Monday, 25 November 2013

Back to school!

After a two week break we were back energised and ready for another exciting and busy time in school. We began our new UOI - How we express ourselves. Through this unit, we will learn about our selves and our identity. We will explore how we can build our image and personality through our behaviour and the  way we express ourselves. We will also see what are the different ways we can express ourselves.

In the first week back, our music teacher Ms. Amanda showed us a few videos of singer Hera and Adele performing. We learnt that Hera painted a tattoo on her face before every show. Her tattoo was an inspiration from the native New Zealand Maori tribe and the design of the tattoo has glimpses of the Icelandic art, the place where she was born. We discussed and saw how Hera had used the tattoo to build her image in public and thereby creating an identity for herself.  We then compared Hera with Adele who didn't have any such thing. Adele had created her identity using her voice modulation techniques. We reflected on our learning and designed a tattoo for ourselves. The one that we would like to show our identity with.

Ansel Adams
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
― Ansel Adams

We explored the art work of Van Gogh with Shawn sir.

If you want to read and you want to draw, that helps you to express yourself.  --- Quentin Blake 

In music class we learnt how to listen to a track and add our own chords to it.

We deciphered the central idea. We used the dictionary to look up the meanings of the words.

We expressed our understanding of the Math concepts we have learnt so far in Grade 3 through our words and illustrations. We have also began the concept of multiplication.