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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Week 9 science journal

Week 9

This week we were doing different science activities.                                                                                                                                                                  

One of them was a Rocket Slingshot. 
When we were doing the rocket launcher we observed when you pulled the feathers off it will have a further distance. When you leave the feathers on the rocket it will go straighter than if you didn't. 

One of them was a flipping frog.
When the elastic was loose it would go really slow. When the elastic was really tight on the frog and when it was bent out of shape it would go really bad. It would go really well when you pulled the elastic tight and when it was as in medium shape it would go well.

Another one of them was an angle launcher.
If you put the angle launcher on a higher angle it would go higher but it wouldn't go far it would go shorter than normal. But if you put it on 45° it would go the furthest than any other degree.

Monday, 26 June 2017

science journals

Week one
When I got to school in the morning, the class was starting to make slime. We learned what created good slime and bad slime and we experienced making it. We made it out of cornflour, water and green food colouring. We made two batches and one had a little amount of cold water the other one had a lot of hot water. The difference between the batches is that the one with the large amount of water soaked up the cornflour and turned out to be more runny. The other batch didn't soak up the cornflour and was a good consistency for slime. After we finished the slime we took it to Monday meetup to do a test with it. Mr Anderson was the target. I am relational because I have more than three ideas and they work together.

Week two
This week we were experimenting with balloon rockets. We used straws, wool, chairs and balloons. We did this to learn about forces and gravitational pulls and pushes. We recorded our ideas on a see, think, wonder chart. We did this by tying a string of wool to two chairs. After, we put a straw onto the string by threading it onto the piece of wool. We blew up a balloon and attached it with sellotape onto the straw. We let the balloon go and it spun around in circles, I think it's because I used wool and it didn’t go and it just spun around. It broke the wool off the chair. It was supposed to travel along the string. I am relational because I have more than three ideas and they work together.

Week three
This week we were continuing with our balloon rockets. This week we changed the string. Instead of wool we used fishing wire. We also changed the straw to paper.  It worked much more easily because the wool had fibres on it and the straw didn’t go smoothly down it. The fishing wire with the paper worked more easily because it was really smooth. The balloon went down the fishing wire smoothly and worked well.I think it's because of the fishing wire.
I am relational because I have more than three ideas and they work together.

Week four
This week we were observing a catapult, it's name is a trebuchet. We observed how the trebuchet worked. With the trebuchet it works a special way, it has a bucket with weights in it which make the projectile go further. The weights are the main idea for this catapult, if you put more weights in it goes further the furthest. My favourite part of the trebuchet is that when the projectile fires everyone looks at it like a rainbow.  

I am relational because I have more than three ideas and they work together.

Week 5/8

This week we were learning about the onager and the trebuchet. We tried to notice the similarities and the differences between them both.

We learnt that the onager uses twisted rope power to fire the projectile. We noticed that the projectile that got fired from the onager didn't go as high as the trebuchet and it also didn't go as far as the trebuchet. We also noticed that the onager went a lot faster than the trebuchet. The trebuchet arm was much longer and it was powered by weights.

The similarities are that with both you need to pull the trigger to fire the projectile because if you don't pull the trigger it won't fire. They both have a sling for the projectile to rest before it fires the projectile, because if they didn't the arm of the catapult would swing back towards your face. They are both made of wood so they are both quite strong and won't break easily.

In conclusion we think that the trebuchet can shoot a projectile much higher but the onager can go much faster. So we think that the onager goes faster because it has a shorter arm and has more power to shoot. The trebuchet has a longer arm because it's more likely to shoot over walls.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Inqiry reflection

In term one we were learning how to be a responsible citizen. I was teaching 10 kids from room 20 about football with Oliver and brayden. We were teaching them how to play football properly. We were also teaching them how to pass the ball between them, and we played a game of shark attack. I am multistructural because we all did well at helping set up. My next steps are making a really good plan before doing the coaching. I am proud of the way that most of the kids enjoyed the football like we did.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

I go hard at soccer

I run to get the ball in the thick mud, I slipped on the mud and fell in. I got all muddy, it felt really weird with all the mud around me. I got up I chased the ball and got it out of the other players control. I took it and run up the sideline and I scored, the whistle was blown and I got player of the day for that epic goal!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

I am Hamish

I am a Ferrari, because it's loud and so am I.
I am a small house, because I like small spaces.
I am a person outside Mitre 10 selling sausages.
I am a kiwi fruit, because I'm a kiwi.
I am chips, because I have a lot of crunch.
I am a hoodie, making people warm on the inside.
I am Hamish.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016


I charge for a place to hide 
as we run out of the class toward the fence 
that sinks into the ground.
It was like ww1 had started, 
I’m going to DIE!!! 
(I mean get found!)
We change our mind, 
and head to the ditch.  
Get down Calum!
He got found, but he didn’t go 
because he didn’t hear Mrs Bentall.
I look behind the tree we were hiding behind, 
I see Mrs Pageot.
We run down the ditch like the wind was following me.
We need to get somewhere fast.
Hmm where shall we go we thought, then I whispered 
Everyone get to the trees.
We get to the gum trees; no one got found.
Toot toot! 
The whistle has blown.
It howls like nothing ever before.
World war 1 has ended.
We all breathe a big sigh of relief 
as we walk back to class. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Speech 2016


I have written a speech it is called, getting dragged around by your parents.
I was learning to hook the audience in to my speech by using a rhetorical question, for example, Have you ever been dragged around to your brother or sisters after school activities? I am multistructural because I have followed the map but it might not be exact.
Many ideas that I came up with connected to my main idea. I used many language devices to hook my readers in.
My speech went well because when I read it to the class they were hooked In.

Please click Here to my speech read out loud by me!!
 Or read it below


Have you ever been dragged around to your brother or sisters after school activities? Maybe your sisters music lessons or perhaps your brothers sport practice or even your father's  car club? When I get dragged around I take my iPad and mum makes me bring my homework book. Uuuuh, well no one likes homework do they? The homework I hate the most is not reading, not writing and not even maths but spelling, spelling is just the worst. No one likes getting dragged around by your parents, but it’s worse when you have to do your spelling! There are lots of things that you could do to keep yourself entertained instead.

Every week on a Thursday I am dragged off to Lyttleton for my sister's violin lesson which takes forever when you have to wait in the car. To keep yourself entertained in the car, you could play games with your parents, annoy your siblings or even play with your dog, if you have one. You could listen to the radio or maybe play on a device, like I do, that is, when I finish my homework if I ever do!

We were going home from Lyttelton one time and we were in the tunnel. I was on my iPad and my sister saw a glowing light coming from the back, because she was in the front she said “Hamish are you on your iPad” I quickly turned it off and said “no definitely not”. After that I turned my iPad back on she looked in the back, and in my head I said “busted”... Come on can't a kid get a break just making up on lost device time and all the homework was done too.

Another time We were going home from Lyttelton, when Mum tried to start the car but it didn't start. The problem was that my iPad was on really low battery! I was bored! No more minecraft, mining, building, surviving what a disaster, Mum had to call dad on her cell phone. She couldn't find it, she looked everywhere, under the seats of the car, in the boot, not in the bonnet because how could it get in there, she had another little check in her  handbag and there it was right in front of her nose! So she called dad. Not only did we have to wait for the lesson to finish but we then had to wait to be rescued. Dad came and tried to get mums car to work but no it didn't start. He had to call a tow truck to come the next day it came and it turned out to be just the petrol was on the side and it didn't reach the engine, because we were on a hill.

So if you ever get dragged around to your brother or sisters after school activities you could play games with your parents, annoy your siblings or even play with your dog, if you have one. You could listen to the radio or maybe play on a device. there is one thing you can be sure of…spelling still sucks but... it could be the start of an exciting adventure!