Thursday, May 31, 2012

Taonga Time

Every fridays 7 & 8 students go to different classes and do lots of activities.
We call it Taonga time. My class I’m in is Miss Vaafusuaga. The class I’m in is a sports class we learn lots of things about famous sports people and we go out and play lots of sports. I enjoy going to Taonga time because we do fun activities than in class.

The best thing about going to Taonga time, is that we get to study lots of new things and lots of new subjects. Last week we were suppose to  do a beep test but we didn’t,  I really wasn’t looking forward to doing the beep test . So then we got to play with some sports equipment and play touch.

The task we have been set on is that we are doing a profile about are famous sportsperson. My partner is james our famous people that we are learning about is Matthew Bowen(Me) & Derek Rose (James). Matthew Bowen is a professional australian rugby league footballer. Derek Rose is a professional basketball player that
plays for the chicago bulls,he is #1.

The other project we have been asked is that we have to make a profile about ourselves.We have to include out height weight well as D.O.B.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


This term room 21 has been learning lots of new skills from the game of AFL.
Our Instructors names were Sandwhich.AFL is a New Zealand and a Australian game.The first skills we learned was the hand pass as well as drop punt.To warm up we had a game of octupus.

As we learned the skills we got into partners.My partners name was Waata.The aim was trying to hand pass the ball to your partner and drop punt it too.Then we had to try and hand pass then ball between our partners legs.

As we finished warming up we had another game we had to try and target Miss Lagitupu as well as the netball hoop.I was in the snails team my partner was a lion.
The team that won after all was lions.

Then we ended the session with another game.I like AFL because it seems cool and tiring.I also want to learn more skills and learn more techniques.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Picasso and Daniella Hulme comparing and contrasting

This week we have been comparing and contrasting two famous and unique artists Pablo Picasso and Daniella Hulme.These two famous artists both have different styles. Picasso is famous for Cubism. He is an artist that paints different perspectives and different angles of people's faces. Daniella Hulme is a contemporary artist who likes to use bright colours and likes to use tropical patterns in her paintings. The paintings we are comparing and contrasting today is ‘The Weeping Woman’ (Picasso) and ‘A Lazy Day In Paradise’ (Daniella Hulme.)

Pablo Picasso was a strange Spanish and Italian man who always liked to draw different perspectives of faces. ‘The Weeping Woman’ to me looked a little bit strange because there was a face looking sideways and forwards. It look like Picasso had a good time when he painted because he always made it look strange and funny at the same time.

Daniella Hulme is a European lady. She always made her paintings tropical because she is married to Samoan man. ‘A Lazy day in paradise’ looks like a lady is lying down and relaxing on a bed. Her style is Contemporary. She always likes to use lots of colourful patterns and always likes to use lots of tropical flowers.

I think Picasso and Daniella Hulme are different because they both painted different patterns and different portraits. The comparison between both painters is they both have different styles.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

'La Musique' (Matisse) Sunflowers (Van Gogh)

P1:Room 21 has been set a task to study about the famous painters Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh.The paintings we are focussing on is ‘La Musique’ by Matisse and
Sunflowers by Van Gogh.Their styles are Fauvism (Matisse) and Expressionism (Van Gogh).

P2:The first painting we studied about was ‘Sunflowers’ from Van Gogh.To me it looked like Van gogh lived a miserable life because the sunflowers looked dull.Some of his paintings described his mood and feelings.When I saw the sunflowers it had a colour yellow that always meant happy but in his paintings it look like it meant sad.

P3:Our second painting we learnt about is ‘La Musique’ from Matisse.Matisse looked like he was happy when he painted this picture because it look like there were two happy women having a great time.One of the ladies was playing a guitar while the other one was listening to her.In the Backround there were palm trees above them that made look like they were in the islands.

P4:I think Matisse and Van Gogh have the same compare because they both used plants in their paintings.The difference about Van Gogh's is that he used plants in his paintings and Matisse used humans.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Immersion Rotations

During the past week the senior block has been going to an immersion rotation in each classroom. We have been learning about different artists and their style.The first artist we learnt about was a Frenchman called Henri Matisse. Matisse drew lots of portraits of his wife. We had to create a picture in the style of Matisse. Our picture was of a lady holding a guitar. His style was Fauvism. Matisse was born in Le Cateau-Cambr├ęsis,Nord,France 31 December 1869. He died on 3rd November 1954.

On Tuesday we went to room 22 to learn about Vincent Van Gogh. In room 22 we had to sketch a sunflower painting that was on this paper. His style of his painting was to make it come alive and make it beautiful. Vincent Van Gogh was born 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890. His work included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes of flowers,wheat fields and sunflowers.

On Thursday we went to room 18 to learn about a strange man that uses different
perspectives to make a face from different angles of people faces a man named Picasso . Picasso always drew self portraits but once he discovered what will the face
look like if i drew it sideways and front so he did it. Before we drew our picture there was a clip that was on the screen and we copied it step by step. The picture was a strange face that was looking sideways and another face looking forwards.

On our second to last rotation we went to was room 19 to learn about Monet. Monet used lots of colours and made lots of interesting pictures out of it. My picture I drew was a Chicago Bulls logo but it didn’t turn out beautiful like hers. Monet was born on 14 November 1840 in paris.Her style was using lots of colours and and making look beautiful.

On our last rotation we went to Mrs Squires class to learn about Daniella Hulmes.
Daniella Hulmes always like to draw tropical pictures she liked drawing flowers and fruits the most.The picture we had to sketch was a bowl full of fruits. The hardest part was getting the right colours for the grapes. My best part was trying to make beautiful like Daniella Hulmes. My best rotation was going to room 19 to learn about the famaus
Claude Monet  because i got to draw and learn more things about Monet.