Suspenseful writing beginning

This term we’ve (Room 3 Literacy) been learning about how to make a suspenseful bit of writing. This week we learnt how to and I quote “Create a Suspenseful beginning through imagery and dialogue”. We had an example read to us and when you do read the example or my one make sure after you’ve read the story to close your eyes and imagine that your the character in the story.

Final result of Term 1 Project

Scratch project

Above is the link to my term 1 project, it has no voice over because last term was packed but I managed to get all I need for the coding and animation. This took a lot of hard work but even though I didn’t get the voice over I managed to get something out of it. I hope you enjoy.

The Maori Land march



Pseudoscience Task

Pseudoscience Task

Walt: Find and link information across a range of texts



Work on this Doc together with a partner.


What was the author’s main message in pseudoscience

Make sure you have real evidence to back up something and make sure you clarify it with someone else so they can test your “theory”. Also don’t believe everything you see in advertisements. 


What are some of the differences between scientists and advertisers?

Scientists Advertisers
Study the topic and clarify it with another scientist.  Take the facts put on the ad but aren’t specific with details like saying “chocolate can help people with memories!”
They always make sure that when they study that thing they do it step by step so the critique can take that information and use it to make sure it checks out. Advertisers can talk about chocolate and how it helps you while also people who eat too much could get very sick because of unhealthy eating.


Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading. 

I have learnt something new about cocoa beans and how they have a chemical called Flavanols which can help older people remember but can be eliminated while being formed into chocolate. I also learned something new about WW2 and how England had to lie so Germans didn’t actually know how they could see in the dark. I also learned the difference between scientists  and advertisers with how scientists clarify facts while advertisers take a fact and don’t elaborate on it.

True or False

Statement True/False Slide/Page Number Evidence
A pseudonym is a false name True Page 3 “For example, a “pseudonym” is a false name that people use instead of their real name.”
Blackcurrants have vitamin D True  Page 3 “It’s true that raw blackcurrants are high in vitamin C.”
Flavanols help people remember things True/false Page 4 “Flavanols do seem to help older people who have difficulty remembering things. But the process of turning cocoa beans into chocolate destroys the flavanols, so there is no evidence that chocolate helps with memory at all.”
Scientists critique each other True Page 3 “Scientists write so their work and ideas can be critiqued by other scientists. They need to explain their method with enough detail that another scientist can repeat it or look for errors.”
Carrots have vitamin A True Page 6 “Carrots have vitamin

A in them, and vitamin A is

important for healthy eyes.”

Carrots help us see in the dark False  Page 6 “But eating extra carrots won’t

improve your night vision.

The British government used

pseudoscience to trick their


I learnt something new about Cocoa beans and also learned two new words, Pseudoscience and Pseudonym. I learnt everything from this text based on Pseudoscience.

Rust Informational report

Title: What is Rust?



Rust is a form of metal that has been converted to a weaker version of the original metal. Rust is one of the most common types of metals seen around the world.

Rust is a combination of Oxygen from the air, Metal and salt-water. The air mixes with the water and starts interacting with the Iron forming what is called “Iron Oxide”. It then proceeds to become hydrated iron oxide which starts eating chunks of the metal turning it into rust on its journey.

Rust has been used for art as well like this for example. This is a Real life silhouette made by Cathryn Monro, these were originally steel then purposely rusted to give it that nice Orangey-Brown colour. This is called Per Capita and is placed in the capital of New Zealand, Wellington.


The Brooklyn Bridge and Auckland Harbour bridge are both coated in paint to protect them both from rusting. The Harbour bridge gets painted every four years unless it’s the lower part of the bridge, which gets a paint job more often because it’s closer to saltwater and Oxygen then the top part. 


This is the conclusion of my informational report about rust. I find rust very interesting all because of this school journal. Rust can be a nuisance as well as being a wonderful thing. You can also read this Article that has some more information about rust and more definitions about it. 

Fast rust talk

Fast Rust Task



Work on this Doc together with a partner.


What 3 ingredients are needed for rust to occur.

Salt or rain  Water Iron Oxygen from the air


Write a brief paragraph explaining the rusting process (why rusting occurs)

Rusting occurs because salt-water combines with oxygen from air on metal and it makes hydrated iron hydrated aka rust. Oxygen from the air mixes with water and when it’s on metal it creates iron Oxide. It then proceeds to make hydrated iron oxide.


How could you prevent something from rusting?

Usually you paint the metal with paint because it puts a barrier between the Iron and oxygen/water. Bridges get painted every four years but parts of the bridge closest to salt water gets coated more sooner because it could get rusted faster.


Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.

I’ve learnt that rust takes 4 steps and 3 ingredients, Oxygen for air, Salt-water and Iron. I also learned that rust can rust at different times, like it could take four years or 1 day. I also learnt the scientific term for rust which is Hydrated iron oxide.


Write down any new words you found in Fast Rust or the article about rust. Make sure you learn what the word means and write down a definition you understand for each new word.

Word Definition
Corrosion A breakdown of materials due to a chemical action like rusting.
Compound A combination of two or more elements 
Alloy A metal fused with an element to make the metal stronger or more resistant to corrosion. 
Element  A simple chemical that can’t become more simple. 
Iron Oxide  Iron Oxide is another name for rust.
Nitrogen Is an element that is non metallic and can be used to make, dye, explosions etc.
Oxygen  Is another element that is produce by a tree and can help people breathe
Carbon Is used to mix with another element to create alloy.
Steel Steel is a metal made with Iron and Carbon and little elements.
Rust  Is a metal that has been eaten away by Iron Oxide.

This week we learn’t more about rust and what it takes to make it happen. Rust is a compound of three elements, Iron, Oxygen from the air and  Salt water. Paint is something that can keep Iron from rusting.