Sunbury Solar Boats Raceday

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On Thursday we had a solar boats raceday at Sunbury Primary. Our boat went very well, instead of writing a giant paragraph here is a thinking hats reflection.

What was your favourite part?

Funny Sayings With Smart Meanings.

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Some old fashioned sayings are hard to understand, as we all know. At camp we heard a lot of those. I’m going to dig deep and show you a meaning of one saying we heard at camp then a saying Confucius said.

Sovereign Hill Quote
“All that glitters is not gold.” Some people think it means gold is more valuable than anything. It actually means if someone looks good on the outside they might be bad on the inside. Everyone encounters someone like that in their life and it’s okay because you’re not the only one. If you can be nice you’ll always be gold even if you don’t glitter.

Other Quote
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.” Some people think this means when you fall you need to get up. It actually means we all will fail at some point or another. But true failure is only when we fail to get up. It also means you have to build a bridge and get over it.

Confucius From

Confucius From

Poems and Pictures Of Soverign Hill Camp

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Here is a bit of the Faires by William Allingham which we learnt! For the whole poem go to

The Faires

by William Allingham

UP the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting
For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl’s feather!

Now here are some pictures of us at camp:


Eureka!!! We went to Ballarat!!!

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I just got back from camp at Soverign Hill and I am exhausted! It was 3 days and two nights, but it was fun although it was exhausting. On day one we did costume school, day two we had costume school and Blood On The Southern Cross light and sound show and day three we had free time and went home. Here is my hats reflection:

Solar Boats… Race Day!

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It’s Raceday and we will probably not win the whole thing but, here are some memories:

Here is a video of a race that we won:IMG_4840

Here is the top 10 test and race times:image

I made a word cloud about Solar Boats and words related to it:

My owned cloud on Solar Boats and words related to it

My word cloud on Solar Boats and words related to it

And here is a reflection wheel on race day:

My reflection wheel

My reflection wheel

In the end we won 3 races, how many races did you win?

Super Solar Boats #4

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Last week!!! 🙁

We’re almost done and I’m really really sad, it’s time to look back on everything.

Week 1: We got assigned our groups and made our test hulls.

Week 2: We started our poster, circuit and race hull.

Week 3: We worked hard and got everything close to finished.

Week 4: Today’s Raceday and everyone’s ready to go!

Sea Ya for the win!!!! 🙂

9 times 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12…

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Here is my hot tip to learn your nine times tables, times the number you’re times by nine by ten then minus what the number you are multiplying by nine. Example: 5×9=(5×10=50, 50-5=45) the answer is 45.

In life you would need your nine times tables to:

  • Buy stuff (something is $9 and you want to buy 3 of them it cost $27)
  • Work out the area of a building

Any more scenarios you would need them in?

Super Solar Boats! #3

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It’s week 3 and it’s almost the end of the journey! Next week we’re finished!!! So I’m going to write top 3 hints for me to be part of a successful
1.Communication, be careful about the way and how you say it. If you say it without a good tone someone could take it the wrong way and get really upset!
2. Organisation, be organised when working in a group, don’t forget anything and know what you’re going to do.
3. Positive, if you’re positive your work 100% better and also if you don’t show up with a positive attitude you won’t get anything done!
Hope you like the COP strategy and use it whenever you work in a group and work well and have fun!!!image

Independent Maths: 2016: 8 times tables

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Sup Bloggers,

Today we started independent maths for 2016 and we had to do times tables. I decided to get quicker with eights because I am accurate with them but not fast enough. I made flash cards, colour coded each number, wrote them down and did a pre test and a post test on times table me.

As you know I did a pre-test, post test, made flash cards, colour coded the numbers and wrote the eights down. Why did it help me? Colour coding each answer helped me because if it’s in the rainbow I think purple is the last so the last answer in the 8’s is 96. I made flash cards and wrote them down to help be go rapid fire.

I learnt that if you repeat it you will remember it more, you can learn it more than once and it’s never to late to learn a times table.

The most challenging part of the lesson was when I did the pre test because I could she the clock and it stressed me out.

What was your goal?