Week 9 Homework

You have until Wednesday 20th June to complete this week’s homework – and this week is the last week of homework for the term.

This week you need to complete:

  1. Reading log signed 5 times for the week
  2. Maths- Log onto Hotmaths- some of you have an allocated multiplication task. If not, continue with your multiplication facts practice.
  3. BTN : Don’t Panic: 26/11/2013, Behind the News
  4. 100 Word Challenge                                                                                                 Here is this week’s prompt- 
    This week we are looking at the third person for the prompt. As always, please make sure you use the prompt as it is written with no changes or additions. It is:…however, she couldn’t believe what she had done…

5. Comment on at least 2 other blogs- remember to be relevant, constructive and appropriate.

Remember to plan your homework week early, and come and chat to me if you’re having any issues.

Classifying the effects of a drought

Goal

 I can classify/categorise the different types of effects of a drought

APK

Discuss Cape Town Water Crisis

New information:

 When you systematically classify/categorise things, you can use this algorithm to make it rigorous and productive:

Classify: group similar items together based on similar traits

  1. Name items to sort into categories
  2. Decide on possible categories based on possible differences
  3. Sort the items and say why they are in a category
  4. Say how items could go into different categories
  5. Tell what you know now (new idea) or could do with the information (new item)

 

New info & Application:

 1. Name items to sort into categories- things that are affected by drought

Show pictures of drought- list all things that are affected & how they are affected

 

  

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-14/nsw-drought-interactive-panorama-photos/5261242

https://abcnews.go.com/US/photos/sobering-california-drought-30088338/image-30090971

http://drought.unl.edu/NDMCPhotoGallery.aspx

http://www.abc.net.au/science/photos/drought/

 

In peer mentor partners, you should skim and scan this article to find specific effects of drought (10 min)- https://kids.kiddle.co/Drought#Consequences_of_drought

drought effects list

  1. Decide on possible categories based on possible differences– brainstorm possible categories

 

 

 

(e.g- human/ non human;    long term/short term;     living/non living;      plant/animal/non-living;    natural/artificial                                                      things humans can do something about/things we can’t)

Decide on the categorisation process you will use   Write: what are your categories?

 

3. Sort the items and say why they are in a category

Write:  What belongs in each category?

draw a picture /diagram/infographic of a fictional place that labels/lists effects of a drought/ use a system (such as brackets under your labels) to clearly categorise the items you have labeled

 

4. Say how items could go into different groups

Write: Could you create/choose different categories- how would you arrange the items now?

 

Goal reflection:

 4. Tell what you know now (new idea) or could do with the information (new item)

Which type of classification do you think is most useful? Why?

How might different types of categories help us to understand or to respond to drought?

Perspective Analysis of Bushfire

Goal

 

I can identify the positive and negative impacts of fire from different perspectives

 

APK:

Thought starter: What is this little girl doing?

 

 

What do you see?

What does it make you think about?

What does it make you wonder?

 

New Information & Application:

When you systematically analyse the different ways different people might see something, you can use this algorithm to make it rigorous and productive:

Analyse Perspectives:  consider multiple perspectives about an issue

  1. I describe a situation
  2. I tell how one person sees it
  3. I tell how a different person sees it
  4. I give my opinion about the differences
  5. I explain what I know now or how to make it better

 

 

Fill in the perspectives analysis looking at the different perspectives of the impact of fire.

  1. I describe a situation Fire in the bush: what will they think about it?

Watch these videos and note-take your understandings.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4820445.htm

https://www.coolaustralia.org/ca_topic/cool-burning/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfRjHTqn7mc

Rise from the Ashes

 

In Australia we have seen many Bushfire disasters which can make us fear fire.

In contrast, the Aboriginal people have used fire as a tool to manage their lands for many years.

 

Goal Reflection:

Explain how our attitude and dealing with fire as an inclusive community could help to improve both the management of our land and the management of bushfires as a natural disaster.

