Friday, April 27, 2012

What ANZAC day means to me

Anzac day is the day when we remember all the soldiers that protected us in wars. We wear red poppies to remind us about the soldiers that dies in the war. This year my family and I watched the Army planes. They were very loud. We also watched a Tongan ceremony and Mangere. Then we went to a cafe. It had a TV. Then we saw another ceremony. It was a good day.

Anzac day is a day to remember the people in the war. ANZAC means Australia New Zealand Army Corp. The wives of Anzac soldiers baked cookies for the soldiers. The cookies went on a big ship that took two months. It could take two months because the cookies stayed fresh for a long time. If bread went on the ship for two months it would have moss and green stuff and it would not be yummy any more.

Anzac means Australia New Zealand Army Corp. In world war 1 the soldiers went to Gallipoli. It makes me remember my great grandad who was in the war. It was his birthday when they went to Gallipoli.  Sometimes we make Anzac biscuits. Some people wear a poppy because on the beach where some of the people died a field of poppies grew.

On Anzac day we remember the soldiers who fought and died. We remember all of them including the ones who survived. On Anzac day people bake biscuits. During the war, soldier's wives baked biscuits and sent them to the soldiers at war. They were called soldier's biscuits then. They sent them because the soldiers couldn't go without food, otherwise they wouldn't have enough energy. ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps. The Australians fought with us.

Anzac Day means that you remember the soldiers who died long ago. Every Anzac day people wear poppies and jets perform in the sky. On Anzac day some people bake Anzac cookies and on the day the soldiers were at the war their mothers, wives and girlfriends baked Anzac cookies for them.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

ANZAC Biscuits

The ANZAC biscuits the mothers wives and girlfriends were making were because they sent some biscuits to their soldiers. They could not take food with them because the food would rot. The biscuits were made to last the journey on the ship. It took 2 months to get there. The biscuits had no eggs in them.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inquiring into Science: Chemical Change

This term we are learning all about food science in LH2. To begin the term, we made predictions about what would happen when we mixed sugar, golden syrup and baking soda.  Take a look at the photos of us predicting!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Report Writing: John Key

Rhyolite have been learning to write information reports.  Here is an information report they have collaborated to write as a group on John Key.

John Key

John Key is the Prime Minister of New Zealand.  He is 50 years old.  John Key has two sisters and he has two long lost brothers because his Dad married another woman before he married John Key's Mum.  John Keys parents were from Israel.

He was born on 9 August 1961 in Auckland.  In 1969 John Key and his family moved to Christchurch when his father died.  
John Key went to school in Christchurch at Aorangi School and then Burnside High School.  He got a B.comm at the University of Canterbury.

In his spare time John Key likes to be with his family.  He likes cooking, playing golf and watching rugby.

John Key wanted to be Prime Minister so he could help sick people.  This is important to John Key because he lost his Dad at 4 years old.
Before John Key was Prime Minister he was an investment banker in New Zealand in the 1980s.  Then in the 1990s he went to Singapore, London and Sydney to work for Meryl Lynch, a huge investment banking company.
In 2001 John Key came back to New Zealand to become a politician in the National Party.  This was his true life long passion.  In 2008 he led the National Party to victory in the election and became the Prime Minister of the National led government.