Wednesday 20th October – Integrated Studies

Mini Beasts – Life Cycles

I am learning that different mini beasts have different stages of life.

I know I can do it when I research the life cycle of my favourite mini beast.

Last term we learned about the life cycle of plants. Plants are not the only living things that follow a clear life cycle. Mini beasts follow a life cycle as well!

Watch the video below to learn all about the life cycle of a frog.

Independent Task

Your task today is to choose a mini beast and research their life cycle! You will need to learn about the different stages of your mini beast’s life and then present their life cycle in a poster.

Make sure to include the following on your poster:

  • The name of the mini beast that you are researching.
  • A picture or drawing to show each stage of your mini beast’s life cycle
  • A sentence or two at the bottom that mentions the different stages of your mini beast’s life cycle.
  • Lots of colour.

Your poster might look something like this:

You could include some sentences at the bottom such as:

Adult frogs lay eggs.

The eggs hatch and out swim the tadpoles.

Tadpoles grow legs and turn into froglets.

Froglets lose their tails and become adult frogs.

Some mini beasts that you could research might be:

  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Beetles
  • Ants
  • Dragonflies
  • Cicadas
  • Praying Mantises
  • Stick insects
  • Moths
  • Or any others that you can think of!

Wednesday 20th October – Wellbeing

Kindness

I am learning to be kind to others

I know I can do it when I can recognise an opportunity to be kind to others

RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DAY!

Today you’re going to do a random act of kindness for someone.

This means being kind to someone for no particular reason.

Write or draw a plan of what you want to do.

Complete the random act of kindness.

Once you’ve completed the random act of kindness write down how it made you feel.

Here is a great clip to get you motivated:

Wednesday 13th October – Integrated Studies

Mini Beasts – Searching For Mini Beasts

I am learning to observe and identify mini beasts in their natural environment.

I know I can do it when I have found and observed mini beasts in their natural habitat.

Last week you learnt the difference between living things and non-living things. This week, you are going to search for some living things and observe them in their natural habitats.

What is a habitat?

A habitat is the environment that an animal or mini beast lives in. It will need to have all of the things that the mini beast needs to survive such as water, food, shelter and space. To learn more about habitats, watch the video below. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Today you will need to go searching for some mini beasts in your garden or in a park near your house (you might like to take a magnifying glass with you to spot some little critters). To record the mini beasts that you see, you will need to create a tally. You will use this in your maths session tomorrow.

Watch the video below to learn about using tally marks to record information.

Use a table like the one below to record how many mini beasts that you spot in your yard. See if you can find at least one of each mini beast.

Bees ButterfliesSnailsSpidersOther Mini Beasts

Challenge

Choose one of the mini beasts that you found and draw a detailed picture of them in their habitat. Label the different things in their habitat that they need to survive (include their food, water, shelter and space).

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 14th October 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.

Wednesday 6th October – Integrated Studies

Mini Beasts – Living and Non-Living

I am learning to identify the difference between living and non-living things.

I know I can do it when I have sorted things into living and non-living.

Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about all the different mini beasts that you can find in your garden or in the parks near your home!

Before we learn about mini beasts we need to be able to tell the difference between things that are living and things that are not living.

Everything in the world can be sorted into living and non-living things. Read the table below to see how we sort things into living and non-living.

To learn more about the differences between living and non-living things, watch the video below. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

After watching the video above, it is time to test your knowledge!

Download the file below to sort the objects into either living or non-living things.

Once you have sorted the objects above into their categories, your next task is to head into your garden and identify three living things and three non-living things. Use the file below to guide you.

Wednesday 15th September – Maths

Making my own exercise/dance routine

I am learning to create my own exercise/dance routine.

I know I can do it when I have created an exercise/dance routine.

In preparation for the disco coming up this Friday we thought we would get our bodies ready for lots of dancing and moving.

You will be creating your very own exercise routine.

There are lots of different exercises, stretches and dance moves that you could combine into your own special routine.

