Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Captain Blunderbuss Visits

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Discovery with Room 3

Today Room 3 joined us for discovery. Our focus was on making good choices. We made huts, painted a shared picture, played bat down cricket, did some weaving with Gran, played quoits and had fun in the sandpit. It was so much fun having Room 3 with us :-)

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Javelin (rockets) Throwing

Today in PE we practiced javelin throwing. We needed to make sure we were standing sideways, we were holding the rocket in our pencil writing hand, that we had bent muscle arms and that we bent our back knee. We had fun throwing the rockets and seeing how far we could go.

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A & P Show 2017

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Description Writing

This week we wrote descriptions about a pirate ship and about a pirate. We had to use adjectives (describing words) to make our writing interesting. We also needed to try and use different words for old and scary. Read our descriptions below. Mrs Kern was very proud of them.

I see an old tattered pirate ship. Its colour is swamp brown. The water is rusty. Down the bottom there is a wooden hull. There are three ancient crow’s nests standing on rotten wood.

By Anna

This is a really fierce pirate from the seven seas. He has a shiny sword which is sharp. His mean grin scares me! I do not like his sticky up string beard. What muddy teeth he has! YUCK, that’s really smelly breath! There is a light brown rope swung over his neck.

By Anna

Standing on the water beside an island there is a ship. This ship is ancient and rusty. It has dirty rusty windows. This is a colossal ship with a colossal hull. There are three crow’s nests. If it’s ancient there has to be some skeletons!

By Logan

On a ship, there is a pirate. His eye patch is a black as Night Fury. He has a sword as bright as a star. His hat had a frightening skull with two bones. His shirt was ripped and dirty. His teeth are green and mucky.

By Logan

On the rusty water floats an ancient ship. The colour was swamp brown. It was a colossal ship with rotten prehistoric crow’s nests that snapped. The hull was spooky and the wires were shot.

By Lincoln

Here stands a mean pirate with yellow eyes and rotten green teeth. He has a black as night eye patch. His beard is scruffy. If he is an ancient pirate he must belong to the ship. His cloak is mucky, he needs to wash it. He has a wicked grin.

By Lincoln

There is a floating colossal ship in dirty rusty water. On a rotten old deck stood three rusty ancient crow’s nests. Wow, I see worn out port holes. On the back of the ship there is a wobbly plank.

By Matilda

There stands a mean scruffy pirate. He has a mean grin. In one hand, he has a sharp silver cutlass. He has fungi in his green teeth because he has never ever brushed his teeth. On one eye is a crooked eye patch. From his wrinkled face hangs a black scruffy beard. Around his should hangs a piece of rope.

By Matilda

The ship is rusty and when it gets fixed it can sail across the sea.

By Jaxon

He is smelly and gross. Why is he gross?

By Jaxon

The ship will sink if more pirates come on the old rusty ship.

By Noah

The pirate is old.

By Noah

The rope is smelly. The pirate ship will sink if it goes into rocks.

By Jonathan

It’s a big boat in the rusty water. The sails are gone.

By Navarah

I can see a pirate with dreads and a yucky beard. Phoo-ee it stinks! He has a yucky raggy t-shirt.

By Navarah

Floating on the sea I see a colossal rusty ship. It’s got old slimy rope and big crow’s nests sitting at the top of the ancient poles. I think it’s spooky.

By Eva

Standing on a pirate ship stands a spooky pirate. The pirate has a ragged shirt with a creepy skull on a hat as black as night. His dagger is a deathly one. He’s got a shaggy beard.

By Eva

The boat gently floats on the rusty water. The boat might have ghosts in the boat! It is dark black. “Whoooo”. Did you hear that? There must be ghosts in the boat!

By Stella

I can see a big black patch. He has stinky yucky breath, yuck! I can see a black scratchy beard.

By Stella

I saw a raggedy old ship wreck. It was prehistoric. It looks like a statue. I saw slimy poles slithering, lithering and crawling worms around the ship. If the pirates saw the worms they would go like this “aarrr me hearties”. There’s a big hole like a worm but it’s black.

By Edie

I can see an old man, one old man with a bushy beard. A man with a shiny super sword and stringy hair.

By Edie

I can see rusty water. This ship is rusty.

By Hahn

I can see danger by me. The pirate is dangerous.

By Hahn

I can see a big boat. It is rusty.

By Zoe

I can see silver rope.

By Zoe

I can see the pirate. The pirate has stinky breath. I can see a flag.

By Paige

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Dance with Mark from the Stepping Out Crew

Over the next 2 weeks, every afternoon,  Mark will be coming in to teach a few different dances. We are having a lot of fun! On the last Friday of the term (next Friday) we will have a whole school demonstration, where we will share with the parents what we have learned.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Making Firelighters for the Fair

On Wednesday during our discovery session Rooms 2 and 4 made firelighters to be sold at the Country Fair. We had to melt candle wax into egg cartons. Once we had enough wax in a cup, we then put a little pine cone. 
To use the firelighters you need to cut off one of the cups and place it in your fire with some kindling. You then light the firelighter.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Please Look After Hope School

Room 4 children have noticed a lot of rubbish being left around Hope School. We decided we wanted to share our opinions of why we need to look after our environment.

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Friday, 25 August 2017

Fun at the Tasman Library

We love our trips to the library. Today we could make up our own poems using words on lego blocks. Some of us sat back and enjoyed a good book.


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Counting on from the biggest number

In maths we have been practicing counting on from the biggest number when adding 2 groups together. We had fun playing with frogs in ponds.

Discovery with Flour Balls and Dress Ups

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Monday, 3 July 2017

Bishop's School and Broadgreen House

Today we experienced what it was like at school and home in the past. We first visited Bishop's School where 'Sir' - (John) met us. We were allowed to wear clothing from the past. We needed to follow the rules and have very good behaviour as we didn't want to get the cane ;-)

We then visited Broadgreen house. It was interesting looking around the house and seeing the different way people used to live. We had a go at making butter, washing clothes, using an apple peeler and learned about chamber pots, maids and potpourri.

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Maths and Art Combined

We combined our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes and sculptures. We spent the afternoon using marshmallows and skewers to create a number of shapes.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Winter Day Discovery

Today in discovery we had hot chocolates, experimented with gloop, played board games, 4-square, created shape pictures and used stencils to create our own art works. 
Our focus was on RESPECT -  how we listen to others and share our ideas plus also thinking about how we treat the equipment.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Cross Country 2017

Today we had our Hope School cross country at Rabbit Island. Everyone put in an amazing effort and should be very proud of themselves. Check out some of our photos below.

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