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Explanation Writing

LI: To understand the structure and language features in an explanation

How did Goldie Locks upset the Bears family?

To upset someone is to make someone unhappy, disappointed, or in a state of worry. In the story of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears she made disappointing decisions. Above all, have you ever made someone in a state of stress?

In the fairytale of the Goldilocks and the Three Bear. Goldie Locks makes some disappointing bold moves with this in mind. Goldilocks’ curiosity took over and she went into the house of the three Bears. Goldilocks sat on a chair which was just right then suddenly it collapsed, the smell of the porridge made her hungry so she ate all of the porridge. After that porridge she felt tired so she found the three Bears beds but she slept on the bed that was just right. However when she was having a cosy nap the three Bears walked into their house, looking devastated at the shocking mess in the house.

If someone came into my house I would be shocked and terrified, if someone broke my favourite chair I would be angry, if someone ate my food, I would be furious and if someone was sleeping in my bed I would be aggravated.  

To help us understand how to write an explanation we looked at the purpose, the structure (what it looks like) and the language features. An explanation tells us how or why something is the way it is. To help us understand this we learnt about cause and effect. Cause and effect is an action and a reaction. We used the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears to help us understand this. Here is our explanation that describes how Goldilocks upset the Bear family.

This activity was cool because I learnt some new things about explanations.


I comment on Tamaki Collage’s Movie.

First I learnt the step’s to make a comment, Greeting, Positive feedback, Helpful feedback, Thoughtful Comment, Make a connection, Ask a question.

Then I had to find a video to comment on, I picked an film made from Tamaki Collage.

Lastly I commented on it.

I enjoyed commenting. I did well on making the comment.


Shot Put

This week I learned how to play shot put.

First I learnt the skills for shot put, the skills were Stance, Grip, Aim and Throw. The stance is side on and look at the target. The aim is look and aim with the non dominat arm. The Grip is hold the ball with the three middle finger and don’t hold the ball with your palm. The throw is push the ball forward and twist your hips.

Next we had to get a partner and we had to get a ball. We had to throw to our partner I had to do the stance side on. Later on we were finished and we went back to class.

I enjoyed doing shot put, I need to improve to throw properly.

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