Saturday, October 29, 2011
Term 3's inquiry was Keep Your Eye on the ball, which was about the Rugby World Cup that the All Blacks just won!!This movie shows information about two countries that were competing in the cup. Watch my movie to see which ones they are.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I knew this holiday in Napier wasn’t going to be the best ever, but it definitely wasn’t the worst. Our campground was pretty cool, and my favourite part of it was that there was a massive jumping pillow. This gave my friends an idea which we were eager to try out.
Our army of four dashed over to the pillow, cautious not to trip and fall.Outside it was dark and wet. The plan was just to play on the pillow for a while, have a short swim and then head for the showers.You’ll find out soon that it wasn’t very well thought through.
Getting on was easy, but when I tried to run to the other side I slipped straight away. I was a little bit sore but still wanted to try it again. Soon everyone got in to it and we would gang up on one person, to take them down.
In all the fun there were some low lights. I don't exactly know what happened, but it seemed that everything on the ground had ended up on the pillow. So when I slipped over I got lots of stinging cuts on my feet, knees and elbows.Ouch!
Not only did we get heaps of cuts, but we had to run back to the cabin in our towels. It was embarrassing but all worth it because we had heaps of fun on the giant jumping pillow.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
My reading group have been reading a book called The Bittern. It is about a man getting the wetlands named after his last name. He gets this because when he was a young farmer everyone else drained their swamps to get more land, but this man thought ahead and didn't. He knew that there were lots of birds that for them, the wetlands were their home. So this is a presentation showing information about Bitterns which were native birds to New Zealand.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This was a game that at first I didn’t really care who won. My whole family got to go to the England and Scotland rugby game at Eden Park, which would determine who got in to the quarter finals. But Scotland had to win by at least eight points.
The Scotland fans went all out to support their team, wearing wigs, kilts and even beer cans! When Scotland had the lead there was a lot of teasing from the fans to the England coach, which I thought was pretty funny. Some people liked them so much that they got pictures with the supporters.
Not a single try was scored in the first half, so all of Scotland’s points were from penalties. Even though England got a lot of opportunities, Jonny Wilkinson just wasn’t very on to it that night. Scotland needed to win by eight points and nearly everyone was sure that they could do it in the second half.
The second half wasn’t very different to the first...... except that England got a try. Suddenly a sea of red and white flags rose to the air and there was loads cheering from the England supporters. There wasn’t much Scotland could do as there was only two minutes left.
Unfortunately, Scotland couldn’t come away with a win and lost 12-16. But I think they played a lot better compared to England.