Wednesday 9th June – Literacy

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!

Independent Task

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

Write your procedural text in your Journal Book.

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.


You also have Reading Eggs tasks to continue with.

Tuesday 8th June – Maths

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.

Watch the video below to learn more. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

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

Under your picture answer the following questions:

What day of the week is it?

What month of the year is it?

What season is it?


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?

Tuesday 8th June – Literacy

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.

Independent 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!


Don’t forget your Reading Eggs tasks.

Monday 7th June – Maths

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.

Independent Task

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.

Monday 7th June – Literacy

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.

Watch the video below to learn more about procedural texts.

Independent Task

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.


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

Friday 4th June – Fantastic Friday!

Activity 1 – Watch This Video

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.

Independent Task

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.


Try playing this number pattern game.

Thursday 3rd June – Literacy

Narrative – Comprehension

I am learning to explain my thinking using interesting sentences.

I know I can do it when I have explained why I chose my favourite book using interesting sentences.

This week you have been working with a story that you chose as your favourite book. Use this book to answer some questions in your Journal.

Independent Task

What is the title of your favourite book?

Who is the author of your favourite book?

Who is the illustrator of your favourite book (if it has one)?

Why is this your favourite book? please give at least two detailed reasons.


Choose your favourite part of the story and draw a detailed picture to show what is happening.

If you like, you could write some sentences to describe what is happening in the picture.

Wednesday June 2nd – Maths

Growing Patterns

I am learning to explain and create a growing pattern.

I know I can do it when I have created my own growing pattern.

Growing patterns are a little bit different to repeating patterns. The photos below demonstrate some growing patterns.

What do you notice about the growing patterns?

Independent Task

Explain what you think a growing pattern is based on the pictures above.

Have a go at building some of your own growing patterns using items in your home. Describe your growing patterns and explain how they are different from each other.

Wednesday 2nd June – Literacy

Narrative – Setting

I am learning to identify the main setting in a story.

I know I can do it when I have developed a detailed picture to show the setting in a story.

Yesterday, we looked at the characters in our favourite books. Today, we are going to think about the setting of the story.

Independent Task

Using the same book that you chose yesterday, create a picture that shows the main setting of the story.

Make sure that your picture is detailed so that it is clear where your story is taking place.

Write some interesting adjectives to describe your setting.


Use some of the adjectives that you chose to create interesting sentences to describe your setting.