Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Zealand - There's More Than Just a Cup!


New Zealand is a beautiful country, and a must do for travel holidays. There are multi cultural populations which have unique cultures. Also there are sophisticated restaurants in our vibrant cities.








New Zealand has a spectacular and diverse landscape, and a temperate climate.A lot of our lush rain forest,is conservation land, and protects our many native species. People in New Zealand are surrounded by oceans, because New Zealand is made up of islands.

Starford

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ka Mate


Marvin has animated the Ka Mate version of our New Zealand Haka.













video

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Learning to Play Badminton


Telling you about how I felt in the first session of badminton is incredibly embarrassing because that was the fist time I have played badminton.
As I had my eyes and ears listening and seeing on Donna I was frustrated because I had no idea what was she talking about. While she was talking we were listening to the instructions, finally she said to get a racket and get a body to work with. After that she told us how to hold the handle of the racket but I could not even do it, it was so hard.
We all had to change around when she says a word. But then she said to come she showed us a cool thing it was to close yours eyes and bring the racket around your body comes under your legs and hit the shuttle. Donna says to come down again then we all went ‘know you need a partner to challenge you’ says Donna. When my partner comes and challenge me I was useless but I played hard to win.
‘Room 17 come back down’ she repeated to us again Donna showed us another trick to do it was very tricky. Everyone needed to try and hit the shuttle into the rubbish bin it was tricky. Donna said ‘The other kids on the left side of the hall is playing against the kids on the right hand of the hall, we all stood up and tryed our hardest then it was the left hand side of the hall turn but the right hand team lost but we had another challenge but we still lost.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sea Turtles

For reading my group, the Kiwis, have been looking at an article called,"Plight of the Sea Turtle",. This presentation shows the seven species of sea turtles and two facts about each one. The seven species are, the Kemp's ridley, the Green sea turtle,Flatback, Olive ridley, Loggerhead, Leatherback and Hawksbill.
Litia

Friday, August 26, 2011

Badminton Coaching


When I walked past the hall, I saw that there were other classes playing a sport called Badminton which I haven’t heard of till it was Room seventeens turn to have a go. As soon as the tutor walked in through the doors of the hall, my hands started to tingle because they couldn’t stand any longer with out holding that racket. Anyways, when our tutor sat on the stage she introduced herself. Her name was Laureen.

As we all were waiting impatiently to get a racket each, we had to learn how to hold the racket first. We had to grip the racket loosely and we had to act like we were shaking somebodies hand, which was quite awkward. And we had to let our wrist move noting else. Laureen taught us some of the ways we should hold it. One was the forehand it is when we are trying to hit the shuttle really hard over the net or when ever you like. Then there is a backhand when you would like to serve the shuttle or just hit it randomly.

Finally the time had come to get our rackets. Everybody swung them around like those light sabers off Star Wars. But sooner or later each and every one of us got the hang of it. So then we started off by absorbing the shuttle and where abouts we should hit it. The shuttle has a plastic bottom with feathers to help it to fly.

Later we had to pair up with buddies. I paired up with Logan. He was not that good and neither was I. We kept on hitting the shuttle to far, to short, and sometimes we didn’t even hit the shuttle. But we did not mind.

After playing around with buddies we got to have a little game before we left. Laureen our tutor split our class in half. When that was sorted, we had to make a large circle and get five shuttles each. So the aim of the game was to have good grip on the racket and the way you should hit the shuttle. In the middle of the big circle was a bin for the shuttles to fly in to. Half of the class stood up the other sat down. And obviously some of us were good some were not.

At the end of the session I fest proud of myself because I hit two shuttles in the bin and because I had lots of fun. I can’t wait for next week if we play that game again I promise my self I would have improved even more.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tekoteko

This is a fierce tekoteko. It protected the people and the Marae from enemies.
I read about it in a journal story in reading.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In The Snow


Everywhere in New Zealand there has been aclot of heavy snow.
There are alot of roads closed because of the snow and the cars can slip. In New Zealand when there is snow we have to wear warm clothes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Piri and the Tekoteko

This a fierce Tekoteko to keep the bad guys away.
I read about it in my reading text called Piri and the Tekoteko.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Whale Child Wordle

These are some interesting sea words about my Reading activity.
I read the story Whale Child by Elizabeth Pulford.
Kingston

Friday, August 19, 2011

Piri and the Tekoteko


I did an angry Tekoteko because it scares enemies away.
I read a story called Piri and the Tekoteko by Robyn Waitangi Nightingale for reading with my teacher.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Whale Child


These are some sea words that Crusader put in Wordle for a reading task.
He read a story called Whale Child by Elizabeth Pulford.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rugby World Cup

I believe that the R.W.C in New Zealand would be great for NZ economically and socially because some of the money would go to help build up Christchurch and it would help our community of Pt England get better.
So keep your eye on the ball NZ.

Starford

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ireland in The Rugby World Cup



This is going to be about the Irish rugby team.

Pt England was chosen to support the Irish rugby
team.I only knew when our teacher told us and when we started researching it. If you want to see more about the rugby world cup you will have to go on to the rugby world cup site, also you can buy tickets on the rugby world cup site as well.

I hope you liked it.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The RWC in New Zealand

I believe that the RWC tournament will benefit New Zealand because all the money will help to re-build Christchurch. It will also help with the community.
Even though people will buy drinks and might get drunk, it will sort of be good because they are giving their money to businesses.
I hope that New Zealand wins because the last time they won was in 1987. Keep your eye on the ball NZ!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Irish Web Page

This is a presentation about the Irish Rugby team IRFU.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Irish Rugby World Cup Team

Ashleigh has shared a presentation about the Irish rugby team. It is the adopted world cup team for our Panmure/Glen Innes area.

Count Down to the Rugby World Cup

How will the Rugby World Cup Benefit New Zealand Economically and/or socially?

I think that the Rugby World Cup will benefit New Zealand............

ECONOMICALLY- As we will be getting quite a lot of money from the Rugby World Cup tickets and merchandise, that can be used for many things. For example, the money given or funded by people can be used towards children's schools, to get things that they need like, Better or bigger building/ Class rooms.
Also it can be used to get better learning tools for New Zealand kids to have better educations. Though it is not just the Children that need the help and the money, the people in Christchurch need it as well, and we all know why that is!!! So I hope that the government and the rest of the important people that are thinking of what to do for New Zealand and its future after think about what I have previously said.
Chante