April 12

2017

Term 4 – Week 9  Last homework week!!

Watch this video about Christmas trees and write a summary, listing the main points of the story (half a page at most!)

Term 4 – Week 8  Class Party on Thursday!

The Sailing Kangaroo (Answer in proper sentences!)

  1. Write a summary of this BTN story. 
  2. Where does Eddie the kangaroo live?
  3. Kangaroos are…
    1. Monotremes
    2. Marsupials
    3. Amphibian
  4. What happened to Eddie’s eyes when he was a baby?
  5. Lee has lots of experience looking after wildlife. True or false?
  6. Describe a typical day for Eddie.
  7. How is Eddie’s diet different to most kangaroos?
  8. Why can’t Eddie be released into the wild?
  9. What challenges might Eddie face in the future?
  10. What was surprising about the BTN story?

Spelling: Complete 2 spelling activities using this weeks words

Literature Circles: are on Thursday, so make sure your reading and roles are completed before then.

IBL: Research your Inquiry question and plan how you will present your information to your audience

 

Term 4 – Week 7      Class Assembly Week!

History of Toilets: Write a brief summary of this video.

Literature Circles: are on Thursday, so make sure your reading and roles are completed before then.

Time will be allocated on Wednesday afternoon to complete the activities.

Spelling: Write a imaginative story using each of your new spelling words. Underline the word in the sentence. 

Class Assembly: Continue to write your skit ideas down that your group may be able to perform at the class assembly.

IBL: Research your Inquiry question and plan how you will present your information to your audience

Term 4 – Week 6      This is week 45 – already! Seven weeks till 2018!!

Talent Show Week too – sign up!!

Literature Circles: are on Thursday, so make sure your reading and roles are completed before then.

Time will be allocated on Wednesday afternoon to complete the activities.

Spelling: Use each of your new 15 spelling words in an interesting sentence to show you understand the 

meaning of the word. Underline the word in the sentence.

(You DON’T have to complete the 4 x nightly spelling activities this week!) 

Class Assembly: Continue to write your skit ideas down that your group may be able to perform at the class assembly.

What other song would be suitable to sing? Suggestions please!

Listen to the “Our Father” by Sr Janet Mead (it’s on our Blog) and learn the rhythm of the song – hopefully you know the words already!

IBL: Research your Inquiry question and plan how you will present your information to your audience

 

Term 4 – Weeks 4 and 5  Melbourne Cup Week

As both these weeks are short, 3 days each, the homework will be just reading and completing one set of spelling activities

for the two weeks (ie. 2 activities each week.) Literature Circle activities will need to be completed for week 5.

Each student will also be giving thought to their IBL Inquiry question and how they will conduct their research.

Term 4 – Week 3  International Children’s Week

Literature Circles: are on Thursday, so make sure your reading and roles are completed before then. 

Spelling: Complete a spelling activity for Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs that are found on the back of the

spelling sheet using this weeks words. (Do one activity each night!)

Research: October 25th is International Children’s Day in Australia. We are celebrating this day

with a shared lunch, highlighting the many different cultures that make up our school. Read this article and

write down some special parts about the history of this celebration. You can include illustrations too!

Term 4 – Week 2  

Spelling: Complete a spelling activity for Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs that are found on the back of the

spelling sheet using this weeks words. (Do one activity each night!)

History: Select an event from history that you find interesting.

Research this event and write a report of about 300 words about it.

Include an illustration of the event.

 

Term 3 Week 9: Last week of homework for Term 3!

Making Friends: Kid President had a list of 8 guidelines for making

new friends. Write your own list of 8 suggestions of how you think you can make new friends.

Make the heading “(Your name)’s Guide to making New Friends!

Spelling: Write 10 Quiz questions that have your spelling words as answers.

Test these questions on a partner – make them challenging!

Syrian Refugees:

Answer these questions in complete sentences!

