Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hey Andy Spandy

Can you recognise the nursery rhyme James has used to write his own new version?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hickory Tickory Tesk


Waata has written his own version of this nursery rhyme.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Kingston's Original Nursery Rhyme

Kingston has rewritten his own version of Humpty Dumpty.

The Trojan Horse

Do you know the story of the Trojan Horse?
Silas, Samuela and Turuhira have been learning to use some clever vocab as they retold it for us.


Long long ago there was a huge war, against the Greeks and the Trojans.
The Greeks couldn’t get in the city wall, until Odysseus came up with a cunning plan.
He ordered some talented, hard working artists, to construct a huge wooden horse, and leave it there as a present for the Trojans.
Then they pretended to all sail away.
Silas

It was a trick.
Odysseus and some of his men were hiding inside.
When they saw the massive horse, the Trojans dragged inside the city walls.
They were so happy that the war had ended, that they had a huge celebration party
Samuela

When the Trojans had all fallen asleep, Odysseus came out of the horse.
He was inside the city.
That is how the Greeks killed the Trojans, and won the war.
Turuhira

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Lion and the Mouse 2

Studamyer, Logan and Ahsin have retold parts ot this traditional story and put it together in an animation. They were trying to use some of the clever vocab we had talked about when we read the story.


The lion had a big shaggy neck, large jaws, and was king of the jungle.
The minute mouse had sharp teeth and he was so little.
The mouse was searching for food
The Lion woke up and grabbed the mouse.
The mouse said" Sorry I wont do it again".
The lion felt sorry for the mouse
The lion put the mouse on his paws so the mouse could grab the food.
Little mouse said to the lion "One day I can help you"
The big lion laughed "Ha ha ha"at the little mouse.
The mouse heard the lion roaring.
He ran to him and saw the lion was trapped in a net.
“I can help you” he said.
The mouse gnawed through the ropes.
“Thank you for getting me free, I have learnt that it can be good to be small” said the lion.

How the Birds got their Colours

Have you ever wondered why some birds are brightly coloured and some are just plain?


A long time ago all the birds were black. There were big ones, medium ones, and small ones. But they were all the same dull colours.
Sam the dove was looking for food. He saw a big fat worm and he was swooping down to get it.
But the worm escaped and Sam stood on a sharp stick. It was very painful.
All Sam’s friends came to see if they could help. All except crow who was a selfish bird. He stayed away.
Then parrot went up and burst Sam’s foot with his sharp beak. All the blood burst out on the birds making them colourful.
All except crow, he stayed black....

Elizabeth, Kingston and Julia have retold this story about how the birds came to be all different colours, all that is, except the crow!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Darius' Own Original Nursery Rhyme

All his fans have been waiting and now it is here to share....

Darius has written his own nursery rhyme using the same rhyme scheme and line syllables as the traditional rhyme.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Crusader's New Ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Crusader's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Chante's New Ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Chante's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ahsin's New Ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Ahsin's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Darius' New Ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Darius' own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rita's New Ending

We have been learning about the structure of narrative stories and
this is Rita's own ending to Little Red Riding Hood.
If you need a reminder or the story orientation and complication click on this link to see the trailer to our resolution writing.