Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Eastern Zones Cross Country

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

One of my favourite poems

Violet Buregarde

Did any of you ever know
a person called Ms.Violet? 
This dreadful woman saw
no wrong in chewing, 
chewing all day long for
years and years 
she chewed away 
consuming fifty packs a day 
and the price she has to pay for going so very far astray 
is turning into a blueberry 
so please, Oh please,
we beg you to only chew two times a day.
A poem that I like by Nea                       

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Tessellations


As part of our inquiry, we have been finding out about tessellations.
What do you know about Islamic Art? How do Islamic artists represent images of the world?

Dance Workshop

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Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Cave of Lascaux

Click on the link on My Blog list to the right of the page to take a tour of the Cave of Lascaux.
Then click on the wallwisher link below to leave your comments.
Wallwisher

Monday, 14 May 2012

Escher


Look at this artwork by Escher. 
What do you think? 
What patterns can you see? 
Please comment…

Thursday, 10 May 2012

kirsties short story


Lozo

Where is Lozo? I have looked all around the house and outside. This is not like him, usually he’s curled up on my bed and being as lazy as possible. I peer out my window nervously, hoping to catch a glimpse of him but he’s nowhere to be seen. I am getting worried now.

I need to get to school; he’s going to make me late. If he’s not home in 15 minutes I will be in big trouble. I lie on my bed and hope for a miracle. The hands on the clock tick around slowly.  


Reowww hisssssssss!
I know he’s back. I bolt straight to the door. A rush of relief floods through me. Lozo pads noisily through the cat flap. He looks petrified. His fur sticking straight up, as if he had been electrocuted. Eyes wide and innocent, half of his body soaking wet.

He shakes his fur, splattering water everywhere. Little muddy foot prints mark the white tiles.
“Have you been into the neighbour’s fish pond?” I ask him kindly. He looks at me as if I am stupid. I sigh. The neighbour storms up to our front door.
UH OH! I answer the door.

A flurry of paws scrabbling the water right above me. I swish my golden fins, quickly darting behind a mossy weed. SPLOSH! A grey mass of fur hits the water, splashing wildly to the edge of the pond. ANIMALS INVADING!!
Sharp claws searching the water eagerly. Frantic bubbles emerge from the depths below me, where the turtles dawdle.


 My neighbour is fuming, an argument settles in.
“It’s not his fault” I shout
“Yes it is, he scared my fish!”
“Well that’s what cats do”
“No its-“
Mum storms in, interrupting the argument, “What’s the matter?” she demands
“He’s blaming me for Lozo going in the fish pond!”
“WHAT?” my neighbour splutters.
“Everybody calm down!” Mum shouts.
“Hey people” my sister says, casually walking into the room
“I think you’d better go now” Mum said to the neighbour.


I purr lazily, stretching out on the couch to make myself as long as possible. These days no-one appreciates my fine work. I deserve better than this despicable mess. I glare at everybody who passes me. What’s wrong with my people?


Sadly I am grounded for arguing with my neighbour. Mum just doesn’t understand. For once Lozo looks sympathetic. I stroke him, he’s purring playfully. Waiting for me to play chase with him, a pleading look in his eyes.



By Kirstie

Readings from Fantastic Mr Fox

We are learning to use the characters voices as they speak in the book.

I was trying to come up with voices for the characters. I thought of my family as being the Mr Fox family and I compared their voices.


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Click on the link to visit the Cave of Lascaux

http://www.lascaux.culture.fr/#/en/00.xml/index.html


Questioning


We have been learning different comprehension strategies.

Remember: You’ve got to ask questions about what you’ve read to understand the text.

Making Connections


We have been learning different comprehension strategies.

“Making Connections is like a bridge. A bridge connects things. You can use your prior knowledge to help you to connect the world to the text."

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Readings from Roald Dahl Novels


George’s Marvellous Medicine
In reading groups we are reading novels by Roald Dahl.
We are focusing on using the characters voice as we read.


Monday, 7 May 2012

Jumping into Lava


Cross Country

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Jump Jam!

Friday, 4 May 2012

My Maths Strategy