Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas Wonderland on Minecraft

I have made a Christmas wonderland. Here are some screen shots I took.
A Christmas Tree

The Elf workshop

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Inter school Triathlon 2013

I made it to the Inter school Triathlon and got 11th in the Year 5 Individual. Check out this link mum sent me with the results.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Athletics day

We did a athletics day we went to the sports park and did the 200m, 100m, 50m hurdles, long jump, high jump and softball throw. There was a extra which was the 800m.

Here is my 800m recount
Ready...Set...GO!!!!!! Yells Miss Hill. We all go as we get near to where Mr G is standing we start to come close the metal bar that surrounds the inner field as we go around the track I start to pass
people as I start my 2 second lap I run down one of the sides I pass Josh as I turn the corner someone pass’s me as I come down the last few meters to the the finish line some girls are go along the side of the track saying the places as we run and as I crossed the line I come 8th.

Athletices day reflection

Reflection for
Something I was pleased with was doing the 800m.
Because I came 8th out of year 6 boys(some), year 5 boys(some).
I really enjoyed learning how to do the high jump.
Because the high jump is hard to do.

Something I found hard was doing the high jump.

Because I got over the first time but the second time I knocked it.
Something that made me think was how to do the high jump

Because if you got part of your body over you still had the over side of your body to get over.
Something I want to get better at is 800m so I get faster.

What can I do about it?

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Rubbery Egg

This for the challenge tree we have to make a video or take photos but it has to be 6 seconds long here's my Rubbery egg.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Boat or Submarine

Title  Boat or Submarine  
Scientists:Dylan and Cameron(Me)

Question/Goal/ problem
What shape of container will hold the most weight ?

Hypothesis (The shape I have chosen and why I think it is the best shape)
The shape Dylan and me have decided on it a cube because it is tall and wide.

Container filled with water, modelling clay, old coins

Method (What I did)
Create a boat out of modelling clay.
I Fill the container with water.
Place the boat carefully onto the water so it floats.
One at a time , put coins carefully into the boat . Count how many coins are in the boat before it sinks.
Observation/ Analyse (What happened and why I think it happened)
We placed our cube in the water it sank right away and went under. It was properly it was too heavy.

Conclusion  (What I discovered about floating/ sinking )
The more its spread out the more it has less weight but if it is in a lump it would go straight to the bottom of the container.
2 penny's(Old New-
Zealand coins)
2 penny's(Old New-
Zealand coins)

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Mathletics Poster 2013

We have been doing Mathletics here is my reflection and design hope you like it.

 Reflection for
Something I was pleased with it turned out how I wanted it to.
Because I wanted design 6 in the middle of the square with a ring around it.  
I really enjoyed learning how straight lines can make a curve.
Because I never noticed how straight lines make a curve.

Something I found hard was using a compass.

Because it had to start at the same line at each side of design 6.
Something that made me think was to get straight lines.

Because If I didn’t get straight lines it could look untidy.
Something I want to get better at is using a compass.

Something that I can do about it:
Maybe use it more often at home.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Race a speedboat

Race a Speedboat
Can you make a paper boat race across the water just by gently touching the surface of the water?
Hypothesis (What I think will happen)
When we touch the water the dishwashing liquid will make bubbles from the dishwashing liquid and will pop and make the boat move.

Coloured card, washing up liquid, pencil or sharpie, scissors, large container of water.

Method (What we did)
We placed a boat we had made from just coloured paper. Then we put our finger in the water with the dishwashing Liquid and it starts to go to the other side of the container.

Observation (What happened)
We placed the boat on the water, then we placed our finger in the dishwashing liquid and the boat went to the of side of the container.

Conclusion (Why I think it happened)
The dishwashing liquid makes a force between the Paper pushing it away.
Go on move!

Short Experiment to Follow Up
Make Metal Float
Gently place a paperclip on the water’s surface.

Hypothesis (What I think will happen)
just like a boat it will making some water go around it

Observation (What happened)
Someone gently placed the paperclip in the water making like a dint in the water.  

Conclusion (Why I think it happened)
I think an air bubble forms in the middle of the the paperclip but it sinks a little bit.
Yes the paperclips floating

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Does air have weight?

We did a science experiment on does air have weight hope you you like it.

Does air have weight

                2 New papers

1. Ruler’s
2. Newspaper

No Why? I don’t think air has weight because it isn’t a living thing.

What will happen:
The newspaper screwed up: The paper will go to the ground with the ruler.
The newspaper flat: The paper will still be on the table but the ruler will fall to the ground or snap.

