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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Week 8

This week we have been working on the trebuchet and onager. The difference with the trebuchet is it can fly further than the onager because they have different forces. The trebuchet arm flings the tennis ball higher than the ball on the Onager.

The onager is powered by string which is twisted tight to make it fire.  This is called torsion. The trebuchet is powered by gravity, which pulling the bucket of weights down, called a counterweight, which makes the throwing arm fling up and fire the tennis ball.

The trebuchet goes slowly at the start but then it will go fast at the end.
But with the onager the arm goes fast all the time.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Midnight snack at camp

It's 12am at night. Everyone is sleeping apart from us. Suddenly, someone's stopwatch goes off! Everyone wakes up.
“What?” says Flynn.
“Midnight snack.” I say.
“Yes” says Michael.
I can see a cheeky smile. “What is it?” I say.
“Let’s party. Has anyone got music?”
“Who wants to jump on our own beds?” I say to everyone.
Everyone says “Yes,” Everyone is laughing.
“What is it?” I say to everyone as I turn around. Standing at the door is a
“What do you think you are doing?” he thundered to everyone in our cabin. “Got into your bed right this instant!” So we scuttled back to bed as fast as we can.


When you use words from your bright sparks book it really helps you out for the spelling and important words. I think my writing is at Uni-structural because I have used one bright sparks word and I got a wee bit of help with my punctuation.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017


When I was orienteering with Ethan, we worked together and found all of the controls. We were the first children to return back. I wonder if I can do the year 5 and 6 orienteering challenge this year?
I got so excited when I hit red in Archery. I wonder if the big bow is better for archery and if anyone who had a go with it,  hit the red or yellow.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Week 4

Week 4

This week have been experimenting with a trebuchet.
We think that if you put more weights in the counter weight, the gravity will make the tennis balls go farther because  gravity pushes the counterweight down and makes the weight pull the pouch up and make the ball fly out.
  When we put a heavier ball in the pouch and fired, it it didn't go as far, because to make it go as far as the lighter ball it will need more weight.
My data gathering is unistructural because I made one observation. My inferences are good, I am confident in how I set up the catapult.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Gathering and interpreting data

Week 3

Balloon Rocket - with paper

When we stuck paper on the front of the balloon it didn’t go as far because the air blowing out was hitting the paper. There could also have been too much weight or the angle that the paper was on made it spin around and around.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Rocket experiment

Week 2

Rocket experiment

Ethan was doing more of the work because I didn't really know  what to do. I made two observations that the balloon wasn't going fast and then it was. It was unpredictable. I didn't make any inferences. Next time I will try to bring in more ideas.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Responsible Citizen Reflection

At the start of the term, my understanding about responsible citizenship was unistructural because I wasn't helping with anything at all. Now I am relational because now I am helping the class clean up, and I put the iPads away in the cupboard for the next day. I help people out because when they need their iPads in the morning they grab their iPads and they are all  charged and ready to go.Today I taught 12 children for our  inquiry  project. Overall my feeling about my learning was good because the children have hopefully  learnt something for hockey today.