K2 looked at and discussed the work of Andy Warhol for art this week. Warhol created a new type of art called 'Pop Art' using items from people's everyday lives such as Campbells Soup, Coca Cola and famous people from that era such as Elvis and Marilyn Monroe.
K2 then created their own Pop Art portraits, some of which are very scary and apt in the run up to Halloween!!!
We had a very special visitor to our classroom this month.
Our Headmistress, Mrs McCormack, came to visit us and read us a story called What Do You Do With An Idea? We learnt that with one great idea we can all change the world!
K2 listened to, and discussed, the story of The Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. We then made our very own Owl Babies pictures for art.
We also learned a little about the history of butter making. We watched videos on the process of butter making in the past and compared it with butter making today. We also made our very own butter using just a jar, cream and a marble - along with some blood, sweat and tears! We finally spread our butter on crackers, tasted it and gave our verdicts!
Here are some photos of us enjoying our Busy Break. We like to get up and moving in between lessons to wake us up and to work on strength, balance, motor skills, coordination, breathing and focus.
We have been busy learning to form letters on their iPads and drawing pictures of words beginning with particular letters. They got off to a wonderful start with the Aistear play curriculum making patterns from pegs and creating Lego, Jenga and Knex creations! They had their first library session where there was some wonderful reading going on as well as their first group violin lesson with Miss Armitage.
K2 also practised yoga to work on their breathing, balance, coordination, focus and strength.
K2 have had a beary good start to the term and did some top koality work this week. We made fork painted teddies for art, learned a rhyme called 'Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear' and wrote about our favourite bears. For a treat we even made our own chocolate cookie bears on Friday which we enjoyed whilst watching an episode of Masha Bear.
Pop Art PortraitsPop Art 3.JPG14766Pop Art Portraits
Pop Art PortraitsPop Art 2.JPG14765Pop Art Portraits
Pop Art PortraitsPop Art 1.JPG14764Pop Art Portraits
Mrs McCormack reading 'What do you do with an Idea?'Mrs McCormack reading What you do with an Idea.JPG14728Mrs McCormack reading 'What do you do with an Idea?'
Owl BabiesOwl Babies.JPG14727Owl Babies
Butter MakingButter Making 4.JPG14726Butter Making
Butter MakingButter Making 3.JPG14725Butter Making
Butter MakingButter Making 2.JPG14724Butter Making
Butter MakingButter Making 1.JPG14723Butter Making
Bear WeekBears 2.JPG14646Bear Week
Bear WeekBears 1.JPG14645Bear Week
K2 practising YogaK2 Yoga.JPG14595K2 practising Yoga
Using our iPadsForming letters on iPads 7.JPG14579Using our iPads
Using our iPadsForming letters on iPads 6.JPG14578Using our iPads
Using our iPadsForming letters on iPads 5.JPG14577Using our iPads
Using our iPadsForming letters on iPads 4.JPG14576Using our iPads
Using our iPadsForming letters on iPads 3.JPG14575Using our iPads
Using our iPadsForming letters on iPads 2.JPG14574Using our iPads
Using our iPadsForming letters on iPads 1.JPG14573Using our iPads
Busy BreakBusy Break 2.JPG14572Busy Break
Busy BreakBusy Break 1.JPG14571Busy Break
Using our iPadsForming letters on iPads 8.JPG14580Using our iPads
Playing and making thingsAistear play curriculum1.JPG14581Playing and making things
Playing and making thingsAistear play curriculum2.JPG14582Playing and making things
Playing and making thingsAistear play curriculum 3.JPG14583Playing and making things
Playing and making thingsAistear play curriculum 4.JPG14584Playing and making things
Playing and making thingsAistear play curriculum 5.JPG14585Playing and making things
Playing and making thingsAistear play curriculum 6.JPG14586Playing and making things
Playing and making thingsAistear play curriculum 7.JPG14587Playing and making things
Playing and making thingsAistear play curriculum 8.JPG14588Playing and making things
In the LibraryLibrary session 1.JPG14589In the Library
In the LibraryLibrary session 2.JPG14590In the Library
In the LibraryLibrary session 3.JPG14591In the Library
In the LibraryLibrary session 4.JPG14592In the Library
In the LibraryLibrary session 5.JPG14593In the Library
Don't K2 look musical!Violin Session 1.JPG14594Don't K2 look musical!