2018 reflection

Advice for next year’s year 5’s

  • Work at a suitable pace for you and don’t worry about others
  • Have fun and look for the best in things
  • Learn as hard as you can and pay attention
  • Be supportive and kind to others that may need it
  • Year 5 has a lot of leadership responsibilities so perform the at your best level for the younger students

What we did well

  • camp was AWSOME
  • The amount of work we do on our computers
  • Using our blogs more often
  • The P.T. Challenge
  • The teachers patience with the students
  • The sporting opportunities like SEPEP, gala and winter sports

What we could improve on

  • Using OneNote more
  • Using our hotmaths books more often
  • Having more time in the library
  • Giving out extension tasks for those that should have them
  • Letting the students listen to music while working

Over all I think that this year was a really successful year


BTN- performance poetry

Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4807056.htm

summery – lime green

Facts – royal blue

questions – plum

understanding – magenta 

This BTN was about Solli a 13 year old slam poet.

Slam poetry is a lot about politics, equality and education and a bit about the environment. 

With a poem it has a specific structure and what emotion you use in that structure, whereas slam poetry you can use any topic you like, any structure or any form.

Slam poetry is supposed to be performed out loud not read.

Why should slam poetry not be read? Is there any other other poetry that is as free as slam poetry?

I now understand that poetry doesn’t always have rules or guidelines to follow. 


100wc week 9 3/12/18

goal: to use similes

link to prompt: https://100wc.net/

prompt:   … but they were exhausted…

Had … to …keep going. But they were exhausted. They knew that they would not last much longer. As members of the group collapsed one by one dropping like flies. The standing ones getting weaker and weaker. Running through the mazes of doors and archways. Not once had they stopped running they had been running for 5 days straight with no sleep, limited food and water. As they got closer to their destination, the group grew smaller and smaller. They were desperate to reach their goal to save their towns and village. Must …. Keep …. Going they all panted.

BTN – Humans in space

link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4204568.htm





This BTN was about the first people to be in space.

On April 12, 1961. Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut flying in the Vostok 1, became the first person to make it into space. 

In 1981, the launch of the space shuttle Columbia marked the beginning of reusable space craft. And they helped build this giant structure which can be seen with the naked eye from Earth.

Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two people to step onto the moon’s surface.

Why would people go into space for tourism? they said it cost a lot of money so why do they let tourists into space?

I now understand that it wasn’t Neil Armstrong to be in space but it was Yuri Gagarin. 

100wc 29/11 week 8

Goal: to introduce details into my writing smoothly and when they make sense

link to prompt: https://100wc.net/

prompt: we seemed to be on the television 

As we watched the battle unfolded the tension in the air grew and we held our breath hardly daring to hope, Katniss managed to exclude herself from the fight and escape into the forest everyone in the room cheered Gale and I were the loudest ones there. I ran into my room to grab buttercup our cat and give him a celebratory hug I heard the beginning of a news break from the capitol the voice I had learnt to hate came on the poisonous voice of president snow. What are the families feeling? I gasped we seemed to be on the television.



link to BTN:  http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4305305.htm





This BTN was about NASA conducting an experiment.

NASA is sending six people into a dome on the side of a volcano in Hawaii for an isolation experiment to see how people would cope on mars.

They will be in a 11 meter wide bubble has been built to give them a taste of what life would be like on the red planet. They’ll go for an entire year without fresh air, fresh food or much privacy.

This experiment is mostly focused on how people might cope living together in a small space for a really long time.

How would the people breathe if you are unable to breathe the air? How would they exercise their body?

I now understand how hard it would be to live on mars. 

7 room poem – Queensland beach

Queensland beach

Clear crystal blue skies will stretch above and beyond you.

The aqua water crashing down on the pearly white sand

The colours hit you all at once, they give you joy to be there.

The sounds of laughter and happiness always follow you

The pleasant smell of the beach greets you good morning and bids you goodnight

How much happiness do you hold? How many people do you greet?

The calmness is ever present, you don’t have to go looking for it

The waves crash, they crash but they also welcome you.

100wc: Bricks Gorilla Yellow Running Pretty

link to prompt:    https://100wc.net/

prompt:  Bricks   Gorilla   Yellow   Running   Pretty

I followed the yellow brick road staring down watching the bricks go by,

Watching as I ran, my father told me my life was a lie,

Now I looked back what he said was true my life was pretty miserable.

From now on I was not going to let anyone but me control me I had dreams oh yes I did.

I was going to escape from people by running away,

I was going to set a gorilla free from the zoo,

I was going to live my own life with no-one controlling it

I had dreams oh yes I did.

BTN – the solar system

Link to BTN:    The Solar System — our home in space-we82e3

This BTN was about comparing earth to other planets

our solar system planets are divided into two categories terrestrial planets which are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars and there are  the Gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Jupiter is the largest biggest planet in our solar system Jupiter has a big storm called the Great  red spot which is three times as large as earth. It has 67 moons orbiting it.

if you changed the planets into percentages the terrestrial planets would cover 1% Jupiter would cover 70% Saturn 20% Uranus 4% and Neptune would cover 5%. 

How long till the sun burns up? How big is Pluto compared to earth?

I now understand that earth is tiny compared to the gas giants.


100wc … because I said so…

Link to prompt:   https://100wc.net/

Prompt:    … because I said so…

I ran through the tide of enemies. “Leave her,” Rory yelled, at the top of his voice.

“No!” I screamed back. Tears rolling down my face. “I can’t she’s my sister,” I yelled back. A boot kicked me and pinned me down.

“You won’t see your sister again,’ a voice growled

“Why?” I pleaded.

Because I said so” that was when I punched him, he reeled back. I fought my way to her. When I managed to get to her she whispered “I love you Amber,” then she crumpled in my arms. I wailed loud my world had just collapsed.