Thursday, August 23, 2018


Check out our monster art! We planned monsters in our art books.

We chose our favourite monster and created a bog version with crayon and dye.

After that we used our clay skills to create a 3D version.



Did you know some of our boys have been writing the Midweek column. They always get it checked by Ms O'Connor before it gets sent off to the paper. Pretty clever huh! Here is their latest column.

Friday, August 17, 2018


We have started back at Rutherford again this term. For active learning we are cooking, sewing and creating something at woodwork. We are having heaps of fun learning new skills. Watch this space to see what we create!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Museum Visit

Last week we went to the Museum to learn all about organic pigments and natural tools and Toi Māori (Māori Art).
We worked with Margie and explored different ways we can make paint and what we could use to paint with. We had a go at painting with feathers and we made our own brush from harakeke. We used onion skins and walnut pods to make dye. We also used paints made from ochre. We used the pigments and tools to create our own tapa patterns.

We also work with Awhina to learn about Toi Māori. We looked closely at different whakairo. We learnt they were used to tell stories and show history. We explored all the different patterns and discovered that different places around the country have different styles and patterns special to them.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Cave Paintings

For inquiry we spent some time looking at cave paintings. We were really interested in learning why we have cave paintings and what was used to create cave paintings. We looked closely and how people were drawn and why they choose the animals they did. We then used all the information we learnt to plan and create our own cave paintings to tell a story about what might of happened in New Zealand many years ago. Instead of using natural paints made from limestone and ochre we used crayons. They still look great!