HOMEWORK – WEEK 8

Due: Tuesday 12th June

a)     Reading – 5 times for the week. Don’t forget to record your reading and make sure you get an adult to sign for you.

b)     100 WC

Latest prompt

This week we have five words that all must appear in the 100 words. They can be in any order though. They are:

Bridge  Sprinkled  Pink  Daffodil  Huge

c) Hotmaths – please let me know if you have any trouble accessing your assigned task, and be sure to use your homework book to show workings of the questions as you work your way through.

d) BTN – Cape Town Water Crisis 

Week 7 Homework

Due: Tuesday 5th June

a)     Reading – 5 times for the week. Don’t forget to record your reading and make sure you get an adult to sign for you.

b)     100 WC

Latest prompt

This week we have another ‘guest’ prompt sent in from the students in Yr.6 at Eaton International School,  Persiaran Puncak Utama, Jade Hills, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia – quite an address, isn’t it!

They have sent a picture & some questions they thought you could think about when composing your 100 words.

Questions to think about:

  • What is under the spikes?
  • What if it came alive?
  • What if it ruled the world? Would there be a brighter future for us all?

 

c)      For maths this week please spend some time each day working on your current multiplication facts or ‘times tables’. This might mean making cards and getting someone to test you, getting someone to ask you in the car or walking the dog, write up the tables and out them up around the house or teach someone else! If you know your automatic facts for the 1-12 multiplication facts, work on your 13’s, 15’s or even 75’s. What else can you learn?

d)      This week’s BTN article follows on from our work about the effects of natural disasters. Let me know if you have any issues with the link.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2981988.htm

Hotmaths widgets for multiplication and division

Here are some of the Hotmaths widgets for multiplication and division. Have at go at solving your problems using them, and take note of steps that they may use that are different to your method/s. There are LOTS more of these on Hotmaths, so if there’s a different one that you use that you find helpful please comment or paste the link below! – Caitlyn 🙂

https://www.hotmaths.com.au/lessonSection/displayWidgetFullScreen.action?mediaId=76155

https://www.hotmaths.com.au/lessonSection/displayWidgetFullScreen.action?mediaId=68059

https://www.hotmaths.com.au/lessonSection/lesson.action#/resources/widget/76054/

https://www.hotmaths.com.au/lessonSection/displayWidgetFullScreen.action?mediaId=90420

https://www.hotmaths.com.au/lessonSection/displayWidgetFullScreen.action?mediaId=76055

Week 6 Homework

Hi 5/6 B – Here is our homework for the next coming week:

  1. Read at least 5 times for the week, for at least 20 minutes each time. You must date the work, Write how many pages you read and get a parent or caregiver to sign.
  2. Herald Sun for Kids  Click here for the link  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/a-huge-rip-in-the-ground-has-scientists-suggesting-africa-is-starting-to-split-in-two/news-story/ef66af3388365dc736c0802db9055dee
  3. HotMaths task – revision on multiplication by multiples of 10
  4. 100 Word ChallengeThe prompt is:…but I didn’t understand the instructions…

    Things to think about:

    • What were the instructions for? A thing, a location, an action?
    • What problem does not understanding bring?
    • what be the perfect result be?

Homework Week 5

Hi 5/6B – This week you are expected to..

  1. Read at least 5 times for the week, for at least 20 minutes each time. You must date the work, Write how many pages you read and get a parent or caregiver to sign.
  2. Herald Sun for Kids  Click here for the link  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/people-flee-as-hawaiis-erupting-volcano-destroys-homes/news-story/e1fdc54c016899d68ccca8fb1afad855
  3. HotMaths task
  4. 100 Word Challenge

Our friends at Night Zookeeper have set a special prompt for us this week. It is about their upcoming book, The Lioness of Fire Desert, which is available in August. In the story, Night Zookeeper Will travels to the Fire Desert and discovers a pink lake and animal hospital.

Prompt: Can you invent a magical animal that could live in one of these magical places and tell us all about them?

Naplan Prompt – Reading

Year 5:

Reading magazine: https://www.nap.edu.au/_resources/Example_Test_Reading_Magazine_Y5.pdf

Questions: https://www.nap.edu.au/_resources/Example_Test_Reading_Y5.pdf

 

Year 7:

Reading magazine: https://www.nap.edu.au/_resources/Example_Test_Reading_Magazine_Y7.pdf

Question: https://www.nap.edu.au/_resources/Example_Test_Reading_Y7.pdf