This week we have been working on art responses for book week. The books we read were The Stone Lion & Scary Night. We have responded by sketching The Stone Lion and telling people about what we learnt from the story, I learnt that you should always help others even if no one likes you and no one is going to reward you for it, I also learnt that to have friends you must always be kind, loving & have courage. This book tells a great life story and a great life lesson.
The other book we read was Scary Night. Scary night is a great story book about 3 friends, Hare with a Hat, Cat with a Cake & Pig with a Parcel, going on a journey somewhere through the night. This book shows that friendship means everything. Our art response for this book was to recreate a page from the book by painting and using paper to create hills and make trees, a moon & the characters. From this book i learnt how to do different affects and strategies in art, The things we painted with were chux, corks & paintbrushes we also just randomly ripped the paper to make hill shapes. The way we used the cork was by stamping and mounuvering it in different ways, We used the chux by stamping and dabing it on our paper.
This week we have also decimals we have been focusing on rounding off and adding and Subtracting. This week I have mainly revised how to do these things. The biggest thing to remember while adding and subtracting is the decimal point always stays the SAME.
During this week, the Hawthorn football came back, We learnt about what football players diets and nutrition and how they keep themselves fit. We also learnt some skills like Hand balling, Goal kicking and how to mark a ball (marking is catching the ball with out it bouncing).
We also learnt about commas and how they are used, I learnt That commas separate parts of sentences, or make a short pause in a long sentence, I also learnt That the last item in a list is usually joined with ‘and’ instead of a comma.
In maths we were learning about decimals again, We learnt about a new thing called a Decimat. A Decimat is a box of one whole Broken up into 9 10 tenths, 9 hundredths and 10 thousandths we played lots of games and did lots of activities.
We have also been continuing our inquiry, The topic we are working on is Energy, I am looking at the form Bio energy. I am working in a group with one other person. Towards the end of the term we are having a big expo, this means everyone will have a big display, on my display we will have a model, smore, poster and an experiment.
This week we have had a very busy week. On Monday we had a program called Hawks in Schools Program. We were taught about nutrition, physical education and hydration. Something I learnt was that children should drink 5 glasses of water a day and adults should drink 8. I also learnt that our body is made up of 50-75% of water. The last thing I learnt was that you should eat 5 pieces vegetables and 2 pieces of fruit a day.
For maths this week we have been learning about decimals. I learnt how to pronounce decimals properly (say the name not the number) and how to convert a decimal number into a fraction.
For English we learnt how to do complex sentences. A complex sentences must have two clauses, A subordinate and main.
E.G: The dog went to the park but when it returned home it was very muddy.
On Thursday it was the preps 100 days at school. To celebrate the year six’s bought a shared lunch to enjoy with there buddy’s and friends.
My first week back has been amazing. We have started working on lots of things like chance and data. Some activities we did, were played games like beetle, first to one hundred and horse race chance and data. For our Inquiry unit we are working Energy, I am looking at the topic Bio energy, Some other topics people are working on are coal, climate change, solar, batteries, wind, fossil fuels, water, oil and much, much more. For our writing we are doing a thing called writers notebook, my topic is about my time in Disneyland. We all have to read a novel and then write a book report about the novel after we have finished, during the process of reading we have to take notes, The novel I am reading is called the Fault in our stars.