Tag Archive | Art


Last week our 5/6 students went on camp to Phillip Island as part of our Inquiry Learning.

Below is some of the artwork we created when we returned.

One of our activities was to see the penguins coming in.

We used paint for our background and then created origami penguins and birds.

We hope you enjoy our creations.


Notan is a Japanese word meaning the balance between dark and light.

It is also an art form involving paper cutting and positive and negative shapes.

The Japanese artists begin with black and white paper and cut out shapes and lines to create a unique design, but we looked at the colour wheel and chose to complete our Notan art using contrasting and analogous colours.

Below is a video of our finished work.

Mathematics and Art – 3D shapes – Cubism art


Part of our art experiences this week included Cubism art – well at least our version of it!!

Our mathematics topic this week has been Geometric shapes and their nets. 

We completed two activities on this topic. Both were fun activities.

We hope you enjoy our artwork!



We all came from different classes to commence our 2016 school year.

It takes a while to get to know each other and to make new friends.

Part of starting the new year always involves getting to know you activities.

One of our activities was to try and guess who some of our new class members were.

So, we completed ‘BIOGLYPHS’.

We used pictures and symbols as clues to who we were.

For example, the shape of the head told us if it was a boy or girl.

The number of freckles, told us our birth date.

The shape of our ears told us if we had a brother or sister.

And there were many more symbols used.

Below are our finished bioglyphs.

Do you think you can work out who is who?

Book Week 2015 – Swirls and Splotches

Our art activities for part of Book Week Celebrations included a dress up day.

We could come dressed as swirls and splotches.

So we decided to create a piece of artwork which included swirls and splotches.

Out of the darkness emerged the colorful swirls, and splotches.

We hope you enjoy our video displaying our artwork.

Storybird – Artful story telling – Our Stories

Recently in our class we had the opportunity of using the Storybird website to write our own picture storybooks using the wonderful art provided. We really enjoyed writing and used the visual cues to help create interesting short stories.

Here are the first of the completed short stories.

We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.

Congratulations to Travis, Anna, Kelvin, Trinity and Jade

for each successfully publishing their first short story.


What do you enjoy the most about using Storybird? 


Below are some of our Glyphs, which we created early this term.

We were still getting to know each other.

How well can you match the glyphs to the children in our class?