Monday, February 26, 2018

Peach crumble, drawing, and frogs.

Our peach tree in the Kitchen Garden had lots of peaches on it. But the hot humid weather meant they were rotting before they were properly ripe. Sonja baked a peach crumble with some of the children.

 It was delicious!


We sketched some jugs and bottles using our skills of shading and drawing 3D shapes. Here are the stunning results.......


We had six tadpoles a couple of weeks ago. Now we have four frogs and two froglets (they are not quite out of the water yet, but they have four legs.
They are masters of camouflage, but when we put live flies into the tank they come out to catch them.

They are very hard to spot, even when they are out in the open.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Week 2

We are getting to know each other better.
This week we have practiced letter formation, read together, made self portraits and sketched.
Here are some photos of the week ....


We are loving swimming in our newly painted school pool.
It is warm because the solar panels on the hall roof are helping warm the water.
Next week swimming lessons begin with the Field of Dreams swimming tutors.

We sketched bottles and jugs, called Still Life drawing. We are learning to look closely at an object and to sketch what we see.





How many feet?



On Friday we learned about silhouettes.
We draw bodies in motion and painted abstract pictures and hung them on strips of card.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Welcome to Room 5's new blog.

Kia ora tatau, this is the new Year 2 class in Room 5.
We have got off to a great start.

This is us:









 Exploring our new games and activities.

We went to Takaro time with Rooms 1, 2 and 3.
Here is a super-duper marble run.

The lego table in Room 3.