Monday, November 23, 2009

Letter of the Week Jj

We did a circle map using images from Google to show our ideas for our letter of the week. Can you guess what it is? Do you know its sound? We also took some photos of something we have lots of in our class. Can you guess what these are? They all start with a 'j'.

SPS Gala

We did a mindmap of words to describe our Gala. Can you spot the descriptive words? Who do you think has done the best job?
I went to the school gala and I had a pony ride and it was bumpy. I liked the gala because it was very fun. CN
I went to the gala and I had a fizzy drink and it was very cold. I went to the clowns stall where you have to throw a ball into the clown's mouth and at the end you get a toy. And my Dad and my sister came with me. GV
At the weekend I went to the school gala. And I threw the ball at the cans of coke and I won a prize of a can of coke. I got a bag of candy floss that looked like a fluffy cloud. HW
Yesterday I went to the school gala. And I had fun. I liked my racing car. I did the clown thing. MR
I did go on the bouncy castles. I had candy floss. I bought a big ball. BH
Yesterday I went to the school gala and I did the can throwing. I did the clown game and I got a lollipop that looked like a gumball. AL
At the weekend I went to the school gala and I got my face painted like a dalmation. My face was colourful like a rainbow. And I went on the pirate ship twice. JMC
On Sunday I went to the school gala and I won a truck. It was red and it had HX on it. It was fun and I went on the pirate ship ride and I got candy floss. LMc

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Letter Jj

Today we did handwriting of j letter. we had to think of things that start with j.

The Queen of Hearts writing

This morning we watched a video from Alice in wonderland and then we did writing. We had to write what she looks like what she sounds like and if we like her,. Noone did. if you want to wotch the video click on the blue word video.

I don't like the Queen of hearts because she is bossy and mean. The Queen of hearts' dress is black and white and red like a ladybird and she is too tall. CN
She is angry like a dinosaur. I don't like her because she is bossy. She has a red dress with a white trim at the bottom of the dress. She sounds like a gorilla. MR
I hate the Queen of hearts. She is bossy and when she is really angry she goes red in the face. She gets really furious and she sounds like she will blow up! I really don't like her. AL
The Queen of hearts is really mean like a bully. Her voice sounds low. I don't like her because she's mean. Under her dress the stripes remind me of a bee. JMC
The Queen of hearts is really mean and she has a loud voice like thunder. The Queen of hearts sounds like an angry monster. Her dress looks like a ladybird. GV

Monday, November 16, 2009

Nutty about nouns

Today Busy Bumblebees were learning about nouns and verbs. We learned that nouns can be the names of people, places or things and looked in a picture to find as many nouns as we could. Can you see any other nouns in the picture?

Mass and Weight

We started weight today in maths and we did a mindmap of words that we know to do with weight. Can you think of any other words we need to know to help us with measuring?

Letter of the Week Ss

We came up with ideas for words that start with an 's' before handwriting today. Once we got started we thought of loads of ideas! Can you think of anything we have missed?

Wordle: Ss words

Fireworks Writing!

We did some great descriptive writing about fireworks night. We watched a short video clip to remind us of some of the sounds we might have heard on the night.

Then we listed some ideas of things we could see and hear.

Some snippets from our writing. Can you notice the descriptions of what we saw and heard?

The fireworks sound like a bomb exploding. They sound like a giant walking. They are red like lava. MR

Fireworks are beautiful and they are like shooting stars. Fireworks are loud like a man stomping. ES

The fireworks are like popcorn popping in a microwave. They look like glitter. GV

The firworks look bright like the sun. They are noisy - BOOM! CN

Fireworks look like rockets shooting through the sky. HW

The fireworks sound like thunder. They are colourful like a rainbow. Fireworks are cool and they are light. LMc

Fireworks sound like lightning and thunder. They look like shooting stars. They are bright like the sun. They look like glowing stars. SR

The fireworks are round. They are quick like a rocket zooming into space. BH

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Handwriting Letter Vv

We talked about things beginning with the letter Vv before handwriting today because our teacher thought it was a tricky letter to get ideas for! Ms F was very surprised that we had such great ideas! Can you think of anything else we could add?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Handwriting letter Aa

We listed some words that start with an 'a' before handwriting this afternoon. Can you tell which ones have a short 'a' sound and which have a long 'a' sound?

