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Welcome to the class blog! Keep an eye on this space over the school holidays to learn about what will be happening in term 1!
We would love to hear all about your holidays so write us a letter to let us know what you did!
See you in term 1!!
Dave and Nancy
- A group of students were planning an outdoor camp. As they were online shopping, they found a great bargain for tents that hold 5 people. If there are 35 students going camping, how many tents will the students need?
- The 3/4 teachers were planning an excursion to Luna Park. They hired one mini bus that could take 12 passengers. If there were 132 students in 3/4, how many trips would the mini bus have to do to get all the students to Luna Park?
- Stef was making Halloween decorations, she using a green ribbon to make bows for her pumpkins. For each bow she needed 7 cm of ribbon. How many bows would she be able to make if her green ribbon was 63 cm long?
Christine was organising some supplies in the art room.
She had thirty six new pencils, and wanted to share them between six pencil cups. How many in each cup?
She had twenty eight new bottles of paint, and wanted to share them between the four shelves in the cupboard. How many should she put on each shelf?
She found that all of the pastels had been tipped out of their boxes. Each box can fit nine pastels in them, and she had twenty seven pastels altogether. How many boxes will she need?
The school chickens laid 24 eggs. There were 3 nests, that all had the same number of eggs. How many eggs were in each nest?
Sasha had 36 ooshies. He shared them out between 4 friends. How many did each friend get?
Jenny had 18 new coloured pencils. She shared them out into 6 caddies. How many were in each caddie?
Learning Goal: I can make connections to stories that I read.
We know that making a connection to book will help us to feel more engaged with the story, but do you know what connections you are better at making?
Well today you are going to find out. We are going to be making connection chains! All you need for this activity is some paper, some coloured pencils, a ruler, a grey lead pencil, some scissors and a glue stick.
First, using your ruler, rule lines running across ways on your page like this:
Next, Cut along each line so that you have strips of paper. Each strip should be wide enough for you to write on.
Then, Read along with ‘All the Places to Love‘ and whenever you make a connection, pause the video and write it on a strip of paper.
Finally, colour all of your connections using the labelling system below and then glue them together so they connect and make a connection chain.
Text To Text – Red
Text To Self – Blue
Text To World – Green
What type of connections did you make the most?
What connections did you make the least?
Share your results on the class blog!
Learning Goal: I can write an interesting ending to a narrative.
A great story needs to follow a structure. The story mountain is easy to remember as it shows each part of the story and where it belongs. Although some stories have more than one problem, they can still follow a similar structure.
The story mountain look like this:
For today’s lesson you will be filling in a story mountain with the story details that you already know, and then adding your own ending to the story.
First, draw a story mountain into your book, make sure to add the subheadings for each part of the story.
Next, watch the video below and try to add in the parts of the story that are already written. Don’t be afraid to stop the video as you get to each new part so that you can keep track.
Red Group (Bad Apple):
Orange, Green, Blue, Purple (Zathura):
Then, complete the story by adding your own creative ending to the plan.
Finally, go ahead and write an ending to Zathura or Bad Apple!
Recently we have been learning about addition, subtraction and multiplication and we are about to start on our division unit. Together these are called the FOUR OPERATIONS!
With your new knowledge of the operations let’s play a game…
Follow the link to your groups page to play your game!
Did you know that there is such thing as “cultural astronomy”?
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been living in Australia for a very long time and they are considered to have the oldest continuous culture on Earth. As knowledge of the night sky was an important part of their cultures, they are considered to be the world’s first astronomers.
The Milky Way is a spectacular sight in the night sky, with its many stars and dust lanes, stretching across the sky from horizon to horizon. It is, of course, our own Milky Way galaxy, seen from inside, and looking towards the centre, where it is brightest. It is believed to be a spiral galaxy like this:
Some indigenous astronomers called the Milky Way Warambul, which was translated to English as “stream”.
Some indigenous artworks included symbols of ‘Warambul’ as well as symbols for to represent other important parts of life. Here are some examples:
For today’s lesson you are going to be creating your own artwork of the milky way galaxy ‘Warambul’ and including some made up symbols of things that are important in your life.
You might like to include symbols to represent family, friends, special places or even your home.
Here are some examples of symbols:
For this activity you will need:
- A glue stick
- Some Pencils
- Some sand from your garden or sand pit
First, draw your milky way galaxy (Warambul) across the whole page.
Next, add the symbols that you would like to include to make up your galaxy artwork. You can include a symbol more than once- think about the design of your artwork and try to be creative with the space that you have. You might choose to use earthy colours like that of the indigenous artworks or you could use an array of colours, it is your choice!
Then, trace over your drawing with a glue stick being careful to stick to the outlines of each drawing..
Finally, sprinkle sand across your image so that sand sticks to the glue.
Don’t forget to take some time to do some physical activity!
Visit the 30 minutes workout page HERE.
LG: I can read information and record ideas about the topic
First… read the text about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
You can open the text to read here:apollo 11 moon landing
Or watch the video to hear the text here:
Next… After reading, complete the 3, 2, 1 activity:
Then… complete 20 minutes of independent reading. If you would like to read more about the first moon landing, you can use this link: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/moon-landing/