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  1. Fay’s Nines Reflection

    November 7, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    The task for Fay’s Nines was to use the numbers from 1-9 to make 999 by adding them using vertical addition.

    When we started of with the problem  we kind of just shuffled around the numbers and see what it equalled but that kind of got us nowhere.

    Finally we found that the ones column had to equal 19, the tens column had to equal 18 and the hundreds column had to equal 8 you also had to carry numbers.

    So once we worked out that pattern we tried finding out different combinations for the ones column that equalled 19 and found 30. There was a theory that the combinations for the columns went up by 30 each time. 1 column=30, 10 column=60, 100 column equals 90 and all those added together equals 180.

    In this project I got up to finding combinations for the columns.

    In this project I found the start really challenging because we couldn’t think of anything at the start.

  2. Passion Project Term 4

    October 21, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    For this terms passion project I intend to make a How To Film teaching the class how to make a pavlova then I will bring in a fresh pav for the class the share.

    To make the film I will use a camera that we have at home,  a tripod that we also have at home and use any of the cooking utensils that I need. My passion project is aimed at all of my class and my parents. I’m looking forward to making the pav and writing the script.

    Image result for pavlova

  3. RVE Philippines

    September 7, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    In this RVE project we were assigned to make a double sided report on a certain country about there customs and culture. I chose the Philippines.

    In some ways the culture in the Philippines has been westernised such as the religion which mostly consists of Christianity and variations of it. The clothing is pretty much the same to what we would where here in Australia or other western countries with the males wearing shorts or jeans and a shirt. The woman wear a skirt or shorts/pants and a top as well. But there are some things like the food and the traditional clothing that they wear on special occasions. Foods like brain soup and chicken adobo.

    If I lived in this culture I think that because the things that they do are very similar to the things that we do here in Australia but I do think that I wouldn’t like a lot of the traditional foods and there would be a language barrier even though  a large number of the population would speak English.

  4. Space Habitats

    August 21, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    The space habitat that I chose is a space station orbiting earth and this is why I think it is a great space habitat.

    Thankyou for watching.

  5. Passion Project Term 3

    July 29, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    Checkpoint 1: #Description

    For my passion project this term I would like to make an information report or a news article about our great barrier reef and how it is dying because of us.

    To make this project happen I intend to use my the internet, people I know and the some understanding that I already have of the great barrier to gather information I need to tell or show my class why our famous reef is dying and how we can help save this reef.

    I think that my passion project would be aimed at kids around my age or younger to help them learn about this amazing place of life that could eventually die sometime not far in the future and how them from a young age can help.

    I’m looking forward to finish gathering my info and turning that information into a professional looking news paper page.

    Checkpoint 2 #Update

    So far I have started my research and written down my start on a word document I’m not sure yet how I’m going to present it yet because it kind of has become a TED talk but I will figure it out. I have found out why our great barrier reef is dying and some things that we can do to save it. I have had success in finding information because there are a lot of websites that have information about the reef but like I said I’m not sure yet how I will show my info. I think my next step is to finish the script proof read it with my parents and make it better and once it is as good as I can get it I will work on the way I present it and making it look it really good.

    Image result for the great barrier reef

  6. Passion Project #Reflect

    June 17, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    Did you achieve what you originally set out to do?

    I think that I accomplished what I wanted to do I went out multiple times to take pictures at places like the Torquay beaches, the waterfront, the Yarra river and even just my backyard. I put the photos onto my computer and turned them into a slide show of the best. I also pick out my favourites printed them, and then laminated them so I could have something physical to show.

    What successes or challenges did you experience toward the end of your project?

    I found that it was quite hard to get out of bed on Saturday mornings as early as ten to six just so I could catch the sun before it got to high in the sky but it really payed of because I got some amazing pictures from it. Getting the right technique is trickier than it might seem such as getting the right light for your picture the rule of thirds and even finding different types of pictures and to get each kind looking its best.

