Friday, September 9, 2011

The World Cup Rugby competition is Starting

For the next six weeks the Rugby World Cup competition will be happening in New Zealand.
The teams have arrived, with the opening ceremony on Friday 9 September. 

Rugby is one of our favourite sports and our national team is called the All Blacks.
If you don't know about the game of rugby, you can find out more here.

Over the next few weeks the haka will be performed many times.

In Topic with Mrs Webb this term 
we have used the Rugby World Cup as a catalyst for thinking about 'Heroes and Role-Models'.
What qualities would a good role-model need?

For some more information and activities about the Rugby World Cup check out the links on our Topic Links page.

Does your country have a team playing in the 
Rugby World Cup?
Which two teams do you think will play in the final?
Who do you pick to win?

What are the popular sports in your country?


  1. Dear B4,

    I wish i could watch the rugby world cup. If it is on tv, i wonder what channel it is on?

    warm wishes from,

  2. Hi!

    My name is Jake. I am in Mrs Yollis 3rd grade class.

    I wanted to let you know that my mum (she's English!) works for the TV network that is airing the Rugby World Cup here in the USA. She works for Universal Sports. Here you can watch the channel on DirecTV (channel 625) or you can see the games on their website -

    Enjoy the games.

    Best Regards,


  3. Dear Jake
    Thank you for your comment and the information.

    I'm wondering if you have seen rugby being played? I think it's quite different to American football.
    Are you a fan of the game? What sports do you like to follow?

    warm wishes
    Mrs M♔Kenzie

  4. Dear B4,

    That sounds like it should be a lot of fun to watch! Here in the United States rugby isn't really that popular. Some people play it but not too many. Our most popular sports are American football, baseball, soccer, and hockey.

    I think a good role model needs to be friendly, honest, kind, and helpful. I know I'd definitely look up to someone who are all of those things!

    I'll be rooting for the All Blacks!

    Mr. Avery

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  6. Dear Mrs. McKenzie and B4,
    The rugby world cup sounds exciting! We watched the Maori Haka and have never seen anything like that before! It was really interesting to watch.

    Are they telling some sort of story? We are also wondering about them sticking their tongues out.

    We are looking forward to visiting your blog lots!

    Mrs. W and the 2/3's

  7. Dear Mrs W and Grade 2/3
    We're glad that you were interested in the haka.
    The haka might sometimes be a war dance, OR it might be to celebrate a special occasion, OR it might celebrate a special guest OR an achievement.

    Some haka are performed by men, some by women, some by mixed groups and some by children. The body is used as the instrument!

    The sticking out of tongues is called the 'whetero' and is done by men. Showing the whites of the eyes is called 'pukana'. These are to scare the opponents!

    We might learn a haka one day and video it.

    your pals

  8. Dear B4 .
    I love the rugby world cup do you?
    Did you get to watch it at 8 o,clock on Friday?
    By Dylan.sss