Hi everyone,

It’s our last day of remote learning. Hooray! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in the classroom on Monday. You have all worked so hard during remote learning and everyone should be so proud, but I’m excited to get back into the classroom together!

There’s a few things to remind you about.

Specialist Times
Monday – PE and Italian
Friday – Performing Arts

Book Club
Remember to return your book club books to the classroom (not the library) on Monday. Thank you to those who have already returned their books!

Remember to bring your pencil case, workbooks and any other resources from school back to the classroom on Monday.

Remember to come straight up to the classroom on Monday and wash your hands when you enter the classroom. Have a great weekend 🙂

Also, Ben emailed me and wanted to share his LEGO set of Apollo 11. How cool!

W1: Friday Reading

LG: I can make connections to stories that I read.

We know that making a connection to book will help us to feel more engaged with the story, but do you know what connections you are better at making?

Well today you are going to find out. We are going to be making connection chains! All you need for this activity is some paper, some coloured pencils, a ruler, a grey lead pencil, some scissors and a glue stick.

First… using your ruler, rule lines running across ways on your page- like this

Next… Cut along each line so that you have strips of paper. Each strip should be wide enough for you to write on.

Then… Read along with ‘All the Places to Love’ and whenever you make a connection, pause the video and write it on a strip of paper.

Finally… colour all of your connections using the labelling system below and then glue them together so they connect and make a connection chain.

Text To Text Red
Text To Self Blue
Text To World Green

What type of connections did you make the most?

What connections did you make the least?

Share your results on the class blog!

T4: Friday Writing

LG: I can write an interesting ending to a narrative.

A great story needs to follow a structure. The story mountain is easy to remember as it shows each part of the story and where it belongs. Although some stories have more than one problem, they can still follow a similar structure.

For today’s lesson you will be filling in a story mountain with the story details that you already know, and then adding your own ending to the story.

First… Draw a story mountain into your book, make sure to add the subheadings for each part of the story.

Next… Watch the video below and try to add in the parts of the story that are already written. Don’t be afraid to stop the video as you get to each new part so that you can keep track.

Then… Complete the story by adding your own creative ending to the plan.

Finally… Go ahead and write an ending to Zathura or Bad Apple!

W1: Friday Fun

LG: I can create an artwork to represent my place in the galaxy.

Indigenous Astronomers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been living in Australia for a very long time and they are considered to have the oldest continuous culture on Earth. As knowledge of the night sky was an important part of their cultures, they are considered to be the world’s first astronomers.

The Milky Way is a spectacular sight in the night sky, with its many stars and dust lanes, stretching across the sky from horizon to horizon.

Some indigenous astronomers called the Milky Way Warambul, which was translated to English as “stream”.

Some indigenous artworks included symbols of  ‘Warambul’ as well as symbols for to represent other important parts of life. Here are some examples.

For today’ s lesson you are going to be creating your own artwork of the milky way galaxy ‘Warambul’ and including some made up symbols of things that are important in your life.

You might like to include symbols to represent family, friends, special places or even your home.

Here are some examples of symbols:

For this activity you will need:

  • A glue stick
  • Some Pencils
  • Some sand from your garden or sand pit

First… Draw your milky way galaxy (Warambul) across the whole page.

Next… Add the symbols that you would like to include to make up your galaxy artwork. You can include a symbol more than once. You might choose to use earthy colours like that of the indigenous artworks or you could use an array of colours, it is your choice!

Then… Trace over your drawing with a glue stick being careful to stick to the outlines of each drawing..

Finally… Sprinkle sand across your image so that sand sticks to the glue.

W1: Thursday Reading

LG: I can read information and record ideas about the topic

First… read the text about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

You can open the text to read here:

apollo 11 moon landing

Or watch the video to hear the text here:

Next… After reading, complete the 3, 2, 1 activity.

3 things I learned today




2 questions I have



1 thing I found interesting


Then… complete 20 minutes of independent reading. If you would like to read more about the first moon landing, you can use this link:

W1: Thursday Writing

LG: I can create an information report


First… choose one of the fact sheets below and read through the dot points of researched information


Mars facts


Jupiter facts


Saturn facts


Next… organise the information into subheadings and write the information as paragraphs.

Here is an example we looked at last term:

For these planet topics, you can come up with any sub-headings that you think are important. These could include things like:

  • Size
  • Location
  • Appearance
  • Climate
  • Features

Then… put your information report together, adding features such as:

  • Pictures
  • Captions
  • Labelled Diagrams
  • Maps
  • Bolded topic words

If you would like to, you might want to do a little extra research to add some more information to the dot points you have been given.

Finally… you might like to audio record your presentation. Share your work on OneNote

W1: Thursday Maths

Today you will do a maths lesson with your teacher in your small group. Come prepared with your maths book and pencil!

While you are waiting, or after your group, if you have some time, why not play another game of capture the array?

Today you are going to be playing a game. Make sure you have all the materials below :

Watch the video to see the game in action

Microsoft Stream

Start playing the game in your maths grid book.

Remember the aim of the game is to cover your whole page in arrays, and you only have 10 turns to try to do this. Your first roll tells you how many rows you have, the second roll tells you how many are in each row. Then record your array in your book just like in the video.

Once you have completed your 10 turns, see how much of your page you have filled with arrays. Then, if you’re up for it, you might like to see how many turns it takes for you to fill your whole page!