Welcome back- Term 2

Hi bloggers! Welcome to term 2. We kick start this week with a fun and exciting camp to Illawonga on the Murray river starting Wednesday and concluding Friday. 

We will also be looking at various ecosystems of the area before camp and when we return as part of science.

Stay tuned for other student work and reflections in the meantime.

Sports Day 2018

Congratulations firstly to everyone for competing in an amazing Sports Day, you were all so encouraging of one another it was amazing to see the sportsmanship you showed.

Congratulations to the captains in our class Hayey, Sienna and Atong – your leadership was fantastic.

Finally congratulations to TRAVERS (Blue) House cup winners for 2018!





Square Number Reflection

The maximum amount of numbers I needed was 4.


Three examples of using 4 or less square numbers:


392: 14^2 +14^2 (196+196)

500: 15^2 + 15^2 + 5^2 + 5^2 (225+225+25+25)

666: 25^2 + 5^2 + 4^2 (625+25+16)


The perfect square numbers (35,26,49) only need one because a number timesed by itself makes the square number.

Kaitlyn’s Square Numbers Reflection

Today in maths we finished our Square numbers in math. Then we did a reflection, Some things noticed were that the highest amount of square numbers in a numbers is four and that when the numbers only has one value it builds up in a one, two, three, four pattern. Also the four number limit works for any number. (Ect)

349=(10 x 10) + (10 x 10) +  (10 x 10). + (7 x 7)


Squared Numbers Reflection -Tony


I noticed that most numbers needed 3 or 4 squared numbers an some that needed 1 or 2 squared numbers. The ones that needed 1 numbers were perfect squared numbers such as 1,9,16,4,25,36,49,64,81 and 100. I think that you can still make numbers under 5 numbers over 120 because you would still have the squared numbers that are over 120 like 121 and 144. Technically there are an infinite amount of squared numbers.

I will test this rule with high numbers like:

134= 10^2 + 5^2 + 3^2

144= 12^2

169= 13^2

199= 14^2 + 3^2 + 2^2

596= 22^2 + 12^2 + 2^2 + 2^2

999= 31^2 + 6^2 + 1^2 + 1^2

991= 31^2 + 5^2 + 2^2 +1^2

9999= 98^2 + 19^2 + 5^2 + 3^2

I have found out that the rule indeed goes with all numbers, even ones over 120.

The most numbers you will ever need is four squared numbers to make any number


Over the weeks we have been looking at different types of portraiture and today we looked in to Synthetic Cubism.

Analytical Cubism – The first stage of the Cubism movement was called Analytical Cubism. In this style, artists would study (or analyze) the subject and break it up into different blocks. They would look at the blocks from different angles. Then they would reconstruct the subject, painting the blocks from various viewpoints.

Synthetic Cubism – The second stage of Cubism introduced the idea of adding in other materials in a collage. Artists would use colored paper, newspapers, and other materials to represent the different blocks of the subject. This stage also introduced brighter colors and a lighter mood to the art.