Origami from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami.
The number of basic origami folds is small, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The best known origami model is probably the Japanese paper crane. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colors or prints. Traditional Japanese origami, which has been practiced since the Edo era (1603–1867), has often been less strict about these conventions, sometimes cutting the paper or using nonsquare shapes to start with.
The principles of origami are also being used in stents, packaging and other engineering structures.
Origami is really fun, maybe you will endeavour to persist in the art of paper folding…. Somethings can be very complicated, some not so. One of my favourites is a daytime lily.
( Origami Lilies )
I highly recommend to anyone. (10 and above years old, it’s sometimes frustrating)
Last week on the 5th of December 8 students from our school travelled to St. Leonard’s Athletic Centre to participate in the state schools, state athletics carnival.The students were….
Remy Bailey- Shotput, First place!!!!! 7.68m using a 2kg shot-put
Maddison Bell- 1500m, Twentieth
Rhiannon Evans-1500m, Fourth
Rhys Evans-800m, Twenty-third
Seth Tonks-Shot-put, Fifth
Harry Bell- 800m, Twelth
Caitlin Silberberg-800m, 200m, 100m, Fifth, Eighth, and Fifth. ( in that order )
Indi Tonks-100m, Fifth
This is myself, in the shot-put, I’m not sure which throw it was on, because we were given three throws and no practice.The whole day was really sunny and bright. Most people from our school sat in the same area. I was the only person to get a first place! But my event ended at 1pm and the carnival was scheduled to end at 2-30pm, so I left early. so the down side was that I didn’t collect my certificate. Because I came first!
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS!
Our class now has a family tree it’s up on our wall please take your time to look at it.
On the Family tree there is 2 families and great grandparents, grandparents, aunties and uncles and lastly children.
The Great grandparents are Rory, Holly and Mr Wolley, Mrs Gadon then the grandparents are Madison.
I can only remember that much.
It looks a bit like this
Bye Bye Maddy
On the 15th of November lots of people went from Bicheno to St Helens for the 2nd time in 2 weeks.
These are some peoples places :
Maddison Bell – 1500 2nd
Remy Baliey – shotput 2nd
Rhys Evans – 1500 2nd
Harry Bell – 800 2nd
Calum Ackers – 800 3rd
Relay Girls Team – 1st
Relay Boys Team – 1st
That’s all I can remember (sorry).
Everybody did really well. Good Job!!!!!!!!!!
P.S One girl lost her shoe on her race, from the ENE group (FUNNY).
At Bicheno we just had our sports carnival. the people that got 1, 2, 3 as a placing moved on to the ENE team try outs at St Helens.
I think aroung 36 people from our school went. From the people that went around 14 – 22 got in to the next carnival which is the ENESSA carnival at St Helens.
The races and events in the carnival are:
I think that’s it.
Feel free to comment on this post or if i have said something wrong please let me know.
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I havent been doing much on the blog currently, Ive been busy. School, homework, reports, blah blah blah…..
Has anyone here heard of word mania? I’ve been playing it online alot, its awesome , the qualifying round is over but I made it into the semi finals, unfortunately I didn’t make it into the finals.
I came 19th in Tasmania. In my age group, that was when I finished the round.
I highly reccommend it to anyone that enjoys computers, games, and literacy. Did I mention that you could win prizes?
Hello everybody ,
I just wanted to tell you about the Global Childrens Challenge
it’s so much fun we are now in week 6.
It’s a bit too late to join for this year but next year for sure.
In this challenge your class gets to join all there steps together . After that you insert them and and it divides them for you. Next you get to move around the world and vist places like the Amazon. Plus there can be the highest stepper for that day and out of the whole comp whoever has the most wins a prize.
Bye Bye for now Maddy
BOOOOOOO Halloween is almost here, what should we do?
we could have a dress up day or maybe a Halloween sleepover?
You decide we can ask Mr Woolley on Friday the 25th!
Have a SPOOKTASTIC day and watch out for the ghosts lurking in your wardrobe!