Duncraig Primary School students have been participating in a number of Maths activities, within the classroom and at home, to achieve Mathletics Awards.
In Room 16 we have been exploring the work of artist, Wayne Theibaud, an American artist who is famous for his bright paintings of still life food. We explored his famous artworks including ‘Cakes, 1963’, ‘Candies, 1965-66’ and ‘Four cupcakes’ and made some responses about what we liked, felt and thought.
We then used our knowledge to create our own cupcakes artwork. We used primary colours for the bases of our cakes and secondary colours for the tops. We decorated them with delicious toppings and coloured them using wax crayons. Finally, we painted the foreground with yellow edicole dye, and background with purple. We tried to show shadows in our works, just like Wayne Theibaud.
We also baked cupcakes and decorated them using a variety of candies. We explored 3D shapes as we did this, using cubes, cylinders, spheres and triangular prisms in our toppings.
We reflected on our work using 2 stars to say what we were proud of about our work, and a wish to say what we could improve on.
We think our art work looks good enough to eat! What do you think?
This term Room 11 have been learning about friendship. Do you know the qualities of a good friend? We have been discovering through many activities what makes a good friend and the attributes we need to be a good friend to others. We have been sharing many stories, one of our favourites being ‘The Hare With Many Friends’. The scoop on friendship was one of the many activities that we were involved in to reinforce our learning.
Highlights of this Semester 1 2021. Mr Miller’s class Year 3 Room 7.
As part of the Health program, we have been learning about self-awareness and mindfulness. We learnt that we are unique and have our own individual qualities and traits.
We produced our own individual portraits by taking photographs on our iPads and then drawing a likeness of ourselves in lead pencil. We coloured in this likeness and painted a colour wash to highlight the background.
They can be seen displayed in the front office.
In the History component of HASS, we studied the historical origins and significance of the days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia.
For ANZAC day we completed a number of activities in rotation between the year 3 classes. We did Agamographs, poppy making and chalk art that you may have seen on the basketball court.
Below is picture of our class with the Agamographs that we made.
In Room 4, we have been reading Charlotte’s web as our whole class novel study. It had been a cross curriculum linked project involving art, reading, writing, and so much more.
One of our captivating art projects was to make a paper mache character from the text. Our class chose Wilbur the pig. This process was a multiple step process with planning, designing, and reflection. They all worked so hard and should be so proud of their efforts.
Room 4 would definitely recommend Charlotte’s web as it is very engaging and keeps you entertained.
Bonne Année à tous ! (Happy New Year to you all!)
I am hoping that parents may find their way to this year’s French Film Festival.Do check the Alliance Française website for venues and dates and times.
I would like to welcome all the new students to our school who are mostly learning French for the first time.They are joining in well and learning quickly, Bodhi even asked if he could create his own text in this week’s “Bande Desinée” ( cartoon script writing) activity. Milla has told me that she is really enjoying our school’s French class.
Un grand merci to the students who have made cards and posters for our French room. Laila, Anna, Demi, Emily, Charlotte and Nikietah have their work on display. Thank you to Oscar for giving his Tour Eiffel to our room, we have it proudly on display in the bookcase.
Flora, whose first language is French, has joined our Year 3 debutante cohort. The students from her class are really fascinated hearing Flora and Madame converse with each other throughout the lessons.
I encourage parents to visit the office foyer in Week 8 and 9 of this term where you will see a selection of Year 6 Calligrammes. (Thematically shaped text using words phrases or poetry).
(Enjoy the week !) Madame Wilderspin.
During Term 3, we have been studying the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’.
We have learnt the sequence of the story by adding actions and giving an oral recount.
We studied the parts of the narrative including characters, setting and problem, to then make a story map.
We investigated what happens when gingerbread gets wet. It goes soggy and dissolves. The children could then realise this is why the gingerbread man did not want to get wet.
We brainstormed ways that the gingerbread man could cross the river without getting eaten by the wolf or wet in the water. The children came up with the idea of building a raft to solve the problem.
In pairs, they worked to build rafts by planning what materials they would use, drew a design and built a raft collaboratively. Next, they tested it out to see if it would float, then put their gingerbread man in the raft observing if he stayed dry. The children were then able to assess their raft, redesign if needed to make sure their rafts were sea worthy.
During Week 6 this term, the Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2 students attended a Scitech incursion as part of their Physical Science program. Each class watched a show and attended a workshop where they used toys to investigate pushes and pulls.
Students sent cars down ramps, used streamers to measure, experimented with different shapes and surfaces and some even got to use a hairdryer! A fun and exciting day was had by all!
Room 7 Laila and Harper, Room 6 Wojtek and Emmeline, Room 5 Zak and Leah, Room 4 Isla and Ario, Room 3 Dylan and Cooper, Room 1 Sofia and Kai, Room 2 Leo and Erin, French Isla, Science Oscar, Matty and Ivy
Room 14 Douglas and Olivia, Room 13 Alice and Eddi, Room 16 Giles and Max, Room 11 Ella and Frankie, Room 17 Summer and Cody, Room 12 Emily and Rachael, Room 18 Maisee and Milli, Room 8 Holly, Jack and Taylor
Student of the Month “Perseverance”
Room 14 Kenzie, Room 18 Bella, Room 16 Ivy, Room 11 George, Room 17 Lottie, Room 13 Luka
Room 12 Fearne, Room 3 Luna, Room 8 Carys, Room 4 Leo, Room 7 Nesheya, Room 5 Angelina, Room 6 Audrey, Room 1 Eilidh, Room 2 Tully