During our trip to Piha we collected some small items from the beach. Using a pro-scope Ansh took these incredible photos. Do you recognise any of the items we collected?
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Here is Eli and Arav's Inquiry presentation. The boys wanted to learn how to make movies. The first video shows them experimenting with stop motion animation.
This next video shows their completed stop motion animation. The boys drew some of the characters, created the background, filmed and edited their movie all by themselves. Enjoy
After creating a stop motion animation the boys then wanted to learn how to use I Movie to create a movie trailer. Please don't watch this in the dark!!
The Justice League compared two Roald Dahl characters Mrs Twit and Grandma from George's Marvellous Medicine.
WALT – Compare two Roald Dahl Characters
Roald Dahl created many classic characters in his books such as Charlie, Mr Fox, Matilda, The BFG and James with his Giant peach. Two memorable characters are Mrs Twit and Grandma from George’s Marvellous Medicine. These two characters share many similarities such as being old, ugly, gross, getting tricked and being mean to children.
Firstly Roald Dahl made each character disgusting and gross. Mrs Twit made spaghetti with worms and hid her glass eye in Mr Twit’s beer. Where as Grandma ate beetles, cockroaches and other bugs. We think Grandma though is the most gross because eating bugs is worse than making someone else eat them.
Roald Dahl also made both characters extremely ugly. Grandma had pale brown teeth and a mouth like a puckered up dog’s bottom. On the other hand Mrs Twit had yellow teeth, a wonky glass eye and ugly thoughts that showed on her face. We believe Mrs Twit was the uglier character because her ugly thoughts made her grow uglier by the passing year.
Both characters also got tricked in their stories. Grandma was tricked into drinking George’s marvellous medicine, which made her grow tall, and eventually shrink until she disappeared. However Mrs Twit was tricked into thinking she was shrinking and was stretched by balloons. We agree that Mrs Twit got tricked the worst because she was stretched by balloons and was also made to stand on her head until she disappeared.
Overall we believe that Mrs Twit is the most disgusting, gross, ugly and cruel character that Roald Dahl created. Some people may argue that Grandma is worse but as you can see from the reasons above Mrs Twit is simply AWFUL.
We believe our comparison is extended abstract because we gave several similarities and differences, explained our reasons and made an overall statement.
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
In art we have completed our Frances Hodgkins 'Still Life Portrait' inspired artworks. Our portraits needed to feature images that represented our likes, culture, hobbies and identity. Below are some examples of our work and the artwork that inspired them.
WALT – Write Complex Sentences
A complex sentence has one main idea and at least one extra phrase or clause to give more information about the main point. For example - The owl sat patiently on the branch while he searched for his prey.
The conjunctions we were using to build our complex sentences included: where, as, although, when, because, as though, since, until, before, after and so that.
The colourful parrot flew into the tree so that she could protect her babies from predators. - Nuha
The wind blew up on the mountaintop as the sun was rising behind the clouds. - Eli
Hemish laughed loudly at the circus until tears started streaming down his face. - Priscilla
The cowboy rode a black horse through town as a storm approached. - Hemish
Espen and Jolui played on the basketball team until someone showed them how to play cricket. - Nuha
I often eat salad although I don’t like eating vegetables. – Samarah
Samarah rang the police although there was no crime to report. - Ansh