This year all of the classes in our school are being named after artists.
Our class is named after the brilliant architect/artist Antoni Gaudi.
We spent this morning looking at some of Gaudi’s amazing buildings, fantastic mosaics and creative motifs or plants and animals.
Next we all took smaller photographs and postcards and worked on the “See, Think, Wonder” routine in our groups. There was lots of interesting discussions and points of view about Gaudi’s work.
Lastly we came together as a whole group and thought about all of Gaudi’s work, and how he saw the world. We came up with some new vocabulary and ideas when we listened and responded to the thoughts of the other kids in the group.
NIPS XI by Ruth Starke is the title of the text we are reading in Reading Groups. It is a great story about about a boy called Lan who forms a cricket team to play at Multicultural Day at his school. It follows his adventures as he recruits the players, finds a coach, learns the rules and starts to play the game of cricket.
One of the themes we are exploring is the theme of “Winning”.We thought out loud about who were winners in this story:
Now we are using “Circle of Viewpoints” to help us think about how different characters in the story see winning. Its quite interesting to talk about how different people have a range of ideas on what winning is.