Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nicole's- Information Report About An Orchestra



Orchestra

A conductor helps people play instruments in an orchestra. An orchestra can get really loud when they play the instruments. The orchestra is split into groups strings, brass, woodwind and percussion.

One of the orchestra families is the string instruments. The string instruments are played by plucking or rubbing the strings. My favourite instruments are the double bass and the harp. 

Another family of instruments is called the percussion. You use your hands or sticks to hit percussion instruments, like a kettle  drums. Percussion instruments can be played really loud.

The flute is a part of the woodwind family. Woodwind instruments were made of wood but now they are made of metal.

Lastly, there is the brass family . The brass instruments are all made of metal. A brass instrument is a trombone.  A Trombone is a long brass instrument that can be played loud.

When these musical families are played together they make wonderful sounds.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Jaiya's Information Report - " Orchestra"






An orchestra is made of many different instruments the make a variety of sounds. Each instrument is in a family of instruments that have the same characteristics.


One of the orchestra families is the string instruments. The string instruments are played by musicians. string instruments make beautiful sounds by plucking or  rubbing with a bow. My favourite instrument is a harp.

Another family of instruments is the percussion section. Instruments from this family are played by shaking or hitting the them.

The brass section is made of shiny metal.

The woodwind family of instruments originally were made from wood. You play a flute by blowing into the mouth piece.

When these musical families are played together in groups they sound incredible.




Monday, October 20, 2014

The Man to beat!!

Practice today, Cody beat all comers from Room 2 in the high jump!!! Everyone is after him on athletics day this Thursday!!! Cody cleared 91cm!!!!


Friday, September 26, 2014

The Monster Shop- Story

Room 2 read a children's book call " The Monster Shop" by - Julie Beech. We created our own Monster Shop story

I was walking home in the rain when I noticed a new shop next to the fish and chip shop. There was a strange sign on the door that said watch out for children and monster.

I walked in the shop. The shop looked like any other ordinary supermarket. There were ordinary people   with their  supermarket trolleys gathering their weekly groceries.

I knew that my mother wanted to get  some ice cream for dessert for dinner. I strolled down the frozen goods aisle and came to the ice cream freezer.

I open the lid of the freezer. I stuck my hand in to get my favourite ice cream ,vanilla.

SUDDENLY I screamed in fear! Something warm and slimy clenched my hand. I jumped back in fright, but had to have a look into the freezer.


I saw a monster with sixteen tentacles like a jelly fish . The monster had three heads shaped like apples. It hissed at me and spat ice into my face.


I raced to get security and explained what had occurred.

The security and I looked into the freezer where the creepy monster had appeared to me.

There wasn't just one monster in the freezer, there were a thousand of wriggle monsters peering back at us!