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October, 2014

  1. Maths test in colour

    October 29, 2014 by Mr Richo


  2. Statistics and Probability

    October 29, 2014 by Mr Richo

    Stat & Probability Review 4.5 5.0 5.5- Semester 2 copy.pages

  3. * Check out the Smarties activity for tomorrow! (Math page)

    October 28, 2014 by Mr Richo

  4. Science

    October 27, 2014 by Mr Richo

    Science Homework Task

    Now it is your turn to create a shadow animation using your new ‘Stop Motion’ app.

    You will need a light source and an object that will create a shadow. Take photos of the different sized and shaped shadows as you move your object and insert them into Stop Motion to create your very own shadow animation.

    Be creative! Good luck!

  5. Class Party Math Challenge

    October 17, 2014 by Mr Richo

    Go to our math page and ou can begin your class party budget challenge.

  6. Space – man on the moon

    October 12, 2014 by Mr Richo

    BTN – Moon Landing

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    Watch the following BTN video about the landing on the Moon and answer the following questions as a comment to this post. If you get time, explore the ‘Related Information’ links next to the video.

    1. How many people watched the moon landing on television?

    2. Why was going to the moon more complicated than going into orbit?

    3. What role did Australia play in the mission?

    4. Why is the US planning to send people back to the moon?

    5. Do you think sending people to the moon is money well spent? Why/why not?

    6. Why do you think the moon landing will be remembered as one of the biggest achievements of all time?

    7. What do you think was meant by the saying “It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”?

  7. October 8, 2014 by Mr Richo

    Below are some exciting things that we are doing in Term 4

    • HATS – You will need to bring in your hat for Term 4. No hat, no play!
    • No football on the oval – as it is cricket season you can choose to play cricket or soccer
    • Science will begin with the lovely Miss Convery. Remember to fill out your MOON DIARY and collect your items for Science: paper towel rolls, hole punch (named), torch (named), shoe boxes
    • Leadership applications for Grade 6 will begin. There will be more information for this early in term 4.
    • Summer interschool sports will begin – you will go back to your sport in Term 1; Cricket, Volleyball, Rounders, Basketball, Bat Tennis

  8. Cinquain Poetry types

    October 7, 2014 by Mr Richo

    Cinquain poems come in three formats:

    Cinquain Pattern #1Line1: One word

    Line2: Two words

    Line 3: Three words

    Line 4: Four words

    Line 5: One word


    Cinquain Pattern #1example


    Lived once,

    Long ago, but

    Only dust and dreams


    (by Cindy Barden)

    Cinquain Pattern #1example


    Armour ,shields

    Fighting, charging, slaughtering

    Worried, delighted, brave, fearsome


    (by Megan)

    Cinquain Pattern #2Line1: A noun

    Line2: Two adjectives

    Line 3: Three -ing words

    Line 4: A phrase

    Line 5: Another word for the noun


    Cinquain Pattern #2example


    Messy, spicy

    Slurping, sliding, falling

    Between my plate and mouth


    (by Cindy Barden)

    Cinquain Pattern #2example


    Stubborn, unmoving

    Braying, kicking, resisting

    Not wanting to listen


    (by Cindy Barden)

    Cinquain Pattern #3Line1: Two syllables

    Line2: Four syllables

    Line 3: Six syllables

    Line 4: Eight syllables

    Line 5: Two syllables

    Cinquain Pattern #3example


    Bat cracks against

    The pitch, sending it out

    Over the back fence, I did it!


    (by Cindy Barden)

    Cinquain Pattern #3example


    With faint dry sound,

    Like steps of passing ghosts,

    The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees

    And fall.

    (by Adalaide Crapsey)



  9. The Homework Debate

    October 6, 2014 by Mr Richo

    BTN – The homework debate

    Oct 6th, 2014


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    Watch the BTN video about the homework debate. Then answer the following questions in your workbook

    1. What is a debate?
    2. List the two sides to this homework debate
    3. List the similarities between a debate and writing a persuasive piece.
    4. List the differences between a debate and writing a persuasive piece.
    5. What is your stance on the homework debate?



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