Homework Week 3 – Due Monday 8th May


Again, it is your free choice this week.


Length and perimeter

Reading Log:

Don’t forget to fill this out each night.

100 word challenge:

Please try to set yourself a goal, and write it at the start.

The 100wc site is back up, so please aim to do this part of your homework early in the week so you can post it on the 100wc site as well as your blog.

Homework Week 2 – Due Monday 1st May


Your free choice this week.


Length and perimeter

Reading Log:

Don’t forget to fill this out each night.

100 word challenge:

Please try to set yourself a goal, and write it at the start.

The site is still down for their holidays, so choose one of these for this week.

Should lead to some interesting pieces- enjoy!

(copy the picture you chose onto your blog entry)






  1. Your history reflection. Create a ‘3 recalls/2 questions/1 insight’ reflection for this video about Anh Doh’s experience as a refugee form Vietnam. This NEEDS to be completed by WEDNESDAY for our history lesson:  


2. 100 word challenge– this weeks prompt is: Hard   Beautiful   Brown   Worried   Camera. Include these 5 words in your piece. Perhaps try to include some of the techniques we have been learning about in writing lessons.

3. Create a letter for your buddy. It should introduce you and let your buddy get to know a little bit about you. You should also ask them some questions. remember to think about your audience-what words will they understand? What things will interest them? How can you publish/illustrate/decorate it so that it helps them understand and appeals to them?This letter will form the basis for your first meeting with your buddy. It is due on the first day of term  two.



Homework piece 1 – due by Thursday 23rd March

This week there is a BTN article for you to watch and respond to.  The article is about the federation of Australia and will give you information you neeed for our history lesson on Thursday.


Homework piece 2 – due by Saturday 25th March

100 word challenge – don’t forget, you must edit and revise your work, and ask someone to read it before posting.  You should post on your blog and the 100wc site.

Homework piece 3 – due by Saturday 25th March

Hotmaths tasks – individual tasks set.

History Lesson #3


Learning Goal: I can use an analogy to understand the experience of migrants to colonial Australia.

APK: Turn and talk with a partner; discussing the game you played for homework.

New Information:

What is an ANALOGY?
Using a comparison of something familiar to help you understand aspects of something unfamiliar (brainstorm some examples like riding a bike).

Look at thinking skills document that is in your books and go through the steps of an analogy.

Step 1: define the migrant experience.
Step 2: pick a topic to use that is familiar to most of us and has many important similarities (eg: moving house, moving school).

Application: Read through these primary and secondary resources and take notes looking especially for ways that the experience was like moving home or school..









Step 3: Identify the different ways that the migrant experience is like moving home/school- make these headings on your table.

Use the table to describe the ways in which the migrant experience was like moving house or school

Goal reflection:

Step 4: For people migrating to Australia it would have been like…  use the information from their table to write a paragraph in their books.


Homework piece 1 – due by Thursday 16th March

This week there is no need to write a BTN response this week. Instead you get to play a game!

Click on the picture to open up the game- playing it will give you an idea of some of the different sorts of struggles and joys of different groups of people who lived at the goldfields in the 1850s. Try to play it more than once and using two or more characters so you get a picture of the different possibilities that may have awaited these groups.

Please make sure you play before Thursday (so tonight or tomorrow night) so you can share what you learned in our lesson on Thursday.

Homework piece 2 – due by Monday 20th March

100 word challenge – please note that the prompt will close on 18th March so if you wish to post on 100 WC site it must be done by then.  Regardless of whether you post on the 100 WC site, your response must be posted on your school blog so I can check it on Monday.

Homework piece 3 – due by Monday 20th March

Hotmaths tasks – individual tasks set.

Week 6 homework

Homework piece 1 – due by Friday 10th March

This week our viewing reflection is not from BTN. it’s actually from the National Film and Sound Archive ( http://dl.nfsa.gov.au/module/1614/) But you should still complete your reflection in the same way as you would a BTN reflection.

Make sure you have it finished before Friday as our lesson on it will be this Friday.

If you want to go further (completely voluntary!), this link will take you to a really interesting radio presentation about convict life in ‘The Rocks” in Sydney:

(click on the picture)

It has LOADS of interesting information about what life was like for early convict settlers and goes for 13 minutes. You could choose to write your reflection on this radio interview instead of the video if you’d prefer.

Homework piece 2 – due by Monday 13th March

100 word challenge – please note that the prompt will close on 11th March so if you wish to post on 100 WC site it must be done by then.  Regardless of whether you post on the 100 WC site, your response must be posted on your school blog so I can check it on Monday.

Homework piece 3 – due by Tuesday  14th March

Hotmaths tasks – individual tasks set.


This Week’s Independent Tasks


This week Libby will be meeting with many of you to conference with you about your reading and writing. We will discuss your strengths and set some personal goals. When you are called for your conference you will need your draft book, your thinking skills book, your goal book, your reading journal and a just right book. Please have all of these ready so that you can join me quickly when you are called.

While Libby is conferencing everyone else will be working on the independent tasks listed below. During this time you have the opportunity to show the mature study habits expected in 5/6. You should work in silence where possible, ask friends first if you need assistance before asking Libby, and encourage each other to remained focussed.

These tasks should be worked on in the order shown here:

  1. History pretest-timeline (download this document for instructions and create the timeline in your Topic/Integrated Studies INB                         History of Australia Timeline pre-post test instructions
  2. Writing-Create a personal reflection about camp-this can be in any style (e.g. letter, poem, recount, newspaper article, advertisement…) but needs to include rich description of at least one or two aspects of camp. You can draft this into your draft book or directly onto a Word document. When you are finished drafting, you should reread it to make improvements in vocabulary, writer’s craft techniques, sentence structure and detail- add any extra information you think will make it clearer, more informative or more entertaining. Then edit your writing to fix any mistakes in spelling, punctuation, grammar and paragraphing. Then share with a partner and get their feedback for improvements. Once you have made all the improvements you should publish the piece on your blog. There are photos on ‘StudentShare – 5-6 2017 – Camp photos’. You may wish to choose one or two to add to your post.
  3. HOTMaths – log onto HOTMaths and choose one of the following units to reinforce or extend your learning. Complete the lessons and all the questions. If you need help finding your way to these places ask a year 6 expert:

Yr 4-Exploring numbers to 100 000-Numbers up to 100 000

OR Yr4-EXTENSION: Larger numbers-Tens & hundreds of thousands

OR Yr4-EXTENSION: Larger numbers-introducing millions

OR Yr4-EXTENSION: Larger numbers-Ordering Larger numbers

OR Yr5-About whole numbers-extending Place Value

OR Yr6-Number systems-Base 10 & other bases

4.  Continue with your writing piece from our writer’s traits lesson (The piece about an apple).  Ensure you remember the theme you have decided to portray as you write.

  1. Read reflection-read for 20 minutes. Complete a reading reflection in your reading journal. If you’ve had your reading conference, write a reflection describing what you did while you were reading to work towards your goal. Be specific-include quotes to show the parts where you had to think about your goal and say what you were thinking while you were reading.
  1. Creating personal semester goals –use this template to describe what you want to get better at this year. You can type your goals directly into the template- after you have finished delete all the instructions (in red).(ensure you begin this after recess on Thursday if you haven’t begun it earlier)      Goals for Semester 1 template
  1. Topic research-go to the learning weblinks page of Ant’s blog and choose a link  about history. Read or watch it and take notes using the FKEYS notetaking technique into your topic book.