The Man from Ironbark

Learning Intention

Today we are learning about the poem ‘The man from Ironbark,  by A.B Patterson

Success Criteria

You will know you have been successful when you can:

#Read the poem ‘The man from Ironbark.’

#Identify the meaning, figuative language, vocabulary and tone of the poem

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Planets Facts

The Planets (plus the Dwarf Planet Pluto)

Our solar system consists of the sun, eight planets, moons, many dwarf planets (or plutoids), an asteroid belt, comets, meteors, and others. The sun is the center of our solar system; the planets, their moons, a belt of asteroids, comets, and other rocks and gas orbit the sun.

The eight planets that orbit the sun are (in order from the sun): Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. Another large body is Pluto, now classified as a dwarf planet or plutoid. A belt of asteroids (minor planets made of rock and metal) lies between Mars and Jupiter. These objects all orbit the sun in roughly circular orbits that lie in the same plane, the ecliptic (Pluto is an exception; it has an elliptical orbit tilted over 17° from the ecliptic).

Easy ways to remember the order of the planets (plus Pluto) are the mnemonics: “My Very Excellent Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas” and “My Very Easy Method Just Simplifies Us Naming Planets” The first letter of each of these words represents a planet – in the correct order.

The largest planet is Jupiter. It is followed by Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, and finally, tiny Pluto (the largest of the dwarf planets). Jupiter is so big that all the other planets could fit inside it.
The Inner Planets vs. the Outer Planets
The inner planets (those planets that orbit close to the sun) are quite different from the outer planets (those planets that orbit far from the sun).

  • The inner planets are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. They are relatively small, composed mostly of rock, and have few or no moons.
  • The outer planets include: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (a dwarf planet). They are mostly huge, mostly gaseous, ringed, and have many moons (again, the exception is Pluto, the dwarf planet, which is small, rocky, and has four moons).

English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are learning skills which will help us to improve our writing, spelling and reading.

Success Criteria 

You will know you have been successful when you can:

# Say, find and write words which have the ‘ou’ sound.

# Spelling you list words accurately.

# Identify and record contractions

# Locate and insert the correct punctuation for the sentence.

# Put the words in alphabetical order

Phonic Focus ‘ou’ sound

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Spelling Lists

List 1                      List 2                  List 3

circuit                    appearance        catch

punctuality          medicine             fruit

electrician            symbol                 wrote


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Alphabetical Order

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Poem Challenge

Learning Intention:

This week we are going to learn an Australia classic called “home among the gum trees’, by B Brown and W Johnson

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Success Criteria – you will know you have been successful when:

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# You can sing the song without words

# You can give thoughtful answers to the questions relating to ‘ the Australian way of life.’


  1. Write the meanings for each phrase:

a)  cookin’ up a roast

b) mull upon the porch

2) The singer of this song says she’s/he’s been around the world and visited many foreign places.  Yet it’s Australia that she/he adores.

What things does the singer like to do in Australia?

b) There are probably many things that you like to do here in your homeland; things that you can’t do anywhere else.  List five of these things.



Learning Intention:Today you are going to learn about the characteristics of planets

Success Criteria:

# Select a Planet

Record information on:

Name, Meaning of the Name, Position in the Solar System, Size, Moons, Rings, Gravity, Atmosphere, Temperature, Rotation of Axis, Composition of Planet, How a Human would fare on this planet, Discovery of this planet and References you have used.










The Planets Today

Planet Facts

Use these links to assist you in finding the relevant information

Sun Arise

Learning Intention:

This week we will be investigating the Aboriginal culture in association with NAIDOC week

Success Criteria:

I will know I have been successful when:

# Participate in all tasks

# Listen and Discuss Poem and Dream Time stories

# Understand the meaning and history behind NAIDOC week

Poetry Challenge


DreamTime – How the kangaroo got its pouch

Dreamtime – Where rainbows come from.

Sun Arise – Rolf Harris/Harry Butler


NAIDOC Week – 3-10th July

Naidoc Australia

History Timeline

q1) What does NAIDOC stand for?

q2) Why does Australia have a NAIDOC Week?

q3) Can you name what you think is the most significant event in the timeline (above)

Art Time

Aboriginal Art

Maths Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are learning maths skills which will help us to improve our scores in our daily quiz.


Success Criteria

You will know you have been successful when you can:

# Identify and define a prime number.

# Identify the place value of hundreds of millions through to units/ones.

# Identify and write the roman numbers from 81-100.

# Revise, draw and define types of lines.

# Learn the 7 times table.


Prime Numbers

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Prime Numbers Task – Studyladder

Place Value

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Intro into Place Value – Khan Academy

Place Value – Khan Academy

Roman Numerals

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Types of Lines

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English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to learn about spelling, grammar and punctuation skills which will help us to improve our reading, writing and spelling.

Success Criteria

You will know you have been successful when you can:

# Identify and write the long ‘a’ & ‘or’ sound into words.

# Accurately spell the words from your chosen list.

# Write sentences using the grammatically appropriate word.

# Identify and solve the prefix  words.

# Give a definition and use noun plurals in sentences.

# Tell a friend the meaning of a homophone and give them a quiz with 5 questions about finding the correct word.

# Listen to, take notes and ask questions about the semi colon.



Phonic Focus:

Long a’ sound

Long a vowel sound | FREE ESL worksheets

‘or’ sound

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Spelling Words:

List A                 List B                   List C

fruit                      complete          disappoint

catch                   February            delighted

build                    noise                  imagine

always                enough               reign

Word Choice:








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sub, inter, auto

(matic, marine, national, graph)


Nouns – Plurals

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Semi Colon

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Poetry Challenge

Learning Intention:

This week we are going to discuss, answer questions and sing the ballad, Waltzing Matilda  by Banjo Paterson


Success Criteria:

By the end of this week you be able to:

# Answer questions about the meaning of the poem

# take part in a competition (boys v girls) – Sound quality and articulation

Appreciating Poetry

1)What is a swagman?

2) Why is a billabong a good place to camp at?

3) How did the swagmen boil their billy?

4) What does ‘grabbed him with glee’ mean?

5) What kinds of food do you think the swagman  might have in his tucker bag?

6) How did the squatter arrive at the scene.

7) How do we know that the troopers arrived from a different direction than the squatter did?

8) What action of the swagman shows us that he was afraid of going to jail?

9) What do you think was the cause of the swagman’s death?

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