HOMEWORK

5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 7- Due Date - 22/11/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Wednesday 21st November - Swimming Sports @ Genazzano
  • Thursday 22nd November - 2019 5/6 Level Information Night, including Canberra camp @7pm in Jarrow Room.. At least one parent must attend.
  • Monday 26th November - Advent Service #1 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 3rd December - Advent Service #2 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 10th December - Advent Service #3 @ 9am in the Church
  • Thursday 13th December - Graduation Mass @ 6pm followed by Graduation Dinner
  • Friday 14th December - Yr 5/6 Bike Ride
  • Monday 17th December - Advent Service #4 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 17th December - Christmas Carols
  • Wednesday 19th December - End of Year Whole School Mass. School finishes @1.15pm

Important Reminders

  • Dates for Footsteps  (all 5/6s participate)  8/11 12/11 19/11 26/11 3/12
  • Dates for Sailing  (Yr 6s) and Bike Ed (Yr 5s)  9/11 16/11 23/11 30/11 7/12

            (Yr 5s - Ms Mac will send your parents an email to let you know when you need to bring your bikes)

READING

This is the FINAL week of Lit Circles for Term 4. It is important to refer to the rubric for each role and ensure you complete the written task with adequate detail, description and reasoning. Remember you must include evidence from the text to support your thinking, quoting page numbers, passages, lines and/or words from the text in your answer.

Also, it is still an expectation that you read for a minimum of 5 nights a week for at least 15 minutes each night Remember to record the title of the book and the number of pages you have read in your diary. Please ensure that your diary is signed at the end of each week.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following task in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side of the table. Then each day complete the column corresponding to the matching day to revise your spelling words. Remember to have your parents sign beneath each column every day.
  2. Create a wordsearch using your spelling words. Once complete, give your wordsearch to a member of your family to solve.

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. Continue the activities that have been selected for you all related to GEOMETRY, 2D AND 3D SHAPES. Please ensure you complete this as we will be handing out certificates for improvement next week and would like to see everyone achieve a new level.

TOUCH TYPING

*Please continue to touch type every night. This is a vital skill that will help you now and in the future. See how many words you can type correctly without looking at your hands as you type. We are still noticing people typing in class using only two fingers, even though typing speed has increased. Please practise typing using ALL fingers on the keyboard in their correct position, even if it means slowing down!!!

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 6 Due Date - 15/11/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Day
  • Monday 12th November - Remembrance Day Service @ 11:30am
  • Wednesday 21st November - Swimming Sports @ Genazzano
  • Monday 26th November - Advent Service #1 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 3rd December - Advent Service #2 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 10th December - Advent Service #3 @ 9am in the Church
  • Thursday 13th December - Graduation Mass @ 6pm followed by Graduation Dinner
  • Friday 14th December - Yr 5/6 Bike Ride
  • Monday 17th December - Advent Service #4 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 17th December - Christmas Carols
  • Wednesday 19th December - End of Year Whole School Mass. School finishes @1.15pm

Important Reminders

  • Dates for Footsteps  (all 5/6s participate)  8/11 12/11 19/11 26/11 3/12
  • Dates for Sailing  (Yr 6s) and Bike Ed (Yr 5s)  9/11 16/11 23/11 30/11 7/12

             (Yr 5s - Ms Mac will send your parents an email to let you know when you need to bring your bikes)

READING

This is the fifth week of Lit Circles for Term 4. It is important to refer to the rubric for each role and ensure you are completing the written task with adequate detail, description and reasoning. Remember you must include evidence from the text to support your thinking, quoting page numbers, passages, lines and/or words from the text in your answer.

Also, it is still an expectation that you read for a minimum of 5 nights a week for at least 15 minutes each night Remember to record the title of the book and the number of pages you have read in your diary. Please ensure that your diary is signed at the end of each week.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following task in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side of the table. Then each day complete the column corresponding to the matching day to revise your spelling words. Remember to have your parents sign beneath each column every day.

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. There are a lot of activities that have been selected for you all related to SHAPES. Please ensure you complete this as we will be handing out certificates for improvement next week and would like to see everyone achieve a new level.

TOUCH TYPING

*Please continue to touch type every night. This is a vital skill that will help you now and in the future. See how many words you can type correctly without looking at your hands as you type. We are still noticing people typing in class using only two fingers, even though typing speed has increased. Please practise typing using ALL fingers on the keyboard in their correct position, even if it means slowing down!!!

QUIZLET

*There are additions to Quizlet linked to what we have been learning. Please spend at least 10 minutes every night to improve your French using this site.

Reminder - Year 6s only

A reminder that Jenny Perera will be coming to school to video you on Tuesday the 13th and 20th. Please ensure you have completed the 2018 Graduation Video document, by selecting 3 or 4 of your favourite questions and recording answers to them on the document.

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 5 Due Date - 08/09/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Friday 2nd November - French Day
  • Monday and Tuesday 5th and 6th November - NO SCHOOL
  • Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Day
  • Monday 12th November - Remembrance Day Service @ 11:30am
  • Wednesday 21st November - Swimming Sports @ Genazzano
  • Monday 26th November - Advent Service #1 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 3rd December - Advent Service #2 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 10th December - Advent Service #3 @ 9am in the Church
  • Thursday 13th December - Graduation Mass @ 6pm followed by Graduation Dinner
  • Friday 14th December - Yr 5/6 Bike Ride
  • Monday 17th December - Advent Service #4 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 17th December - Christmas Carols
  • Wednesday 19th December - End of Year Whole School Mass. School finishes @1.15pm

Important Reminders

  • Dates for Footsteps  (all 5/6s participate)  8/11 12/11 19/11 26/11 3/12
  • Dates for Sailing  (Yr 6s) and Bike Ed (Yr 5s)  9/11 16/11 23/11 30/11 7/12

             (Yr 5s - Ms Mac will send your parents an email to let you know when you need to bring your bikes)

READING

This is the fourth week of Lit Circles for Term 4. It is important to refer to the rubric for each role and ensure you are completing the written task with enough detail and description. Remember to include evidence from the text to support your thinking.

Reading for a minimum of 5 nights a week for at least 15 minutes each night is still the expectation this term. Remember to record the title of the book and the number of pages you have read in your diary. Please ensure that your diary is signed at the end of each week.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following task in your homework book.

    1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side of the table. Then each day complete the column corresponding to the matching day to revise your spelling words. Remember to have your parents sign beneath each column every day.

 

  • Pyramid Words. Write your spelling words in a pyramid shape. Start with the first letter. On the next line, write the first two letters. On the third line, write the first three letters. Continue until you have written the entire word.

 

Eg. t

th

the

them

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week continue to help you revise your knowledge of SHAPES.

Yr 5s

As part of your transition into Year 6, you are required to submit an art piece that, if selected, will be used as the design on our Year 6 polo tops for 2019. You need to create a catchy slogan and draw a matching image and include “2019” in your design. Remember this must be created by you - not an image from the internet -and must be completed on an A4 sheet of paper. Do not include your name anywhere on the design or on the paper as we don’t want anyone to know who created it when they vote. .

Remember you can only include 4 colours in your design - green, yellow, white and black (school colours). Also remember to make your image and lettering bold and simple. The more complex the pattern the harder it is for the graphic designers to recreate.

If you need any ideas, speak to the current Yr 6s and they can provide you with some inspiration, giving you some  hints so your design will be the winning one!

Once all designs are in, all Year 5s will vote for their favourite design and we will reveal the winner before the end of the year.

Year 6s - Graduation

For your graduation, the Lisa Smith has asked you to do the following.

Please go back into the document we shared at the beginning of term and check your slide. Your slides have been colour coded. If there is an area in red, you will need to redo that part of your slide.

You will also need to add more detail, specifically to the “I am most looking forward to” prompt. You need to write what you are looking forward to after Grade 6, including some specific details -  not just ‘going to a new school’.

Also, there is a new question for you to answer at the bottom of the slide. You need to include a farewell message.

In addition, Jenny Perera will be coming to school to video you on Tuesday the 13th and 20th. She has asked that you look at the following questions and choose 3 or 4 and prepare answers for them.

You need to do this on a separate google slide that has been created for you in your homework folder. Please delete the questions you don’t want to answer, leaving only the questions and answers you want to appear on the video.

  1. What’s your favourite thing to say in French? Please translate too!
  2. What was your favourite memory at St Bede’s?
  3. What will you miss at St Bede’s?
  4. What was your most embarrassing moment?
  5. Who is your funniest friend and why?
  6. What are you looking forward to most when you go to secondary school?
  7. What is the most interesting fact you have learnt at St Bede’s?
  8. What nice farewell message would you like to share with the teachers?
  9. Who is your greatest inspiration/role model?
  10. What was your favourite club/group to be part of? Why?

You can include humour in your answers too 🙂

TOUCH TYPING

*Please continue to touch type every night. This is a vital skill that will help you now and in the future. See how many words you can type correctly without looking at your hands as you type. We are still noticing people typing in class using only two fingers, even though typing speed has increased. Please practise typing using ALL fingers on the keyboard in their correct position, even if it means slowing down!!!

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 4 Due Date - 01/09/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Thursday 1st November - Outdoor Classroom Day
  • Thursday 1st November - Whole School Mass @ 9.15am- All Saints Day (change of date)
  • Monday and Tuesday 5th and 6th November - NO SCHOOL
  • Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Day
  • Monday 12th November - Remembrance Day Service @ 11:30am
  • Wednesday 21st November - Swimming Sports @ Genazzano
  • Monday 26th November - Advent Service #1 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 3rd December - Advent Service #2 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 10th December - Advent Service #3 @ 9am in the Church
  • Thursday 13th December - Graduation Mass @ 6pm followed by Graduation Dinner
  • Friday 14th December - Yr 5/6 Bike Ride
  • Monday 17th December - Advent Service #4 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 17th December - Christmas Carols
  • Wednesday 19th December - End of Year Whole School Mass. School finishes @1.15pm

Important Reminders

  • Dates for Footsteps  (all 5/6s participate)  8/11 12/11 19/11 26/11 3/12
  • Dates for Sailing  (Yr 6s) and Bike Ed (Yr 5s)  9/11 16/11 23/11 30/11 7/12

             (Yr 5s - Ms Mac will send your parents an email to let you know when you need to bring your bikes)

READING

This is the third week of Lit Circles for Term 4. It is important to refer to the rubric for each role and ensure you are completing the written task with enough detail and description. Remember to include evidence from the text to support your thinking.

Reading for a minimum of 5 nights a week for at least 15 minutes each night is still the expectation this term. Remember to record the title of the book and the number of pages you have read in your diary. Please ensure that your diary is signed at the end of each week.


SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following task in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side of the table. Then each day complete the column corresponding to the matching day to revise your spelling words. Remember to have your parents sign beneath each column every day.
  2. Rainbow Writing. Write your words and then trace over each one in 5 different colours. Once you have completed this for each word, close your eyes and visualise how to write the word, using your hands to trace the words in the air. Then spell each word out loud to yourself.

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week continue to help you revise your knowledge of GRID REFERENCE and MAPPING. Remember there are still a number of fraction, decimal and percentage activities you can complete.

RELIGION

1.Each evening this week please pray the Rosary (10 Hail Marys, Glory Be and Our Father) with your family. Remember that when you are praying the Rosary, it is praying to God through Mary. If you have a set of Rosary Beads at home, you can use these to help keep count. Remember to set an intention before you pray (who would you like to pray for? What are you asking Mary to help with? etc)

2.Also, please find an image of Mary that connects with you. This might be an image you already have at home (prayer card, holy artefacts or paintings) or it could be an image you find on the internet. We will be exploring these images during Religion.

TOUCH TYPING

*Please continue to touch type every night. This is a vital skill that will help you now and in the future. See how many words you can type correctly without looking at your hands as you type. We are still noticing people typing in class using only two fingers, even though typing speed has increased. Please practise typing using ALL fingers on the keyboard in their correct position, even if it means slowing down!!!

 

5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 3 Due Date - 25/10/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Friday 19th October - Graduation photos and videos. Please ensure you are wearing your white t-shirts with sports uniform
  • 20 - 21st October - Father Child Camp
  • Thursday 25th October - Music Festival @ 9am-12:15pm St Bede’s
  • Thursday 1st November - Outdoor Classroom Day
  • Thursday 1st November - Whole School Mass @9.15am- All Saints Day (change of date)
  • Monday and Tuesday 5th and 6th November - NO SCHOOL
  •   11th November - Remembrance Day
  • Wednesday 21st November - Swimming Sports @ Genazzano
  • Monday 26th November - Advent Service #1 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 3rd December - Advent Service #2 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 10th December - Advent Service #3 @ 9am in the Church
  • Thursday 13th December - Graduation Mass @ 6pm followed by Graduation Dinner
  • Friday 14th December - Yr 5/6 Bike Ride
  • Monday 17th December - Advent Service #4 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 17th December - Christmas Carols
  • Wednesday 19th December - End of Year Whole School Mass. School finishes @1.15pm

Important Reminders

  • Dates for Footsteps  (all 5/6s participate)  8/11 12/11 19/11 26/11 3/12
  • Dates for Sailing  (Yr 6s) and Bike Ed (Yr 5s)  9/11 16/11 23/11 30/11 7/1
  •  (Yr 5s - Ms Mac will send your parents an email to let you know when you need to bring your bikes)

READING

This is the second week of Lit Circles for Term 4. It is important to refer to the rubric for each role and ensure you are completing the written task with enough detail and description. Remember to include evidence from the text to support your thinking.

Reading for a minimum of 5 nights a week for at least 15 minutes each night is still the expectation this term. Remember to record the title of the book and the number of pages you have read in your diary. Please ensure that your diary is signed at the end of each week.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following task in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side of the table. Then each day complete the column corresponding to the matching day to revise your spelling words. Remember to have your parents sign beneath each column every day.
  2. Write your words in a table and identify how many syllables are in each word. Separate the segments of word that represent each syllable           e.g. elephant (3) el e phant

WRITING (Yr 6s only) - DUE THIS THURSDAY!

*As part of your Graduation, you are being asked to write two letters. The first letter is to thank your parents for everything they have done for you whilst you have been at St Bede’s. This is to be handwritten and placed in an envelope addressed to your parents.

The second letter is to your Prep-self. This letter should include advice you would give yourself knowing what you now know about school and life.

*These letters are due on Thursday 25th October. If you would like assistance with editing, please send the draft to school next week before you publish your letters.

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week continue to help you revise your knowledge of GRID REFERENCE and MAPPING.

TOUCH TYPING

*Please continue to touch type every night. This is a vital skill that will help you now and in the future. See how many words you can type correctly without looking at your hands as you type.  

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 2 Due Date - 18/10/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Friday 12th October - Graduation photos and videos to be taken. Please ensure you are wearing your white t-shirts with sports uniform
  • Tuesday 16th October - HoopTIme
  • Friday 19th October - Graduation photos and videos. Please ensure you are wearing your white t-shirts with sports uniform
  • 19 - 20th October - Father Child Camp
  • Sunday 21st October - Whole School Family Mass
  • Thursday 1st November - Outdoor Classroom Day
  • Friday 2nd November - Whole School Mass @9.15am- All Souls Day
  • Monday and Tuesday 5th and 6th November - NO SCHOOL
  • Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Day
  • Wednesday 21st November - Swimming Sports @ Genazzano
  • Monday 26th November - Advent Service #1 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 3rd December - Advent Service #2 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 10th December - Advent Service #3 @ 9am in the Church
  • Thursday 13th December - Graduation Mass @ 6pm followed by Graduation Dinner
  • Friday 14th December - Yr 5/6 Bike Ride
  • Monday 17th December - Advent Service #4 @ 9am in the Church
  • Monday 17th December - Christmas Carols
  • Wednesday 19th December - End of Year Whole School Mass. School finishes @1.15pm

Important Reminders

  • As it is Term 4, please remember to wear your full school Summer uniform. This includes wearing your hat EVERY DAY! And if you wear a cap, please ensure the flap is down when you are outside.
  • Dates for Footsteps  (all 5/6s participate)  8/11 12/11 19/11 26/11 3/12
  • Dates for Sailing  (Yr 6s) and Bike Ed (Yr 5s)  9/11 16/11 23/11 30/11 7/12

             (Yr 5s - Ms Mac will let you know when you need to bring your bikes)

  • Yr 5s - please start thinking about designs for your Yr 6 top next year. Also begin to think of reasons why you would make a good Yr 6 leader. You will be given time during school to write your leadership speeches but it’s always a great idea to start thinking about it early and think of examples where you have shown great leadership and activities that you have participated in at school over the years 🙂

READING

This is the first week of Lit Circles for Term 4. Remember to review the goals you set last term and work to achieve them in your role this week. It is important to refer to the rubric for each role and ensure you are completing the written task with enough detail and description. Remember to include evidence from the text to support your thinking.

Reading for a minimum of 5 nights a week for at least 15 minutes each night is still the expectation this term. Remember to record the title of the book and the number of pages you have read in your diary. Please ensure that your diary is signed at the end of each week.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following task in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side of the table. Then each day complete the column corresponding to the matching day to revise your spelling words. Remember to have your parents sign beneath each column every day.
  2. Memorise your spelling words by closing your eyes and visualising the words. Trace the words in the air and say each letter out loud as you do this.

WRITING (Yr 6s only)

*As part of your Graduation, you are being asked to write two letters.

The first letter is to thank your parents for everything they have done for you whilst you have been at St Bede’s. This is to be handwritten and placed in an envelope addressed to your parents.

The second letter is to your Prep-self. This letter should include advice you would give yourself knowing what you now know about school and life.

*These letters are due on Thursday 25th October. You have 2 weeks to complete them.

*If you would like assistance with editing, please send the draft to school next week before you publish your letters.

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week continue to help you revise your knowledge of FRACTION, DECIMAL and PERCENTAGES.

TOUCH TYPING

*Please continue to touch type every night. This is a vital skill that will help you now and in the future. See how many words you can type correctly without looking at your hands as you type.  

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 7 -10 (until the end of term)

Some important dates to remember …

  • Wednesday 22nd August until 29th August. Scholastic Book Fair.
  • Saturday 25th August. Fr Werner’s 25th Anniversary Mass, 6pm.
  • Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 5th September. Father’s Day Breakfasts.
  • Friday 31st August. Father’s Day Stall.
  • Sunday 2nd September. Father’s Day.
  • Wednesday 5th September. Confirmation Reflection Day.
  • Thursday 6th September. District Athletics.
  • Sunday 9th September. Confirmation @ 1pm.
  • Wednesday 12th September. Writer’s Festival. Twilight School - 2-8pm.
  • Friday 14th September. Footy Colours Day. Special lunch order.
  • Friday 21st September. Last day of term @ 1:15pm.

Until the end of term, homework will consist of the following tasks:

READING

Complete your Lit Circle role. Please ensure that you are completing your role in full sentences with enough detail. Continue to use the rubric to help you complete your role.

Also remember you are expected to read for a minimum of 5 nights a week for at least 15 minutes each night. Remember to record the title of the book and the number of pages you have read in your diary. Please ensure that you diary is signed at the end of the week.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following task in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side of the table. Then each day complete the column corresponding to the matching day to revise your spelling words. Remember to have your parents sign beneath each column every day.

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities provided. This is approximately 20 questions in total. For the remainder of the term, continue to focus on FRACTIONS.

PREPARATION FOR WRITER’S FESTIVAL AND CONFIRMATION

* You may be asked by your teacher in coming weeks to complete various activities related to the Writer’s Festival or Confirmation. Please complete by the given due date that your teacher has specified.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 6 - Due Thur 23/8/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Thursday 16th & Friday 17th August. School Closure days.
  • Sunday 19th August. Year 6 Commitment Mass.
  • Monday 20th August. Book Week Parade.
  • Monday 20th August. NAPLAN Online Readiness tests. Year 5s only.
  • Wednesday 22nd August until 29th August. Scholastic Book Fair.
  • Saturday 25th August. Fr Werner’s 25th Anniversary Mass, 6pm.
  • Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 5th September. Father’s Day Breakfasts.
  • Friday 31st August. Father’s Day Stall.
  • Sunday 2nd September. Father’s Day.
  • Wednesday 5th September. Confirmation Reflection Day.
  • Thursday 6th September. District Athletics.
  • Sunday 9th September. Confirmation @ 1pm.
  • Wednesday 12th September. Writer’s Festival. Twilight School - 2-8pm.
  • Friday 14th September. Footy Colours Day. Special lunch order.
  • Friday 21st September. Last day of term @ 1:15pm.

READING

This week you will complete your fourth Lit Circle role. Please ensure that you are completing your role in full sentences with enough detail. Continue to use the rubric to help you complete your role.

Also remember you are expected to read for a minimum of 5 nights a week for at least 15 minutes. Remember to record the title of the book you are reading and the number of pages you have read in your diary.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side. Then each night use this method to practise your spelling words and have your parents sign at the bottom of each column every night.

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week continue to help you revise your knowledge of FRACTIONS.

COMIC BOOKS

*Using the the booklet you were given in the 100 Story Building workshop, you are to complete you comic.

*Remember to think about the following features when you are creating your comic:

  • Using the same characters (main character, villain) throughout  the comic
  • Facial expression of your characters
  • Using speech bubbles for dialogue
  • The size and format of the boxes on your page
  • Include colour in your comic
  • Refer back to the map and the perils that your character have to face on their journey to the villains lair
  • To use the items in your bag to defeat the villain, you must have ONE item left to enter the villain’s lair

*These will need to be finished by Thursday 23rd August. Remember it is a finished text so use of colour and/or shading is important.

*These comics will be shared amongst the 5/6 level

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 5 - Due Wed 15/8/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Friday 10th August. 5/6S Assembly.
  • Tuesday 14th August. Confirmation Faith Night.
  • Wednesday 15th August. Feast of the Assumption (Whole School Mass).
  • Thursday 16th & Friday 17th August. School Closure days.
  • Sunday 19th August. Year 6 Commitment Mass.
  • Monday 20th August. Book Week Parade.
  • Wednesday 22nd August until 29th August. Scholastic Book Fair.

READING

This week you will complete your third Lit Circle role. Please ensure that you are completing your role in full sentences with enough detail. Continue to use the rubric to help complete your role.

You are expected to read for at least 15 minutes for a minimum of 5 nights a week. Remember to record the title of the book you are reading and the number of pages you have read. Record this in your diary each night.

Also remember to include the titles of the books on the Premier’s Reading Challenge website. The final date to upload your information online is Friday 7th September.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side. Then each night use this method to practise your spelling words.
  2. Rainbow Writing. Trace over your words at least five times, using different colours.

WRITING/INQUIRY

Please continue writing your creative stories this week. Remember to use the draft section of the writing book to brainstorming ideas and draft your text. Then you need to publish your final text at the front of the book. Remember you are not expected to finish the entire story !

***NEXT ROUND DUE DUE WEDNESDAY 15th AUGUST***

Please remember to bring the story bags to school on Wednesday.

