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

Contractions

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Punctuation

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Grammarpolis

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.

 

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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Maths Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are learning the 3x table, 2 & 3d properties, place value, fractions and 24 hour time.

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

# Accurately tell the answers for the 3x table.

# Identify 2 & 3D shape properties.

# Demonstrate your knowledge of place value using millions.

# Order and compare fractions.

#Convert 24 hour  time.

2D Shapes

2D Shapes

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Shape Properties

Place Value

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Place Value

Fractions

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Comparing Fractions

Comparing & Ordering Fractions

Time

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24 Hour Time

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24 Hour Time – Activity 1

24 Hour Time – Activity 2

Fractions

Learning Intention

Today you are going to explore fractions.

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

# Identify the cake fractions

# Make notes of the videos in your maths journal

#Identify which fraction is larger

#Locate decimals in place value

#Attempt to solve addition and subtraction fraction equations

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Computer Tasks

Cake Fractions

Which fraction is larger?

Shoot the hoop

Decimaster

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Whiteboard Lessons

Red  & Green Group FractionsFractions 2Fractions 3

Orange & Yellow Groups Equivalent Fractions VideoEquivalent Fraction Practice

Blue Group Equivalent Fractions and WholesEquivalent Fractions and Wholes Practice

Common Denominators

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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

 

 

Maths Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to learn about cubed numbers, telling the time, division and identifying 2D Shapes and Roman numerals, Line and Picture Graphs

 

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

# Identify and expand a cubed number

# Tell the time on an analogue clock

# Solve division problems

# Identify 2D Shapes

# Identify and solve problems involving roman numerals.

# Identify the difference between a line and picture graph.

Table of the week

Cubed Numbers

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Cubed Numbers

Division

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Division

 

2D Shapes

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Roman Numerals

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Types of Graphs

Line Plots and Picture Graphs

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Division – Book F

Division – Decimals

Fractions

Maths Skills

Learning Intention

This week we are going to learn about differnt types of triangles, symmetrical shapes, types of lines, telling the time in am’ and pm’, and identifying the place value.

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

# Identify and draw the different types of angles

# Locate the lines of symmetry within shapes and numbers.

# Discuss the different types of lines and how they are used in real life.

# Tell the time in am’ and pm’ time.

# Identify the place value of a particular number.

Types of Triangles

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Symmetry

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Types of Lines

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Time

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Studyladder – am or pm?

Place Value

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Khan Academy – Place Value

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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