The fifth class of Gowran National School each chose one of Michael Morpurgo's one hundred and twenty novels to review. Here is a display of some of those reviews. Below is a link to each book review. We are huge Michael Morpurgo fans and really enjoyed presenting our reviews to the class. Well done everyone!
A brilliant place so come on down,
Better than your local town.
Cleere’s is the place to drink,
Dinner is served at Gowran Park.
Everyone is friends in the village,
For a lovely day out, go to the races.
Glasraì and Goodies for a tasty treat,
Houses with lovely people to meet,
In the Panto you dance and sing,
Just go to Regan’s and get served by Ling
Kilkenny is Gowran’s home,
Look around in the Reptile Village,
Many things to see.
Nursing home for who are old,
Or a crèche for who are bold.
People here are really great,
Quit work and get over here.
Rattle snakes in the Reptile village!!!
So get on down to Gowran town.
Take a tour in Gowran village,
Up in the school where children play
Vinegar and salt in Rico’s, eat them quick before
they get cold.
Wrap your arms around Carey’s cars.
X this place to go.
Your tired now, cannot cook, takeaway and Chinese, oh
Zoom right down to Gowran
We made posters to advertise and persuade you to buy our milk. We all had different specific audience's. Would you buy our brand????
Gowran N.S are through to the semi-final of the county level Primary Schools Debating Competition. They will be taking on Holycross N.S on the 6th of February at 11a.m in Kilkenny Education Centre. All support is welcome.
The motion for the debate is 'Every child should have a mobile phone'. Gowran N.S are opposing the motion.
Good luck to all involved on the day.
The team consists of:
Padraic O' Neill
* denotes children that will be debating on the day.
6th Class have been very busy of late brushing up on their debating skills. In January a team will take on the K.S.P in the first round of the Primary Schools Debating Competition.
The motion for our 1st debate is 'Ryanair is the best way to travel'. We will be arguing in favour of this topic.
Our team consists of:
Padraic O' Neill
Good luck to all involved on the 15th of January!
For more information on Primary Schools Debating check out www.primarydebatingireland.com
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After reading a story in our English readers 'Polar Bears in trouble' we decided to pretend that we were Polar Bear cubs and tell you all about a little adventure that we had. Enjoy...
Michael Morpurgo is a children's author with one hundred and twenty published titles under his belt! He is most famous for being the author of 'Warhorse',
now a motionpicture!
We have chosen to write book reports on several of his novels as we are currently studying his novel 'Dear Olly'. Click on the link below for our 'Michael Morpurgo Book Reviews'. We highly recommend his books to young and old!!!
Readers Theater is a dramatic presentation of a written work in a script form. Readers read from a "script". No memorization or costumes are needed.
Scripts are held by the readers. Lines are not memorized. The focus is on reading the text with expressive voices and gestures, making comprehending the text meaningful and fun for the students!
Ms Phelan's English Class used scripts to tell exciting stories where they used voice tone and expression to dramatise a story.
Listen to our stories and how we use our voices to depict characters from texts.
Simile Poems By Ms Phelan's English Class
We learned all about Similes in English Class. A simile is when you say that something - a place, person, animal or thing - is LIKE something else. A simile always uses the word 'like' or 'as'.
Here are some examples of similes:
"The dragon flew as fast as the wind."
"The Naming Pool glittered like a mirror."
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