Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Making Patterns

We have been learning to make patterns. We can make patterns in lots of different ways. We can make colour, shape or size patterns. 

My pattern goes yellow blue yellow blue
I am making a pattern with the shells 
We are making animal patterns 

My pattern goes blue yellow blue yellow 
My pattern is yellow ball, blue feather, yellow ball, blue feather
My pattern is stick, ball, stick, ball 
My pattern is feather ball feather ball
My pattern is rectangle, rectangle, circle, circle 
My pattern is blue red blue red 

Sharing Art with Big Buddies

We had fun this afternoon sharing our art with some big buddies from the seniors. We told them what we had made and what were are proud of. They then showed and told us about their art. It is all really awesome. If you haven't been already make sure you come along! There are still 2 more nights to go!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Back Yart!

Back Yart!

A frenzy of furious activity, an explosion of form and colour, Worser Bay kids bursting forth with creativity: what is it?

It’s our biannual Art exhibition, of course!

The work on display is the culmination of our school wide Inquiry, What’s in My Backyard?


There are all kinds of representations of Flora and Fauna, from prints and paintings through to sculptures and installations, done by students of all ages.  

Begin your tour on the driveway perhaps where we are flying the flags of the future.  Walk through the classrooms, admiring the work on the tables and walls, then make your way to the outdoor display areas.

Dressed up trees, lit up bird houses, bird baths, fish swimming on a fence.
Stitched trees growing, sculptures hanging, flying forms springing from the earth.
Driftwood drifting, lanterns glowing.
Watch out for the skeletal beasts with their sadly jangling bones!

Enjoy and participate in the excitement!

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Planting at Worser Bay beach...

Autahi enjoyed "planting at the beach" with their big buddies from the seniors. The council rangers explained why we need to plant on the sand dunes and the importance of looking after our backyard beach.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Maths Rotations

In small groups students focus on different areas of Maths. This group is learning all about teen numbers, that is numeral identification and using materials to represent it e.g 10 and some more, 10 + 9 = 19, 1 group of ten and 9 ones.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Rainbow Bench

We have been painting the rainbow bench. By Hunter, George, Gretel, Eloise and Asha

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Print making

We collected different types of leaves and sorted them into different groups.


We are learning about different types of art. This afternoon we collected some leaves and printed them.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Patterns in Maths

We are exploring patterns in Autahi. We have made some repeating colour patterns with blocks. Can you work out the pattern?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Poetry writing

After reading a poem about the wind we wrote our own wind poems. We made a plan that had 3 ideas about what the wind could blow. We also made sure to listen carefully for the sounds in each word.

Leaf Patterns

Yesterday we found some leaves around the school. We looked for leaves that felt interesting and and different patterns on them. We glued these to a board and then used crayons to rub over the top. We discovered that we could see their vein lines. Some leaves have a better texture than others.

Exploring Texture

We are learning about texture. This is the way something feels or looks like it feels. We went on a texture hunt around the school. We found lots of different textures in interesting places.

Saturday, 2 May 2015


Swimming lessons have begun, lots of fun had in small groups.
What did you do at swimming?
"I went on my back and I went on my front."
"I was a rocket."
"I splashed and pretended I was a penguin."

Friday, 1 May 2015

Using Colour

Following on from our exploration of colour last term we continued colour wheel art. Students carefully drew their circles and flower with black pastel then proceeded to experiment with various paint. Students were encouraged to fill the circles within the flower with colour. Here we are busy with colour.  Emphasising the process is just as important as the finished work.