1. What would Jesus have done for those in need, such as these Syrian refugees?

2. When did the war begin in Syria?

3. According to the Global Peace Index, Syria is the world’s most ________________ country.

4. How many Syrian kids have been settled in Australia in the past year?

5. How do Sara and her family feel living in Australia?

6. The school has a special curriculum for refugees. True or false?

7. What does Youssef miss about his home country?

8. What does he hope Syria will be like in the future?

9. How did the BTN story make you feel?

10. What do you think would be one of the most difficult things about moving to another country?

Term 3 Week 8: Book Week!

What is your favourite all-time book? What is so special about this book?

Spelling: No spelling this week!

SEL: Enemy Pie!

After watching, answer the following questions in proper sentences:

  • Why did the main character think Jeremy Ross was his enemy?
  • Did the enemy pie work the way the main character thought it would? Why/why not?
  • What does the story tell us about deciding we don’t like someone without getting to know them first?
  • What could you do if you met someone like Jeremy Ross?

Create a recipe for ‘Friendship Pie’.

List the ingredients and the procedure for making the pie.

100 Word Challenge: …he was so scared, he could hardly breathe…

Term 3 Week 7: Specialists Change – Performing Arts/PE on Tuesday

Spelling: Complete a spelling activity for Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs that are found on the back of the

spelling sheet. (Do one activity each night!)

SEL: Friendship

Draw an illustration of a good friend.

What are the qualities that a good friend possesses? Describe the ways that a good friend behaves.

When you are being a good friend to others, how do you behave and what do you do?

Why are good friends so important?

Literature Circles: are on Thursday, so make sure your roles are completed before then.

Watch the video about the outback internet – answer the questions IN PROPER SENTENCES!

  1. Where is Guam? Locate using Google Maps.
  2.  What do the kids in the BTN story like about living on Guam?
  3.  The island of Guam is a United States a. State b. Territory c. Country
  4.  What is the name of the Indigenous people of Guam?
  5.  Which group settled Guam in the 1600s?
  6.  The Japanese briefly invaded Guam during which war?
  7.  In which year did the US take back Guam?
  8.  Why is Guam an important asset to the US?
  9.  Which country is threatening to launch a nuclear attack on Guam?
  10.  How do the kids on Guam feel about the threat of a nuclear attack?

Term 3 Week 6:  

Spelling: Write each of your 15 spelling words in an interesting sentence.

Underline the spelling word used.

Literature Circles: are on Thursday, so make sure your roles are completed before then.

Watch the video about outback internet – answer the questions IN PROPER SENTENCES!

Term 3 Week 5:    Preparing speeches for our final class round!

Round 2 Public Speaking topics for next Monday’s speeches:

  • Parents should control our internet use
  • Autumn
  • A Growth Mindset is important…..
  • The most difficult thing about being a kid

Spelling: 1) Write out the dictionary meaning of 5 of your weekly spelling words. Write each of these words in a separate sentence to demonstrate your understanding of them. 2) Use each of the remaining 10 words in a creative story – which makes sense! Underline the spelling words used.

Literature Circles: are on Thursday, so make sure your roles are completed before then.

BTN: Summarise the main points of this video story

 

Term 3 Week 4:     3/4 G, congratulations on all your great speeches so far!

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Record your reading each night in your NEW reading log.

Spelling: Use each of your 15 new spelling words in a different spelling activity each night – Monday through to Thursday. The activities are on the back of the spelling sheet. Use different activities to those used before by you. You can also illustrate the words!

Literature Circles: are on Thursday, so make sure your roles are completed before then.

Megafauna Fossil Footprints – watch the following video and answer the questions in proper sentences!

  1. What does the BTN story explain?
  2. On which island were fossils found recently?
  3. What is the name of someone who studies fossils?
  1. Ecologist
  2. Biologist
  3. Palaeontologist
  1. Explain what scientists found on the island.
  2. Name three facts you learnt about the Tasmanian Tiger.
  3. What does Aaron say about the possibility of the thylacine being alive today?
  4. Describe what a diprotodon looks like.
  5. What can the footprints found on Kangaroo Island tell us?
  6. Illustrate an aspect of the story?
  7. What did you like about the Fossil Footprints story?

