Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey - Activity Bonus Day 7

Bonus: This year two new sports are being added to the Paralympic Games. They are canoeing and triathlon. In the triathlon the athletes must swim 750 metres, cycle for 20 kilometres, and then run for 5 kilometres. Paralympic athletes may also compete in other sports including archery, boccia, football, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, swimming, sitting volleyball, track cycling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis. To learn more about all of the Paralympic sports, please visit the 2016 Paralympic Games website.

Imagine that you are on the Paralympic Committee and you have been asked to create one new sport to add to the competition for this year. Use your awesome imagination to design a brand new Paralympic sport. Please remember that some of the athletes will not be able to walk or run and others may be blind or deaf. On your blog, please write:

  1. The name of your sport,
  2. A brief description of how you play the sport, and
  3. Three rules for the sport

Wheelchair Basketball
Two teams of five players in wheelchairs must try to score points by throwing the ball into the opposing team’s basket as many times as possible before time runs out
Each team has 24 seconds of possession of the ball before they must shoot.
1.Each team has 24 seconds of possession of the ball before they must shoot.
2.A player can push their wheelchair and bounce the ball simultaneously.
3.The player is only allowed to push twice before they are must shoot.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 2 Day 7

Activity 2: It is very expensive for each of the Paralympic athletes to fly from New Zealand to Rio de Janeiro to compete.  Most athletes have to fundraise in order to make the money that they need to go on the big trip. Recently, Harvey Norman announced that they will be helping to raise funds for the New Zealand Paralympic team. What could you do to help raise funds to support our amazing Paralympic athletes? On your blog, list 2 different ways in which you, your family or friends could raise money to support the athletes.

First I will tell our parish to fundraise for the New Zealand Olympics people that are going to Rio De Janeiro they will get money by doing a bake sale and going to church.

Second I will tell my family to fundraise for the New Zealand Olympics people that are going to Rio De Janeiro they will get money by working and garage sale people will come and get stuff and we will get money for you.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 1 Day 7

Activity 1: At the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome, the athletes competed in eight sports. Cycling was one of them. For the cycling event, two people compete together as a team – one of the people has a disability and the other does not. Here is a picture of a para-cycling team from New Zealand:
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Paraclycing team (NZ).jpg

At the moment the most famous para-cycling team in New Zealand is comprised of two female athletes – Emma Foy and Laura Thompson. Emma is blind but Laura is not. Together they work as an amazing team. Imagine that you were asked to compete in a tandem cycling event and you had to choose one person to compete with. Who would it be? On your blog, tell us who you would compete with and why. If it was me, I would choose my son, Aronui because he’s pretty fast and very funny. He would make me laugh as we biked along and would be very supportive and encouraging! I know that I could trust him to be a good teammate. Who would you choose?

I will choose my dad because he is very fast and he has strong legs why I chose him because he make me laugh and he is very strong why he has strong legs is because he goes into the garage a trains his legs and arms .

Winter Learning Journey - Activity Bonus Day 6

Bonus: Imagine that you are sitting in the crowd at the opening ceremonies for the Rio Olympics this August. The ceremony has just started and all of the Olympic athletes are parading around the stadium in their uniforms when all of a sudden…

In your blog, write an ending to this short story. It should be approximately 10-20 sentences long.

All of a sudden I saw my favorite player Valerie Adams she was walking with her friend. Then she was walking along then I saw Shaun Johnson he was walking with his favorite rugby ball. He was walking with Manu Vatuvei then they were running around the field I wanted to go to them and ask them some questions but I wasn’t allow to. When they were running around the field I tried calling out their name but they couldn’t hear me. So I just sat down and watched the Olympics I went to buy food and when I came back someone was sitting in my seat. So I went and sat on the other side of the field when I saw my friend I told him to come and sit next to me. But he didn’t come.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 2 Day 6


Activity 2: The opening ceremonies for every Olympic Games must include formal speeches, a parade of athletes, songs and dances that showcase the culture of the host country. Follow this link to watch the highlights of opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

In the opening ceremony for the London Olympics there were a number of famous English people including the Queen, the Spice Girls, David Bowie, U2, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. Imagine that we were going to host the Olympics here in New Zealand in 2024 and you were invited to be on the committee that decides who is invited to participate in the opening ceremonies. As a member of the group you must choose one of the following people to be in the opening ceremony: Richie McCaw (rugby player), Lorde (singer), Kane Williamson (cricket player), Maria Tutaia (netball player), John Key (prime minister of New Zealand) or Shaun Johnson (league player). On your blog, tell us who you think is the best person to choose and explain why you think that they are the best choice!

