Today

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.

Data????

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.

Angles

The world is filled with angles (lines or arms that come together into a vertex) and we are going to find some of them. Go out and find some angles in our schoolyard, photograph them and leave a comment that describes the most interesting angles you found. Were they big or small?

Angles have arms and a vertex, and that size of the angle is the amount of turn required for one arm to coincide with the other.

Flexibility

Hi Everyone.

Today, we are going to learn about flexibility and why it’s important for athletic performance and general health.

Many of us have a favourite sport. Some of these sports require athletes to be more flexible than others. Gymnastics for example, requires a higher degree of flexibility than Shot Put or Discuss. Does this mean that strength athletes do not need to think about their flexibility?

The following article describes why this idea is incorrect. Follow the link, have a read and comment with your idea of whether flexibility is only required in specific sports.

Flexibilty, as explained by Harvard University.

Today, we are going to measure our flexibility, the following link shows you how to complete flexibility testing for various motions. Using rulers, tape measures or any way you can think of, measure your flexibility using the following tests.

– V Sit test

– Groin flexibility test

– Calf muscle flexibility test

Test explanations link.

Record your results in numbers in an organised way using precise measurements. If you don’t have any formal units to measure, you may use informal units and then convert at a later date. 

NEXT…

Practice stretching for every day for 2 weeks. See if you can improve your flexibility. It only takes 15 minutes!!!

You can find out if you’ve improved by repeating the tests again in  2 weeks, entering your data and comparing.

Various websites show you how to complete stretching but the following is the Victorian Government’s guide to make it safe for you.

Stretching: How to do it?

Today when I’m away.

12:30 Onwards: Please do the following…

1: Complete maths online revision sets or uncompleted tasks that you are working on. Evaluate your goal and set a new one if required. Ask for teacher help where appropriate.

Work in small groups to achieve goals that seem hard for you or you keep getting wrong. Teacher help and modelling may be required for this. TRY FOR 100% the second time through.

DO NOT WORK ON THIS AFTER LUNCH!!!

2: Practice your spelling words using the tools on the soundwaves website (your login is in your diary).

3: Undertake in some narrative writing following the writer’s cycle. WRITE A STORY!!!

4: Make a list of all of the activities that you do outside of school that take you into the local community.

Happy New Year!!!

Dear 5B

Welcome back to school everyone. While summer holidays are over, summer certainly isn’t and we have lots of learning to do together over the next few WARM weeks. Please remember to bring your hat to school in preparation for the new year.

Also, please remember you iPads and ensure that they are fully charged and ready to go.

Thank you all for your wonderful letters that gave me lots of information about you all, including hobbies, interests, goals and doubts.

While for some of you, this is your first year being a student of mine, please remember that you have already succeeded with a new teacher more than 5 times in your life!!! Some, many more if you include extra curricular activities.

Best wishes for the next stage of your learning journey as senior members of NGPS.

See you all tomorrow.

Mr A.