Poetry – Sensory Poems

This week Middle V have started to look at poetry in writing. This week we have been learning to write Sensory Poems. These poems use the senses to describe an emotion. Here is what our teacher groups came up with:

 

Purple, Persistent Pandas

Sadness is the colour dark blue.

It tastes like sour lemon.

Sadness smells like mouldy cheese.

It looks like someone balling their eyes out.

Sadness sounds like someone sniffling.

Sadness feels like you are empty inside.

 

Blue, Busy Bees

Happiness is sparkling yellow.

It tastes like popping candy.

Happiness smells like lavender.

It sounds like music and the ocean.

Happiness feels like the warmth of the sun.

 

Orange, Optomistic Otters

Anger is the colour red.

It tastes bitter like ginger beer.

Anger smells like burnt ashes and dust.

It looks like a body of red flames.

Anger sounds like someone screaming and yelling in frustration.

Anger feels depressing.

 

Green, Genuine Giraffes

Surprised is the colour white.

It tastes like sour lollies.

Surprised smells like a freshly baked cake.

It looks like sparkling dust.

Surprised sounds like the exploding of fireworks.

Surprised feels like your heart racing.

 

What emotion would you choose to write about?

You could write your poem in the comments section below.

 

Snapshot Writing

This week the Middles have been learning about Snapshot Writing. Snapshot Writing is where we paint a clear picture in the reader’s head. It is generally one specific moment in time. We can create an amazing snapshot (or photo) of what’s happening by using lots of description in our writing and trying to connect our readers to their senses. Here is what we came up with as a class:

 

Planning:

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Snapshot:

The crocodile slashed and splashed through the dark, deep water. Bob felt scared with the rocking of the boat from the waves and the crocodile’s tail swatting the water. He felt dizzy and faint from the smelly, oily fumes of the boat engine and the crocodile’s mouth opening and closing with the grinding of his teeth. Bob felt a surge of terror as the crocodile dented the motor boat with his body in the brown, murky water. You could smell the fear in the air. Next thing you know, Bob was in the deep water and the crocodiles slimy scales were against his tattooed body. The crocodile was so close that he could smell the stinky, stale and horrible breath of the crocodile. In that moment, there was a loud scream.

 

What would you add to our Snapshot?

Can you picture really clearly what is going on in the story?

Soccer Clinic

On Tuesday we had our 2nd session of a 3 week soccer clinic with the SEDA students. All the SEDA students are trying to get into the Melbourne Victory team. We learnt a lot of different soccer skills and played some games like number soccer. We all got split up into different groups and had different SEDA students helping us.

 

It was really fun. I think everyone learnt something new – Siena A

The SEDA students were very nice and everyone was really excited after the clinics – Sam

My favourite soccer game was Golden Child. It had soccer passing and running – Akuac

We learnt lots of new skills. Some people learnt some new games. One was called Ground, Attack, Defense – Jacob

 

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 What did you learn at the soccer clinics?

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What do you know about soccer?

First Eucharist

Last Sunday the Grade 4 students made their First Eucharist. It was a great celebration! Over some time the students have been preparing for this special day by reflecting on the significance and importance of the Sacrament of Eucharist and talking about the stories related to receiving Jesus for the first time.

I think that the bread tasted really good and that it was a really enjoyable occasion – Will H

Making my First Eucharist means welcoming Jesus into my life – Will P

I got a special blessing and it means I am coming closer to the Church family – Keira

I got a special blessing and I enjoyed celebrating this special event with my friends – Natasha

I enjoyed receiving Jesus for the first time and coming closer to God – James

 

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 What does receiving Eucharist mean to you?