The best plait to use for poi is the 4 string plait because it lays flat and makes it easy to hold. You can find out how to do it here.
This term we have been learning about Siapo as part of our Pacific Paradise theme.
Siapo (also known as tapa) is one of the oldest Samoan cultural art forms. It is not only a decorative art but also a symbol of Samoan culture. It is used for clothing, burial shrouds, bed covers, ceremonial garments and much more.
First we learned about designs that were traditionally used.
Then we designed our own a block using cardboard, PVA glue and pen etchings to create texture and pattern. We printed our own design on paper and then on fabric in groups.
Here are our group tapa cloths..
This year Arrowsmith will be putting on a variety type show with a New Zealand-and-surroundings theme.
Some items will be performed by all Arrowsmith students while others will be performed by groups.
The following dances/games will be performed by groups: Poi, Sasa and Rakau. Next week you will be asked which one you would like to perform. Look closely and think about the skills required. Which one will you choose?
What is connected learning?
Connected learning is all those subjects other than reading, writing and maths such as science, social studies, PE and art. Often these can be connected within the topic, hence the name.
This year Tinwald School's theme is change. Each term has a different focus. They are:
Term 1 Facing Change
Term 2 Investigating Change
Term 3 Expressing Change
Term 4 Teacher's choice