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February, 2016

  1. Camp News

    February 29, 2016 by Mr Richo

    Urgent: Camp Medical Forms – Some students still need to hand in their form.

    3rd Payment date is this Friday for those using the payment schedule. $$

    Miss O’Connell will be holding a workshop for all those who want to be in the talent quest and for those who want to apply to be the host.

    The camp clothing list will be sent home this week.

  2. Homework cartoon

    February 29, 2016 by Mr Richo

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  3. Homework Week 6

    February 29, 2016 by Mr Richo

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  4. Becoming a Nation – Eureka Stockade

    February 29, 2016 by Mr Richo


    Answer these in your reading book. I would really like to see you express your opinions.

    Who came to the  Victorian goldfields?

    Why was the 30 shilling licence fee so unfair?

    What were the casualties that resulted from the battle?

    What was the outcome for the miners?

    Was it all worth it?

  5. Becoming a nation – money

    February 29, 2016 by Mr Richo

    Australian money and the relationship to our Inquiry.

    What does our Inquiry Question – ‘How did Australia become a nation?’ have to do with our money?

    Before you begin you will need to investigate whether our money has changed over time. Have our notes always been the same as they are today? We know they are now made from plastic rather than paper, but are the people on the notes still the same? The links below will help you answer these questions.

    You are going to organise our $notes onto a historical time line (You can use present and past $notes). Use research about the famous Australians on the notes to help you match them to a specific time- you will read lots of dates in their biographies so select a specific date that fits within our 1801-1901 investigation. Select a date that ties them to a contribution they made to our nation. Catherine Helen Spence for example is on the back of the five dollar note and a significant year for her was 1846 when she opened her first school.

    Hang’ the note on your time line and attach a brief ‘bio’ of each person below the note.

    Suggested Resources include ‘Famous Australians’ and the link to the Reserve Bank Australia

    Australian money    (current notes)

    money notes from the past  (commemorative and paper notes)

    All of these Australians have made a great contribution to Australia in one way or another. It is your job to find our what these contributions have been and present your information in a timeline format.

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  6. Subtraction – worded problems

    February 23, 2016 by Mr Richo

    1. Complete these problems – use an app or write them into your grid book. (Explain Everything or Comic Life.)
    2. Make up four worded problems of your own using subtraction. Be creative. Get a friend to work out the answer if you have time.

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  7. Area Tasks

    February 22, 2016 by Mr Richo

    These activities can be completed in your maths grid book.

    You will need to draw the diagrams, number each task and clearly show your answer.

    Use your ruler for the shapes.

    Area cm2

    Area m2 and km2


  8. Homework Week 5

    February 21, 2016 by Mr Richo

    Here is this weeks homework:

    Homework T1W52016  

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    Indigenous Regions – this is the colour version of the map you need for the inquiry section.

    Grid Paper: Please get some grid paper from your teacher.


  9. Maths – population figures

    February 21, 2016 by Mr Richo


    Watch the BTN link below and answer the following questions. You can also visit the link that takes you to the Australian Bureau of Statistics site (population clock) and see the population continue to grow.

    24 million Australia’s population

    The information below is from the BTN transcript.

    ‘A baby’s born in Australia every minute and forty four seconds. Another biggie is immigration and Australia has a long history of it. Lots of people came in the 1800s when the Gold Rush almost tripled the population. And later on the government encouraged people to move here to help build Australia. After the Second World War people were offered cheap or free tickets to Australia on ships and millions took up the offer.’

    Answer these questions in your writing book- The red words are to be used in your complete answers.

    1. What is Australia’s current population?
    2. What does immigration mean?
    3. Why have people come to Australia in the past?
    4. What does ‘as our population grows more infrastructure is needed’ mean?
    5. Why do most people live near the coast rather than in the centre of Australia?



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    Rewrite the figures in your maths grid book and add ‘000’ to each number. For example Victoria’s population is 5, 938,000  (close to 6 million)

    CHALLENGE 1.  Calculate the total population of the territories.

    2. Calculate the total population of the states.

    3. Calculate the difference in the populations of NSW and Victoria.

    4. Calculate the difference in the populations of Victoria and Tasmania.

  10. Homework Week 4

    February 15, 2016 by Mr Richo

    Here is this weeks homework: Homework T1W42016

    Here is the text for Task 1: Observations of the first fleet



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