Tuesday 24th August – Maths

Measuring Capacity

I am learning to test my capacity order from yesterday with water.

I know I can do it when I can measure objects correctly using water.

Using the objects from yesterday, you will now test if your prediction is correct.

Independent Task

Today you are going to test if your prediction from yesterday was correct. 

Head outside or use the kitchen sink to test with water, the order you lined up yesterday.  

Be sure to use the same cup for each object to keep your results consistent.  

Once you discover how many cups of water the object can hold, write the result beside your guess from yesterday.

Were you correct? Were two very close in capacity? 


Find another object that would hold the exact same amount of water as 1 of the items you have chosen.

Tuesday 24th August – Literacy

Comparing “New Worlds” to “Other Worlds”.

I am learning to compare texts I read or hear read to me.

I know I can do it when I am able to identify the similarities and differences in the texts I encounter.

Continuing with the theme of Book Week, today you are going listen to two different stories.

One is about the Book Week theme of “New Worlds” (no longer in the olden days and more about how things are today).

The other is about “Other Worlds” (fantasy and make believe).

New Worlds

Other Worlds

Independent Task

Now that you have listened to or watched both stories, you are going to COMPARE the two.

I’m Australian Too is a New World story.

It is about the Australia that we live in today and the different people that choose to come and live here.

Where the Wild Things Are is about “Other Worlds“, a fantasy/make believe world.

What do these stories have in common?

What is different about them?

Draw a Venn diagram that looks like the one below to compare the similarities and differences with these two texts.

Use this to write/draw the similarities and differences that you noticed between the two books. Brainstorm as many ideas as you can!