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week continue to help you revise your knowledge of FRACTIONS.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

DT- Touch Typing

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week. Everyone should at least be achieving 30 WPM with 2 or less errors at this stage of the year.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

DT - Scratch

*Spend 20 minutes continuing with your Scratch project from Digital Technologies each day. The expectation is that you complete Section 6 by the 23rd August. Please complete the activities and do at least 2 Add-Ons for each one. Please see Ms Fitzgerald if you have any questions.

RELIGION

*Find a costume about whom you are writing your biography - Grade 6s (saint) and Grade 5s (admirable person).

*For Grade 6s, think about what your saint would have worn during that era e.g. country, living conditions

BOOK WEEK

*Finalise your costume for the Book Week Parade on Monday 20th August. Ensure you think of something creative and distinguishable. Locate or borrow the book, or print the front cover to use on the parade. No sports characters allowed!

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 3&4- Due 9/8/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Friday 27th July. Interschool Sports winter season match vs St Clements. Away game.
  • Thursday 2nd August. Athletics Day.
  • Wednesday 8th August. Mary MacKillop Feast Day.
  • Friday 10th August. 5/6S Assembly.
  • Tuesday 14th August. Confirmation Faith Night.
  • Wednesday 15th August. Feast of the Assumption (Whole School Mass).
  • Thursday 16th & Friday 17th August. School Closure days.
  • Sunday 19th August. Year 6 Commitment Mass.
  • Monday 20th August. Book Week Parade.
  • Wednesday 22nd August until 29th August. Scholastic Book Fair.

READING

Over the next two weeks you will need to complete ONE Lit Circle role. Our next Lit Circle discussion will take place on the 9th August as we have Athletics Day next week. Remember to use feedback and the rubrics to support you and ensure you revise and edit your work before handing it in for correction. Layout/neatness is also important. You may hand your role before the 9th if you have completed it beforehand.

Also remember you are expected to read for at least 15 minutes for a minimum of 5 nights a week. Record the title of the book you are reading and the number of pages you have read in your diary each night. And don't forget to include the titles of the books on the Premier’s Reading Challenge website. The final date to upload your information online is Friday 7th September.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side. Then each night use this method to practise your spelling words.
  2. Spellercize - Pretend you are a cheerleaders and call out your words. Raise your hands to the sky for letters that touch the top handwriting line, put your hands on your waist for letters in the middle and touch your toes for letters that go below the bottom line. E.g. bag = b(sky) a(waist) g (toes) spells BAG!!! Perform your routine for a parent and have them sign your homework book to show they have seen it.

WRITING/INQUIRY

Please continue writing your creative stories this week. Remember to use the draft section of your writing book, brainstorming ideas and drafting your text before you publish it at the front of the book. Remember you are not expected to finish the entire story !

***ROUND 1 - DUE MONDAY 30th July***

***ROUND 2 - DUE FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST***

Please remember to bring the story bags to school on both days.

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week continue to help you revise your knowledge of ANGLES.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week. Everyone should at least be achieving 30 WPM with 2 or less errors at this stage of the year.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

SCRATCH

Ms Fitzgerald has asked that you continue with your scratch storytelling projects. Remember that you are to follow the instructions in the program about what you are to create. Once you have completed this, you will be free to create your own projects.

INQUIRY (due Friday 3/8)

*Remember your Inquiry presentation is due Friday (3/8). You had to choose a fairytale and then explore how many mediums that story has been told through (music, dance, sculpture, architecture, lighting, clothing, movies etc)

*Using google slides, remember to incorporate images, music and your own answer to the essential question “You call that a story?”

*This only needs to be 5 slides in length and will be shared in small groups, with the first slide having the fairytale written on it and the last slide the Essential Question and your answer. Remember to justify your answer!

FRENCH

There is a new set of exercises on Quizlet. Please complete the various activities to revise the work we have undertaken in class.

RELIGION

Identify a person in your everyday that demonstrates the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Take a photo of this person and include a caption underneath explaining who the person is, what gifts or fruits they have used and what they have done to make a positive difference to others. Present the image and caption on a Google Slide presentation. Speak to your teacher if you wish to present this in another way.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 2 - Due 27/07/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Friday 27th July. Interschool Sports winter season match vs St Clements. Away game.
  • Thursday 2nd August. Athletics Day.
  • Wednesday 8th August. Mary MacKillop Feast Day.
  • Friday 10th August. 5/6S Assembly.
  • Tuesday 14th August. Confirmation Faith Night.
  • Wednesday 15th August. Feast of the Assumption (Whole School Mass).
  • Thursday 16th & Friday 17th August. School Closure days.
  • Sunday 19th August. Year 6 Commitment Mass.
  • Monday 20th August. Book Week Parade.
  • Wednesday 22nd August until 29th August. Scholastic Book Fair.

READING

This week is the first week for your new Literature Circles text. Look at the goals you set last term. Work to achieve these through your roles, using feedback and rubrics to support you. Ensure your work is completed by the due date and in sufficient detail.

You are expected to read for at least 15 minutes for a minimum of 5 nights a week. Remember to record the title of the book you are reading and the number of pages you have read.Record this in your diary each night.

Also remember to include the titles of the books on the Premier’s Reading Challenge website.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top of each column. Write your spelling words in the far left hand column. Then each night use this method to learn your spelling words.

WRITING/INQUIRY

Now that you have chosen the 'inspiration' for your story and decided on a great format to tell it, it is time to commence your storytelling. Using the draft section of your writing book, brainstorm ideas and draft the beginning to your story. Remember to revise and edit your work before publishing your completed section at the front of your book.

*Note - you are not expected to finish the entire story ... just set the scene and provide enough information in your chosen text so that the next person will be able to continue the story.

***ROUND 1 - DUE MONDAY 23rd***

***ROUND 2 - DUE THURSDAY 26th***\

Please remember to bring the story bags to school on both days.

 

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week continue to help you revise your knowledge of PATTERNS, ALGEBRA and ANGLES.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week. Everyone should at least be achieving 30 WPM with 2 or less errors at this stage of the year.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

INQUIRY (this is to be completed over 2 weeks - due Friday 3/8)

*Based on the Tuning In activities undertaken this week, you are to conduct your own inquiry into the essential question “ You call that a story?”

*Choose a fairytale and then explore how many mediums that story has been told through (music, dance, sculpture, architecture, lighting, clothing, movies etc)

*Using google slides, include the fairytale (text) and then incorporate images, music and your own answer to the essential question “You call that a story?”

*This only needs to be 5 slides in length and will be shared in small groups.

RELIGION

Year 6s

* Sit with a parent to discuss your sponsor for Confirmation. They must be baptised Catholic, at least 16 years of age and someone who has qualities that you admire. Past students have chosen godparents, older cousins, family friends or parents, but these are just some ideas.

* Sit with a parent to discuss which Saint’s name you will choose to take in Confirmation. The Saint should be someone who has admirable qualities, an interesting life story and who you have made a connection with.

Grade 5s

*You will need to choose a person who you admire that has made positive change in the world.

*Sit with your parent and discuss what qualities this person has that makes them a positive role model.

*Record the name of the person and the qualities you have identified in your homework book.

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 10 - Due 21/06/18

Some important dates to remember:

  • Friday 15th June - Hockey 7s - PLEASE REFER TO CARE MONKEY FORM TO KNOW WHAT TO BRING
  • Sunday 17th June - Whole School Family Mass
  • Thursday 21st June - 5/6S Class Mass
  • Friday 22nd June - Interschool v. Balwyn North @ HOME
  • Monday 25th June - Reports released
  • Thursday 28th June - Term 2 ends @ 3:15pm
  • Thursday 28th June - Learning Conferences @ 4-8pm
  • Friday 29th June - Learning Conferences @ 9-12pm

READING

You are expected to read for at least 15 minutes for a minimum of 5 nights a week. Remember to record the title of the book you are reading and the number of pages you have read. Record this in your diary each night.

Also remember to include the titles of the books on the Premier’s Reading Challenge website.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

    1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side. Then each night use this method to practise your spelling words.
    2. PYRAMID WORDS. Write your spelling words in a pyramid shape. Start with the first letter. On the next line, write the first two letters. On the third line, write the first three letters. Continue until you have written the entire word.

Eg. t

      th

      the

      them

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week continue to help you revise your knowledge of DIVISION and PROBLEM SOLVING WITH DIVISION. 

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week. Everyone should at least be achieving 30 WPM with 2 or less errors at this stage of the year.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 9 - Due 14/06/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Friday 8th June - Whole School Mass for the Sacred Heart - PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR FOOD ITEM TOMORROW IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY DONE SO!
  • Monday 11th June - Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
  • Thursday 14th June - 5/6A Class Mass
  • Friday 15th June - Hockey 7s
  • Sunday 17th June - Whole School Family Mass
  • Thursday 21st June - 5/6S Class Mass
  • Friday 22nd June - Interschool v. Balwyn North @ HOME
  • Monday 25th June - Reports released
  • Thursday 28th June - Term 2 ends @ 3:15pm
  • Thursday 28th June - Learning Conferences @ 4-8pm
  • Friday 29th June - Learning Conferences @ 9-12pm

READING

You are expected to read for at least 15 minutes for a minimum of 5 nights a week. Remember to record the title of the book you are reading and the number of pages you have read.Record this in your diary each night.

Also remember to include the titles of the books on the Premier’s Reading Challenge website.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

    1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side. Then each night use this method to practise your spelling words.
  • Toss a word. Give your spelling words to your parent. Toss or roll and ball back and forth with them. Your parent will call out the word you need to spell. You hold the ball and say the first letter of your spelling word. Then you toss the ball to your parent and they say the second letter and so forth. Do this at least TWO times during the week. Ensure your parent signs your homework book to say they have completed the task TWICE with you.

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week continue to help you revise your knowledge of DATA & GRAPHING and INTERPRETING GRAPHS.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week. Everyone should at least be achieving 30 WPM with 2 or less errors at this stage of the year.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

INQUIRY

*Continue to bring information and resources to school that will assist with your personal inquiries.

Also, you need to bring the following items to school by TUESDAY next week.

*2 random items from home. They can be anything (bottle lid, toy, CD, button. Comb, elastic etc). Just something random and small.

*magnifying glass or a monocle

*trench coat (or some sort of jacket/coat)

*a hat with a brim all around ….

So you look sort of like this…….      Image result for image of detective  or this ......Image result for image of detective

RELIGION

*Rewatch the TED Talk given by the Pope that we watched in class. After viewing it at home, in your Homework books create a brainstorm or a spiderweb using the theme of  ‘connectedness’ as your central word. Record any ideas or thoughts you have during the talk that are linked to the central word.

Link to the TED Talk:

https://www.ted.com/talks/pope_francis_why_the_only_future_worth_building_includes_everyone

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 8 - Due 07/06/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Friday 1st June - 5/6A Class Assembly
  • Monday 4th June - Interschool Sport v. Boroondara Park @ AWAY
  • Friday 8th June - Whole School Mass for the Sacred Heart
  • Monday 11th June - Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
  • Thursday 14th June - 5/6A Class Mass
  • Friday 15th June - Hockey 7s
  • Sunday 17th June - Whole School Family Mass
  • Thursday 21st June - 5/6S Class Mass
  • Friday 22nd June - Interschool v. Balwyn North @ HOME
  • Monday 25th June - Reports released
  • Thursday 28th June - Term 2 ends @ 3:15pm
  • Thursday 28th June - Learning Conferences @ 4-8pm
  • Friday 29th June - Learning Conferences @ 9-12pm

READING

Although Lit Circles have finished for Round 1, you must read for at least 15 minutes for a minimum of 5 nights a week. The title of the book and the number of pages read must be recorded in your diary. Also remember to include the titles of the books on the Premier’s Reading Challenge website.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Create a table in your book and label each day of the week at the top. Write your spelling words on the left hand side. Then each night use this method to practise your spelling words.
  2. Match Up. Write each of your words on two different index cards. Turn all the cards face down and mix them up on the table. Lay  out your cards in rows (like memory) and flip over, trying to match them. Do this each night. You can even play with different members of your family!

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week are to help you revise your knowledge of DATA & GRAPHING and INTERPRETING GRAPHS.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

INQUIRY

By Monday 4th June, bring information from home that will assist you for your personal inquiries. This may include links to a YouTube video, magazine articles, books from a local library, email address of experts, links to websites that are ‘kid friendly’ etc.  All research needs to be completed at school. You are only required to find the resources, not conduct the research!

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 7 - Due 31/5/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Friday 25th May - St Bede’s Feast Day (Pizza Lunch-Order)
  • Wednesday 30th May - Interschool Sport v. Greythorn @ HOME
  • Thursday 31st May - 5/6N Class Mass @ 9:15am
  • Friday 1st June - Interschool Sport v. Mont Albert @ HOME
  • Friday 1st June - 5/6A Class Assembly

READING

This week is the last week of Lit Circles. Please ensure you have read the agreed number of pages with your group (do not go beyond) and come to class prepared with your completed role. Read the instructions and rubric carefully to ensure you complete your role accurately and with detail.

Remember you must be reading for at least 15 minutes for a minimum of 5 nights a week. Should you finish the required number of pages from your lit circle book early, read your independent book and record the title and number of pages you have read in your diary.

Premier’s Reading Challenge. Your Username and password have been generated. Please check your emails to find them so you can log in and begin to record the books you are reading. If you can’t find it/haven’t received it, there is a book in the library that will have this information in it.  Remember that you only need to record the books you are reading for Lit Circles and independent reading. If you get the change to read books from the Premier’s list, you can add those too, however, these are not compulsory for our purpose.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Write your words 5 times using this method
  2. Hidden Words. Hide your spelling words within a picture. Try to be as creative as you can. Ensure you use a full page in your homework book and colour it in!

MATHS

*Log in to Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week are to help you revise your knowledge of LENGTH, AREA and PERIMETER.

FRENCH

*Search for an image of students in a playground. Make a copy of it and paste it into a google doc. Then write a short paragraph in French about what you see. Use language we have learned in class (je vois... je pense que... je me demande... ) to begin your sentences. DO NOT USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE! Challenge:see if you can write a paragraph rather than just a list of individual sentences using the sentence starters.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 5 - Due 17/5/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Friday 11th May - StarLab Incursion. Interschool sport vs Greythorn (home game - please bring oranges).
  • Tuesday 15th May - NAPLAN (Language Conventions, Writing)
  • Wednesday 16th May - NAPLAN (Reading), Guest speaker from Monash University.
  • Thursday 17th May - NAPLAN (Maths)
  • Friday 18th May - District Cross Country
  • Sunday 20th May - Year 5 Family Mass @ 11am

READING

This week is the fourth week of Lit Circles. Please ensure you have read the agreed number of pages with your group (do not go beyond) and come to class prepared with your completed role. Read the instructions and rubric carefully to ensure you complete your role accurately and with detail.

Remember you must be reading for at least 15 minutes for a minimum of 5 nights a week. Should you finish the required number of pages from your lit circle book early, read your independent book and record the title and number of pages you have read in your diary.

Premier’s Reading Challenge. Your Username and password have been generated. Please check your emails to find them so you can log in and begin to record the books you are reading. If you can’t find it/haven’t received it, there is a book in the library that will have this information in it.  Remember that you only need to record the books you are reading for Lit Circles and independent reading. If you get the change to read books from the Premier’s list, you can add those too, however, these are not compulsory for our purpose.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Write your words 5 times using this method
  2. Clapping chant. Create a hand clap chant for each of your spelling words, with each letter being a clap. Share these with a parent or grandparent and ask them to sign your homework book after they have seen it.

MATHS

*Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week are to help you revise your knowledge of LENGTH, AREA and PERIMETER.

INQUIRY

*On Wednesday 16th May, the 5/6 students will be visited by a guest speaker, an astrophysicist, from Monash University. Over the weekend write a question that you have from our inquiry learning. It could be anything about earth and space sciences that you are wondering about.  

*Please remember to complete your moon observations going until all moons are complete!

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

ART

Remember to keep collecting items to use for Ms Archibald’s art project this term.

RE

Please use the Bible Gateway (New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition NRSVCE) to find and read the following passages. You will find these passages are all related to The Trinity. Discuss with your family how and why God is known as the Trinity. What does this mean? 

You then need to find images linked to God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit online. This will help you to illustrate your understanding of the Trinity in your homework book, visually representing The Trinity in your homework book. It could be a drawing or a collage.

Matthew 28:19

Matthew 3:16-17

John 1:14

John 10:30-36

Luke 1:35

Luke 3:21-22

2 Corinthians 1:21-22

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 4 - Due 10/5/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Wednesday 9th May - Leadership Day for specific Yr 6 students
  • Friday 11th May - Interschool Sports v Greythorn (home game = pls bring oranges)

                            - Mother’s Day Stall

                           - Yr 5/6 Incursion - linked to Earth and Space Science Inquiry

READING

This week is the third week of Lit Circles. Please ensure you have read the agreed number of pages with your group (do not go beyond) and come to class prepared with your completed role. Read the instructions and rubric carefully to ensure you complete your role accurately and with detail.

Remember you must be reading for at least 15 minutes for a minimum of 5 nights a week. Should you finish the required number of pages from your lit circle book early, read your independent book and record the title and number of pages you have read in your diary.

Premier’s Reading Challenge. This year, we have decided to make the challenge COMPULSORY for all students. Please indicate YES on the CareMonkey forma and complete all the required sections. Once complete, a username and password will be generated for you so you can log in and add the titles of your books.

You are NOT expected to read the books listed/recommended on the challenge homepage. There is a section where you can enter the titles of the books you are reading for Lit Circles and independent reading. Should you choose to read more, you can add them to your list.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Write your words 5 times using this method
  2. Flash writing. In a darkened room, use a flashlight to write your words on the wall or ceiling. Do this every night for homework. One night, invite your family, or a family member, to sit with you as you write your words. In your homework book, they can write the words they think you have spelled and you can check to see if they are correct. Give them a score out of 10.

MATHS

*Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week are to help you revise your knowledge of NAPLAN REVISION and PRIME & COMPOSITE NUMBERS and FACTORS.

INQUIRY

TERM 2 PROJECT:

* Continue with your term project this week as part of your science inquiry - Are we alone?

* Each night continue to draw the shape of the moon that you see using the template.

*Watch these videos  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWeaQctUp1c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXe0yxzYkjo

And record notes as you read. You should have around 10 dot points in total.

Also listen to this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvkrC4HSLkM  See if you can sing along - perhaps even memorise the words!

Using this information (your dot points), write a short paragraph that explains the phases of the moon. Remember it needs to be in your own words.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

ART

Ms Archibald has requested that EACH STUDENT collect the following items for your Art project this term. Without giving the activity away (it will be a great surprise!!!) you will need:

*A plastic bottle - 1 litre to 1.5 litre- e.g.soft drink bottle or milk bottle.

*Small plastic containers like yoghurt tubs

*Other recycled objects that you think may be useful e.g. buttons, beads, cotton reels, metal springs.

Please ensure all items that have contained food/drink are washed and dried thoroughly!

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 3 - Due 03/5/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Thursday 3rd May - School Photos
  • Friday 4th May - School Cross Country

READING

This week is the second week of Lit Circles. Please ensure you have read the agreed number of pages with your group (do not go beyond) and come to class prepared with your completed role. Read the instructions and rubric carefully to ensure you complete your role accurately and with detail. Also, remember the goal you set yourself last week linked to the Communicator Asset. You might even rehearse your role with your family, ensuring you lead the discussion you have with them.

Remember you must be reading for at least 15 minutes at least 5 nights a week. Should you finish the required number of pages from your lit circle book early, read your independent book and record the title and number of pages you have read in your diary.

The Premier's Reading Challenge has begun. Usually this is voluntary however this year I would like for everyone in 5/6N to sign up (you're reading anyway :):)  Remember to record the books you read following the instructions given on the site. And in your homework book, please show evidence that you have signed up (screen shot on the computer to say you have been accepted, the number you have been given once signed up etc)

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Write your words 5 times using this method
  2. Ransom words. Using old newspapers and magazines, cut out individual letters to create your spelling words. Glue the words in your Homework book.

MATHS

*Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. The activities this week are to help you revise your knowledge of MULTIPLICATION.

INQUIRY

TERM 2 PROJECT:

* Continue with your term project this week as part of your science inquiry - Are we alone?

* Each night continue to draw the shape of the moon that you see using the template.

*Remember to bring in your template on Thursday so we can discuss your observations and set future goals.

FRENCH

* Revise the language vocabulary in the Quizlet set, “Digger”

* Write these French words into your homework book with the English translation alongside.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 2 - Due 26/4/18

Some important dates to remember …

  • Thursday 19th April - School Disco 7:30-9pm
  • Friday 20th April - Interschool Sport vs St Clements. Remember to bring oranges.
  • Friday 20th April - 5/6N Assembly & Passion Plays (After Easter)
  • Wednesday 25th April - Anzac Day

READING

Read your independent book for at least 15 minutes a night and record the title and number of pages you have read in your diaries.

This week is the first week for Lit Circles. Please ensure you have read the agreed pages with your group (do not go beyond) and come prepared to class with your role completed. Read the instructions and rubric carefully before you begin. See your teacher if you have any questions - earlier in the week is always better!

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book to practise your words this week.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Write your words out 5 times using this method
  2. Create a short paragraph where all your words are included.

MATHS

*Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. This is approximately 20 questions in total. These are to help you revise your knowledge of ADDITION & SUBTRACTION.

INQUIRY

TERM 2 PROJECT:

*You have been given your template for your Term Project. Remember to observe the moon EVERY night at the same time and from the same place (if possible) and record what you see on the template.

LIBRARY SHELF MARKER

* You will find in the “Homework” folder on Google Drive, a spreadsheet file named “Library Shelf Marker”.

Decorate it as you want and at the end of the week, the teachers will print it out and laminate.

The shelf marker will be used in library sessions to help keep the library tidy as well as to help you remember which books you removed etc.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 1 Weeks 9 - Due 29/3/18

Some important dates to remember …

*Friday 23/3 - Interschool Sport v  Balwyn North (away)

*Sunday 25/3 - Palm Sunday

*Monday 26/3 - Full dress rehearsal for Passion Plays

*Thursday 29/3 - Passion Plays begin @9.15am

- Term 1 concludes @1.10pm

*Friday 30/3 - Good Friday (holy day of obligation)

*Sunday 1/4 - Easter Sunday

 

Can you believe Term 1 is nearly over? Neither can I. it seems to get faster each year!

For the last week of term homework will be to complete unfinished tasks and to prepare for your Passion Play performances.

Write these activities in your homework book and use them as a checklist to ensure you have everything completed on time. Remember if you finish a task early you can hand it in early too! And diaries will be due Thursday next week as there won't be school on Friday.

Please ensure they activities are completed this coming week.

