Tuesday, 19 May 2015

WW1 Trench Reconstruction

Friday the 24 of April in 2015. We made a repilca trench from WW1 trench to see what it will look like in a ww1 trench.


how to make a repilca WW1 trench you need a
spade,buckets,sand,sandbags, wood,bamboo, camo net, sacks and rope that represent barb wire. Room17 was split into squads. Our squad sergant was James and my members were Gabriel, haylee and charlotte and some room 20 people. we did this in the senoir sandpit at WPS. so we filled the sandbags then we started diging the trench  then we got some bamboo sticks then we got small parts of rope then we got the camo net.


we showed it to classrooms and they had a look around our WW1 trench and lot of people liked it. i would not like going in a WW1 trench beacause it will be hard diging on dirt . this was a fun day.
                             
                              BY Nicolas  
LEST WE FORGET
                     

Trench Building

Friday 24 april 2015 w.p.s  room 17 were making a trench to see what a trench would look like in WW1.We built it in the sand pit so it would be easy to dig out the sand.We were put into squads
with about six people each squad.All the squads were part of room 17 platoon.

When we were put into squads our squad leader
was jon.Our squad chose to do the right side of
the sand pit. Each squad were filling the sacks
while the yr6 boys went to go get wood near room
23.We stacked the sand bags and dug a long trench around the sand pit

The yr5 boys went to go get bambo to cover the trench. we dug the holes with padda tennis bats shovels and spades .We used a rope to ty the bambo to a pole.We got a camo net and
put it over the bambo.We had a awesome time making this trench but  I would hate fight in one
at WW1                      
                                                                                      From Ty
WW1 Trench building

On the 24th April 2015 room 17 built a trench at 11:00 to 12:40 to recreate a WW1 trench replica to get a clear picture to know how it felt like at war in the senior sandpit.

we were in some squads Mya was my squad sergeant Charles,Neve,Brock,Jayden and Harlen were in the squad.To build it we used sand bags,padda tennis bats,sand,bamboo,wood camo net and ropes.then we started digging the sand up and then we built it.The trench in real life was 3-metres.Deep our trench was one metre deep.

the trench was so cool but wouldn’t be in real life.We let kids like juniors,seniors and middles in it,they respected it.Building it we used good teamwork together.The trench was very like real war.

The trench took all middle block to build it.It was like having gun fire all around them.

It was fun and sad
LEST WE FORGET.

By Neve     

Trench Building
On friday 24th of april 2015 room 17 built a trench from 11.00 to 12.40. We built a WW1 trench to see what it would feel like in a trench.
The class got split into squads and each squad had a leader which was called a sergeant. My sergeant was Jordan and in my squad was Holly,Paige,Tony and Tawera.
As a team Mr Hensen put us in a spot in the sandpit and thats where we worked.We used padda tennis bats as spades we also used the camo net,bamboo,buckets and rope as barbwire.
We filled the sandbags then placed them on the wall.Then we put up bamboo sticks and layed the wood on the bottom and put on the camo net.
But in the end it was really cool and i liked working in teams and it was allot of hard work.

By Te Awanui
Friday 24 april 2015 w.p.s  room 17 were making a trench to see what a trench would look like in WW1.We built it in the sand pit so it would be easy to dig out the sand.We were put into squads
with about six people each squad.All the squads were part of room 17 platoon.

When we were put into squads our squad leader
was jon.Our squad chose to do the right side of
the sand pit. Each squad were filling the sacks
while the yr6 boys went to go get wood near room
23.We stacked the sand bags and dug a long trench around the sand pit

The yr5 boys went to go get bambo to cover the trench. we dug the holes with padda tennis bats shovels and spades .We used a rope to ty the bambo to a pole.We got a camo net and
put it over the bambo.We had a awesome time making this trench but  I would hate fight in one
at WW1                      
                                                                                      From Ty

Monday, 11 May 2015

The mystery car thief

Two weekends ago my dad's car got stolen .The people that tried to steal my dad's car also tried to steal my nan's car. My dad woke up to go pick up my mum and they must have ran away .We would have seen where they were hiding but we didn't see them in the bush.Within the time dad and I went up Tikipunga hill and came back, his car was gone . 

He had his whole supply of work gear in the car including all his master keys to all his businesses. Later on in the week my dad's car was found in a high speed police chase in Auckland, the car had to be road spiked and the engine caught on fire but all of his gear was taken out of the car .

My dad was disappointed about the car but he was mostly disappointed about all his gear. Now he has to buy a new $2000 airless spray unit and a whole supply of gear.He is still not allowed to see his car until the police are finished with the car .
                       By Kylah McCallum.
                   

Trench Building

                        Trench Building


On Friday 24th April at Whangarei Primary School room 17 made  World War 1 trench from 11.00-12.40  (middle block). We did it so that the children would know what a trench felt like. We were put into squads and had a squad leader.

