Tuesday, 31 July 2012

My report on Valerie Adams:Jacob

Valerie Adams

Valerie Adams is a famous New Zealand shot putter. She has broken many records and has won many gold medals. This year at the Olympic Games in London she will make New Zealand Proud.

Valerie Kasanita Adams was born on the 6th of October 1984 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Her mother was Tongan and her father was English born. Her mother's name is Lilika Ngauamo and her fathers name is Sydney Adams. She has several brothers over 7ft tall. Her youngest brother Steven Adams plays basketball in Massachusetts, United States of America. She is also a member of the  church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. She is 6ft 5 and weighs 120 Kgs.

She grew up in South Auckland. When she was growing up her family couldn’t afford shoes for her She went to a high school in Mangere. Her P.E. teacher noticed she had strong forearms when she was thirteen. She was a very good basketball player. Her mother died when she was fifteen. Her mother inspired her.

She broke the record for shot put in bare feet at the junior championship. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester she won silver for throwing a shot put at 17.73 metres. She won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. After she won her first gold medal, she looked at the sky in memory of her mother. At the Melbourne Commonwealth Games she threw a shot put at 19.66 metres. At the Beijing Olympic Games she won gold for throwing a shot put at 20.56 metres. Her all time best is 21.24 metres. She has won 3 Gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals.

She married Bertrand Villie in 2005. He is a well known discus thrower from New Caledonia. She divorced him in early 2010. Her first coach was Kirsten Hellier. She is a well known javelin thrower. They met in 1998 and trained together for eleven years. Her second coach was Didier Poppe and she  fired him in 2010. Her third coach is Jean Pierre Egger and she has done very well under him.

She has worked very hard for her medals and has made New Zealand proud. She has joined the London 2012 Olympic games and we know she will make us proud. I really hope she wins a medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

My questions on the Olympic games?

This is my questions on the Olympic games. This term we are learning about the Olympics.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

My Popplet on what I know about the Olympic games: By Jacob

This is my Popplet on what I know about the Olympics. I only know a little bit about the Olympics. I will learn more about the Olympics this term.

My comment to room 3: By Jacob

This is my comment to room 3. This is about bubbles.

My comment to room 2: By Jacob

This is my comment to room 2. This is about kites.

My comment to room 1: By Jacob

This is my comment to room 1. It is about butterflies.

My Report on Jean Batten: By Jacob

Jean Batten

Jean Gardner Batten was a famous aviator who broke world records. She stood up for women's rights and that men and women were equal.

Jean Batten was born on 15th September 1909 New Zealand, Rotorua. Jean Batten’s full name was Jean Gardner Batten. She had three older brothers but one died at birth. Her mother was an actress and her father was a dentist. Her father wanted her to be a pianist but she wanted to be an aviator. She took piano lessons then she thought playing the piano wasn’t her thing. She sold her piano and went to England with her mother and there she learnt how to fly. Then in 1930 she got her pilot's license. She bought a Gypsy moth bi-plane.

In 1933 she flew from England to India. In 1934 she flew from England to Australia in 14 days, 22 hours and 30 minutes. In 1935 she flew from England to Australia both ways. In 1935 Jean Batten sold her Gypsy moth bi-plane for a Percival Gull Monoplane. In 1935 she flew from England to Brazil in a time of 61 hours 40 minutes. She visited England, Indonesia, Burma, Australia and Brazil.

While Jean Batten was flying from England to New Zealand she found out her fiance died. A while later she met another man and he got shot down when a war was going on. Jean Batten didn’t know that her fiance died in a plane crash until some soldiers told her.

Jean Batten travelled to Marjorca, Spain. The next day Jean went for a walk and got bitten by a dog. She refused to take medicine. Later on that day the dog bite got infected and she died in her hotel room in 1982 on November 22nd.

Jean Batten didn’t get famous until after her death. Jean Batten’s achievements were best remembered until after her death. Jean Batten always tried her best even if she didn’t beat people’s achievements.Jean Batten has put New Zealand on the world map and there is a statue of her at Auckland International Airport.