Thursday, 28 November 2013

Top Team - Co-operating with Burnham School

The other week - lots of the Middle and Senior Learning Team went to Burnham School to participate in the annual Top Team competition.  This year was drizzly and wet but it didn't stop us giving our best.  Sometimes this included getting covered in buckets of water.

This year we also mixed up schools.  That was great because we had to work with kids we didn't know and make sure everyone felt part of the team.

If you haven't been to Top Team yet, you will love it next year.  Remember to wear your old clothes and have heaps of fun.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Playing Golf

After weeks of learning how to play golf at school, this week we got to go to the golf course.  It was much harder to drive the ball do far down the green and when the ground tilted away from the hole.

We looked carefully at the problem and tried not to moan when Allana took us to the wrong hole so we had to walk for ages!  We were great at helping each other remember the steps to take.
  1. Feet together
  2. Little step
  3. Big step
  4. Tilt
  5. Pop
  6. Swing (tick tock like a clock)

Check us out learning tennis

We had lots of sessions learning tennis.  We got pretty good at managing the raquet and moving to the ball.  We were also working very hard on listening carefully to the instructions.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

What amazing writing!

I was reading these on my teacher blog this weekend and was so impressed that I have to post them on our class blog.  I know some of them have been posted before but they are well worth reading again.

I was siting down reading my book when all of a sudden the wind, which had started as a light breeze,  started blowing violently.  I pretended that nothing  was happening  but as quick as a boulder falling,  pages were blowing past me.  I wondered if I was heavy enough then suddenly I was hovering and then-blown away.  It felt like a dream and I was clinging onto a street post in the middle of a tornado.  Bicycles flew past.  Would I ever survive to see if I could rescue my books?

Morris was sitting on his veranda all of a sudden it started blowing.
Loudly the wind horribly threw Morris accross the veranda as he anxiously gets scared.
Howling, the wind sucked up Morris' books high into the sky.
Before long even the house was gone.
MORRIS was sad.
Will he survive this drama?

Morris Lessmore sat amongst piles of books like crooked towers, getting lost in a story when the sky suddenly turned black.  An angry howling wind whipped up the colourful books like they were a flock of flapping birds.  
Dangerously caught by the wind, Morris' hat danced merrily on his head.  While he was clutching his chair, the wind skidded him across the deck, making his eyes widen in fear.  Sucked right up! 
Swirling around amongst the books and houses, Morris wondered when or if the winds would ever let him go.