July 2015 archive

Term 3: Week 3 Reflection

This week was really fun! We had a special celebration called Italian Day. We were placed in groups. I had a pizza and when my teacher placed the slice in the bag, it slipped out on my hand! Luckily it didn’t stain my white t-shirt.

 

Year 5/6 Level were focusing on Chance and Data. The classes played maths games called beetle and first to 100. It took  me 48 rolls to complete my whole beetle. That’s a lot of rolls! Overall I really liked this week and I learnt that there’s a 1 in 6 chance that you will roll any number on a die.


   A maths Die

 

 

Term 3: Week 2 Reflection

Hi everyone, for this week’s reflection I did many things. My highlight of the week would have to be the Emmaus Production, ‘ Beauty and the Beast’. The 5/6 level were invited to watch the production. Just by watching the production, I knew how much effort and teamwork was put in it. My favourite part was when all the dancers, cutlery and kitchen equipment came out and sang. Overall I would rate this a 9 out of 10.

 ‘ The Beauty and the Beast...’

 


 

Another one of my learnings was the AFL Gala day. To be honest, I really enjoyed it! We had 2 people come to coach us. Their names were Sean and Adam. I learnt football skills such as, short length kicks, how to bounce a football and what position you should kick the ball.  I found it hard to bounce the ball because every time I tried, the football would end up a metre forward! I noticed that when you kick the ball you need to make sure that you control your strength from your foot and make sure it goes to the direction you want it to go. Thanks for reading bye!

Term 3: Week 1 Reflection

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted much on my Blog  in a while, but I’ve got another post for you.  At our school, both grade 5/6’s have been set a task to reflect on their week. In this week we’ve done many things such as fractions of collections and  optical illusion art.

For this weeks maths, our main topic was about ‘Fractions of Collections’. This is what I understand about Fractions of collections. I understand that  you need to know your factors and fractions.  You need to know the formula for Fractions of Collections.


 

Formula:

  1. Divide the Denominator by the whole.
  2. Then multiply the Numerator
  3. Then subtract the whole number by the answer
  4. Then you’ve got your answer!
  5. But remember Practice makes Perfect…

 

e.g Max spent 2/8 of 1200. How much does he have left?

  1. (1200  8) x2=
  2. 1200  8=150
  3. 150 x 2= 300
  4. 1200-300= 900
  5. Answer: 900