Monday, 25 February 2013

Swimming Sports!

Last Tuesday it was the school swimming sports at St Kentigern's College. We used poetic language to share our experiences. We looked at how powerful verbs are and how we could carefully select verbs to portray our emotions. Here are our poems. We hope you like them!

Did you ever have swimming races at St Kents?
Heart beating
Body shivering
Lots of splashing
It’s lots of fun - try it!
By Isabelle, Jacob and Nick

Did you ever race in the St Kent's pool?
Lungs gasping
Nerves shaking
Hearts pumping
Try it!
By Karen, Thomas and Alice

Did you ever swim a race at Saint Kents?
Legs pumping
Crowds cheering
Arms aching
Give it a go!
By Georgia, Fisher and Claire

Did you ever go swimming in the deep waters of Saint Kents?
Body shaking
Heart pounding
Legs trembling
By Jasmine, Cora, Jaimie and Michael

Do you think that the verbs we used created an impact? We would love to hear what you liked about our poems and what we need to work on next.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Welcome to Room 5!

Welcome to the Room 5 blog! This will be a place for us to share our learning with you and for you to catch up with what we are up to. We would love it if you could leave us comments about our work - what you like, what could be improved, and any questions that you have about what we are doing. We have lots of exciting things planned for our Year 5 year and we can't wait to share them with you!

Below is our class Treaty. We all discussed the kind of room we wanted to be a part of. Here is what we decided on:

We want Room 5 to be:
·   respectful of adults, peers, equipment and the environment.
·   students who take pride in their work, their presentation, their classroom and their school.
·   a class who gives anything a go, never gives up and always tries their hardest.
·   a self-motivated class who manage their time effectively, and show initiative and independence.
·   a caring and supportive class who work together to meet their goals.

We are looking forward to a great year!

The children of Room 5