camp canberra recount


On the 24th of November 2014 the 5/6’s of MPPS got up early to head to the capitol of Australia, Canberra. WE wen by bus and it was a 9 hour drive. I couldn’t beleave it when after the first stop I already wanted to be there even though there were 7 hours of driving ahead of us.

Once we got to camp we were put into our cabins I was with Atticus, Oli and Jordan. I was the only year 6 in my cabin, we had a small amount of time outside before a talll guy called James explained all the rules to us and how to know when to go to dinner and breakfast. Then we went outside for another half hour, before we had a delicious nutritious dinner of Schnitzel and vegetables. Afterwards we had a talent show me, Jordan and atticus did a freestyle rap and the COMPLETELY RANDOM topic was ladybugs (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).

My favourite thing from the first day was easily Questacon, we went from floor to floor exploring the wonders of science, In the ground floor was a robot you could ask questions and it would answer, but it would also quote a movie like terminator and The wizard of OZ. there was also a awesome slide called the freefall it was almost completely vertical except for the end which curved like a normal slide. Right next to that was a robot that played air-hockey and majority of the time won. I know this because there was s screen of all the statistics and the robot won over 100 times while the humans won less the 5 times. It was just like a science works in Canberra but better.

My favourite thing from the last day was Swimming at the AIS Australian institute of sport, we all swam for about an hour till 9:30 pm there were heaps of games going on at once and sometimes the games collided. I spent most of the time playing “mark is up” with Sam and a few others.

Finally my favourite thing on the last day was the movie we watched Mr Peabody and Sherman. It’s about a superhero genius dog with a time machine and his adopted son Sherman, mid-way through the movie we had snacks they were tasty.

After we all packed and got on the bus it was a long and painful trip all the way back to Melbourne.

The Endcamp canberra picture

spelling week #8












Activity 1: Write your own definitions for each of the above words.

Recycling: To reuse things so it can help the environment in an eco-friendly way.

Comprehension: To understand something really well.

Cooperative: working together with someone to achieve a goal.

Molecular: the positioning of molecules e.g. molecular structure.

Desalination: the process of turning sea water to tap water.

Citadel: a fortress that is inhabited by civilians and other people.

Compensation: something you get or doing something else.

Temperature: to measure the cold or warmth in a space.

Grimace: a face expression that shows pain.

Rummaged: to quickly look through a bag or other item.


Activity 2: Identify which part of speech each of your list words falls under.



Cooperative -adjective


Desalination- verb







Activity 3: Choose one reason author’s write (author’s purpose – inform, persuade, explain, describe, entertain).



Write a paragraph that uses at least 3 of your list words. Make note of which purpose you have chosen.


Desalination might become a way to get drinking water in the future, it will teach people how recycling can happen anywhere and for any purpose. Some people might grimace at the idea of drinking sea water but in the future we might not have a choice. E.G. water rates in Sydney have gone down by 33%.



maths mate term 2 week 4

question: Complete the multiplication table.

  times 3
1 7 4

Predict: I thought this would be about multiplication

clarify: i had nothing to clarify.

Find the big picture: Complete the multiplication table.


1. First i filled in the 3 times column. then i tried to figure out the 3 times column. I knew the 7 seven went to the middle top row. And the 4 went beside it.

  times 3  7  4
1  3 7 4


then i multiplied all the rows and columns and got the answer of…

  times 3 7  4
 9  27 63  36
1  3 7 4
 2  6  14 8

Summary: I used the use a table or a graph technique.

100wc week #33


That all students including Lucy should be able to go to school, Lucy and the 57million children that don’t get to go to school are no different to all the kids that go to school. They’re missing out on education and a chance to do what they really want to do. Just because they come from a different country and believe different things doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the chance for a chance to do what they really believe. Why do kids in other countries have nearly the best possible chances but other countries are often ignored, Why is this.

spelling week 1 term 2

Group 2/3


Persistence                                                                                                                                                                     Wary



Activity 1:

Write your own definitions of the 5 list words I have given you. Use an example in each definition.

Experiment- a test, trial, or tentative procedure-e.g what a great expiriment
Viscosity- the property of a fluid that resists the force tending tocause the fluid to flow-e.g this has low viscosity
Hydrogen- a colorless, odorless, flammable gas that combines chemically withoxygen to form water-e.g. there is hydrogen in water
Helium- an inert, gaseous element present in the sun’s atmosphere and innatural gas-e.g there is helium in balloons
Composition-the act of combining parts or elements to form a whole-e.g One covers the underlying composition

Activity 2:

Write a paragraph that explains what you know about the four states of matter. Try to use as many of your list words as possible. Underline your list words.

