Monday 18th October – Literacy

Informative/Non-Fiction Texts

I am learning to understand and explain what an informative or non-fiction text is.

I know I can do it when I can explain what an informative or non-fiction text is.

Last week you learned all about facts and opinions.

This week you are going to use that information to help you understand what INFORMATIVE or NON-FICTION texts are.

Watch the video below about informative texts. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Think about the following questions and write a few sentences to explain what informative texts are.

Where might you see or use them?

Why are they important?

For example:

An informative text tells us real information and facts.

We may use an informative text to learn about animals, people and many, many other topics .

An information text teaches us about a topic.

Monday 18th October – Maths

Statistics – Bar graphs

I am learning to analyse results on a bar graph.

I know I can do it when I have answered questions from a bar graph.

This week we will be looking at other types of graphs including bar graphs and pictographs.

Today’s focus is on bar graphs. These types of graphs are used to record data for questions that could have many answers.

Unlike a tally graph which records across the page, a bar graph will typically record up the page starting at the bottom.

A bar graph needs:

  • A title at the top (what the question is)
  • Labels along the bottom (the answers)
  • Numbers up the sides and columns (how many of each answer).

Watch the following video to learn more about bar graphs:

Independent Task

Look at the following bar graph which has asked the question ‘what is your favourite flavour of ice cream?’

Copy the graph by drawing it into your scrapbook.

Write 3 sentences about what information the bar graph tells us.

An example of a sentence may be ‘Rainbow flavoured ice cream is the most popular choice with 8 people saying it was their favourite.’

When writing your sentences remember to begin each sentence with a capital letter and end with punctuation.

Friday 15th October – Literacy

Spalding Rule 5

I am learning the Spalding Rules.

I know I can do it when I can match the rule to a word.

Every Friday we will be focusing on a new Spalding rule.

Today we will be learning about rule 5.

Independent Task

In the photo below, you can see some words that follow rule 5. We mark rule 5 by using our red pencil to write ‘r.5’ next to the word.

Using the words below, mark them correctly as following rule 5.

Don’t forget:

  • To include syllable breaks
  • To underline any multiple-letter phonograms.
  • Using your neatest Spalding handwriting.

Rule 5 Words:

bi cy cle



re ply

Ju ly

Once you have marked each word as following rule 5, write each word into a meaningful sentence in your Journal. Remember to use a full stop and a capital letter to signal the beginning and the end of your sentence.

Friday 15th October – Maths

Statistics – Analysing graphs

I am learning to analyse the results in a graph by answering questions.

I know I can do it when I have answered questions about a graph.

Today you are going to be putting all your shoes into groups based on the main colour of them.

You will be organising your shoes in a different way to what you have previously done this week. This new way is called a bar graph.

You will be looking at this more closely in your WebEx classes next week.

Independent Task

Collect all of your shoes and group them into similar colours, look at the image below for a guide:

Take a photo or draw a picture of them.

Answer the following questions:

  1. What colour shoe do you have the most of?
  2. What colour shoe do you have the least of?
  3. Are there any colours that you have the same amount of?

Make sure to pack away your shoes when you have finished!

Thursday 14th October – Literacy

Informative Texts – Creating a Poster

I am learning to find facts and information about something that I’d like to know more about.

I know I can do it when I have identified some facts about a topic of my choice.

This week we have been talking about informative texts. Informative texts are used to share information about particular topics.

Now that we know the difference between FACTS and OPINIONS, we can create our own informative texts.

Today you are going to use the knowledge you have learnt about facts to make a factual poster.

Independent Task

Above is a poster with facts about dogs.

Today you are going to make your own poster with facts about a topic of your choice.

Use a computer, iPad or books that you have at home to research a topic of your choice. Remember to only use FACTS on your poster, not OPINIONS.

Create a poster in your scrapbook or on a piece of poster paper like the one above.

Include at least 3-5 interesting facts.

Choose one of the topics below OR choose one of your own!







