Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Skye 2017 Film Festival

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Introduction: Hook, the 4 W’s
Paragraph 1: What is the Manaiakalani Film Festival?
Paragraph 2: Where did we go and what did we do?
Paragraph 3: What was your favourite movie and why?
Conclusion: What did you think about the whole experience? Any final thoughts?

Start writing here….

Good morning people of the world. We have this annual school presentes movies. How are we today good or great. On wednesday we had this film festival thing that was going on.

The year 1 - 4 got to leave early in the morning. That time was 9:15 they had to get on the bus as early as possible. After they had watched their movie’s it was our turn.

We got to leave at 10:30 it was so amazing I really loved it. We had to leave into the theater at 11:00. It was a little scary because the lights went off. First movie was from room 16.
I really liked room 16 movie because they were singing and also it was so cute. And also my best friends were in there. My best friends in room 16 call me Skyler.

Then 1 hour later we were finished it was so cool I loved it and also pretty much everyone loved it. It was so amazing we had a lot of fun. Thank you point england school.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Skye 2017 Athletics Day

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Introduction: Hook, the 4 W’s
Paragraph 1: What is Athletics Day? Which house were you in?
Paragraph 2: What types of sports and events were there?
Paragraph 3: What was your favourite event or part of the day?
Conclusion: Reflect: Do you think you did well? Did your friends do well? What did you think about the whole day?

Start writing here….

On november the 10th we had this athletics day that was being Run by pt england school. It started early in the morning at 9:00.
All the classes in year 1 to 8 had to line up outside of their classes and get ready.

First we have to get changed into our house color clothes. And then we have to put our uniform into our bag’s. And then we have to walk to the courts and line up in our year’s. So I am a year 6 so I have to go and sit in my line.

After we are in our lines we have to go to our first activity.
Our first activity was target ball. There was this kind person that was teaching us target ball.  What we had to do was to get into our colors.
Our first instruction was to try get the ball into the other player's side.

But we had to throw the ball at the other ball’s that were in the square.
Our coach said that the yellow team is in the lead right now.
Then the green team was catching up. It was such a cool game we came second. My team said “ Ohhhhhhhhhhhh no”  we were so sad .after all we came second.

So our next activity was volleyball our volleyball teacher is miss scanlan and also my lovely teacher miss parrant. Our first came we had to verse the green team. So we won the game.
It was had for me because there was a lot of people.

And all the year 6 girls versed each other. I was so scared at that point because there was so much ball’s being thrown at me. And we lost because of the amount of people that got out.

And then it was the end of the day. So we got to go home.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Skye Reading Comp Practice

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nce there was a young Inca boy. He had no family except for an old llama. Each day the boy and his llama walked many miles, looking for a home. Each night they curled up together and slept. But one starry evening, the old llama died. The boy buried his friend next to an icy stream. Then he sat under a tree and cried. What would he do? He had no family and no home.

The boy cried for a very long time. But there was no one to comfort him. There were only the stars in the sky.

Suddenly, the sky filled with bright light. The boy held his breath. He was afraid to move. One bright star fell to the ground. Slowly, the star took the shape of the old llama. She bent her head and drank from the stream. She looked at the boy and smiled. As she jumped back into the sky, bits of llama wool fell.

As the Sun began to rise, the boy picked up the soft, warm wool. It glowed in his hands like starlight. He carried the wool to the city and sold it. With the money, he bought a house. He bought two young llamas. He never forgot the star llama. And he was never lonely again.File:Llama lying down.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
Test Questions:

Why does the boy cry when the old llama dies?

because he is afraid of the dark
because he is always sad
because the old llama is his only family
because he is lost

What happened BEFORE the old llama died?

The boy bought two new llamas.
The boy and the llama walked many miles looking for a home.
The boy collected the wool and sold it in the city.
The old llama fell to the ground in the shape of a star.

Read this sentence from the story.

One bright star fell to the ground.
What does bright mean?

a). Old
b). Shiny
c). New
d). Clean

What does the boy in the story want?

a cart
a horse
a new wool shirt

a home

What happens at the end of the story?

The boy buys a house and two llamas.
The boy buries the llama next to an icy stream.
The boy and his llama walk for many miles.
The boy cries for a very long time.

Read this sentence from the story.

As the Sun began to rise, the boy picked up the soft, warm wool.
What does rise mean?
a). Grow darker
b). Fall down
c). Come up
d). Take a step

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Skye Reading Comp Practice 2

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    he dogsled race was about to begin. Julie’s team of dogs was lined up at the starting gate. Julie stood behind them. The air was so cold that she could see her breath. Other teams were lined up, too, and the dogs were excited. Julie kept her eyes on the clock. At exactly ten o’clock, she and the other racers yelled, "Mush!" The dogs knew that meant "Go!" They leapt forward and the race began!

Julie had trained months for this race, and she hoped she and her dogs would win. Hour after hour, day after day, Julie’s dogs pulled the sled in order to get in shape for the race.

Now, they ran over snowy hills and down into frozen valleys. They stopped only to rest and eat. They wanted to stay ahead of the other teams. The racers had to go a thousand miles across Alaska. Alaska is one of the coldest places on Earth. The dogs’ thick fur coats helped keep them warm in the cold wind and weather. In many places along the route, the snow was deep. Pieces of ice were as sharp as a knife. The ice could cut the dogs’ feet. To keep that from happening, Julie had put special booties on their feet.

At first, the dogs seemed to pull the sled very slowly. They were still getting used to the race. But on the third day out, they began to pull more quickly. They worked as a team and passed many of the other racers. Once, one of the sled’s runners slid into a hole and broke. Julie could have given up then, but she didn't. She fixed it and they kept going.

When they finally reached the finish line, they found out that they had come in first place! It was a great day for Julie and her dogs.

The author of "Julie’s Race" wrote the story in order to

describe how dogs stay warm in cold weather.
tell about a dogsled race.
explain how cold it can be in winter.
entertain the reader with funny stories about dogs.
Where does the dogsled race take place?
in Antarctica
on a track
in Alaska
in a field

What happened BEFORE the dogs began running?
The dogs pulled the sled slowly.
Julie and the dogs lined up at the starting gate.
The runner on Julie’s sled broke.
The dogs pulled the sled over hills and into valleys.

Read this sentence from the story.
‘Julie’s team of dogs was lined up at the starting gate’.
What does team mean?
friends and family
to join together
many dogs

a group working together

Why did Julie and her dogs win the race?

Use the story to explain your answer.

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Why don’t the dogs freeze in the cold weather?

Julie puts special booties on their feet.

They sleep by the fire at night.

Their thick fur coats keep them warm.

It doesn’t get very cold in Alaska.

Read this sentence from the story.

The dogs’ thick fur coats helped keep them warm in the cold wind and weather.
What does thick mean?





What kind of person is Julie?

Use the story to help explain your answer.

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