Thursday, 22 September 2016

Roald Dahl Picture Competition

Last week it was Roald Dahl's 100th birthday celebration.  We all entered the drawing competition.  You can see our fantastic artworks up in the library.  Ryder won a prize and Jorja and Noah got a highly commended prize.  Wow - three people from Galaxy!  

Market Day

It was very exciting because we got a letter from David inviting us to take part in Russell Street's first market day.

We were curious to find out more.

First we started finding out about market days.  We found out that people say nice things about what was getting sold. There were really great displays so people can see everything.

Secondly we made a big mess discovering different materials that could make jewellery. After this we drew some jewellery.

Next we used lots of different types of materials to make jewellery and found out which materials would be the best to use for us.

Then we got a design brief and made our very first designs.  We have to choose one of them to make for market day.

After the holidays we are going to be making a practice one which we call a prototype.   We also need to make posters to advertise our product.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Tui Having Brunch.

Today, just now we saw a tui in the kowhai tree right outside our classroom window.  The kowhai tree has a lot of blossoms now - bright yellow flowers.  The Tui was probably in the kowhai tree because it is spring and they like sucking the flowers.  They suck the flowers to steal the nectar from inside the flowers.  They suck it up their beak like a straw.  Leila wonders do Tui eat anything else?  We are going to keep an eye on the kowhai tree and try and take a photo of the tui - it flies away very fast each time we try! 6.9.16 10:50.

Wednesday Star of the Week - 'Guess in the Bag'

Ella brought along a snow globe/glitter globe with a castle inside it.  She put this in the kete for us to guess what her special thing was.  We have had many different special things this year like; trophy, rattle snake, aeroplane, ornaments from China, jewellery box, bey blade, soft toys, a tiara, pumice, spy gadget/compass, snake puzzle, sticker of the Eiffle Tower, a silver hippo, toys and we have some more to come before the end of the term. Yesterday the castle reminded Alec of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany which many Disney castles are modelled off.  We talked about what would be good about living in this castle and what would not be good about living in this castle.