Around the room we are buzzing in our maths groups. We are all learning different things and having lots of fun exploring maths in lots of different ways. Check out some of the ways we have been finding out about new ideas.
It has been a big build up to our annual arts celebration this year. We have been reflecting on all of the inquiry learning from throughout the year. From planets and space to journeys across the world to New Zealand and to our local environment. We used lots of different styles and mediums to create pieces that show lots of our learning.
Here we are creating invitations for our friends and whanau to invite them along.
We made ink blot insects using kebab sticks and droppers
We stamped our backgrounds to personalise our visual pepeha.
Some fabulous musicians shared their talent with us as we practised our strength of appreciating beauty and excellence.
John showed us lots of the sculptures the seniors were working on.
It took lots of perseverance to finish all the pieces of art.
We used observational drawings of the leaves in our local environments.
We used light to create silhouette art that tells the story of Kupe and the octopus on his voyage to New Zealand.
Thank you all for your support and for helping us celebrate our learning.
In Autahi we have a calendar. Each week we learn about the days and months, and we have been counting the days since school started this year. On Monday we reached 100! To celebrate this we had a 100 day in Autahi.
We wrote some stories about what we could do with 100 things...
We also made some towers with connecting blocks to see how far they would stretch!
We divided our 100's into groups of tens.
100 is such a big number, I wonder what number we will get to by the end of the year?!
If you went past Autahi this week, you might be surprised to see artists in residence. As part of our upcoming Visual Arts Celebration, we created an artist space where we could pretend to be professional artist and let our imaginations go wild!