Charlie and the chocolate factory- Book V Film (Jonny Depp)

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Today we had to find a website that has reasons that would support our argumenmt about why the movie or book was better. We have to give three reasons why we think that. Here are my three reasons why I think the book is better:

-It doesn’t really follow the story line and doesn’t include some of the story

-The characters are very different to in the book and they don’t have the same ‘friendships’

-How Charlie gets the ticket is the opposite way in the book









Paper stars

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Today we had to go onto this website and try to make as many of the stars on the table as we can. A star is a polygram, the definition of a Polygram is: A figure consisting of many lines. The definition of a polygon is: A plane figure with at least three straight lines and angles. These are some of the stars that I drew using a mathomat:


Paper Planes- Movie or Book

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I have watched paper planes but I haven’t read the book.

paper plane movie

This is what I thought the movie was about from the front cover:

-About friends who make paper planes

-The main character is very focused on the paper plane

-They look determined

-They look about 12yrs old

-The kids look like they are interested in paper planes

paper planes book

This is what I thought the book was about using the front cover:

-About a boy who enjoys making paper planes

-He is determined to make his paper plane fly well

-He is a school kid

-Intrigued and determined

We also watched the trailer and this is what I noticed:

-The movie is set in Australia

-He goes to Tokyo, Japan

-He is a single child

-He lives in a single parent family

-His grandad brakes laws

-He is really good at making paper planes

-The movie is funny but dramatic at the same time

-About friendship

-He meats friends


Book VS Film The Lorax

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I think that the book is better than the movie because, it’s what the author Dr Seuss imagined and you can have an idea of what a character looks like yourself.

Some of the reasons why I think that the book is better:

  • It rhymes
  • It has lots of descriptive words
  • It talks about the characters
  • The illustrations tell a lot of the story-pictures tell a thousand words

The book is far better because the movie has lots of unnecessary information and it doesn’t follow the story line of Dr Seuss’s book.


What do you think?

The night they stormed Eureka-Jackie French

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Our class novel for this term was The night they stormed Eureka by Jackie French. We read this book because we were learning about the gold rush and the federation of Australia. I thought this book was boring because it described every thing in to much detail. Here is a table of pros and cons about the book:

The night they stormed Eureka
Pros Cons
The characters talk like they would have talked then It might not be historically correct
Based on what we were learning It was over explained and described
Has events that actually happened How did Sam go back in time
It is well explained Boring
It was too focussed on the Puddleham’s instead of the Eureka stockade




Hi everybody,

Today we made 3 dimensional shapes on the internet and then made them with multi cubes. My shape that I made was an eye. Our online website that we used was Here is the picture and design of my multi cube eye:

My multi cube design

My multi cube design

My multi cube model

My multi cube model





Our 1850s hut!!

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On Tuesday 6B made an 1850s hut out of cardboard, because we had just been to Sovereign Hill for camp. At Sovereign Hill we spent a lot of time wandering around and seeing what life was like at Ballarat in the 1850s. While wandering around we saw the different levels of housing, most people had tents or huts (if they were lucky) and a handful of people had small houses. In our hut we have a bed, fire table and a working windless. The Hut length is 2.16m and 1.58m in width. The highest point of the hut is 1.84m and the volume is 2 cubic metres. Everybody had a set task that they had to do, Frances and I made a table and a mantle piece. Our grade had so much fun working on the cardboard hut.

Here are some photos of our hut:




My Sovereign Hill character

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This month we are going on a camp to Sovereign Hill camp for 3 days and we have to make a character profile for our selves and right a letter in copperplate writing. Here is my character profile:

Name: Tyra
Age: 11
D.O.B 8 of September 1841
Town I come from: Birr
Country: Ireland
Mother’s name: Narelle
Mother’s occupation: Dress maker
Father’s name: Philip
Father’s occupation Black smith
Siblings: Keela (3), Tyreece (13), Patrick (15)- 2 died, Cailin (9) and Fintan (4)
Character family relations: 6 cousins, Aunt and Uncle-3 cousins died
Hobbies: Sewing, skipping, singing
Ambitions: To cook for a fine establishment and in my free time make dresses
Opinionated: Very opinionated and sure of opinion
Eye colour: Green
Hair colour: Blonde
Height: 144cm
Weight: 38kg approx.
Adventures: Very
Sneaky: Yes
Creative: Yes
Curious: Very
Determined: Very

Solar Boats 2015

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Over the past week the grade 6s have been working on designing a solar boat. Today we had to create a smaller version of our boat design. We then had to test our boat for alignment, balance, speed, flotation, symmetry and the creativity of our design. Here is my test results:

test results



My test hull:

my hull

Mem Fox

Hi everybody,

mem fox

My favourite story book author is Mem Fox. Some of Mem Fox’s books are:

  • Possum magic
  • The magic hat
  • Shoes from grandpa

I think Mem Fox’s books are a great read and each book has a unique message. I love Mem Fox’s stories because they have great descriptive words and have great messages. When I was little I used to love reading Mem Fox’s books. My favourite Mem Fox books are The magic hat and Possum magic.


About Mem Fox:

Mem fox moved to Africa with her parents at 6 months of age. Mem Fox learnt to write  by drawing letters in the red dirt of Africa. Mem Fox’s  whole class were Africans including her close friends. The authorities found out that she was at a African school and told her parents that it was against the law, so they sent her to a white school.


What is your favourite Mem Fox book?