Tuesday 26th October – Literacy

Who Am I?

I am learning to use the facts I have collected about a mini beast to create a ‘Who Am I?’

I know I can do it when I have come up with and recorded ‘Who Am I?’ questions about my mini beast.

This term we have been learning a lot about mini beasts. Using some of the knowledge that you have gained, you are going to play a game today.

Watch the video below, it has a lot of “What/Who Am I?” questions about mini beasts. Use your knowledge to see if you can guess which mini beasts they are!

Independent Task

Using the facts that you collected yesterday about your chosen mini beast, make your own ‘Who Am I?’ quiz.

Include at least 3-5 clues based around the facts you discovered.

Use the example below to guide you.

You may like to bring your ‘Who Am I?’ questions to school on Thursday to share with your class.

Will we be able to guess the mini beast from your clues?

Tuesday 19th October – Literacy

Writing an Informative Text

I am learning to identify facts about myself .

I know I can do it when I can write sentences containing facts about myself.

You now know so much about Information Texts now and how to tell a fact from an opinion.

A fact is something that is true. For example:  A Dog has a tail.

An opinion is how you feel about something. For example: I love dogs, they are my favourite animal.

Independent Task

Now that you are an expert on facts, today you are going to write some facts about yourself.

Using the example below as a guide, write some facts about yourself. You can do it in full sentences or dot points.

Draw a picture of yourself once you have finished your writing.

Example:

Facts About Me

My name is Michelle. I live in Greensborough. My favourite food is dumplings. I live with my dog Ravioli, and we like to walk together. I come from Tasmania and my best friends name is Jarrah. Spring is my favourite season because I like the sunshine and it is not too hot. My parents are farmers and I have 2 nephews and 3 nieces.

Don’t forget to:

  • Use capital letters and full stops.
  • Use lots of interesting adjectives.
  • Use the example to guide your writing.

Tuesday 12th October – Literacy

Finding Facts

I am learning to identify facts in the texts that I read, watch and listen to.

I know I can do it when I can confidently identify a fact from the things I see and hear.

Yesterday we learnt about the difference between a FACT and an OPINION. Today we will be viewing an informative text and identifying some FACTS.

Independent Task

This video is an example of an informative text. It tells us FACTS about animals.

Watch the video below more than once ↓↓↓

After watching the video above, record your 5 favourite FACTS in your lined book.

Make sure they are FACTS and not OPINIONS.

Challenge

Once you have written your 5 FACTS about animals, write 5 OPINIONS about the same animals.

For example:

Cats are mammals because they have fur. – FACT.

Cats are so cute and fluffy! – OPINION

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 14th September – Literacy

Creating a Kitchen Disco Character

I am learning to create my own character.

I know I can do it when I have created a character with character traits and abilities.

This week, we are preparing for the Grade One Disco on Friday.

Watch/Listen to the story below called ‘Kitchen Disco’ by Clare Foges and Al Murphy.

Independent Task

Can you draw or make your own Kitchen Disco character?

Consider other items found in your kitchen for your inspiration such as tongs, pots, fridge, saucepans, and cutlery.

What is your character’s name?

What sort of character are they? Happy? Grumpy? Sleepy?

What is their favorite dance move?

Can you make or cut the character out and bring it to the disco on Friday to dance with?

Tuesday 7th September – Maths

How much money do I have?

I am learning to count money.

I know I can do it when I can count the money given to me.

Today, you are going to pretend to be a bank.

A bank is a place that looks after people’s money and keeps it safe.

People at the bank need to know how to count money to make sure that they can give money back to the customers.  

Independent Task

I will be depositing a small amount of money into my bank account.

You will need to count the money I have given and tell me the total amount that I have deposited.

Download the document below or write the answers on a piece of paper.

Tuesday 7th September – Literacy

Persuasive Texts – Persuasive Language

I am learning to identify a variety of strategies and text types that can be used to persuade.

I know I can do it when I can identify the strategies and texts that are used and designed to persuade an audience.

Yesterday, we learnt that persuasive writing is used to convince you to think, feel or do something.

Watch/listen to the story ‘Eat Your Peas’ below. Think about what Daisy’s mum is trying to convince Daisy to do.

In the story ‘Eat Your Peas’, Daisy’s mum tries many ways to persuade her to eat her peas.

Making promises is not the only way that we can be convinced to do something though.

Everywhere we go, we see things that are trying to persuade us to do or buy something!

Today, we will learn about how people use special words and pictures to convince you to buy or do something.

Independent Task

Look at the images below.

All the pictures are advertisements.

They are all trying to convince to you buy or do something.

They use bright colours and choose special words to make you think their product is the best.

Which words are used in this advertisement to convince you to buy this drink?

Is this advertisement trying to convince you that straws are good or bad? How do you know?

Your task today is to make a list of words that people might use to convince you of something.

Some examples include:

  • Delicious
  • Amazing
  • Better than
  • You must
  • You need
  • Everybody loves

Can you write 10 other words that can be used to convince me to buy something?

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.

Tuesday 31st August – Maths

Coin Rubbing

I am learning to recognise different Australian coins by their features.

I know I can do it when I can identify the features of Australian coins, including the animal and number.

Throughout the week you are going to learn more about the value of each of the Australian coins and how much they are worth.

Today our focus is on identifying the features of each of the coins and what makes them different from one another.

Watch the following video to learn more about Australian coins:

Independent Task

You will need a few Australian coins, a piece of paper and a crayon or pencil.

Place a variety of coins under a piece of paper. Using your pencil/crayon, shade the surface of the coin.

With a family member, discuss the key features of each design that appears in the coin rubbings.

What Australian animals can you see? Write the type of animal you see next to each coin rubbing.

Write a sentence detailing which of the coins is your favourite and why? For example: 

My favourite coin is the 20c coin because it is big and I like platypuses OR My favourite coin is the $2 coin because it is worth the most and I could buy more things with it. 

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 2nd September 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.

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.