Japan Tsunami

Hi Everyone!

This week I want to show you my news report. I know- what? Well this term in year 6 Unit of Inquiry we have been studying the topic “sharing the planet” .

 

This involved studying the earth and making models of the earth, also learning about how changing the earths surface disrupts living things. Afterwards we learned that in ICT we would be: studying a peticular earthquake, tsunami or earthquake eruption  that has occoured in any country, making a script for a news report using the information you have gathered and then recording yourself using Imovie with a greenscreen behind to create a news report! It was a very interesting experience. Here is my news report:

 

 

-Charlotte

 

 

The masterpiece of appreciation

Hello world!

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“Every artist was first an amateure”

But this expertise creator isn’t much of an amateure are they? And before you ask, no I did not create this masterpiece in the preview picture. This piece was created by Josh H in year 6 who is from a neighboring school. His artwork was a part of the travelling art show that came by my school and I chose it as my favourite one. Why you ask? Well here are some reasons:

1) What materials have been used to make the artwork?

 

I am not 100% sure if there were some “Behind the scenes” materials behind this artwork but I am pretty sure these are most of the materials: the “canvas” was an A4 piece of paper, there were many water colours: mauve purple, grey, different shades of blue, natural greens and a little bit of orange, they are all very mild, and the outlines of the leaves were created by oil pastels.

 

2) What techniques have been used to create the artwork?

 

There were many techniques that showed within this artwork but the most outstanding ones were; beautiful watercolor painting, strokes, and clouds, realistic leaf sketching and outlining, and most importantly the right  setting of the right mix of colours.

 

3) What do you like about it?

 

I like how it resembles and reminds me of so many different things like majestic gumtrees, leaves swaying gently in the breeze, a natural bonfire scent, and the feel of climbing up the gumtree that the branch of leaves belong to.

 

-Charlotte

Skate of Art…

Hello World!
recently in year 6 we have been learning about social problems and big events, so for art we made “social skateboards”. I know- WHAT? Basically everyone in year six got a skateboard canvas which was a once in a life time opportunity and we learned about street art, different fonts and social comments. On our skate boards we got to design a picture, pattern, writing or other things on our skateboards using paint, sharpies pencils, pastels, glitter and more and more to create our masterpieces, or “Skate of arts”.

My Skateboard

Memories skateboard

My social comment is that as you can kind of see in my skateboard: So many people have made memories, memorable things; say history, and all these famous quotes from people that have made history and the single words on my skateboard like change, history & stand- so many people and events have made history so, so can YOU. I chose these quotes especially because they mean change, difference or represent something. Like the quote “I have a dream” by Martin Luther King, or Malala’s story, and even the “there was never a good war or a bad peace” which represents terrible wars. Here are a two quotes that I can explain on my skateboard.

1) My first quote is “I have a dream” which you probably know. This quote is by Martin Luther King and the full quote is “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.” This quote is all about the fact of BLACK and WHITE racism, which means people judge by the colour of ones skin instead of their personality. This issue has by far gone down from what it used to be, but some are still judged by that. This quote resembles all the speeches, stands and history of Black and White racism.

 

2) My second quote is “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. “. This quote was stated by Malala Yousafazi  in her famous  speech at the Youth Takeover of the United Nations. This quote is all about education.  Malala has a big history, she believed in education and fought for the right of girls education. The Taliban shot her in the head aiming to silence her because she was disrupting their plans. She was okay afterwards and still fought for what she believed in, even stronger. Her story became world wide and she helped bring the rights of girls education. This quote resembles Malala’s story, and more importantly the right of education.

 

I hope you readers have learnt something from my social comment skateboard (skate of art), because I definitely have.

 

-Charlotte

Song of the Month

Hi Readers!

Today I am doing a post of the new… Song of the Month! Although- it isn’t that surprising considering the title “song of the month” but whatever. As you may know last month I started song of the month, where each month I post a song of the month with a little bit of info about it, who it is by, some cool pictures of either the music video, artist or song making and of course the music video.

 

Why I chose this song

Before I tell you guys what it is I want to try and make you guess. So I chose this song because:

1) The music video is AMAZING! The artistic looks and the way they make the people look is so dramatic while fun, sophisticated and harsh.

2) I love the voice of the singer. He sounds so much like he has been threw what is in the lyrics and very, very dramatic. Also the voice of the other singer is a really clever duet: the way they fight through the music and still sound so amazing while sad.

3) The tune and beat of the song changes you. The way they take you to another place and sounds so normal while so abnormal.

 

Some more clues

Sorry but I love messing with you readers. Here are some facts about the song that will most likely give it away.

  • This song is by Gotye
  • It has won over 15 awards including 2 grammy awards
  • The song features the artist Kimbra
  • This song is very well known

 

Revealing

Well now it is pretty obvious but the song is…

Somebody that I used to know!