 

Check out the Megafauna Fossil resource on the Teachers page

Do the quiz on the BTN website

Term 3 Week 3:     No Spelling this week due to Public Speaking speech writing

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Record your reading each night in your reading log.

Public Speaking: Round 1 next week – begin writing your speech!

Topics: (90 seconds)

  • Pink
  • Recycling should be compulsory
  • If I ruled the world….
  • Good manners are always important

Literature Circles: are on Thursday, so make sure your roles are completed before then.

Comprehension: Answer these questions in proper sentences

1. Before you watch the BTN story, record what you know about fungi.

2. Briefly summarise the BTN Finding Fungi story.

3. Why are fungi some of the most important organisms on the planet?

4. About how many different species of fungi are there?

5. Which Kingdom do fungi belong to? a. Plant b. Animal c. Fungi 6. Fungi break down dead things to provide nutrients for other living things. True or false?

7. Apart from mushrooms, what other organisms are part of the fungi group?

8. Why type of fungi did Josh find?

9. Are all fungi safe to eat? Explain your answer.

10. What did you learn about fungi watching the BTN story?

Term 3 Week 2:     Public Speaking next week!

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Record your reading each night in your reading log.

Spelling: Use each of your 15 new spelling words in a different spelling activity each night – Monday through to Thursday. The activities are on the back of the spelling sheet. Use different activities to last weekYou can also illustrate the words!

Writing: Write a speech or presentation (in your homework book or in a google doc) that you can present to your 3/4G classmates next week and be assessed on in a rubrik. The topic is of your own choice although I can help you if need a topic. The speech should last for around a minute and a half (90 seconds). We will begin presentations next Monday July 31st, in class.

Literature Circles: begin on Thursday, so make sure your roles are completed before then.

Term 3 Week 1:     Welcome back to Term 3!

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Record your reading each night in your reading log.

Spelling: Use each of your 15 new spelling words in a different spelling activity each night – Monday through to Thursday. The activities are on the back of the spelling sheet. Use different activities to last week. You can also illustrate the words!

Writing: Write a speech or presentation that runs for around 90 seconds on a topic of your choice. You will present this to your classmates next week and be assessed in a Rubrik on this. If you need a topic to write about, come and see me.

Term 2 Week 10:     IBL presentations NEXT week…! 

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Record your reading each night in your reading log.

Spelling: Use each of your 15 new ‘compound’ spelling words in a different spelling activity each night – Monday through to Thursday. The activities are on the back of the spelling sheet. Use different activities to last week.

IBL Geography Research: Continue to research your Rich Question at home. Borrow books from the school or local library to support your topic. You only have a couple of weeks left to complete the topics.

(You can always do some more coding activities if you need more!

Term 2 Week 9:     IBL presentations coming soon… 

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Record your reading each night in your reading log.

Spelling: Use each of your 15 new spelling words in a different spelling activity each night – Monday through to Thursday. The activities are on the back of the spelling sheet. Use different activities to last week.

IBL Geography Research: Continue to research your Rich Question at home. Borrow books from the school or local library to support your topic. You only have a couple of weeks left to complete the topics.

(You can always do some more coding activities if you need more!

Term 2 Week 8:     IBL Geography focus again… 

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Record your reading each night in your reading log.

Spelling: Use each of your 15 new spelling words in a different spelling activity each night – Monday through to Thursday. The activities are on the back of the spelling sheet. Use different activities to last week.

IBL Geography Research: Continue to research your Rich Question at home. Borrow books from the school or local library to support your topic. You only have a couple of weeks left to complete the topics.

Maps and Plans: 

This is a floor plan of a house. What would your floor plan look like? Sketch a simple floor plan of your house to scale, so that the rooms are  sizes are correct when compared with each other.

