Oscar G

Term 3, Week 1
13th July – 16th July, 2021

Art & About

This week, Oscar is on the hunt for street art and moments where nature and architecture meet. In some instances, nature has reclaimed man-made objects.  Oscar has also been exploring composition and perspective in photography.

Photography by Oscar G, 3M

J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles

This week we are visiting J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

With more than 6,000 years worth of creative treasures, the Getty is one of the best places for art on the west coast of the US. Go from neolithic clay figures to Van Gogh’s Irises and Renoir’s La Promenade – just two of many artworks that feature in the virtual tour. As with several of our selection, Google Arts and Culture offers a “museum view” tool to look inside gallery spaces, with clickable artworks presenting further information. The Getty’s sunny sculpture plaza and garden terrace are worth adding to your digital trip, via another viewing platform, Xplorit.

We’ve also been exploring art through colour https://artsandculture.google.com/color?hl=en&col=BLUE

Exploring art through colour

We’ve also been exploring art through colour on Google’s Arts & Culture page

Well Read

Oscar has been reading a lot – both aloud (to his kitten Sunday) and to himself.

When he is reading aloud to Sunday, he is practicing variations in pitch, tone, pace, volume, pauses, eye contact, questions, and comments to produce an enjoyable & fluent delivery.

What’s on the list this week?

Maths – Adding it all up

Oscar has been completing pages in his maths homework book along with learning math in everyday life.

Homework Book

Maths pages completed

  • 18:1
  • 18:2
  • 18:3
  • 18:4
Maths in everyday life

We have been cooking some of Oscar’s favourite dishes this week.

On Monday we made crepes. These were not only delicious but were also a handy way to practice fractions.

Music Appreciation

We listen to lots of music in our house. During home schooling, we’ll be picking artsits, genres or particular albums to listen to.  We’ll be noting our observations here.

Open discussion

Vivaldi’s arrangement is as follows:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
But how does it really sound to you?
  • I think Summer sounds like winter.
  • Spring sounds like spring.
  • Autumn sounds like Summer or Autumn
  • I think Winter sounds like Spring

Italian Terms in music

Allegro – means cheerful & fast

Adagio – means slowly (leisurely & gracefully)

Presto – means extremely fast

Largo – means very slowly

Science & Music

When mum was in school, her teacher used to play these songs in class. Years later, she still remembers them and they helped her in Science!