Thre are 4 states of matter liquids which are runny ( you measure the runniness in viscosity) and there are gases (like helium and hydrogen) and there are solids and plasma. You can combine a number of these to make a composition. The reason we know so much about this is because we con ducted expiriments.


Maths mate term #2 week #1

Question: Fill in the missing digits in the sum.

3_                                                                                                                                                     +_8                                                                                                                                                     65

Predict: I need to fill in the missing numbers

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify

The big question: fill in the missing numbers


1.First i looked at the blank space above the 8 and the eight I than looked at the 5 in the single digit answer.

37                                                                                                                                                    +_8                                                                                                                                                     65

The only way you get from to 8 to 5 is add 7 so it becomes 15.

2.then i carried the 1 and that made 3 a 4 so the only way to get from 4 to 6 in 1 digit is if i add 2.

37                                                                                                                                                    +28                                                                                                                                                       65

3. all the spaces have been filled the answer is the one above.

100 wc week #20

I was sitting by the pool with my best buddy Patrick when suddenly a groan came from the cupboard so me being the amazing great spectacular person that I am I walked bravely to the cupboard, braced myself and when I opened the cupboard door a weird thingy looked back at me. It had small black eyes, long ugly fingernails and grey greasy hair after it stopped hissing like an evil snake. I realised who it was I yelled.

“OMG” I yelled It was my brother

The yell must’ve scared him because he gave me one last hiss and ran to his room.

spelling week #10

Group 3
 Mediation                                                                                                             Parliamentary                                                                                                           Suffragetettes                                                                                                                              Tertiary                                                                                                                                  trespasser

Activity One:
Write a paragraph using 5 list words. Make the paragraph interesting to the reader;
remember word choice as a trait to embellish your paragraph.

once upon a time there was a guy practicing his meditation technique when suddenly someone said wheres your meditating licence, so the suffragettes threatened to blackmail the guy and announce his habit of being a trespasser. After that the guy became a independent meditator

Activity Two :
Use a dictionary to assist you to formulate the meaning of 5 list words

meditation-the action or practice of meditating.

license-grant a licence to

independent- free from outside control; not subject to another’s authority

trespass- enter someone’s land or property without permission.

suffragettes- a woman seeking the right to vote through organized protest

Activity Three:

Memory trick: Which witch can make you itch?

Complete the sentences below with “which” or “witch”.

a. “which ( Which, witch) side of the river do you think we should stake our
claim? “ asked the prospector.
b. The witch  (which, witch) used magic to turn fool’s gold into real gold.
c. The police constable insisted that the gold diggers identify which (which,
witch) of their fellow miners were claim jumpers.
d. “Do you think the witch (which, witch) in the story was real or imaginary?” asked the
e. “which which, witch) gold coach should we bail up next ?” asked the bushranger.
f. On which (which, witch) continent did the Spaniards search fruitlessly for the fabled
City of Gold which (which, witch) was they named “El Dorado, The Gilded One”?

Activity Four:
Explain the difference between the following Homophones:
a. Weather, wether and whether- weather is the climate, whether as in whether it’s raining or not, and wether is a sheep
b. Way, weigh, and whey- way as in the right way, weigh as in how much does that weigh, and is a liquid
c. Wear, where and we’re- wear as in what am i going to wear, where as in where is the house, and we’re as in we’re lost
d. Praise, prays and preys- praise as in praise the great guy, prays as in that guy prays, and preys as in he preys on broccoli

e. Saw, soar and sore- saw as in i saw, soar as in watch that bird soar, and thats sore

f. Wails, Wales and whales- wails as in that baby wails, whales are big, and as in new south wales
g. Right, write and rite- i am right, lets write something, and a rite is a ritual
h. Awe, oar, or and ore- stare in awe, use that oar to power the boat, and iron ore.

100 wc week #28

I was chilling by the pool eating a cake when a random guy with some tomato sauce walked up to me and offered me some with my cake I politely said

“Go away I only use mustard and barbeque sauce with my cake”

And with that he left offering his red delicious condiment to other people that have nothing better to do than eat all that sugary substance. After a few minutes of eating my 45th slice, it came to me tomato sauce is made out of tomato’s, tomato’s are a fruit (even though they are displayed in the veggie aisle) and fruit is healthy. But when I went to get some it was all gone I thought I had enough time.