Term 2 Week 7:     IBL Geography focus 

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Record your reading each night in your reading log.

Don’t forget to read your Literature Circles book, as well for the session on Thursday mornings.

Spelling: Use each of your 15 new spelling words in a different spelling activity each night – Monday through to Thursday. The activities are on the back of the spelling sheet.

IBL Geography Research: Continue to research your Rich Question at home. Borrow books from the local library to support your topic. You only have a couple of weeks left to complete the topics.

Term 2 Week 7:     IBL Geography focus 

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Record your reading each night in your reading log.

Don’t forget to read your Literature Circles book, as well for the session on Thursday mornings.

Spelling: Use each of your 15 new spelling words in a different spelling activity each night – Monday through to Thursday. The activities are on the back of the spelling sheet.

IBL Geography Research: Continue to research your Rich Question at home. Borrow books from the local library to support your topic. You only have a couple of weeks left to complete the topics.

Term 2 Week 6:       Education Week 2017      Theme: “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body”

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text.

Record your reading on your Reading Log.

Spelling: Select 15 challenging spelling words from the Week 6 sheet that has been shared with you.

(Unfortunately someone has not made a copy and some words have been deleted – will fix up on Tuesday)

Write these words in an imaginative narrative, demonstrating your understanding

Video Activity: Watch the video on the front page of our blog titled ‘Sorry …from the future’.

List the things that this man is saying sorry for. Why do you think he is saying sorry? Are the things he is talking about

real or just ‘made up’? What can we do to change the things he is concerned about?

Maths: Measurement – Practice your metric knowledge! Work up through the levels!

IBL: Don’t forget to spend some time researching your Rich Question for your area of Geography.

 

Term 2 Week 5:       Family Week 2017 

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text.

Spelling: Write each of your 15 new spelling words in a proper sentence – underline the word.

Family Week Activities: Each night try to do something with your family – have dinner together and talk, play a game, watch a movie,

or anything else you can think of. List the family activities that you do together.

***Those who didn’t hand their homework in last week, must complete it this week (not much to do: watch video, answer questions!)

 

 

Term 2 Week 4:       Short week, NAPLAN tests, Budget week

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text.

Please enter the details of your reading into your Reading Log sheet.

FEDERAL BUDGET: This week, the Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison delivers the 2017 Budget for Australia. 

Try this link to the above video

Answer the following questions about the Budget video:

  1. What is ‘debt’?
  2. Why does our government borrow money?
  3. What is a ‘surplus’?
  4. What is the difference between ‘good debt’ and ‘bad debt’?
  5. Do any other countries have debt or is it just Australia?
  6. If you were Australia’s Treasurer, what would you spend the taxpayer dollars on?

Answer these questions in proper sentences in your Homework book. (Homework to be handed in on Thursday)

 

Term 2 Week 2:  Shortened ANZAC week

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Please enter the details of your reading into your Reading Log sheet.

Spelling: Use your spelling words in 4 different activities that are found on the back of your spelling sheet – an activity for each day Monday – Thursday.

Research: On Wednesday, we will be celebrating the Feast Day of St Catherine of Siena by attending Mass at St Dominic’s Church. Who was St Catherine and how did she become a Dominican saint? Research the life of St Catherine and write a brief biography on her, including her most important achievements.

 

Term 2 Week 1:  Welcome back to Term 2!! Not much homework this shortened week – just reading and the completion of your Information Report.

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Please enter the details of your reading into your Reading Log sheet.

**Use this week to proof read and complete your Animal Information report for assessment at the end of the week. 

 

Term 1 Week 8:  Reconciliation on Thursday evening!

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Please enter the details of your reading into your Reading Log sheet.

Spelling: Use your spelling words for this week in a creative story and write it in your homework book. Underline your spelling words. Come up with an interesting title for your story!

SEL Wordfind: Complete this Wordfind about ‘Feelings’ online – highlight the words and they will be deleted from the vocab list.

