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Imagination Day

This term we our concept was imagination. We have been reading and writing narrative stories. We read and wrote many different stories – fairy tales, super hero stories, myths and legends. We had an imagination day to celebrate our learning.

On the day we made creative shapes with food, did some geometric artwork and designed masks. We used “How Maui Slowed the Sun” by Peter Gossage to inspire our Maori mask designs.

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We are Poets

We used what we learnt about diamante poetry to write poems about different topics. Here are some of our poems:

Maui and the Goddess of Fire  

Maui
fiery, hot
crashing, pulling, tricking
nana, brother, aunty,mother
walking, flying, dropping
cheeky, red
Maui

By Sapphire and Caleb

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Maui and the Goddess of fire

Maui
red, hot
burning, leaping, boiling
goddess, brothers, island, mother
tricking, destorying  pulling
orange, yellow
village

By Aminta and Avishi

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Roy Lichtenstein

Roy
big, cool
creating, designing, using
gallery, sky, planes, clouds
making, talking, working
blue, green
Lichtenstein

By Aminta and Avishi

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Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent
dark, bright
moving, waving, spinning
city, castle, sun, waves
nice, cool
Van gogh

By Avishi and Aminta

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Diamante Poetry

We are learning to write Diamante poems. A diamante poem is made up of 7 lines using a set structure. When a diamante poem is written it takes on the shape of a diamond.

Use this template to write your own at home:

Noun (subject)
Adjective, Adjective
Verb, Verb, Verb
Noun, Noun, Noun, Noun
Verb, Verb, Verb
Adjective, Adjective
Noun (subject)

 

Here’s an example:

Monsters
Evil, Spooky
Howling, Shrieking, Wailing
Ghosts, Vampires, Goblins, Witches
Flying, Scaring, Terrifying
Creepy, Crawly
Creatures

Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein

We used what we noticed and  learnt about Roy’s artwork to inspire our own comic book portraits. We created book covers and wrote a narrative story about our super hero character.