Monday, 3 August 2015

'Dawn on the Beach' by Nicole Carey

Dawn on the beach

The bright red sky

And the frosty morning breeze

The waves crashing in

And the prints of the sea creatures

Kayakers paddling away

And the footsteps of the early walkers

The washed up sticks

Covered in seaweed

Tick tick tick as the crabs run for cover

Scattering into the ocean

The splashes of the ponies

Running through the shallow water

That’s dawn on the beach

Monday, 13 July 2015

"Dumbo" written by Carys Connors, June 2015

A stork delivers babies while circus animals are being transported, by train. Mrs. Jumbo, one of the elephants, receives her baby who is soon taunted by the other (female) elephants because of his large ears, and they nickname him "Dumbo".

Once the circus is assembled, Mrs. Jumbo loses her temper at a group of boys for bullying of her son, so she is locked up and deemed mad. Dumbo is shunned by the other elephants and with no mother to care for him, he is now alone. Timothy Q. Mouse, who feels sympathy for Dumbo and becomes determined to make him happy again, appoints himself as Dumbo's mentor and protector.

The circus director makes Dumbo the top of an elephant pyramid stunt, but Dumbo trips over his ears and misses his target, injuring the other elephants and bringing down the big top. Dumbo is made a clown as a result, and plays the main role in an act that involves him falling into a vat of pie filling. Despite his newfound popularity and fame, Dumbo dislikes this job and is now more miserable than ever.

To cheer Dumbo up, Timothy takes him to visit his mother. On the way back, Dumbo cries and then starts to hiccup, so Timothy takes him for a drink of water from a bucket which, unknown to them, has accidentally had a bottle of champagne knocked into it. As a result, Dumbo and Timothy both become silly and see huge amount of pink elephants.

The next morning, Dumbo and Timothy wake up in a tree. Timothy wonders how they got up in the tree, and concludes that Dumbo flew up there using his large ears as wings. With the help from a group of crows, Timothy is able to get Dumbo to fly again, using a psychological trick of a "magic feather" to boost his confidence.

Back at the circus, Dumbo must perform his stunt of jumping from a high building, this time, from a much higher platform. On the way down, Dumbo loses the feather; Timothy quickly tells him that the feather was never magical, and that he is still able to fly. Dumbo is able to pull out of the dive and flies around the circus, finally striking back at his tormentors as the stunned audience looks on in amazement.

After this performance, Dumbo becomes a media sensation, Timothy becomes his manager, and Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo are given a private car on the circus train.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Matthew's Imaginative Newspaper Article


Thirsty Partner: The ocean is turning pink! Bit by bit sea life by sea life - everything is turning into… strawberry milkshake mixture!!! 

Yesterday we report that some very rich (and handsome) teenagers sent 50 ships full of strawberry milkshake mixture to be dumped in the sea! 

Right now mayhem is being caused as some angry, frustrated fishermen storm the malls destroying anything that has the word milkshake or strawberry. 

Mothers forced to drive to the beach with massive cups and straws to give their kids the dream they always wanted. Kids squeal with glee as they play in the yummy milkshake sea. 

The sea life organisations are furious as everything they ever researched is destroyed by some stupid (handsome) teenagers. They are now starting World War “Sea” against the teenagers. 

Looks like a tough fight, harpoons and fish slappers on the sea life side while on the teenager side there are milk blasters and milkshake grenades. Wish them luck.
This has been another Matthew Rodgerson newspaper created by Matthew Rodgerson.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Caitlyn's Running Success

Caitlyn makes Nelson Evening Mail for the city to Saxton fun walk/run that was on Sunday 13th April. Caitlyn ran the 10 km in 1 hour 10 minutes. A pretty good time for her 1st 10 km run.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Tom's Fortunately/Unfortunately Story

     F = Fortunately
     U = Unfortunately

    Justin Bieber came to Nelson for a concert.

U. I was sick.

F. my friend Matthew went to see the concert.

U. Matthew slipped into the pool.

F. Justin Bieber came to perform at my house.

U. Matthew was still in the pool.

F. Justin Bieber helped Matthew get out of the pool.

U. Justin Bieber fell into the pool.

F. I helped them out.

U. I fell into the pool.

Matthew's Fortunately/Unfortunately Story

     F = Fortunately
     U = Unfortunately

Santa got stuck as he squeezed down our small chimney

U. the fire was on.

F. we were able to steal his presents.

U. Rudolph slipped into the fire.

F. He tasted like chicken.

U. a graffiti artist painted his sleigh pink.

F. Santa slipped.

U. he didn’t die.

F. we took his sleigh.

U. Santa got arrested for going into people's houses uninvited.

F. we had a great time eating Rudolph.

U. all the presents Santa was delivering were for girls.

F. we were able to sell them on Trade Me.

U. we sold out in a split second.

F. we are rich.

Summer's Limerick

There once was a small girl named Jade,

Who smacked herself with a spade!

She caused a racket,
That woke Mr. Hackett,

And he chased her down the parade.    

Friday, 28 March 2014

Joe's Limerick

There once was an old man called Lucy,

Who had some trouble going poopsy.

Let out a big roar,

Fell to the floor,

After that he went a bit loopsy!

Brodie's Limerick

There once was a young lady named Sally,
Who jumped in a pool of jelly.
But Scott stopped her,
Her cat started to purr,
So she went inside to watch telly.