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Homework – Week 5

Due Date:   Monday 21st May 2018

This week you are expected to..

  1. Read at least 5 times for the week, for at least 20 minutes each time. You must date the work, Write how many pages you read and get a parent or caregiver to sign.
  2. Herald Sun for Kids  Click here for the link
  3. HotMaths task
  4. 100 Word Challenge

Latest prompt

Our friends at Night Zookeeper have set a special prompt for us this week. It is about their upcoming book, The Lioness of Fire Desert, which is available in August. In the story, Night Zookeeper Will travels to the Fire Desert and discovers a pink lake and animal hospital.

Prompt: Can you invent a magical animal that could live in one of these magical places and tell us all about them?

The Earth’s Crust and Natural Disasters

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(2-5 min)

I can explain how the Earth’s crust contributes to natural disasters


(5-10 min)

This video shows where earthquakes have been recorded and where tectonic plate edges are.

What do you see/think/wonder?

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New Information & Application:

(5 min)

Show students video / take notes:

5 min

Present students with the following questions.

  • What is the Earth’s crust and how is it defined?
  • How is the Earth’s crust connected to natural disasters?

What other questions do you have with regards the Earth’s crust and its movement?-write in your books

share & organise- 10 min

Share the most important questions they have & choose approx. 5-6 more questions as a class to investigate and attempt to find answers-students can work in pairs.

  • Use a half piece of paper to answer each of the questions -record any information which helps answer the questions. Remember, diagrams can be a great way to answer some of the questions. Name each page and write the question at the top
  • you can use books and websites- each person should use one animated and one still source to find information from. Below are some suggested sources. Try to make sure that a variety of sources are used.

Research 30-40 min (approx 5 min per question- give regular reminders and suggestions to move through the questions).

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Info & interactive





25 min

After half an hour, divide the students into the same number of groups as there are questions and present each group with all of the responses to one of the questions. (S0, for example, one group of 3-4 students will be given everybody’s answers to the question: “What is the Earth’s crust and how is it defined?” Other groups will receive all the answers to other questions.)

Each group then has the task of collating the responses to their designated question, determining the common elements and organising a combined response that best answers the question.

This will be glued onto a class poster- The Earth’s Crust- Our Questions Answered


25 min

When groups are ready to present, they hand back research pages, students glue them into their books

A representative from each group will share this information with the class about their question.

As each question is answered and discussed, provide students with a minute or two to discuss their understanding of the answer with a partner and add to their notes.


Goal Review

10 min

Draw or create a visual representation (diagram/graphic organiser) of some of your learning that connects the earths crust with at least 1 natural disaster  10 min

Homework – Week 4

Well done to those of you who consistently complete the homework tasks. I’m very proud of you. I know you all have very busy lives and it can be a challenge to manage your time.

Homework is due on Monday 14th May 2018

  1. Read 5 times, date your reading, record how many pages you read and for how long. Make sure you get a parent or caregiver to sign your homework book.
  2. The 100 word challenge. This week we are venturing into the world of conversation & speech!                                                                  The prompt is:…’when did it arrive?’ I said                                                    Things to consider:
    • What is it?
    • Why is the question being asked?
    • What will the result be if ‘IT’ is late or early?
  3. Herald Sun for Kids. Read the following article and respond as you normally would for a BTN reflection, colour coding or using a key to identify understandings, facts and questions.  Click here for the link.
  4. Maths – this week please use this link to Khan Academy where we will practice some more factors and multiples.  Please let me know if you are having difficulties logging on to and completing tasks. Don’t leave it until Monday morning to ask for help.

Continue reading Homework – Week 4

Topic Lesson – 4/5/18


I can use an analogy to explain the structure of the Earth







What does this picture mean to you?

New Information:

What is an analogy? An analogy is where you compare an unfamiliar thing to a familiar thing to help you understand many things about the unfamiliar thing.


  • Learning a language is like riding a bike.
  • The mathematicians’ toolbox
  • Your brain is like a computer

We will look at information about the earth’s structure, then creeate an analogy that shows we understand many aspects of it.

Give fact sheet/resource about layers of earth-read-take notes on key details

National Geographic:!/register




4 analogies of layers of earth- cake with icing:

A peach:

An onion:

The way skin forms on hot milk:

Which analogy do you like best/why?

