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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Co2 Cars - Diary

It is day 3 of making our Co2 Cars. I am now up to my add-ons. I first grabbed a piece of add-on wood and took it back to where I was sitting. I then used a craft knife to shape the add-on. I did the same with all the others and then sanded them sleek. After that I ran my fingers over my add-ons to double check that they were smooth. Then I wandered over to Stephen to check if I could stick them on to my car. The answer was yes. I was a hard work because my friend Charlotte put my add-ons in the order I wanted them, but put them there crooked. The end solution was that I pulled them off, sanded off the glue on my car, and stuck them back on again. Finally I had my add-ons on my car, but that wasn't my car finished. Stephen said that I should stick my wheels on, so I did. Stephen squirted glue onto the part where my axels needed to go, and I stuck my axels on. Then my car had about 5 minutes of shade-bathing to let the glue dry. I then slipped my back wheels on. I had a bit of trouble getting my front wheels on. and then squeezed on the bolts, then the day of making Co2 cars was over. Here is my car after 3 days of work.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Co2 Cars - Diary

On day 2 of making our Co2 cars, I was up to sanding my car.  I thought that I had taken quite a lot of wood off my car. As I sanded away I looked up and saw Annaliese talking to Stephen, "Oh no," I thought, "Has Annaliese cut herself?" I soon found out that my question was answered, and yes, Annaliese had cut herself. "At least it wasn't me," I thought. Here is my car after 2 days of work.

Co2 Cars - Diary

We are making Co2 cars this term. Stephen gave us a kit of all the things we would need.

When we worked on them we had to cut away from ourselves and keep our hands out of the way. It was hard work. I didn't cut myself, but five other people did. I was a bit scared that I would cut through the wood by my wheels, but I didn't.
At the end I had a roughly shaped car. I had not sanded it.
My car is going to be called The Firebolt. I named it after the broomstick in Harry Potter.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Making shapes

Today in maths we built some shapes. Stephen told us to use the Euler formula to figure out how many edges there were in our shapes. Here it is.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Open the lid task

Here is my reading task that I made with Hannah G. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Friday, 19 September 2014


Every Wednesday we have been working through the Get it, Sort it, Use it model to inquire about different countries around the world and their languages/culture. We each brainstormed a potential list of subjects and chose what we wanted to find out more about and then started our research.


Matrix showing what you think and what your inquiry teacher thinks.

I think:

My teacher thinks:

1. What are you most proud of? I am proud of being able to count to ten in Arabic.

2. What did you find challenging? It was challenging finding out what the Egyptian celebrations were for.

3.  My next ‘Get It’ goal is? To be able to predict some of my work and not always rely on my computer.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Can you work out the next shape or colour in these patterns?

Friday, 25 July 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Football Strip

This is Cameroon's new football strip for 2018. Hope you like it!

Cross Country Writing

                    Russell Street School 
                Cross Country

On Thursday morning the RSS Seniors walked to Skoglund Park for Cross Country.

First Vanessa said, ”R6, line up on the deck quietly and wait for my instructions.” So we lined up outside on the deck quietly and waited for her instructions. Vanessa stood in front of the line,” Lets go.” said Vanessa enthusiastically. R6 marched out of school and turned onto the footpath to find a car with a smashed window, I had automatically felt sorry for it’s owner. Anyway, we kept on marching until I hoped that I still had some energy left in the tank as I was a little tired. So we just started walking. My friends Charlotte and Emily were playing a game and pretending to be in the sea. After a little while I announced, ”Here is Skoglund Park.” As we entered Skoglund Park I noticed a dead bird, ”Poor bird.” I thought. Although it was just a bird it looked disgusting as it was squashed flat like a pancake. When we had finally arrived the whole school began to eat their brunch.

I ate my cous cous that my mum said was good for me, but I made sure I didn’t eat too much. We had barely finished eating when brunch had gone. Next was walking the course.

We started a little way from the start line as James couldn’t be bothered walking to it. “Right, everyone follow me, and no-one in front of me.” James ordered. We had to do one length and one width of a big field before turning right on a narrow stone track. A little while along the track there were two wooden bridges we had to  run across in the real thing. After a little while longer on the narrow stone track we reached the ‘Stairs Of Doom’ I didn’t think I could walk up them, let alone run. They were Mount Everest to me. I did make it up them, but I was still worried about running up them. Anyway, on with the story. I couldn’t believe that we still had to run around a whole, big field before sprinting down the finish shute.

Was this run 2 kilometers or was it 2,000,000 kilometers? I thought it was 2,000,000 kilometers, and my normal motto of, “I can do it I can do it,” had changed to “I can’t do it I can’t do it.” I didn’t think I could do it. I was worried. I was surprised I didn’t have to run the year 5/6 course. I thought, ”Poor year 5/6’s they still have to do another 0.5 K.” 

First the year 6 girls shot off the start line. After about 5 minutes the year 6 boys bolted off the start line too. It was quite boring waiting but not for long, soon my sister was the one bolting off the start line! “Go Bella.” I shouted. I knew her plan was not to lead from the start, and I didn’t look ahead of her group to see her. She had completed the width and length of the field and now was moving on to the narrow stone track and innocently popping out of sight. It had all seemed long and  boring until Bella strode out in 1st place. I was so full of happiness that I thought I would burst. Then Susanne called out, ”Year 3 girls come here and wait for Troy.” My happiness came abruptly to a halt. I felt a cold, dark feeling. My mind was as blank as a white piece of paper. I pinched myself, ”Its just a dream its just a dream,” I thought. But it wasn’t a dream, it was real. I was shaking with nerves as I walked a snails speed to Susanne. 

Then Troy had come along to warm us up. He made us stretch our arms and legs. He   had made me feel exhausted even when the race hadn’t been. The warm up finished, it was die or try. Ebony got us ready on the start line. HOOT!

We bolted off the line with the speed of the wind. I remembered not to sprint for to long so I settled into a nice steady pace. I jogged the width and length of the field, then turned onto the stone track. We thumped over the bridges before spotting the stairs looming in a dark shadow over the horizon. Mount Everest was coming up fast and there was nothing I could do to stop it. 

Robot Art

 WALT: Layer corrugated card to create a Robot
To be successful we need to....
 - Create a corrugated body section 
 - Have at least 2 layers of corrugated card on main parts
 - Use a variety of different shapes
 - Cut shapes correctly
 - Use a ruler
 - Not show pencil lines
 - Fill up empty spaces
 - Stick pieces on with lots of glue
 - Create robot features