2 Palamara had a special lesson on the iPads this week. Mrs White asked the students to draw a picture of how transport affects the environment, good or bad. Students drew pictures such as oil spills, car exhaust pollution, etc. Screen chomp is an app that allows you to take a photo of your artwork. Then, students recorded their voices as they explained what they had drawn and how their form of transport affects the environment.
continuous line drawing: bicycles
1/2 Goulder tried their hands at some tricky art activities this week. First, we looked at bicycles and talked about the different parts. Mrs Siwak came to visit and told us the difference between boy's and girl's bikes. Then, we did some blind drawing on our whiteboards. This means we are not allowed to look at our picture until we have finished! This is difficult, but helped us to see parts of the bike that we might have missed. Oh yes - and we were only allowed to draw 1 line, so we weren't allowed to take our pen off until we had finished!
Next, we used graphite sticks to draw the bicycle on paper. This time we were allowed to look at our picture, but were still only allowed to use 1 continuous line. When we had finished, we used water to smudge the line. Later, we went outside and used crayons and the brick wall to create a textured background.
For our final lesson, we were given 1 long piece of wire (and an important talk about safety!) We had to bend the wire to create a bicycle sculpture. This was really difficult but a lot of fun. What do you think of our creations?
science, craft and cooperative play day!
1 Hangan and 1/2 Goulder came together to enjoy a whole day of transport themed activities. We (almost!) completed our hot air balloons, made (and ate) Tiny Teddy racing cars, designed and built cars, boats and helicopters, painted plaster transport models AND worked cooperatively to use construction kits and play with our creations. We had a lot of fun and showed our teachers how much we have learnt about transport this term. Take a look at some of our photos!
designing and building vehicles
tasty tiny teddies
Hot air balloons
painting plastercast models
clean up time!
Maritime Museum Excursion
Old and New Transport
We investigated how transport has changed over time. Vinnie sent some interesting videos and photos of old transport which we talked about as a class. Then, we worked in groups to look at pictures of old and new transport, and talked about how and why they have changed. Finally, we looked at photos and independently sorted them into old and new. Year 2 also wrote simple descriptions. Our next challenge is to think about how transport will change in the future...check back for our ideas!
Stage 1 have been studying transport all term, and have had discussed many different types of transport and their uses. Here are a few examples of the activities we have completed in class.
How can transport harm us?
Vinnie asked us to research how transport can cause problems. We looked at photos of different problems and used our critical thinking skills to think of solutions. We made posters and took part in role plays.
Investigating Movement with iPad Photography
A few lucky Stage 1 students were selected to take part in a photography study. We borrowed playground transport from the Pre-School and talked about how each type of transport worked. Then we used a lomo-photography app on the iPad, which allowed us to combine 3 images into 1 photo. We used this app to record movement in a 2D image.
Where in the World?
We were asked (by our alien friend, Vinnie) 'How does transport help us?' We discussed how products are transported to Australia from all over the world. We looked at a variety of products and read the labels to see where they were made. Then we used a world map to draw their journey and discussed what sort of transport might have been used. We discovered that planes and boats transport many of the things we find in our kitchen cupboards!
Take a look at some of the fantastic art work we have completed this term!