We used sacks and put sand into them using spades,paddatenis bats and buckets. We had 3 people on 1 sack 2 were filling and 1 was holding the sack and put into  the wall. Our trench wasn't as hard as the trench’s in the war. In the war the have to dig up stone,soil,dirt and hard clay while guns are being fired.


When we were finished we left it out for 2 weeks and then we will take it down. Then we will be making stretchers with bamboo and the sacks and will be carrying people across the field. The sand can stop bullets but not a bayonet and trench’s were only in World War 1 not WW2.


                                           By Jon
                   
                                Room 17

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Room 17's cool World War 1 TRENCHES

 





                                                World War 1 TRENCH



On the 24 of April 2015 Friday 11:00AM  to 12:40PM at Whangarei Primary School, Room17 and 4 kids from Room 20 made a WW1 trench.
Mr Hensen asked us to get some sacks from home.We needed  to have sand, sacks, a camo net, spades and good behaviour.

Jordan was our squad leader our squad was Jordan, Holly, Tony,Mana, Paige and me. Jordan was digging. I was holding 2 sacks. Holly was digging Paige was holding the sacks too ,and Mana was digging.
There were five squad teams.

The year 5 boys went to get the bamboo, the year 6 boys went to get the wood for the trench. It felt good working as a platoon to complete our trench.
It would have been scary during the war watching your friends dying  with all the bullets flying around .   


By Tawera




Friday, 1 May 2015

Trench Building


On Friday 24th April 2015, 11.00 through to 12.40 Room 17 and some people from room 20 built a replica of a WW1 trench. In the Whangarei Primary senior sandpit to have a feeling of what it would be like in WW1.


We used sacks, padda tennis bats, shovels, wood, bamboo, rope, buckets and a camo net to build the trench.Mr Hensen put us into squads and each squad has a squad leader called a sargeant. Our trench was nowhere as bad as the WW1 trenches because their were spiders, lice, maggots, flies and rats as big as cats.

In their war a lot of people died because of depression called shell shock, diseases, Injuries, starvation and suicide. I had a great time building the trench.

Lest we forget

By Charles

  




Trench building

On Friday 24th April  Room 17 created a replica WW1 Trench,from 11 am to 12 pm.  Mr Hensen put the class in to Squads and we had squad leaders.

Why did Room 17 make a W.W.1  trench?   So we would know what it would  feel like in a  W.W.1  trench. There were 5 squads and my squad leader was Asha. Her squad was Nia, Jade, Liam, and myself.  

We were  in the  seniors sandpit. While we were  there  we got instructions then we could start making  our  trench.


Room  17 made  it was with paddatennis bats which we used as spades. We had some metal  spades, sacks  to put the sand into and we had wood to put on the bottom of the sand pit. We also used  bamboo as roof framing to put  the camo net over the trench which we tied with  rope.  


Lest we forget.                                                

                                                    BY Cruize
                     Room 17's Trench

   Last week on Friday the 24th of April room 17 and a bit of room 20 built a WW1 trench.( starting at 11:00 through till 12:40) We were building a WW1 trench to see what a trench would look like up close. First we brought in sand bags or sacks. Some people brought their spades and buckets. Later we had some people from room 20 come over to our class because their class was going down to see the crosses.

 So we moved on over to the senior sandpit. We had been put into squads. My sergeant was Asha. We had to go to the left side of the sandpit. Mr Hensen gave us 10 sacks and a tennis ball bat each to dig. So we dug and we dug until we got to the bottom of the sandpit. All the sand we dug out we used in the sand bags we had. We placed the full sand bags on the edge at the front of the sandpit.

 Once we completed the sand bags the year 6 boys went to get some wood to lay at the bottom of the sandpit. Then the year 5 boys went to get some bamboo to hold up the camo net. We had to use some thick rope to hold the bamboo in place. Once we put the camo net on we used the scratchy rope as barbwire. We used 2 pieces of rope in the front of the sand bags. Once we completed tying the ropes we all hopped in the trench and got our photo taken. After that some people came out and showed other classes. I thought it was so cool!:)

By Jade Walker




Trench of Awesomeness

On Friday the 24th of April 2015 at Whangarei primary school time 11:00 am room 17 wanted to recreate a WW1 trench. With spades to dig up sand and put it in the sand bags. Then we would fold it up and put it on the edge of the senior sandpit. In WW1 the trenches were used to protect the soldiers from bullets. It was hard work but that was just sand. Soldiers had to dig in the dirt that would of been harder. 

We dug up in squads about  5-7 people our leader sergeant James he was okay. Our trench had bamboo tied to the poles then the camo net over it. In our group there was a sergeant James and Nicolas Haylee me  and charlotte were squad members.

