Pop Art Andy Warhol Portraits

After studying some artworks by famous artist Andy Warhol, 5/6J created their own portraits. Pop art was an art movement in the sixties where artists portrayed popular culture. Warhol produced artworks on famous people, such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, as well as depicting everyday famous products, such as Campbell’s soup. We used a…

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Stage Three Excursion to Warragamba Dam

On Tuesday 23rd March 27 lucky students from year 5 and 6 attended a FREE excursion to Warragamba Dam. This excursion was provided by Penrith City Council. Warragamba Dam is the main water supply for the city of Sydney. It is almost 50 years old. recently reopened to the public, it features a brand new…

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5/6J are Ad Detectives!

5/6J can’t believe that Miss B told them to watch TV for homework! Well sort of… We have been ‘Ad Detectives’ in the last 2 weeks, discovering all the different ways companies advertise products and how advertising can influence our personal identity, as well as the choices we make about what we eat, wear, buy,…

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Where Have we Seen Advertising?

5/6J have been talking about the different places we have seen ads, commercials and advertising. Check out our word cloud that shows the ideas we brainstormed. We created our word cloud at WORDLE.

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Our Identity Collages

This term we are learning about identity. This includes personal identity, cultural identity and what influences our identity. We created these collages using images of our favourite things and our interests. It’s amazing how we could easily identify who owned each collage by the content and the shape of the head!

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The Watertower

For the last couple of weeks 5/6J have been reading, studying, discussing, pondering, theorising and writing about “The Watertower” and its sequel “Beneath the Surface”, written by Gary Crew and Illustrated by Steve Woolman. We spent hours analysing the illustrations, searching for clues, trying to piece together the story… What happened to Spike and Bubba?…

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Miss B’s Trip to Borneo!

What an amazing place Sabah is! Sabah is a state of Malaysia, located on the island of Borneo. My trip started in Kota Kinabalu, the capital. This was a good base to go out to the islands and go snorkeling. Lots to see underwater! Along with ten other travellers we then headed into the jungle…

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Animals in Borneo

During our ten days in Borneo we saw orangutans, proboscis monkeys, long tailed monkeys, silver leaf monkeys, gibbons, wild pigs, snakes, huge monitor lizards, squirrels, hornbill birds, spiders, huge earthworms and millipedes, insects, leeches, fish, coral, eels…. It was like being in a zoo, but without fences! We didn’t get to see any pigmy elephants but we saw…

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Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone, Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you when I get back from the Jungles of Borneo! Stay tuned for more to come in 2010! Love Miss B

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