This year we have established the following guidelines and expectations around 3/4 student’s homework.
Students need to
- READ for at least 30 minutes every night. Book titles need to be recorded on the title tally list in student’s homework books.
- One summary per week about the book that students are currently reading.
- Select one new word from their just right book to investigate, in order to expand their vocabulary. The outline of the aspects of the word they need to investigate is added below.
- Expanding Our Vocabulary Homework outline-1dsn26y
- HOTmaths tasks will be given every couple of weeks. Students will be told when a task is “live”. Students can go onto HOTmaths to revise at anytime by navigating the website.
- Homework should be handed in on Fridays and books will be returned on Mondays.
With a partner, read about Governor Arthur Phillip and write down 5 interesting facts in your Integrated Studies book.
This term will be be looking at making connections between similar stories. Today in reciprocal teaching we will be reading and following the steps to reciprocal teaching with this version of Cinderella.
Today we will be researching the significant events we commemorate in Australia. Use the links below to help you research.
Australia Day NAIDOC Labor Day ANZAC Day Queens birthday
You will be researching the 5 W’s
Include any other interesting facts you find.
Be prepared to share your information with the class!
For reciprocal teaching we will be reading Lost! Chapter 1 & 2.
Work with your group to read and follow the steps to reciprocal teaching.
This week we are talking about cyber safety and cyber security. Visit this SITE to test your understanding of safety online!
Over the next few weeks we will be reading some historical fiction during reciprocal teaching.
Read the story Stolen Girl with your group and follow the steps to reciprocal teaching.
Can you identify any elements of historical fiction as you read?
Read about what life was like on a convict ship and the conditions on board.
Write any interesting facts or questions you have in your Integrated Studies book.
Investigate the ships of the First Fleet. Explore who and what was on each of the ships.
With your partner, answer the following questions:
List some of the items that were bought on the First Fleet?
Why do you think they chose those items?
Do you think any of these items were unnecessary? Why?
Do you think the British prepared well for life once they arrived in Australia?
Explore the life of John Walker by reading this story.
Answer these questions with your partner in your Integrated Studies book.
- What factors led to John Walker’s crime of stealing onions?
- How do you feel about what John Walker did?
- What does the evidence tell you about the kind of person he was?
- What might happen to John Walker if he committed this crime today?