Remember, a good analogy should have many things in common, and should help you understand the tricky/unfamiliar one ( the Earth’s interior structure) more

The Earth is like a ……… because………

Share some different analogies

Goal reflection:

After hearing other opinions, do you think one or a combination of analogies is better? Why?

Homework – Week 3

Homework Due Monday 7th May

This week you need to complete:

  1. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  2. Hotmaths
  3. BTN reflection -this week have a look at this BTN in preparation for our Topic of Natural Disasters: Ring of Fire: 13/10/2009, Behind the News
  4. 100 Word Challenge . Set yourself a writing goal at the start, and remember to make sure you post your entry on the 100 word challenge site.                                                                                                                    Here is this week’s prompt:This week we have a 5-word promptSHOUTED    CRIMSON    MISTY    FRANTICALLY    GRAVE


Math Lesson – 30/4/18

Study this diagram.

What do you notice? (at least 10 things)

What do you wonder?

What do you hypothesise?

How can you confirm your hypothesis?

Is this useful? If so, in what ways?

Could there be a better way/improvements?


What about this representation?  – what is similar/different?


Which do you prefer?


Homework – Term 2, Week 2

Apologies grade 5/6 – I have just realised this was saved as a draft and not published. Thanks Christian for letting me know!

The homework this week is due on Monday 30th April.

Please ensure you complete the homework set. It is a school wide expectation that homework set is completed on time and to the best of your ability. If for some reason you are unable to complete a task, please ask your parent or caregiver to write a note in your diary explaining why. Thank you. Libby

  1. Reading Log (5 times for the week, filled in your reading log and signed by a parent or guardian)
  2. 100 word challenge – please make sure you read over your work aloud and make the appropriate corrections. Take note of any constructive feedback given by your classmates and see if it can help you improve your writing.
  3. HotMaths – the focus this week is on patterns in multiplication.
  4. BTN – Please click on this link to find a BTN article on Anzac Day

Australian Citizenship – Topic Lesson 1

Image result for australian citizenGoal:

I understand what it means to be an Australian Citizen



What does the word CITIZEN mean?

Look up in the dictionary as a class.

What does the ‘average’ Australian citizen look like?

Describe/draw them using their traits – What they look like, Wear, Do etc T&T (5 mins)

Share a few ideas.

Compare to Video



What does it mean to be an ‘Australian citizen?’

read as a class-discuss & take notes notes & discuss notes & discuss

What values do we share?

What are the rights and responsibilities of an Australian citizen?  – click on “Click here to view the rights and responsibilities of Australian Citizenship”

What are issues that will concern Australian citizens?/  What are actions of responsible and engaged Australian citizens? -discuss and, at the bottom, choose an issue that you and your partner will represent. Fill in that pamphlet thinking about that issue. You may even want to choose a point of view that you don’t feel is your personal opinion


Goal Reflection:

What do I hope to do in my life to be an active Australian citizen?

Becoming a Global Citizen – Topic Lesson 2

Image result for global citizenshipship


I understand what it means to be a global citizen


How are these pictures ‘global’?


New information/Application:

What does it mean to be a ‘global citizen?’/ what values do we share?:

Create this table:

I think/ We think/ We check (do I think/we think before watching resource)

What are the rights and responsibilities of a global citizen?/What are issues that will concern global citizens?

Case study-Oxfam

What are actions of responsible and engaged global citizens?


Goal Reflection:

What do I hope to do in my life to be an active global citizen?

Homework – Term 2, Week 1

Welcome back!

After a great holiday break, it’s time to get back into learning together.

This week you need to complete:

  1. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  2. Hotmaths-Addition in columns
  3. 100 Word Challenge (try to set yourself a writing goal at the start.                                                                                                                            Here is this week’s prompt:…Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress…Things to consider (Please remember to consider these!):
    • where is the setting?
    • Why are they running?
    • Who are THEY?
    • What is the progress they need to make?

  1. BTN reflection -this week it’s free choice
  2. Comment on at least 2 other blogs- remember to be relevant, constructive and appropriate. There’s hints for leaving comments here: