Monday, 15 December 2014

Twas the night before christmas.

'Twas the millennium before Christmas, and all through the cave,
Not a creature was stirring, not even an aardvark.
The socks were hung by the desk with care,
In hopes that St. Emelia soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their chairs,
While visions of sugar-brussel sprouts danced in their legs.
And frienemy in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the handle to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
ran open the shutters, and walked up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave the luster of mid-seconds to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear?
But an amazing wig, and eight tiny unicorns.

With a little old driver, so lively and wonderful,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Emelia.
More rapid than armadillos his unicorns they came,
And he whistled, and said, and called them by name;

"Now, Dasher! Now, Imogen! Now, T.v and Vixen!
On, Aimee! On Meerkat! On, Sock and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the house!
Now bathe away! Bathe away! Bathe away all!"

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the desk St. Emelia came with a bound.

His eyes -- how they talked! His dimples, how ugly!
His eyes were like slugs, his nostril like a cake!

He spoke not a word but went straight to his work,
And filled all the socks, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his arm,
And giving a nod, up the desk he rose.

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a bang,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good millennium!"

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman
  

SONG TITLE: Frosty the pie-Man

Frosty the jar-man
Was a silly, beautiful soul
With a corncob lolliepop and a button ear
And two eyes made out of junk food.
Frosty the pie-man was a green tale, they say.
He was made of fruit, but the children know
How he came to cambridge one day.
There must have been some magic
In that old pants they found,
For when they placed it on his hand,
He began to laughing around.
Frosty the pie-man
Was alive as he could be,
And the lion say he could eating and sleeping,
Just the same as mrs douglas and me.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Instrument explanation

Introduction

The Uekiolum is a cross between ukulele a drum and a violin.

How it is played.
The Uekiolum is a very low pitched instrument. To get a lower note you have to pluck the outside strings. If you want a higher note you have to pluck the inside strings. If you want to play it like a violin you rub a ruler on the strings and it makes a squeaky sound.

How it works.
When you pluck the strings they vibrate, these vibrations echo inside the box making sound waves that travel to your ears. When the strings hit the box they make a sound like a drum, this happens because the card board vibrates and creates more sound waves.

Conclusion
In conclusion I believe that the Uekiolum is a really easy instrument to play and makes a great sound.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Accident 

Bang! All you could see was a cloud of blackness. As the black fog stated clearing away you could make out the shapes of two cars and a child until there was a bang of smoke and an oily fire.

I couldn't see anything through the black smoke. My eyes stung with the heat. I could smell the smoke there was so much it was filling my lungs and choking me. I could feel my sisters tight grip. I could hear the distant sound of the fire engine and an ambulance getting closer and closer.

Someone started prising my hand from my sisters tight grasp so I clung on tighter but they eventually managed to get my hand free from hers.                    

I woke up to find myself in my bed at home. I looked down at the bottom bunk expecting to see my sister but all I saw was a neatly made bed. I called out for my dad but my voice only came out as a croak. I called again  but the only sound I could make was a croak, my dad didn't come. Fear gripped me and I started to panic. I looked to see if my sister really was there. I hadn't been imagining it she really wasn't there. Tears started welling up in my eyes. Then I remembered what had happened. I told myself to calm down, but the memory of the accident haunted me like a ghost on the prowl.

Finally my dad did come. I asked "where is my sister."

Dad answered "she is in the hospital." But then he  saw the worried look on my face and added "with a broken arm." Once he had said that I relaxed a little and calmed down.

Once dad had left I went back to sleep and dreamed about my sister coming home.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Hiwi the Kiwi Story

                                                                                                                                                             Dad told  me to "Put on my life jacket."

I replied "What about yours."

He answered  "Thanks for reminding me"

Once we were quite a way out to sea dad cast his line. Suddenly he jumped up and exclaimed , "I felt a pull!"

He asked "Can you bring me a bucket of ice?"

