Move-up Session 2

To post a response to a 100 word challenge prompt, visit the site here:

100 word challenge  (you may as well bookmark it!)

  • Scroll down to the Latest Prompt
  • Scroll down further to “continue reading’ Link and click on it
  • Open your own blog and log in
  • Choose “+New Post” from the menu at the top of the page
  • Name it 100wc and the date and the number of the prompt
  • Copy the prompt picture or words from  the 100 word challenge into your blog entry- “This week’s prompt is:”
  • Set yourself a goal at the top (e.g: “This week I am hoping to use more adjectives/ try figurative language/narrate my dialogue/ use third person perspective/ try non-fiction writing….)
  • Respond to the prompt using between 95-105 words if possible
  • Experiment with style and genre- use it as an opportunity to practise something new.
  • Focus on paragraph structure, sentence structure, and word choice.
  • Always go back and check spelling and punctuation.
  • Show to a parent – Parents should to see it makes sense and share with you what they like about your piece  (they can add a comment to show they  have done so)
  • Publish on your blog
  • Copy the blog post page (e.g
  • Go back to the 100 word challenge latest post page- scroll down to where it says: ” Sorry, you need to log in to enter the 100 Word Challenge. Login at sign up at” Click on the first link to login- use our 5-6 login: libbysclass with the password libbysclass
  • Scroll down and enter your details. where it asks for the blog post link paste in the link you copied earlier
  • An extra option is to use Audacity to record your completed post and add this mp3 file to your post.

Term 4 – Week 8 homework due on the 29/11/2019.

Grade 6s

This week your homework task is to write a letter or poem to your parents, which will be presented to them on Monday the 16th of December (Graduation Night). This draft must be completed in your homework book by this Friday (29/11/2019).


Grade 5s 

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Write a detailed paragraph in your homework book.


ALL – Maths

Find a picture in a magazine/newspaper or photo of tesselation

tell me what shapes are tesselated are they translated, reflected or rotated?


ALL – Reading;

Literature Circles tasks

if your group is finished, write a character profile;

character’s name;_______________________

Personality; ___________________________

Physical appearance; _____________________

How I feel about this character and why; _______

Getting to know you…

Post a comment down below with 5 things about you…..we have to guess who you are….don’t make it too easy or too hard….

  • Make sure you AREN’T logged on (normally when you comment you should ALWAYS log on- your comments will be deleted by the teacher otherwise)
  • Fill in the name with a name that won’t give away who you are (e.g. ‘someone123’)
  • Put in an email address-either one you own or ‘someone’
  • DON’T put in a website
  • Write a comment that says 5 things about you that are real.
  • Fill in the antispam word
  • Submit comment
  • Now login (if you don’t remember your login, you may ask Ant to login for you
  • Keep refreshing your page and the comments will start appearing- as they do, write a list and see if you can guess who each person is. You can post your guess as a reply to the comment if you like

Homework Due 25th of October

1) Speeches

Grade 5 –School  Captain speech must be completed, teachers require a printed version of the speech (refer to note)

Grade 6 – Valedictory speech must be completed, teachers require a printed version of the speech.

2) Class masters – due on Monday 28/10/2019

This week’s debate topic is  – The driving age should be lowered to 16

3)Literature circles

4) Maths; source a graph to take to school, it must be glued in your homework book.

Valedictory Speech

With the end of the year fast approaching there are a few key events to prepare for. For our year sixes none is more important than graduation. A key element of the evening is the valedictory speech.

As Grace Fleming explains on the terms “valedictory” and “valedictorian” come from the Latin valedicere, which means “a formal farewell”. Grace goes on to explain “the valedictory should fulfill two goals: it should convey a “sending off” message to the members of a graduating class; but it should also inspire graduating students to leave the comfort and security of their school with a full heart, and to embark on an exciting new adventure.”

