Monday, 13 November 2017

Why the sky is blue?

When you were a child have you ever wondered why the sky is blue why not other colours?. Plenty of children may have asked their parents about why the sky is blue. All children must have wondered their whole life about that question. In the following paragraphs I will be explaining to you why the sky is blue.

Firstly to understand why the sky is blue you need to know that the light from the sun is not made up of only one colour. As people think that the light that comes from the sun is white but the light that comes from the sun is made up of all the colours of the rainbow. The light energy travels in the waves, The waves can be long or short and an example of this is that blue light waves are shorter than red waves

The air around the earth is called the atmosphere; this is made up of millions of tiny oxygen and nitrogen molecules. When the sun's light is travelling to earth it must pass through the atmosphere. Light will always have to go straight ways unless if something causes it to bend,reflect or scatter. As the light from the sun shines into the atmosphere, most of the colours are able to reach the earth's surface undisturbed.

However, Blue light is scattered in all directions by the tiny molecules of air in earth's atmosphere. Blue is scattered more than the other colours because it travels in shorter waves. The blue light then bounces around the atmosphere so wherever you look the sky will appear blue. The other colours like red,orange and yellow also bounce molecules, but the blue light is scattered the strongest.

Overall the sky is blue because when the molecules in the atmosphere scatter the sun’s light as it travels down to earth. Closer to the horizon, the sky fades to a lighter blue or white. This is because as the light gets closer to earth has travelled further and the light

Thursday, 28 September 2017


Halsey Drive School
106 Halsey Drive
Rt Hon Bill English/Jacinda Ardern      
Prime Minister          
Freepost Parliament
Private Bag 18 888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160

Thursday 21st September 2017

Dear Prime Minister,

Congratulations on your successful election campaign in 2017. My class and I have been talking about the election and following it closely. We think you have discussed many important issues but we feel there is one that you have missed. My opinion is that we should reduce the voting age from 18 to 16 so that more people would be able to vote for you. I have to say that you are a very smart, intelligent Primeminister so I am hoping that you would consider my argument and make changes as soon as possible.

Firstly I think that young people should be able to vote because they can see a better future for NZ. Some people might think that 16 year olds are too young to vote but I think that if they can drive a car, babysit, stay home and work and pay taxes then they should be allowed to vote. Unlike previous generation, these days 16 year olds have more experience of voting because they are more up to date with the latest technology and can access greater amounts of information. The time has come to include the 16 year olds in the voting process so that they can be a part of the decision.

Being the prime minister I believe you have excellent authority to carry out this request in the next four years.

Your sincerely,

In writing we had to write a letter to the prime minister for the election that was coming up

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

BFG dream

WALT make a BFG dream jar

The BFG Dream

I is dreaming about going to Disneyz lands to see mickey mouse and mini mouse. They are very speshal right or left? Lots of kiddles were there and people with trumpets. The kiddies were all screaming with exciment.  In my dreamy kiddles were acting frothbuggling. I sea a tall castle with a window. A man was holding frobscottle on a tray he offers me some but it was filthsome. Colourful firework was booming in the sky. Mickey mouse was looking out the window, I told everyone that i is going to Disneyz lands. I is so very thrilled to meet all these speshal people, my heart was beating like a drum.

By Ilsa

WALT-write for appropriate age

Moment in time

WALT Describe a moment in time
  • Present tense
  • Describe what you think, see and feel
  • First person - I, we, my,
  • Descriptive language - adjectives, verbs, similes,
  • Range of sentence starters

On my way to work

As I stand on the pavement waiting for the crossing light to change I sense that someone is behind me. Carefully I turn around to see what was behind me. I see two large blue feet with long pink toenails on the pavement next to me. Looking up I see a great towering hairy monster covered in long white fur. “Hi there,” grumbled the monster, “Mmmmorning,” I mutter. I pray that the lights will change quickly as I begin to tremble. I notice that the monster is holding a huge brown briefcase with NASA on the side. I wonder what job does he do.  Subsequently I realise that I have heard of the brand NASA before.

I like the way you have used the tense properly and used powerful words like subsequently-Pratham