My LAST 3 Way Conference!

Here’s my script!

Thank you so much Mum/Dad for coming today as this will be the LAST yes the LAST 3 way conference I will do ever! But in a couple of years you’ll have more to do with Jack! You might find this boring but you better be listening since this is the last conference I’ll do at primary school. Today I’ll be sharing my work that I have completed so far this year which includes my learning in reading, maths and inquiry. So far year six has been a blast. My favourite parts have probably going on camp and looking after Macy buddy! Now, let’s get onto reading.
This semester, our class novel was ‘The Night They Stormed Eureka’ This book was about a girl called Sam who didn’t have a nice family and then accidentally travelled back in time to the gold rush in the 1850’s. She then stays with the Puddlehams who treat her like their own daughter. All sorts of trouble happens on the gold fields but soon Sam goes back to her time. For this we did a character map and wrote down differences from our time to the 1850’s for things like clothing and shelter. This was so we could see the differences between that era and ours and so we could record who the characters were throughout the book. This helped me keep track of who was in the book so far and what we would’ve had to use if I was in the 1850’s. Here’s my book with my work.

For writing I will show you my sovereign hill letter that I wrote. Before we went on camp we had to write a letter to our teacher at sovereign hill. We had to come up with a character from the gold rush and write a letter to the teacher as if we were them. I just kept my own first and last name to make it easier to remember. We had to then come up with a storyline for how we got to Ballarat, what the journey was like and what our parents and siblings did. Because I’m left handed I also had to come up with an excuse for why I was writing with my left hand. Mine was that when we were riding over on a horse a fell off and broke my wrist. After we drafted our letter we then printed it off in a copperplate font and traced it. Mine wasn’t the neatest but I could still read it. They were then sent to sovereign hill. Here’s my draft letter that I wrote…. It took me a while to write it because it was really hard to think of something that would’ve of happened in the 1850’s and I couldn’t trace the writing because it was really curly! Why don’t you have a shot! ABC

In maths we did solar Boats. I was in a group with Jayde Fintan and Alby. We called our boat, The Evan Seas. We named our boat in honour our favourite little magnet, Evan. Please let us have a minutes silence as Evan is no longer among us…. Alright back on track. During solar Boats we had to first make our own little Boats to try each to figure out which had the best alignment, balance and speed. Two of our Boats were good in different things so we made a boat with crossed with both boats. We had good alignment and speed, well after we did the boat around three times. It was hard for me because each time I had to draw the boat with different dimensions so it wouldn’t snap or be too heavy. It was fun on the race day when my team had the fastest time for a while and then got overtaken by another team. It kept going on until we were only four hundredths of a second slower than them. But in the end we got the best boat award because we were the only boat to race in every race. Yay us! I found it hard to wire a circuit and not only that but make it work with a switch! But now I can wire a circuit with not as many struggles! Have a look at my boat!

In inquiry the project that standed out the most to me was doing our energy project. My subject was on wind energy so things like wind turbines and how wind energy helps us. We had to make a short video that included things like what wind energy is. Where it can be found, why we need it and a couple of facts that don’t fit into those subjects. I learnt a lot of information about how wind energy could help us slow down global warming and pollution. Some things were really weird and interesting like wind turbines only spin if there’s wind and if it isn’t too strong! Or when Tony Abbott was the Prime Minister he said he hated wind turbines and they looked ugly! In our video we had to also put in a bibliography. I find it hard doing bibliographies because when I find information I write it down and forget where I find it! Before you see the first bit if my video answer this question: How much percentage is Australia’s energy made up of wind….. The answer is…. you’ll find out in the video!

Thank you so much for coming tonight as it means a lot to me. This is the last three way conference I will do in primary school which is good but if you’re bit sad let me say this! You have to listen to Jack’s conferences in a couple of years!
Thanks again for coming tonight!

Betty Cuthbert

Here are some links to where I got my information from.

http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/betty-cuthbert-7180.php

http://corporate.olympics.com.au/athlete/betty-cuthbert

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Cuthbert

 

Independent Maths Goal

A maths session had us thinking about our individual maths goal. Mine is to work on my problem solving. Since I’m in the maths Olympiad I thought it would be a good idea to practice and get better at it. I’ll practice it by doing a practice sheet and using some apps like Brilliant.

Brilliant

https://appsto.re/au/upgC2.i

Reflective thinking

Here’s a Link to a website about reflective thinking.

QUESTIONS

What is reflecting? Reflecting is when you think deeply about something.

Why do we do it: we do it because it helps us learn from our mistakes and so we know what we did and didn’t do.

How do we do it? What tools can we use: We can do it by writing them out on paper, on an iPad or just think about them in our minds.

How does it help our learning?  If we reflect on our learning we will know what we should do next time and it will help us.

I didn’t find these answers off a website I came up with them myself. If you have your own answer feel free to leave them as a comment.