Friday, July 31, 2009

Colourful Abstracts

Today for art we had fun creating colourful abstracts. We started by using black crayon lines to divide our paper up. Then we filled in each space using different coloured crayons. Even though we all followed the same instructions, each piece of art looks different. Check it out and leave a comment to tell us what you think!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Small Wheels Day

Today we were allowed to bring something to school that had wheels and was small enough to fit in our hand. We had lots of fun making roads, bridges, tunnels, ramps and buildings for our small vehicles to go over, under, through and into.

Miss T taught us how to use the digital camera to take a photo of our vehicle. Check out the PictureTrail we created using our photos!


Today we watched part of the movie Herbie. We made a brainstorm of all our ideas about Herbie.

Then we did some shared descriptive writing about Herbie.

Herbie is a beetle car. He is dirty white with blue and red stripes. He has little round mirrors that stick out. He is old and dirty and rusty and Maggie found him at a car dump. He has the number 53 on his badge.
Herbie made a vroom sound when he was racing. He honked and beeped his horn to tell Maggie things. When he moved his tyres he made a screeching sound.
Herbie is cheeky and he likes to play tricks. Sometimes he is a bit naughty but he is a good friend to Maggie. In the race he shows off and he wants to win. He drives all by himself.

Can you find the ideas from our brainstorm in our shared writing?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hot Air Balloons

Today for art we started working on making some hot air balloons. We looked at some images of hot air balloons and we watched some clips of hot air balloons taking off. We were amazed at all the different patterns and colours hot air balloons can be. Check out this clip - can you find a bear, a cow and a bee? Which pattern do you like?

We are making our hot air balloons using paper mache. We had to dip strips of newspaper into paste and cover a balloon. We got really gluey!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Today we went down to Room 8 to watch a clip about the characters from the movie 'Cars'. We talked about what the characters looked like and what their personalities were like. We made a mindmap using our ideas about 3 of the characters then we used the mindmap to help us do some descriptive writing. This is the clip we watched.

This is the mindmap we did with Room 8.

Here are some excellent examples of our descriptive writing:
Lightning McQueen is red. He had stickers on him. He has smiley teeth. He has big eyes. CW
Sally is shiny and she is pretty. Sally doesn’t like to be dirty. She is blue like the sky. She has a big smiley face. She has 2 big eyes. She has stripes on her wheels. Sally is sparkly and shiny. KM

Lightning McQueen is red. He has got lightning on him. He is really fast. He is a star because he is so fast. Lightning McQueen is winning the race. CB

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We like to move it!

This term we are learning about Transport. Our topic is called 'We like to move it!'
We started our topic by brainstorming all the different types of transport we could think of. We had lots of fun using Wordle to record our ideas.
Can you think of any more types of transport?