In year 6 inquiry we are doing a topic on our town through time. This means creating a documentary film that has Geelong’s history. But in Geelong there is so much history so we were asked to choose one topic on what we would like to create our documentary on. I have chosen to do surf history. But for the main topic in my documentary is going to be Rip curls surf history.

Here is some things that I have found out about Rip curls surf history.

Two friends in march 1969Doug Wabrick and Brain singer were walking down Gilbert street in Torquay. Then Doug asked Brian if he would like to make surf boards. This was how Rip curl was made.

At first they were making surfboards in an old garage that looked like this

This Garage was at 35 Great Ocean road near Jan Juc. In April 1969 the first surfboards were made.

They kept going through winter as they had enough work to get done. In November the same year they decided they needed a better place to build there surfboards. They went on to find the old Torquay bakery at 5 Boston road. They found out that they only had to pay 1$10 a week for rent so they then moved in. Inside they set up everything that they needed to make the surfboards and was able then to make 12 boards a week. this is what the bakery looked like.

Still in December 1969 another surfer that lived near the Torquay community. Alan Green joined. Rip curl started making wet suites. Alan had spent some time working for a diving company and they found a sewing machine a “Pffaf 138 zig zag” that worked on thick rubber and was great for sewing wet suits. Alan left Rip curl in April 1970.

Pretty soon more and more people kept coming into Rip curl and in 1980 the move was made to Rip curl HQ at 101 surf coast Highway, Torquay.

I think my story is worth telling because people know about rip curl but do not know what actually happened before now. I think we could do a interview with the now owner of rip curl or interview someone with he knowledge of what happened before now.

Time Travelling With A Hamster

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This book is about a boy called Albert and a Dad called Pye. When Pye was a 12 year old boy when he was riding on a go kart. He came of the go Kart and ended up getting a metal piece stuck near his brain. So when he got older it was killing him. and he died. Before he died he was creating a time machine and he made the time machine work. Albert was set a task to  remove the things that made Pye crash when he was little but when he did much more happened. I liked this book as it had great emotion and adventure.

Gauss Beats The Teacher

First of all we started off using the blocks that joined together. This was part of our project to see how we could count the number of blocks fast. We looked at the shape to see what could be for example 3×3+4=13 this was a easier way to count all of the blocks. The next part that we were given of the project was a problem that was: Gauss was doing a task in class and finishes the task early so the teacher gives him another task that the teacher thinks will keep him busy for the whole lesson. The task that the teacher gave him was what does the numbers from 1-100  equal. So Gauss would have had to add 1+2+3+4+5 all the way to 100 Gauss came back a few minutes later and gave the teacher the finished task. We were now given this problem to find out what it would equal to add up all of the numbers from 1 to 100. I first starting adding up all of the numbers from 1 to 100  and got to about 30 and found that this strategy was to long. I then went on to finding the total of the numbers from 1-10 and got the answer 55 then added up the numbers 11-20 and that gave me the answer 155. I then started to see a pattern. Every time that you go up ten you go up 100. So after I found that out I wrote down this:

I then added all of the answers together

and got the final answer 5050.


The Lost Princess

Lucy is a teenage girl that had a social media account that is on her phone  bullies took her phone and got into her account and started posting and saying things that other people on social media thought that Lucy was posting. They then got into her emails and stated sending emails from her account. This was easy for the bully’s because the password was the same. This affected Lucy because no one wanted to be friends with her as she was making rude and negative comments on the social media. This was not Lucy though this was the bully’s who was posting this. Lucy was getting so sad and so she told her dad and her dad called the police. Lucy could have told her dad earlier and that she could have had the password NOT on her phone. A message that I could take away from the story is That you should never have your password on your phone always sign out and DO NOT tell anyone your password.


