Friday, September 25, 2015

"A Race Against Time!"

This week in literacy, for writing with our teacher Mr Wiseman, we have been learning about how to write a recount. We are practising for a writing test coming up soon in term 4 and here is a recount writing about what can you see from another person's perspective- (point of view) and I have chosen to write about the red and white runner coming in second place. The writing is below enjoy! :)

"A Race Against Time"
by Vaifoa Lam Sam

Trudging towards the stadium gateway with my coach on the side of me, giving me tips of how to keep running even though my head tells me to stop. “Chin up, elbows up and eyes looking towards the finishing line,” he said as he squirted water on my head.

When we entered the stadium, photographers took photos of us. The flashes of their cameras wounded my eyes and I tried rummaging through them as police officers pushed them away.

As I walked calmly onto the rugged edge of the  starting line with the other five competitors, I could hear an excited young man yelling out my name from the crowd. I peaked to the left and witnessed him standing right there on the first row with his hand waving left to right. I felt nervous that I was going to come in last place of the race and disappoint my fans.

Then the commentator finally yelled through the loudspeaker,“On your marks... get set”. We waited until he pulled the trigger of the gun.......... Boom! As the gun bullet flew out with a high shrieking sound, I began sprinting towards the five metre mark with the others beside me.

We finally reached the thirty metre mark and just then the English competitor on the eighth lane accidentally slipped, I felt uncomfortable that I was going to do the same. I glared to the left and something caught the tip of my eye. It was the same young man waving both of his hands in the air. I couldn't believe how excited he was about this race.

Forty metres left until the race is over. I could see that from Usain Bolt’s point of view, he knows that he is going to easily win this match. I was at the back of the other Jamaican competitor just by three centimetres.

For the first time in my career, I felt like I was going to give up. I could feel the pain in my calves but I couldn't let my family, coach and fans down. So therefore, I started sprinting my heart out. A sound echoed in my head, repeatedly saying you can never past the finishing line!  The Jamaican competitor was right beside me knowing that I have slowed down a bit until I decided to speed up.

*Beeeep* as the air horn finally shattered out a flat screech sound as I finished the race in second place and Usain Bolt in first. As I passed the finish line, I could smell body odour from the competitors beside me. In all my days of hard work, it has all worked off but I have made it to the finals and now I will have to work even harder to achieve my goals.

Throughout the overall experience, it has been a really fun race with all the competitors, and I have learnt... that if I would of have listened to my head, I would probably lose my chance of getting into the finals.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Measuring Angles- Triangles & Pentagons

Today in maths with Miss Peato and Miss Ingram, we have been learning about how to measure different types of angles and also different types of triangles. An acute triangle is less than 90° and a obtuse is more than 90°. Thank you for reading.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Recount Tree Structure (Not The Actual Writing)

This week for our writing task, in our literacy class, we have been working on writing a recount. This presentation is to show you what we've learnt about how to write a recount. In our literacy groups, we've used a word that helps us to write a perfect recount which is T.R.E.E. The T stands for title, R is Reveal, E is events and the other E is ending. We all are still trying to finish off our actual writing and I'll make sure to post it up whenever I can. Thank you for reading my blog!

Friday, September 11, 2015

How To Prevent Yourself From Getting Sick

How to prevent yourself from getting sick: CRAFT
Remember the S.E.E structure.
Statement - Use a sentence starter to state a cause - To prevent yourself from getting sick you...
Explain - Define the cause - this means . . .
Evidence/Example - explain the effect of the cause - if you do that then . . .

What is your Explanation about?
How to prevent yourself from getting sick.
What are you going to explain?  Why is it important for us to pay attention to what you have to say?
Have you ever been sick of being sick? Well... this is an explanation about... how to prevent yourself from getting sick as you can see from the title. Tune in and you will, hopefully be able to keep yourself away from the cold or any other sickness.
Paragraph One
What is the first way you we can prevent yourself from getting sick?  How does that prevent people getting sick?

One of the easiest and best ways to prevent yourself from getting sick is to never   share your food or drinks with a person that has the flu or a person who is feeling unwell. This means you should always never accept anything that they give you if they have bitten it whether it’s a piece of sandwich. If they give you a sandwich that they have bitten you could take the part that they bitten and eat the rest. If you do this... you will not have other people's bacteria. This will stop you from getting other people sick by spreading them around the place from any kind of sickness.

Paragraph Two
What is the second way we can prevent yourself from getting sick? How does that prevent people getting sick?
Another way to prevent yourself from getting sick, is to keep warm so that you wouldn't get the cold. To keep warm you should wear a nice warm jacket/jumper or you could just get anything that you’ll be comfortable and warm in. Most people just stay inside their homes while it’s the winter or it is just cold outside and have a cup of hot chocolate. If you do this, you won’t get the cold and it will avoid your body from getting a bad sickness. If you don’t do this, you will get yourself or others sick.  
Paragraph Three
What is the third way you can prevent yourself from getting sick?  How does that prevent people getting sick
The third way of preventing yourself from getting sick is to use hand sanitizer when you have been playing outside and etc to stop you from getting germs from others. If you do this, you will be a really healthy person...well depends on what you eat everyday. By using a hand sanitizer you will be able to keep the germs away.
The conclusion sums up all the ideas and repeats a key message to end.  This could be a recommendation or a personal connection.
Now that you know how to prevent yourself from getting sick... you can now live a happy life and maybe you could even tell another person about why it is important to use hand sanitizers or any skin products.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Talking Points Reflection

Today in literacy with Mr Wiseman, we were given a Google Drawing called Talking Points Reflection. We also done a group talk in our reading groups and we had to actively speak and listen.  Here is my reflection drawing that I have done today. Hopefully you enjoyed!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Maths Time Word Problems

Hello this week in maths, we have been learning about how to tell the time in both analogue and digital clocks. Analogue is a type of clock that has a 24 hour time and the digital type of clock is a 12 hour time. Most people find digital time easier to read. A analogue clock has 3 hands that spin around throughout the day. Thank you for reading hopefully you enjoyed!

Here is a picture of an analogue clock!
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And here is a picture of a digital clock!

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