Tag Archive | Creative

It’s Electrifying – Book Lights!

This term we have been learning all about electrical circuits.

We were each given our own kit. We spent some time in class experimenting with the materials and then took them home to create our own book light. We were given the task to create a book light to link in with this years Book Week theme – Books light up our world.

We look forward to displaying out lights in the Library during Book Week.

Check out our hard work and let us know what you think.

Did you enjoy creating the Book Light? If so, why? Why not?

What was the hardest thing to do?

What would you do differently next time if you have the opportunity to do this activity again?

STORYBIRD

This week our class began using Storybird. It is a program we can use to write creative stories using a range of images available to us.

Congratulations to Shayla who has written the first chapter of her book, ‘Season’s Call’.

Let us know what you think!

This term, our first Religion unit is called Sacred Stories, Sacred People. We have been learning all about the Bible and the people we read about.
We have been looking at how the Bible is a made up of a collections of ‘books’. Today we created a visual representation of the Bible.
Have a look at our “Bible Library’.

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Can you list some of the people, places and events that occurred within the Old Testament?
Can you think of any people, places and events that occurred within the New Testament?

Endangered Animal Habitats

As part of our Integrated Studies we designed and built a habitat for the endangered animal we are researching. We used a variety of materials to produce a diorama. Here is a short video with some photos of us constructing them.

We look forward to sharing the end products with you.

Can you guess which animals might be living in these habitats?

It’s all about Narrative writing!

This term we are looking at improving our writing skills. Over the next few weeks we will be focusing a lot of our writing time on ‘Narrative’ writing. We learnt that in an interesting story we need to have an introduction (who, what, when, where & why), a problem, a series of events and a resolution.
 We found that the thing we find most difficult about story writing is coming up with interesting ideas.
In order to create a bank of ideas we could use when writing we got into groups and brainstormed- characters, places, problems and solutions on large poster paper. Each group had a chance to contribute to each poster.
When that was done, we all headed back to our tables and created our own brainstorm in the form of a table in our writing books. We choose our favourite 6 characters, places, problems and solutions and listed them all.
We then each received a die. For each column, we rolled the die and whichever number appeared was the character, place, problem and solution we had to write about (yes, we had very jumbled up ideas – this is what makes it fun!).
We are in the process of writing our stories and look forward to sharing them with you this week!

Did you enjoy this activity? Why/Why not?