Saturday, 10 November 2018

Fireflies by Owl City in Auslan

In class we have been learning about metaphors and other figurative language. We recently read the book 'My two blankets'. Cartwheel, the main character, comes to a new country to be safe, but everything around her is strange. She cannot understand what people are saying and she doesn't feel like herself anymore. This book, by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood, explores the power language has to make us feel included and safe, like a blanket. As Cartwheel's confidence with the language grows, and she learns to weave words together, she doesn't feel so foreign anymore.

Using Auslan, Australian sign language, we tried to put on Cartwheel's shoes. We learnt a basic conversation so students were able to say 'Hello, my name is _____, question/answer, question/answer'. 

The video below is of the class performing Fireflies by Owl City in Auslan. We focused on the sign language so they are using a video to help with the lyrics. 



This video is unlisted and only available via the class blog

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Excursion - Sea Life Aquarium

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Excursion - Sea Life Aquarium
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Monday, 24 September 2018

VR with the Oculus Go and Ocean Rift

This term in class, we have been looking at 'More than rain goes down the drain', a Geography unit about litter pollution and how marine creatures are affected. Today, and later this week, students have been given the opportunity to swim with a variety of marine creatures using Oculus Go and Ocean Rift. The app is quite realistic and students are able to listen to information about each creature and explore their habitat.


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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Analog Time

For those students who are still finding it difficult to read analog time. 




Monday, 10 September 2018

Heather Galler style Marine Creatures

In Geography we have been studying 'More than rain goes down the drain', a unit of work that shows the problem of litter, especially plastic, and the affect on marine creatures. To go along with this work we created these wonderful arts works of marine creatures in the style of Heather Galler.

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Friday, 7 September 2018

Art Dispaly 10 Second Origami Fish


We need to create many of these or other marine creatures for our art display. They need to be quite small, so using paper that is around 12cm² or smaller is best.


Friday, 24 August 2018

Spring Fair Poster competition

Do you think you can create a prize winning poster? 


We are looking for posters to tell people about the Spring Fair. A poster will be chosen from each class and it will be displayed in the playground.


Details you need to include:
• Event: Spring Fair
• Date: Sunday 16th of September 2018
• Location: Thompson Park, Artarmon
• Time: 10am – 3pm

You could include the following: cake stall, 2nd hand book stall, face painting, crazy hair, nail painting, Beyblade stall, chocolate wheel, lucky dip, water pistols, paper aeroplanes, bowl a wicket, Ninja Warrior Training Ground, kick a goal, chocolate toss, Chinese food stall, Indian food stall, sushi and Vietnamese rolls, sausage sizzle, slushies and drinks, gelato, inflatables and
entertainment.

Please return your poster by the 29th of August.

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