# Today’s ICT Session

Today you have three tasks to complete during our ICT time.

1. Writing Task. Check out our topic for today below. You should put your piece in an email to me. While you are in your email, reply to the transition email you sent last session.
2. Ratios Task – Have a go at the ratios maths task from this post. You will need to use your Ultranet password. Ask for help if you need it.
3. Simple Machines – Have a go at the Simple Machines game from this post. Make sure you read the information as you play the game and record some short dot points on the different types of machines and what they do (think about which procedure will help you to do this!). Pick two of the simple machines and record, in a comment on that post, a fact about each of those machines.

Today’s writing focus is on drawing together the skills we have been learning in writing over the last term. Before beginning, take some time to write a plan for your story. Then you can start writing. Remember to think about:

• having a sizzling start
• having a problem/event occur in the story (and building the tension to it)
• using plenty of description to set the scene and mood for the story (but no adjective overload!)
• Before submitting your story, remember to edit your work and ensure it is of decent quantity and quality.

As a prompt for your story, use the idea…

# Ratios

In Maths at the moment, we are learning about ratios.

We have also been using ratios and how they are used on maps as a scale. This has helped us to find the distance between points on a map.

This activity below can help you to further understand ratios. Make sure you start at level one in the activity; it will be too tricky if you move through too quickly. You will need to log on to the Ultranet in order to be able to access this activity. See me if you cannot remember your password!

# Learning Agenda: Week 3, Term 4

What is happening in 56C this week?

This week, we will be continuing to look at ratios and reading maps in maths. This will build on what we learnt on Friday, which everyone was quite successful with!

In English, we will be looking at writing science reports and starting to wrap up our book clubs. This week we will be having reading groups on Friday and starting to look at them in a new way called Literature Circles. More about this on Friday!

On Tuesday morning, the grade 6’s will be acting as buddies to our new incoming preps for 2012. Each of the other grade 5/6 grades will be taking on this role in the coming weeks. Our grade 5s will be doing English with Mrs Blackmore in this time.

On Friday we are looking forward to Interschool Sports. This week is an away game, playing at Berwick Lodge. Good luck to all the teams.

# Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Book Review – by Zenia.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry Potter series. Written by J.K.Rowling, these books have a great way of capturing the reader’s imagination.

Harry Potter enters his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with confusion, excitement and the feeling that he will challenged greater than ever before. In this book Hogwarts will be taking part in the legendary Triwizard Tournament, held between three famous wizarding schools every century, or so; and this year the Tournament will be held at Hogwarts! From each school one representative must take part in three challengingly dangerous tasks, and the winner will be awarded fame, glory, 1,000 Galleons and the shiny Triwizard Cup!

The Triwizard Tournament is always celebrated with an air of excitement, and it is no different this year…but why then does Harry feel distracted…why is he worrying about other things, while all of his friends are in a fun, worry-free mood? Could it possibly be something to do with his lightning shaped scar burning momentarily or him seeing strange visions?

And what are these three dangerous tasks? Who are the three representatives from each of the schools? How does all this effect Harry?

You’ll have to read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to find out!

I would rate this book 10/10. It’s so interesting and full of mysteries and twists! I recommend it to anyone and everyone!

Zenia.

# Malinthi’s book summary of Narnia and the voyage of the Dawn Treader.

This is my summary of the third book of the chronicles of Narnia-the voyage of the Dawn Treader.

The youngest of the Pevensie kids are forced to come and live with their wretched cousin Eustace because their older siblings are away and their mother wants a proper holiday with their father. During that stay they are brought back to Narnia with Eustace. They are taken abroad the Dawn Treader which is Caspian’s ship. However there are no wars to fight, they haven’t been summouned so no one has any ideas as to why they are back. But they are told by Caspian that he has left his kingdom to look for seven friends of his father who were banished in the time of his uncle’s reign.

Each of them had a sword to protect by Caspian’s father….but not any ordinary swords.As they go looking for these seven men and thier swords, they are plunged into adventure of the sort they could never have imagined! To overcome the evil trying to destroy them, they’ll have to destoy the evil in themselves! This proves to be difficult as time goes on! Will they be able to find all these swords and thier protecters and what dangers lurk on thier way? Read the book and find out!

This is really interesting book. It has a good mix of adventure, fantasy and even humour! If you like reading books that are out-of-the-ordinary you might like to try this one! It is in a series with being the third after The lion, the witch and the wardrobe and Prince Caspian! THIS IS A REALLY GOOD BOOK!

# 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.