Monday 25th October – Literacy

Finding Facts

I am learning to research and record facts about a mini beast of my choice.

I know I can do it when I have recorded 5-10 facts about a mini beast of my choice.

We are learning all about Mini Beasts this term.

The picture above, is a collection of some mini beasts that you might see around your backyard, garden, or playground. Have you spotted any of these before?

Independent Task

Using the image above, choose one mini beast that you would like to know more about.

Use research tools such as Google, books, and YouTube to find out facts about your chosen mini beast.

Write down at least 5-10 facts about your mini beasts in your lined book.

You will need these facts for tomorrow’s Literacy task.

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 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 4th October – Maths

Will happen/won’t happen

I am learning to understand the difference between will happen and won’t happen.

I know I can do it when I can draw 5 things that will happen today and draw 5 things that won’t happen today.

This week you will be looking at chance. When we think about chance, we are thinking about how likely something is to happen. For example, what are the chances you will have lunch today or go for a walk?

There are many words we can use to measure the chance of something happening, which you will look at in your WebEx classes this week.

Today’s focus is on the words ‘will happen’ and ‘won’t happen’.

Will happen refers to something very likely to occur such as eating breakfast, getting dressed, or joining your WebEx call.

Won’t happen looks at things that are not likely to occur such as riding a horse, going to school, or having ice-cream for breakfast.

Independent Task

In your scrap book fold your paper in half so that you have 2 columns (refer to the image below):

In one column have the heading ‘will happen’ and in the other column have the heading ‘won’t happen’.

Write down 5 things for each column. If you would like to draw a picture next to it you can.

Monday 13th September – Thursday 16th September – Integrated Studies

Life Cycle of a Plant

I am learning to understand the stages of a plant’s life cycle.

I know I can do it when I can identify the stages of a plant’s life cycle.

During our unit on plants, you have learned about the different parts of a plant and what plants need to survive. You have also had a go at a few experiments during our visit from Mad About Science.

This week, we are going to learn about the life cycle of plants!

Just like animals, plants follow a life cycle. To learn more about the life cycle of a plant, watch the video below. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Today, your task is to watch the video above that describes a plant’s life cycle and then identify the different stages of a plant’s life cycle.

You can print out the document below to cut and paste the stages in order OR you can draw and label your own plant life cycle diagram on some paper.

Monday 13th September – Literacy

Design Your Disco Outfit!

I am learning to draw and label images I have created.

I know I can do it when I have designed and labelled my own outfit for the disco on Friday.

It is almost DISCO TIME! On Friday we are going to celebrate the end of term with a Grade One DISCO!

But before we do that, we’ve got some preparation to do!

Independent Task

Today, your task is to design an outfit that you would like to wear for the disco on Friday.

Discos are fun and you can wear any crazy thing you want!

Think about accessories like hats, scarves, feather boas, shoes, glasses, crowns, and jewellery.

Draw your outfit and label the things you have included.

Write a sentence about some of the items you have decided to include in your legendary disco outfit!

Monday 6th September – Thursday 9th September – Integrated Studies

What Do Plants Need To Grow?

I am learning to understand the different things that plants need to be able to grow and live.

I know I can do it when I know that plants need sunlight, soil/nutrients, water, air/oxygen and space to be able to grow.

Last week we looked at the different parts of a plant. This week, we are going to learn about the different things that most plants need to be able to grow and survive.

Listen to this fun song to learn more about what plants need to live.

Most plants need 5 things to be able to grow. These 5 things are:

Water – Like humans, plants need water to be able to survive.

Air – Plants also need air to be able to breathe and survive.

Soil – Plants collect nutrients from the soil through their roots. This is like their food.

Sunlight – Most plants need sunlight to be able to develop and grow.

Space – Plants need room around them so that they can spread their branches and roots.

Watch the video below to learn more. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Now that you know what plants need to survive, your task this week is to search for some healthy and unhealthy plants in a park, your backyard, or your neighbourhood.

You will need to try to identify why those plants are healthy or unhealthy.

If the plant is unhealthy, what is it missing? Does it have enough sunlight? Is it living in healthy soil? Is it being watered often? Is there enough space for it to grow? Is it getting enough air?

Download the task below and print it out or work through the questions in your book or on a piece of paper.

Monday 6th September – Maths

Who am I?

I am learning to write descriptive statements to describe an Australian coin.

I know I can do it when I can write descriptive statements to describe an Australian coin.

Last week we were learning about Australian coins.

We learnt about how each coin is different, their sizes/shapes, what they are made of and the figures/animals that are on them.

Today you are going to solve a mystery by decoding sentences describing Australian coins.

Watch this video to refresh your memory about the Australian coins before completing your tasks.

Independent Task

Download the template below or write the questions into your workbook.

Read the clues and answer to solve the ‘Who am I?’ questions.

Once you have completed the questions, you are going to write your own descriptive sentences to describe an Australian coin.

Write 2 sentences that describe the 5c coin and $1 coin.

Think about the features that make these two coins different to all the other Australian coins and what makes them special.

Examples: shape, value, colour, picture.

Carefully select verbs and adjectives to support your writing.

Monday 6th September – Literacy

Persuasive Texts

I am learning to identify and discuss persuasive text types. 

I know I can do it when I can identify and discuss persuasive text types.

This week we are going to be learning about persuasive texts.

We use persuasive texts when we are trying to convince people to agree with our opinions, thoughts or beliefs.

Watch the video below to learn more about persuasive writing.

Independent Task

Watch/listen to the video below for the story ‘Hey, Little Ant’. This story is an example of a persuasive text.

At the end of ‘Hey Little Ant’ the story asks you what you think the boy should do.

Write your response to this question and include your reasons as to why you think this. This response should be 3-4 sentences at least.

Talk with a grown up about how you know this book is an example of a persuasive text.

Who is doing the convincing in this book? 

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.