Our Solar System: Papermation

In class this term we have been learning about Science. Everyone has come up with their own inquiry ‘why’ question to investigate. We have decided that the best way to explain what have learned would be to create a papermation video. You can see an example of a papermation here.

This is the first of our videos finished, created independently by Jessica and Bethany. They chose the question “Why is Venus hotter than Mercury?” Check out their fantastic explanation. Don’t forget to leave them some feedback about their efforts!

Interschool Sports: Softball B

As I am standing on third base hopping to get  a home run , my heart was pounding with sweet running down my forehead this is it I have to get home. The next thing I know I am running for the team, as Mrs Brown screams YOU’RE OUT! As our last player steps up to the base he goes for a swing he hits it as hard as he can.

Without looking back he runs to first base but little did he know he had a hit a great FOUL! BUMMER! As he swings again he makes it to first base and the whole team is screaming and cheering for him. We were so surprised we had won our first match for the day!

We are on our way to our next game. We were so nevus we wanted to win so bad! As our first batter Meg swing and got to first base in style but with pain she had slipped and couldn’t play our next game. But we still managed to win!

by Lara, Bethany and Caitlin

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone- Book Review.

For my book review I am going to review Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K Rowling.

This book is about a boy named Harry Potter and his adventures through the fantastic wizarding world. He is only just 11 and astonished by what he discovers about his past, present and future at Hogwarts- School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry and his newfound friends, Ron and Hermione, are of on a quest throughout Hogwarts to find what the Philosopher’s Stone is, and why it’s so important. But they better watch out, because Hogwarts is full of mysteries and magical creatures.

The book, to me, was very interesting, and I would recommend it to people of all ages. This first book of the Harry Potter series is definitely great, and I think anyone would agree! I would rate this book 8/10.

So, people out there, you should get reading ’cause Harry Potter is waiting for YOU!

By Bethany.

bethany’s production writing-fiction

Woohoo! I hear the crowd roar as the act before me steps off stage. They were the wizard of Oz and my class act will be spectacular as well as the wizard of Oz! We are the school room. I am May born in May on the 10th 1893, and I will get lines as I act out may! I walked on stage my heart pounding in my chest and butterfly’s in my stomach. Lights, camera, action! We started off with my friends speaking and then it was my line my heart pounding in my chest, I opened my mouth to speak but nothing came out. I froze I had forgotten my line, Oh No! The crowd was looking at me waiting for me to do something but then the girl next to me said my line (lucky she herd it so many times that she remembered it!). I could not believe it, I had forgotten my line, I was so angry with myself but it was good that I didn’t show it on stage because it would of ruined the hole skit! I crept back into my seat and then the teacher came on stage I was so close to getting in trouble for not being in my seat; well at least may was then the teacher asked me…

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

On Friday, we continued our work on fractions, decimals and percentages. We started looking at how we could find the percentage of something when we had an amount that was more than or less than 100. To help us, we took to the school car park.

We found a row of 20 cars, and from this row were were able to work out some fraction, decimal and percentage amounts of the colours of the cars. Here is some of our work. We recorded it on the footpath so everyone could see.

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To help you further practise matching fraction, decimal and percentage pairs, why not try out this game from the BBC’s fractions, decimals and percentages collection (there are more games and instructions if you follow the link!)