Monday, 29 February 2016

Symbols on an inflatable pool toy

I'm always impressed by how many symbols and instructions there are on pool toys. 
 Here's some on one of ours:
Can you guess what all the symbols mean?
What do these ones mean?

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Symbol karate.

This is the symbol of Shotokan Karate which is the type of karate I do and compete in.

Here is a picture of the symbol and traditional writing.


I came 2nd at a competition.

On the 20th of February, I went to a Karate competition 'Ligue 1 Midi Pyrenees' and I came 2nd! With coming second, I am now able to compete on behalf of the league in a nationwide competition for France in Paris in May!! 

I am in training again this preparing for the 'Inter Regional Competition' in Boe, the saturday before we come back to school. 

Here is a picture of me about to start a combat and another of me on the podium with my medal! 

Signs and symbols

When I went to a racecourse in Morlaas I found some symbols. Here they are.

This one means that there is a defibrillator inside this building. A defribillator is a machine that helps to restart your heart.

This one means that you are not allowed to park in this area. 

Saturday, 27 February 2016

sign and symbols

On the 19th February I did 4 signs. These 4, I'm sure you have already seen. One of them was a parking sign: the sign is for the cars, and it's there to tell the cars that there's a parking nearby.

Another sign that I have done was a STOP! sign. The stop sign you also normally see on the street. It's for the cars; it means that you can't go that way without stopping, or that you have to let a car pass.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Peugeot sign

This is my PEUGEOT sign,              
This is a symbol representing Peugeot: it is a lion. It is on cars and motorbikes and other vehicles. 

It is a French make.

I think the company chose the lion symbol because when you see a lion you think of it being big and strong so people will buy it.
That’s what I thought...

But actually Belfort (a small town in France near Switzerland) was the first town to make

Peugeot and the symbol of that town was a lion.

Here is a map of  Belfort
Here is a picture of a statue of a lion in Belfort

Monday, 22 February 2016

Flight symbols

I found these symbols on my boarding pass.  On the piece of paper it tells you what you can do and what you  can't do.  On it it tells the person who is going on the flight what to do.  On the paper I have written what all the symbols mean.                             

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Some common symbols

These signs are very common and almost all of you would have seen it quite recently.This set of signs means: Women's toilet, Men's toilet and baby care.

The SECOND sign means: Fire hazard, and it is very important.
This set of signs mean: dry cleanable, non ironable, keep off heat and non washable.
This sign is electricity hazard and is seen very often.

Monday, 15 February 2016

My Rubik cube

This is me that had made the Rubiks cube, but it wasn't me who did it on my own so don't think that I can do it with out youtube but I do know how to do a half of the cube here you have the video that I made. 

Sunday, 14 February 2016

 On Friday ,
 Cristina and Frank went for a sleepover to my country house in Florentin (81 ).
On the way to go home i already cared about Frank .
In Auvergne someone pulled Frank s leg and he lost it.  So i decided to fix his poor leg .
I banded it with a tissue bandage then  he felt much better for running every where in our house :-)))))) .

I and Cristina mainly enjoyed playing together when she left on Saturday ,
 i spend more time with Frank in front of the chimney.

Frank  loved watching the flame of the fire and hear the fire cracking .at lunch time i feed him :-)))) .

At 3.30pm my dad switch on the TV , there was  a Rugby match !
 do you know who was playing ?????????
France  vs  Ireland  so I and Frank decided to watch it.
We ve got lot of  pleasure to cheer  our French  team !!!!!!! here a picture .......

Frank was a good friend during my week end .

Saturday, 13 February 2016

My Brownies district day

This is what  our uniform looks like.
On 13 February, I went  to my Brownies district day. WAIT! Its got nothing to do with chocolate chip brownies! It's part of the Girl guiding unit.District day is where all of the units of Girl guinding(Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Junior leaders and leaders) meet up and do lots of fun activities together and connected to the world! I also made a new friend called Rose. We had lots of fun and I also met Ines, Maryam and Nicola!

Thursday, 11 February 2016


Tibo had asked about smoking: Who invented cigarettes? And why are people smoking when they know it kills?

