Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TOBIAS'S FILM REVIEW CAPTAIN AMERICA



I went to the cinema to see the second captain America. This film is really good, with lots of action in it and some funny bits.  It stars three or four different superheroes, the best was Captain America himself. 
The main bad guy used to be a friend of Captain America but on a mission the bad guy fell off a train, then some people found him and  brain-washed him, but during his fall from the train, his arm got cut off. The people that brain-washed him made a new robot arm with super strong metal. 
During the film his mission was to kill Captain America and they did lots of fighting. But then at the end, Captain America says some stuff to him and at that moment the bad guy remembered that C. A. was -in fact- his friend. 
I think this film is a bit better even than Iron Man Three, because there are space ships, lots and lots of action shots and many more funny bits. It's more of a science fiction film than Iron Man.
I recommend this film for girls and boys as it is so exciting.
My next film review will be..........


Captain America can be seen in VOST at Gaumont Wilson Place Wilson. Toulouse.

Five Rectangles

Here's a maths challenge, taken from Gary Antonick's 'Numberplay' in the New York Times:
Create a set of five rectangles that have sides of length 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 units.
We tried it with Cuisenaire rods:



After we'd found five rectangles with those side lengths, we recorded them using the Cuisenaire Environment:


Here are more pictures:


 Then we started looking at the area the rectangles covered.




We got total areas of
120, 121, 123, 125, 130, 154, 161 and 184.

Next question: what is the biggest possible area?

Alicia answered this - use the biggest side lengths on the same rectangles:

Area = 190
Can you see why this is the maximum?


And then, what is the smallest possible area?

Mimi answered this one - use biggest and smallest lengths on the same rectangle:
Area = 110
Can you see why this is the minimum?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter!!!!!!!


Hello every 4G and 4B.
I say happy Easter to everybody!

I hope you have received  lots of eggs!
I have!
Here are some pictures:
This is a picture of Easter!!!
My house!!!
Me!!!

Varjak paw finding eggs!!!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

On a walk!

Have fun with my friend mini! But remember to never say no!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SF Said!

This is a new book by same author and illustrator of Varjak Paw:

Author: SF Said

Illustrator: Dave McKean

Pheonix!

Varjak Is Calm

What you need to do:

ADJECTIVES!

Here are lots of adjectives to use in your writing:


Appearance Adjectives
adorable
beautiful
clean
drab
elegant
fancy
glamorous
handsome
long
magnificent
old-fashioned
plain
quaint
sparkling
ugliest
unsightly
wide-eyed
Colour Adjectives
red
orange
yellow
green
blue
purple
gray
black
white
Condition Adjectives
alive
better
careful
clever
dead
easy
famous
gifted
helpful
important
inexpensive
mushy
odd
powerful
rich
shy
tender
uninterested
vast
wrong.
Feelings (Bad) Adjectives
angry
bewildered
clumsy
defeated
embarrassed
fierce
grumpy
helpless
itchy
jealous
lazy
mysterious
nervous
obnoxious
panicky
repulsive
scary
thoughtless
uptight
worried
Feelings (Good) Adjectives
agreeable
brave
calm
delightful
eager
faithful
gentle
happy
jolly
kind
lively
nice
obedient
proud
relieved
silly
thankful
victorious
witty
zealous
Shape Adjectives
broad
chubby
crooked
curved
deep
flat
high
hollow
low
narrow
round
shallow
skinny
square
steep
straight
wide.
Size Adjectives
big
colossal
fat
gigantic
great
huge
immense
large
little
mammoth
massive
miniature
petite
puny
scrawny
short
small
tall
teeny
teeny-tiny
tiny
Sound Adjectives
cooing
deafening
faint
hissing
loud
melodic
noisy
purring
quiet
raspy
screeching
thundering
voiceless
whispering
Time Adjectives
ancient
brief
early
fast
late
long
modern
old
old-fashioned
quick
rapid
short
slow
swift
young







Hope

You 

Liked

Them
Taste/Touch Adjectives
bitter
delicious
fresh
greasy
juicy
hot
icy
loose
melted
nutritious
prickly
rainy
rotten
salty
sticky
strong
sweet
tart
tasteless
uneven
weak
wet
wooden
yummy
Touch Adjectives
boiling
breezy
broken
bumpy
chilly
cold
cool
creepy
crooked
cuddly
curly
damaged
damp
dirty
dry
dusty
filthy
flaky
fluffy
freezing
hot
warm
wet
Quantity Adjectives
abundant
empty
few
full
heavy
light
many
numerous
sparse
substantial

Y4G Assembly GNU

Here are the words for GNU:

I'm a gnu  i'm a gnu
The g- nicest work of g- nature in the zoo
I'm a gnu how do you do?
You really ought to k-now w-ho's w-ho

I'm a gnu
Spelt GNU
I'm g-not a camel or a kangaroo
So let me introduce 
I'm g-neither man or moose
Oh g-no g-no g-no i'm a gnu

I'm a gnu a g-nother gnu
I wish I could g-nash my teeth at you
I'm a gnu how do you do?
You really ought to k-now w-ho's w-ho

I'm a gnu 
Spelt GNU
Call me Bison or Okapi and i'll sue
G-nor I am the least
Like that dreadful hartebeast

Oh g-no g-no g-no i'm a gnu!

By Pablo

Year 4G Assembly Next Friday!

This is a reminder of the Y4G assembly next friday.
These are the words for the song:

Hip Hoppy Kid:

 1  I'm a hip hoppy kid and you'll never catch me nappin
         Fernando Pablo Maëlle

2 No matter where i'll go you'll always hear me rappin
      Maia

3 I rap to the east and I rap to the west
     Mimi Ryan

4 I rap in my socks and I rap in my vest
   Rozenn Clara Claudia

5 I rap in my sleep when I drive the neighbours potty
   Gustavo Jacques Tobias

6 I rap in the bathroom when i'm drying of my body
    Maia

7 I rap to the birds and I rap to the bees
    Amelia Penelope

8 And when I go completly draft I rap to the trees
    Alicia Cristina

9 I can even rap on wheels I really am the master
    Alicia Cristina

10 I wish i'd seen that manhole then I wouldn't be in plaster
      Rozenn Clara Claudia


By Pablo

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Writing exciting sentences - cats in the city

We're preparing for some Varjak Paw-style writing in Year 4. The cats are prowling through the city, hungry, fearful of the dangerous gangs of cats, fearful of the Vanishings. The look, listen, sniff the air...

To help us with this writing we've done a number of things.

Firstly, we've wandered through Marseilles a little. This has helped us to imagine the scene in more detail.

We've also looked at using exciting sentences to make our writing more varied and interesting.

Look at these two sentences:



Can you see the pattern?

Sorrow, graffiti, darkness - why was the city so cruel?
Rubbishy, smelly, old - what type of disgusting place is this?

They're called 3 bad - (dash) question sentences.They start with three bad nouns or adjectives - are followed by a dash - and then a question. (Of course, this can be varied.)

Have a look at some of our practice Emotion word, (comma) sentences and 3 bad - (dash) question sentences, plus some of the images we used:



Once again, thanks to Alan Peat for his taxonomy of exciting sentences!

Mr Patrick's Treasure

Mr Patrick shared a treasure today, and his treasure was - the natural world - especially as experienced in his garden!

You can see images from his presentation on the Year 3 blog.

Mr Patrick read us from a book by another man who treasured Nature, Gilbert White. Here's a page on earth worms:



Mr Patrick has grown to like snakes
The log with a woodpecker's hole in it