  1. Memorise your Passion Play script and organise your costume and props
  2. Complete the art activity given to you by Mrs Pegoraro (hand)
  3. Complete the written activity assigned to you by Mrs O'Flynn. Ensure both the written part and the illustrations are complete
  4. Complete 2 more activities on StudyLadder
  5. Continue to type, type and type some more without looking at your hands or the keyboard. Challenge: If anyone can type faster than me by the end of the year there will be a surprise waiting for you 🙂
  6. LENT PHOTO A DAY - remember this project continues until Easter Sunday. You will need to present it on the first day back of Term 2, so ensure it is complete.  And a reminder - the images ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE FROM GOOGLE IMAGES!

Let the countdown to the holidays begin 🙂

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 1 Weeks 7 & 8 - Due 22/3/18

Some important dates to remember …

*Thursday 8/3 - Kath Murdoch Inquiry Night @6 - 7.30pm

*Friday 9/3 - Pupil Free day (no school)

*Monday 12/3 - Labour Day Public Holiday (no school)

*Tuesday 13/3 - Whole School excursion to NGV & Shrine

*Friday 16/3 - St Patrick’s Day mass at the Cathedral

  • Interschool Sport v Mont Albert (away)

*Friday 23/3 - Interschool Sport v  Balwyn North (away)

*Sunday 25/3 - Palm Sunday

 

READING

Read your independent book for at least 15 minutes a night and record the title and number of pages you have read in your diaries. Remember to make connections as you read (text to self, text to text, text to world, text to media) and to use the Word Wizard strategies you have learned in class and be aware of the questions you are asking yourself as you read the text.

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following tasks in your homework book to practise your words this week. Remember your spelling test will not be until 22/3 (week 8)

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Write your words out 5 times using this method
  2. Consonant or Vowel? Activity. Write your words using blue for the consonants and red for the vowels
  3. Break up your words using a backslash ( / ) to indicate all the syllables in your words. For example, hol/i/days

MATHS

*Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you revise your knowledge of PLACE VALUE. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

RELIGION

*Remember your TERM PROJECT  linked to Religion this term. Remember to manage your time effectively to ensure you are taking pictures each week and putting them into google slides for your presentation next term.

* You will find out your role and scene for the Passion Play on Wednesday 14th March. Please be familiar with this part of the Passion story and start to think about and collect items for your role/setting (costume and palms/table setting/swords).

*As it is a busy end of term and we won’t have time in the classroom, please create an Easter card for your Prep buddy. Make sure your card represents the Easter story (no Easter bunnies!). This will be given to your buddies in the last week of school.

FRENCH

This week we are focusing on asking questions. Read through the books on your French Portal. Find a minimum of 4 questions you have read and record them in your homework book. Ensure they all have different question starters. You can either write the English translation underneath OR write a response/answer to the question in French.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 1 Week 6- Due 8/3/18

Some important dates to remember this week…

*Friday 2/3  - interschool sports v Greythorn (away game)

*Friday 2/3  - World day of prayer

*Sunday 4/3 - St Bede’s Parish Picnic

*Wednesday 7/3 - St Bede’s Open Day @9.30 - 11am

*Thursday 8/3 - Kath Murdoch Inquiry Night @6 - 7.30pm

*Friday 9/3 - Pupil Free day (no school)

*Monday 12/3 - Labour Day Public Holiday (no school)

READING

Read your independent book for at least 15 minutes a night and record the title and number of pages you have read in your diaries. Remember to make connections as you read (text to self, text to text, text to world, text to media) and to use the Word Wizard strategies you have learned in class. .

SPELLING

Using your 10 spelling words for the week, please complete the following TWO tasks in your homework book to practise your words this week.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Write your words out 5 times using this method
  2. Create a crossword using all your words. You may choose to do so online at

https://www.puzzle-maker.com/CW/

https://worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/crossword/ 

Ask a family member to complete it.

MATHS

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you revise your knowledge of PLACE VALUE. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

RELIGION

*Remember your TERM PROJECT  linked to Religion this term. Remember to manage your time effectively to ensure you are taking pictures each week and putting them into google slides for your presentation next term.

FRENCH

This week we are focusing on contraires (opposites). Play the Fresh Prince soundtrack for your parents and sing as many contraires as you know (just like we have been doing in class).  Make sure you title a section in your homework book FRENCH and have your parents write how many contraires you were able to sing and then sign it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H799dx2Jeo

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 1 Week 5- Due 1/3/18

Welcome to 5/6 2018.

Welcome to the first week of homework.

*Remember all homework is to be completed in your homework book.

*Remember the content and layout of your work is equally important.

In addition to the tasks listed below, we are implementing a term ‘project’ for you to complete. This  project encompasses all the learning assets we have been exploring this term. It also means you will need to be  an effective self manager as you need to complete a task EVERY day. This project will be explained to you in class and you will have a copy to stick into your homework book. It is also saved in your drive. This project will culminate in a slideshow and be presented in the first week back next term.

Here are a few dates to remember over the next week:

Friday - interschool sports 23 Feb (home game = oranges)

Monday 26 Feb - interschool swimming carnival

Friday - interschool sports 2 March (away game)

 

READING

Read your independent book for at least 15 minutes a night and record the title and number of pages you have read in your diary. Remember to make connections as you read (text to self, text to text, text to world, text to media). Discuss these connections with your parents every night.

WRITING

This is the first week of spelling. You have chosen your 10 spelling words for the week based on your spelling investigation. Please complete the following THREE tasks in your homework book to practise your spelling words.

  1. Look Say Cover Write Check. Write your words out 5 times using this method.
  2. Alphabetical Order. Write your spelling words in alphabetical order.
  3. Fancy lettering. Write your spelling words in fancy lettering.

MATHS

*Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected for you. The activities were specifically chosen to help you revise your knowledge about TIME. This will be approximately 20 questions in total.

*You also need to identify at least 5 occupations that rely on time and 5 places where time is displayed. Include why these occupations rely on time and describe how the time is displayed (on a board, 24 hr time etc)

RELIGION

*This year in Religion, you will be required to recite, write and discuss the meaning of various prayers.

For this week’s homework, and in preparation for World Day of Prayer on Friday 2nd March, you will need to say the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory Be every night with your family (or at least one other family member). You will also need to write these prayers in your homework book and choose one prayer to illustrate to demonstrating your understanding of the prayer.

Also type your favourite prayer into a shared google doc. This will be included in a class prayer book and will be shared with the class on the World Day of Prayer. As we will use it for a published text, ensure you include images and make your document ‘book worthy’ 🙂

***Remember you also have your TERM PROJECT to complete. This term your project is linked to Religion. Please refer to the handout in your homework book as well as the document in your drive. ***

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 10- Due 14/12/17

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

Here are some questions to guide your thinking this week…

  1. Is the ending a surprise or predictable?

Does the ending unfold naturally? Or is it forced, heavy handed, or manipulative?

  1. Is the ending satisfying, or would you prefer a different ending? If so, why? If not, why not...and how would you change it?
  2. If you could ask the author a question, what would you ask?
  3. Have you read other books by the same author? If so how does this book compare? If not, does this book inspire you to read others?
  4. Has this novel changed you—broadened your perspective? Have you learned something new or been exposed to different ideas about people or a certain part of the world?’’

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 9- Due 7/12/17

REMEMBER......

*We have SAILING on TUESDAY, 5th December this week.

*EVERYONE in 5/6N needs to bring their bike AND helmet on Friday 8th December.

*On Friday, 8th December, we are going to watch Wonder. Please remember to bring a small backpack on this day with your recess, a small lunch snack and your water bottle inside (you have already placed your order for a popcorn combo deal). You do NOT need your chrome book on Friday nor do you need your school bag. It will be too heavy and too cumbersome to have on the floor of the theatre under your seat, so your small backpack is all you need to bring. You can wear sports uniform on Friday.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS......

Remember to memorise the words and actions to our Christmas Carols this year. And if you want to have a solo part (the Charlie Brown spoken part to the Carol) you must memorise the words before our next rehearsal on Wednesday. If more than a couple of you wnat this role, we can group together.

Lyrics to the first carol......

Here is the clip to the dance (with lyrics)

Song to the second carol... remember it will start about 10 seconds in.  If you find the lyrics pls let me know!!!

READING - LIT CIRCLES...

  • Ideas for Teaching Theme
  • Please continue reading your Lit Circle text and complete the assigned role or focus. Remember to complete your role with adequate detail: use examples from the text, quote passages, make connections and research any facts or information you find interesting or relevant. Remember to include capitalisation and punctuation where appropriate and write neatly.
  • ose of you doing a book study during Lit Circles, we discovered after our last round of lit circles, that we need to explore THEME in more detail. The following is information and organisers (which you will complete as your activity this week) are included in the blog to assist you in this process. Please rewrite the organisers in your homework book and complete them for your reflection this week.

    Theme is a broad idea that can be applied to life, and in most stories the theme is not stated. Instead it must be inferred by you, the reader. Sometimes, people confuse the theme with the plot or the main idea. One way to understand the difference is to contrast the two concepts using stories that you are already familiar with. For example, in Charlotte’s Web the main idea or a summary of the plot could be: Charlotte saves Wilbur’s life by writing words in her web. However that is not the message of the book. It is not a broad idea, and it can’t be applied to everyday life. Contrast that with: Good friends are always there for each other = theme.

    Remember that in many stories, there can be more than one theme, or the theme could be interpreted in different ways. For example, in Charlotte’s Web, an alternative theme could be, “Never give up,” since Charlotte works literally to the end of her life to save Wilbur.

    The theme comes from the way that the characters – usually the main character – change(s) and grow(s) throughout the story. Looking at how the main character responds in various situations can give you clues to the theme of the story. Questions to ask include:

    • How did the characters react to obstacles?
    • What important decisions did the characters make?
    • How did the characters grow and change over the course of the story?
    • What did the characters learn?

    Examples that demonstrate the theme that 'good friends are always there for each other' in Charlotte’s Web include: Charlotte went to the fair with Wilbur even when she was very weak, and Wilbur took care of Charlotte’s babies.

    The whole point of having a theme in a story is that the author is trying to give you, the reader, something that you can apply in life, or at the very least, to make an observation that is thought to be universally true (at least from the author’s point of view). You will gain deeper understanding of the theme and the story by relating it to your own life. For example, for the theme, “Good friends are always there for each other” in Charlotte’s Web, you can share stories about times when you helped a friend or when you were helped.

    Hopefully now you have a clearer understanding of THEME. Now it's your turn to show this. Using the following organisers (you can print them or just draw them yourself in your homework book, complete them for your reflection this week, ready to deepen your understanding of THEME with the members of your lit circle group.

Picture 8   Ideas for Teaching Theme

 

 

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 8- Due 30/11/17

READING

  • Please continue reading your Lit Circle text and complete the assigned role or focus as assigned by your classroom teacher. Remember to complete your role with adequate detail, use examples from the text, quoting passages, using capitalisation and punctuation where appropriate.
  • For those of you doing a book study during Lit Circles, here are the prompts to guide you as you write your response to your reading this week!
    1. What main ideas—themes—does the author explore? (Consider the title, often a clue to a theme.) What is the author trying to say about this theme? What message is the author trying to get you to understand? To question? To agree or disagree with?
    2. Does the author use symbolsto reinforce the main ideas? Symbols intensify meaning. Can you identify any in the book—people, actions or objects that stand for something greater than themselves?
    3. What passages strike you as insightful, even profound? Perhaps a bit of dialogue that's funny or poignant or that encapsulates a character? Maybe there's a particular comment that states the book's thematic concerns?

WRITING

  1. Using any of the strategies we have used throughout the year, learn your words for the week and record them in your homework book.

MATHS

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you revise your knowledge of ANGLES. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

***Remember this week you need to use a 3-2-1 organiser to record your understandings about Angles***

INQUIRY

*As we will continue to explore puberty, we ask that you conduct an interview with your parents. You will receive an organiser “My Birth Interview”. The organiser has the prompts you need to conduct the interview. Please complete this task with adequate detail, remembering capitalisation for proper nouns, punctuation and neat handwriting. You may include photos/draw pictures if you like - but it is not compulsory. This sheet will be used during class time so please remember it for Thursday (30th November) when your homework is due.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

FOOTSTEPS

*Remember to practise your dance moves over the week. There will be another dance to learn next week, so hopefully you will have most of the moves down pat before our next session.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 7- Due 23/11/17

READING

  • The last round of lit circles has begun. Unfortunately the standard of responses and the quality of the work has slipped for some students, so please ensure that your work is your personal best as it has been throughout the year.
  • If you are following our usual lit circle procedure, please complete your role in your lit circle book.
  • If you are doing a book study (different books by the same author), please use the following prompts to guide you as you analyse your book. Remember to record your thoughts in your homework book.

Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

Below are the prompts to guide you with your response this week. Your focus will be CHARACTERIZATION.

  1. How did you experience the book? Were you engaged immediately, or did it take you a while to "get into it"?
  2. How did you feel as you were reading? —amused, sad, disturbed, confused, bored...? Why?
  3. Describe the characters in your book —personality traits, motivations, and inner qualities.
    Why do characters do what they do?
    • Are their actions justified?
    • Describe the dynamics between characters (in a marriage, family, or friendship).
    • How has the past shaped their lives?
    • Do you admire or disapprove of them?
    • Do they remind you of people you know?

WRITING

  1. Using any of the strategies we have used throughout the year, learn your words for the week and record them in your homework book.

MATHS

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you continue to revise your knowledge about STATISTICS and PROBABILITY. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon***

INQUIRY

*As we will continue to explore changes to our bodies (social, emotional, physiological) , we’d like you to focus on and discuss puberty and the changes that occur for both girls and boys with your parents.

Use a 3-2-1 organiser to explore puberty. Record 3 things you already know about puberty (you write it). 2 things you have found interesting from your discussion with your parents (your parents write the findings). 1  question you have about puberty (you write this).

Here are some videos your parents might wish to view with you as a starter to this conversation.

physical changes during puberty - images involved in the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39GTGILcJaM

Inside Puberty- what are the stages of puberty? (a slightly more comical approach)

 

GRADE 6s ONLY

* One of the tasks the Graduation Committee has asked you to do is to write a ‘Letter to your Prep self’. In the letter, you need to reflect upon your life at St Bede’s and the advice or reassurances you would have given yourself for your journey in Primary School. You can include the experiences you’ve had, give yourself advice about making friends, about the sorts of things you wish you’d known or done … you can make it humorous too, like saying "I wish I should have known wearing skorts or getting my hair cut in a buzz cut wasn’t a good idea!”

The letter should be a reflection about how far you’ve come in your years of schooling at St Bede’s.

This letter should be handwritten and placed in an envelope. On the front of the envelope, write “Advice to my Prep self” and then bring it to school to give to Mila who will pass it on to her mum, Grace.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 6 - Due 9/11/17

**NOTE:  As Week 5 (next week) is a shortened week, this homework is to be completed over the next 2 weeks

READING

  • As Lit Circles has finished for this round, please make sure that you are reading your independent book, recording evidence of this in your diary, including tile, author, and number of pages read.
  • Each classroom teacher will speak further with their class regarding the next round of Lit Circles.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and use the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy to learn them.
  2. Bubble Letters: Write each of your spelling words in bubble letters. After you finish, colour your words with crayon or coloured pencils.
  3. Definition: Write your spelling word in a sentence that highlights the meaning of your word. Remember to underline the spelling word within your sentence.

MATHS

*Revise the related division facts for the times table of your choice.  eg. 64 ➗ 8 = 8.  

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 4 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you continue to revise your knowledge of VOLUME and CAPACITY. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

INQUIRY

*After watching the ‘Being Me’ episodes on ‘Identity’ and 'Happy being me', record a list of factors that influence your own personal Identity (family, background etc..) and how these impact your identity.

RELIGION

*DIGNITY - write an acrostic poem using the letters of the word 'dignity'

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 3 - Due 26/10/17

*PLEASE BRING IN A VARIETY OF CONTAINERS ON MONDAY.

These will be used during Math lessons. You should find containers of different units of measurement.

For example, a 600ml drink bottle, 1kg box of cereal, 1.25 milk carton, 1l ice cream container, 250ml juice box, 500g margarine container, vegemite jar etc

Each student is required to bring in a minimum of 3 containers each!

READING

*We continue with our fifth round of Lit Circles this week. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read. Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you will finish your Lit Circle reading before homework is due, remember to read your independent book, recording the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Ransom Words- Cut letters out of newspaper, magazines, or write them out on paper and cut them, then glue them together to build your words.

MATHS

*Revise the related division facts for the times table of your choice.  eg. 64 ➗ 8 = 8.  

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of another 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you continue to revise your knowledge of LENGTH and AREA. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

RELIGION

In Religion this term we will explore the concept of Human Dignity; meaning that we need to treat others with esteem and respect, regardless of age, background, race, faith etc.. For homework, create an Image, drawing or collage that represents your interpretation of the words Human Dignity. What do the words ‘Human Dignity’ mean to you. Please make sure you include a brief description of your Image, drawing or collage describing your work.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

KEY DATES

*The French Expo will be held Tuesday 24th  October. Twilight School starts at 2pm and your parents are welcome from 6-8pm.  

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 4 Week 2 - Due 19/10/17

READING

*We continue with our fourth round of Lit Circles this week. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read. Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you will finish your Lit Circle reading before homework is due, remember to read your independent book, recording the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Create a crossword that includes all of your spelling words. Remember to create it like a real crossword,   with clues and blank boxes.  You can make your crossword using an online crossword maker. Make sure if you are doing this that you complete it. If you create a crossword by hand, ask a family member or friend to complete it.

MATHS

*Revise the related division facts for the times table of your choice.  eg. 64 ➗ 8 = 8.  

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you continue to revise your knowledge of LENGTH and AREA. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 8 - Due 14/9/17

READING

*We continue with our second round of Lit Circles this week. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read. Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you will finish your Lit Circle reading before homework is due, remember to read your independent book, recording the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Create sentences which include your spelling words.  You may include more than one spelling word per sentence.  Demonstrate through your sentences that you understand the meaning of the word.
  3. “Messy words”.  Using chalk on the pavement outside your house or flour on the kitchen bench, write your words out.  Take a photo, print it out and glue it into your homework book.

MATHS

*Revise the related division facts for the times table of your choice.  eg. 64 ➗ 8 = 8.  

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you continue to revise your knowledge of  DECIMALS. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

INQUIRY

* Be mindful that your personal inquiries need to be completed by Friday. If you need to find more resources or to finish your research, you can do so at home.   

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 7 - Due 7/9/17

READING

*This is our new round of Lit Circles. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read. Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion. Ensure you include detail and explanation, incorporate the passages/quotes from the text, cite the page number for any evidence you use, and to include 'higher order' and not 'surface level' questions.  

Ensure you reread your work - it MUST make sense, be neatly written and include minimal to no spelling errors. Use punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

 

*You also need to read  your independent book each night for at least 15 minutes and record the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Write down a Dictionary definition for each of your spelling words, then write down your own definition for each.
  3. Write out your words in Alphabetical order.

MATHS

*Revise the related division facts for the times table of your choice.  eg. 64 ➗ 8 = 8.  

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you continue to revise your knowledge of DECIMALS. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

FRENCH

Please review the Weather word list on Quizlet preparation for the next two weeks of French learning. Remember to work through the Learn and flashcard sections before moving into the game section.

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 5 - Due 31/8/17

THIS ROUND OF HOMEWORK WILL BE OVER 2 WEEKS!  

YOU MAY HAND IT IN WHENEVER YOU ARE FINISHED.

SPELLING TEST AND LIT CIRCLES WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE SECOND WEEK.

READING

*This week is our last round of Lit Circles. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read. Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you will finish your Lit Circle reading before homework is due, remember to read your independent book, recording the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Look for smaller words inside each word. List them if there are any.

                                        e.g. confirmation = firm, mat, confirm, at, on

  1. Write each word using one colour for the vowels and another for the consonants
  2. Spell each word while marching, saying one letter for each step you take.

MATHS

*Revise the related division facts for the 7x  and 8x tables and record these in your homework book. E.g. 56 div 7=8 64 div 8=8 (use the symbol instead of div though! :):)

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you continue to revise your knowledge of  FRACTIONS. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

Upcoming Important dates and reminders!

20/8: Confirmation (11am and 2:30pm).

21/8: Books to be donated for the Book swap need to be handed in by Monday. (All money raised getting donated to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation).

24/8: Student Free Day.

25/8: French Workshop Day: Please bring along any materials needed for the day.

26/8: Silver Jubilee Mass for Greg Bennett @6pm.

28/8: Book Week: Library will be closed during this week, however the Scholastic Book fair will be open from 23/8 - 30/8.

1/9: Book week Tuckshop / Book week Parade / Father’s day stall.  Start thinking about your costume.  No sport-people!

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 4 - Due 17/8/17

READING

*This week is our fifth round of Lit Circles for this term. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read.  Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you will finish your Lit Circle reading before homework is due, remember to read your independent book.. Record the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Use your spelling words to compose silly sentences.

MATHS

*Revise division facts for the times table you are not confident with and record these in your homework book. E.g. 42 div 7= 6   or  36 div 9 =4 (use the symbol instead of div though! :):)

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you continue to revise your knowledge of  FRACTIONS. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

INQUIRY

Using the De Bono's Thinking Hat template (sheet was given out in class), analyse the issue of plastic bags in society, reflecting on this issue through the different perspectives of each hat.

FRENCH

Upload a photograph of your family into a google doc and save it in your French folder. This will be used next week as we begin to write about la famille. This needs to be completed by MONDAY. Merci!

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 3 - Due 10/8/17

READING

*This week is our fourth round of Lit Circles for this term. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read.  Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you will finish your Lit Circle reading before homework is due, remember to read your independent book.. Record the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Write your words using fancy lettering.
  3. Order your spelling words according to how long they are.

MATHS

*Revise the related division facts for the 3x tables and record these in your homework book. E.g. 3 div 3=1 6 div 3=2 (use the symbol instead of div though! :):)

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you continue to revise your knowledge of  FRACTIONS. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

RELIGION / ART

During the Confirmation Parent Information night, your parent (s) received a symbol they needed to decorate with you. Please complete this WITH your parent during the week and bring them back to school next Thursday. We will use these for a display in the Church at your Confirmation Mass.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 2 - Due 2/8/17

*Note - homework is due WEDNESDAY this week as we have our annual St Bede's Athletic's Day on Thursday.

READING

*This week is our third round of Lit Circles for this term. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read.  Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you will finish your Lit Circle reading before homework is due, remember to read your independent book.. Record the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Spell each word while marching, saying one letter for each step you take.
  3. Choose a member of your family to spell your words to using your body. Eg think YMCA 🙂  Your family must guess the word and write the word you are spelling out in your homework book.

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you continue to revise your knowledge of  FRACTIONS. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

*In the next couple of weeks you will be presenting your Scratch learning to the school community. You need to prepare and practise a speech to present your learning. Remember you are not to use cue cards - your entire presentation must be memorised.

1. Choose two of your stars that you are particularly proud of.

2. Write the instructions for what to do to play it or use this activity.

3. Ensure it works properly and has music and sound effects.
4. Write a short paragraph about why you chose these two stars.
It would be a good idea to make any improvements you think are necessary. Remember if you don't find it fun to play or use, the other students in the school probably won't either!

FRENCH

Using QUIZLET, complete all the set revision tasks. Let’s see  if you are able to beat my score in the games 🙂

Record the words you still have difficulty remembering in your homework book. This will become a focus next week.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 3 Week 1 - Due 27/7/17

READING

*This week is our second round of Lit Circles for this term. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read.  Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you will finish your Lit Circle reading before homework is due, remember to read your independent book.. Record the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Categorize your word into how many syllables they have. Group all the words with 1 syllable, 2 syllables etc.
  3. Write your words in reverse alphabetical order - from Z to A.

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities selected. These are to help you revise FRACTIONS which we will begin next week. This is approximately 20 questions in total.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute. Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

*Record your touch typing speed (including accuracy and errors). Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  
RELIGION

GRADE 5:

Research a person has made a positive difference in the lives of other people. Some examples might include Pope Francis, Edmund Hillary, Anne Frank etc. Using your learned knowledge about biographies, gather enough information to complete your own biography in class next Monday. Remember to gather information about the early life and family of this individual, interesting facts, accomplishments and who they are/were influenced by. Make sure to collect  a quote from this person and an image.

GRADE 6:

Collect information about your chosen Saint for Confirmation to bring to school on Monday. Using your learned knowledge about biographies, gather enough information to complete your own biography in class next week. Remember to include information about the early life and family of this Saint, interesting facts, (miracle performed, date of canonisation), accomplishments and who they are/were influenced by. Make sure to include a quote from this Saint and an image.

If you have already received the Sacrament of Confirmation, you will need to gather information about the name of the Saint or person you were given or named after, at your baptism e.g. your grandparent. This will also be used to complete a biography next week in class.
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5/6 Home Learning - TERM 2 HOLIDAYS  - Due First Day Back Term 3 - 17/7/17

HOMEWORK

Over the holidays, we require the students to complete the following tasks to be completed in preparation for next term. Some of these link to the Term 3 inquiry, some to Confirmation and others to general homework tasks/revision. Please ensure your child completes this work and brings it to school ready to share and use on Monday, 17th of July (first day of Term 3).

INQUIRY

Task 1: Students collect a series of items that represent their culture and place them in a bag to be brought to school. Items in the bag might include: clothing, food, music, art, photos, TV shows/media, objects/artefacts linked to family, sport, achievements etc.  

Task 2: Students are to create a short slideshow entitled WHO AM I? to represent their identity. The slideshow cannot contain images as this will reveal your child’s identity to others in the class!

Please ensure you child answers to the following questions (1 question and answer per slide)

  • Where do you live? (country, state, suburb)
  • What is your parent’s heritage?
  • Where did your grandparents come from? (identify on an image on a world map)
  • What languages are spoken at home?
  • What languages are spoken at your grandparents’ home
  • How is your room furnished? (type of furniture, art, floorings etc)?
  • What is your favourite food?
  • What types of music do you listen to?
  • How do you spend your free time? (sports / hobbies?)
  • What is one symbol or image that you identify with or that you think best represents you? (you can include an image for this slide)

*Slide show needs to be saved in the Inquiry folder

CONFIRMATION

This applies to Year 6 students only.

A form was sent home last week, requiring you to fill out the name of your child’s chosen Saint and the name of their sponsor. Please encourage your child to choose a Saint over the holidays, ensuring this Saint is canonised. Also, please ensure the chosen sponsor is 16+ years and is a baptised Catholic.

We ask that you complete this form accurately - the information you include is used to make stoles and to record on a card which is given to the Monsignor during Confirmation which will then be taken to the Archdiocese to be stored.

Also, a reminder that you will need to book your preferred mass online this year (11am or 2:30pm on Sunday 20th August). A code will be provided at the Confirmation Faith Night which will be held Tuesday, 1st August @ 7.30pm in the Jarrow Room. There are limited placements at each mass and this is the only way to confirm your place at mass.

MATHS

Next term, the major focus in Maths is Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. We encourage you to work with your child during the holidays - identifying these in the real world (mid year sales, food prices, signs etc), making connections between fractions and decimals, adding and subtracting decimals with the same denominator, and working out percentages of groups of things (e.g. 50% of 20 bananas or 10% discount off an item that originally cost $20). This will ensure your child feels more confident in this area of Maths before the term begins.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 9 - Due 22/6/17

READING

*Your reading this week will focus on finalising your research for your Personal Inquiry. This week, use your guiding questions as a checklist to ensure you have covered everything you need in order to answer your Essential Question. Remember all research must be paraphrased - recording only the key points. Please do not copy and paste from websites. And remember to be critical about the websites you are using - are they trustworthy?  Can you find this information from other sources? Is this opinion or is it fact?

Also remember to record where you got your information. You must remember to use at least 3 different types of sources (website, book, expert, video etc). All of these need to be included in the bibliography.  This link outlines how to record the information correctly for books, magazines and websites.

http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/learn-skills/essay-writing-skills/bibliographies/write-your-bibliography

Please refer to this when you record your information.

Next week you will begin planning your presentation. This must be completed during class time, so over the weekend, think of possible ways to creatively present  your information.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Write your spelling words out again using your non dominant hand i.e. if you are right handed, write your words with  your left hand and vice versa.

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities (which is approximately 20 questions) that have been set for you - the focus is to revise worded problems and to develop your rapid recall.

  ***Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  Record your touch typing speed, including accuracy and errors, in your homework book.  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

*Continue with the group google slide deck about the internal components of the computer

*Continue with google CS First Scratch Programming

Reminder: BOROONDARA LITERARY AWARDS 2017 - YOUNG WRITERS’ COMPETITION

A short story and poetry competition for young writers who live, work or study in Boroondara. Free to enter. Great prizes!!!

* OPTIONAL TASK.  You can start writing your short story or poem (300-500 words) to enter the Boroondara Literary Award.  You will have until 25th August 2017.  You can email your teacher for feedback when finished before you submit.  Once you have completed your draft, go to:

https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/about-council/awards/boroondara-literary-awards

to submit your entry. Good luck to all our budding writers 🙂

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 8 - Due 15/6/17

READING

*Your reading this week will focus on gathering research for your Personal Inquiry. You have created an Essential Question, and the contributing/guiding questions are in your Inquiry Booklet. Your task this week is to gather appropriate information to answer your essential question, recording key information from your research. Remember to only record key points. Please do not copy and paste from websites. And remember to be critical about the websites you are using - are they trustworthy?  Can you find this information from other sources? Is this opinion or is it fact?

Also remember to record where you got your information. This will be included in the bibliography.  This link outlines how to record the information correctly for books, magazines and websites.

http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/learn-skills/essay-writing-skills/bibliographies/write-your-bibliography

Please refer to this when you record your information.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Write silly sentences that include your spelling words. Underline your spelling words in each sentence.

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities (which is approximately 20 questions) that have been set for you - the focus is to revise TIME.

Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  Record your touch typing speed, including accuracy and errors, in your homework book.  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

Reminder: BOROONDARA LITERARY AWARDS 2017 - YOUNG WRITERS’ COMPETITION

A short story and poetry competition for young writers who live, work or study in Boroondara. Free to enter. Great prizes!!!

* OPTIONAL TASK.  You can start writing your short story or poem (300-500 words) to enter the Boroondara Literary Award.  You will have until 25th August 2017.  You can email your teacher for feedback when finished before you submit.  Once you have completed your draft, go to:

https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/about-council/awards/boroondara-literary-awards

to submit your entry. Good luck to all our budding writers 🙂

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 7 - Due 8/6/17

READING

*This week is our last round of Lit Circles. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read.  Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you would have finished your Lit Circle passages before homework is due, remember to read your independent book as well. Record the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Hidden words… Draw a picture  and write your spelling words within the picture. Try to hide your words.

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities from the activities that have already been set for you (which is approximately 20 questions). Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  Record your touch typing speed, including accuracy and errors, in your homework book.  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

Oral Language: Presentation Skills

You are to create a presentation to share with the class next Friday. The presentation must focus on ONE biome. You must name the biome, its key characteristics (location, climatic conditions, plants and animals that live there, pressures that exist for the living organisms to survive there).

Success Criteria:

*Presentation is to be 1.5 - 2 minutes

*Presentation must include visuals and key points only

*Presentation must be rehearsed and practised beforehand. You may use cue cards to assist.

*You must present with positive body language, appropriate voice projection and maintain eye contact with your audience

 

Reminder: BOROONDARA LITERARY AWARDS 2017 - YOUNG WRITERS’ COMPETITION

A short story and poetry competition for young writers who live, work or study in Boroondara. Free to enter. Great prizes!!!

* OPTIONAL TASK.  You can start writing your short story or poem (300-500 words) to enter the Boroondara Literary Award.  You will have until 25th August 2017.  You can email your teacher for feedback when finished before you submit.  Once you have completed your draft, go to:

https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/about-council/awards/boroondara-literary-awards

to submit your entry. Good luck to all our budding writers 🙂

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 6 - Due 1/6/17

READING

*This week is our fifth round of Lit Circles. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read.  Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you would have finished your Lit Circle passages before homework is due, remember to read your independent book as well. Record the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

*Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.

*Create pyramids for all of your words.

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th

the

there

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write 20 random multiplication and 20 division equations in your book and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them. Ask your parents to correct your work with you, so they too, can see your strengths and challenges with various times tables.

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities (which is approximately 20 questions). These activities were chosen to help you revise location and transformation. Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon in your knowledge of shapes.

R.E.

* Watch the video “The Garden Planet - The Call To Ecological Conversion” by Catholic Earthcare Australia

http://catholicearthcare.org.au/project/garden-planet/

Record your findings in dot points.  These will be discussed in Religion.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  Record your touch typing speed, including accuracy and errors, in your homework book.  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

Reminder: BOROONDARA LITERARY AWARDS 2017 - YOUNG WRITERS’ COMPETITION

A short story and poetry competition for young writers who live, work or study in Boroondara. Free to enter. Great prizes!!!

* OPTIONAL TASK.  You can start writing your short story or poem (300-500 words) to enter the Boroondara Literary Award.  You will have until 25th August 2017.  You can email your teacher for feedback when finished before you submit.  Once you have completed your draft, go to:

https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/about-council/awards/boroondara-literary-awards

to submit your entry. Good luck to all our budding writers 🙂

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 5 - Due 25/5/17

READING

*This week is our fourth round of Lit Circles. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read.  Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you would have finished your Lit Circle passages before homework is due, remember to read your independent book as well. Record the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Write your words in alphabetical order
  3. Toss a Word Game. Toss or roll a ball back and forth with a member of your family (choose someone who can spell). You say the first letter, and then toss the ball to your partner, who says the 2nd letter and so forth. Play this game a few times during the week.

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write 20 random multiplication and 20 division equations in your book and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them. Ask your parents to correct your work with you, so they too, can see your strengths and challenges with various times tables.

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 2 activities (which is approximately 20 questions). These activities were chosen to help you revise 2D and 3D shapes (our next unit). Remember to write one goal for your maths - something you need to improve upon in your knowledge of shapes.

INQUIRY

* Go to Youtube and find a clip from a David Attenborough video linked to our Inquiry - focused on Adaptation, Survival, Migration etc. Record key words and concepts and write a short passage about how your video links to our essential question "Who will survive?"

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  Record your touch typing speed, including accuracy and errors, in your homework book.  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

******BOROONDARA LITERARY AWARDS 2017 - YOUNG WRITERS’ COMPETITION******

A short story and poetry competition for young writers who live, work or study in Boroondara. Free to enter. Great prizes!!!

* OPTIONAL TASK.  You can start writing your short story or poem (300-500 words) to enter the Boroondara Literary Award.  You will have until 25th August 2017.  You can email your teacher for feedback when finished before you submit.  Once you have completed your draft, go to:

https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/about-council/awards/boroondara-literary-awards

to submit your entry. Good luck to all our budding writers 🙂
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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 4 - Due 18/5/17

READING

*This week is our third round of Lit Circles. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read.  Remember to complete your role thoroughly, focusing on the goal you created last week to improve your written and spoken contributions to the discussion.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

*As you would have finished your Lit Circle passages before homework is due, remember to read your independent book as well. Record the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Write each of your spelling words. Using a red colored pencil, trace over the vowels in each word.

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write 20 random multiplication and 20 division equations in your book and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them. Ask your parents to correct your work with you, so they too, can see your strengths and challenges with various times tables.

* Go onto Studyladder using your personal username and password. Complete a minimum of 10 problem solving activities. Then record the different strategies you used to solve each problem, highlighting your preferred strategy. Remember, you need to use at least 5 different strategies to solve the problems.

RELIGION

*Please complete a card for your First Eucharist buddy.  You will get the name of your buddy next week. This card must have an appropriate picture on the front and an appropriate religious message on the inside.  Remember, you have a week to complete this card. It is a gift for another person and only your very best will do.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  Record your touch typing speed, including accuracy and errors, in your homework book.  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

CS First/Scratch Programming

Complete at least one badge per week including all the add-ons.

If you are finished the badges but haven't completed all the add-ons, please go back and complete the set of add-ons for each badge each week.

You will have until Friday, May 19th (three more weeks) to have everything completed.

Please ensure you SHARE your projects.

You can find the Share button in the top right hand corner when you're inside each Scratch project.
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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 3 - Due 11/5/17

READING

*This week is our second round of Lit Circles. Ensure you have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets and know your role for the week and the number of pages you need to read. Remember to complete your role thoroughly.  Ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on and that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level'.  ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly. 

AND - if you are not sure about your role and need clarification, please see me BEFORE the due date.

ALSO,  you will finish reading your Lit Circle passage before homework is due, so remember to read your independent book for the rest of the week. Record this title, author and number of pages read in your diary, along with your Lit Circle book.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and use the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy to learn them.
  2. Create acrostic poems for your 3 longest spelling words.

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write 20 random multiplication and 20 division equations in your book and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them. Ask your parents to correct your work with you, so they too, can see your strengths and challenges with various times tables.

* Go onto IXL maths and complete a minimum of 5 worded problems (approximately 1 page).  Once you have completed each individual task, take a screenshot/snipping tool of it and include it in a Google Doc.  Ensure you correct your maths work (you will get feedback from the website after you’ve answered it) and ensure it has been printed and glued into your homework book.

Year 5: https://au.ixl.com/math/year-5/multi-step-word-problems

Year 6: https://nz.ixl.com/math/year-6/multi-step-word-problems

Year 7 (Challenge): https://au.ixl.com/math/year-7/multi-step-word-problems

FRENCH

*It is your turn to create a picture book to use in class for French. Review the words we have learned so far using the books already created on the Student Portal on the School Website, under the  “Francais” page.  Create a short book of your own (max 5 pages). Use pictures and words, incorporating learned French vocabulary in sentences. Share the document with me and I'll add it to the school's French portal so everyone can access it. 

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  Record your touch typing speed, including accuracy and errors, in your homework book.  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

CS First/Scratch Programming
Complete at least one badge per week including all the add-ons.
If you are finished the badges but haven't completed all the add-ons, please go back and complete the set of add-ons for each badge each week.
You will have until Friday, May 19th (three more weeks) to have everything completed.
Please ensure you SHARE your projects.
You can find the Share button in the top right hand corner when you're inside each Scratch project.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 2 - Due 4/5/17

READING

*This week we begin our first round of Lit Circles. You all have your Lit Circle folders, Lit Circle booklets, your role for this week and the number of pages you need to read. Remember to complete your role thoroughly - ensure you include detail and explanation, that you incorporate the passages/quotes from the text and what page number you found them on, that your questions and thoughts are 'higher order' and not 'surface level' and ALWAYS reread your work to ensure it makes sense, that the words are spelled correctly and that you have used punctuation and paragraphing correctly.

As you would have finished your Lit Circle passages before homework is due, remember to read your independent book as well. Record the title, author and number of pages read in your diary.

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.
  2. Record your spelling words using rainbow writing (write the word in one colour, then trace over it in another colour. Do this with at least 5 different colours)

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write 20 random multiplication and 20 division equations in your book and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them. Ask your parents to correct your work with you, so they too, can see your strengths and challenges with various times tables.

.*Head on to studyladder (www.studyladder.com.au) and complete 6 Multiplication and Division activities (these will be found under the set tasks section of studyladder). Remember you can only access approximately 3 a night, so you need to be organised to complete these tasks (you will not be able to complete this part of the homework if you try to do this activity the night before).

FRENCH

Go to the Student Portal on the School Website.  Find the “Francais” page and read all the books. Remember to use the matching gestures as you read.  

This week in French we have been learning VERBS - action words like saute, marche and cours. We linked them to AVEC MOI  e.g. cours avec moi OR marche avec moi.  Find the French word to 5 verbs that we have not learned (you may need google translate for this) and record these in sentences. Develop your own gestures to go with each verb and be ready to share these with the class!
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  Record your touch typing speed, including accuracy and errors, in your homework book.  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

CS First/Scratch Programming
Complete at least one badge per week including all the add-ons.
If you are finished the badges but haven't completed all the add-ons, please go back and complete the set of add-ons for each badge each week.
You will have until Friday, May 19th (three more weeks) to have everything completed.
Please ensure you SHARE your projects.
You can find the Share button in the top right hand corner when you're inside each Scratch project.
Also, please ensure you have completed the survey Ms Fitzgerald created about CS First/Scratch. It is to be completed by Monday and should only take 3 or 4 minutes (max).

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 2 Week 1 - Due 27/4/17

READING

*Read your independent book for at least 15 minutes a night. Remember to implement the skills and strategies you have learned to help you comprehend (understand) your text as you read.

*Using this independent text, write 4 connections (connector role), 3 questions (questioner) and 3 words or phrases that you found difficult to read/understand (word wizard). All of these need to be linked to your independent reading throughout the week and are to help you revise what we have been learning in class linked to Lit Circles.

Ensure you

  1. Include the title and author
  2. Record your responses in complete sentences
  3. Use appropriate punctuation
  4. Ensure you make ALL connections, that your questions are open ended and that you include     both the dictionary definition along with your paraphrased version (writing the definition in your own words)

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy. 

MATHS

*Revise any times tables that you still need to work on (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write 20 random multiplication and 20 division equations in your book and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them. Ask your parents to correct your work with you, so they too, can see your strengths and challenges with various times tables

.*Use your newly created studyladder account (www.studyladder.com.au) and complete 6 Addition and Subtraction activities (these will be found under the set tasks section of studyladder). Remember you can only access approximately 3 a night, so you need to be organised to complete these tasks (not try to complete it the night before).

FRENCH

Go to the Student Portal on the School Website.  Find the “Francais” page and read all the books. Remember to use the matching gestures as you read.  

Read the books to a family member and teach them the matching gestures.

ANZAC DAY

Over the Anzac Day long weekend, listen to the Last Post (at a Dawn Service, local service or Anzac Day footy match).  Alternatively, watch the video of the Last Post ceremony we visited at the Australian War Memorial (from approximately 19 minutes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z2O61Qj3Hk).  Write a short paragraph using this sentence prompt… “Listening to this made me feel.. Or Listening to this made me think…”

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  Record your touch typing speed, including accuracy and errors, in your homework book.  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 1 Week 8 - Due 30/3/17

READING

*Read your independent book for at least 15 minutes a night. Remember to implement the skills and strategies you have learned to help you comprehend (understand) your text as you read (making predictions, activating prior knowledge, making connections, asking questions, summarising etc).

WRITING

  1. Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy FIVE times.
  2. Use a code where A = $1 B=$2 C=$3 ... Z = $26.  Work out the cost of each of your spelling words for the week and record them in your book.  As a class, we will work out the most expensive word for the week!

MATHS

*Revise your 11x and 12x times tables (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write random multiplication and division equations in your book and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them.

*Additionally, complete these online games linked to BODMAS and Expanded Notation.  In your homework book, record what you know about both maths skills and how this links to real world situations (which job uses this skill? where have you seen this mathematical thinking used?)

https://www.mathsisfun.com/operation-order-bodmas.html - definition of BODMAS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/number/orderoperationrev1.shtml - revision and examples

http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/order-of-operations-games.html - activities and games

RELIGION

*Ensure your group's Passion Play scripts are complete.  Memorize your lines/parts for the play by Monday. 

*Prepare your costumes for the Passion Play. There will be a full dress rehearsal on Tuesday 28th March, so please bring them to school on Tuesday. 

*Please remind your parents that the Passion Plays will be held Thursday, 30th March, from 10am onwards.

FRENCH

Go to the Student Portal on the School Website.  Find the “Francais” page and see the 7 books we have used this term that contain our key vocabulary.  Read the books to a family member. 

Complete one of the following  using the key French vocabulary we have learnt...

*Write your own short story

*Create a short paragraph

*Write the longest sentence you can (you can't say et, et, et or avec avec avec

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  Record your touch typing speed, including accuracy and errors, in your homework book.  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Continue exploring these tasks.  

*Go to the Student Portal and go to CODING. Sign in and continue completing your badges in Google CS First.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 1 Week 7 - Due 23/3/17

READING

*Read your independent book for at least 15 minutes a night. Remember to implement the skills and strategies you have learned to help you comprehend (understand) your text as you read (making predictions, activating prior knowledge, making connections, asking questions, summarising etc).

WRITING

1.Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.

2.Put your spelling words into sentences to show your understanding. Make sure you underline your spelling word.

MATHS

*Revise your 8x and 9x times tables (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write random multiplication and division equations in your book and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them.

* Additionally, if you would like to revise some aspects of Place Value and Number Properties at home with your parents, you are welcome to download and print some of these worksheets.  

https://www.mathworksheets4kids.com/place-value.php

RELIGION

Write a reflection on your Lenten promises and how well you have been able to follow them so far during this season of Lent. Record the headings Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving in your homework book and reflect on what you have been able to do and what has challenged you with each promise.

INQUIRY

Search for a child friendly/kid's meditation session on YouTube. Whilst you listen to it, reflect upon the structure of the meditation. How does it begin? What is the theme? What words are used? What strategies are used in it to get a child to relax? How does the meditation conclude? What sort of music is used? Once you have deconstructed these key features, record them in your homework book.  Also include a reflection about what you liked most about the meditation you have chosen. Make sure to include the link for the meditation you found alongside your notes in your book.

If you get the chance, do the meditation with your family and tell them about your learning in class (linked to your Personal Inquiries).

Continue to practise your Circle time and Meditation scripts for your shared Inquiries.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Explore the next two activities and complete them.

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 1 Week 6 - Due 16/3/17

READING

*Read your independent book for at least 15 minutes a night. Remember to implement the skills and strategies you have learned to help you comprehend (understand) your text as you read (making predictions, activating prior knowledge, making connections, asking questions, summarising etc).

* Book Recommendation.  Create a book recommendation about the text you have either just completed or about one that you have almost finished.  In your recommendation, include the following: a short summary about the book (like a blurb), the text type, other books by the same author, at least 3 reasons why you liked the book and who you would recommend it for.  

WRITING

1.Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them 5x using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.

  1. Create a crossword using your 10 spelling words.  Remember to include numbers and clues.  For example 1. Across - Another word that means... You can use an online crossword creator instead of drawing your own outline.

MATHS

*Revise your 6x and 7x times tables (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write random multiplication and division equations in your book and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them.

*Use the following links below to revise your understanding of Place Value

Place Value “Millionaire Hotseat"  http://www.math-play.com/Place-Value-Millionaire/place-value-millionaire-game.html

Factors “Millionaire Hotseat”  http://www.math-play.com/Factors-Millionaire/factors-millionaire-game.html

Place Value Hockey  http://www.abcya.com/place_value_hockey.htm

* Additionally, if you would like to revise some aspects of Place Value and Number Properties at home with your parents, you are welcome to download and print some of these worksheets.  

https://www.mathworksheets4kids.com/place-value.php

You don't need to include these worksheets in your homework book.

DT

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - access the Google extension on your Chromebook called “Typing Club”.  Once you have created your account, you are to explore the first two activities.   

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 1 Week 5 - Due 9/3/17

READING

*Read your independent book for at least 15 minutes a night. Remember to implement the skills and strategies you have learned to help you comprehend (understand) your text as you read (making predictions, activating prior knowledge, making connections, asking questions, summarising etc).

Also, you need to complete the 5/6N Favourite Book/Favourite Author doc that was shared with you via email. Once all of you have completed it, I will print it and display on our window. Please show your parents the document to give them an idea of what we are all reading in class!

One last thing for reading 🙂  Try to find at least 3 more arguments that support your writing. Remember to cite your sources (where your facts, evidence, statistics etc were found).

WRITING

1.Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.

2. Locate your 10 spelling words in a dictionary and record the dictionary definition in your homework book. Underneath, you are to paraphrase each definition (write it in your own words) to show you understood what you have read.

MATHS

*Revise your 3x and 4x times tables (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write random multiplication and division equations in your book and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them.

*As we have now completed our unit “Time” in Maths, here are the links to some of the games we played for you to revise these skills.  If the game has different levels available, challenge yourself on some of the harder levels.  Have fun!

Max and Molly: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml

Bang on Time: http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html

12- and 24-hour time:

http://splash.abc.net.au/res/i/L9645/index.html

http://splash.abc.net.au/res/i/L9646/index.html

Clockworks:

http://mrnussbaum.com/clockworks/

* Additionally, if you would like to revise some aspects of time at home with your parents, you are welcome to download and print some of these worksheets.  

https://www.mathworksheets4kids.com/time.php

RELIGION

As we near the conclusion of our Shared Inquiry, we need to draw conclusions. We do this by being able to use our learning to answer the Contributing Questions. In your homework book, write a paragraph that answers the following questions. REMEMBER - you do NOT need to write the questions nor answer each question separately.

Contributing questions:

How did Jesus empower people?

How does Jesus empower us now?

What model did Jesus provide as an example of how to use power?

INQUIRY

How do I see myself as a learner reflection?

Think about the following questions:

Am I an empowered learner?

What are my strengths?

What do I need to strengthen?

To show your understanding of the learning assets (thinker, self manager, communicator, collaborator, researcher) create an illustration that answers these questions about you and your learning strengths and challenges.

DT

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Based on your results, write one goal to focus on for next week.

* Touch typing - click on the link to begin level one of touch typing http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

 

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5/6 Home Learning - Term 1 Week 4 - Due 2/3/17

Welcome to 2017 5/6N! This is your first week of homework this year. Remember to complete your homework in your homework book neatly - rule a margin, date your page and specify which area you are completing. Heading to be written in red, the rest in blue or pencil.

Homework is due next Thursday...and if you were lucky enough to celebrate a birthday, you can use your homework pass for a homework 'free' week 🙂

READING

*Read your independent book for at least15 minutes at least 5 nights this week. Remember to implement the skills and strategies you learned in class to help you comprehend (understand) your text as you read (making predictions, activating prior knowledge, making connections, asking questions, summarising etc).

WRITING

1.Write your 10 spelling words in your homework book and practise them using the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check (LSCWC) strategy.

2.Put your spelling words into sentences to show your understanding.

3.Create a word search in your homework book using your spelling words. Give this to a member of your family to complete. Try to make your word search as challenging as possible.

MATHS

*Revise your 2x, 5x and 10x times tables (as well as the related division facts).

*Ask your parents to write random multiplication and division equations in your book (2x, 5x and 10x) and time yourself to see how long it takes to complete them.

RELIGION

1.Discuss the importance of Ash Wednesday/Lent with your family. What is the significance of this season to our Faith? How are the traditions of Shrove Tuesday, ashes on our foreheads etc linked to ancient times? What is the link to Easter?

2.Write your 3 Promises for this Lenten season (1 for each of the following)

                  Prayer: How are you growing closer to God through prayer?

                  Fasting: What will I be giving up for Lent?

                  Almsgiving: How am I going to help my community?

INQUIRY

*If you have any photos from Camp could you please upload them to our Shared Camp 2017 folder in Google Photos as we’re going to make a display in the corridor leading up to the 5/6 rooms. Please make sure you click ‘join’ to access the folder.  

https://goo.gl/photos/96fpJnPycs7rS8AM9

ICT

* Test yourself on how many words you can type per minute.  Choose a 1-minute test (for example, the Rules of Baseball).  http://www.typingtest.com/

* Touch typing - click on the link to begin level one of touch typing 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

Based on your results, write one goal to focus on in touch typing for next week.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 4 WEEK 9

DUE: 1.12.2016

REMEMBER:             Advent Liturgy Tuesday 29th at 10.15 in the church and Footsteps Dance lesson Friday 2nd at 8.45.

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

Here are some questions to guide your thinking this week…

Is the ending a surprise or predictable?

Does the end unfold naturally? Or is it forced, heavy handed, or manipulative?

Is the ending satisfying, or would you prefer a different ending? If so, why? If not, why not...and how would you change it?
If you could ask the author a question, what would you ask?

Have you read other books by the same author? If so how does this book compare? If not, does this book inspire you to read others?
Has this novel changed you—broadened your perspective? Have you learned something new or been exposed to different ideas about people or a certain part of the world?

WRITING

Spelling –Write out your spelling words using these activities…

  1. Rainbow Words - write your words neatly in one colour, then go over the words 3 more times using different colours each time.
  2. Write the consonants in black and the vowels in red
  3. Write your words in alphabetical order

MATHS

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

RELIGION

Remember to discuss with your parents what you learned at our Advent Liturgy on Tuesday. What is Advent? What does the wreath symbolise? What is the Jesse Tree? Why are Mary and Noah so significant to this period of Advent? What colour candle do we light? What is the theme of the first week of Advent?

CLASSROOM…

Remember we are decorating our room on December 1st. Bring in any tinsel, ornaments or anything ‘Christmassy’ to decorate our room.  The more we have the more festive it will look and feel!  Remember to label your items if you want them returned!

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 4 WEEK 8

DUE: 24.11.2016

Please remember to return all books to school on MONDAY! This includes all library books and Lit Circle books and any reading/viewing materials (CDs DVDs etc) that belong to the school.

Also, please ensure you complete your Art Self-Assessment and upload anything that needs to be included in your digital portfolios.

REMEMBER:

Swimming Carnival is on Wednesday 23rd November. You need to meet us at Genazzano at 8.30am and after the Carnival we will walk back to school. Remember to bring a backpack filled with your lunch, snacks, drink bottle, towel, swimming cap, spare clothing (jumper, underwear) and perhaps a raincoat and umbrella if it is raining.

Sunday the 27th is the Christmas Fair from 12-5pm.  We look forward to seeing you there, working on the stalls!

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work! Here are some questions to guide your thinking this week!!!

*What main ideas—themes—does the author explore? (Consider the title, often a clue to a theme.) What is the author trying to say about this theme? What message is the author trying to get you to understand? To question? To agree or disagree with?

*Does the author use symbols to reinforce the main ideas? Symbols intensify meaning. Can you identify any in the book—people, actions or objects that stand for something greater than themselves?

*What passages strike you as insightful, even profound? Perhaps a bit of dialogue that's funny or poignant or that encapsulates a character? Maybe there's a particular comment that states the book's thematic concerns?

WRITING

Spelling –Write out your spelling words using these activities…

  1. Write your words and divide each word into syllables
  2. Write your words neatly in cursive writing
  3. Circle all the vowels in your word
  4. Type your words without looking at your fingers as you type

MATHS

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

INQUIRY

As we begin creating our iAm movies, ensure you have emailed photos to your school account or upload your photos to your google drive. Each photo should reflect something about your lifestyle. Refer back to your inquiry books where you listed what you thought best represented you! Remember we are now creating our iAm movies using photostoryboard!

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 4 WEEK 6

DUE: 10.11.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your response for your group. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

Below are the prompts to guide you with your response this week.

  1. How did you experience the book? Were you engaged immediately, or did it take you a while to
    "get into it"? How did you feel reading it—amused,
    sad, disturbed, confused, bored...?
  2. Describe the main characters—personality traits, motivations, and inner qualities.
    • Why do characters do what they do?
    • Are their actions justified?
    • Describe the dynamics between characters (in a
    marriage, family, or friendship).
    • How has the past shaped their lives?
    • Do you admire or disapprove of them?
    • Do they remind you of people you know?

WRITING

Spelling –

Look at the example below.  Complete each of these activities in your homework book.

 

MATHS

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

PLUS…

At home, look at all the containers you have or use. Find 10 different containers and order them from smallest volume to largest volume. Get your parents to check you have done this correctly.

Then look for 10 different containers that have the same capacity. What do you notice? Are they the same shape? Why or why not? What do they each contain? Which container do you think is the better shape for this capacity? Discuss your thinking with your parents.

Find a container in your house with the smallest and largest capacity.

Find a container in your house with the smallest and largest volume.

Draw these 4 containers in your book and label them.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 4 WEEK 5

DUE: 03.11.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

WRITING

Spelling – Create a brick wall in your homework book. Write your spelling words on the brick wall in graffiti. Make sure they are readable.

MATHS

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

 

INQUIRY

Choose a country. Create a fact file about the lifestyle in this country. Include the following information.

  • Location of the country
  • Population
  • Culture and Traditions
  • Local foods

Remember to include specific information and not generalisations. Use a variety of resources for your research.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 4 WEEK 4

DUE: 27.10.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

WRITING

Spelling –

Create a spelling scribble. Create a big scribble on your page and leave spaces to be able to include your words. Write each of your words 5 times in the sections of the scribble. Refer to the example below.

Image result for scribble spelling activity

 Persuasive Writing

Your topic is ‘Australia is the best country in the world.’

Choose a side to argue (are you for or against this statement of position?).Then create a plan, outlining your statement of position and your three arguments with supporting detail and evidence.

Record this in dot points in your homework book.

MATHS

Revision - Complete your fraction, decimal and percentage worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you may have answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

RELIGION

Find Nazareth on Google Maps. It is your task to create a fact file on Nazareth today.
Record the following facts in dot points:

  • Where is Nazareth located?
  • What is the population of Nazareth?
  • What languages are spoken in Nazareth?
  • What faiths are followed in Nazareth? Approximately how much of the population follow each faith?

ASSEMBLY

Remember to remind your family that we have assembly at 2.30pm, Friday 28th October. Grade 6s this will be the last assembly you ever run at St Bede's!!!

The script has been shared with you on Google docs and I have a printed copy for you to take home).  Over this coming week, you need to practise your parts. Please learn your songs, dance routines and skits (memorise if possible). Also remember to organise your costumes and bring to school for a full dress rehearsal on Wednesday!

Here's the link to the song...

 

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 4 WEEK 3

DUE: 20.10.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

WRITING

Spelling –

Put your spelling words in alphabetical order.

Mark the syllables of each word using different coloured highlighters.

Persuasive Writing

Brainstorm persuasive words you can use in your writing. Include at least 10 words in your concept map. Use a thesaurus to find a range of vocabulary.

MATHS

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

INQUIRY

Play at least 3 of Geography Quizzes listed below. Use resources to help you and remember to continue practising ready for our class quizzes later in the term!

http://www.triviaplaza.com/pick-city-location-1-quiz/

http://www.triviaplaza.com/pick-city-location-2-quiz/

http://www.triviaplaza.com/pick-city-location-3-quiz/

http://www.triviaplaza.com/pick-country-location-2-quiz/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_Continents.htm

http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 4 WEEK 2

DUE: 13.10.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

WRITING

Spelling –

Write your spelling words using the LSCWC method 3x to learn them.

Persuasive Writing

Find a persuasive text either from a newspaper, magazine or website. Stick this into your homework book and highlight the following in these colours:

  • Orange: Statement of position
  • Yellow: Arguments
  • Green: Persuasive Devices (e.g. Facts and Statistics, Emotive Language, Repetition etc)

MATHS

Revision worksheet

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

RELIGION
Read the two Infancy Narratives by Luke (1: 5 to 2: 52) and Matthew (1: 18 to 2: 13).  Familiarise yourself with the events of the story. Write 3 similarities and 3 differences between the stories. Record this in your homework book.

YEAR 6s ONLY

Please complete and/or revise your portion of the Google Slides I created for the Graduation Book.

BLOG REFLECTION

Write a reflection on the blog about #TakingAction Day. Remember the format of reflections on the blog (complete sentences, correct use of grammar and punctuation, editing your work before posting, using your first name only). Ensure your response includes what you did on the day, the preparation, the profit you made, your organisation, your favourite memory from the day and perhaps something you will do differently next time.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 3 WEEK 9+10

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Some of the questions on this sheet will be new'ish' learning - so remember to sit with your parents and work through the equations if you need extra assistance. Stick this in your homework book.

For the last two weeks of term, your homework consists of the following...

*Rehearse your performance for the #ArtsAlive Showcase, held on Thursday 8th September. This might include memorizing your poem or song, ensuring  you have your props, finalising iMovies or StopMotions and finalising your introduction to your 'Bringing it to Life'.

*Prepare for #TakingAction day Friday 16th September. This might include preparing a pamphlet or bookmark for your stall that details information about your cause/organisation, creating a banner for the front of your stall, buying ingredients and making your goods to sell at the stall, getting prizes for your games, writing speeches or an introduction if you are coordinating an activity etc.

We will be checking in on Thursday to ensure you are completing your tasks.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 3 WEEK 8

DUE: 01.09.2016

Reminders –

  • Daffodil Day – Thursday 25th Please visit the Bloomsfield Florist in the Arcade to buy your daffodil. All proceeds will go to the Cancer Council.
  • Book Week Day on Friday 26th Remember to dress up as your favourite book character. Remember to bring your runners as you’ll be organising the Tabloid Sports for the school.
  • This is the last weekend our Grade 3 buddies celebrate their First Communions. Please show your support by attending one of the masses – Saturday@6pm or Sunday @9am or 11am.
  • Friday, 2nd September is a Staff Professional Development Day. Which also means no school for you!!!

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

WRITING

Spelling –

Write your spelling words using the LSCWC method 3x to learn them.

Touch Typing-

Type your spelling words 5x Remember to touch type – no looking at your fingers or the keyboard as you type!!!

MATHS 

Times Tables

Fold and then cut pieces of blank paper into squares. On each square write a times tables without the answer e.g. 4x6= or 10x4=   Try to include at least 30 cards in your pile (creating all times table eventually would be great!)

Once you have created your cards, place them upside down in a pile and then turn one card over at a time and call out the answer.

If you can answer them correctly without hesitation (straight away!) place them next to the pile face up. If you cannot answer it straight away, then place it back into the pile.

Try this a couple of times to see if you improve in accuracy and time!

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

#ArtsAlive Showcase and RE Inquiry

Remember to meet up with your groups during the school day (and perhaps after school) to rehearse your performance or to finalise the details for your ‘Taking Action’. If you are performing a poem or song or dance, remember you have to memorise it...no notes on the night!!!

Please document what you have done this week in your homework book.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 3 WEEK 7

DUE: 25.08.2016

Reminder –

Our Grade 3 buddies are celebrating their First Eucharist this weekend and next at the regular St Bede's masses. If you can attend, they would love to see you there supporting them at this very important time. Also, Friday 26th August  is #daffodilday and #bookweek Day.

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

BOOK WEEK!

Looking forward to seeing all the great costumes on Friday 26th August! Remember to dress up as your favourite book character.

ALSO - You must vote for your favourite Book Week book in the library throughout the week. In your homework book, record at least 3 reasons why this is your favourite book.

WRITING

Spelling –

Remember to learn your spelling words this week. You can use any 2 methods you have previously used to learn them.

Reflection -

Find an image that you think best represents the spirit of the Olympics. You may want to use this site... https://www.olympic.org/

I have created a google slide that I have shared with you. Remember to include why you choose this image on the slide.

MATHS

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

 Go to one of the websites below. Choose and play the games that focus on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. Enjoy!

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/math.html

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/menus/fractions.htm

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number

 Times Tables – Choose a set of times table to revise this week. E.g. 7 times table

Record these times tables randomly in your homework book and then answer them. Use a timer to test how quickly you can answer these. Do this three times. Did you improve?

Alternatively, you can ask your Mum or Dad to call out random times tables and you can write the equation and matching answer in your homework book.

Or, you can get Mum or Dad to record the times tables for you in your homework book and then time yourself and see how long it takes you to answer them.

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

*Remember...if you are lucky enough to own an ipad, explore the different editing skills we learned in class. This will assist you next week when we begin to create our #6wordstories

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 3 WEEK 6

DUE: 18.08.2016

Reminder – Monday, the 15th August, it is a Holy Day of Obligation for the Feast of the Assumption. There will be a whole school mass @9.15am to celebrate this important feast day. Please invite your parents to attend.

Also, our Grade 3 buddies are celebrating their First Eucharist on the weekend of the 20th and 21st August. If you can attend, they would love to see you there supporting them at this very important time.

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

WRITING

Spelling – Write your spelling words using 2 different methods to learn them. You choose the method that best suits your learning style.

Reflection

During Joel McKerrow's visit, you were asked to "Bring your poetry to life' through performance art. On the blog, type your poem to share it with our school community. Remember to memorise your poem ready for our #ArtsAlive Showcase.

MATHS

Times Tables – Choose a set of times table to revise this week. E.g. 9 times table

Record these times tables randomly in your homework book and then answer them. Use a timer to test how quickly you can answer these. Do this three times. Did you improve?

Alternatively, you can ask your Mum or Dad to call out random times tables and you can write the equation and matching answer in your homework book.

Or, you can get Mum or Dad to record the times tables for you in your homework book and then time yourself and see how long it takes you to answer them.

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

RE INQUIRY

As we begin our Personal Inquiries, you need to be reflecting upon and planning for the TAKING ACTION component. We have already begun this process in class. With your parents, discuss possible actions you may take to support your chosen Social Justice issue and record these ideas in your homework book.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 3 WEEK 5

DUE: 11.08.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

WRITING

Spelling – Write your spelling words using the LSCWC method 3x to learn them.

Joel McKerrow – For Tomorrow

Listen to the poem ‘For Tomorrow’ by Joel McKerrow ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHVRZ5R2UDY or https://vimeo.com/99104970

Write the words ‘Social Justice’ in the middle of a page. Create a concept map recording key words and ideas from the poem as well as your feelings and thinking.  Be ready to share your thinking with Joel when he comes to work with us on Friday 🙂

Reflection

Write a short reflection (one paragraph) on our excursion on Tuesday 9th August. What have you learnt? What inspired you? What did you find interesting? Record this on your class blog.

 MATHS

Times Tables – Choose a set of times table to revise this week. E.g. 8x tables

Record these times tables randomly in your homework book and then answer them. Use a timer to test how quickly you can answer these. Do this three times. Did you improve?

Alternatively, you can ask your Mum or Dad to call out random times tables and you can write the equation and matching answer in your homework book.

Or, you can get Mum or Dad to record the times tables for you in your homework book and then time yourself and see how long it takes you to answer them.

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 3 WEEK 4

DUE: 04.08.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

WRITING

Spelling –

Write your spelling words using the LSCWC method 3x to learn them.

Figurative Language

Choose 3 of these websites to visit and play the games focusing on metaphors and similes. Enjoy!

https://www.studyladder.com.au/games/activity/metaphors-22788

https://www.quia.com/quiz/234882.html?AP_rand=870141675

http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk/dragonsville/metaphor1.htm

https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=564404#.V5fyIlR97IU

http://www.timeforkids.com/homework-helper/study-helper/figurative-language#next

Reflection

Write a short reflection (one paragraph) about our excursion on Monday 1st August. What have you learned? What inspired you? What did you find interesting? Record this on the class blog under the homework tab.

MATHS

Times Tables – Choose a set of times table to revise this week. E.g. 9 times tables

Record these times tables randomly in your homework book and then answer them. Use a timer to test how quickly you can answer these. Do this three times. Did you improve?

Alternatively, you can ask your Mum or Dad to call out random times tables and you can write the equation and matching answer in your homework book.

Or, you can get Mum or Dad to record the times tables for you in your homework book and then time yourself and see how long it takes you to answer them.

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

OLYMPIC CHALLENGE!

Read the newspaper and list 10 facts you find about the 2016 Rio Olympics .e.g. There are ? nations competing in this Olympics. These facts can be positive or negative about the Olympics. Record this in your homework book.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 2 WEEK 11       

DUE: 23.06.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

WRITING

Spelling –

1.Write your spelling words using the LSCWC method 3x to learn them.

2.Choose one other method that you have learned this semester and use this to learn you spelling words too.

MATHS

Times Tables – This week is a revision week. You are to revise all your times table by recording them randomly in your homework book and then answering them. Use a timer to test how quickly you can answer these. Do this three times. Did you improve?

Revision

Complete your revision maths worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 2 WEEK 10       

DUE: 16.06.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day. Remember to complete your Lit Circle role COMPREHENSIVELY.  You are required to add detail, explanation, quotes, questions and research into your work!

Also, this week for Lit Circles, you are all to take the role of ILLUSTRATOR. Select your favourite passage and then illustrate the image that you visualised. Remember to record the passage underneath your illustration.

WRITING

Spelling –

1.Write your spelling words using the LSCWC method 3x to learn them.

2.Create waterfall words.

Eg. Your word is bring

B

Br

Bri

Brin

bring

Visit another class’s blog and comment on one of their entries. Remember to ask a question in your comment to encourage a response. Please record which blog you visited in your homework book and why.

MATHS

Times Tables – This week learn your 11 and 12 times tables and related division facts.

Record these times tables randomly in your homework book and then answer them. Use a timer to test how quickly you can answer these. Do this three times. Did you improve?

Alternatively, you can ask your Mum or Dad to call out random times tables and you can write the equation and matching answer in your homework book.

Or, you can get Mum or Dad to record the times tables for you in your homework book and then time yourself and see how long it takes you to answer them.

Complete ONE of the following…

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

OR

Kahn Academy activities

Use Khan Academy to continue your ‘own journey’. Complete tasks that they recommend for you. Remember to record a reflection on your Kahn Academy activities. What did you find challenging? What strategies did you use to help you? What questions did you ask yourself as you completed the activity? Record this is in full sentences as a comment.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 2 WEEK 9

DUE: 09.06.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group by Thursday.

WRITING

Spelling -

Write out your spelling words using the LSCWC  method 3x.

Write a short paragraph using all your spelling words. Thoroughly revise and edit your writing  to make sure it makes sense and doesn't contain any errors.

Visit another class’s blog and comment on one of their entries. Remember to ask a question in your comment to encourage a response.

MATHS

Times Tables – Learn your 9 and 10 times tables and related division facts.  Learn these times tables in a way that suits you.

Write your times tables randomly in your homework book. When you are ready, set a timer and test yourself to see how quickly you can answer these. Do this 3x in your book. Did you improve?

Complete ONE of the following…

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework booked.

OR

Kahn Academy activities

Use Khan Academy to continue your ‘own journey’. Complete tasks that they recommend for you. Remember to record a reflection on your Kahn Academy activities. What did you find challenging? What strategies did you use to help you? What questions did you ask yourself as you completed the activity? Record this in full sentences.

Art

Complete your Art portfolio piece, answering the three questions Ms Gill set for you. Edit this carefully and then insert it into your portfolio. This will be checked so please complete it by Thursday.

Digital Portfolio

Organise your Google Drive by putting all your work into the correct folders. The portfolio folder is where your rubrics and your digital portfolio pieces need to be kept: This folder is shared with me so I can see your work when it is inserted in the portfolio.

Check the following pieces are in your Portfolio folder:

  • Inquiry Word Splash (First Thinking)
  • Inquiry Word Splash (Second Thinking)
  • Inquiry Rubrics for this piece
  • Number Problem Solving and Reflection
  • Number Rubric for this piece
  • Science Report for your experiment
  • Writing Rubric for this piece of work (page 1 and 2)
  • Religion Synthesis Eggs
  • Religion Rubrics for this piece of work
  • Lit Circles Reflection
  • Student Reflection

Also, make sure you rename everything in your drive and move or delete anything that shouldn't be in there!

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 2 WEEK 8

DUE: 02.06.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for Thursday.

WRITING - Spelling

Write your spelling words 3x using the LSCWC method.

Choose 5 words from your spelling list. Create your own crossword clue for each word. Write this in your homework book and get mum or dad to see if they can guess the word.

MATHS

Times Tables – Learn your 9 times tables and related division facts.

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework book.

OR

Kahn Academy activities

Use Khan Academy to continue your ‘own journey’. Complete tasks that they recommend for you. Remember to record a reflection in your homework book. What did you find challenging? What strategies did you use to help you? What questions did you ask yourself as you completed the activity? Record this is in full sentences as a comment.

Inquiry

Begin researching your Personal Inquiry. Find information from a variety of sources and print it, ready for use in the classroom. Remember to list your references to include  in your bibliography.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 2 WEEK 7

DUE: 26.05.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day

WRITING

Spelling - 

Write your spelling words LSCWC 3x and learn them.

Write your words and then ‘box’ the syllables within the word.

Create your spelling words using letters from the newspaper or magazines. Cut out the letters and stick them in your homework book.

Blog

Go onto another class's blog and comment on one of their posts. Remember that you need to write an 'effective' comment and make sure to ask questions! Record the blog you commented on in your homework book.

MATHS

Times Tables – This week learn your 8 times tables and related division facts.

  • Randomly write your times tables equations in your homework book but DON't write the matching answer. Then get a timer ready and time yourself to see how long it takes you to answer your own equations!
  • Repeat this activity 3 times and see if you improve in accuracy and time!

Complete ONE of the following…

Revision

Complete your revision worksheets. This week they are quick mental math calculations. You are to time yourself to see how quickly you can complete the equations.

Then correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Staple your sheets in your homework book.

OR

Kahn Academy activities

Complete the following activities

  • Tell time without labels
  • Telling time (labelled clock)

Record a reflection on your Kahn Academy activities.What did you find challenging? What strategies did you use to help you? What questions did you ask yourself as you completed the activity? Record this is in full sentences as a comment.

INQUIRY

In a paragraph, try and answer our essential question, ‘How does chemical science help us understand our world and solve problems?’ Remember to include key vocabulary and concepts you have learned in class.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 2 WEEK 6

DUE: 19.05.2016

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group by Thursday.

WRITING - Spelling

Write out your spelling words LSCWC 3x and learn them.

Write your spelling words into sentences to show that you know what they mean.

Create a word search using your spelling words. Give this to another member of your family to complete. Stick this in your homework book. Try and make your word search as challenging as possible.

MATHS

Times Tables – Learn your 7 times tables and related division facts.

Get Mum or Dad to call out random timestables facts for you to answer.

Have Mum or Dad write some random timestables facts in your homework book. Time yourself to see how long it takes you to answer them.

PLUS complete ONE of the following…

Revision

Complete your revision worksheet. Correct your answers using a calculator. Review the questions you answered incorrectly and discuss your thinking with your parents. Stick this in your homework booked and record a reflection about the strategies you used/how you went.

OR

Kahn Academy activities

Complete the following activities

  • Multiplication and Division word problems
  • Addition and Subtraction Word Problems 2

Record a reflection on your Kahn Academy activities this week on the blog. What did you find challenging? What strategies did you use to help you? What questions did you ask yourself as you completed the activity? Record this is in full sentences as a comment.

RELIGION  - Grade 6’s only

What were the Baptismal Promises that were made on your behalf when you were Baptised? As part of Confirmation it is now your turn to make these promises yourself as you confirm your faith.

What do these promises mean to you? To your family? Record this in your homework book.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 2 WEEK 5

DUE: 12.05.2016

READING

*Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group for your chosen day

WRITING

Spelling

1.Write your spelling words using LCSWC 3x .

2.Write your spelling words and find smaller words within each word. How many words can you find?

3.To improve your touch typing skills, type your spelling words 5 times without looking at the key board. Share this google doc with me, including a typed reflection on your progress.

MATHS

Times Tables – Learn your 7 times tables and related division facts.

Really learn your tables, and complete an activity eg. Make flash cards or complete an activity from the internet. There are many. Here are a few examples.

Kahn Academy activities

Complete the following activities

  • Two- step equations word problems
  • Multiplication and Division word problems
  • Add and Subtract on a number line word problems

Record a reflection on your Kahn Academy activities this week. What did you find challenging? What strategies did you use to help you? What questions did you ask yourself as you completed the activity? Record this is in full sentences as a comment.

Please bring in as many magazines as you can to school on Thursday. This will be used for class activities in the coming week.

RELIGION – Grade 6’s only

 This week you are to decide your the Saint you will choose for your Confirmation name. Write your Saint’s name in your homework book and include a short descriptive paragraph to explain why you have chosen that Saint. Remember to describe the Gifts your Saint has demonstrated throughout their life.

Also speak with your parents and choose your sponsor: someone who you think is filled with the Holy Spirit. Remember this person must be over 16 and baptised in the Catholic Faith. Record the full name of your sponsor in your homework book.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 2 WEEK 4     

DUE: 05.05.2016

*** Grade 5’s can you please return your NAPLAN tests and Reading magazines with your homework on the due date. Please DO NOT write on the reading magazines!

READING

Read your Lit Circle book for 20 mins per night and prepare your role for your group by Thursday.

Grade 5’s only:

Complete last year’s READING NAPLAN TEST.

Complete the questions for one text under test conditions.

Then stop and discuss your answers with your parents. Get your parents to check your answers and listen to the reasons you selected your answer. Your parents will let you know if you were correct or need assistance to work out the correct answer.

Remember to prove your answer by finding the part in the text that gives you the answer. Then complete each section making sure you show your parents and discuss your answers with them.

WRITING

Spelling (everyone)

Write out your spelling words using LCSWC 3x to learn them.

Grade 6’s only:     

Write a short paragraph including all of your spelling words. Try and make your writing as interesting as possible. Use as many adjectives as you can.

Use Google Docs to type this paragraph. Remember to continue to improve your touch typing by not looking at the keyboard. If you can, print this story and stick it in your homework book, otherwise simply share the document with me. Before you do this, remember to edit your work.

MATHS

Grade 6’s only:  

Times Tables – By this time of the year, you should have memorized your 2x to 6x tables! If you don’t remember to keep learning! The games below will help you…

*Make flash cards or complete an activity from the internet. A couple of great sites are…

Grade 5’s only:     

Complete last year’s MATHS NAPLAN TEST under test conditions. Once completed, discuss your answers with your parents and reflect upon your responses verbally with them.

Grade 6’s only:      Kahn Academy activities

Complete the following activities

  • Multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit (regrouping)
  • Multiplying multiple digit numbers
  • Divide with remainders
  • Divide by 1 digit numbers (no remainder)

Record a reflection on your Kahn Academy activities. What did you find challenging? What strategies did you use to help you? What questions did you ask yourself as you completed the activity? Remember to record the name of the activity, what you were required to do and then your reflection (using the questions above as prompts). Record your reflection in full sentences.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 2 WEEK 3

DUE: 28.4.2016

READING

Literature Circles - read the required section of you Lit Circle book and prepare your role for your group by Thursday.

WRITING

Spelling and Touch Typing - Write out your spelling words using the Look Cover Write Say method. Then type each word 5 times on your computer. Remember not to look at the keyboard. If you can, print and glue this into your homework book. Remember to write a reflection about how your touch typing is improving!

MATHS

Maths revision this week is similar to the work we have been completing in class. You will receive revision worksheets focused on the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Please complete these and show your parents your working out. Explain to them what you have done and the strategies and processes you used to complete the equations. Then, using a calculator, check your answers to see if they are correct. Redo any equations that are incorrect. Remember to include these pages in your homework book.

RELIGION

Discuss with your family a world event or an issue that you consider 'unjust'. Discuss how this began (how did it start? who created it? what caused it? why does it exist?) and some possible solutions to the problem (how can we alleviate (make better/improve) or solve it?).

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 2 WEEK 2

DUE: 21.4.2016

READING

Literature Circles - read the required section of you Lit Circle book and prepare your role for your group on Thursday.

WRITING

Spelling - Write out your spelling words using the Look Cover Write Say method. Then write them using the smallest writing you can possibly use. Then in normal sized writing and finally jumbo sized. Lastly, trace you words in the air to help you visualise your words in order to spell them.

MATHS

Times Tables – Try to ensure you learn all your times tables from 2x to 6x . Have your mum or dad call our random times tables to you and see how many you get correct. Another way to learn them is to make flash cards or complete an activity from the internet. Here are a few examples of sites you can access.

Kahn Academy activities

Complete the following activities

Remember to record a reflection about the Kahn Academy activities.What did you find challenging? What strategies did you use to help you? What questions did you ask yourself as you completed the activity? Record this is in full sentences as a comment.

ICT

Touch Typing - Copy a piece of writing approx. 7-8 lines from your Lit Circle book without looking at your fingers as you type. How many mistakes did you make the first time? Try typing it again. Did you improved your accuracy? Record a short reflection about your progress.

Religion

Confirmation  (Gr 6s only) - Discuss with your parents possible saints names that you might like to use for your Confirmation name. You only need to start thinking and talking about it - you don't need to record anything in your homework book.

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5/6 HOME LEARNING – TERM 1 WEEK 9         

DUE: 24.3.2016

READING

  • Read your independent book for at least 15 to 20 minutes every night
  • Please record the title in your diary and have it signed by your parents. Remember to record the number of pages you read each night.

This week you are The Questioner. Record a range of open and closed questions about your book that you are reading at the moment.

Record 5 open ended questions and 5 closed questions in your homework book.

WRITING

Learn the 10 words that you chose this week (selected from a range of sources).

Complete the following activities:

  • Box words – Write your spelling words in your homework book. Draw boxes next to it to show the shape of the word. (Remember when we did this in class!)
  • Define your word - Using a dictionary, write the definition of your spelling words next to it. Then explain the meaning of the word in your own words.

MATHS

Times Tables – learn 6 x tables and related division facts e.g. 4 x 6 = 24 and 24 / 4 = 6

Kahn Academy activities

Kahn Academy activities – Complete the following activities...

  • Order of operations – Revision
    (Go into one of the tutorial YouTube videos and on the side there is a green button that says ‘Practice this concept’. Here you will find activities that match the tutorial video)
  • Measure Angles
  • Creating a Bar graph

Record a reflection on your Kahn Academy activities this week on the blog. What did you find challenging? What strategies did you use to help you? What questions did you ask yourself as you completed the activity? Record this is in full sentences using explanation and description.

RELIGION

  • Practice your lines for your Passion Play.
  • Remember to project your voice and speak clearly so the audience will be able to understand you and hear you clearly.
  • Practice saying your lines to an audience (e.g. family member, friend) and ask for some constructive feedback. Use this feedback to improve your performance.

ICT

*touch typing – click on the link to begin level five of touch typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

Please get your diary signed.

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Term 1 Week 8       Due:17.3.16

 READING

  • Read your independent book for at least 15 to 20 minutes every night.
  • Using what you have learned about the role of CONNECTOR, report on 4 possible connections to your book. (text to self, text, world and media). Remember to make DEEP connections (not surface level connections!)

 WRITING

Choose 10 words to learn.

  • Use Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check to learn these words and record this in your book.
  • Write each word using rainbow writing (use 5 different colours to trace over the top of the original word).
  • Close your eyes and visualise the word. Trace the word with your finger in the air.

 MATHS

  • Times Tables – learn 5 x tables and related division facts e.g. 4 x 5 = 20 and 15 5 = 3

Kahn Academy activities

  • Identify Prime numbers
  • Identify Composite numbers
  • Order of Operations exercise

RELIGION

  • Remember to bring your props and costumes for the Passion Play by Thursday (17.3.16) in preparation for a full dress rehearsal that day.
  • Please ask your parents  if you have been baptised. Find out the date of your baptism and the name of the church you were baptised in. You also need to ask your parents if you have been confirmed. Please write the answers to these questions in your homework book.

ICT

  • touch typing – click on the link to begin level four of touch typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

 

Please get your diary signed and remember to write the title of the book you are reading and the number of pages you read each night in your diary.

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Term 1 Week 6       Due:10.3.16

 READING

*read your independent book for at least 15 to 20 minutes every night

WRITING

Choose 12 words to learn. These words can be selected from any subject area that were incorrectly spelled in your books at school.

Use Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check to learn these words and record this in your book.

Write each word in a detailed sentence to show you know what it means. Each sentence must include at least one adjective.

Put your words in alphabetical order and mark each syllable using different highlighters.

 MATHS

Times Tables – learn 4 x tables and related division facts e.g. 4 x 6 = 24 and 12 4 = 3

Kahn Academy – Factors and Multiples

INQUIRY

Research the history of your family. Create a family tree showing your ancestors as far back as you are able to. Show this in a visual format that is clear to the reader. Record this in your homework book.

RELIGION

We are reading the Bible passage that connects to your section of the Passion Plays in class. Begin to collect props and costumes for your Passion Play. Start bringing these to school in the coming week.

 ICT

*touch typing – click on the link to begin level three of touch typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

Please remember to get your diary signed!

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Term 1 Week 6 Due:3.3.16

READING

*read your independent book for at least 15 to 20 minutes every night

(Remember to write the title of the the book you are reading and how many pages you read each night in your diary!)

WRITING

*Replace the underlines word with 3 synonyms.  Remember to read the sentence carefully to ensure that your synonyms fit the context of the sentence and are grammatically correct.

1.The tired boy yawned loudly in the classroom.

2.At the beach the waves came onto the shore.

3.During Art, we made a clay pot.

4.I thought camp was really good.

5.My sister and I walked to the shops and ate an entire a packet of chips on the way.

MATHS

*Times Tables – learn 3x tables and related division facts e.g. 3x6=18 and 123=4

*Kahn Academy – Decimals

INQUIRY

*Collect artifacts (photos, heirlooms, toys etc)  for your personal inquiry that demonstrate how your life has been shaped by different people and events. Bring these in a small showbag to bring to school to share with the class on Thursday.

RELIGION

*Share your Lenten promise with your family and discuss your progress in keeping your promise.

ICT

*Continue improving your touch typing skills. You can use this program or a program of your choice. Remember the Learning Intention for this task is to be able to type on the computer without looking at your fingers or the keyboard!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

REMINDERS - Your diary needs to be signed every week. You need to record the book you are reading and the number of pages you read each night. Homework can either be completed on the blog or in your homework book.

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Term 1, Week 5  DUE: 26.2.16

 READING

*read your independent book for at least 15 to 20 minutes every night

WRITING

*Write a reflection about camp on our class blog (5-6 lines only)

MATHS

Times Tables – learn 2x tables and related division facts e.g. 2x6=12 and 12 div by 2=6

Kahn Academy – Place Value

INQUIRY

*Ask your parents about their perceptions of Australia. As a family, select your family’s favourite poem or song that reflects this.

*Ask your family and/or friends who don’t live in Australia to describe what they think about Australia.

RELIGION

*Write a Lenten promise that reflects your understanding of mercy and grace.

ICT

*touch typing – click on the link to begin level one of touch typing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

*Spelling and literature circle activities will be included as a homework task in following weeks.

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TERM 4 Last weeks of school 🙂

Image result for christmas carollersNow let's keep this our secret... our Christmas Carols are fast approaching and this year the 1/2s have been allocated The Little Drummer Boy.

I have found a great version of the song The Little Drummer Boy by #JustinBeiber with #BustaRhymes

Here's the link and the lyrics to help you practice the song so once again, the 1/2s are the standout performance at the St Bede's Christmas Carols!!!

Here's a link to the song with lyrics...

Use this link is to practice without the lyrics.....

And just in case you want to copy, paste and print the actual lyrics to practice at home....

"Drummer Boy"
(feat. Busta Rhymes)

[Justin:]
Come they told me pa rum pa pum pum.
A newborn king to see, pa rum pa pum pum.
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pa pum pum.
To lay before the king, pa rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum.Rum pa pa pum, rum pa pum pum pum pum.
Yeah I'm on the drum, yeah I'm on the snare drum.
Yeah I'm on the beat cause the beat goes dumb.
And I only spit heat cause I'm playin' for the Son.
Playin' for the King, playin for the Title,
I'm surprised you didn't hear this in the Bible.
I'm so tight, I might go psycho.
Christmas time so here's a recital.
I'm so bad like Michael, I know I'm still young but I go I go.
Stupid stupid love like cupid,
I'm the drummer boy so do it, do it.Little baby, pa rum pa pum pum.
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pa pum pum.
[Busta:]
Gather round the mistletoe real quick.
[Justin:]
I have no gifts to bring, pa rum pa pum pum.
[Busta:]
Matter of fact, let's gather round the fireplace; it's about to get hot in here.
[Justin:]
That's fit to give our king...
[Busta:]
Bieber what up!
[Justin:]
Pa rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum.[Busta:]
Lemme get straight to it. Yo.
At the table with the family, havin' dinner,
Blackberry on our hip and then it gave a little flicker.
Then I took a look to see before it activates the ringer;
Came to realize my homie Bieber hit me on the Twitter.
Then I hit him back despite I had some food up on my finger,
Sippin' eggnog with a little sprinkle of vanilla,
Even though it's kinda cold, pullin' out a chinchilla,
Bieber hit me back and said, "Let's make it hot up in the winter."
I said, "Cool." Ya know Imma deliver;
Let's collaborate and make the holiday a little bigger.
Before we work I gotta get this off,
See the other family members and drop gifts off.
Then I'm headed to the studio cause ain't nothing stopping how
You know we bout to turn it up and really get it poppin' now.
People everywhere and all our Twitter followers,
"Merry Christmas, Kwanza, happy Hanukkah! "[Justin:]
Mary nodded, pa rum pa pum pum.
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pa pum pum.
I played my drum for him, pa rum pa pum pum.
I played my best for him, pa rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum.If you wanna give, it's the time of year.
JB on the beat, yeah yeah, I'm on the snare.
It's crazy how some people say, say they don't care,
When there's people on the street with no food; it's not fair.
It's about time for you to act merrily;
It's about time for you to give to charity.
Rarely do people even wanna help at all,
'Cause they warm by the fire, getting toys and their dolls.
Not thinking there's a family out hungry and cold,
Wishin' wishin' that they had somebody they could hold.
So I think some of you need to act bold;
Give a can to a drive, let's change the globe.Globe globe globe globe globe.
I'm the drummer boy so do it, do it
I'm the drummer boy so do it, do it
I'm the drummer boy so do it, do it
I'm the drummer boy so do it, do it
I'm the drummer boy so do it, do it

 

Remember we are looking for the best drummers, the best singers and the best rappers for our performance 🙂 

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TERM 4 WEEK 8

We've had a few weeks of homework linked to our Vokis as well as researching the answers to our Personal Inquiries. This week, not only do we begin our Swimming Lessons, but we also begin our new Maths Unit - SLIDES, TURNS AND FLIPS 🙂

Below are the links to online games. These will help you to remember how to slide, turn and flip shapes.  Enjoy 🙂

SHAPES IN MOTION-SHAPE GAME

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/TranslateShapesShoot.htm

FLIP TURN AND SLIDE

https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-2/flip-turn-and-slide

SMASH MATHS - go to any of the games in Grade 1 or 2.. if you find these easy, try the games under Grade 3 🙂

http://www.smashmaths.com.au/index.php/m-g/location-and-transformation/flip-slide-and-turn

ICY SLIDES, FLIPS AND TURNS

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/icy_slides_flips_turns/

 

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TERM 4 WEEK 6

This week's homework is linked to your ICT classes.

You have been working really hard to create VOKIS ... so for homework this week, I'd like you to sit with your families and show them your voki (remember you can find them on the home page link at the top entitled '12N introduction vokis'.

As you sit with your family, tell them how you created them, what options you had to choose from and why you chose the character and voice that you did.

The vokis are awesome! I hope your families love them too.

Remember to leave a comment 🙂

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TERM 4 WEEK 3

This week we are very lucky to have 8 experts visit us and share how their job helps others to have a healthy mind, body and spirit.  We have a chiropractor, an athlete, a kinesiologist, an optometrist, an Olympic gold medallist, an audiologist, a coach and a masseuse.

We are also completing our last week on Graphing. Here are a few games to help you revise what we have been learning in class. Remember...

