Sunday, 17 September 2017

Childhood memoirs

Being a kid is so great because you can make so many                                 memories.  I've got a bag full of memories. Some are scary, some are terrifying but some are really exciting. Can you think about some memories that you’ll never forget, like being scared, sad, happy, or terrified?

One Sunday morning my dad was working on the roof of my house. I really wanted to go on the roof.  I asked him if I could climb on the roof … “Please Dad, please.” He let me climb up onto the roof of the house. It was really exciting because the view and the scenery was amazing. Even though I was a little bit scared I wanted to stay up there for ever.
On another day my father let me go on a two wheeled bike for the very first time!  I felt very excited to ride on it.  Soon I started to gain speed.  I sped along the ground as fast as a cheetah. When I started to decrease in speed the bike started to shake. one second later I was lying on the concrete, my bike beside me, waiting for me jump back on and try again.

This is a memory I will not forget in a hurry… Finally my kindergarten career was over. I had to go to something called school.  I noticed my mum had some sort of clothes with a piece of writing on it that said Waimiri School.  Sometime later I got to explore the school.  Finally, after a very long morning I  got to go home. To my disappointment mum told me I had to go to school the next day for an entire day!  I felt very annoyed!
Now I like school more than I used too.

When you look back to all your memories you treasure. Unfortunately you will also never forget your embarrassing moments.

Flight expedition

How planes and birds fly in the sky.

People have always wanted to fly like birds and bugs for a long time, but we can't fly through the sky. Read on and you'll find out why us humans can not fly.

Lift is what makes planes and birds go up through the sky and it helps them to take off into the sky.  Thrust is what makes planes and birds go down the runway and make the plane move forward in the air.  Drag is what helps the plane to stop, slow down and land.  Weight is what helps planes and birds return to the ground.

Planes, birds and bugs fly because they are really light.  This is why birds need less thrust to fly.  An object needs an unbalanced force acted on it to change speed or direction.  For example the thrust on a plane going down the runway needs to be stronger than the drag to go forward.

The greater the mass of an object the greater the amount of force needed to move it. This means birds need less thrust and lift to get off the ground compared to planes which need more thrust and lift to get off the ground.

The way that planes get off the ground is because of the speed of planes when they take off - they go around 110-140kms per hour. Birds turn in the sky because they flap and turn their wings really fast through the sky.  Planes land on a runway when they bring their tyres out, then put the flaps up so it catches, creating drag, catching the wind which slows it down on the runway.

For years people have wanted to fly through the sky but no matter what we do we can't fly.  Hopefully you can see why we can't fly.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Crab hunting

Room 11 and I trotted to the beach. Finally we reached the beach, and kids started to search
under jagged rocks for crabs and fish.  They tracked down crabs and fish.  Some kids started to clinch onto the crabs and fish, determined to not let them go.

Next time I come to Wainui I will hold a crab, because I didn't hold one this time.  Maybe next time I might find a big crab.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Halswell Quarry

On March the 16th I went to Halswell Quarry. I learned how Banks Peninsula was formed by two big volcanos. We got to play around in the area.  This is what I saw and it looks really cool because of the different colours.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Discovering my whakapapa

My full name is Jordan Patrick Doonerwind.  Jordan was my mum's maiden name before she married dad.  I was born in Christchurch on 18th of April 2007. 

My dad was born in Christchurch.  My mum moved from Invercargill to Christchurch when she was 12.  My gran and nana live in Christchurch as do my four uncles. My mum's dad used to call me ‘The Little Jordan’ and said he was ‘The Biggest Jordan.’

Grampsie’s dad (my great grandad) used to send morse code messages in the war.  My Nana’s dad lived next door to Richard Pearce in Waitohi and saw his first flight and his home- made plane in 1902. My Gran's great, great grandfather stowed away on a German ship. He was a boy and left Greece and landed in New Zealand.   The important thing my parents have learned in life is love.   

Monday, 6 March 2017


One cold day I went outdoors and spotted a blue car floating in the sky.  Then I noticed a house in the air. One minute later I looked down at the ground and I realised something was holding me five metres into the air, please help me someone!

Sunday, 11 December 2016


Octoman is an octopus and he's got eight arms and he is as tall as a two story house. He also has a very, very smooth nose like a plank of wood and a bright red afro like cotton candy.

He really loves slouching in a pool like a big lazy slob. He really likes to flap his arms like a tornado. He doesn't like people only other octopus because he is an octopus. He loves to throw his houseboat on creatures homes.  He is as fast like as car moving at top speed.  He doesn't have any manners and he loves to eat like a pig.    

He does not like to talk to people because he sounds like a baby and he whinges about lots of stuff, like when people talk to him. He's happy when nobody is around him.  Octoman loves to speak with a British and NZ accent.

Octoman loves to hangout with fish because they like to swim to his boat in the water.  Fish like to call him Wiggles because he likes to wiggle his tentacles.