Sunday, 28 June 2015

Week 10 Term 2

Hi Families,

It has been another busy week in LC2 as we continue on our Immersion journey.  

We have explored aspects of the Maori culture, in particular art and well known legends like Maui and the Sun and Maui and the Fish.

We explored the importance of the koru in Maori culture and what it represents.

We created our own piece of art.  Korus are tricky to draw!!  We persevered however and we are pleased with the results.

A Place to Call Home

We have been discussing and finding out about indigenous people groups from around the globe.  It made us think about which countries we associate ourselves with.

Ben's Blog Post
We have been thinking about Indigenous people from all around the world.  We started thinking about where we are from.  Kerry suggested that we should do some passports to show the country or countries our countries are from.  We liked the idea.

Text and Photos by Ben.

Tiarna using a mirror to draw a self portrait accurately.

Yara finding the Saudi Arabian flag.
Visual Literacy
We have spent a lot of time responding to 'visual literacy' this week.  One series of photographs we have looked at carefully is the 'Toys' series by Gabriele Galimberti.  Take a look at this powerful collection of photos of children from around the world with their most precious toy.  The children have recorded their responses and wonderings on post it notes.  We will continue to explore these images next week.

Another series we have looked at is on the website and it is the collection '25 of the Most Dangerous and Unusual Journeys to School in the World.'  These images have evoked some strong responses from the children and some very interesting wonderings such as 'Why would you put your life in danger just to go to school?'  'I wonder if ................




We have continued to explore fractions with children opting in to my workshops during which we have watched videos, participated in quizzes and explored fractions!!

Can We Manage Our Time And Resources and Team Building.
On Friday we had lots of fun in the gym engaging in a range of tasks that tested our ability to manage our time and resources.  We also had to work within a team, ensuring everyone had a turn and that we met all the success criteria for each challenge.

The Moon Hopper Obstacle Course

The Ten Basket Challenge

The Bridge Challenge

The Skipping Rope Challenge

The Bean Bag into a Hoop Challenge

The Puzzle Challenge

Have a great week everyone!