Thursday, 30 April 2015

Liquids

We've started considering solids and liquids in our science lessons:

There are these new words we don't need to remember:

• viscous = thick
• viscosity = thickness

Here's a really thick liquid that's taken 69 years to drip down:

Dodecagon

We looked at this dodecagon:
The question was, "What do you notice?"
You could write what you notice about the shape in the comments.

Here's Anabel making the shape from memory:

"Dog" poems

In S.F. Said and Dave McKean's magnificent book Varjak Paw, Varjak, a cat, is on a mission to get help from a dog. But he has no idea what a dog looks like, so he mistakes cars for dogs!

We wrote poems describing these "dogs" as Varjak saw them:
 By Anabel
Here's a gallery of our poems:

Can You Solve It?

Justus brought in a book Can You Solve These? with lots of tricky maths questions. Here's one:

We used an online tool to try it out. (link) We made this:

We think it will carry on forever.
We also think that there are twice as many triangles as squares.
That's strange! An infinite number of squares, but twice as many triangles.

Can you... click on the link, and continue the pattern?

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mr Skelly's talk

Today Mr Skelly came and talked to us about his job in sales and marketing for Airbus.
We had so many questions for him!
And he knew so many answers! What an interesting talk!
Here are lots of our questions:

Squares and Triangles

Today in maths we did something really simple: we made a picture with twice as many triangles as squares. Like Noah's street:
and Annie's cat:

and Justus' 3-leaf clover:

Here's a slide show:

Here are some of them put on a graph:
What do you notice?
Here are two charts made on paper:

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Scaling up

We looked at this:
 What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Here are some things children in Year 4 noticed:
 This is what Rod drew
Then we made some scaled up shapes ourselves. Gabby made a great sequence:
And we had lots of others (sometimes it went wrong the first time, an we had to re-do it):

Here's a slideshow. We've kept in some great ones that however aren't scaling up quite right.

Malaysia

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So about the country I decried to do Malaysia because its full of fun and even games.

First I am going to show you the Malaysia flag:

We celebrate culture tourism day that's on 16th September, that's where we celebrate 1 Malaysia day and were people dance and shoot fireworks and is my favourite thing to do.

And we also celebrate "Hari Raya" and we give money to the people that do fasting for the kids every June and July.

And next I'm  going to show you the big kites called Wau of Malaysia - it is really important.

These are not just a kites - it is a different shapes and full of decoration and people also made the kites.

And I am going to how show you a old traditional game that Malaysia people played:
This is called "Congkak"and it made with wood and we played along time ago and now I have played this game at Malaysia and it plays with seeds, rocks and marbles and it has different shapes.

It was really interesting that I told about Malaysia even I enjoy writing and reading back.

Monday, 27 April 2015

New York City

I have always wanted to go to NYC.

Did you know that in New York there is a river called the Hudson river that meets the Atlantic ocean? This is what it looks like.

The tallest building in New York is The One World trade center, which is 1,776 feet (541 m).

I find New York very interesting, and that`s why I would really like to go there.

That means, if I go to New York, I can visit other places in America. For example:
The grand canyon
Yellow stone national park
Walt Disney world
Statue of Liberty
Niagara falls
and the white house.

Aurora Borealis

I would love to see the Aurora Borealis.  It is an amazing, natural display where mysterious, multi-coloured lights appear; twisting and turning in the night sky.
Perhaps you have already seen it?  It is sometimes called the Northern Lights because it appears in the Arctic - which is in the north.  People further south have been lucky enough to see them too.

Here is a photo taken in Cumbria
(which is in the UK).

The lights are formed from fast-moving, electrically charged particles that come from the sun. These are driven towards the poles by the Earth’s magnetic field – their varying colours are a result of the different gases in the upper atmosphere.  They hang above the planet in an oval-shaped halo in the northern hemisphere.

The best places to go and see the Aurora Borealis are from the snowy wilds of Canada and Alaska but Iceland or northern Scandinavia (Lapland) are also good viewing spots.

Here it is possible to see the lights from late September to early April.

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India

With our new topic of airports, we're thinking about places in the world we'd like to go to.
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There are lots of places in the world I'd like visit. But here's one I found out about a few days ago.

It's one of the national parks for tigers set up in India, where you can go and see them. There is less and less space for tigers to live in - and less and less tigers too, so these parks are very important!

Apparently, there are also 10th-century shrines and hand-carved  caves within tropical forests, steep rocky hills and valleys. I've read that it's one of India's most beautiful parks. I really like wild places, so it sounds fascinating to me!
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As I've never been to India, visiting here would give me the chance to visit other places too!

I've now learnt, from Cristina, how to get a map of my flights to India, using the Great Circle Mapper site:
 That's Toulouse (Blagnac) to Frankfurt and then to Delhi

Sunday, 26 April 2015

My model Blagnac airport

An airport is a place where planes arrive or depart.  People go to board a plane or enter into a city by plane.

Every major city has an airport.  The busiest airport in the world is in Geneva, Switzerland, in Wikipedia.  Other busy airports are Atlanta in USA, Dubai, Hong Kong, Chicago, and London.

Airports also have,
- Airlines (Lufthansa, Easy jet and Emirate etc)
- Banks
- Shops
Etc

During my holidays me and my father built a small model airport as a holiday project.

We bought,
-1 Canvas drawing board
-A few toy cars
And some other things.

We also used some things in our home like,
-Some used tissue boxes
-A toy plane
-A kitchen roll inside
-A broken helicopter
Etc

After that we drew a design of the Airport on the drawing board, we painted the roads, car parks, run-way, and then stuck the above things on the board with glue.   We put the kitchen roll as a control tower and stuck the helicopter wings as a radar scanner.

We printed the Blagnac airport logo and stuck on the boxes.  Now my small Blagnac airport model was finished.

I enjoyed making our airport model!!!!!!!!

Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci was born on the 15th of April 1452.

He died on May the 2nd 1519.

He was great artist and did paintings such as:
• Mona Lisa
• The Last Supper
• The Vitruvian Man
However, he was not only an artist. He was a very talented man and was also a
• sculptor
• architect
• musician
• mathematician
• engineer
• inventor
• anatomist
• geologist
• cartographer
• botanist
• writer
He must have been extremely busy!

This holiday, at centre de loisirs, I painted a funny picture of the Mona Lisa:

Saturday, 25 April 2015

My super holidays!!!

I've spent my Spring Holidays in Plaisance du Touch and most of the time I've stayed at the Centre de Loisirs. I had a great time and did lots of activities with my french friends (Alicia and Lina).
These are my favorite things from the past two weeks:

A) Scooby doos bracelets and belts and a little helicopter

I have made some funny pictures with them:

B) key-chains made out of plastic: a  tortoise ,a shark and zizie (Titeuf's baby sister)

C) Wire jewelry: a necklace, a bracelet, and two rings

D) I've learned lots of things about the middle age.

Did you know that  a person in order to become a knight had to do really hard things?. Like for example, at the age of four, they begun to write, read, and learnt history every day of the year . At seven  a.m.they left the palace and learnt to clean in another palace .At fourteen years old they learnt how to become a knight....

This is the Coat of arms from the castle we visited, where I learnt that  women saved the city of Toulouse by using a catapult.

They had knifes and spoons but they didn't have  forks yet.

E) in my free time I wanted to practice my graffiti

We even had time to go to the movies, we saw "Cendrillon" and "pourquoi j'ai pas mange mon pere". and we went on a picnic............It was amazing.