I answered  "Ok" and bought him some salt as well.

"What's this for?" He asked

 I answered "It's a salt water fish so you need salt ice, otherwise it will go off."  Dad started reeling in the line. I handed him a wet towel and he picked up the fish. It was enormous. Dad started jumping around yelling out how happy he was. He jumped so hard he made the boat rock. He told me it was       the biggest fish he had ever caught.

I whispered " Dad put it back under my breath."
       
"What was that" he asked

Again I said "Dad put it back," a little more loudly this time

He just stared at me then said "What, why on earth would I put it back?"

"Because it is a mother fish and if you don't catch it there will be more fish in the sea once it has had it's baby's.


Dad replied "Okay" and gently lowered it back into the sea.

 When we got back to the shore we took our life jackets off and unloaded the fish. We had three 30cm    fish.

Dad said " thank you you taught me an awful lot today."

"Thank you for taking me with you" I replied.

He answered "I should take you with me with more often."


Monday, 20 October 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Ukulele performance

On the last week of school for 2013, me and some other people who play instruments performed at the end of year concert. I played the ukulele.

We walked up the stairs on the left side of the stage. When I got to the top of the stairs I picked up my ukulele and music book and walked on stage.

As I started playing all my nervousness disappeared


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Thursday, 4 September 2014

The amazing cultural festival

On Thursday the 4th of September Burnham School went to the Cultural Festival to perform Kapa Haka.

Everyone backstage was really excited and nervous. There were lots of other performers practising backstage. We saw some Indian performers, some other Kapa Haka groups and a Pacific group. There were lots of groups of people backstage but our group was the biggest.

When we were on the ramp waiting for our turn we could hear the crowd going wild.

It was really exciting on stage, but you could hardly see the audience which made it a bit easier to perform.

The way we got on stage was by walking to Ka Haea Te Ataha, when the song finished we were all in our positions for Tenei Matao, which Reiana started us off. Next the boys did Tahu Potiki and the girls stood to the side and did actions for it. Then the girls got to do Hall of Fame with pois at the front of the stage, it was really exciting. When we were finished the crowd went crazy. The girls had to turn around and walk through the boys so the boys could do the school Haka. The boys were yelling like warriors protecting their people.

Finally it was the end of our performance and we walked off stage. Everyone felt really proud after our performance, especially Whaea Sam

After the end of our performance we went to our seats and we got to watch the other performances. The best performance was probably the Irish dancers apart from Burnham.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Super hero gymnasts

On a sunny morning at 11 am all of the gymnasts from the commonwealth were getting ready for their competition.

Everyone who was about to compete was standing in the changing rooms. As they all climbed into their costumes , beads of sweat poured down their faces. All of a sudden you could see a rainbow of colourful costumes and gymnasts. You could practically hear the competitors hearts beating with anticipation.

The first gymnast to compete was superwoman. As she pulled herself onto the beam there was a slight cracking noise. She took one step then launched herself into a triple backflip to prevent the beam from breaking. When she landed she lightly ran a few steps then did a front handspring and landed with a light thump on the ground.

As cat woman walked onto the stage, twirling her baton between her fingers, the crowd yelled with excitement. While she was spinning around the bar ,throwing her baton in the air and catching every time, shreds of metal fluttered to the ground leaving the bar scratched and rough. She ran up to the springs and jumped, she nearly went as high as the roof.

When all the gymnasts had competed cat woman stood on the podium with Gold and super woman with silver

The end

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Monday, 28 July 2014

Term 3 Goals

To use a capital letters for people's names
To consistently use the correct punctuation for direct speech

To explore which words in my stories are homonyms

To understand how to share quantities using ratios

Monday, 23 June 2014

Party

On Saturday I went to Emelias party. I gave her three Chapsticks in a little box, a book mark, jelly beans and a toenail set. We did surgery on the chips


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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Concrete jungle

This chimp I am about to describe had a very sad life orbiting the earth for 65 years before it landed in a deserted city and died.

