Thursday, August 12, 2010
Side stepping and dodging, I dashed through to the other teams territory, diving for the precious flag. As I was going to get my team a point, I was tagged. ''Hurry up and get me'' I yelled ''Be patient" Kingston yelled back at me. Kingston was dashing down the side line like Jarred Hayne, but sadly he was caught by the cunning Nezenli. Waata stepped like Benji Marshall and got the point for our team."Yay" year 5 won.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480 in Portugal. Magellan disagreed with the government of Portugal, because he hated Portugal so much that he went to sail for Spain. Ferdinand went to Spain and asked the king for money and a boat. The king gave him a boat called Victoria. He wanted to travel west because the eastern route past Africa was Portugese land. So Magellan went through the strait at the bottom of South America. He found the new ocean very peaceful, so he called it the peaceful waters and now it is called the Pacific Ocean. Sadly Magellan was killed in the Philippines in a fierce battle against the chief.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Jonathan Thurston is a great kicker for his team cowboys in the N.R.L curving all his kicks in the goal and scoring points for his team. He curvs his kicks like a boomerang flying around in the air spinning and twirling. Thurston is a legend at kicking for Queensland and is a play maker. Jonathan is the best.
Monday, August 2, 2010
In the 1400's, Christopher Columbus begged and asked the King of Spain for money and a boat to travel to the west of the word to get to India, because of the terrible seas of Africa. The people did not agree with Christopher Columbus because they did not know what was on the west of the world. When Christopher Columbus reached land he thought he was in India and started calling central Americans - Indians.
Christopher Columbus was the first European to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americans and returned back to Europe. Until now people had thought the only continents were Europe, Asia and Africa. Hundreds of years later The Europeans discoverd the Pacific Ocean. The land that Christopher Columbus discovered named ''New World'' was now called America because it wasn't a part of Aisa
Sir Peter Blake and his crew of very successful sailors were sailing up the Amazon River educating others on the importance of caring for the environment. Their boat was anchored in the river overnight. During the night fierce pirates stormed the precious Seamaster. Blake was in a fierce gun fight with the pirates and was shot on the back twice and tragically killed.