Wednesday 1st September – Literacy

Writing a Card

I am learning about how to set out a card and how to make my own.

I know I can do it when I can write a card/ letter to my father or someone special to me.

We often like to celebrate occasions by making a card for someone special. This Sunday 5th of September is Father’s Day.

One way you might like to celebrate your dad, or someone special in your life is by making a card for them.

To do this, we need to understand how a card is written.

Below are some examples of cards that you could use OR you could create your own design.

Independent Task

You will be creating a card for your dad or someone special.

FIRST you will need to write who the card is for, for example To Dad or To Grandpa or To Your Special Friend.

NEXT you can write a sentence or 2 that describes your dad or special person. Some examples can include:

‘I think you are the best because you make yummy food.’

‘You are the best because you give big hugs.’

THEN you need to write who the card is from for example Love From Jake.

Make sure you add lots of colour and pictures to your card to make it look nice.

Wednesday 1st September – Maths

Investigating and Comparing Coins

I am learning to explore the shape and colour of each Australian coin.

I know I can do it when I can compare the shape, size, and colour of Australian coins.

Today’s task will have you exploring and recognising Australian coins based on their size and shape.

Independent Task

You need to investigate and compare the shape and size of each Australian coin, by tracing around the edge of a coin.

Categorise each coin by colouring it in, in either silver/grey or yellow/gold).

Discuss:

Can you recognise each coin just by looking at the traced outline?

What do you notice about the size?

Does a coin size have anything to do with their value?

Tuesday 31st August – Literacy

Stretching a sentence

I am learning to add adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs to adapt a simple sentence.

I know I can do it when I can write a detailed sentence using adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs.

Yesterday you had a go at stretching a simple sentence to become a longer, descriptive sentence.

Watch the following video to learn more about how to do this:

Independent Task

Today you will continue to work on stretching a sentence, this time you will create the simple sentence yourself.

Reflect on something you have done today that can be used as your beginning sentence. For example:

I had breakfast.

I played with my sister.

I watched a movie.

From your simple sentence you will repeat the same process as yesterday.

Writing the sentence, a further 4 times with each sentence containing an extra detail (a noun, a verb, an adjective and an adverb).

Tuesday 31st August – Maths

Coin Rubbing

I am learning to recognise different Australian coins by their features.

I know I can do it when I can identify the features of Australian coins, including the animal and number.

Throughout the week you are going to learn more about the value of each of the Australian coins and how much they are worth.

Today our focus is on identifying the features of each of the coins and what makes them different from one another.

Watch the following video to learn more about Australian coins:

Independent Task

You will need a few Australian coins, a piece of paper and a crayon or pencil.

Place a variety of coins under a piece of paper. Using your pencil/crayon, shade the surface of the coin.

With a family member, discuss the key features of each design that appears in the coin rubbings.

What Australian animals can you see? Write the type of animal you see next to each coin rubbing.

Write a sentence detailing which of the coins is your favourite and why? For example: 

My favourite coin is the 20c coin because it is big and I like platypuses OR My favourite coin is the $2 coin because it is worth the most and I could buy more things with it. 

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 2nd September 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.

Monday 30th August – Literacy

Stretching a sentence

I am learning to add adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs to adapt a simple sentence.

I know I can do it when I can write a detailed sentence using adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs.

By adding detail to a sentence, this allows the person reading your sentence to create a mental image in their head.

The more detail there is, the better the image they can create.

Detail can be added with nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.

By describing who, when, where, what and why the sentence will be become more descriptive.

For example:

I went on a walk.

I went for a nice walk.

I went for a nice walk with my mum.

Yesterday I went for a nice walk with my mum.

Yesterday I went for a nice walk at the park with my mum.

Independent Task

You will have a go at turning a simple sentence into a longer, more descriptive sentence following the same approach as the example above.

Begin by writing the sentence ‘The dog was playing’.

You will then write this sentence another 4 times, each time adding an extra bit of detail.

When you add parts to your sentence, the rest of the sentence needs to stay the same.

