Thursday, 10 November 2016

Let's Entertain You - Performing Arts...

Over the last few weeks we have been exploring the idea of 'entertainment'.  What is entertainment?  What is art?  What sort of arts are there?  We have had lots of questions and are unravelling them through discussion and exploration.

We have had a great dabble into art over the last couple of weeks.  We have used different medium, tools and genres (types) of art.  We have even made our own art gallery in the classroom!

This week we are delving into the performing arts.  We have been lucky to have a few visitors this year put on amazing performances for us including a puppet show, music, dance and cultural shows.  We have been enjoying remembering these shows.  

Yesterday we had great fun doing a Ten-Minute-Paper-Bag-Puppet challenge.  We all got a plain, brown paper bag and used our discovery materials, felt pens and things to create our very own puppet.



Look at all our fabulous puppets.
Today we shared our ideas about our puppets with each other.  We made up a name for our puppet and decided what they were (animal, person, robot etc) and a little bit of background about them.  Some of us wrote about our puppets during free writing today.

This afternoon we did another Ten-Minute challenge.  This time we worked in small groups with other students and their puppets.  We had 10 minutes to come up with a short play, and then performed them for the class.  

Here are some of our plays.  We're looking forward to the rest of them tomorrow...



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