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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Tennis with Pete


Today was our first day of practice for tennis, so we went down to the courts to have practice with coach Pete. He teaches us how to play tennis, his first instruction was to practice some drills. Then we had to stand near a racket and practice hitting the ball towards our  opponent, then when he says switch! we change to give the other person turn. After all that practice we start playing a game of tennis. It was coming towards the end of our session so once we finished we said good bye to coach Pet, and looking forward to seeing him next Tuesday.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Skip Off





On Monday 24 September all of Ruapotaka school had gone down to the courts to watch each class perform their skipping  display that they've been practicing for weeks. When we arrived there I saw a of couple parents sitting down to support and watch their their child perform.

When it was our turn we had to hurry because it was going to rain. Luckily we had enough time to do our display before it rained but the sad part is when we didn't have enough time for the skip off.

It was a fantastic day, I was happy that Pupuke represented our class in the finals and how he came second place.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Duffy Awards



On Monday we had two special Duffy role models. They came to talk to us about reading books. Once they introduced themselves they started talking about how they were interested in reading. One of the role models said his teacher told him that he should read books about sports because he loved playing it.   That's how he got involved in big events. Then at the end specific people were called up to receive their Duffy books from the two Duffy role models. After that we sang the Duffy song.

Friday, 7 September 2018

The last day of Volley ball

Last day of volley ball. 
This Tuesday was the last day of our volley ball lesson. We had a lot of fun.

Since it was the last day, Renee gave us a choice. We could either do girls vs boys, elimination or tournament so we selected all  of them.

First we started with elimination. It was fun until I got eliminated. Then we played tournament and then, girls vs boys. My favourite part about girls vs boys is when we won but, when it came to the end we had to say our goodbyes to coach Renee.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Skipping

When we are skipping we have to start off with a warm up. Once we've finished that, we get into our
skipping groups. When we practice our first display we practice it three times to get it right. After we have finished deciding what the next display is going to be we add all the items together to make a skipping display. Once we have learnt the routine we are ready for the finals.

When we've practice all the skipping moves we show our demonstration to the other groups, but when it's the finals the whole school will be watching, including the parents.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Volley Ball


Every Tuesday we have volley ball practice. A lady named Renee started teaching us the easy and simple moves. First we had to find a partner to practice with.

When we finished practicing we headed over to the net and started using the techniques we've learnt. After a few games we sadly had to say goodbye to coach Renne. Luckily enough we will see her next Tuesday.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Kahurangi


On Wednesday we had a few special visitors. Once the whole school was in the  multipurpose room, we called out the visitors. When they came out they were dressed in Maori costumes and started dancing. After they stopped they had said they were here to tell us a story about Maori myths and legends.

 While they're telling the story they were also acting. My favorite part that I liked, is when they called up two students and one teacher to show us how to use a Taiaha, but first a man called Lucky had to demonstrate. It was really funny because they didn't know the moves.

Sadly the performance was coming to the end. They closed off with us asking questions, then we said our goodbyes.