You cannot change the meaning of your sentence. By the end, your last sentence should have lots of detail.

Challenge: Underline words and define them as an adjective, noun, verb, or adverb.

Monday 30th August – Thursday 2nd September – Integrated Studies

The Different Parts of a Plant.

I am learning to identify and label the different parts of a plant.

I know I can do it when I can label a diagram showing the different parts of a plant.

This week in Integrated Studies, we are going to learn more about plants! Plants come in all shapes and sizes but many of them have things in common.

Watch this video to learn more about plants. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Now that you know more about the different parts of a plant, your task this week is to draw or label a diagram (picture) of a plant showing all of those different parts.

You can use the diagram below or you can draw your own. Make sure to add colour and make sure your picture includes all of the important parts of a plant.

Monday 30th August – Maths

What is Money?

I am learning to share what I know about money.

I know I can do it when I can write/draw what I know about money.

Money is something that is used every day in our lives. Before we learn about the various types of money we have in Australia, it is important to understand what money is and why we have it.

Independent Task

You are going to share with us what you already know about money.

Rule/draw/fold your page into 4 equal boxes.

In each box, answer these questions by writing and/or drawing your responses:

Box 1: What is money?

Box 2: When and where can we use money?

Box 3: What can we spend money on?

Box 4: Where does money come from?

Friday 27th August – Fantastic Friday

Book Week 2021!

It’s Book Week this week!

The theme for this year is “Old worlds, new worlds, other worlds”.

Each year, schools and public libraries across Australia spend a week celebrating books, Australian authors and illustrators. 

In 1946 the CBCA started the annual book awards for children’s books that are well written and illustrated. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.

For more information, visit the Book Week 2021 website.

Today you can listen to these books that have been shortlisted for book of the year and complete one or more fun activities.

Book 1 – No! Never!

Watch/Listen Below.

No! Never! Activity

Book 2 – Ribbit, Rabbit, Robot.

Watch/Listen Below.

Ribbit, Rabbit, Robot Activity

Book 3 – The Unwilling Twin.

Watch/Listen Below.

The Unwilling Twin Activity.

Book 4 – This Small Blue Dot.

Watch/Listen Below.

This Small Blue Dot Activity

Specialist Activities

Thursday 26th August – Literacy

I can Imagine and Create an “Ideal World” Using Ideas I have From Books.

I am learning to use my imagination to create an “Ideal World”.

I know I can do it when I have created a make believe “Ideal World”.

During Book Week you have been learning about the “Old World”, “New World” and “Other Worlds” that we read about in books.

The amazing thing about reading is that it can transport us easily into other worlds without leaving our house or room!

Independent Task

Today you are going to imagine your own world where everything is perfect and just how you want it to be.

This world is called the “Ideal World”.

Use this template or draw a similar one to create your own Ideal World. Write sentences about your ideal world and consider the questions below:

Things to think about when writing about your “Ideal World”:

What does your Ideal World look like?

What does it feel like?

Who/what is in your “Ideal World”?

What sort of things happen there?

What makes this world ideal for you?

This task must be submitted to your teacher via email by 3:30pm Thursday 26th August.

Use the rubric below to guide your writing.

Thursday 26th August – Maths

Capacity

I am learning to make a container from recycled materials that will hold exactly 10 of the same items.

I know I can do it when I can make a container from recycled materials that will hold exactly 10 of the same items.

Capacity is not just about how much water something can hold.

It can also include filling an object with other materials including money, cookies, pasta and toys, just to name a few.

Today you will be exploring this further by having a go at constructing your own container to hold the objects. 

Independent Task

Make a container from recycled materials (examples: cardboard, Lego, play dough, plasticine, plastic or anything else that you can think of) that will comfortably hold 10 of the same items (examples: cotton wool balls, pasta or Lego blocks).

In order for it to comfortably hold the chosen items it must be full once you reach 10.

If once you have made the container there is still a lot of room left you might adjust the size of the container or choose another item that might fit 10.