Thursday, May 31, 2012

Taonga Time

The beep test was canceled and YAY me and some of the boys went. Oh let me fill you in. Every Fridays the years 7 and 8 always rotates with different classes. The classes are, Sport with Mrs V, Music With Mr J, Science with Mr Harris, Movie making with Mrs Lagitupu and Making Catapults with Mrs Squires. We have been spending time with these Teachers. The class i'm in is sport with Mrs Vaafusuanga.

In sport we have been set task to make a player profile on our favourite sportsperson. We had to pair up and work as a group and work together for this project. The maximum of people in each group is two at a time. My Partner is Potaua. He’s doing Matthew Bowen a league star and I’m doin Derek Rose number 1 for basketball nba.

The beep test is an physical fitness test. It has levels and gets harder and harder. At this rate I think my fitness level is probably level 6. You have to run up the netball courts and back before the beep goes. If you don't make it back in time then I’m afraid you're out.

Sport is very very cool, but very competitive at the same at the same time. Sometimes there are rivalry in sport but at the end they become friends. It uses physical and mental strength. it is very fun.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Recently Room 21 have been going to sessions to learn about AFL. AFL stands for Aussie Football League. We learnt heaps of new and handy skills. As we go each week we always build up on our experience of this game. Me i’m still sharpening up on my skills.

The first thing that we learned when we were there was the drop punt. Oh and when you go to kick you always keep the laces on the ball away from our faces that’s one tip. If you want your drop punt to be successful then, when you go to kick it drop it as low as you can. But don’t let the ball touch the ground. when it falls make sure that it is just above ground. Then just give it a little punt then it would travel to the other person.

The other skill that we learnt was the hand pass. This skill uses timing and precisions to ace it. If you do this then the ball will go successfully in the air. This experience is very good for the future. When i'm older when Probably play NRL rugby league i might get a offer from AFL, and I will already know a bit of skills.

I think that AFL is a completely different to rugby but its still fun.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Once again we have been assigned to compare and contrast but with different pieces of artwork and two different artists. The two piece of artworks we are comparing is the ‘Lazy Day in Paradise’ from Daniella Hulme and the ‘Weeping Woman’ from Pablo Picasso. They both use unique types of painting. Like Daniella Hulme’s type of painting is modern painting and Pablo Picasso’s type of painting is Cubism.

Well let me put it this way Pablo Picasso’s paintings have so many interesting contrasts. On his painting ‘The Weeping Woman’ he paints with different perspectives and angles. Wait... but that is his style anyways, cubism painting. ‘The Weeping Woman’ has so many opposite colours like yellow and white come on they don’t go. ‘The Weeping Woman’ looks like she is crying because her face just looks so depressing.

Daniella Hulme uses modern themes in her painting. I think that even though she is European her painting of ‘A Lazy Day In Paradise’ shows that she knows how to include her husbands culture. She is married to a Samoan man. Her colours that she uses are tropical and so jaw dropping. In my opinion I just think its a pretty girl lying down in an island on a nice day.

I think they (Picasso and Hulme) are both talented at art. Picasso’s perspectives are pretty out of it and Daniella Hulmes use of colours are so beautiful. But who comes out on top for me is Pablo Picasso. ‘The Weeping Woman’ is just so fascinating.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Different's of the two artists...

Room 21 has been set on a task to compare two different talented artists, Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse. We have to compare ‘Sunflowers’ by Van Gogh and ‘La Musique’ by Matisse. They are both unique in their styles of painting. Henry’s style is called Fauvism, and Van Gogh’s style is Expressionism.

So do you like Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings? Do you know his sunflowers a famouse for looking alive. The tone and texture of his painting is very 3D looking and it just makes people's jaws drop with an amazing feeling. Here’s a fact about Van Gogh, He cut his own ear off and sent it to his girlfriend in hope that she would like it. I think that his painting uses a lot of sad colours and I think that he was very sad man. The Pedals from his painting looked dead there was a lot of brown and a bit yellow. But still his painting still looked authentic.

Let me say do you know Henri Matisse is art is pretty out of it. Well  in his painting of the la musique he  has used vertical strokes which is very interesting. In his painting he used very interesting contrasts. For a fact he was a French artist, and I could tell he was happy man. Reason when I looked at his painting he used very alive colours in his back such as light green for his trees he drawed. He used so many happy colours that it made feel like dancing. I also noticed that he painted a lady with an guitar and a friend.

The things that I thought  that were similar about Van Gogh and Matisse is that they are both famous. They are both completely different when it comes to art, because their arts have different styles. Also Van Gogh used sad colours and Matisse used happy colours.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Recently, Room 21 have been going to the year 7 and 8 immersion rotations. The purpose was to learn about new styles and artists. The first class we were in of course, was our class room 21. We learnt about a man called Henry Mattise. He was a very dedicated painter and he was also a French artist. When he was alive he did many good and amazing paintings. His style was known as Fauvism, and making it look alive. He was also a French artist. He died sadly but his paintings were also famous.

The second rotation was to Mrs Nua in Room 22. When we got there we learnt about Vincent Van Gogh. Unfortunately we learnt that he cut his ear off and sent it to his girlfriend hoping that his girlfriend would like it. But she did not appreciate it. So his ear was sore , and he only sold one painting. We had to draw a famous painting of his and it was a pot of sunflowers. His style was Expressionism. Do you like his art?

Next stop was Room 18...?