Monday 11th October – Literacy

Fact and Opinion

I am learning to identify a fact from and opinion.

I know I can do it when I know the difference between a fact and an opinion.

This week we are beginning to look at informative texts.

Informative texts are pieces of writing, film or speech that only use FACTS to tell their audience about a topic. If we are using FACTS in our writing, we need to know the difference between a FACT and an OPINION.

To learn more about FACTS and OPINIONS watch the video below ↓↓↓

Independent Learning 

Today you are learning how to tell a FACT from an OPINION.

Look at the image below.

In your book list the numbers 1-10 and record you whether you think the statement is a F (Fact) or an O (opinion).

For example:

I like spaghetti better than pizza is an OPINION (O)

Cats have 4 legs is a FACT (F)

Monday 11th October – Maths

Statistics – Yes/No questions

I am learning to identify questions that have a yes or no answer.

I know I can do it when I have listed questions with a yes or no answer.

Over the next two weeks you will be looking at different types of graphs.

We use graphs to help record information.

The information you record is based on questions you ask.

Today we are focusing on yes and no questions. These are questions that can only be answered with either yes or no.

For example, if you asked the question “is it raining?” you would either respond with yes or no.

Watch this video to learn some yes and no questions:

Independent Task

Think about questions you could ask your family that require a yes or no answer.

Make a list of 6-8 yes/no questions in your writing book.

Friday 8th October – Literacy

Spalding Rule 26

I am learning the Spalding rules.

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

Every Friday to start Term 4, we will be focusing on a new Spalding rule.

Today we will be learning about rule 26.

Independent Task

Rule 26 is: Names or titles of people, places, books, days, or months are capitalised.

These sorts of names are called proper nouns.

We want you to think about your school holidays again. Can you write some words that fit into Rule 26?

For example:

  • Names of people you saw. For example, Rahni
  • Names of places you went to. For example, Woolworths and Westerfolds Park
  • The days of the holidays. For example, Sunday and Monday
  • Books and movies I watched.

Make a list of 10 to 15 words that fit into rule 26.

Do not forget to mark your words the same as the photo below:

Friday 8th October – Maths

Certain and impossible

I am learning to understand the difference between certain and impossible.

I know I can do it when I can write sentences based on the fairy tale that were certain and impossible.

On Monday you looked at the terms will happen and won’t happen with regards to chance. Today’s words are similar. We are now looking at certain and impossible.

For something to be certain it means it will absolutely happen, for something to be impossible it means there is no way it will happen (usually something silly or outrageous). Watch ‘Mr Impossible’ below to get an idea:

Independent Task

You are going to be finding things that are certain and impossible from fairy tales. You may like to look at the story Cinderella. If you do not have a copy of this story, you can watch it here:

Alternatively, you can choose any other fairy tale that you have at home.

After you have read the story, write sentences that were certain and write sentences that were impossible from the story in your writing book.

For example: It is certain that Cinderella went to the ball. It is impossible that the ugly stepsisters will marry the prince.

Try and write 2 certain sentences and 2 impossible sentences.

For the impossible sentences you will need to think creatively.

Thursday 7th October – Literacy

Writing a Story (Narrative)

I am learning to write a narrative that makes sense.

I know I can do it when I write a narrative that makes sense.

We have written a lot of stories this year using a picture prompt and story starter in Grade One. Today, you are going to use some of your experiences at the park over the holidays to help you with some ideas for another story!

Independent Task

Today we would like you to write a story using the following picture prompt and/or story starter.

I was playing at the park when suddenly…

Continue this story from the sentence starter above.

Think about these things:

  • Do you have a setting?
  • Do you have characters?
  • Is there a problem?
  • How is the problem solved?
  • Do you have full stops and capital letters?
  • Does your writing make sense?

Maybe you can share your story in your class meeting in the morning!

Thursday 7th October – Maths

50/50 chance

I am learning to understand what 50/50 chance means when tossing a coin.

I know I can do it when I can play a game with 50/50 chance.

Today we are looking at the term 50/50 chance.

What this means is that there will be 2 options to choose from, you have an equal chance of picking one option as you do the other.

The best way to look at 50/50 chance is by tossing a coin. Regardless of whether you choose heads or tails, you have an equal chance of it landing on your selection.

Today you will be playing a game with someone from your household. The side of the coin that you choose, decides whether or not you have a turn.

You have a 50/50 chance of getting a turn with every coin toss!

Independent Task

You are going to be playing the game ‘What a face’ with someone else from your family.

