Monday 20th April 2020


Focus: Read – Information texts are formal


What genre do you think these texts may be?

Use text clues to help you predict.

New Information:

There are many differences between the structure of information reports and narrative texts.

Some features include

  • formal vs informal
  • structures (headings, tables)
  • tier 3 words



These are our unit goals for this term:

  1. Readers understand the text structure and organisation of information reports.
  2. Readers use appropriate strategies to understand information from the text.
  3. Readers research for a purpose.


Using the information you have been given, which of the unit reading goals from above do you think we are starting with.



Read the text Quakes Floods and Natural Disasters (click the link below)

Monday 20/4 – Text for reading lesson   (Web view)


Choose a fiction text from home look at the differences between the two texts.

Draw a Venn diagram in your Reader’s notebook, on paper, or draw up a 3 column grid in your lesson application section of your Digital reader’s Notebook (One OneNote). Use the Venn diagram (or table) to illustrate the differences and similarities between the nonfiction text and a fiction book. Think about more than the physical differences such as what the texts will look like. Take a photo and put it into your class note book in the reading section under lesson application. Don’t forget to date your work and add the lesson goal at the top. (the lesson goal will be one of the three below –  using the lesson clues, which one do you think it will be?


  1. Readers understand the text structure and organisation of information reports.
  2. Readers use appropriate strategies to understand information from the text.
  3. Readers research for a purpose.

Goal Reflection:

Write a reflection to justify which reflection goal you picked.

Example: I think it is this goal because….



Goal:  I can show what I know about writing information texts. (Pre-assessment)




What are some differences between narrative and information texts? Think about the structure, features and language used.


New Information:

As a pre-assessment, you are going write an information text on a topic that you are an expert on. The purpose of this pre-assessment task is to show everything you know about information reports. Make sure you consider the following:

  • Text structure
    • Features of information reports
  • Features of information reports
  • The language used in information reports



Choose a topic you know lots and lots about. Write an information report on this topic. Make sure you do this by yourself so that your teacher can see what you already know about writing information reports. Type your report on Onenote under your name/Writing/Information Reports/Pre-assessment

Don’t forget to date your work.

Some ideas for topics:

  • Moonee Ponds Primary School
  • A sport
  • An animal
  • A place/country


Goal Reflection:

Draw up a table to list some topics that would be suitable to write information reports about.  What are some that would be unsuitable?


Suitable informationReport Topics Unsuitable informationReport Topics



Goal: I can identify character strengths I admire or value.


  1. Draw a rough sketch which shows you (or another character) doing something positive for, or with, someone else. This sketch shows something you think is a ‘good’ thing. It helps make the world a better place for someone. Once drawn, you should label your sketch.


  1. Take a photo of this picture and share in the ‘gallery’ page on our class OneNote Collaboration space.

If you are having trouble posting you may email to your teacher or post on your blog so we can copy it over. Failing that, please write, in the collaboration space, what your picture would have been about.

Links to Gallery Page, if you are having trouble finding it:

5/6A: Gallery

5/6B: Gallery

5/6C: Gallery


This lesson will be continued tomorrow – please make sure you have included a picture in the collaboration space so we can discuss it tomorrow. If you are unable to put a picture, please put a sentence explaining what the picture would have been of if you were able to insert it.





Goal: I can accurately identify and use tools to measure length and distance.



Measuring tools

Go on a hunt around your house.

What ‘tools’ can you find to measure with? What would they be used to measure?

Fill in the following table with your answers:


Name and picture of tool What might I measure with this? What units of measurement would I use?



If you are working at school or are unable to get up and move around the house in case you disturb others who are working – use this link/activity instead.

APK  (Web view)

New Information:

We use different tools to measure different things with formal units eg. cm, g. Here are some examples of why accuracy is important:

  • When making a cake, your measurement must be accurate, otherwise the cake won’t work.
  • Builders need to be accurate because if they make a window too small, the glass won’t fit into it.

What other examples can you think of?


Work through the list, giving an example for each type of measurement. If you are at home, measure some items and record their exact measurement. Fill in the table with an example for each type of measurement. You can find the table in under your name/Maths/Lesson Application/Monday 20/4.










When you have finished, try one of these activities. Level 1 is easier and Level 2 is more challenging.

Activities  (Web view)

Goal Reflection:

What were some of the challenges you encountered when trying to measure accurately?




Touch Typing (10 – 15 minutes recommended)

Or you can use Tux Typing, which is installed on your laptop.

Afternoon Activities:

Choose an activity to do from the list below:

  • Go for a walk
  • jigsaw puzzle
  • Play with lego
  • Draw a picture
  • Write a letter
  • Write a journal entry
  • Clean your room
  • Cook something
  • Mindful colouring
  • Read a book
  • Make a paper plane
  • Build an obstacle course
  • Play outside

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