In 4G we read the wikipedia (simple English) article on Tobacco, and then talked about Tibo's question. We had a lot of ideas; here's some notes of just a few:
Several of us thought it would be a good idea to make posters about this. Here they are:

Zentangle cats

Here are our finished Zentangle cats displayed Inside Varjak Paw

We also Zentangled some pigeons for Varjak to hunt!

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Sir Alexander Fleming

Synthetic Production of Penicillin TR1468.jpgSir Alexander Fleming  (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance of penicillin (Penicillin G) from the mould Penicillin in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy!
Following World War I, Fleming actively searched for anti-bacterial agents, having witnessed the death of many soldiers from sepsis resulting from infected wounds. Antiseptics killed the patients' immunological defences more effectively than they killed the invading bacteria. In an article he submitted for the medical journal The lancet during World War I, Fleming described an ingenious experiment, which he was able to conduct as a result of his own glass blowing skills, in which he explained why antiseptics were killing more soldiers than infection itself during World War I. Antiseptics worked well on the surface, but deep wounds tended to shelter anaerobic bacteria from the antiseptic agent, and antiseptics seemed to remove beneficial agents produced that protected the patients in these cases at least as well as they removed bacteria, and did nothing to remove the bacteria that were out of reach. Sir Almroth Wright strongly supported Fleming's findings, but despite this, most army physicians over the course of the war continued to use antiseptics even in cases where this worsened the condition of the patients.
This is him in his laboratory BUSY! BUSY! BUSY!

More Dimensions

Mr Gregg talked about how Rene Descartes* used to lie in bed in the morning staring at the ceiling. He saw a fly flying around next to the ceiling and thought he could always describe where the fly was with just two numbers.

Here's Mr Gregg, lying down in Descartes' house, looking at the ceiling:

 You could have a three dimensional space in GeoGebra too. Like this. The three dimensions are shown by the three different-coloured lines:

We talked about shapes in different dimensions, different versions of the square in different dimensions:
lines, squares, a cube

This image shows how we can start at a no-dimensional point, and grow into bigger-number dimensions:
A lot of people wanted to go into four dimensions! This is tricky as we live in a three dimensional world!

Here is one picture of the tesseract, the 4D cube:

After we'd talked about this for a bit, we all wrote down in our own words what we'd understood about dimensions.

Here are some of our journals (2D version!):
We're getting good at writing what we're learning!

And more great questions! 
Orla asked what a -1D shape would look like.
Rhea asked what a 0.5D shape would look like.
Beatriz wanted to know what a 10,000D shape would be like!

*Some of us live on Avenue René Descartes, just by the school:

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Two Dimensions

We were talking about dimensions in 4G today. Why is a flat shape called a two dimensional (2D) shape?

One way of answering that is to say that you could draw the shape with just two directions. With a toy called an Etch-A-Sketch you could draw anything 2D just by turning the two knobs. (In this Scratch version, you use the arrow keys on a keyboard, which means it's a bit more jerky. Click the space bar to clear the picture.)

Here's the Etch-A-Sketch in Toy Story. (Normally they don't draw on their own!)

Anansi stories

Monday, 8 February 2016

The Periodic Table

Kirill wrote a "discoveries" post for us about Dmitry Mendeleev. And, as Rhea pointed out, it's his birthday today!
Dmitri Mendeleev’s 182nd Birthday
So it was a good day to find out a bit more about him.

We watched a couple of videos:


Have a look at this interactive periodic table.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Carnival in my village

This weekend has started the carnival in my village. This week it's very funny because there are a lot of activities for everybody. I love carnival!!! 
In my village  there are several "Carnival groups". I always participe with the cultural association "Las Peñuelas".  Were are around 200 people!!!!!
Every year we dressed up with a different theme like : "Alice's wonderful world", "The Lion's king", "Film's History", "Epic, the secret's world" ... And this year the selected theme has been "The magic of the Cirque du soleil". Unfortunately I have not disguised but my family has sent me some photos:

There is also a children's carnival group that has disguised as the movie "Rio":

Do you joint to the party?????