Creative Expression

KING of my CASTLE

KING of my CASTLE

Grade 1 Hall were very excited when I told them that they would begin painting this week! After a a quick demonstration on what to do, they jumped into it. Using different shapes and sizing they were encouraged to paint a castle. Their cattle was to include window, doors and the like. Our Grade 1s decided to be the Kings of their Castle.[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 Creative Expression
EXCITING times at Silvermine Music Academy!

EXCITING times at Silvermine Music Academy!

After much anticipation we have moved to the new Silvermine Music Academy building. How exciting! Lessons started on 29 January, but music students can still be enrolled. Kirstyn Botha will be teaching Music Appreciation. I would like to encourage all our music students to enrol for this course. It will provide them with essential background information about different genres of music and[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 Creative Expression, Music
Creative Expression:  Our Little Picassos

Creative Expression: Our Little Picassos

“I’m a little fish,I like to swim You can’t catch me, beacause I have a fin When I swim past my friends I hear them say Stop your swimming and come and play” Grade One’s are having so much fun using their knowledge of colours to create a school of fish. They will cut out each fish and collage it[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Creative Expression
Creative Expression: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Creative Expression: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall…Who is the fairest of us all? That’s easy. You certainly are Grade Two’s!! The art room was aglow with awesome reflections. Everyone studied a tutorial on the detailed proportions of their faces. This was followed by long gazes of admiration at their mirror images. They sketched a self portrait taking care to illustrate all the[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 Creative Expression
iRead: International ‘Make a friend’ Day

iRead: International ‘Make a friend’ Day

The iRead Center had the privilege of celebrating  “make a friend day”which is on the 11 February. The Grade 6s had to choose a buddy which they have not spoken to this year or do not know at all. They played thumb wars with each other and then had chats with one another. They spoke about one good thing about themselves,[Read More…]

by February 8, 2017 Creative Expression
EAGER Readers!

EAGER Readers!

This was the first actual Library lesson for the Grade 1s. There was such anticipation as they were waiting to get books to take home. After choosing their books they were very eager to show friends what they took out. They loved reading or looking through their new books with their friends. Grade 2s were as eager as the Grade 1s[Read More…]

by February 8, 2017 Creative Expression, Grade 1, Grade 2
Art is a Valuable Process

Art is a Valuable Process

The Grade 3s expressed their creativity beautifully this week as they experimented with patterns and water colours. After a class discussion about warm and cool colours and identifying patterns in our surroundings, our learners were encouraged to use their creative skills and paint flowers in different patterns.    The young artists each produced such innovative pieces of art. I was[Read More…]

by November 25, 2016 Creative Expression
The Value of Art and Creative Expression

The Value of Art and Creative Expression

Painting is much more than just a simple activity. Painting is a way for children to do many important things: convey ideas, express emotion, use their senses, explore colour, explore process and outcomes, and create aesthetically pleasing works and experiences. Painting with children allows us to see much more than a simple picture. If we observe with careful eyes and[Read More…]

by November 1, 2016 Creative Expression
A Creative Start to Term 4

A Creative Start to Term 4

The Grade 2 girls loved creating their very own photo booth props this week in Creative Expression. They made various props such as big smiles, funny glasses and even long beards! The Art Room was filled with laughter as the girls showed off their props to their peers!        The Grade 7s jumped straight to the task of planning the[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 Creative Expression
Sun Valley’s Got Talent

Sun Valley’s Got Talent

It has been an absolute treat being able to observe our Intermediate Phase students perform in ‘Rock Toyz‘. They definitely do not lack personality nor confidence, as evident when they make their appearances on stage. The costumes and make-up are stunning, as is each child’s dancing and acting. If you have not yet seen the show, treat yourself! It is a must see!

by August 24, 2016 Creative Expression