Listening and Responding

Today Room 10 presented our “Listening and Responding” for the rest of the school. We listened to “The Little Train of Caipira” by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Villa-Lobos was a Brazilian composer born in 1887. We listened very carefully to the piece of music and tried to work out what message the composer was trying to convey. Here are some of the images we created before we knew the title of the piece. We have everything included- dragons, castles, battle scenes etc.

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Let’s work together.

Just back from our holidays and we are already looking at the benefits of working as a team. We have made our “Patchwork” pictures and the results are very colourful. Each one of us designed our own picture which was then cut up into quarters. The quarters were mixed around to create a patchwork effect. Have a look and see can you find all the quarters…

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Frosty the Snowman

Although it is not snowing outside just yet we here in Room 10 managed to welcome our own snowman. Instead of using paintbrushes, for this art lesson, we used cotton buds to paint him. We had to dab the cotton buds carefully onto the page to create a dotted effect. We think Frosty looks great in all his wonderfully coloured hats, scarves and gloves. Have a look for yourself…

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Check out Room 10

For Christmas, here in Room 10, we decided to take a more modern look at Christmas trees. We designed the trees using different patterns, colours and shapes.We discussed what kinds of images we could use to create these trees and came up with a lot of great ideas. Have a look below…

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Shining Bright in Room 10

In Room 10 we have been learning about energy and forces. We have been investigating light.

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First we brainstormed things that give us light. We call these light sources. We learned that the sun is the biggest light source in our galaxy.

Room 10 Blog L & R 272Light sources: fairy lights, a torch, light bulbs, candles, safety lighters.

Then we learned about things which reflect light. We call these reflectors.

Room 10 Blog L & R 275Reflectors: tinfoil, mirrors, high visibility clothing, medals, coins, DVDs.

We learned that reflectors don’t light up themselves – light sources shine onto reflectors and the light bounces off them, making them look shiny.

We learned that the moon is a reflector. It doesn’t really shine – it reflects the light coming from the sun.

We brought in objects from home and tested them to see if they reflect light. Some of the objects were reflective, but some were not.

Room 10 Blog L & R 286The jewellery box was reflective.

Room 10 Blog L & R 291The envelope was not reflective.

We also learned about things that are transparent. If something is transparent it means you can see through it.

We brought in things from home which are transparent.

Room 10 Blog L & R 283Transparent objects: ziplock bags, make-up bags, plastic bottles, water.

We investigated the transparency of the following items: paper, tissue, tinfoil and  greaseproof paper. First we predicted which ones would be transparent and which would be non-transparent or opaque. Then we tried to trace a picture through each of these materials.

Room 10 Blog 001Here are our predictions and our results.

Here is a gallery of all of our investigations.