Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Clay Target Shooting




Clay Target Shooting, a set on Flickr.
Today the boys experience Clay Target Shooting. We are grateful to the help of club members, Dave, Aaron, Ian and Ian for their guidance and assistance so this day was possible and successful.  
To see more photos or view them as a slide show visit Flickr.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shot Put

With school and inter-school athletics coming up we had a big 
focus on the technique for successful shot putting today.

We know to hold the shot put

  • that the shot put sits at the base of the fingers with the thumb providing support at the side
  • that the shot put is placed under the chin with the elbow held high
  • that the free arm is raised in front of the chest


We know to do the standing shot put;
  • that the feet are positioned with the right foot pointed 135 degrees from direction of throw
  • there is a "chin-knee-toe' line (the power position) before we begin the shuffle 
  • the body moves from low to high
  • the chest will move to the front before arm pushes
  • the arm follows through (See-It-Go)

We know to do the side on shuffle when push the shot put;
  • that the feet are positioned with the right foot pointed 135 degrees from direction of throw
  • there is a "chin-knee-toe' line (the power position) before we begin the shuffle 
  • step in the direction of the throw with the front foot
  • bring the back foot to the front foot and when it lands, immediately move the front foot into the "chin-knee-toe" power position
  • the body moves from low to high
  • the chest will move to the front before arm pushes
  • the arm follows through (See-It-Go)





Monday, October 31, 2011

Relay Baton Changes

With school, inter-school athletics, and the Forbes and Tippet competition coming up we had a big focus on the baton change necessary for successful relays today.

 We know ...
  •  that the arm is not directly behind the body, but slightly to the side
  • that the arm is fully extended and held steady
  • that the palm faces up 
  • if we are running anti-clockwise we have the baton in our right hand
  • if we are running clockwise we have the baton in our left hand
  • that when we run the baton is held upright (as if we were keeping the scoop on our ice-cream)








Friday, October 28, 2011

On This Day, 27 November 1901

Paris, France.  Three men go into a shop and rob it.  
What was unique about this crime in 1901?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Uncontrollable Bodily Funcitons

We are going to investigate, through reading and science, uncontrollable bodily functions.

We have already begun looking at eructation.  Below are some others we might investigate;

farting, breathing, blinking, snoring, diarrhoea, sneezing, yawning, vomiting, coughing, balding, growing hair, bleeding, bladder movements, snot, growing, thinking, constipation, ear wax, tears, itching, hiccuping, twitching, dreaming, toe nails, seizure, heart attack, shrinking, being hungry, being thirsty

Do you know what eructation is?  What other uncontrollable bodily functions can you think of?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rugby World Cup - Statistics that we think would be interesting to know

How many people were at Eden Park on Sunday, who initially supported their home country, were supporting the All Blacks?
How many people went to the toilet at half time during the World Cup final?
How many people made a bet for Tony Woodcock to score the first try in the final?
How many Rugby World cup novelty items were sold during the cup?
How many people walked to the final?
How many swear words were used by viewers of the final?
How many people missed out on World Cup rugby tickets?
How many players got stitches during the RWC rugby games?
How many houses around the world, including NZ, flew All Black flags?
How many people cried when the All Blacks won the World Cup?
How many people prayed in churches for the All Blacks to win the World Cup?
How many teams supported the All Blacks?
How many litres of beer was sold during the World Cup Event?


These are a few of our thoughts.  What would you like to know?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Imagine If Poems

Can you imagine
Ref without a whistle
playing fields with thistles 
Rugby without a ball
Tackles without a maul
Fields without lights 
Games without fights 
Boots without sprigs
Refs with funny wigs
Games with a forward pass
Ground without grass
Refs without cards 
Players without a mouthguard  
A team without boots 
Grandstand without hoots. 
By Daniel

RWC Kicking Percentages

We have had a challenge issued to us from a follower to find the kicking percentages for the countries competing in the RWC.

The source we used gave the number of penalties, conversions and accuracy percentage so we had to find how many attempts were made.  We noticed that our source did not give us Daniel Carters (New Zealand) successful attempts and because we do not know all the kickers for the other teams our numbers are only approximate attempts from the data we had to work with.

In pool D there is
Nambia
Fiji
Samoa
South Africa
Wales

Nambia scored 6 out of 15 kicks or 40% approx.
Fiji  scored 9 out of 11 or 82% approx.
Samoa scored 8 out of 12 or 67% approx.
South Africa scored 19 out of 23 or 83% approx.
Wales scored 11 out of 12 or 92% approx.

