Friday, February 25, 2011

A Massive Earthquake

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.


  1. Hello Rm13,
    Your report on the christchurch earthquake was really good BETTER THAN THE NEWS!!!!!!! My mum has some friends in christchurch they are alright but i don't know about their house.


  2. Hello room 13,
    You did really well on your report about Christchurch. I think you must have been learning about Christchurch at school. You must have been listening well and watching the news about the earthquake in Christchurch. Well done.
    From Noeramiah at Stonefields school.


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