W10: Friday

LG: I can have some fun on the last day of term!

Hooray! It’s the last day of term. To celebrate, we have a whole bunch of fun activities to choose from!

Open the document below and choose some activities to complete, you can do all of them, or just choose your favourites!

Remember we have our special end of term celebration WebEx at 12:30. You might like to share something you did today with the class during that meeting! Remember to also bring your lunch along.

See everyone at 9am and 12:30 🙂

Friday 18th activities

Thursday

Hi everyone,

Today we will be performing our reader’s theatre in our small group meetings. Make sure you have practised your part, and bring along any props you have made!

Just a reminder to make sure you have a joke or riddle to share with the class organised for our class meeting tomorrow!

See everyone soon,

Candice

W10: Thursday Reading

Learning Goal: I can play the role of a character when reading a script.

On Monday we started to learn about readers theatre and you were given a role to play within your group. Today we will be performing our readers theatre scripts as a group. Once you have had a practice we will be recording the group’s performance so that it can be posted on the class blog for others to hear!

Come to the small group meeting ready to perform with your most expressive character voice!

THE REAL STORY OF CINDERELLA

Chicken Little

The Gingerbread Man

W10: Thursday Writing

LG: I can write a free verse poem and publish it in an artistic way.

POETRY SCAVENGER HUNT

Today you will be going on a scavenger hunt. You will be searching for words that can be used to create a free verse poem. You might find words in magazines, in newspapers, brochures, old phone books, food packaging or even old birthday cards!

First… Collect items that you can use and cut up. Don’t use the book your dad is reading or your sisters favourite picture story book! You need to look for items that are unused and people won’t miss. The recycle bin is a good place to start!

Next… Hunt for words that are interesting and could be included in a poem. Remember you will need different types of words so collect lots!

Then… Decide on the topic for your poem and arrange your words into a free verse. Once you are happy with the way they are arranged, glue them to your page and decorate the page artistically. You might want to cut out some images to go with the poem or draw/ sketch some related pictures and designs.

Here is an example of what one might look like.

Finally… Take a photo of your poem and post it to the One Note.

W10: Thursday STEAM Fun

LG: I can make a musical instrument from household items.

First…

To celebrate Science Week our maths will be integrated through STEAM investigation each day!

Think about the next letter in STEAM – the A is for Art. Today we are going to be using Art to help us with our experiments.

Today you are going to be making a harmonica!

The harmonica was said to be invented by a 16-year-old German boy in 1821. Since then, it has become the top-selling instrument in the world and a household item in many places. Luckily, creating beautiful noise is not just an art—it is also a science! In this activity, you will design and explore your own harmonica-like instrument made from household items. Time to tune up!

Materials:

  • Two icy pole sticks
  • One wide rubber band
  • One plastic drinking straw
  • Two small rubber bands
  • A ruler
  • Scissors
  • Piece of paper
  • A pencil

Click on the link below to learn about your experiment!

MAKE A HARMONICA

Then… Think about what other kinds of instruments could be made from household items. Have a go at making your own!

OR

If you don’t the materials for this experiment you can do a hotmaths task, or play 5 moves to 100.

Microsoft Stream

W10: Wednesday Reading

LG: I can respond to a picture story book

First…

Watch the video to hear the story “When Henry Caught Imaginitis” by Nick Bland, and to hear about your task for today

Link: Microsoft Stream

Next…

Uh oh, It looks like you have caught ‘imaginitis’ as well!

Choose an everyday object from around your home, and imagine it becoming something else entirely.

Some examples in the book were:

  • Using a bathtub as a pirate ship
  • Using a watermelon as a space helmet
  • Using a rubbish bin as a rocket
  • Using a saucepan as a hat.

Then…

Once you have chosen an everyday object, draw yourself using this object in an imaginative way. Remember to use lots of colour in your picture, and lots of imagination!

Do some writing to go with your picture, telling us what the object is and how you are using it.

If it is practical to do so, you might even take a photo of you using the object (and hopefully looking a bit silly)!

Share your work in OneNote

Extension (optional): Write a paragraph discussing how the author and illustrator Nick Bland has used colour to help convey the meaning in his book.

W10: Wednesday Writing

LG: I can use Auslan to communicate

Not all language is spoken or written down. Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia.

This form of communication uses your hands to sign out words and phrases, and can sometimes use finger spelling to spell out certain words, like names.

Today you are going to practise signing some simple sentences!

First…

Watch this video to see some common signs that might be used in a classroom, at school, or anywhere else. Notice how the person in the video uses facial expressions and her whole body to help communicate the message.

Basic words – Auslan

Next…

Write down three sentences or questions that you want to learn to sign. For example:

  1. My name is …
  2. I don’t want to…
  3. Where are you going?

Then… use the video above, as well as the link to the Auslan Signbank below, to practise signing some of your sentences or questions. You can use the finger spelling videos to learn to spell out your name, or use the dictionary to search for a specific word:

Signbank finger spelling: http://www.auslan.org.au/spell/twohanded.html

Signbank dictionary: http://www.auslan.org.au/dictionary/

Finally… make a video of you signing your sentences. You might like to say them as you sign them to make it easier.