By Jeff and Dom

In pool B there is
Argentina
England
Georgia
Romania
Scotland

Argentina scored 7 out of 14 kicks or 50% approx
England scored 20 out 34 kicks or 59% approx
Georgia scored 10 out of 19 kicks or 53% approx
Romania scored 10 out of 13 or 77% approx
Scotland scored 8 out of 12 or 63% approx

By Shane and Corey

In pool C there is
Ireland
Italy
U.S.A
Australia
Russia

Ireland scored 9 out of 19 kicks or 84% approx
Italy scored 2 out of 13 kicks or 64% approx
U.S.A scored 2 out of 8 kicks or 63% approx
Australia scored 12 out of 18 kicks or 78% approx
Russia scored 4 out of 9 kicks or 63% approx

By Shaun and James.

In pool A is
Canada
France
Japan
New Zealand
Tonga

Canada scored 6 out of 12 kicks or 50% approx
France scored 13 out of 16 kicks or 81% approx
Japan scored 9 out of 14 kicks or 64% approx
New Zealand scored 20 out of 28 kicks or 71% approx
Tonga scored 17 out of 25 kicks or 68% approx

By Willis and logan.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Pool A-R.W.C 2011

New Zealand
Tonga
France
Japan
Canada


Over all for pool A the
Mean is 29.75
Mode is 23-19
Median is 22
Range is 76


From these results New Zealand will play Argentina and France will play England
We think that New Zealand and Australia will make the semi final
By Logan , Willis and Sam. 

Pool D-RWC 2011

South Africa
Namibia
Fiji
Wales
Samoa

Over all for pool D the
Mean is 27
Mode is 49
Median is 43.5
Range is 87.

From these results South Africa will play Australia and Wales will play Ireland in the quarter finals.
We think that South Africa will play New Zealand in the semi finals 1.

By Jeff and Dom

Pool B RWC scores

The teams in pool b are Argentina
                                      Georgia
                                      England
                                      Scotland
                                      Romania

After the pool is finished the mean is 19.6, the median is 13, the range is 64 and the mode is 25

Who do you think have the best chance of getting to the finals. We think England do.  From pool b England and Argentina got through to the quarter finals. We think Argentina will lose to the All Blacks and England will beat France.

By Shane and Corey

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rugby World Cup - Pool C


The teams in Pool C were
                  Ireland
                  U.S.A
                  Russia
                  Australia
                  Italy

Did you know after all pool C games have been played the ...
Average is 24.65
Median is 17.
Range is 63.
Mode is 6.

Ireland is playing Wales and Australia is playing South Africa in the quarter finals. We predict that Ireland is going to win their game and South Africa is going to win their.

What are your predictions for the quarter final games?
James and Shaun

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rugby World Cup Pool B Scores

Scotland 34 - 24 Romania
Argentina 9 - 13 England
Scotland 15 - 6 Georgia
Argentina 43 - 8 Romania
England 41 -10 Georgia

Did you know? The average score after each team has played twice is 20.3 and the middle score is 14

By Corey and Shane

RWC Pool A

Rugby World Cup - Pool A 

The teams in Pool A are
                  All Blacks
                  Tonga
                  France
                  Canada
                  Japan

Did you know ...
The average score after each team has played once is 24.16
The middle score is 21-25
The differance between the lowest and highest score is 37

What are your predictions for the second round of games?




By Logan and Sam

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wellington 5 & 6 September

Recently we went on an overnight trip to Wellington.  We visited the Southward car museum, went sailing with Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club Sailing Academy, stayed the night at the Wellington Zoo, visited the Supreme Court, went on a train ride out to Johnsonville and back, rode up the cable car, had lunch in the park at the top and came back down on the cable car before finishing up at Capital E!

We took many photographs which we have edited and added six word stories to.  Below are our examples and you can read more through the fabulous writing page.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rugby World Cup - Pool B

The teams in Pool B are
                  Scotland
                  Romania
                  Argentina
                  England
                  Georgia

Did you know ...
The average score after each team has played once is 16.8
The middle score is 14

What are your predictions for the second round of games?

Shane

World cup scores for pool D

Pool D is; Namibia
                 Fiji
                 South Africa
                 Wales
                 Samoa


So far in pool D every team has had a game and did you know ...
              
The Average score is 28.
The Median is 21

What would your predictions be for the next round of games?

Willis

Thursday, August 25, 2011

People Savers

What would you do if you came across an accident?

