Friday, 26 September 2014

Flappy game

Miss Stubbing found a website called Code that lets you make your own games.  In our class we have made games based on Flappy Bird.

This type of code is based on putting pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle.  Each bit does a different thing.  For example you can set the scene, change the character, change the speed and change the obstacles.  To test our code we had to play the game after each part was added.  After each test you can change or add pieces.

On the website it gives you a step by step guide to make the game.  Lots of people have made their own version of Flappy bird.  Some people have also made them at home.

Today our whole entire class made them on the netbooks.  Some of us made very hard games and some of us made much easier ones.  We tested each others out.  Everybody made a different one which is what made it so interesting.

By Frankie

Here are some links to the ones we made today:

Guy's Batman Jump
Annika and Ruby's Bunny Laser
Fin, Ben and Oliver The Moon Walk
Tom's Lava Jump
Robin's Epic Batman
Jasper's Bunny Game
Fin and Oliver's Underwater Adventure
Robin's Awesome Bat
Claudia's Santa Game
Oliver and Ben's Super Game
Meredith's Fun Game
Robin and William's game

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Swimming lessons

Today my syndicate went to the swimming pool in Kilbirnie. We have been going to the pool every Thursday for term 3. Today was the last swimming lesson so we did races! My team was called the Seals,we did well. 

I also did jumping through a hula hoop and and then going into the water and that was very fun.My teacher was very kind. There was an inflatable dinosaur! The dinosaur was in the cold pool. I also went in the splash pool and played a game that was singing and dancing. I am in the Jelly fish group. I love swimming!

By Meredith

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Reading Reflections

Room 10 was asked to reflect on how the 20 book challenge had changed their reading:

At the start of the term I only read Jacqueline Wilson books.  Then one day I realised that I had read them all! so I decided to try another book and I did and I really enjoyed it so I read another book from that series.  Now only sometimes do I read Jacqueline Wilson!

What I used to do was read chapter books that were 3, 4 or 5 chapters long.  What I do now is read chapter books that are over 10 chapters.

I used to read half a book and leave it.  Now I keep reading 1 book at a time.

I used to go outside and watch lots of TV but now I am reading a lot more books because of the 20 Book Challenge.

I used to read short books when I was a year 2.  Now I read big chapter books.

When I first heard about the 20 book challenge I was like "I am not doing this". Then I thought for a bit and said to myself "ok, I'll give it a go!" Then after a few books I got used to it.  The 20 book challenge has increased my reading a lot.

I used to not read that often.  The 20 book challenge has inspired me to read more often.

I used to get a book out and read a little bit and then shut the book.  Now I keep on reading constantly.

I have really enjoyed doing the 20 book challenge because at the start of the term all I read was Jacqueline Wilson.  Then I realised that I should try and read something different.  My friend recommended a book to me that I really enjoyed.  I basically never read Jacqueline Wilson now.

Before the 20 book challenge I thought reading was a waste of time and it was quite boring.  But when I did the challenge I started to read more.

I used to read really short books but now that I have started doing the 20 book challenge it's letting me read bigger books.  I thought normally I read fantasy but I am wrong, I read realistic fiction.  I like getting loads of new recommendations.  I like getting them from people that I have not got one from before.

From the start of Term 3 I didn't used to read much, and then I tried to read Year 5 books and while I kept on reading I even kept on learning about new words and that made me read more and more different books.

The 20 book challenge has encouraged me to read longer and more complex books with better plots.  Reading more books has built up my vocabulary to write longer stories with better descriptions and wow words.  It has also made me better at punctuation and wording.


In our class we are growing micro-greens.  They are little plants that you can eat. Most people liked basil.

First you fill a plastic cup or tray up with soil. Then sprinkle some of the seeds on it.  You have to cut out some paper and lay it on top.  Do not take it of until it has pushed itself of.  After that you wait for it to grow but you still have to water it.  Then last but not least you can snip of some of the stalks of and eat them.  The cress tasted dry and crispy, but still nice.

We are looking forward to watching them grow and then eating them!!

by Katie

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is amazing.  It is about a lady called Maria and she was going to be a nun but she wasn't cut out for it.  Mother Abby said that she has to look after 7 children.  The children's names are Liesel, Friedrich, Brigitta, Louisa, Kurt, Marta and Gretel. Ever since Miss von Trapp died Captain von Trapp doesn't listen to music or sing and calls his children with a whistle like in the war.  Maria realises why she is there to help them to get ready for when they have a mother.  Maria brings music and singing back to the von Trapp family. Then she realised she was the mother.  She got married to Mr von Trapp.  She was now Mrs von Trapp.

I thought the musical was fabulous. The story was very loving.  Mother Abby was very good at the opera and hit all right notes. The costumes were amazing and at first I thought "how do they get their clothes changed so fast?".  I invited Daisy and Ella from our school to come and talk to the class about what it felt like to be in the Sound of Music.  They were able to answer my question.  There are lots of tricks that go on behind the scenes to make the show seamless.  I have always been obsessed with the story so it was like a dream come true to see the show.

by Claudia

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Sofia's swimming achievements

I went to my Interzones swimming. Before I went into the seating area I had a nice warm takeaway hot chocolate. Then I sat down on the cold concrete stairs. My goggles were getting foggy my arms were getting sweaty. I felt nervous when I heard the freestyle year 4 girls and boys I got to my feet and rushed to the line of fit swimmers. I heard the whistle and shot to the start I heard the buzzer buzz and there I was in the water shooting down the path of water. Cold liquid splashing in my face.

Scared that I am going to come last. Splashing water into the other lane grabbing the water and throwing it behind me thinking of all the support I have. Thinking that I am going to come first.

Then I see the finish and smash my hand to the solid damp brown lining. What place did I come? I looked at my mum she put her hand into the air and it came up as the character four. I grabbed the bump and pulled myself up into the moist air, I slipped through the red and white gate as I hugged my mum I heard a voice it was my dad saying ‘’ good work’’. Then I picked my towel and walked to my seat I was proud I was happy with all the support I had and happy with my achievements I had a great time.

by Sofia

Monday, 15 September 2014

Children's garden

On Friday 4 children from our class got to go to the Botanical Gardens to help build the Children's garden.  That was us!

We got cotton fabric and used rubber bands to makes shapes and then put them in natural dye.  This is called tie-dying.  We used beetroot, tumeric and spinach as our natural dyes.  The spinach did not turn out very green.  We also learnt about other fruits that you could also use to stain fabric like plums.

We all helped make a banner for the garden using flags.

With spades and forks we turned the ground over to expose the soil and then put fertilizer on it.  Using mallets we banged sticks into the ground to section it in half.  In total we made 4 gardens. One group made an arch way out of bamboo and string.  To make the fence we weaved flax through the sticks.

We planted lavender, sweet peas, beans, butter beans and calendula.  We had grown some of these plants from seed before in Room 10 and in Gardening Club.

There is still a lot of work to be done and this includes fundraising.  They have to raise 1.4 million dollars to open the garden.  We hope that we can continue to plant more plants and spend time in our garden.  We are going to invite the rest of our classmates to come join us.

By Fin, Oliver, Claudia and Guy

Friday, 12 September 2014

Book Trailers

In our class we are making book trailer. It is like movie trailer but for a book. First we see if anyone has read the same book. Then we choose if we want to make a poster, a video, puppet pals or a comic. If you don't know what puppet pals is it is a app where you can take a picture of the drawing you drew and then you choose a background or take a picture of one. After that you film your voice and move the puppets on the screen. Then we all sit in a circle and share our work. What a fun topic.

here are some of our book trailers:

Charlotte & Meredith

by Katie

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Skipping Reflection

Our class likes skipping. So Ms Stubbing decided to let us do skipping routines.

Then she timed 5 minutes and we had to try and skip non-stop for the 5 minutes.

Lots of us put double skip into them.

Our class has a big range of ability and not many of us can do the pretzel! Pretzel is when you put your left arm under your left leg and have the other end in your right hand and skip!

I found cross stitch the hardest. Because you skip one then cross over and then go back to the beginning.

I like to skip at lunch with my friends!

By Meredith

Writing outdoors

On Tuesday our class went outside on the astroturf to do some free writing. It was really refreshing outside because their was a cool breeze through the air and it was really quiet. Everyone wrote a really cool story.

Some people got an idea from a free writing card.  A free writing card has a picture on it and you will get an idea for your story from it.  They are really fun and will help you write an awesome story.

Everyone really enjoyed working outside on a nice spring day.

By Charlotte

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Our favourite fitness is skipping because it's a fantastic way to exercise.  Most of us are pretty confident at skipping.  There are lots of different types of skips:

  • Criss cross
  • Doubles
  • Pretzel
  • Bell
  • Skier
  • Partner skipping
  • Backwards
  • Run skipping
A lot of us like to challenge ourselves until we are very puffed!!!  Our next step is to learn how to skip in time with other people and make up a routine.  We are looking forward to getting better and better every day.

By Kirin and Fin

Swimming Sports

Today we went to swimming sports. Swimming sports all of the school racing against each other, these are the races:

Width freestyle
Width backstroke
25 metre freestyle 
25 metre backstroke
25 metre breaststroke
25 metre butterfly
50 metre freestyle
50 metre backstroke

Then there was relays. There was the year 5 and 6 relays girls and boys and the year 7 and 8 girls and boys. Some of the kids in our class got to be in these races too.

When some people in your team were racing you had to shout “GO GO!”

After all that racing we were all tired and luckily there was only 2 hours left of school. 

By Ruby