We sure have been rather busy in our last two weeks of Term 2!
We have enjoyed learning how to write procedures and thought it would be fun to follow a procedure with the hope of creating something that we could take home! We are a little ‘owl obsessed’ in 1B, especially after baby owls were born right here in our school bushland! What better way for us to learn than combine our love of procedures and owls!
After making our clay owls we wrote our procedure making sure to remember each step. We had heaps of fun using clay and clay tools…just like a real artist! It was a hoot!
In Religious Education we have been talking about the importance of friends…what makes our friends so special, how to make new friends, as well as exploring the ideas of sharing friends. We listened to the Bible story ‘Zacchaeus –the man who had no friends and learnt that Jesus showed love and forgiveness to Zacchaeus. We can learn from Jesus and do the same with our friends.
We read the story ‘Friends’ by Eric Carle and made our own painted paper similar to what Eric uses to create his illustrations. We had fun making portraits of our friends! We explored the art element of texture and enjoyed running our fingers through our painted creations. Some of our portraits are very life like!
We have been busy learning about some aspects of the Aboriginal culture in celebration of NAIDOC Week. We have listened to stories, looked at Aboriginal symbols and created a wonderful portrait of an Emu after reading the story ‘Karana –the story of Father Emu’. We even got to see the Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Group perform an Emu dance when they visited our school on Wednesday! We had fun using chalk pastels and experimented with the art elements of line, space, colour and the technique of smudging to create our emu art work.
We have had another great term but are now ready for the holidays!
See you in Term 3!