Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cross Country Day Is Finally Here

The whole school went to the court waiting for Cross Country. My legs were shaking starting to make me cold and my fingers were starting to get a bit numb. We were in our house colours. The house colours are TAKITIMU(yellow),TE ARAWA, (Red)TANUI (Blue) and MATATUA (green). My house colour was TAKITIMU (yellow)!!!

“10 year old come up onto the start line ready for your race” announced Mr Burt. Some of us were nervous. The clappers went bang and we went. We were all clumped together as some people were sprinting fast to get ahead of the bunch. When we were starting to spread out we left a couple people behind.
During the run I was trying not to stop like how champions never give up. It was really muddy, so muddy that I almost got stuck in it. It was squishing through my toes. As I went past Mrs Squires she was taking videos of people. I was hoping that she wouldn’t take a video of me.

Before I knew it I was getting closer to the finish line. With a burst of speed I was starting to sprint a little bit faster. As I was close to the finish line I could hear lots of people clapping and cheering for me. I was happy that my run was over. I had to quickly go and wash my feet and watch the other people run. I had fun doing that run. I tried my hardest so I was happy with my self.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our Groups Movie

For a week or 2 our class has been working on a movie. The movie was about our mariner that we were learning about. We had to get into groups of three. My groups mariner was Zheng He(Cheng Ho). Here is my groups movie I hope you enjoy watching it.Thanks for watching

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Our Trip To The Maritime Museum

Have you ever been to the Maritime Museum?Well I have been there.Our whole class went to there with room 14 and 18. We went to the Maritime Museum because our topic that we were learning about this term is about ships and Mariners. We got to the museum by bus.

As soon as we got to there we were going to have a tour with Salty Sam. He was going to give us a guided tour around the Museum . While he was taking us around I saw lots of miniature ships that were in glass cages and I could also saw some ships that people used to sail on. There were also ships that people just made and put in the museum Lots of the ship were stitched together. One part of the tour was when we went in the immigrant ship cabin. Their there were bunks and things that they used for there food and water. While we were on the ship we were gently rolling.

After we went in he ships cabin we went to another ship Salty Sam told us steer the wheel but he kept on saying “No that's Wrong”. we were all puzzled and confessed because we didn’t know what we did wrong. We failed abysmally because we were looking the wrong way. We
were looking backwoods.

After we went on the tour with Salty Sam we were going to watch a movie. As soon as we got into to the room it was pitch dark like a movie theatre. We sat on wooden seats Ms Squires was out side trying to close the doors but the doors were automatic. Luckily Ms Squries snuck in at the nick of time. It was pitch black when the doors closed. It had a circular room that had three massive screens. I was ready to watch the movie. Finally the movie started.

On the first bit of the movie they said good bye to there family because they were going to sail away to another land. They knew where they were going because the stars,whales and the sun was showing them the right directions to go.
My favorite bit of the trip was when we went on the Ferry to Davenport and back. We were all outside on the deck clinging to the rails, with the wind in our faces. We were watching the water with all of the bubbles in it. We went speeding over a few bumps. As soon as we had finished our ride on the Ferry we were getting ready to go home on the bus.