Friday, 27 September 2013

Creating our murals

First we learnt about the context for the murals.
We then submitted a plan of what we thought the murals should look like.

Next we voted on which design / s we would use. Then we sketched our designs onto the mural boards in pencil.

 Next we had to begin painting. We had to do several layers of paint to ensure there was no white showing. we took turns to do this part.

Here are our almost finished murals.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Calendar Art

We have created a piece of artwork that is themed around conservation of turtles. In the pacific there is an organisation called 'save the turtle' that promote awareness about this species vulnerability. Turtles are amazing creatures that have lived in our oceans and on our shores for millions of years but do face extinction without human help.  The artwork shows the turtle and uses pacific design to make the connection to the organisation and the nesting place of many turtles.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Solar Energy

Today we tested Mrs Aperahama's solar powered car. First we voted on whether we thought the car would work automatically or if it would need to sit in the sun to charge up. Most of the class voted that we would need to let it charge.

BUT ...
We were wrong, as soon as the car was in the sunlight its wheels started moving.
When Mrs Aperahama put it on the ground it zoomed across the courts. Whenever a shadow got in the way and the car was not under direct sunlight it would stop.
We then thought about solar powered cars and the good things about them compared to petrol powered cars. Some of the positives were that the sunlight is free so we wouldn't cost us any money to buy petrol. It would not cause pollution, it is renewable (as long as the sun is shining), it is not harmful to our planet.
Some of the negatives were that it cannot work in shadows, nor at night and we are not sure how it would work on a cloudy day.

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Room 1 Kapa Haka photo

Room 1 loved participating in the Turanganui Schools Festival on Tuesday where they performed their Kapa Haka bracket they have been practic...