Thursday, 29 May 2014

Principals award

Well done to Elizabeth who received the principals award today for the way she participated in the music workshop.

Assembly certificates

Congratulations to Seth, Keane and Halalova for receiving our assembly certificates today for writing, acting and applying themselves.

Our parachutes in action

Here are some photos of our parachutes in action. We found that the larger surface area of the parachute the longer it took to reach the ground.

Parachutes


We are having fun making parachutes for science. We are learning about surface area. These are some photos of us in action.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Our Fantastic Writing

The white furry beast leapt off the cliff. I could see the fear in his sparkling eyes as he splashed the water into the other creatures face.
Mackenzie

It is a dark gloomy grey sad day. I would give anything to see my old shelled creature, it could run very slowly out there. My very disappointed old friend, walks so very slowly to his beautiful house. Then to his excitement I would pick him up and place him outside, one second later he wants back in.
Lachlan


The adventurous white furred creature attempts the extreme to become a popular artist. The beautiful crystal creature leaps from a wondrous ledge and zooms through the icy cold air. Splash! The beautiful cold water filled the creature’s fur. The other furred creature watched the whole thing and is now roaring with horrendous laughter. The furred beasts are now happy with enjoyment on the crystal clear lumpy ice.
Harriet

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Our writing

We are learning to set the scene, select our language carefully, show not tell and use complex sentences. This is our writing we did yesterday in partners after we watched a short video.

It was a dark squeamish day in newspaper city. A very small was looking very suspiciously nervous. He bumped into someone taller, what he was hiding was revealed. It was a small golden hallow dragon.
Halalova and Lachlan

Black crystal rain drops fall on my head like chocolate buttons. Millions of car shadows go past as fast as lightning. Dirty muddy puddles splash when you wander past.
Rhea and Megan

Large drops of rain flew down onto the pavement, like tumbling bricks falling from the sky. Crowds of umbrellas were pushed aside as a young boy came hurriedly along the sidewalk. Colourless faces shadowed people’s glum expressions, while they keep the town swiftly moving. The dullness of the sky had left nothing but a dark world.
Emily and Yneke

It was a grey gloomy day in a little bustling town with people made of paper. The traffic looked like a fast train passing by. The paper machines were crushed by the buckets of water falling from the sky.
Taine and Noah

As I raced through the rain, on this special day, a man pushed me. My heart pumped and I fell to the ground. My pet dragon skidded across the road like someone getting hit by a bus. I could feel the fear in his eyes as I picked him up and carried him away.
Mackenzie and Vannisah

As I scuttle through the sheets of cold water, I gaze at the dull ground and shuffle along in the puddle of greyness. While I was walking along, I half-heartily bumped into an unhappy looking creature. Then I dropped my precious yellow treasure like a person going sky diving. Then the unhappy creature picked up my wonderful treasure and I got a great shock.
Harriet, Michael and Tyla

The stormy winters night froze the robots in their paper umbrellas. The robots marched down the street, with soggy paper umbrellas, in a long line. The umbrellas were as wet as a river. A shadow came from behind me and pushed me, I skidded across the footpath onto the road.
Isabella and Ruby

The sky was as dark as oil because of the pollution. I walked silently through the crowd. I crashed into someone and lost my balance. My precious slipped out of my hand and got into the grasp of another. He exploded with colour and happiness.
Keane and Jack

There was a gloomy grey sky in papertown. The machines were marching in the streets, it was pretty much a river. The traffic was like the toliets at McDonalds. It was as depressing as 1930’s Wall Street.
Seth and Kaleb

The sky was as black as smog and the cars were as grey as wolves. A mysterious being came dashing along a hardworking street, the mysterious being crashed into the creatures, a magical scaly dragon dropped out of his hand. The creature picked it up and turned into a colourful robot.
Tristan and Shem


It was a dark and frankly horrible day. No one was speaking and nobody really wanted to. The sun, never came out and the darkness never left. It was as hopeless as making the Joker sane.
Isaac

Monday, 26 May 2014

Hockey

We had lots of fun at our last hockey session today. These are some photos of us in action.       

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Shared Writing

What we wrote as a class today:

I stared deep into the plain smoke filled sky and saw terrifying shadows of the creatures lung towards me. The leaves rustled as they flew over my head and knocked me to the ground. Suddenly they came closer to the ground and grabbed me by my wing and threw me as if I was a rag-doll. Terror swept through me as they took my ancient oaken pipe. When the creature put the pipe to his lips, the peaceful music turned to horrifying screeches. When they turned around to play the pipe,I made a dash for cover in the shadows of the thick vegetation.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Principals award

Congratulations to Lachlan and Halalova who received the principals award today for helping an elderly member of the parish. We are proud of you! 

Assembly certificates

Congratulations to the girls who received the certificates today. Antonia and Mackenzie for their writing especially for their editing and recrafting. Isabella for her focus this week and her persistence in Maths 

The Holy Spirit is...

These are some of our ideas about what the Holy Spirit is...

Who you are on the inside, the truthful one - Ruby
The spirit of Peace - Isaac
The colour of the Holy Spirit is rich gold like you see on the Whittakers chocolate wrapping - Cameron
It is a mystery that will never be solved until death, and possibly not even then - Joseph
It is the good soul inside us - Shem
It is a symbol of the power and love of God - Halalova
A shining light in each and every one of us has inside of us that keeps us with God - Elizabeth
Is like a third parent that helps you do the right thing - Michael
Voice inside your head that tells you the right decisions - Vannisah
The Holy Spirit is a leader, supporter, mascot and the way of the proper life - Yneke

Our visitors today

Today we had some visitors they were very cute. Thanks for bringing them to school Isabella.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Welcome

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