Trenches in the war would have been harder and stronger. Soldier would have to eat and sleep there. Soldier were to scared to sleep because the death there was. Rats the size of cats 

I'm glad I'm not at war.
-Gabriel  Stolz 




WW1 Trench

World War 1 Trench
On 24th April 11-00 - 12-00 2015 Room 17 from Whangarei Primary School were making a World War 1 trench.
We had a sergeant leader with five or six people in a squad my squad leader was Jordan.
We used sandbags, sand from the senior sand -pit .We also used wood planks, bamboo,sacks,rope and our teachers camo net.

The World War 1 ( Whangarei Primary School version ) trench was about half a meter deep. We built the WW1 trench so we would know what it would look like and so we could imagine what the soldiers would feel like in the trenches.

Lest We Forget.
By Paige Nicholas.

WW1 TRENCH

 WW1 Trench
On the 24 April 2015 Room 17 from Whangarei Primary School decided to build a WW1 trench,to respect the Soldiers that went to war.
Materials we used were a camo net,sand, sacks, sandbags,rope as barb wire,bamboo and wood. Before we left the room Mr Hensen put us into squads and my squad leader was Mya.
First we dug up the soft sand until we got to the hard clay then we put wood on top of the clay.Then we put that soft sand into the sacks which we used as sandbags. Year fives got bamboo for holding the camo net up and the rope was supposed to be barbwire.When we completed it the trench was
                                         AMAZING
then we got classes to look at the WW1 trench that we recreated. They thought it was AMAZING too.
By Harlen
Trench  Building

On Friday 24 of April 2015 room 17 started to build a trench at 11.00 they built a trench because it was a replica of a ww1 trench .
They completed the trench around about 12 40 it was a great demonstration of team work by room 17 .
Room 17 were put into squads and had a squad sergeant  my sergeant was Jordan  the squads had to full around about fifteen sands bags each .
They built a trench at whangarei primary school in the senior sand pit .
They used different materials such as sand bags patter tennis bats for spades wood bamboo camo net and buckets.
Over all it was a fun day a day of hard work fun and most of all team work .

By Holly Hilton Jones
Room 17
 

Room 17’s Trench.

On Friday 24 April 2015,Room 17 and a bit of Room 20 wanted to build a W.W.1 Trench between the time of 11:00 - 12:00.The purpose of building the Trench was so that we knew what it felt like in W.W.1.

Before we started building the trench Mr.Hensen put us into squads.Every group had a squad sergeant,I was the squad sergeant of my squad.

My group started off with two buckets,six padda tennis bats and fifteen sacks.we used the padda tennis bats to fill either the sacks or buckets.When Tawera and Paige were holding two sacks between themselves.We were either filling one sack with the buckets or filling a sack with the padda tennis bats.We built the trench in the senior sandpit at W.P.S.

The materials that we used were padda tennis bats,buckets,shovels,wood,bamboo and the camo net.

When we completed the trench we invited other classes to view our recreation of a WW1 trench.

If we were actually at war while getting shot at,I would not like to do that.In the trenches there were huge rats the size of cats.But anyway building that trench was Awesome.
By Jordan  

Trench Building

                                      


On Friday the 24th of April 2015 Whangarei Primary school Room 17
recreated a Trench of World War 1 in W.P.S senior sandpit
to see what it was like in a trench in the World War 1.

A trench was used to protect soldiers from enemy gunfire
during World War 1. Room 17 built the trench in the senior sandpit.
We were split into “Squads”. There was one squad sergeant and
each squad had about 4-7 children in it. The Sergeant was to make sure that
the squad members did the right thing and worked as a team.
Our squad members were Gabriel,Nicolas,Haylee and Charlotte.
The squad sergeant was me.


One of the squad members went and got some sacks, they
worked out that they would all get 2 sacks each.
We all filled 1 sack at a time, 3 squad members fulling the sack and 1 holding it .
Then we put the sandbags on the edge of the sandpit .
We didn’t fill the sacks right up otherwise they would get way too heavy.


After we made about 3 rows of sacks on the edge of the wood we started
to dig out the trench by the sandbags in the sandpit. We dug till we got
all the way to the black mat. Then the year 6 boys got wood to lay out
on the black mat for something for us to sit on and stand on.
Also the Year 5 boys got bamboo and we used that to tie up a camo net
over the trench.

When we were completed we had a very realistic World War 1 trench.
I wouldn’t like to be part of the war living in trenches with dead bodies,
Rats the size as cats, fleas and lice.


Lest we Forget


                                                                              -James Corker


World War 1 Trench Reconstruction

Trench Building

On April the 24th April Room 17 and a few from Room 20 reconstructed a WW1 trench in the senior sandpit. We were placed in squads and Asha was our squad leader.

We used paddatennis bats as spades, sandbags, bamboo, wood, rope, shovels and a camo net. It was fun and tiring. Our goal was to get the trench done before lunch and we started after morning tea.

We succeeded with our goal and then we invited classes to come and tour our reconstruction of a WW1 trench.

It must have been scary, smelly and horrible for the actual soldiers making the trenches during WW1.
By Liam Ross