Thursday 14th October – Maths

Statistics – Tally marks

I am learning to record and analyse a tally graph of minibeasts.

I know I can do it when I have drawn and answered questions about my tally graph.

Yesterday you went on a mini-beast hunt for Integrated Studies. You explored outdoors to see if you could spot the following types of mini-beasts; bees, butterflies, snails, spiders and other.

You recorded your findings in a tally graph.

Independent Task

Using the tally graph that you created yesterday answer the following questions and record them underneath your graph.

  1. What was the most popular mini beast you found?
  2. Were there any mini beasts that you didn’t see and record, if so, what?
  3. How many bees did you find?
  4. How many mini beasts did you find altogether?

Wednesday 13th October 2021 – Wellbeing

Concept: Mindfulness

I am learning to concentrate on what I am doing without talking

I know I can do it when I can go for a mindfulness walk without talking

Mindful Walk

You are going to go on a mindful walk. You can do this in your home, your yard or around the street. Make sure an adult goes with you if you are leaving your property.

To work mindfully you need to walk without talking.

See if you can find 3 things you have not noticed before.

When you come home you like might to put on some relaxing music and draw a picture of what you saw.

Wednesday 13th October – Integrated Studies

Mini Beasts – Searching For Mini Beasts

I am learning to observe and identify mini beasts in their natural environment.

I know I can do it when I have found and observed mini beasts in their natural habitat.

Last week you learnt the difference between living things and non-living things. This week, you are going to search for some living things and observe them in their natural habitats.

What is a habitat?

A habitat is the environment that an animal or mini beast lives in. It will need to have all of the things that the mini beast needs to survive such as water, food, shelter and space. To learn more about habitats, watch the video below. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Today you will need to go searching for some mini beasts in your garden or in a park near your house (you might like to take a magnifying glass with you to spot some little critters). To record the mini beasts that you see, you will need to create a tally. You will use this in your maths session tomorrow.

Watch the video below to learn about using tally marks to record information.

Use a table like the one below to record how many mini beasts that you spot in your yard. See if you can find at least one of each mini beast.

Bees ButterfliesSnailsSpidersOther Mini Beasts


Choose one of the mini beasts that you found and draw a detailed picture of them in their habitat. Label the different things in their habitat that they need to survive (include their food, water, shelter and space).

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 14th October 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.

Tuesday 12th October – Literacy

Finding Facts

I am learning to identify facts in the texts that I read, watch and listen to.

I know I can do it when I can confidently identify a fact from the things I see and hear.

Yesterday we learnt about the difference between a FACT and an OPINION. Today we will be viewing an informative text and identifying some FACTS.

Independent Task

This video is an example of an informative text. It tells us FACTS about animals.

Watch the video below more than once ↓↓↓

After watching the video above, record your 5 favourite FACTS in your lined book.

Make sure they are FACTS and not OPINIONS.


Once you have written your 5 FACTS about animals, write 5 OPINIONS about the same animals.

For example:

Cats are mammals because they have fur. – FACT.

Cats are so cute and fluffy! – OPINION

Tuesday 12th October – Maths

Statistics – Tally marks

I am learning to categorise and record my toys using tally marks.

I know I can do it when I have put my toys into categories and recorded how many of each using tally marks.

There are many ways you can record data. Over the next 2 weeks you will be learning about a few of the different types.

Today we are focussing on recording data with tally marks.

You have already looked at tally marks at school, watch this video below to help refresh your memory.

Now that you have an idea of how to record a tally graph you are going to use this skill to categorise and record your own toy tally graph.

Categorising means that you put things into groups based on characteristics that they have. For example, you might categorise based on colour, size or shape.

Independent Task

Choose 12 toys from your room that you will put into groups. You can choose how many groups to make, however try not to do more than 4 as you will find it more difficult to record your answers.

Use the image below as a guide of how this may look:

Once you have arranged your toys into groups, label each group. For example, large toys, red toys, soft toys.

Record your toys into a tally graph.