Tuesday, October 11, 2016

My Dream Vacation

My dream vacation is where is where the waves crash against the yellow sand. Where the wind quietly howls and puffs, blowing sand into small mounds. Little children running, playing in the sand,   building sandcastles that will later be destroyed by the raging ocean.

I would sit on the ground listening to the sound of waves crashing against rocks and the giggling if children. I would walk along the edge of the water, picking up shells and small rocks as a memento. I would watch the seagulls squawk and fight over food like dogs, and crabs drawing under rocks. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Light and Colour

This week for science we focused on light and colour.  Fergus and I decided to try and burn things with magnifying glasses . We burnt three leaves, three pieces of paper and some marshmallows. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Have you ever wondered how you taste things like ice-cream or chocolate or why when you hold your nose you can’t smell?  Well, I’m here to tell you why.  

                  Paragraph 1: Taste
At the top of your tongue there are tiny little bumps called Papillae. Inside the Papillae are your tastes buds. Taste buds have very sensitive microscopic hairs called microvilli. Those tiny hairs send messages to the brain, about how something tastes, so you know if it's sweet, sour, bitter, or salty

                                   Taste 2
You have about 10,000 taste buds on your tongue. Younger children are so picky because they have so many taste buds. Taste buds can disappear if you drink hot drinks, but the they heal after a while. The taste buds help you to taste 5 main things which are sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savoury). Kids taste buds are more sensitive to sweet things, that is why chocolate can be more liked than broccoli. Saliva also helps you taste, it activates the taste buds so you can taste. If you have a dry tongue then you can’t taste anything.  


Paragraph 2: Smell
Did you know that 90% of your taste is smell is taste? That means the if you smelt something like a piece of cake it would taste almost exactly how it will taste when you eat it. Olfactory receptors are tiny hairs in your nose. They are in the uppermost part of your nose and have special cells that help you smell and taste. Olfactory receptors send messages to your brain, so your brain can tell you what you’re tasting. If you have a blocked nose, food will lose its flavour.

                   Paragraph 3 : Speech
The Tongue is also vital for speech. When you speak you your vocal cords produce a raw sound. The tongue helps the raw sound of the vocal cords so when you talk people can understand what you're saying. It takes babies and kids quite a while to be able to form the right sounds. Letters like G and K come from the back of the tongue.  The position of the tongue also helps speech. It helps say the vowels in words like “father”, “had” and many others.  

Tongues are are very important. They help taste, talk and swallow food. So without your tongue you wouldn’t be able to talk or taste.  


The wind was perfect, the toy plane looked almost flawless. She stood at the top of the hill clutching the toy plane in her small hands. Holding the plane she threw it forward; It flew it into the air for a short distance, but then CRASH! The small plane had fallen to the ground.

The little girl walked over to a picnic table near a small tree and began to sob. Then suddenly out of nowhere came a small airship, as small as the toys she made. A small person hopped out of the toy sized airship and sprinted to a short pencil and grabbed it as it were in battle. The girl looked over at the small airship that was broken. An idea soon popped into the girl’s head to fix the tiny airship.

The girl ran to her old crashed plane at the bottom of the hill and attached it onto the small person’s airship. She ran to the hill and threw the airship into the night sky. It flew into the air like a bird. The little person opened up a small bag full of tiny white dots; she tossed them into the dark, gloomy sky. The dots glimmered and shone. The girl looked up and simed at the sky that was now full of bright shining stars.

Sunday, May 29, 2016