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June, 2016

  1. Our “Padlet” election post

    June 23, 2016 by Mr Richo

    In term three we will study Government and Leadership. We will learn how to use Padlet. This app will allow you to reflect on what you learn as the term progresses.

    You will find out more about this app and how it will be used in class in the first couple of weeks.

  2. Time Activities

    June 21, 2016 by Mr Richo

    This week we will focus on Time. 24 hour time and time tables.

    The activities can be completed in your grid book. You may use an app like Explain Everything if you want.

    OR: you can print it and complete the hard copy.

    TASK 1:

    Read over the time comparisons on this sheet and complete the following questions:

    Time: 24 hour clocks 

    TASK 2:

    Read over this worksheet very carefully and answer the questions in your MATHS BOOK:

    The heading in your books is: ‘TELLING TIME’

    Time: Clock Face Timetables 

    TASK 3:

    Read the TV guide carefully and answer the following questions:

    Crazy TV Guide

    If you can’t zoom in please use this link:

    timetable for TV Guide

  3. Homework Week 10

    June 21, 2016 by Mr Richo

    Homework for week 10

    Optional activity – For those who wish to have a challenge. (Well done Sebastian – already done!)

    As you have been so busy celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday, the homework task recognises the short week. I hope everyone has prepared their brief talk about an organisation that assists those affected by natural disasters.




    Here is the problem you are going to investigate this week.

    Your teachers want to see how you go about working your way through a problem.

    What strategies will you use?

    Will you make the problem?

    Draw the problem?

    Discuss the problem?

    How will you show others your thinking?

    Show your mathematical thinking clearly. You can use any resources you like.


    Students were preparing to run a stall selling ‘spider drinks’ at the school fair. They were asked to create a
    simple budget to run the stall and work out how much ice-cream, soft drink and cups they could buy within their
    budget. The cost of ingredients and cups were provided to the students as follows:
    Total funds: $150.00. Show clearly how you are going to spend this $150.00
    Ice-cream: $3.50 per 4-litre container
    Soft drink: $2.00 per 1-litre or $2.50 for 2 litres
    Plastic cups: $1.99 for 25 cups
    Show your working out anyway you like. PS- if you don’t know what a ‘spider drink’ is, it is a softdrink with a scoop of icecream floating on top.
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    Hint- how many mls will your cup hold? How many cups can you get from 1 litre? How many scoops of icecream will you get from 1 tub?

    Get the idea.  You can use your iPad to present your findings if you like.

  4. Firestorm Text

    June 15, 2016 by Mr Richo

    Here are the Firestorm pages you need to read.

    Your main task is to create a picture of the scene Ben describes when his house is on fire. Complete this in your scrapbook.


  5. Reading Timetables

    June 15, 2016 by Mr Richo


    Below is an activity to complete that will help us understand how to read train timetables. Yesterday, I had to catch the train into Melbourne Central Station, then catch a tram up Elizabeth Street and walk a short way to arrive at my destination. I had to look at the train timetable in order to determine which train was best for me to arrive on time.

    Complete the activity below in your maths books. Let’s see if the teachers can arrive safely on time!


    Have you ever read a train timetable to establish your arrival or departure time?

  6. Friday’s Disaster Group Activity

    June 9, 2016 by Mr Richo

    sessions 1 and 2– preparing for a natural disaster- reading and viewing

    1.Read through the information above that matches your group’s investigation.  If your particular natural disaster isn’t listed then choose any one from above.

    2.Organise the information from the site above into a table with headings


    3.Make a list in each column of the most important things you need to do at each stage.

    You will be able to use the information from this activity in your group’s investigation at a later stage.

  7. Part Two – Group Disaster task

    June 8, 2016 by Mr Richo


    Natural Disaster: what is the natural disaster that affects your area? Research what causes your natural disaster.

    News Article/Report:  create a news headline article or news report documenting your natural disaster. You can use the newspaper template on Pages or video your report on iMovie. Include a picture of your natural disaster, name your newspaper in relation to your area (eg. Melbourne Times) and document what happened.

    Disaster Recovery Kit: what are the items that you will include in your disaster recovery kit? Think about what the three of you had listed for homework last week. Encourage your group members to bring along real items from home or magazine pictures to represent your items (please ask your parents if you are bringing items from home!).

  8. Disaster – Group assignment

    June 8, 2016 by Mr Richo

    WEEK 9





    Map: produce a map of your disaster affected area. Your map could be a coastal, desert or city area – think about the geographical features of your area – your area should coincide with your natural disaster.  Draw infrastructure on your map – think about what you need in terms of surviving a natural disaster. You will need to get your map off Google Maps.

    Population: what is the population of your town/area? What are the dwellings that people live in? Where do the people in the area live?  Have a look at this website for some ideas of the number of people per city/suburb/state:

    Communication: how will people communicate in the event of an emergency?

    Resources available: what are the resources available in the event of an emergency? What can you provide? Who can you call if no one in your town can help?

    Disaster recovery/ad for event of emergency:  how will you notify those around you about the disaster?

  9. BTN – Floods

    June 6, 2016 by Mr Richo


    Watch the following BtN story and comment your answers to the question below as a quality comment.

    1. Briefly summarise the BtN story.
    2. Which parts of Australia were affected by the recent floods?
    3. Water always finds the
    a. Highest land
    b. Lowest land
    c. Flattest land
    4. How is water channelled away in the city and country?
    5. Complete the following sentence: The size and shape of rivers depends on…
    6. What happens when a river bursts its banks?
    7. By understanding how water moves, experts can sometimes predict where and when a flood is goingto hit. True or false?
    8. Why did officials make the people in the St George are evacuate their homes?
    9. What damage can flood water do?
    10.Describe the images in the BtN Summer Flood story.
    Think about what you have learnt while watching this BtN – if there was a flood in your area, what would you do? What resources would you need? Is the area you live in prone to flooding?


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