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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The strength of roots

On Monday the 21st of august we had a new reading task and we were given a story called Strength In The Roots meaning these kind of roots couldn't be swayed or shifted by earth and water. For our walt we were learning about language feature's such as Similes, metaphors and personification and precise verbs. It was about this boy that lived in the islands that had a tidal wave. Here is some more information about my reading task

Six days a week.

This week we were introduced to another reading activity about the Olympics but this one was about a girl who hoped so much to become an athlete until this day, her parents and her family have supported her the whole way.  

Violet Walrond

WALT: Skim and scan for key information. Make inferences This term our topic was about the Olympics, so our teacher gave us a reading task about Violet Walrond. She was one of the youngster competitive who competed in the swimming Olympics, she probably still is. 


Monday, 22 August 2016

why do we need sleep?

WHY DO WE NEED SLEEP?

Part one: what is sleep- relax- regenerate, process information, sort the brain.

Part two: how much sleep adults, children and babies need.

Part three: deep sleep/ light sleep- D cycle- dreaming.



What is sleep, why do we need sleep? This explanation is going to outline the process of sleep. The process of sleep is a cycle where our bodies and our minds regenerate, recover, process information and relax. Our bodies require sleep everyday so we can function to the best of our ability.

Sleeping gives our bodies rest to prepare for the next day. Scientists don’t know why we sleep. No matter what happens we have to rest so that our bodies can work properly during the day.


Also researches have also shown that after people sleep, they tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks.
Research has suggested that functioning normally is likely to be difficult by loss of sleep. Sleepiness can be especially difficult and even dangerous because you have a very high chance of losing your memory pretty often.

How much sleep do adults, children and babies need?
Babies and children need as much sleep as adults, why though? Because babies need to grow two times faster than grown ups also newborns need 14 to 17 hours of sleep total each day.


These are the schedules that newborn to toddlers to teenagers to adults sleep.  

  • 0 to 3 months newborn babies sleep until 14 to 17 hours.
  • Toddlers 1 to 5 years old sleep until 11 to 14 hours
  • Preschoolers 3 to 5 years old sleep until 10 to 13 hours.
  • School aged children 6 to 13 years old sleep until 9 to 11 hours.
  • Teenagers 14 to 17 years old sleep until 8 to to hours.  
  • And young adults 18 to 25 years old sleep until 7 to 9 hours.  

If you don’t get enough sleep it is really bad for your health. Scientists have researched how much sleep we need by assigning groups of people to sleep 4, 6 and 8 hours. If we don’t get enough sleep we could get diseases like : Heart disease, Diabetes, Obesity, and 12% of a higher chance of death.

In the explanation i have explained the process of sleep. Remember sleep is a cycle where our bodies our minds regenerate, recover, process information and relax.  




Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Explanation template : How the Olympics came to be.

What are the olympics? The olympics are sporty or athletic games. The olympic games are the world's biggest sporting spectacle. They are divided into a summer and winter game, held every four years by a single city. More than 10,000 athletes take part in the summer events alone.

                                                                                       How the olympics began?  
Although the ancient games were staged in olympia, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 AD, it took 1503 years for the olympics to return. The first modern olympic were held in athens, Greece in 1896. The man responsible for this rebirth was a french man named Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who presented the idea in 1894. The idea of the torch or olympic flame was first inaugurated in the 1928 olympic games. They were known, however, torch relays in other ancient Greek athletic festivals including those held at athens.      


The first ancient olympic games started in 776 BC. they were dedicated to the olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of olympia. Olympia, the site of the ancient olympic games. According to greek mythology, is the island of pelops the founder of the olympic games.



Olympia functioned as a meeting place for worship and other religious and political practices as early as the 10th century BC. The central part of olympic was dominated by the majestic
temple of zeus.


The olympic games were strictly linked to the religious competition of cult of zeus. They had a secular character and aimed to display the physical qualities evolution of the performances acco. The marathon was not an event of the ancient olympic games.


The marathon is a modern event that was first introduced in the modern olympic games of 1896 in athens, a race from marathon northeast of athens to the olympic stadium, a distance of 40 kilometers.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Friday, 5 August 2016

we are the champions

Walt: Introduction to the human body - 'My body parts and systems By: Amethyst and Alisha.