May 2017 archive

Week 7 Reading Activities


We are learning to gather information from explanation texts and respond by answering comprehension questions.

Click on the picture below.

Listen to and read the information presented, at the end answer the comprehension questions.


We are learning to orally explain answers to various questions using information to support the explanation.

Just One Day

Yesterday we were visited by the Just One Day organisation.


Education is a basic human right.

Education is the key to ending poverty.

Not only is education a basic human right, but it is the single most effective tool we have in fighting poverty. Education is the foundation for development and a fundamental part of developing communities. When people are educated they are healthier, live longer, earn more money and are able to contribute in a more meaningful way to society.

When people are educated, we see;

  • Increased health
  • Reduced child mortality rates
  • Better nutrition
  • Employment and higher wages
  • Economic growth
  • Women empowered

Education leads to powerful social change and is the key to building a society that can overcome poverty in a sustainable way.

Knowing that education can do so much to alleviate poverty and change lives means that we need to keep working to ensure all children have access to schooling.

However, globally over 58 million children do not have access to primary school education.

Solving the problem of inadequate education isn’t easy – there are many reasons why children don’t receive a primary school education.

Poverty is a central factor in why children don’t attend school.

Week 6 English


Before watching The Australian Cotton story complete half of the 3-2-1 Bridge thinking tool.

After watching The Australian Cotton story complete the final half of the 3-2-1 Bridge thinking tool.


Watch Why do volcanoes erupt?

While watching Why do Volcanoes erupt? complete the chain sequence graphic organiser, identifying the different steps that cause a volcano to erupt.

Using the chain sequence graphic organiser orally explain to a peer why volcanoes erupt.


Log on to Epic

Search, watch and listen to Studying Weather and Climate.

How does the internet work?

  1. What does the BtN episode explain?
  2. In which decade was the internet invented? a) 1950s b) 1960s c) 1970s
  3. Explain how the internet started.
  4. In which year did Tim Berners-Lee create a system for sharing information around the world?
  5. What did he call it?
  6. How is this information transmitted around the world?
  7. Describe the cables used to transmit the data.
  8. What did you learn watching the BtN story?


Explanation Texts

We are learning to identify the structure and features of explanation texts.

Watch How tsunamis work and then create a diagram, drawing and labelling how a tsunami works.

Explanation texts are written in present tense.  Play the Tense game to practise identifying present tense.


Click on the link explaining explanation texts.  Read the six points of information and than click on the link to take the quiz!

Week 3 Homework

Homework requirements for this week:

Diary – Read five nights for 20 minutes

Recording the Title, Author, pages read

Complete booklet distributed in class, consisting of the following:

2 x Maths sheets

2 x English sheets

1 x Handwriting sheet

Homework is due Monday 8th May.