Monday, July 26, 2010

My Favourite Netball player

Recently the ANZ netball championship has been on. I absolutely love netball and my favourite team from the championship was the Mystics. The Mystics are the team for Auckland and my favourite player from that team is Althea Byfield. She is awesome on the netball court. She is normally GK (Goal Keep). Althea Byfield is really good at jumping for the ball to get an intercept which helps her team a lot. I really like Althea Byfield because she plays defense and I love playing defense to. That is probably why she is my favourite player.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Immersion Assembly for Term 3

‘Do you know what the topic is called?” I asked Tauwhare as we walked into a hall full of kids gossiping and teachers dressed in the weirdest costumes. I knew what our topic was going to be about, it was about famous explorers, I just didn’t know it’s title. Once everyone settled down and stopped talking Mr Burt shouted “Tena koutou tamariki ma”.”Tena koe Mr Burt” everyone responded back. Immersion assembly for term 3 had started.

First Mr Burt told us about his awesome trip around America. It looked like he had a lot of fun. I wish I could go to America. But one thing that I think Mr Burt wouldn’t have liked was having to sleep on the ground in a hallway at his conference which is what he had to do. When Mr Burt told us about his adventure around America it was like he was an explorer. He had told us about this trip because our topic is Mighty Mariners.

As soon as Mr Burt was finished talking, all of the teams did there little items. My favourite was team 5. Ms Tito was pretending to be Jessica Watson who is a very young explorer. She circumnavigated the world solo when she was only sixteen!! She started in 2009 and finished in 2010. Ms Tito was really funny because she was using a strong Australian accent.

Immersion assembly was so cool and I can’t wait to learn about more mighty mariners.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Year 5 & 6 Extension:Mt. Tarawera Project Reflection

This term at Pt. England School our topic is Active Earth. Active Earth is all about volcanoes,earthquakes,tsunamis and other natural disasters. For the last couple of weeks the year 5&6 extension group have been working in groups, learning about the eruption of Mt. Tarawera that destroyed the beautiful pink and white terraces. Here is my reflection of this project.


.I think one of the purposes for this project was to see how well we worked in a team and what one person did to contribute to the group.

.One of the other purposes I think was to show the rest of the school what we do in extension and see what they think.

.Another purpose was that it was quite important for us to learn about this eruption because it was in New Zealand and effected kiwis,and we are kiwis to.

Brick wall

The thing that held me back in this project was that I put alot of pressure on myself about the time limit and that stressed me out and stopped me from just getting on with doing my work and helping my group.