## Time – Duration of Time

I am learning to match words and pictures to the correct duration of time, including months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds.

I know I can do it when I can understand that different events take different durations of time.

Today we are focusing on different durations of time including minutes, hours, days, months and years. We will begin to recognise that some things take a short amount of time (like brushing our teeth) while others take longer (like sleeping at night or going on a holiday).

Think of five different tasks that take different amounts of time (durations). Draw a picture of each task.

Next to the pictures, write how long you think each task takes using some of the following words:

• Seconds
• Minutes
• Hours
• Days
• Months
• Years

### Extension

If you were not able to use all of the vocabulary words above for one of your examples, think of a task that will be able to use the word that you missed.

If you thought of examples for all of the vocabulary words, think of one more task for each one.

## Let’s Make a Pizza!

I am learning to construct a procedural text about a familiar experience.

I know I can do it when I can draw, write and explain the steps I took to complete a task.

Yesterday you wrote a procedure to explain how to make a home-made pizza.

Take some photos or draw some pictures to show the steps that you followed.

Make sure your procedure is ready to share at school on Friday.

## Time – Calendars

I am learning to become familiar with some features of a calendar.

I know I can do it when I begin to become familiar with how many days are in each month.

Today we are going to be looking at calendars. We are going to explore how many days there are in each month.

Looking at the above image showing a calendar page for the month of June, answer the following questions:

How many days are there in June?

On the 1st of June, what day of the week is it?

What day of the week is it on the last day of June?

How many Thursdays are there in June this year?

### Extension

Using your own calendar or the calendar on a phone, computer or iPad, answer the following questions:

Can you find your birthday month on the calendar?

What day of the week is your birthday this year?

How many days are there in your birthday month?

## Let’s Make a Pizza!

I am learning to construct a procedural text about a familiar experience.

I know I can do it when I can draw, write and explain the steps I took to complete a task.

Over the next 2 days, we are going to make a pizza!

Today you will have a go at writing the procedural text that explains how to make a pizza.

Tomorrow you will follow the text that you have created to make your own pizza!

Your task today is to write a procedural text to explain the steps that you must follow to make a delicious home-made pizza.

Remember to include:

• A title (and the date).
• A goal for your procedure (to make a pizza).
• A list of ingredients that you will need.
• A list of steps to follow in order to create your yummy pizza.

## Time – Months of the Year

I am learning to be familiar with the 12 months of the year.

I know I can do it when I name some of the months in chronological order.

Today we are going to focus on the 12 months of the year. We are also going to focus on the months and their links to our seasons in Australia.

Draw a picture of today (What you are doing and today’s weather).

What day of the week is it?

What month of the year is it?

What season is it?

### Extension

Draw a picture of your favourite month or season.

Write down some things that you like to do during this time of the year. What sort of clothes do you wear at this time of the year?

## Procedural Texts

I am learning to construct a procedural text about a familiar experience.

I know I can do it when I can draw, write and explain the steps I took to complete a task.

### How to Make a Delicious Sandwich.

Yesterday your task was to make a sandwich and draw pictures to show each of the steps that you took. Today we are going to extend that task.

Using a phone or iPad, video or record yourself explaining each of the steps that you took to make your yummy sandwich.

For example: I placed two pieces of bread on the plate.

If you would like to, you can email your video to your teacher or send it to a friend or family member so that they can make your tasty sandwich too!

## Time – Duration (Minutes)

I am learning to understand that 1 minute is the same as 60 seconds.

I know I can do it when I have completed activities that last 1 minute.

This week we will be looking at time in a variety of different ways. Today’s focus will be to develop our understanding that 60 seconds is the same amount of time as 1 minute.

What sorts of things can you do in 60 seconds?

Brainstorm/write a list of activities that you can complete around your house in about 60 seconds. Some examples might include: getting dressed, washing your hands, running to your letterbox and back.

Once you have written your list, test it out!

Using a stopwatch, write down the time it took you to complete each task on your list. For example: it took me 33 seconds to run to the letterbox and back.

## Writing a Procedural Text

I am learning to construct a procedural text about a familiar experience.

I know I can do it when I can draw, write and explain the steps that I took.

This week we are learning to write a procedural text. A procedural text teaches your audience how to complete a certain task. We can do this by drawing, writing or filming ourselves and talking through each of the steps.

How to make a delicious sandwich.

On your own (without mum or dad’s help), make yourself a delicious sandwich. What will you put in your sandwich?

Draw each of the different steps that you followed to make your sandwich.

### Extension

Your teacher has set some Reading Eggs activities for you to have a go at this week.

## Friday 4th June – Fantastic Friday!

### Activity 2 – Mindful Walk

The practice of mindful walking is an opportunity to give our minds a break. We try to focus on the present moment with each step that we take. When we take a mindful walk, we are paying attention to how our body feels, our breathing and the nature around us.

How to take a Mindful Walk:

1. Begin walking, a little slower than normal.

2. Pay attention to each step that you take.

3. Be aware of each breath.

4. Breathe easily, but deeply.

5. Use your 5 senses as you walk – What can you see, hear, feel, smell and taste?

### Activity 3 – Specialist Activities.

Don’t forget to complete your Art, Mandarin, Music and P.E. tasks! You can also visit the Birralee STEM Blog for more fun and hands-on activities.

## Thursday 3rd June – Maths

### Number Patterns

This week we have been looking at patterns using shapes or objects. Patterns can also be created using numbers.

Look at the examples in the table above.

Have a go at creating your own number patterns. Here are some ideas that you could try:

Make a number pattern using the number 3.

Make a counting backwards pattern starting at the number 55.

Make a number pattern that has the number 12 in it.

Create a number pattern using the numbers 4 and 10.

Or think of your own creative ideas.

### Extension

Try playing this number pattern game.