It has been a fun term with each Grade 3 class working on a dance about Japan. Why Japan you may ask - to showcase what we may expect to see during Rio’s Closing Ceremony and the Opening ceremony from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Students discussed what elements Japan would want to show the world – Cherry Blossom Trees, Bullet trains, Mt Fuji, Sushi, Noodles, Karate, Sumo Wrestling and the new or returning sports in the 2020 games. Grade 4 students including 3/4R have been a delight to work with as each grade worked collaboratively with me to choreograph a class dance. They researched what they thought was important for Brazil to show the world during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, they then developed dance steps in small groups which were then used for the whole class dance. I have been most impressed with the enthusiasm and level of commitment shown by the students to do their best dance performance.
Grade 3 and 4 students came together on Wednesday 14th September, to share their dances with one another. It was a lot of fun and a great way to celebrate their learning in Performing Arts this term.
This term the Olympic topic continued with Grade 5 students working on iMovies. We had movies about the Olympic torch lighting in Greece, the Olympic Torch relay, Olympic mascots, Cathy Freeman, Brazilian athletes, Team sports in Rio, Australian athletes medal history, Australian Men’s Basketball, BMX Racing and the commencement of the Modern Olympics to name a few. It was great to see the creativity of the students as they used skits, images, songs and videos to get their information and message across to their audience.
Jo Daly - 2016 to current.