     How did you overcome the challenges? 

    I always went around with my dad so if I ever needed help with something, I could go ask him and he would help me make that picture better because he’s a much better photographer than me. I think that some of the things he taught me will help me when I’m taking pictures when I’m older.

    How can you extend your learning if you were to continue with this project?  

    I think if I go out more often at a regular basis with my dad then I could improve my skills with photography so much more  and I would have great fun doing it and the best things is that I live in a place and around places that look beautiful so that gives me lots of opportunities for great photography.

  7. My Passion Project

    April 29, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    For my passion project this term want to make a portfolio of pictures that I have taken of Torquay, Barwon Heads and other places near me. I’m planning to learn about photography techniques and how to take really good of landscapes. I’m looking forward show my teachers and classmates how beautiful our home is. This project is targeted at the rest of year 6 to amaze them.



    Since I started my passion project I have been out a few times to take pictures one of them was in my own garden and one of the other times was at the beach in Torquay. I’m thinking that I will go out a few more times maybe go up to Melbourne by the Yarra or the  botanical gardens and then I will make it into a slide show or make a port folio of some of my best photos. I really enjoy going out with my dad and him teaching me how to take really good photos. The most challenging thing so far would be to find the right angles and lighting for the pictures also getting up early enough to catch the sunrise.

    These are some of the pictures I have already taken.


  8. Birke Baehr TED Talk

    April 29, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    In this TED talk we see an eleven year old boy named Birke Baehr share his ideas about the farming and food industry.

    I think that the main messages in Birke’s TED talk are that you don’t know where your food is coming from and what has been done to it. He also sais that don’t get sucked in by the colourful or sparkly packaging and that he would rather be an organic farmer than a NFL football player because he can make more of a difference that way.

    Birke used a slide show of pictures that matched his script and it may have confronted the audience or  made them think different about their views along with his script. Birke also used humour to make himself connect with the audience.

    The technical support that I saw in Birke’s TED talk was his microphone attached to his collar and the slideshow behind him.

    He spoke clearly even though he had an accent and he spoke quite fast. He had good language in his script and used a variety of different words. Birke used hand gestures when he was speaking as well but the way he did was a bit strange. He also made good eye contact with his audience.


  9. Richard Turere TED Talk

    April 24, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    I think that Richards main message is that even if you have very little materials  you can still make something amazing that can change so many lives. Another could be that if you don’t succeed at first just keep trying don’t give up on something that you’re passionate about.

    Richard had no script that he read of so it meant that he could make very strong eye contact with the audience and he also used humour to connect with the audience but with that seriousness at times to make the audience feel what Richard felt at the time.

    The technical support that I could see in Richards TED talk was the screen with a slide show on it behind him and the microphone that sat be Richards mouth so everyone watching could hear him.

    Richard used very good techniques to get his message across to the audience even though his accent was a bit hard to understand. Some of his techniques was to use hand gestures, have a slide show of pictures to go along with his script and it seemed like he had rehearsed his speech and read over his script many times.

  10. Thomas Suarez TED Talk

    April 18, 2018 by Joshua Whan

    I think that the important parts of Thomas’s TED TALK was showing adults and children that are trying to make their first app the resources that they need. Another one is to keep persisting even when the task at hand seems impossible just keep trying and if you that’s okay it’s all part of the experience.

    Thomas for one used hand motions as here was talking to help get his message through to the audience, he had a projector behind him that he could control with his remote and he really made sure that he went through the topic he was talking about so that the audience understood what was in Thomas’s head.

    The technical support that I saw in Thomas’s TED talk was a tablet that he had a script that he could look at if he needed to, he used a microphone to project his voice and Thomas also had a projector behind him.

    I think that Thomas spoke really clearly to the audience, he had a very detailed script and the script had words for a big range of ages and he used hand gestures his body language was really good as well also his eye contact with the audience was very good.

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