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.

 

Planets

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.

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

NASA

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

Dancing

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

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?

Rainforests

Learning Intention

Today we will be investigating the rainforest.

Success Criteria – you will know you have been successful

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# You can write a description of the tropical rainforest biome

# You can list the features and use images to show, what constitutes a tropical rainforest.

# You can research information about people living in tropical rainforests.

# You can identify interesting facts about the tropical rainforest.

# You can locate the areas on a map to show where the tropical rainforest regions are located around the world.

 

What is a rainforest?

Rainforest Information for Kids

Tropical Rainforests of the World

Ext – Tropical Rainforest Food webs

Deserts

Learning Intention

Today we are going to investigate the desert biome, find out what constitutes a desert,  explore who lives in a desert and find out where in the world deserts are located.

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

# You can write a description of a desert.

# You can list the features of a desert.

# You can research information relating to %  of World’s population who live in a desert.

# You can research adaptions required to live in a desert.

# You can locate the desert regions  found around the world.

Resources to assist your learning.

BBC Nature Wildlife

National Geographic

Deserts in America

Fun Desert Facts for Kids

Bibliography at End

Bibliography Format

The Arctic

Learning Intention:

Today we are going to investigate The Arctic

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

# You can list the features that make The Arctic unique

# You can give a description of the Arctic biome

# You can research information about people living in the Arctic

# Locate on a map the Arctic Region

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What is the Arctic?

National Geographic – The Arctic

The Magic School Bus- The Arctic

Useful Links

Arctic Facts

World Atlas

Climatology & Meteorology

WWF Arctic

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Mountains

Lesson Intention

Today we are going to investigate mountains

Mountains

Success Criteria: By the end of the lesson you will be able to

#List the features of a mountain.

#Find information about people living on a mountain.

Write a description of a mountain biome.

#Identify at least five interesting facts about mountains.

Show on a map where the major mountains land forms are founds around the world.

70 Million Years In 2 Minutes – The Himalayas Forming

Top Ten Highest Mountains in the World

Task: Construct an iBook with the information you have been given. You will know you have been successful when you meet the success criteria.

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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