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!

Cats

Bugs

Dinosaurs

Bikes

Cars

Australia

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 16th September – Literacy

How to Make a Decoration

I am learning to write and/or record a procedural text.

I know I can do it when I have created a procedural text.

Watch the video below of a boy making a paper plane.

This video is an example of a procedural text as the boy explains how to make the plane.

Remember that procedural texts are used to explain and teach us how to do something.

The boy in the video needed to write down the steps and words that he needed to say and follow before recording himself and showing others how to make a paper aeroplane.

Independent Task

Yesterday, you made a decoration to make your house disco ready for Friday.

Today, you are going to tell or show another person how to make a decoration.

It can be the one you made yesterday, or it can be something simple like a paper chain or Chinese lantern.

You can write a script and record a video of yourself demonstrating how to make the decoration you choose (Use the boy in the paper plane video as an example).

OR

You can write a procedure that explains each of the steps required to make your disco decoration.

See if anyone in your family can follow your instructions!

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.

Thursday 9th September – Literacy

Persuasive Poster

I am learning to design and create a poster that is intended to persuade an audience.

I know I can do it when I can use the strategies, I have learned to create a persuasive poster.

This week we have been learning about persuasive texts. We learnt that advertisements can be used to convince you to buy or do something. Today you are going to create your own advertisement!

Independent Task

Design a poster that will convince people to buy or do something.

Maybe you want to convince people to buy your favourite sweet, snack or toy.

Perhaps it is wanting to convince people to do things like recycle, wear a helmet on their bike or scooter or perhaps you’d like them to come to your birthday party!

Remember to:

  • Use persuasive words to convince people (use your word list from Tuesday).
  • Use bright and bold colours to catch people’s attention.

Your poster might look something like this:

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.

Thursday 2nd September – Literacy

Celebrating Father’s Day or Special Person’s Day

I am learning to complete sentences using adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs to describe my dad or special person.

I know I can do it when I can complete a sentence to describe my dad or special person.

This Sunday is all about making your dad or a special person know how much you love them.

These people are important parts of your life and have helped you become the amazing person you are today.

Today you will share some of the things you know about your dad or special person.

Watch this fun song below and think about the special people in your life.

Independent Task

Today your task is to share some information about your dad or your special person by filling some answers into the blank spaces on the templates below.

Begin filling in the missing words either on the sheet or in your book.

See how much you know about them!

Once you have finished you may like to fold it up and place it inside your card from yesterday so they can read it on Sunday.

Challenge

You must shower your dad or special person with lots of hugs and kisses on Sunday! If you can’t see them, you could post your card or call them to chat.

Thursday 2nd September – Maths

Ordering Australian Coins

I am learning to order Australian coins according to their value.

I know I can do it when I can order the value of Australian coins from lowest to highest and from highest to lowest.

Watch the following video to learn a little bit more about the features and characteristics of each Australian coin:

Using your knowledge of the coins that you have learnt so far, you will be having a go at ordering them based on value. Things you may need to think about:

Does the size of the coin relate to how much it is worth? Is the biggest coin worth the most?

Are the gold or silver coins worth more?

Do the numbers on the coin give me clues?

Independent Task

Make sure you have one of each coin (can be a paper coin).

Please see below for a template of paper coins you can print:

Order the coins in ascending order, from the lowest to the highest amount in value.

Now, order the coins in descending order, from highest to lowest amount in value.

Take a photo of your value ordering OR trace around each coin to show the order you have created.

Challenge

Can you write the order of the coins from lowest to highest and then highest to lowest by simply writing their value, for example $2, 50c etc.

*Try and remember the symbols used to represent cents and dollars and whether they sit before or after the number.

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.

Thursday 26th August – Maths

Capacity

I am learning to make a container from recycled materials that will hold exactly 10 of the same items.

I know I can do it when I can make a container from recycled materials that will hold exactly 10 of the same items.

Capacity is not just about how much water something can hold.

It can also include filling an object with other materials including money, cookies, pasta and toys, just to name a few.

Today you will be exploring this further by having a go at constructing your own container to hold the objects. 

Independent Task

Make a container from recycled materials (examples: cardboard, Lego, play dough, plasticine, plastic or anything else that you can think of) that will comfortably hold 10 of the same items (examples: cotton wool balls, pasta or Lego blocks).

In order for it to comfortably hold the chosen items it must be full once you reach 10.

If once you have made the container there is still a lot of room left you might adjust the size of the container or choose another item that might fit 10.