Passion Project Term 3 #1

Last term we started doing passion projects this means making a film or creating something. Last term I created a film on hockey and this term I am going to make a dog bed frame so that the dog bed sits off the ground. I am choosing to make this as my passion is dogs and I thought that this would help keep there dog bed dry on a wet day. I am hoping to get started on my passion project soon  and have enjoyed getting all the measurements and everything ready to buy the materials. To get to this stage I have made a little drawing so I know all of the measurements and so I know how much of everything I need to buy. I am also hoping that I can cut a hole at the front of the frame so that the dogs can get in and out really easily. For the height of the wood I am hoping to get it a little bit higher so that when the bed goes on it there will still be a little wall around it to make sure that when the dogs are lying down they won’t roll off the bed.  I think my project is for people who like building or people who want to help animals have a warm and dry bed to sleep on at night.I am really excited to get started with my passion project and I am hoping that everything will work as planned. I am looking forward to seeing the final product and I am hoping that it will all go well.

Term 2 Reflection

In the year 6 classroom in term 2 there have been a range of things that have been happening. At the start of the term we were asked to do a passion project this meant finding something that we were passionate about and create a film or make something. This was a long project but was a great to see it come together in the end. For my passion project I did hockey. I created a film and was enjoying the process it had a different range of speed in the  videos. This is my finished passion project.

We also did #AMAZE_US we were asked to find out how these apps work.

  • Adobe Character Animator CC
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Storyboard That

I chose storyboard that this was an app that we used to create or tell a story with animated characters. They had a huge range of backgrounds from things like sport all the way to things like history. This app had also characters that fitted in with the backgrounds. I found this app extremely easy to use and I enjoyed creating different story’s. Later we were asked to create a tutorial on the app.

At the very last few weeks of the term we started doing our TED talks this meant that we had to choose a topic and create a script. Our topic had to be something that rocked our world. My topic was on cancer. I chose this topic because it has been a big part of my life as 4 of my relatives passed away of it. We did research on our topic and had to create a story clip that will be shown to some students and teaches.

These are my term 3 goals.

Adding more detail in my seed

Keeping my locker clean

Making my writing neater


Complete #6

My passion project film is finally completed. I am glad the way it turned out and it is exactly the way I wanted it. I feel like I have put the videos in the right place and I feel like I have chosen the right music for the film. I think I could have improved on the credits and made it rolling. One thing that I would have liked to improve on was the lighting but could not as it was natural light. I learnt that adobe premier pro has a lot of different tracks and is able to add different titles. I need to do better at making it easier to see the film and what is happening in it. I have enjoyed the process so far and I am excited for next term.

Here is my finished film.

Bad guys

This book is about different types of animated characters. It  is part of a series and is better off if you read them in the right order. It was a humours book but I ended up not liking it as I like an adventure or extreme I still finished the book and it was by Aaron Blabey. If I liked humour books than this would be for me. This book has a newspaper set up or a comic setup.

Feedback #5

So far in year 6 we have been doing passion projects. The passion that I chose to do was hockey. I have been going really well with my passion project and have learnt a lot about using the app adobe premier pro. My mum watched  my passion project and said that it was really enjoyable but said that I could improve on the light in the film as it was a bit dark. However that could not be changed as we were outside and could not get better light. Overall I have enjoyed the process of making my film and I am glad that the end result has came out how I wanted it to.


Boy Overboard

In year 6A we have been reading a book called Boy overboard and it is by Morris Gleitzman. This book was about a boy called Gmall and his sister Bibi as well as his parents. Gmalls mum was running an illegal school so girls can learn as well as boys. Gmall lived in Afghanistan so girls going to school was illegal. The Afghanistan government then found out about this illegal school. Gmalls family then went into a refuge camp to hide from the government. They were able to get tickets onto a smugglers boat as well as other people. The children then got separated from there parents so there parents went onto another boat. The Australians sent out a boat and got all of the smugglers and people off the boat. The children got to Australia witch was actually a little island outside of Australia. The children just got news that the other boat had sunk an there was only a few survivors.

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