  • We create a survey to find out information
  • We create a tally chart to collect and collate our data
  • We create a graph to show the results of the  information we have collected
  • We can read a graph to get information about something.
  • We can make a statement about the information on a graph.
ACTIVITIES

Animal Island Data 

Fruit Fall

Snail Race 

Reading Data

Fishing

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TERM 4 WEEK 2

This week we are busy exploring our birth stories - trying to guess which Baby Photo belongs to each classmate as well as using our Birth Interviews to discuss where we were born, how we got our names and finding out interesting facts about Us when we were young!

In writing, we are learning how to write more interesting sentences. For homework this week, these following games will help you practice this skill.

Interesting Sentences

NO BORING SENTENCES!

http://splash.abc.net.au/res/i/L8741/index.html

DOES IT MAKE SENSE?

http://roythezebra.com/reading-games/sentences-that-make-sense-1-1.html 

Here's two other games to assist your reading and writing skills...

End Letters / Sounds

WORDS AND PICTURES: LAST LETTER

http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/31716/words-and-pictures-last-letter

WORDS AND PICTURES: FINAL LETTERS

http://splash.abc.net.au/res/i/L7861/index.html

Have fun - and remember to write your most interesting sentence or a sentence about what you have learned on the blog! We'll read your new learning in class 🙂

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TERM 4 WEEK 1

Welcome back to the last term of 2015! It's an exciting term - a new Inquiry, new maths units and a countdown until Christmas....eventually 🙂

Just to get us back into routine after the holidays, this week's homework will be to use the touch typing programs. By the end of the term it would be great to see ALL of you be able to know where all the letters are on the keyboard without having to look at the keyboard!

More than ever, especially for us in Grade 1 and 2, it is SO important to be able to type our texts fast and accurately - it is a VERY IMPORTANT skills to know!

So go to the tab at the top of the blog, choose your favourite touch typing programme and begin your typing...remember - don't look at your fingers!!!

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TERM 3 WEEK 6

Our Personal Inquiries have begun! Please read the newest post on the HOME PAGE to find out what you need to do for homework this week. Remember to read it with your parents - they will need to help you find resources that you can use to answer your essential question.

REMEMBER - it is NOT your parents job to answer your question. They can help you to find resources (books, websites, people, articles etc) that you can use, but all of your work is to be done AT SCHOOL over the next few weeks!!!

*Also - keep practising the water cycle song... auditions for Uncle Dan will be held next week 🙂

*Also, Father's Day is coming up soon - I have another song we will need to learn for our Assembly.  But keep it a secret 🙂 You can watch the clip on Youtube but try not to let anyone hear you... we want it to be a surprise. The words to the song are on this clip!!!

Image result for kids singingHappy Researching and Singing !!!

 

 

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TERM 3 WEEK 5

As Carlos has already discovered,  we have reached 4000 hits on our blog!!! Very exciting!!! Remember to keep checking our blog, posting comments, getting your family and friends to read the blog and post comments too!!! You could even click on the map on our homepage and discover where all our visitors are from - can you locate each place listed in an atlas???  Our blog is reaching all corners of our world!!!

This week is a busy week... we have athletics day Tuesday and then mass on Friday to celebrate the Assumption (do you know what that is???) as well as our first Cross Grade Sustainability workshop. It's definitely an exciting time 🙂  This week we also begin our new maths unit #MONEY

Here is a link to read with your parents.  That way you both know all the things you should know and be able to do with money.

http://www.smartfirstgraders.com/teaching-kids-about-money.html

And below are some links that you can use to learn about money...

http://www.crackerjackeducation.com.au/resources/LooseChange/loosechange.html                          (remember to click on all the different games!)

http://www.mathsisfun.com/money/money-master.html

(remember to click on Australia so you are working with Australian money!)

http://www.studychamps.com/interactive-activities/math-interactive/money-interactive/#.Vch71Pmqqko

(remember to click on all the light blue links on the left of the page - different games)

Also, keep thinking about #water #sustainability .... we will be starting our personal inquiries next week and you need to be able to explore an area of water sustainability that you are still wondering about. I can't wait to hear what you have decided.

Have fun playing the money games. Remember to leave a comment to tell everyone what your favourite game is 🙂

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TERM 3 WEEK 3

We have class mass this Thursday... here are the lyrics to the song...

CHORUS:

Let your kingdom come,  let your kingdom come.

Let your kingdom come, O Lord, let your kingdom come.

I said let your kingdom come, let your kingdom come.

Let your kingdom, let your kingdom, let your kingdom come

VERSE 1:

The kingdom's like a tiny seed - let your kingdom come

That grows into a mighty tree - let your kingdom come.

The birds of the air nest in that tree - let your kingdom come.

Let your kingdom, let your kingdom, let your kingdom come.

VERSE 2:

The kingdom's like a pinch of yeast - let your kingdom come.

That grows into a mighty feast - let your kingdom come.

From a pinch of yeast to a mighty feast - let your kingdom come.

Let your kingdom, let your kingdom, let your kingdom come.

VERSE 3:

The kingdom's like a rare, rare pearl - let your kingdom come.

The rarest pearl in all the world - let your kingdom come.

Men sell their wealth to get that pearl - let your kingdom come.

Let your kingdom, let your kingdom, let your kingdom come.

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TERM 3 WEEK 2

This week your homework is in 2 parts...

First, I need you to read the homepage and leave a comment about collaboration.

Secondly, I'm listing a few webpages to help you with your multiplication... choose any or all of the sites and have fun whilst you revisit your learning!

Here are some websites that you can use to practice your multiplication skills...

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/multiplication-sentences

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/relate-addition-and-multiplication

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/multiplication-tables-up-to-5

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/multiplication-tables-up-to-10

*For those of you up for a challenge, here are some more difficult multiplication games...

http://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games

http://www.learn-with-math-games.com/free-multiplication-games.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fruitshoot/fruitshoot_multiplication.htm

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/popup/popup_multiplication.htm

*Remember to have a piece of paper next to you so you can draw the matching picture as you work out your answers (you don't have to know them straight away!)

*If you know of other cool websites that we can learn multiplication and division, post it on our blog and we can add these to our numeracy page!

Have fun this week with your homework!

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TERM 3 WEEK 1

Welcome back to school everyone! I hope you had a great holiday and I can't wait to read all about your adventures and the exciting things you did in your recounts/comics!

Image result for raindrops     Like we do at the beginning of every school term, we begin with a new Inquiry. Our essential question this term is HOW CAN WE USE WATER MORE SUSTAINABLY? 

To be able to answer this question, the following understandings must be explored (which we will do throughout the inquiry)...

*Water is essential to life

*Because water is essential to life, it needs to be conserved and protected

*Earth's resources, including water, are used in a variety of ways

* There are ways that we can modify our lifestyle to protect and conserve water

As we begin to TUNE IN to our Inquiry, your homework this week is to talk to your family and record their answers to the following question...

Image result for water out of a tap

WHERE DOES WATER COME FROM?

and

HOW DOES WATER GET TO AND THROUGH THE TAPS AT HOME?

Remember you can record your answers in writing, in illustrations, using a flow chart...or whatever way you think best represents your family's answers to the questions 🙂

Also, remember you don't need to do research to find the answers....just base it on what you already know. Part of our FINDING OUT is to see how accurate our knowledge is 🙂Image result for water falling in a rainforest

 

 

 

 

 

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TERM 2 WEEK 10

Thank you to everyone that left a comment on the blog last week. It is great to see you looking at the blog, playing the games and letting us all know what you are learning! Well done!

I've had a request for a video to be put on our blog - here it is Alex 🙂

Also, for this week's homework, I'd like you to make a list of FIVE questions you want to explore and bring them to school by Wednesday.

These questions could be about ANYTHING... e.g. Why does the rainbow appear? Why do some goldfish grow big and others stay small? You might even want to find out... How does a car move?

We will do a mini inquiry to discover the answer to your questions during class time!

Only 2 weeks to go 🙂

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TERM 2 WEEK 9

Image result for comments on blogs        For homework this week, please read the new blog posts on the homepage and leave a comment. You could write about your favourite activity during our St Bede's Feast Day celebrations. You could even make some suggestions for activities we could do during next year's celebrations. You could write a comment for our guest speakers - leave a note of thanks, maybe add some more information that you remember or you might want to try and answer our essential question using the information we learned. Whatever you decide to do, remember before you post your comment, check that you have checked your comment for capital letters, punctuation and correct spelling!

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TERM 2 WEEK 8

For the next two weeks, our focus in maths will be TIME! Learning how to tell the time on both Image result for timean analogue and digital clock. By the end of Grade 2, the expectation is you can read and write o'clock, 1/2 past, 1/4 past and 1/4 to times on both an analogue and digital clock.

Here's a few games you can play to help you learn these skills.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml

http://splash.abc.net.au/res/i/L9653/index.html

http://www.maths-games.org/time-games.html

http://splash.abc.net.au/res/i/L9651/index.html

http://splash.abc.net.au/res/i/L9644/index.html

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TERM 2 WEEK 6

Congratulations 1/2N - it was a great mass on Sunday and quite a few people came up after mass to say how great the singing was! You greeted people with enthusiasm, read the prayers confidently, brought up the gifts reverently and sang with angelic voices 🙂

Next week, we will be celebrating another mass to commemorate St Bede, our patron saint. For homework this week, I want you to use your RESEARCH skills to explore #SaintBede and discover 3 facts about him. Write these facts on a separate piece of paper and bring it into school on Friday. Also include an illustration of Bede (hand drawn picture).

Also, it's great to see you all using the maths and touch typing links. I have seen improvement in your addition and touch typing skills already! So keep up the great work. This week you might want to try the SUBTRACTION games on the sites as this will be our focus for the next couple of weeks.

Have fun!

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TERM 2 WEEK 5

There are a few things to do for this week's homework.

1. Find a picture of the person you are writing your biography about. As you will use this picture in your published text, make sure you are allowed to keep it. If you need it photocopied, let me know and I will photocopy it for you and you can take the original home.

2. Keep practising your touch typing skills every night (go to the touch typing page and click on the link).

3. Go to the blogroll  section on the bottom right hand side of the blog and find the link to the site GAMES TO LEARN ENGLISH. Click on the link and choose a game that will help you to improve your letter, word and sentence skills. Don't forget to tell everyone which activity helped you to learn the most about letters, words and sentences!

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TERM 2 WEEK 4

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Over the last two weeks we have been focusing on place value and counting. This week, log on to this site: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting and choose at least 3 activities to complete. Don't forget to write which activities you did and tell us which was your favourite and why. The link above will take you to counting games for 5-7 year olds. Along the top of the page you can change the age range to make the activities easier or harder. You can choose your activities from any age range that suits you!

Also, as we continue to learn how to use different tools on the computer (apps, PowerPoint, word etc), we know how important it is to type quickly and know where all the keys are on our keyboard. Go to the home page of the blog and see the link at the top called TOUCH TYPING PROGRAMS. There are links to different websites that will help you learn to touch type (typing without having to look at your fingers or the keyboard!!!). Have fun and remember this is a skill that will help you FOREVER 🙂

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TERM 2 WEEK 3

For homework this week, your task will be to interview an 'older' family member. The questions will be outlined on a letter that will go home Monday night. Remember you have all week (and the weekend) to complete the interview and record your answers. And remember to write your answers in point form only just like we have been doing in class.

Make sure you bring the sheet and your answers back to school next Monday. We will need them to write our biographies during class time.

Also, if you have photographs of that person, please bring them as you can include the photos in your published biography.

Happy interviewing 🙂

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TERM 2 WEEK 2

In Maths, we have been learning about different counting strategies to help us become better mathematicians. At home, I want you to find a pack of cards and play the following games and use the following counting strategies - COUNT ON, COUNT BACK, DOUBLING.

1.Place your pack of playing cards face down. Turn over one card. Write this digit on a piece of paper. Then turn over another card and add this digit to the running total (count on).  e.g. you turn over the '5' card. Write 5 on your piece of paper. You then turn over the '7' card. You add 5+7 and write that total on the paper...which is 12. You then turn over the next card which is a '1' and add 1 to the total 12+1 and write the new total = 13 etc.

If you play with a partner, take turns at turning over a card and counting on. See just how far you can count on until there are no more cards left in the pack. To CHALLENGE yourself, choose a number to start with (e.g. 54 or 367) and count on from that number.

2. Write the number 100 on a piece of paper. Turn over a card and take that number away from the total. Keep counting back until you reach zero. If you play with a partner, takes turn at taking the number away from the total. Winner is the person whose card gets them to zero.

3.Place cards face down. Turn over one card. Say the number and then say what 'double the number' is. (eg. 2 = double 2 is 4). If you are playing with a partner, make sure each person can say the double quickly. If a person knows the double straight away they keep the card, if they hesitate, the card goes back in the pile. Winner is the person with the most cards.

*Don't forget about creating number lines to help you count too!  HAPPY COUNTING!!!

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Homework over the Term 1 holidays!

We have finally reached the end of Term 1! I wish you all a happy and holy Easter. Enjoy the time you spend with your family and friends over the holidays and remember to keep revising all the skills we learned this term!

Over the holidays, I'd like you to try some of these maths games I found on another blog. The blog is #smartfirstgraders - the link is www.smartfirstgraders.com

The link below will take you to the page that you need. However there are other pages on the blog that have great reading and maths games on them too!

Smart First Graders

*Go to First Grade Maths Games and scroll down to this section on the page...You might need to get your parents to help you do this. You will also need your parents to play the games with you. They are lots of fun and will help you to improve your #number sense!

The games are easy to play. Most use either dice or a deck of cards. Most games need at least 2 people to play - so make sure you get your parents to play with you. They are lots of fun!!!

Try the games below on the First Grade Maths page of the blog. It may say First Grade but I've had some Grade 6's play the games and have a lot of fun too!!!

Don't forget to leave a message and tell everyone about your favourite game

Happy Holidays 1/2N 🙂

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Term 1 Week 9

This week we will be very lucky to experience the Stations of the Cross run by our Grade 5/6 buddies. Every year they perform beautifully and remind us how important this scripture story is.

For homework this week, I'd like you to think about all the things you have learned this term. On a blank piece of paper, I want you to write at least 10 new things you have learned. At the bottom of the page, I want you to write ONE GOAL you have for next term. It has to be something that you want to improve upon or work on. eg. Next term I will improve putting my hand up to talk OR Next term, I will work on sharing my ideas during discussions OR Next term, I will be a better self manager etc. Think of something that will help you be a better learner.

Remember - you have a whole week to finish this task. I can't wait to read your responses!

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Term 1 Week 8

Only 2 more weeks of Term One left - we've had so much fun and so little time!  Just like our motto this year - Mirror Mirror on this door. In 1/2N there's learning and fun galore!

We have written recounts and narratives, learned about what is means to belong, explored numbers, counting and mapping and answered our Religion essential question, 'Who is Jesus?' To complete the term, we are going to discover shapes and continue our experience of #world read aloud day, reading our narratives about belonging to our Prep buddies.

We are also going to revisit the #Easter story. We will  explore who Jesus is through these bible stories.

For homework this week, I'd like you to watch this video about the Easter story. Remember to watch it with your parents so they can answer any questions you have about Jesus and what happened to him. Then when we talk about Jesus in class, you will be able to share what you already know!

#BeginnersBibleForKids - Easter

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Term 1 Week 6

This week's homework is the parent interview linked to Inquiry!

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Term 1 Week 5

I hope you had fun playing the mapping games!

To continue our learning journey in maths, here's a challenge that you can do with your family. Remember to work together as a group (like we are learning to do in Inquiry), to talk about the strategies you are using, why something did or didn't work, and then to talk about how you solved the problem!!!

CHALLENGE:   Can you take away 6 toothpicks from this arrangement and leave only 3 squares?

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Record how you do the challenge and then bring it in to school by Friday and we'll compare how we all solved the problem! Good luck!

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2015 - Term 1 Week 4

Well we are definitely underway in our learning for 2015 and have already finished a few units of work!

For the next two weeks in maths, we will explore mapping. With your families, answer these questions - What is a map? Where can you find a map? What are the different types of maps you can use? Who uses maps? What do you see on a map? How do you read a map?

In class, we will learn how to use directional language to give and follow directions, learn how to read maps and use the key to find things on a map. We will also learn to read grid references. To practice these skills, here are a few games you can play on your computer at home.

*listen to the instructions carefully to make the bear move up, down, right or left.

Make the bear move

*choose the correct word to describe the position of different things in the picture.

Describe the position

*follow the instructions to place the animals in their correct position.

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Woodland-Disco-673

*learn about symbols on a map and how to read them.

http://education.nationalgeographic.com.au/education/multimedia/interactive/maps-tools-adventure-island/?ar_a=1

*follow the grid references to find the ship

http://www.hiddenships.co.uk/activity/

***you might need mum or dad's help with this game... you need to match the capital city to the country. It would be a good idea to have an atlas with you as you play!

http://www.primarygames.com/socstudies/countries/games/worldcapitals/index.htm

Have fun learning all about Mapping. Remember - if you find a game about mapping, please share it with us on the blog!

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Term 4 Week 9

During this season of Advent, we continue to reflect on 'Jesus as King'. Each morning around our Sacred Space, we are reading passages and listening to hymns that you have chosen that remind us of the type of person Jesus was.  We have also changed our Sacred Space to include the Advent wreath, candles and purple cloth.

During this time of preparation, we are also beginning to learn our Christmas Carol, "Let's Go". We are joining with 1/2S to represent the shepherds in the infancy narrative of Luke for the St Bede's Christmas Carols night. To make this performance great, here's the link to the youtube clip for you to practise at home.

Enjoy!

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Term 4 Week 8

This week, our learning experiences in Maths focus on Chance and Data. Below are links to different websites with chance and data games you can play on your computer at home. There are a few different games on each home page, so look for key words 'chance' 'data' 'probability' and click on these to play the games.  Have fun learning 🙂

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/data-handling (for Prep to Yr 2)

http://www.smashmaths.com.au/index.php/s-p/19-chance (change the grade level and see how far you can go in your learning)

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/5th-grade-math/data-probability-5th.html (for year 5's but worth a try...you might just get it !!!)

You might also find other great Chance and Data activities that you want to share with others. Let us know what you discover!

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 Term 4 Week 7

We are definitely getting closer to the end of the year and this week sees us continue on our Inquiry Journey. This week sees the end to our Shared Inquiry and move into our Personal Inquiries. Today, we created an essential question which started like this - "How am I connected to _____ ?" and each one of us chose a place we were connected to. Some of the places we chose were... Sicily, Argentina, Tasmania, Romania to name a few!

This week's homework is to help you as you begin your research next week. Please collect information, brochures, pictures, artifacts, maps etc , anything that will help you to research the place you have chosen. Remember your Personal Inquiries need to be researched AT SCHOOL, so although you can ask your parents can help you to find information to print out and bring to school, the inquiry/notetaking/presentation,  must be done at school by you!

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Term 4 Week 6

Our essential question for Inquiry this term is "How are we connected to our place and other places?" As we are now in the Finding Out stage of Inquiry, homework this week is going to involve your family, as you will need their help in finding out this information.

The worksheet you have been given has an outline outline of people linked in a chain. You are to talk with your family and discover the places your family members are connected to. For each person on the chain - write their name, their relationship to you (mum, aunty, nonna etc) , then write the name of the country they were born in (and if you know the city, town, province they were born in you can write that on there too!)

Remember - there are 10 people on the sheet but you may not have 10 people in your extended family , so you don't need to use every person on the chain. If you have more than 10 people, you can get an extra sheet from me.

Please bring your family chain back to school by Friday.

Enjoy finding out lots of interesting connections your family has to different places in the world!

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Term 4 Week 5

I hope you all had a great long weekend and backed a winner in the Melbourne Cup!

This week's homework is based on our Religion inquiry "How did Jesus change the idea of a king?"

Could you please find a passage or line from the bible that teaches you about who Jesus is. Also, if you know a song that is relevant you can let me know too. We will be using these during our morning prayer reflections. Like we discussed today, some ideas might be...

"Jesus was a healer. He healed the 10 lepers."

"Jesus was a helper and a servant. He washed the disciples feet at the Last Supper and only the servants used to do that"

Also, linked to Inquiry, you will need to bring a picture/photo of a place you are connected to in AUSTRALIA (but it can't be where you live  e.g. Balwyn).

Discuss with your parents how you are connected to that place. Here are some question to get your discussion started: What is the name of the place? What did I do there? How am I connected to it? Why is this place important to me? important to my family?  

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Term 4 Week 4

This week we have continued looking at #fractions specifically EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS.  We made a fraction wall today and for homework this week, I would you like you to use this fraction wall to see how many equivalent fractions you can make. Write your fractions on the back of your fraction wall and bring it back to school Wednesday. Here's an example of an equivalent fraction we worked out today... 1= 2/2 = 5/5  or 1/2 = 3/6

Also, just a reminder that the Grade 6 girls are coming to our classroom every lunchtime selling #poppies for #remembranceday - November 11th. The prices range from $2 to $10.

And another reminder - it's FREE DRESS day this Friday - 31/10. Bring a gold coin donation and wear something to do with the theme of 'RACE DAY' !

And lastly, if you have any cardboard rolls (from gladwrap or alfoil etc) as well as plastic containers with lids (from napisan or flour etc) could you please bring them in too.

 

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Term 4 Week 3

Week 3 already and we continue to count down until we reach 2000 hits 🙂 Exciting!

For the next few weeks our Maths is focused on FRACTIONS. For homework this week, I want you to be a fraction detective - keep your eyes wide open for any object that you see at home, on the way to school, at school, at sport/dancing...anywhere really - that looks like a fraction or that is split into fractions (equal parts).

Seraphina noticed last week that her orange had been cut into eight equal parts = eighths! I noticed that my chocolate was divided into twenty even parts = twentieths! And you know me...I ate 20/20 🙂

What else can you find that can be linked to what we are learning about fractions?!?  Write/draw what you find on a blank piece of paper and bring it to school on Friday - we can add it to our maths wall. Go and spot a fraction ,detectives 🙂         

 

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Term 4 Week 2

From Monday October 13 to Friday October 17 it is Health and Physical Education Week. It would be great to see you doing something fun and exciting during the week to improve your health, especially now daylight savings has started and there's more sunlight when you get home!

For homework this week, I want you to think of something you can do each night this week that will improve your health and fitness. Maybe you can take a walk with the dog, or go to the park and play soccer. I've even heard that some children are thinking of creating their own exercise routine (5 starjumps + 10 pushups + 1 min quick on-the-spot running) each day!

The main aim of this week though is to get outdoors, have fun and get fit. And remember, the fitter you are, the easier it is to learn and stay focused 🙂

Have fun!

Don't forget - it's #walkingtoschoolweek If you walk to school at all over the next 2 weeks, remember to fill in the chart on the whiteboard. Also, have a look at the site below- there's lots of suggestions about what you can do as you walk to school - there's even competitions to enter!  Good luck and happy walking 🙂

http://www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au/

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Term 3 Week 10

Well we've finally made it... the last week of Term 3!  And what a busy week it will be getting ready for our #LearningExpo this Thursday night from 6-8pm. It will be exciting for our mums and dads to see the great learning we have been doing.

