Thursday, 19 September 2013

|~| Yachting |~|

|~| Yachting |~|

Something I was pleased with was that we got to go and that it was not cancelled because we would have never got to go if it was cancelled.
I really enjoyed learning how to control the boat because it makes me more confident near and in the water.

Something I found hard was controlling the boat because I did not know how to yet.
Something that made me think was if life jackets really made you float that well because I am not confident round the water.

Something I want to get better at is being confident round the water. (I could take swimming lessons to get better)

Something that was challenging was trying not to panic in the yacht because if I panicked I would have probably done something wrong or stupid.

Something I need to improve would be getting better at controlling the yacht and not crash or capsize it.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Sailing Vocabulary and terms

Sailing Vocabulary and terms
What do these terms mean? - write a brief answer/ synonym

Bow - The front of the boat.

Stern - The back of the boat.

Port - Left side of the Yacht.

Starboard - Right side of the Yacht.

Bailing - Getting the water out of the boat with hat/ bucket.

Becalmed - Lack of wind.

Capsizing - The boat flipping over and the person falling out.

Tiller - The handle used to steer the yacht / rudder.

Man Overboard - A person that falls out and is stuck in the water.

Offshore - The wind will be blowing out to the sea.
Onshore - The wind will be blowing onto the shore.

Rigging The Boat - Getting the yacht prepared.

Hull - The main part of the yacht.

Tacking - Going into the wind.

Gybing - Sailing with the wind.

Heeling Over - Tipping over.

Reaching - Is when the boat is traveling approximately perpendicular.

In Irons - Is when the boat is sailing directly into the wind.

Luffing - When the boat is steered far enough to the direction of the wind.

Running With Wind - When the wind is coming directly from behind the boat.

Broad Reach - Points of sail describes a sailing boat's course in relation to the wind direction.

Mayday - A person or people in trouble and also might say “Mayday”.

Upwind - Against the direction of the wind.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Mr Jack the black cockroach.....

Episode 1*
Once upon a time there lived a cockroach named Jack, he was black and very old. One day when he was drinking some chinese green tea he saw two boys getting ready to go sailing. He decided that he would go to, so he hopped onto the boat and rested on the centerboard. He was quite upset that he had to leave his tea. “Ahhhhhh,” one of the boys yelped. Oh, it was a catastrophe! Jack fell off the boat and almost drowned but if it wasn't for Daniel’s friend Bobby he would have died. He lay there cold in a tissue on Bobby’s chair. Jack was never going on a sailing trip ever again.

Episode 2*
“Bzzzzz” there was a buzzing noise, Jack was wanted to find out what it was. He creeped over and saw a giant bee. “Hello, bee, what's your name? ” Jack said nervously. “Mack,” the bee said.
“Want to be friends?” Mack said. “Ok” said Jack. They set off to the tallest tree in town; which is Jacks home. They has a long day so Jack let Mack stay the night at his house. Jack got him a blanket and made a nice spot for him on his couch.”Good night friend” Mack said as he drifted off to sleep.

Episode 3*
When Jack the cockroach was drinking chinese green tea he realized he ran out of food and there was no markets nearby so there was only one solution to this problem and that was to go hunting. But he had nothing to hunt with and he remembered that his friend Mack, he was a great hunter because of his big stinger, it is weird  because he was a bee and usually when bees sting something there stinger would come out and the bee would die. At the start of the hunting trip Mack started flying high in the sky. “Squark! ” A hawk yelled as he falled to the ground. “This would be nice food!” Jack said as he licked his lips.

Episode 4*
“Where am I?” Jack says nervously staring out a circle window with 10 bolted on screws. It was night time and it was all dark. “Hey Jack” said a familiar voice. It was Mack.
“Mack I did not know you were here, how did we get here?” Jack yelps.
“I don't know?” Mack replied.
“BANG” a big door wiped open. Two men stood in the doorway, one of them had a cheeky smile the other looked blank. The first one picked up Macks container and took him out of the room. The second turned on the lights and realised that Jacks container had no holes, so he grabbed  a sharp pin and made little holes in the container.
“Whoooaaa” The man tripped and went flying into the container. The container flung off the ground. Jack was finally free. Jack grabbed the pin a crawled toward where mack was in the science lab. He put the pin into the other mans eye and hopped on Mack’s back and they flew away.

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Minecraft- question answering story.........


1.What is your favorite thing to build on Minecraft?  Milly
3.Do you build with redstone? Jaidyn R
4.Have you ever played hardcore mode? Heith
2.What is the biggest thing you have ever made on minecraft? Poppy
5.Do you play in any other virtual worlds? Mrs Roil

Minecraft is a square block game, it is very addictive and is really fun.  I would say I am quite good at it- but I’m not trying to show off! In this story I will talk about some things about minecraft.

There are some cool things you can do on minecraft is build structures and buildings, one of the most popular things to build is a house.  A house can be great for shelter, storage and to keep away from angry mobs like creepers or zombies.  You can build a house out of heaps of different blocks.  Like maybe a house out of iron, wool, cobblestone or even dirt. Houses can be turned into bases where you can heave secret piston doors. Bases are my favorite things to build.   I have built giant bases.  The biggest thing I have ever build would have to be the Eiffel Tower, It was over 100 blocks tall. I built it from bedrock all the way up.  
Sometimes I make cool inventions out of redstone There are many cool things to build in redstone.  The most popular thing is probably a piston door.  Redstone can be quite confusing sometimes.  Redstone repeaters can be used for many things like delaying the signal and transforming more power into the signal.  

There are many modes you can be in on minecraft such as: Hardcore mode, creative and survival.  I have played on all modes before, even hardcore mode.  Creative is the easiest mode because you get to fly, break blocks instantly and get infinite resources. Survival is medium because you have to find all the resources and you take damage and can't fly.  Hardcore mode is the hardest mode, you only have one life and if you die you can't respawn and you have to delete the world.  

There are many different virtual worlds like roblox and terria.  Other worlds I play in is roblox, but i don't play on roblox anymore.