What happened:
Someone karate chops the ruler and the air pushes down the newspaper that makes the ruler snap or fall to the ground.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

What is air

What is air?
What causes air to move it is wind

Experiment: Air Exists

Equipment: Container filled with H2o
                    A Jar
                    Paper Towel

Predict: will the paper stay dry? Yes

Why? Because it it is like a air bubble it will keeps out the water. That would be the same with the jar.

Observe: Someone pushes down a jar with a paper towel in the jar and then pulls it up.

Explain: When the Jar is going into the water a cushion of air forms at the top of the Jar which is facing down to keep the paper towel dry. 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Power lines

Mr M sent us a link to a power lines game and you have to get the password for phase 2. You just change the web addressees. Here are th three link for each phase.
I got to phase 2 level 6, here's a photo a I did on jing:

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Reflection on a Birthday in the life of Ozzie Kingsford

We read a book called A Birthday in the life of Ozzie Kingsford. Then we had to do a reflection on it.

My Favourite role:

We each had a role for a chapter.
My favourite role was discussion director,
Because I had to write do Questions for the group to answer

My Favourite Chapter was:

My Favourite Chapter was when they got home and got a new waterproof solar powered watch, with a calendar alarm, and was guaranteed waterproof to fifty meters.

My Favourite Character in the book:

Ozzie Kingsford because he has a is the Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather and he was famous explorer he dropped down dead, deep in the Amazon jungle.

Passage Picker, Illustrator, Summariser and Discussion Director

Illustrator, Word Master, Discussion Director

Word Master, Connector

Isn't that dog cute

Friday, 27 September 2013

Calender Art

In the past few days we have been doing calender art. 
Calender art using dots this art is based on Roy Lichtenstein.

Collage skeletons.

Hope you like them!
Please Comment!!!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Agent Black Part 2

Agent Black Part 2

One little light is on in the cargo hold of Speed Bens underwater base.
“Hey Speed Ben come check this out,” I say as Speed Ben comes in.
“What's the problem” says Speed Ben
“the motors leaked of the spaceship.” I replie  
“Hey what's this dark minion doing in the seat of the speed bike!” says speed Ben
“It’s a robot that can spy on the dark minions but now that they are dead we don’t need it” I replied to him. BANG!
“Its fixed” I say, I get up and walk along the corridors of the base I stop outside my room and enter the code.* It slides open and I enter.

The Next Morning we meet in the meeting room .
“This is Armor Man and Armor Bot they are new super robots that can help us to fight Four eyes.”
“I have been getting rays of a beacon that is coming from Four eyes tracker from this I can see where he is at the moment” I say.
“Which means we can see where he is” Speed Ben says
“Lets go get Four eyes!” We all shout, a bit later we are all on my helicopter.
“He is on Island of death near Camp shark. He has made the base under the island into a base.” I say as we get into my high tech jetpacks. We go flying down a hole, dodging traps. We reach the bottom of the hole. The first thing we could see was a huge cannon pointing at us, and who would be standing behind it was Four eyes!
“I’ve been waiting for you” Four Eyes said. Before we could move out of the way he fired the cannon that hit us hard which forced us into the wall. With the Jetpacks broken we couldn't get away.
“HAHA!!! This is fun” says Four Eyes. He fires the cannon again but this time we just jump out of the way. Speed Ben and I lauch at Four eyes hitting him in the chest and face.
“OWW” yells Four eyes.
“YOU HIT ME IN THE EYE I’M GOING TO CRUSH YOU” YELLS Four Eyes. CREAK! Suddenly a Monster drops down that looks like a Creeper but muted with a Zombie.* It went charging at Speed Ben and me we attack it using my sword and Speed was using all there’s combs. But still the Munted is still strong.
“Agent Black I know how to beat the Munted we need to get the cannon and blast it with the cannon” Speed Ben yells.

“Ok I’ll distract For Eyes and you can get the cannon” I reply to Speed Ben. At that point we realise that Four Eyes is no longer in the room. Them at the same time we see him at a window and looks worried maybe because he left the cannon in the room we were in. Speed Ben gos charging at the cannon, but when he is about to reach the cannon out of nowhere the Munted jumps in the way. Then it uses a special attack spitting out TNT. Which explodes right in front of us knocking us back...

To Be continued... 
Armor Man

Armor Bot

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Optimist Yachting Day 2

Here is my goanimate for my Optimist Yachting.
Hope you like it.
Please comment.

Optimist Yachting by Cameron Potts on GoAnimate

Reflection for Yachting
Something I was pleased with was that we didn’t capsize the yacht because I didn’t want to go into the water.
I really enjoyed learning how to sail a Optimist Yacht because I have never been in an Optimist Yacht before.

