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

Our voicethread

We recorded our ideas about motorbikes again today with Ms F and it worked at last! We are all very happy that we can share our work now becos it took a long time to finissh it.