At the start of last week 10 people were chosen to do sewing I was one of them. We made simple mobiles, a mobile is when you start on a long string and sew [with a sewing machine]  some shapes on and pull the string and sew another shape on and keep on doing that until you do not have any more shapes left. A bit like this one except my one was in a strait line.

The hardest part was cutting out the shapes because I didn’t want a black line showing so it was a bit harder to cut out with a template on top and I kept on forgetting to pull the string out before I started to sew the shapes on. {I will put a scan of my page in tomorrow}

Robotics Term 3

Session 1

Today we have started doing the black line challenge. The black line challenge is when your robot follows a black line. But when the robot goes off the black line it will look for the black line then follow it and each time it goes off the black line it will do that.

Image result for black line

The reason it did not follow the line is because I forgot to add a block for one of the motors. Then we had to print out our program so that we could label the bricks, what they do and what they are called.



Session 1

On Tuesday year 5 started a app called Scratch. First we had to create a new folder called scratch tutorials. We had to put some tutorials in there that’s where we learn how to do things on scratch. The first program I tried to do was a farm this is what it looks like.

I made a pig, a cow, a chicken and a worm we had to make 4 costumes for all of them. On the tutorials it started to make a script a script is like giving instructions on what to do and how to do it. This is the script I used to make the pig change costumes.

the first button is to make the whole program work. I have learnt that the repeat button will only repeat how many times the number you put in the little box next to the repeat.

This is what each stage looks like


Session 2

Created a account

First this week we made a new account I called myn Monty_moo.

Dance Studio

Next we created a dance studio this is what it does.

Session 3

Today in scratch we were doing the ten block challenge, the ten block challenge is when you are given ten blocks and you can only use those ten blocks you can use the bocks as many times as you want. It was challenging because I really wanted to use another block but I couldn’t.

Session 4

This week we started 2 projects build a band and It’s Alive. Build a band is when you create a band that has your type of music in it like I like the song waves in myn because that’s my favourite song so I put that in there.

Allegro Day

Today year 5 had allegro day. it was very exciting because we got to hear everyone play there instruments, I was playing the flute. my favourite part was the concert the end because we got to perform to the parents and the teachers. today we practiced the songs for the concert and we practiced our flute peace called three flying flutes that Mrs Fyffe. If was the best music day I have had and I hope we have another one later in the year.


Session 1

Today  in maths we did Microworlds. Our challenge was to make a four sided shape, I was trying to make a kite.

It is hard to line up a corner to a side because the side that you want to join to the corner had to go be the perfect measurement because the line would either go to the inner of the corner or the outer of the corner.


Session 2

Today we were trying to make our initials. At the start we started just doing lines of our initials. But some of us moved on to block writing I didn’t get up to that bit yet. the hardest part was measuring the line In the middle because you had to get it the right length. And we learnt how to setpos [that means in Microworlds the space yo want to put the turtle instead of moving the turtle.] I also learnt how to do a circle you have to put in repeat 360 [ fd 1 rt 1] if you want to make the circle bigger you just add the number that you want to the fd and keep the rt 1 there.

Rube Goldberg

Session 1 and 2 [planning]

In the first two sessions we had started planning and thinking about what our purpose was for our Rube Goldberg machine. Our first idea was to make a marble, bang onto a keyboard and turn on a laptop. We tried to make it fall onto the keyboard when the computer was in sleep mode but it didn’t turn on. So we choose a new idea, this time we was going to make a marble go into the marble box. We have to have at least 3 simple machines these could be a wedge, a inclined plane, a wheel and axel and a pullie and many more. We are going to use a inclined plane, a wheel and axel and a pullie. 

This is how we made our plane so far, we have a stable cube of Kenex with a hot wheels track coming out of it. Then on the hot wheels track there is a wheel and axel this hits 3 dominos then the dominos hit a marble. Then the marble goes into the pullie then the pullie hits another marble then the marble knocks 3 more dominos then the dominos hit another marble the marble falls off the table and into the marble box which is on the ground. 

On one of the three simple machines we use the hot wheels track because it is in an angle. The pulley wheel is placed at the top with the string placed over the top we then used the yoghurt containers on each side to balance the machine and to move things  around.  We used the wheel and axel because it has a wheel on it and it can move things and it can travel distances better, and can help with everyday things.

What will go wrong?

I think that one of the marbles will roll away and not hit the dominos and the side of the pulley will not give enough momentum to push the marble into the dominos.

Session 3 and 4

In these sessions we have started making the start of our Rube Goldberg machine we3 have made the inclined plane, set up the dominoes and making the wheel and axle to the right length that need. We had to cut some of the cardboard off the inclined plane because the side of the wheel and axle would keep on stopping at a bump on the inclined plane.




mini machine workshops

Session 1 [Lego]

Today year five all started our mini sessions on what we could use on our Rube Goldberg machines. 5b were with Mrs Watson. Our challenge was to make a machine with Lego; we also had instructions how to make whatever machine we got given. My group were making the zigzag inclined plane, it was quite hared finding the long peace’s because the peace’s that we found were either to long or to short. At the end of this session, we joined our machine to other group’s machines

. [near the start]


Session 2 [pullies]

Today, we made pullies out of string, wire yoghurts cups & spoils. First had to tie a piece of wire on to a spoil then we did the same thing again. We needed a wire in a hooked shape hang the pullie on to the door hang it on. It was very hard because the string kept on falling of the spoils. This helps us with Rube Goldberg because you could get a marble to go into the pullie and on the other side let another marble roll out and hit something.


Session 3 [Kenex]

Today we did Kenex we had to have an axle. My group made a carousal the working machine was the cog. This will tras port thing for vthe Rube Goldberg challenge.