Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ma 'a Nonu

Ma ‘a Nonu
Down the field a cunning plan was placed in the hands of the opposition. The great idea was to tackle Ma ‘a Nonu. Slipping out of the tackle, a bullet pass was thrown to Nonu and score a diving try while waving his hands in triumph. Celebraton was brought to town after the game was won!


In New Zealand many people wear jandels in summer, because it is hot. In Australia people call them flip flops. Flip flops is another way of calling them jandels. The reason why people wear Jandels is because sneakers a really hot to wear. So they have to take off their shoes, and that is anoying. That’s why we have Jandels. So in summer people will put on their Jandels, and have nice cool feet.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu was a Tongan, and was the first global star. He debuted for the All Blacks in 1994. When Jonah was in the All Blacks team, he played 63 games for them. Jonah Lomu was a intimidating player.

In 2003 Jonah Lomu had dialysis. Jonah Lomu had a kidney problem. He had to had a kidney transplant his kidney in 2004 otherwise he would be in a wheel chair for the rest of his life.

Buzzy Bee

Buzzy Bee

Buzzy Bee is a New Zealand famous toy, and all most every child has a buzzy bee. It was made in a small workshop in the 1930s in Auckland. Nearly every New Zealanders love Buzzy Bee.

I hope you you have learnt something new about our amazing country and that you HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE RUGBY WORLD CUP!!!!!!!!! GO ALL BLACKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


For our third week of playing Badminton Donna was our teacher for the day. Donna was demonstrating what we needed to do, on our backhand and forehand. When Donna finished we went off and tried to do it ourselves. It was tricky, because it was hard serving the shuttle. We were getting frustrated, because when our class mates would serve they would miss. We had to swing it directly at them.

As soon as Donna was ready, we would be ready to play Badminton soccer. It was quite fun. We would laugh and and jump around, it was funny. We hit the shuttles powerfully, and used team work. Sometimes it would feel kind of awkward. Otherwise we enjoyed ourselves.

Our whole class played a game of badminton. There was one side of boys and one side of girls. In the girls team, some girls could not serve properly so Donna had to show them how to serve. We had to learn how to hit safe with a racket. When we were playing badminton we had to do quick body movements.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

William Webb Ellis

From 1750, Rugby school played football where handling of the ball was permitted, however they were not allowed to run with it. There was no fixed limit of players, any number of players were allowed to play on the field, even hundreds. This caused major injuries.

William Webb Ellis ran with the ball in 1823. And by 1845 the first set of rules were written for the new game.