This year all year 6s will be expected to write a speech, even if they don’t intend to deliver it on the night. All year 6 students will read their speech in front of all the 5/6s on a date to be announced. You will need a printed copy of your speech to be handed to your teacher by Monday 29th October

For some suggestions go to Grace Fleming’s full article at


The internet is full of tips for writing a valedictory speech. YouTube also has many worthwhile samples.

wikiHow includes the following suggestions:

  • Keep it in perspective.
  • Avoid trying to write something that doesn’t reflect your true self.
  • Be open to what the rest of the grade is thinking.
  • Create an introduction.
  • Thank those people who have made a difference in your life and the lives of other students.
  • Add in memories.
  • Acknowledge others.
  • Stay out of cliche zone.

To fully unpack each of these go to:


The website about education( also provides advice around:

  • Know Your Purpose
  • Compile a List of Highlights
  • Writing the Speech
  • Use Anecdotes and Quotes
  • Plan for Time
  • Tips for Preparing to Speak 


Finally has general tips for Valedictory Speeches including how to begin writing it, getting feedback and involving your peers.

For an example of a recent speech given at an MPPS graduation check out

Homework due Friday the 18th of October, 2019.

For homework this week;

  1. Reading four-nights (signed by parents in diary)
  2. Literature circle homework must be completed by TUESDAY
  3. Class masters – working on debates and prepared speeches.  Do not leave your speech preparation until the last minute. The classmasters timetable can be accessed using the Classmaster page on the class blog and then clicking the link. Remember to come and see me if you have ANY concerns about your speech – but don’t leave it until the last minute.
  4. Year 5 – starting your School Captain application. Details will be sent home this week.
  5. Year 6 – starting your Valedictory Speech. Details about expectations will be sent this week.

Homework due on the 7th of October, 2019.

The homework for this week is;

  1. Reading for twenty minutes each night, recording the page numbers and time of reading in your diary.
  2. Challenge yourself with 4 maths problems to complete in your homework book;

a) Draw a number line and place the following fraction in the correct order.

1/2, 1/10, 1/5, 3/4,  1 1/4

b) 2/4 + 1/2=

c) 3/6- 1/2=

d) 3 1/4+ 1 1/8=

e) 1/4 x 3/12=

f) 5 ÷ 1/2=


100 Word Challenge – Refer to the Website to be posted on your blog


Due week 10 Friday the 20th of September

For homework this week.

Reading Make sure that you have completed 4 nights reading and that it is signed by your parents. Record number of pages or time spent reading per session.

Integrated Studies: Rehearse for your oral presentations for our Integrated Studies unit on Adaptations.

Maths Read the recipe to make brownies then answer the following questions:

If I was to double the recipe to make double the amount of brownies how many cups of the following ingredients would I need?

Plain flour

Cocoa powder


I want to reduce the sugar by 1/4 of the amount how much sugar would I need for my recipe.

I want to take 4 trays of brownies to the school fete ( 1 recipe makes 1 tray)

List the amount of every ingredient I will need to make these.

The Best Brownies

0:10 Prep  0:35 Cook  Makes 1 tray of 20 brownies


Melted butter or margarine, for greasing

125g butter, chopped

200g (1 cup, firmly packed) soft brown sugar

125g dark chocolate, chopped

3 eggs

50g (1/3 cup) plain flour

35g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

150g (1 1/4 cup) walnuts



Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease an 18 x 28cm cake tin with the melted butter or margarine and line the base of the pan with non-stick baking paper.

Combine butter, sugar and chocolate in a large microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl. Heat, uncovered, for 2-4 minutes on Medium High/650 J watts/70%, stirring every minute until well combined.

Remove from heat and beat in the eggs using a wooden spoon.

Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder into the chocolate mixture and stir until well combined. Stir in the walnuts. Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until firm and until a few crumbs cling to a skewer when it’s inserted into the centre.


These reliable brownies are equally delicious served as a dessert, straight from the oven in larger portions with scoops of vanilla ice-cream. For those who are not big fans of nuts, you can substitute with white chocolate chips or leave out the nuts altogether.