Tag: Room 10

One City – Two Earthquakes

Task description: This week we have been learning all about Christchurch and the devastating earthquakes that happened in 2010 and 2011. Our leaning intention was to find clues within the text and read between the lines to understand the hidden meaning to make a conclusion or an assumption. This week we read an article called “One City – Two Earthquakes.” We learnt the different ways to stay safe during an earthquake. For our task we had to create a piece of digital art showing how to drop, cover and hold. I chose to create a scratch project to show how to drop, cover and hold please check it out below. Please feel free to leave a positive comment on my blog.

I have also created a review about the article, check it out here!

Manaiakalani Film Festival Blog Commenting

Task description: This week was the annual Maniakalani Film Festival! We were lucky enough to see our classes movie on the big screen at Hoyts. This week for our writing task we were able to watch some of the Manaiakalani Film Festival movies and create positive, thoughtful and helpful comments on the class blog of the movies. Here are some of the movies I watched and some of the comment that I left on some of the class blogs. Please leave a positive comment on my blog!

Scientific Method

Scientific Method

WALT: safely conduct an experiment and explain the process and results using the scientific method.
This week we are going to conduct a science experiment using the scientific method to write up the results.  Use the class brainstorm from the jam board if you need extra help.

What are you trying to find out?
Will it dissolve in water? 
What do you think will happen?
  • Salt: yes
  • Pepper: no 
  • Sugar:  yes
  • Oil: no
  • Oats: no
  • Sprinkles: no 

I think that the salt and sugar will dissolve in water. I think that pepper, oil, oats and sprinkles will not dissolve in water. 

What will you need to do the experiment?
You will need:

  • Six cups
  • A pen or pencil
  • Sprinkles
  • Oats
  • Sugar
  • Pepper
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Measuring cups
  • Paper
What steps will you take to do the experiment?
1.  Put six cups onto the table.

2. Label the six cups with pen/pencils, with what you will be adding to each cup.  

3. Add a spoon full of each ingredient into your one of your six labelled cups. (Repeat this for all six of the cups). 

4. Add half a cup of water into one of your cups.  Repeat this for all six of the cups. 

5. You then would have to use your spoon to mix the water and other material in the cup. 

6. Watch and see your results

Ingredients  Dissolved Didn’t Dissolve 
Conclusion What did you find out? Was your prediction correct?
Yes my prediction was correct, I thought that the salt and sugar would dissolve in the water. I thought that the oil, oats, pepper and sprinkles would not dissolve in the water. What we found interesting was the sprinkles, the colour of the sprinkles dissolved but the sprinkles themselves did not. The water changed a dark colour with all of the colours merging together and we were left with white sprinkles at the bottom of the cup.

Year 5 and 6 Camp Recount

Task description: A few weeks ago we had year 5 and 6 camp on our school field. This week for writing we had to create a recount about our camp experience. Check out my camp experience below:

On Wednesday morning it was camp but on Wednesday I was not feeling well so could not go on day one. Tuesday morning day two I was feeling better so went to camp, while all the kids were eating breakfast I had to find out who I was sleeping with and it was Sophia and Maria. When they were all finished eating breakfast Mrs Lagitupu started to call out what our rotation for the day was.

The first rotation for the Tuis was the ‘’Hall Rotation’’. Next in the hall rotation you were allowed to ride scooters and skateboards, also ping pong and even a trampoline. Then, after playing all around the school we had to start practising our camp concert.

After that, we had to eat morning tea. We had to go to Tui’s next rotation and it was ‘’Slip & Slide’’. The water slide was on the top field where we had our slip and slide. To be fair I was feeling a bit afraid to go on the water slide because if you jump then you could get hurt and I did. When I was on the slip & slide I was having a lot of fun because I got to get wet and even mud was all over me.

Finally at camp my most favourite thing at camp was camp concert. The reason why I liked the camp concert it’s because I was proud of my camp group even though we came second on the day. At the camp concert I had a lot of fun because all of the camp groups all participated and had a lot of fun. When the camp concert was over we had to say good night to your parents and family and then go to bed in tents.

My Library Book

Task description: We have just been to the library to choose our own library book. The book I chose to read was Funny Kid Stand Up by Matt Stanton. I have only read a little bit of this book but I am liking it so far. For this task we had to talk about our book and say if we would like to recommend it to someone or not.