Something I found hard was keeping the mainsheet(rope) in my hand because I needed not to make it so loose.
Something that made me think was how to work the rudder because if you wanted to go right you had to make the rudder point left.
Something I want to get better at is steering.
Before kayaking with the interschool cross country team.

There was a seal on the rocks I made a red line around the seal.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Camp Kaitawa day 4: The Burma Trail

On day 4 we did Kayaking, a Pipeline run, Confident course, Amazing Race, Doge ball and the Burma trail. Here is my writing about the Burma trail.

I get in a van its the last night of Camp Kaitawa and were doing the Burma trail. When we get to where we we started the Burma trail we get out and we all hope in a van that has people in it! We can’t really walk around in the van. When we get out we get in a line in the line we look up to see the stars in the sky. When its my turn Mr M stouts out “Agent Black aka: Cameron Potts!” I start to walk when I get to a small bush someone( I think it was Michael Noonan) grabbed my leg I yelled then I got it out of the hand and started kicking all around the place final I think but on accident kicked them. Then I went on but then I run out of rope but Mrs Hill(room 5 teacher) went out and I followed her out then she went back in to tell the people behind the way out. I  chose to go up to the van but it was loud in there but I just sat there waiting there I went to the 2nd to last row of seats. Like after 2 minutes we went down and number off 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6(me), 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. we were all there we headed to the vehicles we came in.

Sorry there was no photos of the Burma trail.

My Maths results

For Maths we have been doing Basic facts stage 5 and stage 6. We had to turn it into a stem and leaf Graph.
Here is a bar graph showing my results.

 Day  Score  %
1        16      64%
2        17      68%
3        19      76%
4        22      88%
5        18      72%
6        21      84%
7        22      88%
8        22      88%
9        13      52%
10      17      68%

The day I got the lowest was day nine because I got my stage five questions in the wrong place. I had been practicing between day 3 and 4 when I was doing my homework. The highest score I got was on day 4, 7, 8.
Range: 88%-52%=36%
Median: 72%

Friday, 30 August 2013

Letter to Ken Catran

Parkvale School
Howard  Street
Hawke`s  Bay
New Zealand

Dear Ken Catran,

Hi I’m Cameron from Parkvale School. Our class has just finished reading your amazing book Dead Harry. When we got to the 2nd to last chapter(we read one chapter per day), we were really wanting to read the next chapter. So Mr M read the last two chapters on the same day because we just couldn't wait. It was a little bit scary but I really liked it.

My favourite character was Harry because he turned into a ghost. When he was in the library he made Ms Anson run out of  it. I also liked Harry because he tricked his friend Sam after he turned into a ghost.

My first favourite part of the book was when the bad guy said, “Have a good BBQ kids”. We all laughed because Mr M said it in a funny voice. My second favourite part of the book was when they busted the librarian, caretaker, the other guy and the deputy principal.

That was a great book. I hope you write more great books like that. Keep it up Ken.

Yours Sincerely
                      Cameron Potts Parkvale School

Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Royal Bengal Tiger

The Bengal Tiger is one of the many big cats that are around the world. It is a wonderful big cat but there aren't many left in the wild. Here is my report about the Royal Bengal tiger.

“SAVE US!!!”

The Bengal Tiger is one of the many big cats still today. The Bengal Tiger has many different Habitats like long grassy places, river banks, dense forests, mangrove swamps, Jungles throughout India and they are widely distributed places across India.

There are many names but the most common name is The Royal Bengal Tiger or The Bengal Tiger the Scientific Name is Panthera Tigris.

The only threats to the Bengal Tiger is us because we are hunting them for their fur. The number of Bengal Tigers has dropped heaps since hunting started for their fur.

Life cycle
A Bengal Tiger is pregnant for 3-4 months. Usually they can have 3-4 cubs at time. Baby Bengal Tigers are born deaf and blind therefore they rely on their mother for 15 weeks. A Bengal Tiger cub usually stops drinking their mother's milk around 6-8 weeks. The oldest Bengal Tiger lived was 20 years old. An average Bengal Tiger lives up to 13-15 years. Bengal Tigers teach their young how to catch their prey and defend themselves.

They will stalk closely or wait in cover until charging using sharp claws. The Bengal Tiger will pull down the prey by its upper body Bengal Tigers give up when prey gets away.


I think Bengal Tigers are amazing animals. I think that they should live aside humans peacefully. There are wonderful animals to me. Do you think so too?

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