Watch this exercise video to get a workout in and to help you think of different exercises you might like to choose.

Independent Task

You will be coming up with your own exercise routine.

This routine will consist of 10 different exercises/stretches or dance moves.

Once you have come up with your 10 different exercises you will need to decide how many times you will do each. For example, if you have chosen star jumps you might decide to do 10 of them, if you chose push ups you might choose to do 5.

On a piece of paper write down your 10 exercises with the number 1-10 next to it along with how many times you will do it.

An example could be:

  1. 10 star jumps
  2. 5 push ups
  3. 20 jumps

And so on…

If you make up an exercise or dance move yourself, create your own name for that move.

When you have completed writing your routine, see if you can have your family members follow the routine as well.

Be sure to get your body moving ready for the disco this week!

Wednesday 15th September – Literacy

Getting Your House Disco-Ready

I am learning to create a decoration to prepare a party space for the disco on Friday.

I know I can do it when I have successfully created a disco decoration.

Have you thought about WHERE you are going to disco on Friday? Have you chosen a space where you can get funky and show off your coolest dance moves in your disco outfit?

You know what this space needs…? DECORATIONS!

Independent Task

Create your own disco decorations using items like paper, string and scissors from around your home.

Click the links below for some ideas on what to create or you can think of your own!

Paper Lanterns: Click Here

Pom-Poms: Click Here

Snowflake Ballerinas: Click Here

Mindful Colouring Flags: Click Below

You could also create some streamers with coloured paper or tissue paper.

GET DECORATING!

Wednesday 8th September – Literacy

Writing a Persuasive Letter

I am learning to think of ways to persuade an audience.

I know I can do it when I am able to write persuasive sentences.

This week we have been learning about persuasive writing. We now know that we can use different language (words) to convince our readers to feel, think or believe something.

Watch/listen to the story ‘I Wanna Iguana’ below.

In the story, Alex is writing letters to his mum to convince her to let him have a pet iguana.

Listen carefully to the way he writes his letters and some of the words he uses.

Independent Task

If you could have ANY pet in the WORLD, what would it be?

Would it be… a fox? A lion? A dragon? A unicorn?

Using persuasive language, write a letter that might convince the people in your home that this is the pet you should have.

Your letter might look something like this:

Dear Family,

I would like a pet snake. They are very quiet, and they do not make any mess.

Snakes do not eat very much, and they like to eat mice which means mice will stay away.

Unlike dogs, they don’t need to be walked every day.

Please let me have a snake!

From Miss Nolan.

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 9th September 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.

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.

Wednesday 1st September – Literacy

Writing a Card

I am learning about how to set out a card and how to make my own.

I know I can do it when I can write a card/ letter to my father or someone special to me.

We often like to celebrate occasions by making a card for someone special. This Sunday 5th of September is Father’s Day.

One way you might like to celebrate your dad, or someone special in your life is by making a card for them.

To do this, we need to understand how a card is written.

Below are some examples of cards that you could use OR you could create your own design.

Independent Task

You will be creating a card for your dad or someone special.

FIRST you will need to write who the card is for, for example To Dad or To Grandpa or To Your Special Friend.

NEXT you can write a sentence or 2 that describes your dad or special person. Some examples can include:

‘I think you are the best because you make yummy food.’

‘You are the best because you give big hugs.’

THEN you need to write who the card is from for example Love From Jake.

Make sure you add lots of colour and pictures to your card to make it look nice.

Wednesday 1st September – Maths

Investigating and Comparing Coins

I am learning to explore the shape and colour of each Australian coin.

I know I can do it when I can compare the shape, size, and colour of Australian coins.

Today’s task will have you exploring and recognising Australian coins based on their size and shape.

Independent Task

You need to investigate and compare the shape and size of each Australian coin, by tracing around the edge of a coin.

Categorise each coin by colouring it in, in either silver/grey or yellow/gold).

Discuss:

Can you recognise each coin just by looking at the traced outline?

What do you notice about the size?

Does a coin size have anything to do with their value?