Monday, 29 August 2016

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

We have completed our mural inspired by the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser. We enjoyed looking at his art and architecture. Here are some of our stories about our experience.


Hundertwasser by Lucy

Hundertwasser is the best. I like him because he does lollipop trees.  He does curvy lines and lots of patterns and does cool building with lots of colours.

Hundertwasser House by Rianne

I was hiding behind a lollipop tree because my sisters were going to eat the Hundertwasser house. They thought it was real candy!

Hundertwasser by Etura

I saw lollipop trees in Hundertwasser's painting. He made candy buildings.

Lollipop Trees  by Julien

I see the lollipop trees.  I like the trees because the lollipop trees are green.

Hundertwasser  by Andy

Hundertwasser had a beard.  He painted lollipop trees.  I like them.

Hundertwasser  by Wendy

Hundertwasser painted lollipop trees and butterflies because he like them.


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Algebra Repeating Patterns

In maths we are exploring algebra and have started by creating repeating patterns. Here are some of the patterns we made on Friday.

Patterns from andrea des forges on Vimeo.

Ways to make 5 and 10

The hexagons maths group have been looking at different ways to make 5 and 10. Here are some of their ideas

Patterns to 10 from andrea des forges on Vimeo.

Monday, 22 August 2016

NPS Oympics

The great team at Kelly Sports ran a wonderful Olympics day for us. We were put into different country teams and competed in lots of fun activities. Ethan took some fabulous photos and captured the spirit of the day. Here's a taste of our Olympic day. 
Music - I Want A G Pig by Harry Des Forges

Newmarket Olympics from andrea des forges on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Our Trip to Stardome

On Tuesday we went to Stardome Observatory and Planetarium. We have been learning about the Sun, Earth and Moon and thought this would be a good place to find out more information.
We met John, an educator at Stardome. He told us about how the Earth moved around the sun and the Moon moved around the Earth. We saw a planetarium show called "The Little Star that Could". We wanted to write stories about our experience. Here are Andy and Julien with their Stardome stories. Thanks to Rika for her help with our writing, and videoing our stories.


Stardome Trip from andrea des forges on Vimeo.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Hundertwasser Art

This term we are going to look at the art and architecture of Friedensreich Hundertwasser and use his work as inspiration for our own artworks.
We started by looking at his architecture. We looked at the sort of buildings that might be found in many cities and then looked at some of the buildings that Hundertwasser designed. We discussed what we noticed. 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Our Space Adventure

On Thursday we thought that, just for a change, we would take a trip into outer space. Fortunately there happens to be a spaceship available at Newmarket School so we put on our spacesuits and climbed aboard. The spaceship was a Miss Morrison 2016 model.


Take off went without a problem. We all counted down and before we knew it we had passed through Earth's atmosphere and were heading for the moon. 





There were lots of buttons and controls and even some food for us to eat on the way! It takes a long way to get to the moon and Mars. We passed by the sun but didn't want to land.


It was getting close to Morning Tea time so we thought we'd better head back to school. The spaceship touched down and we headed back to write wonderful stories about our adventure.

We published our stories using Puppet Pals on the iPads.


astronauts from andrea des forges on Vimeo.

Monday, 1 August 2016