Thursday, 2 April 2015

What is the Moon?

We were learning how to make our writing more descriptive.

We wrote some poems called What is the Moon? using different images to describe the Moon.

What is the Moon?

The moon is a red pebble
sitting on a white cream cake.

It is a red ball
being thrown on the wall.

The moon is a dolls eye
leaning on a dark wall.

It is a white wheel being
pushed around the earth.

The moon is like a tennis ball
rolling down the street.
Reagan Hannah, Year 4

What  is  the  Moon?

The moon is a yellow ball
hovering over the football field.

It is a white pancake that flows
across the air.

The moon is a silvery disco ball hovering
over the earth

It is grey 50 cent coin floating
in space.

The moon is golden crescent sitting
in the night sky

Adam, Year 4

What is the Moon ?

The moon is a silvery globe
floating in  the oily sky.

It is a grey inflatable ball
floating over the black sand.
The moon is a big gold balloon
frozen in a huge bowl of melted chocolate.

It is the bottom of a white paint can
sitting on a dark blanket.

The moon is the bottom of an orange drink bottle sailing on a piece of vivid black  paper .

by Nicole, Year 5

What is the Moon?

The Moon is a red clock on a black wall.

It is a white beach ball
on black sand.

The Moon is a grey pancake
in a black frying pan.

It is a golden tennis ball sitting on a black court.

The moon is a so cent coin
in a drain in heaven.      

By Andrew, Year 5

What is the Moon?

The Moon is a grey coin
floating in the midnight sky.

It is a golden pancake
sitting in a pile, waiting to be eaten.

It is a lollipop without the stick,  
white all over it, wanting to be licked.

It is a silver ball that was chucked
into the night sky.

The Moon is a yellow frying pan
kicked into the galaxy.

by Troy

Ahaura Hunting and Fishing Artwork 201

We created some collages for the annual Ahaura Hunting and Fishing Competition, which takes place on Easter weekend.


 Early next term we are going to visit Xanadu Cave near Punakaiki so we have been finding out all about limestone.

We looked at some pieces of limestone and wrote some descriptions:

Limestone is a pale grey rock with pointy edges, and a rough, scaly middle. Ebony cracks spread over the limestone's smooth surface like mould spreading across bread.
The rock has some clumps of white powder dotted around it.
Ella, Year 4

Limestone is a light grey rock that is smooth and dusty. It feels as if it has a light coat of flour sprinkled from the bottom to the top. When you break it open the edge is as sharp as a knife!
Lily, Year 6

Limestone is a type of rock. On the rock there were silver, grey and black lines bubbled through it. It felt soft and dusty and even a bit warm. There were sparkles in the middle and black lines on the outside.
Maelle, Y4 

Limestone is a very weak stone that is found  in caves. When I touched it I thought it was a rock with powder on it. There is grey all over the stone and if you look carefully, you will see some specks of white.
Jacob, Year 5  

Limestone has sharp edges and a smooth surface. It is white, green and a little grey. On the limestone there is lots of powder. All over the stone there are tiny sparkles. The top and bottom of the limestone is really soft. Where the limestone is broken there is a white circle. If you rub two pieces of limestone together they will make powder.
Liam, Year 4

We put some pieces of limestone into vinegar and observed what happened.

We put a piece of limestone in vinegar, then I saw bubbles because there was a reaction. We left it for a few days. The limestone started to form crystals.
Jacob, Year 5  

We put limestone in a bowl and put vinegar in it. After that we saw millions of bubbles rising from beneath the limestone because the vinegar was reacting with the limestone and the vinegar turned a bit dirty. Four days later we saw bumpy bits of white crystals on the stone. Every day the little crystals got bigger.
Maelle, Year 4

We asked the question, "What is limestone?" We did some research, made some notes then wrote a paragraph to answer our question.

What is limestone ?
Limestone is a sedimentary rock made of 50 percent [or more] calcium carbonate which comes from shells and bones. The other 50 percent of the rock is made of mud, sand and pebbles. A sedimentary rock is a rock that is made from sediment under lots of pressure. The sediment is made from all the thing that have sunk to the bottom of the ocean. As the layers of sediment got thicker the bottom layer had a lot of pressure on top. Over the years it was lithified into rock.

Jeff Rossignal, Year 6

Limestone is a sedimentary rock that contains 50 % calcium carbonate, at least. It is made from bones, shells, mud and sand. It was made billions of years ago. Limestone was formed by bones and shells that layered up, and sand from the rivers, seas and lakes then put pressure on the layers and the layers of bones and shells made limestone.
Blake Dixon, Year 4

Our Imaginary Creatures' Habitats

We made habitats for our imaginary creatures out of cardboard boxes. We thought about what we'd said about our creatures in our writing and painted underwater, forest or jungle scenes and we added caves, tunnels and trees.