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

Contractions

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Punctuation

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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.’

Questions:

  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.

 

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

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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

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.

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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:

bad/badly

happy/happily

good/well

bought/brought

angry/angrily

 

Prefixes:

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sub, inter, auto

(matic, marine, national, graph)

 

Nouns – Plurals

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Homophones:

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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

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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?

All about me!

My name is Ms Johnson

1) My favourite colour is Blue.

2) My best friend is called Marie.

3) My favourite thing to do is to spend time with my family.

4) My cats names are Baxter and Teo.

English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to learn about word roots, contractions, spelling strategy, adverbs and the suffix ‘ous.’

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

# Identify the origin of particular words.

# Give a definition for, and identify where to put an apostrophe.

# Use the spelling strategy LOOK,SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK to assist you in learning new words.

# Identify and use adverbs in sentences.

# Record words that end in the suffix ‘ous.’

 

Word Roots – (Latin, Greek etc)

geo (earth) – geography,

photo (light) – photography

terra (earth) – territory

peri (around) perimeter

vac (empty) vacant

Contractions

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Spelling Focus



 List 1                          List 2                                             List 3

laugh                                             oxygen                                                          chaos

address                                     tomorrow                                                    excitement

February                                    centre                                                             curiosity

Adverbs

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Adverbs – (lessons)

Suffixes

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English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to learn about adjectives,  homophones, ‘er’ in words and determiners.

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

# Identify and use amazing adjectives in your Writing and English Skills.

# Locate words that have the ‘er’ sound within them.

#Identify and use homophones correctly.

# Locate and give a definition for a determiner.

Grammar Focus

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Types of Words

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Determiners

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Determiners – Video

 

 

English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to learn about antonyms, pronouns, adverbs, question marks and putting letters and words in alphabetical order.

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

#  Identify and record your own antonyms.

# You can Locate the different types of pronouns in relation to 1st, 2nd and 3rd person.

#Discuss the three categories of adverbs and write your own examples.

# Identify where and when you need to use a question mark.

# Record letters and words in alphabetical order

 

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Antonyms Chart

Pronoun

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Adverbs

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Grammapolis – Adverbs

Question Marks

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Grammarpolis – Question Marks

Alphabetical Order

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English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to explore different types of verbs, the rules you should apply for plurals, how to use a full stop correctly (period), what sound a long o’ makes and different types of sentences.

Success Criteria

You will know you have been successful when you can:

# Identify different types of verbs (main, auxilliary, modal)

#Identify and use the Plural Rules

# You can use a full stop (period) correctly to complete a sentence.

# Identify words with a long o’ sound.

# Explain the different types of sentences

Verbs

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Grammaropolis – Verbs

Plurals

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FullStop

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Punctuation Academy

Long o’ Sound

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Types of Sentences

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 Sentence Types

English Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to learn about modal verbals, homophones, prefixes and parentheses.

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

# Explain the meaning of a modal verb and give an example.

# Identify the correct homophone in a sentence.

# Give a definition and example of a prefix.

# Locate the parentheses in a sentence.

Verbs

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Homophones

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Prefix

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Parentheses

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Storm Boy

Learning Intention

Today I will make judgements about the novel Storm Boy and give examples of why I think this way.

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

# You can answer the questions about Storm Boy.

# You can think critically about the novel Storm Boy and give justified answers.

# You can create you own evaluation question about the novel Storm Boy.

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Evaluation Questions

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  1. I think the cover is appealing or not appealing because …
  2. I like chapter …. because ….
  3. I think the illustrations are …… because. (refer to the book)

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4) I’m not sure about…… it doesn’t seem quite accurate.

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5) I don’t think it’s fair …… because …..

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6) My favourite character was …. because ……

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7) Create your own evaluation question (check how q1-6 are worded)

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