During Term 2 a group of talented Year 3 and 4 students worked together to create the very first edition of St Albans Kiwi Kids News. They first watched news from other schools and established who their audience would be and discussed how this would effect content. The children then set about the task of gathering photos and footage and working out how it would all fit together.
Thanks to Julius, Samantha, Emma, Will, Luca, Lachie, Maddie, Triny, James and Lydia. They did an absolutely fantastic job!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
These are the last of the poems written by our Year Six students at the end of Term Two. We hope that you enjoy reading them. Ava discusses the special bond that she has with her sister.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Laouena's poem entitled 'Just a Machine' differs greatly from Roisins. In this poem the connection between the horse and owner is questioned. Laouena also introduces a time factor into her work.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Connections Writing Extension: A Year Six group of students was provided with the challenge of producing poems that would be suitable for submission to a poetry competition organized by 'Tall Poppies'. The theme 'connections' provided ample scope for abstraction of ideas. The group assembled once a week over a period of six weeks to study poetic form with Mrs Hunter. The difficult phase for most students was the transition from a narrative style into poetic structure. Most students wrote in free verse while Laouena selected rhyming couplets as her structure. While ideas and methods to express these came rapidly to some students, other students found themselves redrafting a number of times. Completed work is the result of much determination and hard work. To ensure that the rules of the competition were abided by, students were asked not to share their work at home until it was completed. Poems will appear on the Blog over the course of the next four weeks. Poem One: It is very apparent that global trends with respect to the environment concern Jesse. If all people felt the same Jesse, we may have a solution.