We looked at how aborginal people from Australia used symbols in their art to tell a story. We created our own stories using red, yellow, black, white and brown paint.
Our Art on PhotoPeach
On the river bank Aboriginal families warned other families
about snakes by yelling, “Snakes, Snakes!”
“Hiss, hiss, hiss,” went the snakes nearby.
Stab went a spear. As everyone fell in silence Maki said, “Its the head hunter. Mmmmm… yummy,
fresh snake for all to eat.”
“Lets go to go to the campsite,” suggested the headhunter. “Wow dingo foot prints.” Crunch, crunch, crunch there it is. “Shhh” whisphered the headhunter were close. Look its at our water hole. I’ll stab it while you guys wait here.
Stab went his spear again. Squirt - all of the blood flowed out of the predators body. There’s still not enough food for all us. There’s eight but we’ve got enough for six.
Looking around for what could be food the young boy pointed as he said, “Perfect there’s some bush potatoes over their and a bird up there. Whose good at throwing a boomerang?”
“I am,” said Maki. Whoosh, thomp! Down the birds fell dead to the ground with the hunters spears being very accurate.
The leader announced, “Mmmmm lets go cook our food and eat it by the fire while singing songs. Let the artist draw this place so that all will know of the great hunting and bush potatoes.
Written by Parker McLachlan
Monday, May 19, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sand on PhotoPeach
We discovered that wet sand sticks together and dry sand doesn't. We also found out the the further you were from the water the deeper you had to dig to find water.
All of the class had fun building castles and looking and touching sand.
Here are some of our wonderings.
What is it made of? - Max,
How does it get made in the water? Isabella
How deep is the sand? Alice
How far out to sea does the sand go? Oscar
How does sand get put onto the beach?- Max
How does sand get put on the beach - Issy
Who made it? Charlotte
Where does it come from? - Jessica
How can water go through sand? Taylor
How much sand is there? Chay Hong
What doe it look like under a microscope and does sand all feel the same? - Finn
What is sand actually - What is it made from? - Luca
I wonder what sand is made of for it to have sparkles in it? Cate
What can we use sand for? Alice