Friday, June 24, 2011

Homework or no homework

Homework or no Homework.
Homework is an extremely good idea. It may help to benefit us in our learning. Having homework is like learning but at home. It may help us achieve our tests and make it to national norm.Therefore we should receive homework on a regular basis.

Secondly some people think that homework is not essential nor necessary. I for one,think its very beneficial for our learning. we all know the quote ‘practise makes perfect’. Doesn't it? One student has progressed successfully doing homework. That person agrees that homework should be always part of our after school routine. Would you mind if your child lost a few brain cells a day? Well even though 40 minutes of watching TV can damage 1 brain cell. According to a book a read on how our body works.

Us children should receive homework frequently help us practise more often. It may also increase our knowledge of more necessary things rather than noneducational things.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sinking and Floating

In room 7 we are starting a new topic: buoyancy and it has to do with sinking and floating.
My definition of Sinking and Floating:
Sinking- Sinking is when something submerges to the bottom of the ocean.  Floating- Floating is when something stays afloat on water.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Maths Reflection

During maths this week I learnt an easier strategy to multiply big numbers using 2s 5s and 10s timetables.
e.g. instead of 9x6 I just need to add a one to the 9 and that makes 10. 10x6=60, but thats not the real equation. So I need to take away 6 away from the 60 so that makes 54.

I also learnt different types of measurement and what they are used for and how many of different types of measurement are in them.

e.g. 10mm=1cm 100cm=1m 1000m=1km

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


In Room 7 during Religious Education, we were learning about Pentecost. Pentecost is the time when the Holy Spirit descended and came upon the apostles for it was promised by Jesus before he ascended into heaven.
This my title page at the beginning of the Pentecost Strand. I drew a large flame symbolizing when the Holy Spirit that came upon the disciples.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Year 8s spent two days at St Francis Retreat Centre.
It was an emotional experience especially when we each lit a candle. I lit a candle for my mother. After that we all gathered together. Br Phillip led us to the meeting room.
During the time we spent at retreat we did activities like last card and find a matching leaf. The most confusing one was the treasure hunt. My group came second because we all had a chance to lead. Our treasure was a basket of fruit, it symbolises nourishment and health.

My favourite activity was building the arc. Jessica and I used up all the sellotape. Ours was the most prettiest because it didn't show any cardboard. It was a true blessing to get to know Jessica and see how it is like to work with her.
Reflection time was a sacred time for me. It made see the qualities of a leader