THe Magnificent Tree – Nick Bland

From our Year One Info Lit Blog,

Posted by Donna Brough

The Magnificent Tree is a simple story with many delicate layers.  It captures the wonderful relationship between Bonny and Pop who “were always bursting with ideas.” One day they decide to build a tree to encourage their beloved birds to stay.

Whilst Bonny’s ideas “were simple and clever”, Pop’s ideas “were big, brave and brilliant.” The Magnificent Tree demonstrates how two very different solutions to the same problems can word equally well.

After reading the story we created our own ‘Magnificent Trees’. Look at this one…

Have a look at Amelia’s Magnificent Tree

iPads in Art – More Magnificent Trees

1M were lucky enough to use the iPads today for their Art class. They explored the Drawing Pad app and then they created a Magnificent Tree of their own! Here’s a sample of their trees…

  

Using the Camera App

In pairs, we will be using the camera app to take photos of trees in the school yard. We will be focusing on zooming and clarity using the green focus square to help us. We are looking for interesting photos from all different angles and heights. Make sure your photos are nice and clear.

Here are some tree pictures Mrs Brough has been taking on her iPad.

Here are some photos taken by our super clever year ones.

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