Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter celebrations

Students and Teachers took part in Easter celebrations this week. A quiet, reflective assembly was held and we heard a story from Ray, sung songs and watched performances from teachers and upper school students.
After the beautiful assembly the Easter bells, rung by Class 6 held the students as they exited. Class 1,2,3 and 4 then heard a story from Brendon and 5, 6 and 7 listened to Krzysztof's Easter tale.
Then back to their classrooms for hot cross buns and blackcurrant juice.

Class 1 students wait with eager anticipation for their hot cross buns!

Class 2 have a Easter table set up in the middle of their class room. In the distance they receive their buns.

Class 3 students treated their teacher and classmates to a well rehearsed version of "In the Jungle" before their Easter feast began.

Class 4 students held a mood of reverence as their class teacher readied them for buns and juice.

Class 5's table was beautifully decorated (as were the eggs and baskets).

Class 6 students line up for seconds around their table dressed with Easter egg trees.

Class 7 have yet to enter the their room and see their table of hot cross buns and other treats.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Freehand Geometry

In Class 5 the Form Drawing practised in younger classes moves more towards geometric drawings. 
All the forms were drawn freehand, without the aid of ruler or compass.
The drawing activities still develop hand-eye co-ordination and spatial orientation, but now have an added focus on the discovery of geometric forms.
 We explored triangles, circles and quadrilateral shapes during our main lesson this term.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Class One first letters

Class one are experiencing their 'letters' main lesson. Letters featured include K (story of the king), G (story of the golden goose), T (story involving a toadstool). These beautiful pictures were drawn by two of the students.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ready for Handwork

Over the summer Brett and many wonderful volunteers donated their time jazz up the lower school handwork room. The back wall was knocked down and the back storage space converted into more learning space. The wiring has been redone, new and improved heating installed and a beautiful window put in to lighten up the room. I am so grateful to everyone who have given up their time to make the handwork room what it is now; spacious, airy and light. Handwork lessons and Monday Parent Craft began last week and all have started new projects with gusto.
I hope the year has started off as well for everyone else in the community.

From the happy handwork teacher,