Reading Term 2


I think the moves in the hip hop routine were well thought of, and fitted well into the song that was playing in the background. My favourite Cha cha move was the train because it had a complex pattern of steps and movements. I enjoyed dancing hand to hand with a partner in the Cha cha. I was reluctant at first about doing the program, but after the first lesson, I couldn't disagree with myself more!

Book Review

       Book review

This book is a hilarious collection of far fetched, crazy, disgusting, evil, stupid and always RUDE stories set a fictitious version of Suburban Australia, told by young Andy, who is the BEST practical joker of all time… or so he thinks… Blocking his path are his parents, teachers and worst of all, his annoying older sister, Jen. With his dim-witted friend Danny, They leave a trail of destruction all over Australia…

The stories in this book range from pretending to be a robot then getting locked in the cupboard. to a lovely story about two boys deciding to have a day of fun with a fire hose…

Is this the right book for you? Take the SHOCKING TEST and find out.
Do you wish you could drive around in a monster truck crushing everybody and everything that gets in your way?
Do you love watching videos of people having painful accidents?
Do you do any – or all – of the following: touch electric fences, play with loaded mousetraps or put buttons up your nose?
Do you think stories about exploding pink butterflies are funny?
Do you ever laugh so hard that you feel like you're going to throw up all over yourself... and then you actually do?
SCORE: One point for each yes answer.
3-5: You are a shocking, shocking person! You will love this book.
1-2: You are quite shocking! You will love this book.
0: What a shocking score! You will love this book.
Rating: 5/5
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Just Shocking! Is a beautifully composed entry in the internationally loved Just! Series, Written by Andy Griffiths, the creator of the New York Times bestseller The day my butt went psycho! and illustrated by Terry Denton.

By Will

Term 2 moment in time: Power Surge's Wrath

The ride starts off slowly, but soon turns into a whirlwind of terror.

I hear bugs buzz past, like tiny zippers of the sky, blended in with ear piercing yelps of kids, adults and even a few elderly alike, all screaming about the POWER SURGE.

I can see snot flying out of a preschooler’s nose like yellow fire onto the unlucky rider behind him. I also see all of the terrified faces around me.  

I grab on tight to the cold, hard metal railing protecting me from flying away. My head is twirling like a spinning top. I feel the G-forces smash against my face, I can almost FEEL the flesh being ripped off my face. The pain is immense.

I smell vomit, LOTS of it. It nearly makes me throw up as well. I also smell body odour from the fat man sitting next to me.

I taste fresh air, and for a moment I enjoy the view, until I taste spew in my mouth.

I suddenly wonder how long it is until the ride stops, and if I’ll make it off alive…

Term 1 favourite piece of writing

WALT write a piece of moment in time writing

Our hearts pulsed like an earthquake, each a fire burning inside an unearthly shell. We were all faceless ghosts. We had no eyes. Only visors. We had no faces. Only helmets. We had no hands. Only gloves. We had no skin. Only suits. But inside each shell, there was a deathly amount of silence, and concentration. I tasted the sweet, summer rain, and smelled black gold. Our wings hummed, as if we were dragonflies. Finally the lights went out. We zipped away, as if we were cheetahs.


Further development of Mathematics Skills. E.g Division / Algorithms

Continually Practise on Mathletics in improvable areas

Ask Parents / Teachers for example Problems to solve

Practise at home

Actively participate in group activities

Student Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Start a club / group within yr 6 hub/ rm 2

Send out a notice to yr 6 hub using gmail

Talk about it w/ friends


Name art


Multicultural week


Last week was multicultural week. we learned about some influential countries of the world, such as China and Russia. we even mastered how to use chopsticks!

So What?

 An interesting fact I found out about Russia was that on an extremely cold day, temperatures can reach -71℃.

Now What?

I am going to further enhance my skills in Mandarin through our Chinese lessons.

Year 5 camp @ Woodend

Last week, on Tuesday We (the year 5's) left school for an overnight stay at Woodend camp. I bunked with my best friends Daniel and Blake. The following are a series of exciting things we were able to do.

Gaga dodgeball*



Shooting / Air rifles*

Go karts*

Some of us also had a massive game of spotlight ( Me and Daniel were spies, We had torches / headlamps, but we weren't in!) and we did NOT get found! (even though everyone knew we were spies!)

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 stars. ( I wasn't a fan of the climbing wall, also there were heaps of moths and spiders in our shower room.

*Description of activities are at 

Literacy week


This week was Literacy week. We did many things such as  An awesome all-week GOLDEN TICKET HUNT made by WILLY WONKA himself ! ( it was Mr. Rule dressing up, but I don't think the juniors knew that...), we had a visiting local Canterbury author called Seraya Nicholas come in! She read us a bit of her series, 'Starlight Stables'. (in case you were wondering, it's set in Australia.) 


My favourite part of literacy week was Dress up day on Thursday(I dressed as Harry Potter!)
I also enjoyed Stop, Drop and Write. because it was fun to create writing from pre-made sentences and pictures.

Athletics day!


