Thursday, 22 May 2014

Halswell Quarry

The Halswell Quarry was created 6 million years ago when Lyttleton volcano erupted and opened for public use in 1856.


In 1863 a tramway was built to carry the stone to town and deliver timber to the quarry.When the tramway closed down stone transport went to horse and dray for a few years.


If you wanted a cubic metre of stone you would have to pay 26 shillings. After a while the cost was lowered to 16 shillings        per cubic metre.When truck started to be used the transport was more efficient  but the price skyrocketed .

Worker Tools

For every 29 people operating at a time they all used different tools. Some people would twist a drill in the roc to find good stone. Another person would use a 10 pound sledgehammer. But they all had one goal ......finding stone.

Halswell Quarry Today

Halswell Quarry today has statues of important people. It also has become a dog park and recreational area, and has a fascinating walkway. 

The Halswell Quarry closed in 1990. A great life span of 134 years for the Halswell Quarry from when it opened in 1856 to when it closed in 1990.
I think the Halswell  Quarry  is a very interesting part of Canterbury's history.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Math goals

My goal was to understand the meaning of square roots.

I achieved this by doing all square roots up to a hundred and cubes to 20.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Reading Goals

What:to make a conclusion or assumption.

So what:I had to use a library book or chicken to show evidence that I can do my goal.

I had to write from the chicken  book what Allison and Mike are like as people and what the main idea of the story is.

1.I think Allison is brave because she went into a dark passage in a gunhouse  from the war. I also think she gets scared easily because she got scared of paint on the wall.

2.I think Mike is mischievous because he tricked Allison into going into the gunhouse .I also think he was the one that bolted the door so Allison couldn't get out.

3. The main idea of the story is that Mike and Luke take Allison to a gunhouse from the war.Then Allison gets lost  so she enters the gunhouse to try to find them.Allison goes deep into the gunhouse , gets scared then decides to head back to  the exit.The exit was bolted shut so she called for help. Eventually Mike and Luke went to help.