Maths Number and Applied

In maths number we have been learning how to subtract fractions. The teacher has been showing us different ways to subtract and add fractions without using paper.

In maths applied, we were learning about time, Today, we had a worksheet with two questions on it about time. We have been learning about o clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.

Example: 6:30 is half past six and 9:45 is quarter to ten.

 

we have also been learning about shapes. We have been learning the complex language we should be using when we talk about shapes. We know we should use rotate instead of turn, reflect instead of flip, translate instead of slide and we have learnt about enlargement. We have also learnt about rotational symmetry. 

Here are some examples of our amazing rotational symmetry artwork:

By Timmy

Timmy’s writing

In term two Timmy and 5/6mg have been writing persuasive pieces. We have mainly been working on sizzling starts. For instance one of the persuasive texts we have done is, summer is better than winter. Sizzling starts are introductions that grab the readers attention. We have made a persuasive piece on sport is better than video games.

 This is my work:

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This is my sizzling start about summer v.s winter.

Winter. Wait Winter?!? NO NO NO! Summer is much better than Winter because you can go to the beach and chill. What can you do in Winter? Turn into an iceberg. So I say Summer, beats Winter.

By Vikky and and Madison

ICT with Timmy

~read in high pitch voice~ Hey bros Timmy here! And today is Learning with Timmy! This time its on ICT!! So recently we have been on our compies (which  is short for computer) skyping some buddies from our teachers old school. It has been really fun and stuff, we also have our own buddies from that same school that we can email and stuff like that! Thats pretty much all we have been doing in ICT ( which stands for International Cat Timer or Information Communication Technology)

Me on the computer!

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So till next time Bye Bros!

Green Day

Green Day is a celebration we have every second year at St. Kevin’s. We participate in a range of games and activities to help us learn about how to be sustainable and protect our environment.

This year we had some guest speakers, Andrew from SWEP came to talk to us about the water we use at our school. We looked at graphs and compared our school to other schools. We could identify on average how much water each person uses per day. Sam spoke to us about waste management and shared tips for recycling at home and at school. We also heard from the Manningham Council about littering and the impact it has on our environment.

Some students from Templestowe College visited with some of their animals from their animal program. We had a great time holding snakes and patting lizards!

We also participated in some fun tabloid sports activities and had a crazy day pizza lunch.

Overall we had a lot of fun and enjoyed our focus on sustainability.

Shape Activities

Use the links below to learn about shapes:

Bitesize – 3D Shapes

Shape Sorter

Basic Shape Sorter

Another Basic Shape Sorter

Shape Sorter Wand

Shape Sorter Modifier

Shape Drawing Tool

Extended Shape Sorter

Shape Sort

Quadrilaterals 

Geometric Solids

Compound Shapes

More Compound Shapes

Watch these videos:

Shapes Glorious Shapes

Corners, Edges and Faces

Naming Shapes

Drawing lines of symmetry

Create shapes using nets:

Nets, Nets, Nets

 

 

Writing Strategies

Show Don’t Tell

We have been learning about the Show Don’t Tell strategy for writing. We know that it is important to add detail to show the reader what is happening rather than just telling the reader straight out in a simplified version.

Telling:

The room was very messy.

Showing:

Charlotte opened the door to her room, she drooped at the sight that someone had stabbed her beanbag. Peanuts fled all over the pink carpet. “Ah”! cried Charlotte, “my bean bag – someone killed it”. The beanbag just sat there.

Natalia

As I walked into the room I stepped onto a scrunched up piece of paper. I looked up and to my surprise I saw socks on the floor, pants lying across the desk and an actual rat stuffed inside the pillow case.

Daniel

Sometimes I really hate this guy and I have to live with him. Every time I come back to my dorm there is food, clothes and I’m starting to lose some stuff. Last week I found a half eaten pizza in my bed. Now I know how my dad felt.

Marcus

Anna was trying to find the right clothing to wear to work. She was getting furious and started screaming, “Why don’t I have any good clothes to wear?” She was gripping her hands now and started to throw her clothes on the bedroom floor. It was a long time until she found the right clothing.

Emily

“I’m home from work,” I say as I walk into the living room. No ones home! “Ah” I scream, there are scratches on the couch and blood stains all over the white walls. The glass table is smashed into a hundred pieces on the floor. I drop all of my stuff and run around the house to find out more.

Inez

I walked into my room after a long day of school. Clothes were scattered all over the floor. I wondered who did this. The carpet was sticky and the cupboard door was open. All of the clothes were falling out. I think I am going to vomit. I wish I never walked into this room.

Jorji

I walked into my room after a day of school and saw a whole heap of mess. There were socks all over the floor, paper and all my toys on the floor.

Bianca

Makayla walked through the hall and opened her bedroom door. As she entered, the floor creaked and she screamed. Her dog Jackie had been in there and she had terrorised the room! Pillows were ripped, toys destroyed, clothes were everywhere and Jackie chewed Makayla’s favourite dress that she was going to wear at her friend’s party. Jackie sighed and Makayla was furious.

Holly T

My brphter and I walk in front of our room. I open the door, what do I see a big mess. There are socks and clothes everywhere. There is a juice spilt on my bed. Then I hear a little laugh. I look at my brother and he has a bright face.

Vikky

I walked into Josh’s bedroom and I almost vomit. It was disgusting, there were clothes everywhere and a week old sandwich on his desk. His blankets were everywhere.

Madison

There were smashed windows, confetti all over the floor with juice stains that made the fluffy carpet all sticky and gross. Even the pillows were ripped. Then that night her mum opened the door and her jaw dropped to the ground. Jenny knew she was in trouble.

Holly O

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