100WC #23

Ever since I was little I had always imagined what it would be like to have all I could see right in front of me, it was the whole world right in my eyesight! I was so happy my dream had finally come true. Even though I was in space I could still see the whole world before my eyes, it was wonderful, I wish this moment would last forever.  I am now flying back to earth. As I pass through the atmosphere I start to see the very significant details like the sea and my hometown, Melbourne, Australia. 

My goal was to think about the past as well as the present in the text.



3 facts-

  1. The European Union, or EU, is a bit like a special club that’s made up of most of the countries in Europe.
  2. The UK joined an earlier version of the EU more than 40 years ago but the world has changed a lot since then.
  3. Some Britons say the number of immigrants is getting out of control and making Britain seem less British.

2 understandings-

  1. The EU’s goal is to bring everyone in Europe together and they currently have 28 members.
  2. Some people on team ‘Brexit’, which stands for British Exit from the EU, say they don’t like following rules made by people who aren’t British. They say the EU forces too many rules on the UK, that aren’t the best things for the UK.

1 question-

  1. how many people will leave the EU after the UK have bought up the idea?



The wind swept around the violin as the airplane flew over the yellow stage. It was the famous violinist Sherry Wilbur who was playing her number: The Zombies Have Eaten Enough. It was so good Sherry had to encore 2 times! And after that she had to sign about 26 autographs, do 15 reports for different channels and do 8 newspaper reports too! By the time Sherry had got to the hotel she was staying at she was so tired, she went straight to sleep without having any dinner at all! The next day Sherry went back to her hometown in North Melbourne.

My goal was to have a different point of view on the story.


3 facts-

  1. At the height of the Second World War the HMAS Sydney set out for home after protecting troop ships around Asia.
  2. 200 kilometres from Western Australia the Sydney was attacked by a German ship called the Kormoran.
  3.  Both shipwrecks are 2,500 metres below the surface of the sea.

2 understandings-

  1. Both ships were sunk and more than 700 men died. It was, and still is, the worst naval disaster in Australian history.
  2. For almost 70 years the Sydney and the Kormoran lay undiscovered somewhere in the Indian Ocean, until 2008.

1 question-

  1. Why did Pawsey Supercomputing Centre create Magnus the giant super computer in the first place?


100WC #21

It was very busy at the station, every day there were trains coming in and out, picking up and dropping off people from all over the city. Then suddenly one day a whistle blew and everyone disappeared,  except one person who obviously was a bit slow on the uptake, but they soon cleared out too. Then when the next train arrived only one person came out to meet it. And they said:”there’s nobody here so why don’t you just keep going on to catch up on time”? So the train driver kept going to the next station to get back to his schedule.


This piece of writing also relates to my classroom learning on narratives. My goal was to not give all the detail or in other words show don’t tell.

BTN Violent Toys

3 facts-

  1. 30 years after Lego was first introduced, Lego weapons were introduced into a castle set.
  2. A recent study found 30% of all Lego kits contain weapons like swords, guns and lightsabers.
  3. 40% of pages in Lego catalogues show violent or threatening behaviour.

2 understandings-

  1. A new study has found Lego has become increasingly violent over its 67 year history. Researchers say more sets now include weapons or characters in situations that are more war-like than in the past.
  2. Not all experts agree that kids who play with violent toys or games are likely to behave aggressively.

1 question-

  1. In this transcript why is the BTN directing it all on Lego not other games?