Sunday, 26 August 2018

Cross Country at Bailey Rd School.

On the 16th August we sent a group of Y6 to Y8 students to participate in the Tamaki Cluster Cross Country. The weather was great, spirits were his and everyone gave their best efforts. Although our kids didn't place in the top 3 of each grade, we still had a great time. Many thanks to Eric from Bailey Road School for his great organisation!

Monday, 6 August 2018

Poets Of Room 7

Our theme for writing this term is "to entertain" so we have been learning various types of poetry: Haiku, Cinquain and Reverse Poetry.

Idaliah has enjoyed writing Haiku in particular. These poems have 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the final line. She says "You can actually express yourself in a different way. Here is an example of a piece she is working on.

Alizzandro has been refining an example of Reverse Poetry - this is where we use phrases that are opposite very carefully to make a poem which tells one story from top to bottom, then the opposite story when you read from the bottom to the top. Alizzandro commentted "I like this type of poem because it makes the reader feel surprised once they read it upwards". You can read it here.