Yesterday we learnt the Doctors ABC (DRSABC) for saving people. We know that
     D = Danger,     R = Response,     S = Send for help     A = Airway     B = breathing     C = circulation

What dangers would you be checking for?
How would would you check for a response from the victim?
How would you send for help?
How would you check if the victim is breathing?
How would you check the victims circulation?


posted by Aaron and Hayden

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Which All Black ...?

Which super rugby and test player hates beetroot ?


Which All Black has played 83 test matches ?


Which All Black played every minute of every game in 2009 ?

The pictures are the only other clue we will provide.

posted by Zafer Nythanaelle and Te 

Monday, August 22, 2011

United Kingdom Tours


Today we found out that the All Blacks got this nickname during a tour of the United Kingdom in 1905.  We then used our prior rugby knowledge to decide which teams the All Blacks would play on a tour of the United Kingdom. Willis even knew that we played a team called Lions from the United Kingdom. Anna then told us the All Black use to play mid week games against provincial teams. Sam thought Munster would have been one of these teams.

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Do you know which United Kingdom teams the All Blacks play tests against and which teams they might have played mid week games against?
Posted by Jay-dee & Cole

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two Legends Of All Black Rugby

We read about Brad Thorn and Keven Mealamu and identified the relevant All Black information in the articles and then compared both players to each other
 Brad Thorn


  • made 7 appearances in the 2003 rugby world cup
  • scored his first try for the All Blacks at the 2003 world cup against Italy 
  • he played 12 tests for the All Blacks in 2003
  • played every minute of every game in 2009
  • he has only missed 2 tests in the last 2 years
  • he played his 50th All Black test last year
  • plays as All Blacks no.4
Keven Mealamu
  • played 83 All Blacks tests
  • plays as All Blacks no.2
  • has scored 10 tries
  • 13th season of first class rugby
  • 32 year old
  • he debut with the All Blacks in 2002
  • he is the 1026 All Black ever
Both
    • both in the All Blacks
    • both forwards
    • both played over 50 tests
    • both debut in the 2000s
    • both played their first game against Wales

      Posted by Aaron James Puke

      Monday, August 15, 2011

      This is what we did in the snow

                                                  By Daniel and Hayden

      Thursday, August 11, 2011

      Do you think the All Blacks new jersey is overpriced?

      Logan, Stacy and Lewis looked at the pros and cons of the cost of the new All Black Rugby Jersey

      Pros
      • Not everyone gets to own one - there is that feeling of uniqueness 
      • Past rugby jerseys are still being exhibited
      • NZ business's could make good money
      • Adidas are making good money to spend on developing an even better jersey
      • People can buy a jersey in New Zealand
      • People have choices 
      • We are being recongnised globally
      • Adidas are investing in NZ rugby
      Cons
      • People aren't spending money in New Zealand 
      • If you buy a cheaper one overseas you have to wait for freight
      • People can't afford the jersey so displaying support for All Black Rugby
      • Could encourage thieving
      • Adidas don't make as many jerseys
      • Businesses left with unsold jerseys
      • Could encourage the selfishness spending of money ear tagged for more important things
      • Adidas get a bad name because of how they have handled the costing of the jersey
      • Angry All Black fans
      • Puts unnecessary pressure on the All Blacks

      Wednesday, August 10, 2011

      Six word story

      Today we had to create a story with only six words in it. Our story had to include an introduction, climax and a resolution. The first story is by Justice second is by Sam and the third is by Shane. What would your story say? 



      Tuesday, August 9, 2011

      What would you write?



      We had to fill in the speech bubbles.
      This is what we wrote what would you write?




      Monday, August 8, 2011

      Which Rugby World Cup Team do you think we have adopted?

      In our literacy groups (3 of us to a group) we have adopted a team to research.  Our first task was to write a number of clues which encourage others to guess which country each group has adopted.  We will let you know how close you are to guessing correctly.


                                                                                                    


        
















      Friday, August 5, 2011

      Which Rugby World Cup Team do you think we have adopted?

      In our literacy groups (3 of us to a group) we have adopted a team to research.  Our first task was to write a number of clues which encourage others to guess which country each group has adopted.  We will let you know how close you are to guessing correctly.  





      Thursday, August 4, 2011

      Which Rugby World Cup Team do you think we have adopted?

      In our literacy groups (3 of us to a group) we have adopted a team to research.  Our first task was to write a number of clues which encourage others to guess which country each group has adopted.  We will let you know how close you are to guessing correctly.