What a busy term we have had and one of the things that we are most proud of are the fabulous pieces of art that we have created. They brighten our classroom and are worth popping into class to have a look.
We were so fortunate to have Mrs Connelly spend a day with us this term, and she helped us to make these fabulous pieces of art. First we had to draw some abstract shapes onto our backgrounds, and then we used undiluted dye to create really bright colours for our background. She took photos of us 'striking a pose' and printed them off to go onto our bright backgrounds. We tied in some writing about ourselves which we also used on our artwork. We love that not only are each of our art works unique, that we are too!
To celebrate Matariki the junior classes were all muddled up into three mixed groups. Each group spent three afternoons in a different class creating something that reflects Matariki. In Kowhai, the students made kites which they decorated with ribbon and wool. In Rimu, they created a brightly coloured mobile that has the stars of Matariki hanging from it. In Manuka, we painted stars and then wove black paper through them. Some of us found the weaving part a bit tricky, under and over. It was lovely to see the big kids helping the little ones. They look fabulous!