On Wednesday, we had our Kauri athletics. We tried our very best to earn all the house points we could, and many of us succeeded triumphantly.

So What?

I am proud of my effort in shotput, as I was coming second for quite a long time before I was bettered by 2 other competitors.

Now What?

I am now going to improve my skills in high jump.



In vocab, we have been learning about idioms and their meanings.

So What?

We've been learning more advanced idioms, such as stubborn as a mule, I feel I  have a great understanding of these, and I am ready to delve into more.

Now what?

My next step is to add these idioms to my writing.
Word Study - Blog 1 term 3

I am learning to understand how words are formed using roots, prefixes and suffixes.

So What?
I have learned that words that have the root hydra- and aqua- mean water. For example hydrogen is an element which is partly made from water.

I have learned that words that have the root spect- mean look / see. For example, spectacle means 'something displayed for the public to see.'

Now what?

I feel that I have an excellent understanding of the root words aqua-, hydra-, and spect-.

Student led conference.


Last week, on Monday and Tuesday, we had our student led conferences. Therefore, school finished an hour early on both of those days.


The conferences, on the other hand, were short ten minute talks between the student, the parent(s) and the teacher. mine was at 6:45 Pm. We shared what we had learnt in reading, writing, maths, intergrated learning and CARE. We then shared our goals for those subjects. My mum and dad were very proud of mine. (Thanks mum :) (Thanks dad ;) also thanks to Mr Forman who helped me along the way. ;)


As tomorrow is the last day of term, everyone is getting ready for the holidays. Since room 24 is the BEST room ever we get a shared lunch ;)... HOOHAH  CHACHACHA!

Student led conference


Last Monday and Tuesday we had our SLC. We shared what we were proud of in reading, writing, intergrated learning, maths and CARE. We then shared what would happen after we had gotten good at it.


what I have improved on in SWIMMING


In swimming we are learning to be water safe. here are some skills I feel I have improved on.


-my treading of water because I went from 3 secs to 12 secs 
-my kicking- I can go half the length of the pool.
- my floating- I've discovered how to make a water recliner!


I would like to improve on my strokes.

what we learnt at life education


on Tuesday we went to the life ed truck. this is what we learnt while there.

so what?

firstly, the body needs 7 things to survive

> food-quite obvious, really
>liquid-to stay hydrated
>love-it's true!
>hygiene-so we don't die of disease
>exercise-to keep your body moving
>oxygen-or we'd suffocate
>sleep-so we can recharge

here's one of Harold's so-called 'catchy' songs. hence the lyrics... ' 

A lot of food from the ground, *pat* *pat*
a lot of food from the ground, *pat* *pat*

and some food from the animals, ^ ^ 
and some food from the animals, ^ ^

 a little bit of food from ingredients,
a little bit of food from ingredients,

my body doesn't want TOO much of that.

                                          one of Harold's 'creative' comedy sketches...

                                                                  fun food facts!  

now what?

next week we will learn about digestion!

art with mrs boston


on Tuesday when Mrs Boston was in class we read Maui and the sun and used it as inspiration for sun art! 

So what?

we drew our sun design using chalk on black paper  then used pastel to color in our sun.

Now what?

I would like to do sketches of boats cars and planes.

my reading goal


this is the book i am currently reading as part of my reading goal which is to be able to read for longer periods of time and retain meaning.

so what?

it's incredibly witty,with humor most kids would not understand. just flat out funny. 10\10.

now what?

my goal is also to read a variety of genre. this book is humor/adventure.the next genre i am going to read is graphic novels.

multicultural week!


2 weeks ago oaklands school had our awesome annual multicultural week where we celebrate all the AMAZING cultures oaklands are proud to have.                                                                                                                                      

so what?

OMG! I found out I have history from norway! on Tuesday we had a shared lunch. to show my british history, I bought in sausage rolls. so did Baxter. Dania bought in some delicious potato patties from pakistan, while Samuel bought Jeon(a kind of omelette from south korea).on wednesday my grandad came in to talk about his life. on thursday dania's mum and samuels mum came in. we got hennas from dania's mum. we also had a special assembly.I learnt about the pagan  tower,a 900 year old church in norway.and I also learnt that the national animal of norway is the elk.

now what?

 we are going to learn more about the cultures in room 24 this term, including healthy snacks.

The year 4 sleepover!!!

On Thursday 5 November there was a sleepover. Not just ANY sleepover but the year four sleepover!
It began at 5:30 pm when we started to set up bedding. Then at 6:15 we rushed to the hall to scoff our dinner YUM! We had fish and chips! In my group there was Oli Jasper Ye-young and William we
Told scary stories about man-eating teddy bears, minecraft and flying hot dog sticks.then we played 
Colours and foxes and hounds.then we had supper! Mm-mm...yummy! Then we played action auction 
Then finally, we went to bed and I couldn't get to sleep!!

I am learning to use ComicBook!

Made with "ComicBook!" iPad app

sending an email to my blog!

I have been learning to send an email to my blog!


last week I showed resilience because at choir in hallelujah we had to sing high while the other kids were singing low! so I stopped and listened then continued!