Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Russell Street School
On Thursday morning the RSS Seniors walked to Skoglund Park for Cross Country.
First Vanessa said, ”R6, line up on the deck quietly and wait for my instructions.” So we lined up outside on the deck quietly and waited for her instructions. Vanessa stood in front of the line,” Lets go.” said Vanessa enthusiastically. R6 marched out of school and turned onto the footpath to find a car with a smashed window, I had automatically felt sorry for it’s owner. Anyway, we kept on marching until I hoped that I still had some energy left in the tank as I was a little tired. So we just started walking. My friends Charlotte and Emily were playing a game and pretending to be in the sea. After a little while I announced, ”Here is Skoglund Park.” As we entered Skoglund Park I noticed a dead bird, ”Poor bird.” I thought. Although it was just a bird it looked disgusting as it was squashed flat like a pancake. When we had finally arrived the whole school began to eat their brunch.
I ate my cous cous that my mum said was good for me, but I made sure I didn’t eat too much. We had barely finished eating when brunch had gone. Next was walking the course.
We started a little way from the start line as James couldn’t be bothered walking to it. “Right, everyone follow me, and no-one in front of me.” James ordered. We had to do one length and one width of a big field before turning right on a narrow stone track. A little while along the track there were two wooden bridges we had to run across in the real thing. After a little while longer on the narrow stone track we reached the ‘Stairs Of Doom’ I didn’t think I could walk up them, let alone run. They were Mount Everest to me. I did make it up them, but I was still worried about running up them. Anyway, on with the story. I couldn’t believe that we still had to run around a whole, big field before sprinting down the finish shute.
Was this run 2 kilometers or was it 2,000,000 kilometers? I thought it was 2,000,000 kilometers, and my normal motto of, “I can do it I can do it,” had changed to “I can’t do it I can’t do it.” I didn’t think I could do it. I was worried. I was surprised I didn’t have to run the year 5/6 course. I thought, ”Poor year 5/6’s they still have to do another 0.5 K.”
First the year 6 girls shot off the start line. After about 5 minutes the year 6 boys bolted off the start line too. It was quite boring waiting but not for long, soon my sister was the one bolting off the start line! “Go Bella.” I shouted. I knew her plan was not to lead from the start, and I didn’t look ahead of her group to see her. She had completed the width and length of the field and now was moving on to the narrow stone track and innocently popping out of sight. It had all seemed long and boring until Bella strode out in 1st place. I was so full of happiness that I thought I would burst. Then Susanne called out, ”Year 3 girls come here and wait for Troy.” My happiness came abruptly to a halt. I felt a cold, dark feeling. My mind was as blank as a white piece of paper. I pinched myself, ”Its just a dream its just a dream,” I thought. But it wasn’t a dream, it was real. I was shaking with nerves as I walked a snails speed to Susanne.
Then Troy had come along to warm us up. He made us stretch our arms and legs. He had made me feel exhausted even when the race hadn’t been. The warm up finished, it was die or try. Ebony got us ready on the start line. HOOT!
We bolted off the line with the speed of the wind. I remembered not to sprint for to long so I settled into a nice steady pace. I jogged the width and length of the field, then turned onto the stone track. We thumped over the bridges before spotting the stairs looming in a dark shadow over the horizon. Mount Everest was coming up fast and there was nothing I could do to stop it.
WALT: Layer corrugated card to create a Robot
To be successful we need to....
- Create a corrugated body section
- Have at least 2 layers of corrugated card on main parts
- Use a variety of different shapes
- Cut shapes correctly
- Use a ruler
- Not show pencil lines
- Fill up empty spaces
- Stick pieces on with lots of glue
- Create robot features