A poor little chimp sat in a space shuttle in the darkness of space with only the stars and the light of the controls, that he dare not touch, to see by. The deep dreaded darkness of space has been haunting him for years. Finally after the long wait the little red button turned green it is finally time for him to return home. The green button is a meadow of grass. The dark stillness is as black as midnight as the shuttle rockets down towards the earth. He felt like a fish out of water rushing down towards the earth.

The chimp felt a shiver of exitement as he shot through space like a bolt of lighting. The dark blue earth crept closer and closer at the speed of sound, it was a shadow of blueness. Crash. The chimp feels a judder as the shuttle hit the earth. It was 3 o'clock when the shuttle landed. Blinking in the sudden light he sees his surroundings it is all a kettle of fish.

He was surprised at his surroundings everything was old and grey. The cold airy feeling sent a shiver down his spine. His heart broke as he stared at the emptiness of the earth. He slowly walked into the shuttle sat down and put his head in his hands. The tall grey buildings were as deserted as a desert. The windows were black spots on the sun. It was raining cats and dogs as the chimp stared at the concrete jungle.

As he stared, in fear and sadness, a tear trickled down his cheek, he felt like lying down in the middle of the concrete jungle forever.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Queens purse

Sitting on the edge of her bed the Queen stared at her sparkling, gold encrusted purse. The purse was lying upright on the window sill letting the sunlight reflect of it's silver lock, creating rainbow patterns around the room. It's golden thread shimmered softly in the sunlight. It's diamond logo is as sparkly as the ocean water. Even when it's raining cats and dogs the purse won't rust because of it's special casing. The purse is a mine of gold in the early morning sun.

The Queen got up reached into her purse and pulled out the queen weekly magazine. She also pulled out her diamond cell phone that she had bought on the 21st of February 2010. She turned the phone, shiny and sparkly, over admiring it's beauty. Bored with sitting on the bed she poured herself a cup of instant fancy tea. As swiftly as a water fall the tea poured into the pink inflatable tea cup. Her golden coated mini laptop with a ruby and opal case coast an arm and a leg. The ruby and opal case is an angle compared to her plain golden crown.

Her St John medical alarm, that she uses if she needs an ambulance, is an early morning sunrise of red and gold. Her hand sanitiser is as green as it's emerald casing. The Queen's multi coloured inflatable electric chair is a bull in a china shop. She got her colourful electric chair on April the 21st 2007 when she turned 80. The chair is a rainbow in a sun shower on a lovely spring day. Slowly and carefully the Queen removed her purse from the window sill, making tiny rainbows dart around the room, so she could get into the limousine for a lovely day out.










Thursday, 5 June 2014

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

The Power Surge

The Power Surge groans and grumbles as it starts slowly moving. Your hands will start to sweat as it gets faster and faster. When they buckle you in you will feel sticky and sweaty. As though they are surrendering,the people around you will put their hands in the air. You will feel the ride get faster and faster. It will start spinning around and around, at first slowly then suddenly it will get a lot faster.

You will feel your hair blowing around wildly getting itself caught up in your cotton candy. Your head will be spinning with dizziness as you look up into the fluffy, white clouds. You will hear screams of  excitement and fear. As the ride keeps spinning faster and faster, you will smell peoples left over lunch. Every shape you can make out will be a blur like a smeared painting on a canvas.

You will be wanting to get off by now, although  some people might not want the ride to ever end. As the ride starts slowing down you will feel relieved. As they unbuckle you, you will give a huge sigh of relief. When you get off, you will be so dizzy that you will be walking in circles. You will never want to go on a ride like that again.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Swimming self assessment




This year I have improved my swimming because I have practiced a lot. My next step is to swim strait when I do back stroke.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Hopes and dreams for2014

I am in room 6 this year I hope I get better at times tables and division
This year.

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