Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Swimming Sports

On Thursday Russell Street School was at the Lido waiting to give it their all at the swimming sports. We had to get to school early because we only had from 9.30am till 11.30am to get all of the races done. I entered the freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke 25m races.The people who were not so confident in the water entered the 15m widths.

I heard lots of people cheering for their house groups and friends. If I knew people, I would cheer for them, if I did not know people  I would just shout go Kiwi because Kiwi is my house group.

Suddenly I heard David say “All year 4 girls who entered freestyle, please come to the starting line.” Off I went, to the starting line, oh dear I was versing all the fast people. The whistle blew and my legs were shaking. The whistle meant get ready so I hopped onto the diving board. 3, 2, 1 the hooter went and I dived into the pool as fast as I could. I was telling myself over and over to remember to push the water hard so that I could feel my arms ache. I ended up coming 4th in freestyle and as I did I heard the  crowd go wild.They every one was cheering for me.

I felt a bit hungry after the race, I had some brain food. Suddenly I saw that the year 6 girls backstroke was about to start. Soon after the horn went, I got butterflies in my tummy.
The year 5s went next. Suddenly I heard David say “Year 4 girls backstroke year 4 backstroke”
I went to the starting line.The whistle blew and that meant get into the pool. I hopped in, wanting to start before everybody else. This time because it was backstroke and we had to hold onto the rails facing David. Off I went, it was really hard to concentrate, but it was nice when I heard my Mum and Dad cheering for me! Again I came 4th, it’s a pain when you do! Now I am waiting for the breastoke  race to start. I feel a bit scared. Year 4 girls David suddenly cries out. I get to the starting line. Go!I’m off. Ana passes me I go a bit faster and come... 4th. Oh dear.

Later on it was the fun part, the teachers race! The teachers were racing the Year 6s. On your marks get ready set go! The year 6s got a halfway head start. Then the teachers were off when the Year 6 girl was at the halfway point. “Go Ebony” I shout! Next was the fun part. James was swimming.  He gave the year 6 boy another head start and then he dove into the pool and beat the year 6 boy by a mile! I think he represented New Zealand . Yay the teachers won! They hopped out of the pool and wrapped a towel around their bodies. Soon after the teachers race had finished I heard Nic say, “Ok swimming sports is over please go and get dressed.” I did that and tried to do it fast! 

After swimming sports we went to the Esplanade for lunch. After a few minutes of eating, I heard James say  that we could have a play on the playground. He also said that if a couple of teachers are helping the people that want to play on the flying fox, it's open. “You can go now” he said, and we rushed off. I ran to the flying fox with my friend Emma. We had to wait for a while until we were on the platform. I was a little bit scared because it was high and I had never been on the flying fox before. Suddenly it was my turn. Chris helped me on and gave me a push. Nic was at the bottom for when the flying fox was slowing down and he gave me a push just as I felt it slow down. After I had a go I went  to see my student teacher Olivia, somehow I had lost Emma.I asked Olivia if she wanted to have a go on the flying fox. She said “maybe” then we went for a walk in the green playground. Next we went on the big hollow tubes. It was a tough job spinning them with everybody falling over. I suddenly realized that James was saying something and a second later I saw everybody running to the sunny hot grassy spot where we had lunch about an hour ago. I went back to the place where I had put my bag. Stephen counted everybody up and then said, “Yup everybody is here lets walk to the bus.”

We walked to the bus. I was thinking “oh dear we have got another walk” but now the buses had parked outside the swimming pool area near the Esplanade.  I hopped onto the bus trying to push my way through to get a good seat at the back. I was not at the very back but I did get a good seat. It was a funny seat it was back to front! The ride back to school was fun lots of people were talking about their day. It was quite funny when Zac said, “Can we stop off at McDonald's!” 

Just then the bus jerked to a stop in front of the school gates. I hopped off the bus and went back to class. Lunch time had not finished so we went outside to have a play. Soon the bell rang and we were back in class learning. I really enjoyed swimming sports, it was a great opportunity.

By Hannah

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Quiz Revolution

I have been making a Quiz Revolution, on maths over the last you few weeks. Check it out and please leave me some comments about what you think!

My bird art

In class a few weeks ago with Caroline we did some bird art. They turned out awesome! Check mine out.

Marae Reflection

Marae Reflection

What did you most enjoy about the Marae stay? I enjoyed playing with some new friends and running around at night in our PJ's.

What are you most proud of yourself for from the marae stay? Not being grumpy on the gorge walk.

What activity did you find the most challenging at the Marae and why? The string game {trying to make the tea cup & the parachute.}

What did you learn about Maori culture or customs? I learnt about the meeting house.

Monday, 15 April 2013

My Movie.

During the last few weeks of school my friends and I have made a movie about RSS. You should check it out and let me know what you think!

Friday, 5 April 2013

What Reflection.

What: Have I been learning?  Cups with Olivia, How to take a good video using the digital camera with Stephen, How to skim and scan, how to do a pivot with Sha at catch me if you can, How to put posts on my blog, how to play Flags.

So What: What have I learnt? I have learnt how to use the spilt strategies, I have learnt that in dice of dare the dice has the same chance of rolling again and I have learnt how to write a quality comment on class blogs.

Now What: I want to learn some more tips on my Computer, I want to get 10 out of 10 in every spelling test, I want to learn where you put speech marks in your writing.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Welcome to my blog plus learn about me.

Hi my name is Hannah I am a year 4 student at Russell Street School come on in, come and have a look at my blog. I'm going to tell you a bit about me. I love dance Tennis and Soccer I love reading and writhing. I love coming to school.  I have a brother a mum and a dad. Please feel free to come on in and while your here pleases leave me a comment.