Rhythm interactive was spectacular! We all got to
play the beat on the drums while we followed the
actions of the guy on stage. Even though he didn’t
speak at all the whole show, we all learned to read
his signs to play the drums.
He told us that ‘actions speak louder than words’.
During the week that Jacqui was away, Nicola was
teaching us and we created a lizard camouﬂage art.
We were learning to mix colours and be creative.
We used a lizard template and paint.
It only took two days but they look really amazing
with the colours and patterns.
CAUTIONARY TALES &
With Nicole, we have
SOCK PUPPETS cautionary
tales. A cautionary tale
is a story with a moral
message. The purpose is
to warn or teach people
about bad habits and the
consequences of these.
We have made sock
puppets to go with our
This has been exciting
DANCE NZ MADE
30 RSS children took part in the DanceNZmade
workshops and dance showcase competition. 15 of
these kids were from our class. They moved,
grooved and danced their hearts out over 3 weeks
leading up to this event. Dean McKerras taught us a
dance to a ‘Disco Medley’. Our small group with
Jessica, Ella, Hannah & Madeline placed 3rd at the
Our learning focus in maths at the moment is
NUMERACY - FRACTIONS
Each group has been learning about fractions, going
on fractions websites, creating our own fractions
problems, working with equipment, using the iPads
to show our understanding of fractions and using
our cool new maths text books to support our
“I LOVE my new maths book, it is helping my maths
so much” Anna
“We can do the knowledge pages whenever we like”
“I use it at home quite a lot” Anna
BOOK TRAILERS &
We are learning to promote a book through a book
trailer. We have looked at lots of examples
begun to create our own. This week we started
playing with animation techniques, using the iPads.
We have discovered that the iPad can be a good tool
for animation, but we have to have a storyboard and
work cooperatively to make it work.
We really want some of our animations to make it
into the Digi-Awards...
For production this term, we are based in
Wellington. We decided to make the theme for our
part of the show ‘wearable art’ because it is on in
Wellington at the moment, and Wellington is well
known for being an arty place!
We have begun brainstorming and designing our
costumes for one of the categories:
- Zealandia (native plants/animals)
- Beehive (Bees, politicians etc.)
- CakeTin (Sports etc.)
- Hats (Wellington theme)
- Weta Workshops (Outrageous/Avant Garde