The Art of Mary Blair – Disney Artist

Mary Blair was an artist for Disney. Can you work out which stories she created art for? Check out her images below! She created lots of castles that Disney has become famous for.  Would you like to create a castle artwork? Here’s a link to a great lesson!

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Bosco’s World Trip – Canadian Rocky Mountains

Bosco thought he would interview Miss B about some of the places she has been around the world! That way we can all pretend we are going on adventures! If you have any other questions for Miss B about the places she has visited, add a comment below!   Today Bosco asks Miss B about…

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Bosco’s World Trip – Lake Titicaca

While students are learning at home, Bosco thought he would interview Miss B about some of the places she has been around the world! That way we can all pretend we are going on adventures! If you have any other questions for Miss B about the places she has visited, add a comment below!  …

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Being a Mathemagician!

Now I know a lot of 3/4J are mathematicians, but did you know they are also matheMAGICIANS!   This week we practised how to add and subtract numbers without counting. Using our knowledge of place value and number relationships we were able to quickly work out the missing numbers in number sentences such as  …

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Uluru Perspective Artwork

Imagine visiting Uluru, in Outback Australia. The world’s largest rock can be seen from mile and miles away! True or False, Uluru is taller than the Sydney Harbour Bridge?   Uluru, otherwise known as Ayers Rock, is a very, very big rock located in central Australia. It is a very famous location that attracts many visitors…

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Excursion to Scenic World

We had such a great trip to Scenic World! After riding the Cableway, we followed the Scenic Walkway and then rode the Railway back to the top of the escarpment. IMG_2825 IMG_2827     IMG_2901   Did you spot a coachwood tree, a sassafras tree, a Lilli Pilli tree, a five leaf water vine, a…

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Wattle Artwork

3/4J are off to Scenic World in a few weeks! Along with riding the Scenic Railway and the Scenic Cableway, we will be walking along the Scenic Walkway seeing lots of Australia’s native flora and fauna. Let’s familiarise ourselves with some native plants before we leave!   Golden Wattle is Australia’s national flower. The Golden…

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Paul Klee Castles

Continuing our theme of artworks based on Houses and Homes, 3/4J are going to complete an artwork of a castle in the style of Paul Klee (Pronounced clay).   WALT I can create a castle in the style of Paul Klee I can use watercolour paints in warm and cool colours WILF I can draw…

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Haunted Houses on Black Paper!

Hey 3/4J, Check out these haunted house artworks! Stu Shepherd is an American aviation artist whose work has been featured on the boxes of aeroplane model kits. Haunted Houses are a great setting for suspenseful stories. But they can be tricky to draw!   Here’s an easy artwork we can do! Thanks to the teachers…

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Take the Train to Harlem

Our new novel this term “The Vanderbeekers of 141st St” is set in Harlem, New York City in a Brownstone building. We are studying different types of homes and houses, like the Brownstones of NYC.   For art in Term 3, 2019, we are creating artworks of buildings and houses! Our first artwork is inspired…

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Henri Rousseau and the Jungle

Henri Rousseau was a famous artist from France who painted artworks in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He is known for his whimsical gardens, jungles and animal scenes. 3/4J love animals so what a great artist to study! “Surprise! Tiger in a Tropical Storm” 1891 (Surpris! tigre dans une tempête tropicale) “The Hungry Lion Throws…

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Chengdu the Panda

Look at this book about Chengdu the Panda, who would not, could not fall asleep! Chengu is actually a city in China. It is also the home of a panda sanctuary. Miss B visited China, Chengdu and the Panda Sanctuary back in 2014. They are amazing animals, so cute and cuddly looking. The sanctuary even…

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Chameleons are cool

This week’s animal of the week is the Chameleon! Chameleons are cool! Well … says this book by Martin Jenkins.   One artwork we can try is a watercolour Chameleon. Did you know the artworks in the book are all watercolours? Thanks to Deep Space Sparkle for the lesson inspiration!   The first step will…

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The Explorer – Our First Novel of 2019!

We have almost finished reading our first chapter book of 2019 “The Explorer” by Katherine Rundell. It followed the theme of our Term 1 reading and writing topic – Human Survival! Add your comment to the wall!   Leave a comment to tell us what you think of this book!

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