Welcome to Futaba aquarium (Grade 2) part 4

2013年02月21日 08時30分00秒 | Grade 2

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Students from class C.


We are starting to finish our shape.

Lots of people have come to see all the work in the Art Room.

Everyone has had fun seeing it.

People made lots of effort to try and make their work match the image in their head.

If the shape wasn’t quite right they used selotape to try and change it a bit.

It was a bit like when we modeled with clay.

Some people worked together.

You can enjoy the feeling as you work.

Lots of different creatures have been finished.

We could tie string onto the models.

It was difficult to find a good position at times because the model would tilt and swing.

We needed to change the position of the string sometimes.

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Welcome to Futaba aquarium (Grade 2) part 3

2013年02月20日 08時30分00秒 | Grade 2

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Students from class B.


The shape of the form is being developed.

As time goes on you can build on the image to make it exactly as you want it.

Some people have devised their own techniques.

Drilling holes…

 New parts can be connected.

 Selotape can be used to make parts stronger.


Here are some examples of work.

 Next time we will stick paper wet with glue to make the finished form.


An important part of Art class is learning how to clean up properly.


 Everyone works hard to clean the room. I think people think more about the Art room when they need to clean up afterwards.

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Welcome to Futaba aquarium! (Grade 2) part 2

2013年02月19日 08時30分00秒 | Grade 2

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 Students from class B.


The students were happy to model with the newspaper like it was clay.

Many people stood up because it was difficult to work with the large newspaper.

You can make it round then use your weight to crush it smaller.

You can also use your fingers to make the shape larger.

Making the body of something it was like a little pet.

Some people have already given their work a name.


You need to model some of the delicate parts.

 Students used selotape to pull together some parts into theright shape.  This is a characteristic where newspaper is different to clay.

The students are getting more skilled at using selotape.

Some people are using the colour of the newspaper to draw attention to parts.

 We can make things which work!

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Painting (Grade 2)

2013年02月12日 08時30分00秒 | Grade 2

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Students from class B.

We heard a short story of an island with a rainbow which we would then try to paint in a group.


 We were working together in a group so had to exchange ideas and think of some rules.

 Groups needs to think how they would paint their picture.


There were rules for this activity!

 You can use the whole arm to paint dramatically.

 We stood up to paint, and could draw lots of different patterns.

 ‘Wow, It’s an interesting painting!”

Someone said as they were impressed with their own work.

Some people used methods to draw wide lines across the whole page. This technique was used to make some beautiful triangle shapes.

 We wrote the title on a different piece of paper as the work wasn’t dry.

 “Umm, I don’t know the title”

some people worried.

‘Oh, I Know’

Some people said straight away.

Here are 2 pieces of work.


Ms. SN’s work ‘Beautiful, cute, cutey island’.


Ms. AY’s work ‘Colorful paint island’

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Bubble painting (Grade 2)

2013年02月04日 16時30分00秒 | Grade 2

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We blew bubbles out of coloured, soapy water with a straw.

Then pushed these bubbles onto paper.

The bubbles make shapes and colours onto the paper, and this activity uses this technique.

We connected 3 straws to try and avoid getting water in our mouths.

 It looks a little bit like blowing glass.

We need to get lots of bubbles.

You need to quickly get the paper in position quickly before the bubbles disappear.  

 This student found a good way to get the bubbles.

 It seems a good idea to do it this way.

Some people looked and felt how the bubbles moved and tried to make the bubbles bigger or smaller.

It can also be good to see the patterns from bubbles which have burst.

There are lots of different patterns made; small bubbles, big bubbles, bubbles which have burst…

 The bubbles in a cup liked nice, like an ice-cream or juice.

The patterns looked like this.

We could add to this design with a felt-tip pen. What sort of image could we make?

I can see cherry trees, or tropical fish swimming in a reef!


What do you see?

It is harder if there are lots of colours.

You need to try and look at the different shapes.

Maybe it would be a good idea to turn the paper and see if we can see something!


Can I now see a bird?!


What can you see?

I can’t see a bird any more…

Can I see the face of a dog…?

Purple eyes with a long nose…

 A mouth…

With an ear on the left…


What if I do this!


There is a child! 

 Where the dog’s ear was a minute ago is now a hand!

 It looks like it might be riding a roller-coaster with some spray coming off!


What can you see???

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