You will both need a sheet of paper, pencil and then 1 coin to share between the two of you.

Each of you will draw a large oval shape. You are trying to draw in 9 features on the oval shape

1.face- hair

2. 2 ears

3. 2 eyes

4. 2 eyebrows

5. a mouth

6. a nose

These can be drawn in any order.

Decide whether you are heads or tails.

When it is your go, toss the coin.

What chance does your partner have of it landing their way? Heads or tails?

Whoever wins the toss, draws 1 feature on their face. Who is first to complete the face?

Is this fair? Invent your own rules too. For example, draw extras such as cheeks, a chin and anything else you can think of.

Wednesday 6th October – Wellbeing

Social Connectedness

I am learning to keep my social connection with my friend/s during lockdown

I know I can do it when I can contact a friend and keep in touch

While we are in lockdown we are not able to go to friends’ houses or have playdates. It is possible and important for us to stay in touch with our friends and keep our social connection with them. This will help our well being and keep us feeling happy. People have been coming up with lots of creative ways to do this. Some ideas are listed below:

  • phone calls                           
  • video calls                            
  • text messages
  • letters                                   
  • emails                                   
  • photos
  • a walk with a friend            
  • play in the playground

Make sure you do all of these activities in line with lockdown restrictions

Independent Task

Choose one of the methods above and contact a friend. You may want to contact a different friend each day or just once. Do what suits you best. You might like to write or draw about what you did and how it made you feel.

Wednesday 6th October – Integrated Studies

Mini Beasts – Living and Non-Living

I am learning to identify the difference between living and non-living things.

I know I can do it when I have sorted things into living and non-living.

Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about all the different mini beasts that you can find in your garden or in the parks near your home!

Before we learn about mini beasts we need to be able to tell the difference between things that are living and things that are not living.

Everything in the world can be sorted into living and non-living things. Read the table below to see how we sort things into living and non-living.

To learn more about the differences between living and non-living things, watch the video below. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

After watching the video above, it is time to test your knowledge!

Download the file below to sort the objects into either living or non-living things.

Once you have sorted the objects above into their categories, your next task is to head into your garden and identify three living things and three non-living things. Use the file below to guide you.

Tuesday 5th October -Literacy

Holiday Recount

I am learning to write a series of sequential events and use consistent capital letters and full stops.

I know I can do it when I can use consistent capital letters and full stops in my recount.

Today is writing time!

Yesterday you listed all of the activities that you completed in the holidays, today you are going to write about them.

Independent Task

You are going to write a recount about what you did during your school holidays.

You can include a few things that you wrote on your list yesterday OR write about one of your favourite things that you did in lots of detail.

Make your writing more colourful by including interesting verbs and adjectives. Such as slide, run, walk, think, watch, walk, make, adventurous, brave, bored, helpful, friendly, large, high etc…

Some helpful words to use when writing your paragraphs:  

First, next, then, soon, during, after, later, eventually, and finally.  

For example:

During the Spring school holidays I spent the whole time with my family.

First, we went on many long walks. My feet ended up being so sore as we were doing over 10,000 steps per day!

Next, we had a family movie night. We watched Cruella and popped salty popcorn to share. Later, that night we camped in our backyard. It was cold so we made sure we had lots of blankets. I could hear the sirens from the nearby police station.

I enjoyed spending the school holidays with my family. I was happy to have a rest from my computer!

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 7th October 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.

Tuesday 5th October – Maths

Might happen

I am learning to order chance statements correctly on a continuum.

I know I can do it when I can order chance statements correctly on a continuum.

Yesterday we focussed on things that will and won’t happen.

Today we are being introduced to the term ‘might happen’.

This term is a little different to the other 2.

If something might happen, it means there is a chance it could happen, but also a chance it may not happen, it is not definite.

Some examples of things that might happen today could include:

  • It rains today (weather can be unpredictable so you never really know what will happen)
  • Have pasta for dinner
  • Cry
  • See a friend at the park

Watch this short video to learn more about will happen, might happen, and won’t happen:

Independent Task

In your scrapbook turn you page length ways (so that it is wide not tall).

Label these 3 headings across the top:

Will happen                                Might happen                              Won’t happen

Using the statements below, write the sentence underneath the heading where it belongs.

  1. Brush my teeth
  2. Go to the park
  3. Watch a movie with a cow
  4. Eat some ice-cream
  5. See my teacher
  6. Breathe fire
  7. Fall over
  8. Drink water
  9. Drive a car

Once you have written each sentence under the correct heading you will have 3 sentences for each, double check that you have this.