We have been learning to listen to news reports and then, in groups, record the important facts. We then retell the story using our facts and our own words.
We listened to the BBC podcasts for Kids for the following story even though we hear about it everyday on our local news channels as well.
Reporters: Room 13
In Christchurch, New Zealand, a massive 6.3 earthquake hit in the afternoon. It also hit Lyttleton. 105 people are still trapped and the death toll is around 75 and still rising as the rescuers are finding more bodies as they search for survivors in demolished buildings.
Seismologists say Christchurch was affected because it is built on two plates that were pushing together on a fault line.
Searchers continue to look for survivors while Christchurch residents try to deal with this tragedy.