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Archive for February, 2011


   Feb 15

Our Homework Solutions

In Years 5 & 6 we have discussed ways to make our homework more personalised, so that homework can be a useful learning tool and a way to encourage us to use our skills to the full. We have opted to keep  a Learning Log each, with different challenges to fit on to one A4 […]

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   Feb 14

Yr 6 Australian Landscapes

We have enjoyed exploring Australia’s famous landmarks and have created our own interpretations of each of them. We think the results are great; some of us have excelled at landscape painting by washing the page with a background colour and adding detail and texture on top once it was dry.  

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   Feb 14

Katie’s Flood Personification

Massive Monster!!! Unsuspectingly, when the outback was calm and still and the people of Toowoomba were about their daily routine, there was a creature moving. It was small at first, but as it grew, it ate people and destroyed their lives, growing stronger and more powerful! Creeping around all day and all night, people realized […]

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   Feb 14

Harry’s Flood Personification

The people of Towoomba live on, unknowing of the beast growing becoming ever more powerful!  The people live on….. Growing to a magnificent size! ….But the people live on. It grows unholy strength!….. But the people live on. And then; it strikes! Rampaging through towns, the beast comes creeping through the coast of Australia, its […]

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   Feb 14

Dion’s Flood Personification

On a beautiful morning everything was as normal; the sun was rising, the children were playing and wildlife was hunting. The smell of the seaside was spreading through the town, with the church bells ringing, as the crowd pass by. Unsuspected, out in the outback on this quiet, normal day, something emerged; it was a […]

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   Feb 14

Matthew W’s Flood Personification

In Queensland, a happy, rich country Australia, are living hundreds of innocent people, going through their daily routines… In the outback, there is something lurking among the undergrowth, feeding on every drip of water it can find. It is evolving. It is coming. “Simon!” “Simon?” “What! I’m doing something here;” he replied, drastically texting on […]

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   Feb 14

Matthew B’s Flood Personification

It’s Coming In the unsuspecting town of Towoomba, the people were calm; all was still, silent and spirit-like. Meanwhile, somewhere undiscovered in the outback of Australia, a creature was feeding, growing; munching on the last scraps of dead explorers’ bodies, it was moving; it was coming. The Roar of the Beast The rage of the […]

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   Feb 14

James’ Flood Personification

The Havoc Bringer….. The town of Toowoomba unsuspectingly carries on doing the things it does daily, but little do they know that a monster has awakened; that it is hunting them down.  Surging in size, the monster continues to overwhelm everything its rocky teeth can grasp on; crushing objects, destroying them. Charging like a raging […]

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   Feb 14

Flood Personification Stories

We watched the news coverage of the terrible flash floods in Toowoomba as part of our theme called ‘Down Under’. We found a photo which almost seemed to show a face in the water, so it gave us the idea to tell the story of the floods as if the water itself was a monster. […]

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