Australian Animal Information Report: Complete your report this week and share the finished product with me. Be sure to have included information about all the required headings AND a conclusion, where you sum up your report.

Term 1 Week 7:  Short week!   Don’t forget Reconciliation family night at the Parish Centre on Thursday evening!

 

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Enter the details of your reading into your Reading Log sheet.

Spelling: Use your spelling words chosen in class to make a Word Find for a classmate to complete – include the vocab list.

Write a summary of this video on Cyber Bullying:

 

Term 1 Week 6:  Short week leading to the Labour Day long weekend! 

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Enter the details of your reading into your Reading Log sheet.

Spelling: Use your 15 spelling words for this week to write an interesting story. Create your own title. Underline each of the spelling words in the story.

Research: Why do we have a Public Holiday on Monday March 13th for Labour Day? What is Labour Day all about? Write a brief report about the history of this special day and how it came to be.

Term 1 Week 5:  Lent begins this week! What will YOU be sacrificing for Lent? (Ash Wednesday Mass on Wednesday at 10am!)

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Enter the details of your reading into your Reading Log sheet.

Spelling: Use the spelling words chosen in class to complete your spelling activities for the week.

Choose at least one spelling activity to complete on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. The activities are on the back of the spelling sheet.

Lent: During the 40 days of Lent we remember how Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days. Watch this video and write a summary of what happened to Jesus while he was in the desert. Would fasting in the desert have been an enjoyable experience for you? Why or why not?

 

Term 1 Week 4:

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Enter the details of your reading into your Reading Log sheet.

Spelling: Use the spelling words chosen in class to complete your spelling activities.

Choose at least one spelling activity to complete on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. The activities are on the back of the spelling sheet.

You can use the activities in week 3 with your words, as well.

100 Word Challenge:  ….we only saw it as we turned the corner…. (Use this in a short, complete narrative of around 100 words)

Extra Challenge: (not compulsory) Write a brief Information Report on the history of your favourite vegetable! Include a juicy pic!

**Those who didn’t complete last weeks Bird report need to complete it this week too.

 

Term 1 Week 3:

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Enter the details of your reading into your Reading Log sheet.

Spelling: Select 15 words that you find challenging from the spelling list featuring ‘ure’ words.

Choose at least one spelling activity of your choice each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night.

  • Put each of your spelling words in a complete sentence to show you understand its meaning. Underline the word.
  • Find antonyms (opposite meanings) for each of your spelling words.
  • Look up the definitions of any words you do not know the meaning of.
  • Sort your spelling words into categories based on the similarities you can find between them
  • Break your spelling word up into syllables.
  • Act out your spelling words to make a silent video. See if your classmates can guess the words by watching the video.
  • Write each spelling word using a different colour.
  • Paint your spelling words using paint and a paintbrush on paper.
  • Look, Cover, Write Check
  • Use a whiteboard or chalkboard to write your words.
  • Write your spelling words on flashcards. Then choose one without looking and hold it on your forehead with the word showing. Ask a friend to give you clues to help you guess the word.
  • Write and perform a short skit or readers’ theatre that uses all of your spelling words.
  • Write your spelling words each on two separate flashcards. Mix them all up and turn them face-down on the table. Play the memory match game with them.

 

Multiplication:  Practise your Times Tables for 10 minutes each night! 

Research: Select an Australian bird and write a brief report about it. Include a picture and some information which could include:

  • where in Australia it lives;
  • its diet, behaviour and its habitat.
  • any threats to its survival

 

Term 1 Week 2:

Reading: At least 20 minutes each night, to your parents if possible and have them ask you some questions about the text. Enter the details of your reading into your Reading Log sheet.

Spelling: Select 15 words that you find challenging from the Oxford spelling list and use them in interesting sentences. Underline the word.

Multiplication:  Practise your Times Tables for 10 minutes each night! 

Research: Select a country that you would love to visit and write a brief report about the history and culture of that country. (Remember, just a brief report!)