Thursday, September 29, 2011

AFL Coaching

IIsn't AFL an Australian game? I was intrigued when I heard there were Aussie Rules Coaches coming in to teach us how to play. We are Kiwi kids.

The first skill we learnt was the drop punt. You first have to hold the ball up and down, and kick were the X was at the bottom, you also have to keep the laces away from faces. After we all learnt how to do the drop punt we played a game where our teachers were our targets. The coach said” aim for your teachers”.

The next week we learnt how do a hand pass. To do the hand pass you have to have a tight fist and put the ball on your right hand and aim for the x at the bottom. We played aether game with the technique we had learnt and the teachers had to aim for us with the ball, if they got us we would be in. The teachers were saying I’m gonna get you!!!

The last skill was the high mark. The high mark is when you put your hands into a W and put it the ball above your face, if you catch it you can have a free kick or have a free pass and no one is allowed to tackle you. I though to my self “It’s not as easy as it looks”.

I’m looking forward to putting all these skills into practice, when we get to play a real game of AFL next week.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Maui and Matau

I will till you about a game I have learnt. The game it called Maui and Matau, it is a Maori game.
The first thing you have to do is get in to a circle and have some Rakau. You have to hold onto the Rakau and let go when the leader says maui or matau. Maui means move a step left, matau a step right.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Polar Bears

Polar bears are the largest bears in the world. They live in the in Arctic ocean and on ice, they live near the north pole.

Polar bears have very thick hair that keeps them very warm. They have strong legs and feet, on there feet they have sharp paws. On there paws they have bumps to hold on ice.

The cubs live with there mother for 2 and a half years, as the cub lives with it mother the mother teachers the cub how to hunt for food. Normally polar bears live by there selves.

Polar bears hunt for seals, seals are polar bears main food. It waits until the seal comes out of the water to tack a breath in it’s berthing hole, so it can have a breath of air and as it takes a breath the polar bear get his sharp paws and grabs the seal.

A polar bear that lives in the wild lives for 20 years. But a polar bear that lives in the zoo lives for 41 years.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thung Chai Boats

My reading group read about thug chai which are Vietnamese fishing boats. I have written instruction on how they are made.

1.Cutting long poles of bamboo
2.Cut scrapes of outer skin
Slice poles into thin slats
4.Soak the slats in water
5.Weave it
6.Get thinker pieces of bamboo to hold the weaving together.
7.Put resin on the thung chai to make it stop from rotting in the sun and salty water.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tonga and Canada

Today is Wednesday the 14th of September, today is the day that Tonga will be the vising Canada . It will be held in Whangarei and it will start at 5.00pm today. My predication is 46 for Tonga and 27 for Canada.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Open Ceremony Of The Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World has finely come, it began on Friday the 9 of September. It is so spectacular they had an amazing beginning .

The breathtaking fire works overwhelmed the crowd. Some of the fire works in the air, looked like colorful shooting stars, or flowers. The fire works made the air look amazing.

As the crowed went wild they all start pushing to get into the front. The crowd was so loud it was like an army of shouting people, many of them were dressed up in consumes. the crowd wear red white and blue, the crowd was so huge.

Although the city struggled with the hue crowd every one agreed that the opening ceremony was a huge success.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Start Of The Rugby World Cup

It's time for the Rugby World Cup, All Blacks vs Tonga it will be in Eden park. One more day till the kick off how will win?
It is going to be hard because the All Blacks have only won since 1987. I think that the score will be 24-20, There will be a lot of flags waving around, it will be full with Tongans and New Zealanders. The All Blacks will first perform there Haka then the Tongans will perform there chant.