My boat to Sovereign Hill

For our Sovereign Hill letter we have to include how we got to Australia. I chose the Marco Polo, which goes from Liverpool to Melbourne in 1852. Here is a link to the website I found the boat on-

these pictures are from Wikipedia and museum Victoria, the others are not subjected to copyright because I’ve used a Creative Commons search.

About me

I live in Australia, and like playing Basketball and Cricket. When I was younger my family used to go to Deniliquin with some friends. We used to go knee-boarding and swing off the rope into the river.

I speak English but I’m going to learn French in high school. I’ve gone overseas to Hawaii and Penang. I almost forgot to tell you but my name is Jack. I like Kittens (sometimes) and I like dogs.

Here are a few facts about me.

1:My favourite NBA team is Golden State Warriors.

2:I like playing Call of Duty on my PS4

3:The Western Bulldogs are my favourite AFL team.

4:I’m usually quiet but I’m loud on the footy field

5:My favourite animal is a Panda

6:My favourite food is Buttered Chichen with rice

7:I live in the State of Victoria

8:I have broken two bones in my arm and I had a cast for ten weeks

9:I usually like playing videogames like NBA 2K17, COD and Watch dogs.

10:I’ve had x-rays on my arm before

I 11:I’m the youngest child in my family

12:I like playing Zombies on COD.


Today the grade 6s read about the rule of thirds. It helps to take a better picture when a line from the 3×3 grid is either right next to or on an object.

My basketball 🏀 picture follows the rule of thirds because the hoop starts and ends on two lines.

The prep photo  follows the rule of thirds because the first row of noughts and crosses lines up with a line.

Passive houses

For the last few weeks Darcy and I have been buying land and planning for building, for our passive energy house (out of cardboard).

We also made a slideshow on our work. This included 20 stars of sustainability,floor plans,birds eye views and land information. Our land was in Hamilton Island.

The 20 stars were: Solar panels, facing north east, dam, water tanks, gutters, environmentally friendly, thermal mass, roof space, thermal mass, solar chimneys, aliminum windowframes,hybrid cooling, fans in rooms, wall insulation, floor insulation, roof insulation,water saving shower head, compost toilet,stumps and mud brick.


Rehearsal after rehearsal after rehearsal. Each time something new to work on or something to improve on.

In 5C we started off with the songs ‘Lean on’ by Major Lazer and ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC. We figured out moves before the teacher changed it to ‘Dynamite’ by Taio Cruz. The choreography was from ‘Just Dance 3’ which had moves for Dynamite. We had 1 part that wasn’t working so we got rid of it. We practised for around 2 months.

At the start I thought our dance was a bit boring, but during the the dance I just enjoyed it and after I was glad I had got up on the stage and gave it my best.

At the end our class formed a semi-circle and Fintan, Sophie, Mikaylah, Jarrod, Charlize, Amy, Amelia, Madi and Sabine all performed tricks which included a worm, backwards walkover, scorpion, soccer skills and Irish dancing.

Our song was great and I saw a few kids dancing along.

The Footy Dream

For the past 7 weeks I have worked my hardest to finish my 2017  prep buddy’s picture story book. I brainstormed ideas for our story’s, which included characters, settings, main ideas, problem and solution. Secondly I drafted my story which was a story board with rough drawings and writing. Finally the final part came, publishing. For publishing I had to work hard  to get perfect pictures. I liked nearly everything, especially drawing pictures that ended up amazing. I also loved the idea that my own buddy gets his own present from me. Next time with my pictures I could colour them in more and also make bigger backgrounds.