Wordle: Aa words

Talking Success Criteria

We did some talking this morning and we recorded our voices in photostory so we could listen and come up with some ideas for good talking. We came up with 4 ideas to help us:

Have a listen to our talking and see if you agree with us!? You need to listen carefully to hear our soft, medium and loud talking then our slow, medium and fast talking and then the girls and boys read alternate lines of the rhyme. Who do you think was the best?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nursery Rhymes with an 'M'

We tried to think of all the Nursery rhymes that have an 'm' in them today because that is our letter for this week. We made a wordle but we couldn't think of too many. Can you think of any we have missed?

Wordle: Nursery rhymes

Then we went round the classroom and took photos of things beginning with 'Mm'. We used the zoom when the objects were far away or up high on the wall. Here are 3 photos, can you see why we chose them?

Humpty Dumpty writing

We just decided to add 2 more great pieces of writing from 2 boys who are new at school. What do you think they did really well?
Humpty Dumpty is smiling because he is feeling happy. He is hot with his woolly jacket on. JT
Humpty Dumpty is round like a ball. Humpty Dumpty is happy sitting on the wall. DC

Humpty Dumpty writing

We wrote stories about Humpty Dumpty today. We looked at a picture of him and made a list of clothes and then we did our writing. Here are some of the stories we liked the best.

Can you guess why we liked them?

Humpty Dumpty is oval like an egg. He looks like a magician. His smiley face looks like a cheeky monkey. CN

He has a red tie and he has a red jacket. He has yellow stretchy socks. And he is an egg. MR

Humpty Dumpty has got a red jacket. It is red like lava. He has yellow socks that are yellow like a top of a gluestick. Humpty Dumpty is round like a circle. AL

Humpty Dumpty is jolly like Santa. He has a red bow tie. He has a red jacket with a black collar. JMC

Humpty Dumpty has long yellow socks that are like the sun. Humpty Dumpty has a bow tie and a black and red hat on. Humpty Dumpty looks like an oval egg. GV

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

We learned the nursery rhyme Peter Peter Pumkin Eater today and we did lots of talking about the kind of person we think Peter is.

We used the yellow, black and red hats to record ideas and then we did some writing. Have a read and see if you agree with our opinions, we tried hard to use similes to make our writing more interesting.

Peter couldn't keep her so he put her in a pumpkin and it was stinky like a skunk. Peter is as angry as a t-rex looking for dinner. JMC
Peter couldn't keep his wife so he put her in a pumpkin and it was gooey. Peter was mean like a scary dinosaur. When his wife ran away he was sad. GV
Peter put his wife in a pumpkin and it was gooey and it was not a good idea. He was angry like a crocodile so he put her in a pumpkin. CN
Peter Peter pumpkin eater put his wife in a pumpkin and it was sticky like glue and gooey like jam. He is really mad like a bull. AL
Peter put his wife in a pumpkin and it was gooey like a fish. Peter was angry like a dinosaur or the meanest t-rex. I don't like him. MR

The letter 'Ee'

We did the letter 'Ee' for handwriting today and so we thought of different things beginning with an 'e' with a buddy and then we shared back to Ms F and she typed them into a wordle for us. Can you tell the things most people said? Can you think of anything else we could have said?

Wordle: letter e

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Letter of the Week Ll

We found pictures of things that start with the letter L on Google images and in the SMART notebook library. Can you name all the pictures in our circle chart? Can you think of anything else that starts with an L that we haven't got already?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jack and Jill Writing

We read Jack and Jill last week and did some writing about the things they do in the rhyme and what we think about them because of their actions. Do you agree with us? We used our word bank to make our writing more interesting, can you find the words we used in it?

Jack is helpful because he fetched the pail of water for his mum and dad to wash their hands. JT

Jack and Jill were helpful to their mum. Jack was strong to carry the bucket. Jack fell down the hill. SR

Jack is a kind and helpful boy because he fetched the bucket. JE

Jack and Jill went up the hill to get some water but Jack was clumsy. He is not good at climbing. CM

Jack is a kind boy. His mum told him to get a bucket of water. He is clumsy. HW

Jack is clumsy because he fell down and broke his crown. DC

Jack is strong to carry the bucket. He walked down and fell. Jack fell over his shoelaces. BH

Jack is a kind and helpful boy to get the water in the bucket. MNB

Jack and Jill went up the hill. The bucket was heavy because it is full of water. Jack fell down the hill and Jill came tumbling down the hill because she is clumsy. ES

Jack be Nimble Writing

We did some writing about Jack be Nimble. We thought about whether we thought Jack was a good boy or a naughty boy.

