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Tuesday 20/07/21 – Wellbeing

Today, we will be practising a guided relaxation exercise that you might like to use in challenging or stressful situations.

It is important to remember that taking short breaks can help with managing your stress and relax you in challenging situations

Goal: I can use relaxation techniques to help me in challenging situations

First, prepare an area where you can stand, sit or lie down comfortably

Next, watch and practice the guided “Melting” Activity

 Melting – Flow | GoNoodle


Then, take a moment to think about how you feel after completing this activity and write one word to describe this feeling in your home learning book.


Finally, write or draw three situations where you might practise this activity.

Monday 19/07 – Writing

Over the next two days, we will be experimenting with poetry writing!

Today we will be looking at acrostic poems where the first letter of each line spells out the poem’s theme going down the page.  The first letter of each line is capitalised, which makes it easier to see.

Goal: I can write an acrostic poem

First, watch this video and listen carefully to the key features of an acrostic poem.

How to Write Acrostic Poems

Next, write your name vertically (going down the page)

Then, using what you have learnt from the video write one line per letter

Finally, decorate your poem with images related to your name

Remember, lines don’t have to be the same length or rhyme!



Monday 19/07/21 – Wellbeing

Today, we will be thinking about the strategies we use to calm down in challenging situations and record or draw these to refer to during this year.

An example of a calming strategy might be:

  • walking  my dog when other people around me are upset or arguing
  • listening to relaxing music before a dance performance
  • reading a good book on the couch

Goal: I can identify and practise calming strategies


First, close your eyes and think about a time that challenged you, it might have been a test or a performance.


Next, think about the thoughts, activities or self-talk you used to help you overcome this challenge


Then, write or draw the calming strategy you used to help you calm down and re-focus


Finally, write three words on the drawing to describe how you felt before using the strategy and three words to describe how you felt after using your strategy.

Friday 16/07/21 – Maths


Goal: I can solve worded problems.

First, choose 3 worded problems.



Write the worded problem as an equation using symbols and words



Stef was browsing online for new books.

She found 3 great websites with new books. She purchased 18 books from the first website. She found 7 more on the second website and on 65 on the last website. How many books did Stef order?


Nicole needs to buy food for her rabbit. She found bundles of hay at two different Pet shops. Petstock was selling the hay at $36 and Petbarn had the same product for $43 dollars. Which one was cheaper? How much Would Nicole save?


Lee caught the bus at 6:50 am every morning. It took Lee 25 minutes to get to school. What time would Lee get to school?


Meredith loves drinking coffee. She has 4 cups of coffee each day. If each cup of coffee Meredith drinks is 140 ml. how much coffee does Meredith drink in one day?

How much coffee would she drink overall in a week?


Matt was listening to music on Spotify. Each song was 3 minutes long. He has 18 minutes before his next class. How many songs could Matt listen to before he would have to rush off to teach?

Next, write the worded problem in your exercise book.

Then, solve the worded problems using a strategy of your choice.

Finally, check your answer with a different strategy.

Remember, if you found the first problem easy try a more challenging one.

Thursday 10/06 – Reading

Goal: I can identify and find the meaning of different nouns

First, press play to hear the book “A Mink, A Fink, A Skating Rink: What is a noun?”

Link:  A mink a fink a skating rink

Next, write down what you think the author’s purpose is for this text. Remember, sometimes an author wants to persuade, inform or entertain. Sometimes they might want to do a combination of these!

Then, Write down some of the interesting nouns from the book (in the table below), and write down what you think they mean.

Finally, Once you have completed this, use a dictionary to find the definition of the work and add it to your table! You might have a dictionary at home, or you can use this online dictionary here:

When you look up a word in the dictionary, there might be more than one definition. Make sure today that you are looking at the ‘noun’ definition.

Noun I think it means… The dictionary definition says…



A place where they make  flour


a building with machinery for grinding grain into flour

a machine used in treating (as by grinding, crushing, stamping, cutting, or finishing) raw material



If you would like to, you could choose some different nouns from the book to record in your table.

Thursday 10/06 – Writing

Today you will do your writing lesson with your teacher in your small group Webex lesson!

If you are waiting for your group time, you can go on with some of your other tasks for today, and don’t forget about personal writing! You might want to work on a story, persuasive text, poem, informative text or any kids of writing that you like.

Wednesday 09/06 – Reading

Today you will do your reading lesson with your teacher in your small group Webex lesson!

If you are waiting for your group time, you can go on with some of your other tasks for today, and don’t forget about independent reading! Make sure that you do at least 20 minutes each day. You can always record a reading response to your independent reading as well.

Please check your small group timetable to ensure you attend the correct meeting time.

Guide For The Cleanest Toilet Ever

Wednesday 09/06 – Writing

Goal: I can write a creative procedural text.

Today your task will be to create a procedural text, or set of instructions, that are a little unusual.

First, think about the features of a procedural text or set of instructions.

They usually tell you:

  • What you will learn to do
  • The materials or things you need
  • The steps to completing the task

In the example from today’s reading lesson, the writer also started with an introduction that tried to convince you why you would want to do that task.

Next, choose a task or activity to write your instructions for. You might choose a really boring or unpleasant task, and then write about it in a way that makes it sound like it’s exciting or fun!

Here are some options (or you can come up with your own):

  • How to unload the dishwasher
  • How to clean up after your dog/cat/pet/sibling
  • How to tidy your bedroom
  • How to make your bed
  • How to clean the sink
  • How to take out the bins
  • How to fold a fitted sheet

Then, write a set of instruction for why you would do it, the things you need, and what the steps are to completing the task. There is an example of how you might lay it out here: How to… example

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Finally, if you are up for a challenge – make a video of yourself or someone in your house (if you can convince them) doing you oh so boring task, but convincing us that it is really fun!

(I know I would love for someone to make me a video about how to fold a fitted sheet)

Wednesday 09/06 – STEAM

Goal: I can build a maze that allows a marble/ball to travel the paths from beginning to end?

Today, you will be designing and building a maze for a marble or small ball to travel from one end of a maze you create to the end without getting stuck! Before you begin, think about what you already know about mazes.

First, watch this video to give you ideas about how to build a maze Maze building with straws – kids stem activity – elementary stem project

Next, collect items from around your house that you can use to build the maze such as straws, pencils, pens or clothes pegs. You will also need tape to hold your items down, a piece of thick paper or cardboard (maybe a box lid) to act as the base of your maze and a small ball to travel the maze.

Then, plan your maze by sketching the plan on your card then create your maze!

Finally, test your maze and adjust the paths as you find any problems – describe what happened!

Remember, we would love to see your wonderful creations and hear about what worked really well and what you could improve.

You might like to rule up a page on your books like the attached template and email an image of it through to your teacher!

Building Mazes STEAM Activity