Ms. O’Neill’s Third Class have been busy building bridges. Well……what a fun day we had. We learned all about bridges. We learned that there are many types of bridges including a suspension bridge, a transporter bridge and a hydraulic bridge. We discussed different materials that can be used including wood, metal and stone. We also looked at bridges from around the world including the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. We then got creative and designed our own bridges…take a look!
Australia Day was on the 26th January 2014. Ms. O’Neill’s 3rd class learned all about Australia and the native people of Australia called Aborigines. We loved learning about Australia and worked extremely hard on our projects. Take a look!
New Zealand and Maori people
We learned about New Zealand and the native people of New Zealand called the Maori people. Some Maoris tattoo their bodies. Men have tattoos on their faces and other parts of their bodies. Some women have tattoos on their chins and lips. Some Maori people wear masks. The masks usually look fierce – the mouth is open, with the tongue sticking out with wide eyes. The expression is usually aggressive and looks like the faces that Maoris make during ward dances like the haka. The lines on this mask as similar to the Maori tattoos, which traditionally they had on their faces to make them look fierce, and to scare off their enemies. We made Maori masks using clay. They turned out great!