Louis really immersed himself in the life of the cabin boy and he wrote so much he thought it would be a good idea to be able to read it when he is older. So we have decided to type it in instead. Have a read and see what you think. Then leave Louis a comment. Excellent work Louis. Ms Glaze
On a cold August morning in England in 1768 I walked with my mum to the dockside to wait for the Endeavour. I felt very anxious because I am only 12 years old and I have never been on a ship before. I also felt very sad because I was going to leave my mother behind for 18 months. When I was on the dockside I saw a huge wooden ship in front of me called the Endeavour.
On the Endeavour I saw sails as tall as the sky up like a blind. I heard chickens squawking loudly. Then I heard Captain James Cook yelling commands to the crew. I saw 94 people on the ship and Captain James Cook was holding the steering wheel. The milking goats were fighting with their long horns.
When I first got on the deck Captain Cook told me to put my uniform on. I hurriedly put on my white blouse and blue baggy breeches on and then I was ready to work on the Endeavour. I scrubbed the dustiest and dirtiest deck in the whole of England! I had fun excercising with the guns. When my clothes got ripped I had to mend them myself.
Last night when the waves were rolling I felt so seasick that I threw up in the bucket.
You can almost believe that Ronn was accompanying James Cook on the Endeavour. He has used lots of descriptive language. See if you can guess the word groups he has used, and what each paragraph was about. Well done Ronn! You didn't give up, even when it got really tricky.
Room 6 were very excited when they listened to their goals for Term 3 and discovered that they had achieved most of them. :) They have now set themselves new goals for Term 4. Have a listen and if you know the children maybe you could help them along the way to achieve their goals.
Collin is new to Pt England School and this is his first post. He has really thought about how it would feel to be on a voyage from the Islands a long time ago. He has even tried to make his voice sound mysterious. Well done Collin.
We have been learning all about how the mighty warrior Kupe journeyed from Hawaiiki and was the first person to call it Aoeotearoa 'The land of the long white cloud' as that was what he saw on his arrival. They also learned all about how other islanders have voyaged here and with what. They have done a fantastic job of their drawings, animations and writing. Well done Room 6 keep up the good work.
Sateki has done a really creative job of turning his bad pirate into a good pirate. See if you can see his pirate in your head using his words. His goal was to slow down while he was recording. Something he finds very difficult to do. He has achieved it in this recording. Well done Sateki.
In Term 3 Room 6 are learning all about mighty mariners. They are learning why people moved, how they moved and what qualities make an adventurer. They will be learning all about Kupe, Abel Tasman, James Cook and Peter Blake. We will also be visiting the Maritime Museum. In writing we have been looking at characters and their personalities, and learning how to write paragraphs.
As you know Room 6 have been learning all about volcanoes. For this movie the children had to remember what caused a volcano to erupt and how it erupted. This is the first time the children have animated their work and they have done a really good job. Well done Room 6. From Ms Glaze
In Term 2 we have been learning all about our active earth. The children have been looking on u tube to see volcanoes erupting, and learning how they are formed. We have also made toffee and honeycombe, painted volcanoes, sang about volcanoes in Maori, shown how they were formed in drama groups and painted them. And of course we have written lots about them. The children have also learned how to make their own recordings for the class blog. And its only week 5. Listen to what the children have learned already.
In Term 1 we are learning to be successful by using the 'Pt England Way'. The children were given the chance to show what they had learned by going on a school trip to Ambury Farm. They had to show they can use their manners, speak politely, put their hands up, have a healthy lunch. . . Have a look and see what else they learned.