Sunday, 5 November 2017

Arts reflection

I think my learning in The Arts in term 3 is at the multistructural level because I can identify some elements of dance and drama. Here are some examples of the elements of drama: Props, backdrops and characters.

Props are one of the most needed elements of drama because props help you with what you look like and what you hold. For example: a gun or an axe.  Backdrops are the background of the dance or drama.  For example if you were doing a play that was in the desert you could create a backdrop that shows sand and cacti.  Characters are people who act out the plays. For example a person could be a cow or an alien.

Toby, Charlie F and I wrote a play about keeping people safe and happy.  Toby, Charlie F and I used dialogue because we told the story by talking to each other.  We were also the playwriters.  We organised the props and costumes for the play.  The props really helped us show who we were and where the setting was for the play.  We thought very carefully where we came on and off the stage.

My next step is to use more elements of drama in a play.   Elements like protagonist (good guy) and antogonist (bad guy), as well as monologue which is when a character makes a speech to the audience.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Discovery reflection



This term I have done… box construction and popsicle stick craft/construction. I have focused on being patient and taking time to get a good result.

While doing this I have learned… how to get glue off the glue gun and how to make  popsicle stick furniture.  

This term I have been challenged by… getting glue to set and popsicle sticks to stay still as the glue sets.

I have overcome these challenges by… being patient,

 taking my time and keeping my hands steady while I'm getting glue to set.

Now I think I'm better at being patient and taking time because I do not rush the glue to set and I take time for the glue set when it needs to.

In term 4 I look forward to… making bigger stuff than this term.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Term 3 Discovery reflection


This term I have done… box construction and popsicle stick craft/construction. I have focused on being patient and taking time to get a good result.

While doing this I have learned… how to get glue off the glue gun and how to make a popsicle stick furniture.  

This term I have been challenged by… getting glue to set and popsicle sticks to stay still as the glue sets. I

I have overcome these challenges by… being patient, taking my time and keeping my hands steady while I'm getting glue to set.

Now I think I'm better at being patient and taking time because I do not rush the glue to set and I take time for the glue set when it needs to.

In term 4 I look forward to… making bigger stuff than this term.

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.