Read our writing and see if you agree with us! Can you find the similes in some of our work?

I don't like Jack because he can burn himself. Jack is naughty like a cat. MRz

I don't like Jack because it is dangerous jumping over fires. He is dangerous like a lion. JD

I don't like Jack because he is naughty like a dog. It is not a good idea to jump over a candle. CN

I don't like Jack because he is dangerous like a dragon. Jack is tough like iron man. He is silly like a clown when he jumps over the candlestick. MR

I don't like Jack because he is naughty like Gizmo and Rex when they were playing with Christmas decorations. JMC

I like Jack because he can run fast like a cheetah. Jack is brave like Booster and strong like Batman. AL

Jack be Nimble Nursery Rhyme

We learned Jack be Nimble as our poem last week and we did some work using rhyming words based on the riddle rhymes at:
Can you find the rhyming word in the poem that matches the words we changed?
He's using mortar to make them stick,
Watch him place the next red brick.
Tap, tap, tap on the shell so thick,
Then out will come the baby chick.
He was so happy, that guy named Nick,
That with his heel he gave a kick.
He wanted the fly but he had to be quick,
With his tongue he gave a lick.
Jack saw the ball, he got there quick
And with his foot he gave a kick.
He really didn't feel well that little guy named Rick,
In fact he was feeling awfully awfully sick.
Benny's new watch played a trick
It never went tock it only went tick.
Can you think of any other rhyming words we could use?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Letter of the Week Gg

Lots of us are still having trouble learning the sound for the letter Gg. We did an activity this morning to show that most words that start with G have a 'g' sound at the beginning and only sometimes words start with a G where it makes a 'j' sound. Did we put all the objects in the correct place? Can you think of more ?

Gala Mufti Day

Last Wednesday we had a fun mufti day to raise money for our school Gala which is coming up on 22nd November. We had to wear mismatching clothes and had lots of giggles checking out the different outfits. The teachers and children dressed up. We did some writing to describe the things we saw and we took photos but we remembered not to show faces to make sure we were being cybersafe. Can you spot the clothes that are mismatched? You need to look carefully because some things are tricky to find! Can you see what Ms F did that was odd? Can you see the photos that match our writing?
I have five pony tails in my hair and it looks cute. I am wearing a jersey that has stripes on it. I am wearing stockings that are stripy. GV
At mismatching mufti day I'm wearing a t-shirt back to front. I was wearing a boot and a sandle. I'm wearing spots and plain and stripes. JMC
I have a spiky mohawk with blue, red and green food colouring in it. And my shoes are open, the velcro is off. My shirt is the wrong way. AL
It was mismatching mufti day and JMC had her t-shirt on back to front. She had one pony tail and she has one shoe on and one boot. CN
I have my jumper on back to front. AL has a sock on and a sock off. AL has a mohawk. MR

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Firewise opinions by the Lollies and Cookies Writing groups

Have a read of some of these great stories. The children have given their opinions. Sometimes they are easy to spot because they start with 'I think' sometimes they are harder to spot. Can you find the children who wrote their opinion?

If there is a fire you have to get down, get low, get out. But if there is a fire on your clothes you stop, drop and roll. You should not play with matches you might get on fire and get yucky burned hands. Dial 111 if there is a fire but if you are in bed and the fire is in your bedroom you have to get out your window. LC

When there is a fire I should get down, get low, get out and tell Mummy and Daddy that there is a fire! And if you clothes burn you stop, drop and roll. And if your bedroom is on fire you should get out and stay out. And if there is a fire your mum or dad should dial 111. SB
I don't think kids should play with matches or lighters they could set a fire. A fire can be outside or inside. Smoke comes from a fire. A big bit of smoke could nearly kill you. If your clothes get on fire you gotta stop, drop and roll. Fire could burn you really badly. We can tell an adult to dial 111. Some fire are safe and some aren't. KND

The fire was an emergency. We have to tell an adult and the adult can put out the fire. AS
I don't think children should put out fires because they could burn them. And if your bedroom is on fire you should stop, drop and roll. Children shouldn't play with matches or lighters. IR

Candles are dangerous because you will knock it over and it will start a fire. PM
An enormous bonfire is dangerous because if you walk into it you will have to go to hospital. I got burnt by hot water when I was making pasta and I had to run it under water. Fire is good and bad because the fire that is bad can go very high but the good fire doesn't go very high. I have nearly tipped a candle over! AL

A safe fire has a glass door. A dangerous fire is lots and lots of flames. If there is a fire you could dial 111. Heaters are safe. Candles are not safe. GV

Kids can't play with lighters and matches. They might make a fire. Heaters are safe. Candles are not safe because they might make a fire. JMC

Being firewise!

