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Cereal Box…

For the last 3 weeks we have been writing a biography on a famous person between 1901-1960. I chose Nancy Wake. We then had to decorate a cereal box with things about our person. You can have a look at my cereal box and biography below.

My Biography…

I really enjoyed this project because we got to make lots of things with our hands. I feel like I’ve learnt a lot about the structure of a biography. Most of all I’ve learnt so much about Nancy Wake and what an amazing person she was.  Sometimes it was really frustrating because the internet wouldn’t work or I lost something. At the end though I was really proud of what I created. Next time I will screenshot good websites so if the internet isn’t working I can still take notes. I will also have a box where I can put all of my things so I don’t lose anything.

Do you still want to know more about Nancy Wake? How could I improve and what could I of done better? Please leave me a comment.

 

 

Building bridges…..brilliant

 

Do you know how to build bridges? Lauren’s Pa (John) does. He works on many types of bridges. He came into class to talk about the materials he uses and the way he puts them together.

I learnt that having strong piers helps strengthen the bridge and a brace between the piers makes it extra strong. I also learnt that having a deck is essential. I will use this information in my bridge building challenge.

Lighthouse Challenge

Seriously! Again! Mr Rogers! Annoying! Mr Rogers our teacher MADE us make a 1 metre tall lighthouse! Oh, and wait there’s more. We had to make it out of newspaper! With only 1 metre of masking tape and pass the stormy test!!!

Before we started to build we learnt about the first lighthouse ever built, the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria and 3D shapes that are strong.

Very very surprisingly we passed! Whooo!

On the next building challenge I will: use light, strong cylinders in triangles and make sure we plan better.