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Year 5 & Year 6 - 1/29/15

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On Monday the Panthers celebrated Australia Day, with Francesca from Sydney sharing her Australian Vegemite with the class and explaining their festivities. Later in the week they enjoyed using the language of probability to discuss the likelihood of various events such as: 'You will blink in the next five minutes' and 'Mrs. Curtis will grow wings.'

This week, the Lively Leopards have continued their study of journalistic writing, thinking carefully about how we can use our descriptive skills and techniques to accurately describe specific details. We are working towards publishing our very own travel report about a place we would like to encourage people to visit.

Some Year 5 Creative Cougars investigate how the Chicago skyline has changed over time. They chose six significant buildings from the city and researched their construction year and height. They arranged these on a chart to show these details.

As part of our Year 6 topic 'They See the World Like This, the Chameleons and Hippos investigated the famous Impressionists, such as Claude Monet. We then moved further to the East by looking at Japanese Woodblock Printing. Inspired by this technique, we created our very own masterpieces by crafting our own designs onto polystyrene using Japanese influences and then printed the images onto card for a final print effect. We are pleased to exhibit our Willow Pattern plates!

In the Enthusiastic Elephants, we have been creating our own cubist art. Studying the work of Picasso and Braques, we have attempted to replicate the style on black paper using pastels, producing some great work!

In other subjects, the Toucans are so excited to have been able to draw algebraic mapping diagrams! This level 6 area of math was a huge success for all! 

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