Category Archives: 2015

Learn About Refugees

Sudan

Sudan is a country ravaged by war and poverty. The following information will help you learn more about what it is like to be a refugee from Sudan.

Click here to find our more about refugees from Sudan.

Johnson was a refugee from Sudan. He now lives a happy life in Australia.

Listen to Johnson’s story here.

Learn more about Sudan here.

 

Refugee Kids

Visit this link to see a video on Refugee Kids.

Click here to find out more about what it is like for refugee kids at school.

Learn about Bashir and his story here.

 

Detention Centres

This video talks about detention centres in Australia.

 

Refugees

Learn about the Williams family here.

Zaatari Refugee Camp 

Life in Syria 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg

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To read Rube Goldberg’s biography click here.

Rube Goldberg wrote lots of cartoons. They were funny and always involved a crazy machine that made a simple task a whole lot harder.

Here are some of his cartoons:

Many people have created wacky machines that were inspired by Rube Goldberg.

You can watch some videos of these machines below:

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SEL and Reading Task T1

Pingu Builds an Igloo

We are learning to understand what we view by identifying the main idea and answering questions about the video.

I can:

  • answer the comprehension questions correctly __/5
  • identify the message of the video

Comprehension Questions:

  1. How do the mother and father penguins show they care for Pingu?
  2. What emotions are felt by the characters? How do you know?
  3. What is the turning point in the video for the two main characters to work together?
  4. Why is it important of both rivals to work together?
  5. What is the message the video is trying to teach us?

Please copy and paste this post into your assessment blogs, watch the video and answer the questions.

Please use the following categories when creating your post: Assessment, 2015, SEL, Reading

 

Tuning In

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We have been working through the Tuning In stage of our inquiry into “What is Motion?”. In this stage we begin to get excited and engage with our topic, ask questions and share our prior knowledge.

Our first activity was to play some games of Angry Birds and discuss the motion involved.

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Then we made catapults to help us become even more engaged with the topic.

We also completed a pre assessment where we responded to a blog post on motion (you can see that on this blog!). We had to write a comment with everything we already know about motion.

Another Tuning In activity was to build balloon rockets. These were a lot of fun.


We have one more Tuning In activity to do this week. We will be creating questions about motion. Stay tuned to see our questions.

What is Motion?

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Our inquiry unit for this half of the term will explore the question What is Motion?

In the comments section of this post please record what you already know about motion.

Do you know what any of the following words mean?

  • force
  • motion
  • speed
  • acceleration
  • momentum
  • velocity

Timmy – Term 1 Week 4

This week, we have been learning about softball in sport. We have been practising pitching, fielding, batting and catching. Here is Timmy in the mitt playing a game of softball!

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In maths, we have been playing a card game called number place warfare. Here is Timmy trying to play the game! HE’S WON!!!

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Today, we have looked at this website called wacky news stories where you create a news headline. We can use these headlines for seeds for our writing.

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Written by Daniel and Holly T

Friendship Quotes

Watch the following videos and think about which quotes speak to you. As you watch, write down your favourite quotes.

Reflect on the quotes you have written down.

1. Why do you think they stood out?

2. Choose one of the quotes and take a photo or design a picture that reflects that quote.

3. Create a blog post that displays your chosen quote and the image you created to match it.

4. Make sure you categorise your blog post with the following category labels: assessment, SEL, 2015.

 

Extension:

Watch the following video and think about the message. Record the lyrics that speak most to you and create a friendship poster using the lyrics as a stimulus.

Swell day

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(Group 3 playing pass the stone with Miss Kelly)

On thursday the 12th of February we had a day full of fun and exciting activities. The day was about teaching all the students about inclusion. Some of the activities were about teamwork and cooperation. We played games such as pass the stone, wink murder and battleships and destroyers. Our year six leaders were in the same groups as their buddies to help them during the day.

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(Buddies working together)

We all had a great day learning about inclusion and using teamwork to learn and have fun.

– Dakotah and Luke, Public relations captains