Mrs Ryan's Class Blog

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Photo on 7-02-2014 at 5.59 pmWelcome to Mrs Ryan’s Class Blog.  My name is Rebecca Ryan and I am currently teaching a grade of 5/6 students.  This blog provides students the opportunity to access educational resources as well as a place where their work can be showcased.

This blog has grown over many years and provides a vast array of educational games and activities for primary aged students.

Please take the time to explore my blog and please leave a comment.

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Term 3 Reflection


The Vine and the Branches

15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.


How to Make Sherbet

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You will need

  • Icing sugar
  • Citric acid
  • Bicarbonate soda
  • Flavoured jelly crystals
  • A teaspoon
  • A dessert spoon
  • A small mixing bowl
  • A container or bag to keep you sherbet in (unless you eat it all at once)


Albert Einstein

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  1. What do I do when I get to a word or sentence that I don’t understand?

  2. What are the main ideas of the text?

  3. Write an outline about what this text was about?

  4. If I were to write about this what sub headings would I use?

WW1 Centenary

Make a Balloon Rocket

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Mouldy Bread

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There’s nothing worse than finding a mouldy piece of fruit in the bottom of a bag. Who ever thought that mouldy bread would lead to a the development of modern antibiotics? More cultures that you might know used mould to help prevent infection. Poultices of mouldy bread were used in ancient Egypt, ancient India, and ancient Greece, and penicillin, an important antibiotic, is derived from mould spores.

Mould spores are everywhere just waiting for the right environment to grow and multiply in. But what is the best environment for them? Is it cold or warm? Sunny or dark?

What You Need:

  • 1 piece of bread
  • 1 resealable plastic bags
  • Permanent marker
  • Water

What You Do:

  1. Put one slice of bread into the sealable plastic bag.
  2. Take your bag and place it in the environment where you believe mould will best grow.  Make sure your bag is sealed tightly. Label the bag with a marker.
  3. Develop a hypothesis as to what will happen to the slice of bread. Think about where mold grows naturally. What conditions are conducive to mold growth in nature?
  4. Check your bag daily to record any changes you see, and compare the results with your hypothesis.

Did You Know?

  • Different types of mould grow in the dark versus the light, and cold versus warm temperatures.
  • All mould is dangerous to eat. If you ever have a slice of mouldy bread it is recommended that the whole loaf be thrown out. Mould spores are microscopic and are already all over the entire loaf even if colonies haven’t developed yet.


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Famous Scientists


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Click the picture below to learn about famous Scientists in history:

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Safety at School

Justice in Jesus’ Time

Explore the social structure of Jesus’ time and attitudes to either the sick, women, foreigners, tax collectors or other marginalised people:

Lk 10: 38–42 (women)

Mt 20: 29–34 (healing of the blind)

Mk 10: 46–52, Lk 18: 35–43 (the blind beggar)

Lk 19: 1–10 (Zacchaeus the tax collector)

Lk 10: 25–37 (the Good Samaritan)

After reading these pieces of scripture, answer the following questions in the comments section:

Who are the marginalised today?

How do people become marginalised in our school, classroom, local community?

What are the ways in which I can respond?

What might be some of the possible consequences of how I respond? (for myself and for others)

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