We are learning how to be firewise at school. This mindmap shows our ideas about different types of fires and why we need them. Can you think of anything we haven't mentioned?

We talked about safe and unsafe fires today and did some writing. We found out that matches and lighters are tools not toys so children should never play with them.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Trains Facts

We have been searching for information about trains to answer our big question Does Howick need better public transport? We already knew a lot about trains and we used that to write some questions to find out new information.

Then we searched using non-fiction books and games on KnowledgeNET on the computer. We did a trash or treasure to sort our ideas to make sure we answered our questions. We recorded our ideas in voicethread today. Can you find out who is answering each of our questions? Look at the Trash and Treasure chart to help you.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Letter of the week Yy

PM and CN made a glogster for the letter of the week 'Yy'. They tried to think of interesting words to describe each photo. What do you think of their text fonts and colours? Can you read the writing clearly?

Letter of the week Hh

JMC and MR made a slideshow for the letter of the week "Hh'. They tried to think of good descriptve words for each object. Can you find any photos that we could improve on? Some people are just learning to take photos!

Letter of the week Ee

GV and AL made a slideshow for the letter of the week 'Ee' and thought of interesting descriptive words. Do you think they chose suitable words for each photo?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Trip to Motat

Can you find the descriptive words in our writing about Motat?

Motat on PhotoPeach

I did see planes and I went in the plane house. I had fun on the tram ride! And Fiona had a map. AS

The old green car has no seat belts. It is old. The seats are old. BH

The army tank is very slow like a slug. It was used in the army. I like the army tank because my pop went to war. AL

I saw a bus that was green and it had lots of windows but you couldn't go in the bus because it was closed. I liked the mirror maze because it was confusing that's why I liked the mirror maze. GV

At Motat I saw a little plane. It was yellow. LMc

The tram was green. I went to look at the car. CMc

At Motat I saw a steam train. JD

The train carries lots of people. The green car is old. The bus got to the bus stop. ES

The green car looks rusty and it had a little window. It has no seat belts. HW

The army tank is very strong like a jet. It has a gun on the top and it has tracks. My favourite part of Motat was the maze. PM

Trip to Motat

Room 8 went to Motat last week. We had so much fun. We did some writing about what we saw, heard, felt and also what we liked the BEST. Can you find descriptive words in our writing? Can you find the similes? JMC made a slideshow to share some of the photos we took.

When we went to Motat there was only one thing we could touch and sit in except for the Game Zone games. There was an army tank and a fire engine and a steam engine. We went on a tram, it got bump, it was fun. There was not enough seats so some people had to stand up and held on to handles. When we got off we saw planes. Outside the Game Zone were whisper dishes. When we went in the car I drove! JMC sat next to me and Miss B sat in the back. We got to turn the handle. The car had no seat belts. I don't think it was safe. I learned that steam engines need steam to go. Trams need electricity to go. Trams go on tram tracks. KND

I went on the tram. The tram is green and yellow. You don't have to drive it, you have to steer it. LC

At Motat I saw a steam train. MRz

The tram was green. They run by elecricity. I went on the tram. I like the tram because it is green. All of room 8 rode on it. SB

The car had no seat belts. I went in the car. I helped drive the car. We all went on the tram. I liked the mirror maze. I went on the wobbly table. JMC

At Motat I saw a yellow bus with black wheels on it. JE

I saw a green tram. I had a ride on it. The green car had soft seats. I went in the steam from the steam train. My favourite thing was the mirror maze. IR

At Motat my favourite thing was sitting in the car. SR

I saw a rocket ship at Motat. The rocket ship is blue and white. The rocket ship goes up to the roof. My favourite thing is the talking thing. MR

The train track is black. The train is yellow like a sun. The wheels are black too like a laptop. CN