Thursday, 13 March 2014



I am a wave.
Sitting on the waters
Waiting for wind to arrive.
To blow me away
to a place I've never been before.
A country and city a place far far away
from my home I go for a long time
for a little time I will still be a wave.
waiting for disaster to happen upon me.

This is my I am a wave poem.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Tyler Today’s Number

Today’s Number: 136

Write it in words One hundred and thirty six   
Write it as an expanded number 100+30+6
Add 3 139 ✓
+ 25 161 ✓
Subtract 5 131 ✓
- 17 119 ✓
Next 3 even numbers
138,140,142 ✓
Double it 272 ✓
Last 4 odd numbers 135,133,131,129 ✓
Half of it 68 ✓
10% of it is 13.6 ✓
25% of it is 34
⅓ of it is 45.3 ✓
Multiply by 6 816 ✓
x by 4 554 544
Divide by 4 34 ✓
÷ by 6 23 ✓

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

xtra maths

This is my xtra maths that I did today and I did good because I only got two wrong

Monday, 3 March 2014

Library Skills

How the contents can help

L.I. -     Library/Research skills
    How to use the contents page to research effectively

The table of contents lists the chapters and other main parts of the book.  It is helpful because it gives you a general idea about the book so you know which chapters apply to your research.  Below is an example from a book about the moon.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                                                                                                                              1
Chapter 1      The size of the moon in relation to the earth                                                            5
Chapter 2      How the moon influences Earth’s tides                                                                      17
Chapter 3      Full, half, and quarter moons                                                                                        31
Chapter 4      The lunar landscape: craters, mountain ranges, plains and faults                       45
Chapter 5      The maria of the moon                                                                                                   57
Chapter 6      Theories about the origins of the moon                                                                      69
Chapter 7       Lunar geology                                                                                                                  77
Chapter 8       The moon and the age of the telescope                                                                    89
Chapter 9       Spacecraft and their impact on our knowledge of the moon                               103
Chapter 10     The Apollo programme                                                                                                   119
Index                                                                                                                                                            135

Before you start highlight 4 words you don’t know and look them up in the dictionary.
LUNAR-of the moons
INFLUENCE- to have an effect of a character
MARIA - Large dark flat areas of the moon

Answer these questions from the contents page above:

Which two chapters will have the most information about human beings travelling to the moon?
Chapter 9 and 10
Which three chapters will tell you about aspects of the moon in relation to the earth? Chapter 1, 8, 9
Which three chapters will tell you things about the surface of the moon?
Chapter 4, 5 , 7
Which chapter will tell you the most about the Earth’s tides? Chapter 2

Using a index

Using an index
L.I. - Library/Research skills
Using an index to find information quickly

Most non-fiction books have an index.  Like a table of contents, it lists the books contents and relevant page numbers, but in much more detail.  It presents the topics in alphabetical order to help your search.  Below is an example from a health book.


aerobics                    2-14
breathing                 9-10
carbohydrates      36
co-ordination         20-25
cycling                       32
diet                              30-40
diseases                   45-65
doctor                       40-44
drinking                    63
drugs, harmful      70-75
drugs, medical       60-65
exercise                    11-20
fat                               35
fatigue                      76-79
good health            80-90
happy                       91-92
hospital                    40-44, 48-65
hygiene                    93-94

illness                           45-65
incapacitated           45-65
injuries                         60-65
inoculation                 96-98
lungs                             9-10, 60-64
medicine                      45-65, 96-98
mental illness            99-120
moods                          99-104
pharmacist                 60-65
physical activities     121-150
rest                                 151-155
self-discipline              115-120              
smoking                       121-124
sport                             15-20
strength                      12-14
vigour                           140-150
vitamins                       64-65
weight                           30-35

Why are there two index entries for drugs? 70-75 and 121 - 124
Which two entries will help you find out about tiredness and how to cope?151-155& 12-14
Which pages would you turn to in order to find out about injuries? 60-65
Which two entries would you use to find out more about healthy eating? 30-40 & 80-90
Which pages would you turn to in order to find out about the bad effects of smoking?121-124
On which pages would you find out about hospital life?40-44 and 48-65
Why do you think there are two ranges of page numbers for lungs?of9-10 60-64

On which pages would you find out more about the healthy effects of sport.11-20 & 30-35

This is my Library skills that I completed today. I learn that there are many things that you need to do to know how to use a Index