This week's homework is easy - please colour in your #Einstein picture and bring it back to school on Wednesday.  Also, try to think of the things you might say  to a parent if they ask you...

*What have you been learning about in #Science this term?

*Why did you choose this topic to explore?

*What did you discover from your experiment?

*Was your hypothesis correct?

*What evidence do you have?

*How did you record your observations?

*What is your conclusion?

*What is your big idea?

I can't wait to see hear you proudly share your learning with your parents at the #stbedes #learningexpo

 

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Term 3 Week 9

Hi everyone! What a big week we had last week ... congratulations on a fantastic assembly!  Ms Tonti was very surprised and excited and everyone who was there told me how great they thought you all were!  Well done!

And guess what? This week will be just as big as we get ready for the #learningexpo that will be held next Thursday night (18/9) from 6-8pm. It will be a time where you get to show your parents the work you have been doing in Writing and Inquiry. It will also be a time where you can showcase your artistic talents using the puppets you have made.

For homework this week however, I want you to think back to Sunday - what did we celebrate?(hint:Father's Day). I want you to think of all the amazing things about your dad and write 1 or 2 sentences on the home page about what makes him the greatest dad in the world 🙂 Remember to tell him to look at the blog and read what you have written!

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Term 3 Week 7

We welcomed Ms Matuska into our classroom a few weeks ago and she has learned a lot about all of us.  It's been great getting to know her and have her in our classroom every Monday and Tuesday. This week, we are very lucky to have her teach us too, as she continues her journey to become a primary teacher. For homework this week, let's get to know Ms Matuska a little bit more and let her know something about us she doesn't already know!

On the home page, write something you would like her to know about you that you think will help her as she teaches you. You can also ask Ms Matuska one question to find out something about her that you may not already know.

Remember, before you send your comment for moderation, check the spelling, make sure it makes sense and include a ? when you ask a question.

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Term 3 Week 6

What a busy time we've had! We've been working with our new student teacher, Ms Matuska, attended 2 masses in 2 weeks (to celebrate Mary MacKillop and the Assumption), created essential questions for our personal inquiries, learnt how to write Playscripts, read time on both analogue and digital clocks... and this week seems just as busy! Especially with Athletics Day tomorrow (Tuesday) and Confirmation for the Grade 6's on Sunday.

For homework this week, we are going to make this important sacramental celebration even more special for our Grade 6 buddies. We're going to make them a card. However, instead of drawing a picture on the card, we're going to think of all the words we know about Confirmation and then type them into this programme...  #ABCya 'word clouds for kids'  http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm

Once you have finished typing your words, follow the prompts to create your very own 'word cloud'. Print it and then bring it to school (or email it to me to print), and we'll use it to decorate our card. The Grade 6's will be very impressed with your work 🙂

PS- REMEMBER to wear your sports uniform on Tuesday for Athletics Day!  See you at the track with your running shoes ready for some athletics action 🙂

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Term 3 Week 5

Can you believe we are half way through Term 3 already! Time flies when you are learning SOOOOOO much! These next couple of weeks we are focusing on learning to tell the time. Some of us are learning how to read o'clock and half past on clocks, whilst some of us are focusing on 1/4 past and 1/4 to. Maybe you're able to tell the time to the minute on both an analogue and digital clock! Wherever you are with your learning, keep working hard, looking for clocks all around you and remember to say the time out loud whenever you see a clock.

Here are a few games to help you become fantastic tellers of the time! Have fun learning!

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Set-the-Clock-Getting-Started-1432   (Listen to the time and set the clock. You choose the time - o'clock, 1/2 past, 1/4 past, 1/4 to or to the minute)

http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words# (Tell the time in words - you can time yourself too!)

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3 (A game where you match analogue to digital or words. You get to choose the time you want to learn)

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game1.htm  (You choose the level of difficulty - from o'clock, 1/2 past, 1/4 past and 1/4 to )

http://resources.oswego.org/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html  (A game where you stop the clock at the correct time - focuses on ALL times!)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml (a game with 3 levels - identify times and time in the future ..what is 11 hours after...)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml (a game where you choose the right clock and make sure the mouse doesn't get the cheese first. Covers o'clock, 1/2 past, 1/4 past and 1/4 to)

Here are some more challenging games about time...good luck 🙂

http://resources.oswego.org/games/StopTheClock/sthec2.html

http://resources.oswego.org/games/StopTheClock/sthec3.html

 

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Term 3 Week 4

This Friday we remember and celebrate #MaryMacKillop Australia's first #saint . We will celebrate her life at Mass. Remember to invite your family to join us at 9.15am.

The video links below focus on Mary MacKillop - please watch them, listen to them and learn about the life of #SaintMaryMacKillop, an amazing lady who was #aliveinthespirit , a lady who made a positive difference to the lives of many people in Australia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go1rcCdONLs  (a video by a Grade 6 child for their Confirmation)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CBQ4XKSjYI   (The life of Mary MacKillop - easy video to watch/read)

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Term 3 Week 3

We made predictions last term about when we would reach 1000 hits on our #blog .Then we made a further prediction about when we would reach 2000? Are we close to reaching that? How many more hits do we need? What is your new prediction about when we will reach 2000 hits?

Also, with all the things happening in our world at the moment, we have needed to know where all of the countries around the world are so we can understand the events better. So here's what we're going to do for homework this week...

Using #clustermaps click on the picture of the world and then scroll through the names of all the countries that are listed (this list shows us where our blogging buddies live around the world!)

With the help of your parents, find each of these places on a world map. Where are they? Which continent? What are the surrounding countries? Is it a country, state or city that's listed? Have you been there? Do you know anyone that lives there? Do you know any landmarks or important places that are found there?

Be ready on Thursday to share your discoveries with your classmates. You decide the best way to record your learning! (HINT: it could be a table, a list, a graphic organiser, bullet points, a picture etc)

Have fun discovering our big wide world!

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Term 3 Week 2

#Sidthesciencekid is amazing! This week he has taught us about #elasticity #force #inertia and #heat . He has also taught us what it means to be a scientist and explained the steps we need to take to be a scientist. We are well on our way to answering our essential question 'How can we be scientists?'' thanks to Sid!

For homework this week, you need to talk to your parents and explain what each of these four scientific words mean..elasticity, force, inertia and heat! You might even want to create your own experiments at home and show them to your parents!

Also for homework, we are going to revise how to use graphic organisers to help us record our scientific understandings!  This week, we are going to use the #synthesisegg #graphicorganiser like we use in class last week.

  • Before you watch the video, complete egg #1 - prior knowledge. HINT:The topic is #friction
  • As you watch the video, fill in egg #2 - My new learning.
  • At the end of the video, reread your graphic organiser.  Did I remember to use dot points? Do my notes/obeservations make sense? Are my words spelt correctly?
  • Then use egg #1+ egg #2 to sythesise your prior knowledge and your new learning and complete egg #3, by writing 1 or 2 sentences about what you now understand

Here's the link to the #Sidthesciencekid video I'd like you to watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBMSx21gKFM

#Sid also has his own website.  If you get the time you might want to learn more about #science by playing games with Sid and his friends!  http://pbskids.org/sid/

Remember you have all week to hand in your homework!

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Term 3 Week 1

Welcome back to Term 3 everyone!  It has been great listening to all of your stories about your holidays and the exciting things you have done.

In Religion this term, our unit is #Alive in the Spirit and we are really going to put our scripture focus into action!  Our essential question for #Religion is 'Should we think of others when making decisions?' -exploring how our decisions affect others, how Christians use their faith to guide them in their decision making and how we can use our faith and scripture to assist us to make good and positive decisions.

For homework this week, you need to collect articles about people who are making a positive difference in the lives of others. Bring them to school on Monday (21/7) to share with the class.  Let's see who is making a difference... how they are making a difference... and why they are making a difference!

Enjoy your first week back 🙂

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Term 2 Week 10

(refer to post on the home page)

plus..

St Bede's #Mini Vinnies wants to remind us all to bring in donations of non perishable food items (cans or packets) as well as blankets, doonas and toiletries, to distribute to those in need. Please bring them with you to school and place them in the containers in our classroom by Thursday. After mass, they will be picked up and distributed by a representative of the #St Vincent de Paul Society.

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Term 2 Week 9

Great news!  We reached 1000 hits on Saturday.  YAY!!!   Congratulations to our expert estimators - Joseph and Julian!  As for the rest of us, better luck  with our next estimation for 2000 hits 🙂

For the rest of the term  (only 2 weeks to go!) we are focusing on multiplication and division in maths.

Here are some websites that you can use to practice your multiplication skills...

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/multiplication-sentences

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/relate-addition-and-multiplication

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/multiplication-tables-up-to-5

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/multiplication-tables-up-to-10

Here are some sites to practice your division skills...

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/divisors-and-quotients-up-to-5

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/divisors-and-quotients-up-to-10

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-2/complete-the-division-table

*For those of you up for a challenge, here are some more difficult multiplication games...

http://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games

http://www.learn-with-math-games.com/free-multiplication-games.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fruitshoot/fruitshoot_multiplication.htm

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/popup/popup_multiplication.htm

*Remember to have a piece of paper next to you so you can draw the matching picture as you work out your answers (you don't have to know them straight away!)

*If you know of other cool websites that we can learn multiplication and division, post it on our blog and we can add these to our numeracy page!

Have fun this week with your homework!

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Term 2 Week 8

Welcome back after our Queen's Birthday Holiday long weekend! I hope you all had a great break from school.

This week's homework is going to focus on ESTIMATION. As we nudge ever so close to 1000 hits on our blog (see the new post and estimate how long you think it will take for us to reach 1000 hits!), we are going to work on our estimation skills so we can become more accurate with our guesstimations!

Here's a few links to help you estimate...

http://www.theproblemsite.com/junior/estimation.asp

http://math4children.com/Grade1/quizzes/estimations/Estimating/index.html

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Estimate/estimate.html

Below is a card estimation game. It's a great way to get comfortable with the concept of estimation and to get in some all-important addition practice. Once you have mastered the art of estimation, your will find that it comes in handy for so many things- from tuckshop to working out who's going to win the AFL grand final!

What You Need:

  • Deck of cards (with the picture cards removed)
  • Two or more players
  • A pencil for each player
  • Paper

What You Do:

  1. Each player gets 2 pieces of scrap paper- one to calculate equations and the other to record estimations and total scores. (On the second piece of paper, create three columns; title column 1 'estimation' column 2 'total' and column 3 'difference'.
  2. Shuffle the deck of cards (no picture cards and Aces have a value of 1) and decide who the dealer will be.
  3. The dealer deals a card to him/herself and the other players, face down.
  4. All players should guess the value of the card they have been dealt and write this 'estimation' of the total value in the appropriate column.
  5. All players then count to three. On three, all players flip their cards over.
  6. Players should then calculate the total of all the cards and write it under the 'total' column. Then all players must calculate the difference between what their estimations and the actual total.
  7. Discard that round of cards- then the dealer should deal a new round of cards.
  8. Repeat steps 3 - 6.
  9. Complete this process 5 times.  Then add the total of all columns. The winner is the person who has the least difference between their estimations and the actual total.

Term 2 Week 7

Soon we will be celebrating Pentecost. With your family, find passages in the Bible that tells the story of Pentecost.  Hint: it's in the New Testament and will appear after the 'Easter Scripture' and the 'Road to Emmaus'. When you have found the passage, create the dove (below) and write the bible reference on the back, along with 5 words about Pentecost that you think are important for us to know. (I will supply you with the paper plates). Please remember to bring them in for our classroom display.

And remember our scriptural focus ...

'let us love not in word or speech, but in truth and action'

Here's the link to making your dove

holy spirit dove craft

Term 2 Week 6

Do you know the difference between Where, Wear and We’re  ???
Directions: Read the sentences. Choose the proper form of the words
where, wear, or we’re and complete each sentence.

1. I looked all over but I do not know ________________ my
homework is.
2. The meteorologist said that today’s temperature was
going to be cold, so I decided to __________________my
coat.
3. _________________ going to the new amusement park next
week!
4. My friend Patty is going to ____________________ her new
red dress to the dance.
5. This Christmas, __________________ going to see The
Nutcracker Ballet.
6. __________________ are we going to hide all of the
Christmas presents?
7. Linda and John told us that ____________________ their best
friends.
8. How can you ____________________ that dress with
those shoes?
9. Put this ____________________ you will be able to find it.
10. Max invited us to his party, but ____________________ not
able to go.

Term 2 Week 5

We are nearing the end of our 'Shared Inquiry' into What makes us good learners?

This means we need to start thinking about our 'Personal Inquiries'. As this is a new element to our Inquiry learning,  we first need to reflect upon all the information we have learned about being a good learner.

This week, I want you to list everything you know about our Essential Question, 'What makes a good learner?'  Don't forget that by answering the contributing questions, you will also be answering the essential question!!!

*What are the different ways of learning?   *

How do i learn best?    

*How do I take responsibility for my learning?  

*What are the resources that help me to learn?

Then, on your list, I want you to circle one thing that really interests you about being a good learner.  When it comes to being a good learner, what would you like to learn more about?  What does it make you think about?  Why does this interest you?  What resources will you need to find out this information? How will I present this new information? How can I use my knowledge about my preferred learning style to present this information to others?

I look forward to reading your responses as we plan for our Personal Inquiries!

Term 2 Week 4

In Literacy, we have been exploring onset and rime. These are the separate sounds in words.  For example, in ‘cat’ the onset is /c/ and the rime is /at/; in ‘shop’ the onset is /sh/ and the rime is /op/.

We also learned that onset and rime help us to generate word families.

For example, if I know the rime of /at/, then by changing the onset I can create new words. For example, /c/ + /at/ = /cat/ If I change the onset to /b/ the word becomes /bat/. Change it to /fl/ the word becomes flat.

Change the onset to these rimes and see how many words you can generate...

ap   et   ag   ed   ad   ig   ot   ug   at   id   ab   ob   al   og

See how many words you can generate

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Term 2 Week 3

In Numeracy, we've been reviewing our counting strategies to help us become better mathematicians. At home, I want you to find a pack of cards and play the following games and use the following counting strategies - COUNT ON, COUNT BACK, DOUBLING.

1.Place pack of playing cards face down. Turn over one card. Write this digit on a piece of paper. Then turn over another card and add this digit to the running total. (count on) If you play with a partner, take turns at turning over a card and counting on. If your total is a multiple of 10, you get to keep the cards and the game starts again.  The winner is the person with the most cards.

2. Write the number 100 on a piece of paper. Turn over a card and take that number away from the total. Keep counting back until you reach zero. If you play with a partner, takes turn at taking the number away from the total. Winner is the person whose card gets them to zero.

3.Place cards face down. Turn over one card. Say the number and then say what 'double the number' is. (eg. 2 = double 2 is 4). If you are playing with a partner, make sure each person can say the double quickly. If a person knows the double straight away they keep the card, if they hesitate, the card goes back in the pile. Winner is the person with the most cards.

4. Place cards face down and if it is a near double (eg. 4+5 or a 7+8), call it as a near double and say what the answer is and how you worked it out (4+5 is a near double and equals 9 b/c 4+4=8+1=9)

*Don't forget about creating number lines to help you count too!

HAPPY COUNTING!!!

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Term 2 Week 2

Something I'm always encouraging you to do is to look for patterns and to use the information or facts you know, to work out something that you don't know. I'll often state that if you know a basic number fact like '3+4=7', you can generate a list of other number facts. For example 4+3=7, 7-4=3, 7-3=4, 30+40=70...

I want you to write a basic number fact on the top of an A4 sheet of paper and list all the 'free facts' you can think of. How many facts can you list? The competition is on!

ALSO

Don't forget to sign up for the Premier's Reading Challenge. We have 8 people in the class already who have signed up and it's not too late to join!  The challenge encourages you to push yourself to read as many books as you can.  Remember what I always say...To become a better reader you need to READ!!!

You have until September 8th to meet the challenge. For further information including this year's booklist, go to www.education.vic.gov.au/prc

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Term 1 Week 9

This Sunday marked the beginning of the third week of Lent. Share with your family what you have committed to this Lenten season. Then write down what each family member has committed to on a leaf and bring it to school to add to our Lenten tree.

*Also, a big thank you to all of you that have already donated to Project Compassion.  We still have a few weeks left to raise much needed money to help those less fortunate than us . The money we raise could...

*$10 provides 1kg of bees wax

*$30 provides a family with fishing equipment

*$50 could train a teacher to assist with Risk Management in schools

*$100 provides two solar lamps for children to do their homework

*$140 offers a family two goats to raise and breed

I wonder how much we will raise to help those in need???

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Term 1 Week 8

*In Maths and Art, we are learning about mapping. Have a go at drawing a bird's eye map of your house, bedroom or an area of interest within your local environment.

Bring it into school to display on our maths board.

Challenge: include a key and draw it to scale if you know how!

143 thoughts on “HOMEWORK

  1. Dylan Lennox

    Hi 1/2N! I did the homework site. I played teddy numbers and the challenge game that Ms Richardson did-who wants to be a millionaire?

    Reply
  2. Ms Richardson

    Post author

    Hi! My favourite games were touch typing and who wants to be a millionaire?
    From Zac

    Reply
  3. Ms Richardson

    Post author

    Hi 1/2N! I did my Term 2 Week 4 homework and I played number patterns and the best game ever.
    From Peter

    Reply
  4. Olivia Lupacchini

    Hi Ms Richardson, I’m about to play games. My favourite game is touch typing. It is so much fun!:D
    😛 😀 😛

    Reply
  5. Robbie

    Hi 1/2N
    i like playing Teddy Numbers and Underwater Counting.
    They were really fun games. Cant wait to play more.
    From Luke

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  6. Olivia Lupacchini

    Hi 1\2N I have been doing the touch-typing programs with my friend Hayley from Kew East Primary School.
    😀 😛

    Reply
  7. Allegra

    Hi 1/2N
    I did my Term 2 week 4 homework I Played
    -guess my Number
    -Mission
    -Place value
    My favourite one was Mission.

    Reply
  8. Oscar

    Hi 1/2N,

    Today i did number patterns. It was really fun and the robots didn’t even get close. Its the best maths game ever! I also did the teddy bear one and it taught me a lot of maths things.

    Reply
    1. Ms Richardson

      Post author

      I have a feeling Nonno is going to be so excited and proud of the biography you wrote about him!

      Reply
  9. Oscar

    Hi Ms Richardson- I did a game on the internet about addition and played
    -teddy numbers
    -mission
    -place value
    -figure out my number and
    -the millionare one. I actually won $12234533245 🙂 Just joking!

    Reply
    1. Ms Richardson

      Post author

      Hi Oscar!
      You are learning lots of things from the blog – it’s great to see!

      Reply
  10. Oscar

    I did touch typing and at the end, all of them sing. They are so bad at singing. But now I am faster at typing- like right now- so that’s why I do typing each day.good bye 1/2N

    Reply
  11. Oscar

    Thanks Ms Richardson for checking my work and answering my work on the blog.

    – I did touch typing and a lot of other games – I even finished all of the animals!

    Reply
  12. Oscar

    Today I did games at home – I did teddy numbers addition and subtraction. Subtraction was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hard but I did it!

    Reply
  13. Oscar

    Tomorrow I’m going to try and get a picture of Mrs Broadfoot and add it to my biography. But now I’m going to stay on Ms Richardson’s blog because it is so awesome – that’s why I go on Ms Richardson’s blog every single day! Bye 1/2N!

    Reply
    1. Ms Richardson

      Post author

      Glad you like it so much Oscar! Thanks for always taking the time to leave a message to let everyone know which games they should try and what you are doing/learning! Well done and keep up the great work!

      Reply
  14. Carlos

    Hi 1/2N! Yesterday I did my term 2 week 5 homework. I played hangman,concentration and spelling bee.

    Reply
  15. Alyssia

    Hi 1/2 N,

    I played “cross the swamp” and shark numbers.It was fun ! Cross the swamp was a hard game at first but it got easier and easier as i played. I also played place value games.

    Good Night everyone ! See you tomorrow !

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  16. Oscar

    I played shooting monsters and counting by two.
    Hi Alyssia’s mum! Thanks for reading my blog comments.
    I did touch typing and I think the best game in the world is mission!
    I LOVE MS RICHARDSON’S BLOG!

    Reply
  17. Alanna

    Hi 1/2N , I had fun on St Bede’s day. I enjoyed the games. I also found out some new things about St Bede during mass.

    Reply
  18. Alyssia William

    Hi 1/2N, I just played the time tools, I learned more about reading and matching time. Then I moved on to Tessellates where I learned to make patterns out of rectangles, squares and diamond shapes. Next, I played find final letters and pictures, the game was really funny and I enjoyed it. Lastly, I played the difference bar, where I did a few challenging additions and subtractions. Good night everyone!

    Reply
    1. Ms Richardson

      Post author

      Hi Alyssia!
      Looks like you are really enjoying the games on the blog! Thanks for sharing the games you played as it gives others an idea of what they can do too!
      Hope you are enjoying your long weekend!

      Reply
  19. Allegra

    Hi 1/2N
    I liked the games at St Bede’feast day. My favourite game was the 3 legged
    race and the egg and spoon race.

    Reply
  20. Alanna

    Hi 1/2N, I liked all the guest speaker’s stories. My favourite was Brian’s story. He was so good at drawing with two hands at the same time.

    Reply
  21. Alyssia William

    Hi 1/2N,
    St.Bede’s feast day was fun! I played flip flop throw, the egg and spoon race and AFL hand ball. I enjoyed the AFL hand ball the most because I got to move my whole body.

    Good night everyone!

    Reply
  22. michael

    Hi 1/2N! It was fun on ST BEDE’S day. I liked the three legged race because it was funny. When we were walking fast I was about to fall over.

    Reply
  23. Olivia

    This week I have been learning about quarter past and half past on the clock. And I really loved it!!!!!

    Reply
  24. Alyssia William

    Hi 1/2N,
    I played rice paper roll time, it was easy. Next, I played number train skip counting and tessellate , both were challenging!

    Reply
  25. michelpi

    I watched the clock song and my sister was sad so she watched the song and then she
    was laughing her head off!!!!!!!

    Reply
  26. allegra

    Hi 1/2N!
    My buddy and I were collaborating very well. We were sharing ideas and listening to each other.
    We were also using eye contact and working as a team.
    From Allegra

    Reply
  27. Alanna

    Hi 1/2N, my buddies and I worked brilliantly together because we always listened to each other.
    Alanna

    Reply
  28. Alyssia William

    My buddy and I worked together as a team to make a hat. We discussed ideas on the type of hat. We used eye contact and spoke in a clear voice.

    Reply
  29. Toby

    Hi 1/2N.
    In 1/2N last week, I learn’t all about collaboratian.
    Collaboratian is sharing ideas,working together,and helping each other.
    I think collaboratian is a good idea.

    Reply

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