Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Production Preview

Here we are during our production practice today - improving all the time.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Art Appreciation

Some reviews of the Deep Freeze art piece at the Art Roadshow.

I liked the Deep Freeze art because the picture up close looked like the artist had thrown the paint on. But when you looked at it from far away it looked real. The streams wove their way through the mountains. The picture  has lots of detail from the blobs of paint, also he has used a lot of colours. It really catches in your eye. Neil Frazer has done an amazing job.  Lilly

 I like this painting because it looks like Neil Frazer just splashed all the paint onto the canvas. I like the blue and whites he used. The art man said that he put the mountains on a slope because it naturally draws your eyes down through the painting. Over the side I like the look of the drips coming off from a pond. I also like this painting because it is something I can relate to because I go to the snow quite a lot. This was definitely my favourite thing in the art van. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Winter Tournament

Maggie's sentence:
 I was so cold, that when my laces came undone and I tripped up and grazed my hands and made my knee bleed, I didn't even feel it!! But I can tell you, I felt it when I warmed up!!

Oliver's sentences:
The whole time my shirt stuck to my skin like a shroud and my shoes felt like they had an entire lake inside them! My body was literally steaming because all the droopy water was slowly but surely sliding down my hot body giving off a stinky, musty smell.    

Germinating Mung Beans

We are investigating what happens to mung beans when you leave them in water.
First we examined the beans under a microscope then drew what we saw.
We had to draw around the edge of one mung bean before we put it in water overnight.
Maybe we will see a difference.




Art Van visit

We visited the Art Van today which was full of the work of contemporary New Zealand Artists. We investigated the medium they used and some of the stories behind their art works. We also looked at the way the artist helped guide your eyes through a painting. Colour choices were also important in telling the narrative.

Monday, September 7, 2015


Tae Kwon do Update

We have now had 2 sessions and there has been definite improvement in the children's skills.

Growing Beans

HI, Here is a video of us planting beans - unfortunately the program I use seems to have cut a lot of the beans out of the shots - but you hopefully get the basic idea.

Science Roadshow

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tauranga Moana Actions

Here are the actions that we need to learn for our Production in a few weeks.

Tauranga Moana Lyrics
Tauranga Moana,
Mauao te Maunga,
Ngatiranginui, Ngaiterangi
e mihi nei e tau nei
Rapua e ta e
Puritia e hine,
a nga wawatanga,
a nga tipuna,
i roto i tenei ao hou
Puritia kia mau, kia mau
Nga taonga
mauri e Mauri e.