I will choose Shaun Johnson because he is good at rugby league and I want to be like him and because I want to ask him some question I was going to choose Richie McCaw but he plays rugby union and Shaun Johnson plays rugby league and I play rugby league so I picked Shaun Johnson.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 1 Day 6

Activity 1: For all Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, the athletes from each country must wear a special uniform. The uniforms change each year. Look at the 3 pictures posted below. They are pictures of the uniforms that our New Zealand Olympic teams wore in 2012, 2008 and 2004. For this activity, you are asked to rank the uniforms from best (#1) to worst (#3). On your blog post your rankings and provide a brief explanation of why you ranked the uniforms in that order.
  1. New Zealand Team Uniform – London Olympics 2012

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\2012 NZ Uniform.jpg

2. New Zealand Team Uniform – Beijing Olympics 2008

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\2008 Beijing Olympics uniform.jpg

3. New Zealand Olympic Team Uniform – Athens Olympics 2004

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Athens Olympics uniform (2004).jpg

I will put 2 first,3 second and 1 last I put 2 first because I like the patterns on their t - shirt and why I put 3 second is because they a celebrating with their team and why I put 1 last is because I don’t like jackets.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey - Activity Bonus Day 5

Bonus:  Jesse Owens was a black American athlete who participated in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. He is considered to be one of the bravest and most inspirational Olympic athletes because he competed at a time when the leader of Germany (Adolf Hitler) did not want black men competing at the Olympic Games. Here is a picture of Jesse from the 1930s.

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Jesse Owens image.jpg

Can you think of someone in your own life that inspires you? On your blog, tell us who your inspirational person is and why they inspire you.

Who inspires me is Shaun Johnson because I play rugby league and he plays rugby league and he is very good at playing for rugby league and for his team and I want to be like him that is why he inspires me.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 2 Day 5


Activity 2:  In 1936, a 13 year old girl named Marjorie Gestring became the youngest person to ever win an Olympic gold medal. She won the gold medal in the springboard diving competition. Imagine that you were alive in 1936 and you had the chance to interview her. On your blog, post five questions that you would like to ask the Olympic champion (if you had the chance to meet her!).

If was alive in 1936 and I had a chance to interview Marjorie Gestring I will ask her who inspires you,who is your favorite person that plays for the olympics,what is your favorite book,who is your favorite singer and how did you become a springboard diving person

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 1 Day 5

Activity 1: Some Olympic athletes become famous not because they win but because they have an amazing attitude and great determination. They are sometimes called ‘underdogs.’ One of the most famous ‘underdogs’ in Olympic history was a man named Michael Edwards. He was a ski jumper from England who competed in the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada. Although he came last in the event, he never gave up. Recently, a movie has been made about his life. It is calledEddie the Eagle.”  For this activity, watch the trailer for Eddie the Eagle and then post a summary of the movie on your blog. What is the movie about?

The movie is about a boy named Eddie that wanted to come down a deep ramp but when he went down he fell on his face and broke his neck, so he went to the hospital and a man that was a pro at going down the deep ramp he was teaching Eddie has to ski.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity Bonus Day 1

Bonus: During the ancient Olympic Games, men were allowed to compete in the events but women were not. In fact, women were often forbidden from even watching the games. In your opinion, is this a fair rule? Why or why not? On your blog please tell us what you think about this interesting rule.

