Monday, 13 November 2017

Arts reflection

During the Arts term I worked on a play with Tiffany and Michael.  We created a play that was about friends and bullying. We wanted to show that bullying is not allowed at our school because it can hurt people in so many ways.  We also created a dance within the play.  On the rubric I have put my learning at relational because I can create a dance using the elements of dance, I can also create a play based on the heart of Waimairi School.

Some of the things that I learnt about the elements of dance is space. Space is very important for dance because it  allows you to move in different ways.  When Tiffany, Michael and I were doing our dance we used levels which were low, medium and high. We also used range because we took up a big space on the stage at times, but we also only used a small chunk of the stage.

When we did our play we had to make our own script.  We also had to use stage direction, because if we didn't, we wouldn't know where to place ourselves or put our props.

My next step is to be able to reflect on and develop a play or dance using the elements effectively. Next time I create a play I will try to use monologue and include an antogonist (bad guy) and protagonist character (good guy).

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Discovery reflection

In term 3 I have been working on a song with Tiffany at discovery.  This has been my favourite activity while we have been doing discovery. Once we had finished our song we've been working on a dance that we will carry on into term 4.

While we've been doing this I have learnt that we need to include each other's ideas and be patient when it comes to thinking.  I have been challenged by recording our song on garageband because Tiffany and I kept laughing.  I have overcome this by using strategies like thinking of something sad or looking away.

My focus in term 3 was to take time to achieve a good result. In the end I found it easier by taking my time because it made our song better and our dance look more professional.

In term 4 I am looking forward to carry on with our dance and performing it to the class.

Here is a photo that we took of us doing our dance….

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Have you ever wondered how planes fly? So you're sitting on the nice green grass then you suddenly hear a sound like a plane, you see a big plane up in the sky and immediately think how on earth does it fly.

 Thrust is the force that works against drag and moves the plane forward.   Lift is the force that is directly opposite to the weight of an airplane and holds the plane in the air. Weight brings the plane down to the ground and drag is the force that slows the plane down.

How planes get off the ground is because of thrust and lift.  Lift brings  the plane in the air and thrust moves the plane forward.  How planes stay in the air is because of lift and thrust.

How planes land is because of weight and drag.  Drag slows the plane down and weight brings the plane down.

So in conclusion it is obvious that airplanes need to have the four forces which are lift, drag, thrust and weight to fly.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

High Ropes😍

As I wait silently for my group to be called to go to high ropes, I think to myself, what will it be like?  Will it be nerve wracking? Scary? Exciting?  Then I hear group two called, that's my group.   

We're on our way to the shed to get our harness and helmet. Once we have got our harness and helmet on  the person who was leading it takes us through what we need to do.  

It's Daisy's turn to climb and I’m on the belaying  job. I’m slightly nervous but mainly excited, especially because it's my turn next.  As I get distracted because of noises around me, I see Daisy just about to touch the ground.  I feel like a jug just about to boil because I’m so hot with nerves. Anyway, when it is just about my go I ask Tiffany if it is hard. 

Ok I'm on the fifth step and I'm loving it, I’m so happy I gave it a go. But the next step is so tall it is nearly taller than me, but I still manage to climb it. Before I look I know I have made it to the top, I take a deep breath in and say “Yahoo.” 

I wondered what activity was going to be next and would it be as fun as high ropes?

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Halswell Quarry

I think there's a  lot  of cool  things and stories about  Halswell Quarry.  If I had to choose one thing that wowed me it was the volcanic rock. I must say it is very big.

I ❤️ this photo because there is different types of rocks on the same rock and it used to be a volcano. I learnt that this rock has been around for millions of years which  is a very long time.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Fat man doing ballet

Hello my name is Roger.  If there is something you would like to know about me just ask, actually I think I would rather tell you myself. So everybody says that I’m fat because when I go shopping I have to buy an xr xr xr xr xr large t-shirt.  I am addicted to ballet I just can't stop thinking about it. I love the pretty pink tutu that I get. I have a friend could Hammy and he does yoga. The yoga and ballet school are beside each other so we bike there all the time together.

When I do ballet I always do a smelly fart and pretend that it was somebody else. When  I am at home I invite my friend Hammey over.  Most of the time we go to the dairy to pick lollies out and spend about $8.  We eat them all in one gulp.

Most of the time I am happy. I speak charmingly but when I lie I raise my voice.  I smile a lot. 

People say that Roger and Hammy are fat but they're very nice. Roger and Hammey know that people say that about them but they don't mind. 
Roger and Hammy live in apartments - Roger lives  at number 3 and Hammy live at  number 4.  We put a ladder through  the roof, so it is faster to see each other.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Riccarton Bush

Riccarton Bush was fun.  I was in a group with Kate.S and Olive.
We walked around looking at all the cool things. But one of the things I found interesting was this very tall tree, and it was so tal hat I couldn't see the top.