 

Yay! Here is the music video and some pictures of the song in different ways:

 

 

Hope you readers enjoyed the post,

 

-Charlotte

Behind the Scenes (Chapter 6)

Hello Readers,

This is my final chapter: 6 of my choose your own adventure book. If you have not read my book before: my book “BEHIND THE SCENES” is about a 12 year old girl named Mabel who has lived at the Lepary hills underground headquarters ever since she can remember. And yes- you guessed it- she is an agent at the L.H.S.O (Lepary hills spy organisation). She is strong, smart and skilful in every area of the spy training system there is.

In my last chapter: Uncovering the truth, Mabel got an unexpected note from Haley saying she knew everything and all about Daniel, her adoptive father and that Rob had been microchipped to find Mabel and stop her, even though he was just her handler; who knows what he could do?

You readers voted mostly on Mabel saving Haley herself straight away, even though Rob could be dangerous and who knows what this smuggler could do. Here is my final chapter of Behind the Scenes:

 

Chapter 6:

A new beginning

 

Mabel finally decided to pluck up the courage to save Haley herself. She knew although,  this was the most dangerous and risky choice- but Haley needed her. She also realised that she had no defence or tech gadgets apart from a memory eraser and a laser pen. She looked up photos of where Haley was held the non- spy way, through a real-estate website and decided to draw a blueprint of the house. She found out that if she found Rob first and managed to de-chip him she could trick Daniel into getting out of the house so she could save Haley. Mabel thought that the way to do this was to send her tracker to the L.H.S.O so Rob would go there and if she could send to the L.H.S.O a message explaining Rob then they could easily “handle” him. Soon that was managed using the secret L.H.S.O SOS site and sending the message with a school computer. This is an unstable copy of the blueprint:

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Mabel had a plan, a pen and a perfume (fake of course- memory erasing spray) could she pull this off?

She ran straight to the house and found that Daniel was, thank goodness not there. She went down to the basement and then began. The first thing Mabel did was lock all the doors into the house, then used her laser pen to laser a hole in the roof of bedroom one, she wanted to be able to get Daniel to climb into the hole in the roof of bedroom 1, go through the Bedroom 1, the sitting room, bedroom 2, the stairs, bedroom 3, the kitchen, down to the basement and get played so hard that eventually after a little help with her fighting skills and Haley she could knock him out enough to take him to jail without him waking up. Now the fun was about to begin.

 

 

Daniel had by this time worked out he had been locked out, but with his tracker he worked out that Haley was still in the basement. He knew that of course it must have been Mabel that had done this but wasn’t worried because; unfortunately he had a knife, a taser, a bottle of his famous Pupley’s soda,  and a short term knock out gun with him. He took less than Mabel thought to work out the hole in the roof because the part of the roof that Mabel had taken out was in sight. He climbed up the house and jumped into the hole.

 

Phase 1

Daniel was met with an unpleasant fall into the hole and blacked out for a minute. When he woke up his knife was gone! Mabel had impressed him but he wasn’t scared yet. He found although why he had knocked out- he had landed on an unstable chair that was stringed so when he jumped on it, it fell giving him an acing knockout.  Daniel then stepped into the sitting room but stopped and brought out some flour! Mabel knew exactly what he was doing though. He blew the flour out of his hand and homemade laser beams were all set up around the room, Mabel was upset that he could tell- this was a high level spy emergency security trick; it was not although that hard to set up. All you had to do was set your laser pen to stay on and put small mirrors that deflect off each other around the room. Daniel said with an evil grin “Well Mabel, if you had gone back to the organisation you would have at least saved your pathetic life.” With that he got out his knock-out gun and shot all the small mirrors into tiny shards that fell to the ground, then he shot the pen which broke. “Nice try!” he added.

 

Phase 2

He started heading for the next room, but as he went in the door shut and the lights switched off. He saw electric blue eyes and then their owner said “What is it good for” and then the eyes disappeared, glass smashed and the lights switched on.  Daniel cursed and shouted as he found his famous soda had been smashed on the ground- but the liquid was no where to be seen! Mabel must have taken a sample and then she could prove he was guilty. He was red with anger. But then he realised he could get rid of the evidence and take care of Mabel. He raced through the kitchen shooting anything in his path that looked like a setup, he wasn’t fooled this time. Suddenly his gun ran out, he cursed and shouted again but then came into the basement.

 

Phase 3

Haley was exactly as he had left her; tied up in a chair with tape over her mouth. Then the electric blue eyes shone in the corner. “Finally, you come to an end.” He spat. But Mabel managed to word is anger by saying ” I see you’ve lost your knife, gun and- oh is this sample of Pupley’s soda yours?”. That got him going. There was a great fight of spin kicks, floors, straight punches, side kicks and more and more. Finally as Daniel was aiming for a low kick Mabel spinned him to the ground an he was once again knocked out. As Daniel was slowly waking up, Haley had been un roped and she said to him in a gentle voice “Good night, Dad.” And with that Mabel hit him in the neck in a special spot so he went right to sleep.

 

After this Daniel was locked up and Haley joined Mabel and became an agent. All was well at this stage so without further or due I would like to say:

 

THE END   Sorry, my mistake this wasn’t an end. This was a new beginning…

 

-Charlotte