This is not a fair rule because if the woman came to watch that is a fair rule but the woman a not allow to come so that is not a fair rule.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 2 Day 4

Activity 2: Let’s imagine that you were able to meet one of the following three athletes competing for New Zealand at the Rio Olympics:

  1. Lauren Boyle: Lauren is a swimmer from Auckland. She typically competes in the 400m and 800m freestyle races and, in the 2012, finished in 4th place at the London Olympics (just one spot away from winning a medal)! This will be Lauren’s third trip to an Olympic Games. She is the most successful swimmer in New Zealand sporting history. To learn more about Lauren you can read her biography at:
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Picture of Lauren Boyle (NZ Swimmer).jpg
  1. Stuart Farquhar: Stuart competes in the athletics (javelin throwing) competition at the Olympics. He currently lives in Hamilton but was born and raised in Te Aroha. He has competed for New Zealand at four previous Olympics games. His best ever throw was 86.31 m. That’s a long way! To learn more about Stuart, please read his short biography at:

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Stuart Farquhar pic.jpg

3. Andrea Kilday: Andrea competes in the sport of Taekwondo. This will be her first ever trip to an Olympic games but she recently won a gold medal at a large international competition in Papua New Guinea. Andrea was born in Christchurch and moved to Auckland in 2005 to train at the Sejong Taekwondo Club with her coach Jin Keun Oh. To read more about Andrea, visit her webpage at:

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Andrea Kilday pic.jpg

In your blog tell us which one of these three athletes you would choose to meet and why.

I will meet Andrea Kilday because I want to learn some taekwondo moves because I want to tell her some questions about her coach if her/he won any competitions.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 1 Day 4

Activity 1: New Zealand will be sending approximately 76 athletes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August to compete in the Summer Olympic Games. To learn more about these amazing athletes you can read their biographies on the New Zealand Olympic team website. Each athlete has their own page dedicated to them.

For this activity, please choose one of the athletes listed on the Rio Olympic Athletes page, read about them and then write a short description of them on your blog. In the blog please include their name, their sport, and three interesting facts about them.

Valerie Adams
Shot Putt

1st fact
She is a four-time World champion.

2nd fact
She was born October 6, 1984 (age 31).

3rd fact
She won her first World Youth Championship gold medal at age 17.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity Bonus Day 3

Bonus: This year two sports are being reintroduced into the Olympic Games. They are golf and sevens rugby. Imagine that you worked for TVNZ and you were paid to travel to Rio de Janeiro to attend the Olympic Games and report on the golf and/or the rugby competitions. On your blog, write a poem that describes how you would feel about travelling to Rio. Would you be excited? Would you be scared? How would you feel?`

I will feel excited because this is my first time going to Rio and my first time going to the Olympics

Winter Learning Journey - Activity 2 Day 3

Activity 2: Take a picture of yourself playing one of the 28 Olympic sports and post it to your blog along with the name of the sport and a brief description of what you are doing in the picture. As an example, I have posted a picture of my son, Aronui, posing as an archery competitor. He made his bow out of a tree branch!

This is me doing a wrestling move on my brother I put him upside down then I drop him on the ground I did this because I like playing wrestling you can't see my brother face because the camera was too small.

Winter Learning Journey - Activity Day 3


Fun Fact: There will be 28 different sports played at the Olympic Games this year in Rio.

Activity 1: Visit the website for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Click on the name of the one of the sports that is listed on the main page. If possible, choose one that you have never heard of before and read about it. After reading about the sport, post a short description of it on your blog. The post must include:

  1. The name of the sport
  2. The aim of the sport
  3. Two rules for the sport

Cycling BMX

Aim of the game

Eight cyclists race simultaneously over an obstacle course, jumping high into the air, with the winner being the first to cross the finish line.
Two rules for the sport
You must wear the right equipment.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey - Activity Bonus Day 2

Bonus: It is time to get creative! For this bonus activity you are asked to design a simple logo for the next Summer Olympic Games. They will be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. The Olympic committee in Japan has already created four possible options for the logo (see below) but I think that you can create something even more interesting and attractive!

Current Options – Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Logo

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Tokyo logos.jpg

To create a logo I would suggest that you use the Design Mantic website. Click on the Design Mantic link. It will bring you to the homepage for the site. Enter ‘Tokyo 2020’ into the ‘Company Name’ box and select ‘Sport & Fitness’ from the drop down menu in the  ‘Industry’ box. From there you can create your own logo. When your logo is finished, copy and paste it onto your blog along with a short explanation of your design.

What I did with my design I picked a logo and I took off the picture and I put a bull because I am really into basketball then I put 2020 with the Tokyo because it said to.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Typing Practice


Today for typing I got 50WPM on Monday I got 51WPM that means I have to keep on practising to improve.