Program for today

11:30-12 Independent reading with reflection. Post reflection on Seesaw.

12-1:30 Work on your Maths projects (trip to Bendigo) making sure you cover Everything on the anchor chart.

Make sure you find time to practice your 7s.

2:20-3:00 Independent writing: Science fiction stories.

3:00-3:20 GarageBand- Create a backing track for you persuasive video. We may start recording tomorrow.

Recount Sentence Starters

Hi Guys

Its been a while since you have all written a recount on Monday but today, we will do this while reflecting on our Scienceworks Excursion. Below are some great sentence starters that you can use to recount the important parts of your trip to Scienceworks.

25 great sentence starters  Although . . .  As . . .  As I see it . . .  At one point . . .  Despite the fact that . . .  Even though . . .  Finally . . .  For example . . .  Furthermore . . .  Gradually . . .  I believe that . . .  If . . .  In addition . . .  In conclusion . . .  In general . . .  In my view . . .  In spite of . . .  I would like to . . .  Meanwhile . . .  Moreover . . .  Nevertheless . . .  So . . .  Subsequently . . .

ALSO:  By the way . . .  To tell you the truth . . .  I must tell you about . . .  Right now I’m . . .  You will never believe it but . . .  I hope that . . .  To be honest . . .  I imagine that . . .  I should have told you that . .  I have been looking forward to . . .  I am looking forward to . . . (I am not looking forward to . . .)  I am worried about . . . (I am not worried about . . .)  I was looking forward to . . .  I expect that . . .  I think that . . .  As it happened . . .  I didn’t expect . . .  I don’t expect . .  In truth . . .  The best bit is . . . (The best bit was . . .)  The worst part is . . . (The worst part was . . .)  Worst of all . . .  Best of all . . .

To finalise your recount, please include the following sentence starter: The most important learning I took away from Scienceworks was…

Program for Tuesday

9-11: Yarn

11:30-1:30 3WC Practice and preparation

Have I explained the learning for each of the areas?

Have I shown something interesting for each of my areas?

Am I engaging?

2:20-3:20 Skills Practice

Maths Online Speed Skills

Hit the button

Independent Reading

Independent Writing




Please click the following link to some general tips about opening a good game of chess. What do you think about the strategies suggested. Post in the comment if you like, dislike or have tried them out.


The following link will give you some drills to practice to improve your chess game.


KB2 Square in Chess explained…

The square King Bishop 2, which is the square in front of the kingside bishop taken from the player’s individual perspective. (Square f2 or f7 for White or Black respectively).

KB2 is a particularly weak point in the opening, specifically before a player has castled, as it is the only square on a player’s second rank that is initially protected only by the king. As a result, it is frequently the target of early game combinations and oftentimes even sacrifices are made profitably to exploit the square’s weakness. It is important that you protect against such an attack and also be aware that you can exploit such weaknesses in your opponent.

Responding to texts

Text response checklist
1 Star 2 Star 3 Star
Share ideas Clear point of view Make text to self, text and world connections during the discussion
Share my point of view Uses language from the text Clarifies the opinions of others by asking questions
Listens to other’s ideas


Talk about the views of others Evaluate the opinions of others
Interact with others



Above is the checklist for your discussion. To score more stars, you have to contribute more to the conversation. See above for details.

Below are some questions to guide your discussion. You may also use some questions from the sheet I have given you.

What does this text remind you of?

Was the character justified in acting he way they did?

What would you do in the same scenario?

Have you ever faced anything like this? Has anyone you know?

Did you like this text and why?

Can you say that the character’s actions were wrong?

Enjoy your conversation!!!

Marvelous Monday.

Monday 22nd May 2017

9-9:30                    Independent Reading

9:30-9:40              Reading reflection in reading journals

9:40-10:10           Soundwaves

Talk about the sound of the week and do questions 1 and 2 together as a small, group.

Students to then finish up to question 3 and visit the ‘unjumbler’ function on independently.

10:10                     We will identify an event from Australia’s history that we wish to research further.

Students to begin researching people/events/groups of significance in Australia’s history from 1785-1901. This may include poets, bushrangers, politicians, people from significant events such as the Eureka Stockade. Begin by looking at all the events in Australia’s history at the following website.

Make note of the fact that the 1800s are the 19th century and the late 1700s are the 18th century.


After recess:             Continue Research if not finished or done well enough. Decide together.

Then:               Maths

Complete MY NUMERACY activities on Essential Assessment. If students have the Statistics and Probability test to still complete, complete during this time.


Move on to week 6 of maths online revision. Repeat until you get 100%. Try specific tasks that you are finding hard. Make independent learning decisions.

Work independently but help each other where appropriate.

1:10                 Write a reflection using the prompts:

-today, a strategy I used to be successful was…

                        -something that stumped me was…

                        -next time I will…

                        -I will try to learn how to do this by…                      

                        Share reflections in small group.

After Lunch: Play games on and select your 10 words for this weeks spelling.

            For the remaining time, you may complete independent writing, independent reading, finish work or work on a maths task.


9-9:30 Independent Reading.

9:30-10 We will understand how to interpret and complete reading comprehension questions.
Read one of the magazine articles below and answer the questions from the magazine in groups.

NAPLAN magazine

NAPLAN Question booklet

10-10:30 We will follow the writer’s cycle to develop an engaging text.
Independent Writing on a project of your choice.

10:30-11 ONLY if you have time or need something extra to do…. Complete the first 3 questions on the soundwaves sheet attached. We will be doing this together tomorrow. Image below.

11:30-11:45 Play 5B buzz. By 3’s, by 2’s, by 0.2’s. Make your own!

11:45-1:30 We will identify our personal weaknesses and set goals to achieve these.
Students to work on their maths goals while completing week 3 revision on maths online.

2:20-3:20 Students to investigate ‘The Rocks’ in Sydney and take notes of the main ideas. Record websites and main facts + some details or pictures in explain everything.
During the reflection time, discuss student findings in your group and talk about how we know that the information is reliable.


Hi guys, I found this table of data last night and I was wondering if you could help me make sense of it? I want you to put this information into a bar graph to make it easier to understand. Make sure to include all features of the bar graph including an informative title.