Tuesday, 4 July 2017

How do aeroplanes fly?

Have you ever wondered how planes fly? How aeroplanes are so heavy but can stay in the sky? Well this explanation will tell you.
Lift is a force that holds the plane in the air and it works against weight.  Drag is generated by every part of the airplane and drag works in the opposite direction to thrust.   Weight is the same as gravity, it pulls objects to earth and it works in the opposite direction to lift.  Thrust is a force which moves an aircraft through the air and it works against drag.

How planes get off the ground is because of lift and thrust.  Lift gets the plane off the ground and into the sky and thrust moves the plane forward.  How planes stay in the air is because of thrust and lift.

If you're wondering how planes go side to side and change directions well this is how - objects stay still or move in the same direction or at the same speed unless it has an unbalanced force applied to it.  Planes land because weight and drag bring the plane down because they are stronger than the force of lift and thrust to make this happen.

So in conclusion it's obvious that airplanes need to have the four forces which are lift, weight, drag, and thrust to fly. If an airplane doesn't have these forces it can not fly or land.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

High Ropes

High Ropes

While sitting in the cold dirt, I wait for my turn. When I hear the instructor say to me “It's your turn,” I feel  scared but excited at the same time. As I'm slowly rising up, terrified, I'm shaking and thinking “Should I trust my friends if I fall?” 

I hear my friends cheering for me as I get close to the top of my first climb. I take their advice and I keep climbing up. I feel the wind breathing on my back.  I'm so close, one more step, it's bigger than me, I push myself over and in one leap I make it the top.  I feel glorious and so peppy, it's such a great view from up the top.

All I could think of once I’d taken in the view was - “How do I get down?”   

Sunday, 19 March 2017

My mum’s full name is Judy Lynette Davies.  My mum was born in Christchurch, she was born in 1971. My mum's oldest relative she remembers as a child was her grandma, she remembers she was strict. Of all the things my mum learned from her parents she felt the most valuable thing was respect and honesty.

Monday, 6 March 2017


My hair sways back and forward, what a beautiful breeze but a cold breeze. I see leaves falling down, down, down to the ground, it is such a windy day.  Then my hat blows away. I chase after it, it flies up, up, up and gets stuck in a tree. I try to shake the tree but it is stuck on a brunch so I shake it even harder until it finally floats down.   Unfortunately it lands in a river.

It was drifting down the river, as the wind got stronger the hat rushed down the river, I couldn't catch up with it. I quickly grabbed a stick but it was too late, the wind blew the hat down a big waterfall - oh no!  I'll have to go to the shop to buy another one, but not today, it is too windy it might blow away.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Tree Girl

Tree Girl has got a squishy, dark green, curly afro which is really long and buffy.  She is the height and width of a tree trunk and walks proudly. She only wears dark green and bright green clothing and she has dirt on her clothes and her face. She always scratches her face. Her afro is swishy like mashed potato and her mouth is big and her teeth are small. She is always nice and never gets into trouble.  She only stops smiling when she's sad or hurt.  
Tree Girl loves to hang out in the forests and she lives underground in a log near the forest.  Her talent is singing, by singing I mean opera singing. She sings like an angel and she's interested in disco dancing. She likes to hang out with her friends who are skunks, squirrels and bears along with her good friend Craig and Fat Giraffe Girl.

She sways side to side saying hi to everybody she meets with a smile. She stuffs her face with warm, juicy bugs and when she bites on them she hears them crunch. Her voice is a bit deep and she speaks slowly in English. She’s not shy to talk to other people.

If people would say anything about Tree Girl they would probably say she's nice, kind and she always has a smile.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Riccaton Bush

In Riccarton Bush we explored all around. We took lots of photos. We took this photo because when we saw the tree roots,  it made us feel wow and excited.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Discovery refection

What I have enjoyed doing the most at Discovery over the past 2 terms is baking, painting, gym and craft.  My challenges at Discovery is planning for baking before I bake and taking my time.  I have overcome these challenges by asking my friends to help me plan and to remind me to plan.

Through discovery I know now to always plan ahead and always have a plan during discovery. I have been challenged by taking time to work things out and planning ahead. I tried to overcome these challenges by planning a day or two days before discovery and trying not to rush and taking my time.  I'm better at making decisions because I'm always ready and I have got ideas in my head before every discovery.  

Overall I feel happy about what I have done at discovery and I have learnt to always take my time over the past 2 terms.  I am looking forward to baking and crafting in term 4.