Friday, October 31, 2014

Christchurch School's Music Festival

On Thursday the 30th of October, Sacred Heart School Choir went to the Christchurch School's Music Festival with many other schools. Before the show, we spent the whole day at the Horncastle Arena to practice all the songs before the show. On the night,after the warm up and the National Anthem, a girl and boy from Heaton Intermediate introduced the show and explained that the first few songs will be accompanied with sign language. The first songs were Somewhere over the rainbow and 75 years young. 75 years young was about the Music Festival starting in 1939 and escalating from there. After the two songs, the Jazz orchestra  played a variety of old fashioned songs.The third song was Kaiser Bill, pensive and slow. The fourth song was In Flanders Fields, commemorating the soldiers that died in   WW1. After that the schools took a break while the junior special choir got up on stage and sang their own melodies with an army bugler. The fifth song was Imagine a World, imagining that the world has no war, hunger and has all peace. The sixth song was a nice ragtime war song with actions, called Strike up the Band! We took another break while the senior special choir sang some specially practiced songs with a pianist and a bugler. Next song was a Maori reggae song E I A E and did actions. The next song after E I A E was WORLD WARS medley which included two extra songs in it which March time and Quick and lively. Then this composer named Amy Lee conducted a piece with the orchestra from other schools called the war of the worlds, based on the book called H.G. Wells.
After the Beatles John Lennon's song imagine, it was half time. Pictures of the schools participating in the festival came up on the big screen, and when Sacred Heart came up, our choir cheered the loudest. The second time our school choir picture came up, we all yelled "SACRED HEART!" the loudest and cheered our hearts out. When half time ended, the bugler went up to the stairs between Q and R and played the Last Post. Our last song was Do you hear the People Sing? from the musical and Oscar winning film,  "Les Miserable". When we sang the chorus, red flags were being waved to the beat. Since one of the flag bearers was away, Mrs. Clark took her place. It wa nice seeing Mrs. Clark on the big screen. After an encore of the last chorus, that was the end of the Christchurch Schools Music Festival 2014.

Wonderful garden air !

 During the school holidays the Clapp family helped us out by creating a colourful edible garden for Sacred Heart School. They brought our garden to life. They planted tomato, lettuce, capsicum, broccoli and spinach. Mr Clapp, Jacob, Kaylem Nathaniel and William all had a Important part  in this event. It took their family 2 days and a lot of hard work to complete this garden. Their tools were 2 big shovels and a little one plus a hose. Not only did they plant but they also made a Wooden box to plant luscious vegetables in. We are very grateful for there hard work planning and time to make this possible.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Showing consideration - Pay it forward

Our latest Prayer Service encouraged the other children at school to Pay it Forward.

I am...

I am Creative and crazy.

I wonder why I can't I have powers too?

I hear animals playing in the wild.

I see the future.

I want to be rich.

I am creative and crazy.

I pretend to travel around the world.

I feel my heart beating when I'm scared.

I touch the fluff off fluffy bunnies.

I worry about the world coming to an end.

I cry at my old memories.

I am creative and crazy.

I understand why we have school.

I say friends are amazing.

I dream about floating in mid air.

I try to add more details in my drawings.

I hope the world becomes a better place.

I am creative and crazy.

Comic fruit

Today we have just created comical fruits and printed them out.

We started by going to safari and we chose the fruit or vegetable we wanted to write about.  So we searched up images of our fruit or vegetables and took a picture then went to the photo library and cropped the picture of our fruit or vegetable to fit into our comic. Once we started we put our picture into the comic and put words onto it to describe our fruit or vegetable like sweet edible plump.... Once we had finished putting our words on we deleted the picture and all that was left was the words in the shape of the fruit or vegetable. When we had finished we decorated the back ground and the teacher photo copied our fruit or vegetable and when it was done we put it into our folder.

Class Poems

This term Room 6 have been studying poems. For a homework challenge we had to write a colour poem on google docs. Here is my poem:

Blue (a colour poem) By Angelina


The fifth colour in the rainbow.

What I love about it is that it has many shades and meanings.

Like how it's the colour of the sky,blue against white.

Or maybe the peaceful indigo, in the dark of the night.

Or maybe I like it because it can be tranquil, yet sometimes quite a fright.

It can be because it's the colour of the peaceful sea,gentle on the outside while stormy inside.

I may love it for it's the colour of love - but then again, all colours are the colours of love.

I certainly love it for its purity, like a dove.

I love blue.

The fifth colour in the rainbow.

And those were the reasons why I love blue.

I Am Poem

I am athletic and a reader

I wonder if humans can fly without anything

I hear a choir singing joyfully

I see a world with many strange people 

I want to fly from the sky and see birds

I am athletic and a reader

I pretend that I am in space

I feel that a meteorite will fall near Christchurch

I touch someone with 5 scratches

I worry that most people will turn evil

I cry when I watch sad movies

I am athletic and a reader

I understand that people have talents

I say that if you try, you succeed

I dream that robots will take over the world

I try to be better at sports

I hope that there are no wars

I am athletic and a reader

Friday, October 17, 2014

Swimming lessons

Today we spent time learning how to stay safe when we are near the water. We had to swim in clothes which is difficult.