooking for family and friends …

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Museums

Museums use artifacts to tell stories about people from the present and the past. Students have continued to investigate artifacts and objects that tell stories from the students past and present.  We asked students to show us a series of artifacts that tell the story about themselves.  What artifacts would you display to tell the …

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The body: inspired by the collage cut-out drawings of Henri Matisse

Last week, both on-line and when we returned to school, we furthered our exploration into our understanding of the body through the paper cut out drawings of Henri Matisse! Last week we drew the body inspired by Picasso and his continuous line drawings. This week we were inspired by the paper cut out collages of …

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