Archive | August 11, 2015

Italian Day – Michelangelo & Leonardo Da Vinci – Our Interpretations

Yesterday our entire school took part in Italian Day.

The school grounds were a bright mix of red, white and green,

representing the colors of the Italian flag.

A very busy day was planned,

starting with a special assembly,

followed by a spaghetti relay, bocce, soccer and art activities.

The gelati van also arrived providing multi-colored gelati for all the children.

We also enjoyed pizza for our lunch. 

Part of our activities in 5/6 included studying the

works of Michelangelo,

especially the Sistine Chapel paintings and

also the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.

We viewed a slideshow on these pieces of art, and we also enjoyed

a virtual tour of St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

This made it far more realistic for us.

Below is a slide show with our finished art pieces.

We took a modern day approach to the Mona Lisa.

What would she have looked like had she been painted in the 21st century?

Well, you be the judge!

Mathematics – Area, Perimeter & House Designs

Recently in our class we have been learning about area and perimeter, as well as constructing 3D objects using concrete materials and isometric paper.

After a number of different designs using blocks, we each finally came up with our own house designs.

We are now in the middle of pricing our house and land packages

and hope to present these to you very soon.

For the moment we hope you enjoy watching our slideshow

where we showcase each of our house designs.