Poetry About Endangered Animals

The Loggerhead Turtle swims about,
Happily around, without a doubt.
But now they’re running,
Because their pray are cunning.

On the jungle ground,
Jaguars run around.
Only until they come,
Then their life is done.

The Monarch Butterfly flies around,
Wings flapping without a sound.
But when an animal squashes it,
The innocent butterfly is lit.

A south China Tiger prowls on the land,
Couples together, hand in hand.
But when they’re separated,
They’re hearts are confiscated.

These poems were inspired from the Zoo mobile competition, you have to write a creative story about your favourite endangered animal. Then, send it to the email address on this website. http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2015/07/08/4269615.htm?site=sydney&section=competitions

Sydney’s Writers Festival

Today was the last day for the SWF (Sydney’s Writers Festival). I met Andy Griffiths, Oliver Phommavanh and Anna and Barbara Fienberg ( the authors of Tashi believe it or not, their mother and daughter).
I think its great to give children a chance to meet their favourite author, although most children’s authors aren’t Australian (Pamela Allen and Dr Seuss). I couldn’t upload Andy Griffiths for some reason. I got Oliver’s autograph though!

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Photos by my dad

Volcanoes

For an assignment, Year 6 had to do an explanation on how volcanoes work. We had done a few explanations in class so everybody knew how to write them. I researched for a couple of days on volcanoes but only for a day as we had learnt a lot about them at school. I decided to complete my explanation in a different way, I used a website called Prezi which makes presentations more interesting. This the link to my Prezi!! Hope you enjoy it.

Hot Air Balloons

Hot air balloons were around in the 1700s. The first hot air balloon ever was built in France, 1783. The first passengers were a sheep, a duck and a rooster. People back then were afraid of heights.

Eventually, in August, the first human passengers boarded the hot air balloon in France, the same location where the first balloon was built.

In 1809, a balloonist named Blanchard crossed the English Channel successfully. Unfortunately, he died because of a balloon accident and crash-landed somewhere near France.

Forty years later, Austria had a use of the hot air balloon: aerial bombing. They were defending Venice from German attack.

Hot air balloons have an ‘envelope’ and a ‘gondola’. The envelope expands thanks to a burner under the the hole and above the gondola. Hot air expands in the envelope. Hot air is lighter than cold air, so it takes up a lot of space. When the envelope rises, it pulls the gondola with it.

By Matthew C

Photo by Adam Sparks on Flickr

Rose’s Diary Entry-By Erin

22nd April, 1855-Grandmama’s Birthday

Dear Diary,

Life in the goldfields is rotten! Work, work,work is all we do now. Ma and Papa and Tony are working from 6 o’clock in the morning until 7 at night, but today we will stop work and celebrate Grandmama’s birthday! Damper and mutton tastes horribly poor now, as we eat it nearly every day, but today we will have mutton with onions and gravy!

School is fine but poor Xing Chang has moved back to China with her family, unsuccessful in the goldfields. A drought has started to come now and water is scarce so we have stockpiled our food and water, hoping for the best.

My family are still unsuccessful in The Gold Rush, but I’m sure we will find our fortunes. When we do, we will go back to Canada and see Grandmama Gail and Aunty Sally again but for now we are prisoners in the goldfields…

Life on the goldfields as a child – Josie

To dear my beloved Grandmama,

Life has been such a struggle lately, I’m only 12 years old and I feel as stressed as a middle aged woman. Mama and Papa have been making me dig and cradle all day long, it’s the only way we can afford to survive here. Mama sad that once we had scraped up enough money to be able to come to the goldfields, we would spend no more then two weeks there and come back home with enough gold to be millionaires. It has now been a month and all we have found is a speck of gold, which is barely enough to buy a nice necklace Grandmama! I have gotten barely enough sleep the entire time we’ve been here, thats understandable through considering I sleep on a dirty old rag and all i can ever hear is the crashing and banging of miners furiously searching for gold. I’m not sure how much more of this I can take Grandmama, I have cried everyday we have been here when Mama and Papa aren’t around. I miss everyone at home so much and I feel like you’re the only person I can express my feelings to, I don’t want Mama and Papa to find out how i really feel because I know that will only make them feel terrible. I know that my parents are trying hard to make me happy but all I want is to be back at home in our small cottage, I don’t care if we’re rich or not I just want my old life back. I miss and love you so unbelievably much Grandmama and I really hope that Mama and Papa will decide to come back home soon because all I want to do is see you in person and give you a great big hug.

Lots of love, your favourite granddaughter Clarice xxx

Anti-Bullying

Bullying has been a very big issue for quite some time now. It involves one person/a group of people that targets an innocent person. Last Friday was the National Day of Action Against Bullying and many schools got involved and discussed how to stop a bully. EHPS was on of those schools and everybody was to make a poster, rap or some sort of visual representation to do with anti-bullying.

Here is an example of one of the rap-songs by Matt and Charlie:

Bully Rap from y5ehps on Vimeo.

Monique’s 100 Word Challenge

Keegan and I silently crept up the stair from the secret room we had been settling in. When we finally reached the top I couldn’t believe what I saw. The city that had once been vivid and alive was ruined and destroyed. There was debris in the air, making it hard to breath. With fear building up inside me, my hand slowly made its way into Keegan’s. We walked up the isolated street. We cautiously rounded the narrow corner. As we came around, we found ourselves face to face with a creature so horrifying, making it impossible to contain my fear.