Scratch Programming

We are going to create our own water themed interactive game using Scratch.  Before we can begin creating our game, we will investigate what we need to do by ‘decomposing’ the finished article.  In order to do this we need to think about the different sprites and backgrounds that we will be using and then creating algorithms to make the different elements interact.

Go to Mr Foster’s boat game to discover what you will be creating.

Cleaning water

Last half term we did an activity, where we had to clean some water which was supposed to be river water, in groups of about 6. We used a funnel, filter paper, a sieve, a pipette, a scoop and a few tubes to store the water in. We also had to name our water companies, mine was called Crystal clear and we had a competition, who’s was the cleanest and we came second! The winning group was called Gates water. I felt happy for them and I thought they deserved it. Second is good enough for me!

Water Topic

I really enjoyed the water topic last term.We went on 2 really enjoyable school trips.The first one was to Horton Kirby and the second one was to The Horniman museum. The sea creatures there were amazing! The thing I found most enjoyable was sketching of the sea creatures, it was great! The animals were incredible,some of them didn’t even move, but others couldn’t stop moving! The fishes were very colourful and different to each others patterns. We used different type pencils for different things.

Our water topic

I really enjoyed our water topic last term as gave us the privilege to go on amazing educational visits like the aquarium in the Horniman museum. I enjoyed the sketching of the fish because it required loads of concentration and we were all silent. Almost! we used 2B, HB and 4B pencils. 2B pencils are softer than HB but they are harder than 4B. we went around the aquarium a couple of times, sketching a fish every so often.



River study.

We have been doing a river study, where we chose a famous river we wanted to learn about (there were a few choices) and had to find out the key facts about it. We didn’t finish because I think this project will be going on for quite a long time. The river I chose to do was the Amazon river in Brazil, and I wanted to do that river as I have read a book called Journey to the River sea (a name that the Amazon river is also called) and that book was very interesting, so that was my influence for choosing the Amazon river. I look forward to the rest of this project!

Cleaning Horrible Water!

During October our teacher gave us an impossible task to clean dirty water. Our task was to pick a name for the company and clean the water,the reason i thought it was impossible was because it had

  • rocks
  • dirt
  • soil
  • and sand

we decided to call our call our company Great Water but it wasn’t so great, we came in fifth place out of fifth, and our teacher spelled it Grate Water.

Taking over the blog!

This week we have been learning all about blogging so that we can take over the class blogs and share all about our learning.

So what is blogging?  Watch this video to understand what we are going to do and why.

But how do we do it?  Mr Foster has been in and helped us learn how to blog but this video will help us if we forget the basics.