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Some poetry from Year 4.
I painted a goose, I painted a heart;
But whatever I painted, I painted with love.
I drew a plain box - it might sound boring;
But whatever I drew, I drew with love.
I made you a handmade gift - it might sound odd;
But I wanna let you know that I made it with love.
I planted a flower in front of the school -
It may be just one, but I planted it with love.
The crystal clear lake had a thick blanket of mist upon it,
The lily pads circled around and broke through the mist.
The swans shifted side to side as they swam through the mystical lake.
The ducks quietly quacked to each other as the mid-dawn sun broke through.
The roundabout swung slowly as the breeze gently pushed it.
The swings gently rocked as the summer breeze flowed through the park.
The seesaw moved up and down as the wind gushed through.
The slide shone in the summer sun waiting for the arrival of children.
The wooden benches were damp with morning dew.
The wood was creaking as though waking from a light sleep.
The bench wondered who would come and sit on it.
The freshly-cut grass was wet with morning dew which shone like glitter in a jar.
Soon the hot sun would dry it up and happy families would come and play football on the grass.
Trees of all shapes and sizes were dozing in the warm sunight.
The leaves tumbled down and the wind made them twirl and twist.
The rough bark nearly broke away, revealing its secrets.
Soon, the sun would set and this would happen all over again.
An explanation of the modelling process
I made this model on the sofa using socks for the streams, tributaries and waterfall in the upper course, football socks and a scarf for the river in the middle and lower course and a blanket for the ocean. For the mountain, I used lots of different cushions. And for the fields I used a scarf and towels. Then I put toys for the villages and the sea creatures. And then I wrote labels and put them in their places and Mummy used pins to keep them in place. I had lots of fun doing it!
Creative writing, using the story of Varjak Paw, by SF Said
Varjak wandered into the garden, his head bent low after his argument with Julius. As he entered, the sight that met him was not at all what he had expected, many clouds almost a platoon of them hovered over the garden, dull and grim looking. Cautiously, Varjak strolled past the winding, contorted trees that reached out as if to entice him to come closer.
A spidery tangle of weeds and thorns had invaded the once fresh, lush grass. Everything was cloaked in mist from head to toe and Varjak shuddered, maybe I should turn back, he thought but no, that would only make things worse.
Several lingering shadows crept up on Varjak whispering in mysterious voices, there was a wild overgrown feel to the place which made it easy for Varjak to imagine many beady eyes scrutinising him and many huge ears listening to him. A menacing, forbidding wall surrounded the Contessa’s garden. Had it always been like this or just since the Contessa had died Varjak wondered. He tried to picture the rundown garden in its loveliness but it was impossible.
The muggy, humid air was intense and engulfed Varjak while the colourless, rainy sky peered down pitifully at the Contessa’s garden. It was an odd day, it was raining ever so slightly but humid and muggy, overcast and gloomy. Carpets upon carpets of decay were spread all over the garden.
For the first time ever Varjak hung around on the thought that this was all his fault like what Julius had told him, surely not, even he wouldn’t be capable of such damage.
The Holy Spirit touched them with wind and fire. They began to talk different languages and they spread the good news of the Lord to all the people there.
I believe that many people are filled with the Holy Spirit. That means they can spread love and peace in the world and bring happiness and joy to all they meet.
The story of Danny the raindrop
Danny starts his life out as a tiny water droplet in a lake, river or the sea. He then is evaporated by the sun into the sky where he cools down and turns into condensation. For some time he stays as a cloud until the wind begins to blow. As the wind blows him across the sky he turns into precipitation, this means he can be either rain, hail, sleet or snow. Once he has fallen to the ground he finds his way back to the lake, river or sea again. He does this by either running downhill along the soil; this is called surface run-off. Or he can go deep underground as ground water, however this takes much longer.
Method for paper strengthening experiment
In my experiment I used the same base for the base of all the bridges in my experiments. I used one penny coins to test the strength of the bridges that I have designed.
Experiment 1 - I used only one sheet of paper folded once in the middle. This bridge was very weak and could only hold 1 penny coin.
Experiment 2 - I used only one sheet of paper folded twice, once in the middle and again in the middle . This bridge was a bit stronger and could hold 5 penny coins.
Experiment 3 - I used only one sheet of paper folded three times, once in the middle and again in the middle and once more in the middle . This bridge was a lot stronger than the first and could hold 8 penny coins.
Experiment 4 - I used a different design, placing a sheet of paper on a sheet of paper that was folded like a concertina with 4 panels. This bridge was stronger than the previous three and could hold 15 penny coins.
Experiment 5 - I used the concertina design again. I placed a sheet of paper on a sheet of paper that was folded like a concertina with 8 panels. This bridge was stronger than all the previous bridges and could hold 70 penny coins.
Experiment 6 - I modified the concertina design by adding another 8 panel concertina over the other concertina and then placed a sheet of paper on top. This was definitely the strongest design and could hold 121 penny coins. It would have held even more penny coins but unfortunately I had no more 1penny coins!