Accomplished this week: 1. exploring the apps on the new ipads (thanks Home and School!) - check out the Jellyband video/song made by Sam and Rayden - we also had fun with Photobooth, Sock Puppets, Puppet Pals and more!
2. reading and writing about famous explorers - we are entering the Doodle for Google 2013 competition for which the theme is "If I was an explorer I would..." so we thought it would be interesting to find out about some of the amazing and brave explorers who have made history with their adventures. We have written small biographies which we will publish in the first week back. Watch this space for info about Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark, Marco Polo, Neil Armstrong, Roald Amundsen, Zheng He and more!
3. Mrs Shepherd was here on Wednesday and we spent the morning exploring (yes, again, more exploring!) the world of shapes - we created some really cool 3-d shapes from net templates and practised our drawing of 3-d shapes using isometric paper - these activities were good exercises in persistence and reflection and self-control!
4. Year Fives had their final session of arts@Edendale with rakau with Mrs Coyle, while the Year Sixes finished their drama session with Mrs Whitson-Morris - lots of fun! Here you can see the Year Fives working with their partner to create their own pattern of movements - they are trying to remember their pattern and be in time together while making the movements (some are also trying to be in time with the music) - good effort everyone!
5. Many of us finished our 3-d illusion 'tubes' - don't they look fantastic?
Have a great break everyone!