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

1.

2.

3.

2 questions I have

1.

2.

1 thing I found interesting

1.

Then… complete 20 minutes of independent reading. If you would like to read more about the first moon landing, you can use this link: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/moon-landing/

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

Mars facts

Jupiter

Jupiter facts

Saturn

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?

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

Next,
Watch the video to see the game in action

Microsoft Stream

Then,
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!

W1: Wednesday Writing

LG: I can write a concrete poem.

First, choose an object to be the subject for your poem.

(It could be your favourite hobby, your favourite animal, food, sport, person or thing)

Then, draw a simple outline of its shape in your exercise book.

I chose a book.

Next, Use the prompts below to come up with ideas for your concrete poem try and be as descriptive as possible.

  1. Why did you choose this object?
  2. How does this object make you feel?
  3. Why does it make you feel this way?
  4. What does this object look like?
  5. What does  this object smell/taste like?
  6. What does it feel like?

Then, highlight or underline all the important words in your sentences.

Finally, write the highlighted words on the outline of the shape you previously drew.

After the lesson, do 20 minutes of touch typing.

W1: Tuesday Reading

LG: I can respond to a persuasive text

First… today you are going to summarise and review a persuasive text.

Next… read, or read and listen to the text:

Then… write a paragraph summarising the text you read.

Some questions to think about as you prepare your summary are:

  • What is the author’s opinion?
  • What are their reasons? (for or against)

EXTENSION: To challenge your thinking further, you might want to also write about the following ideas:

  • Has the author followed the structure of persuasive text?
  • What key features of a persuasive text did you notice? (Don’t forget to include examples from the text)
  • What do you think about the word choice? (Don’t forget to include examples from the text)