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  1. Monday in 6R

    December 10, 2017 by Mr Richo

    Today there will be some graduation practice during the morning. Teachers will be taking extra sessions for the band, dancing and singing.

    While this is happening there are some activities that need to be completed.

    ** View this activity in Miss Clark’s blog if the image is cut off.


    Scatter Plots


    Follow the link above and view the clips/tutorials.

    Complete each online task and screenshot your work.

    Answer the questions below in a pages document.

    Add your screenshots to your pages document, print, save, add to your Digital portfolio in ‘Statistics & Probability’ .


    1. Work on your “Zines”.
    2. Add more items to your digital portfolio.
    3. Begin your Prep Buddy christmas card

  2. Histograms

    November 15, 2017 by Mr Richo




  3. Venus – comprehension

    November 12, 2017 by Mr Richo

    You need to read the following information about Venus and then answer the questions. Complete this work in your English book using full sentences. You do not need to complete the last question of the activity underneath the heading ‘Hands On’.
    Note: Before you answer the question underneath the heading ‘Create’ you need to investigate how each planet in our solar system was named. Where did the name come from and who discovered that planet?


  4. Spend a Million Dollars

    November 12, 2017 by Mr Richo

    Spend a Million!




    Spend a Million-2h43zaj

  5. The Cartesian Plane

    November 12, 2017 by Mr Richo

    Part TWO

    On Friday you set up a Cartesian Plane. Today you get to use it.

    Complete the Cartesian plane activity sheet. 

    You will notice that there are sets of integers on the sheet. Each set will create a line on your Cartesian plane.

    Complete the lines and you will create a picture of an animal.



  6. Film Fest

    October 30, 2017 by Mr Richo

    Film Making



    Focus Questions

    1. Explain the time and money that goes into creating some special effects.
    2. To be good at special effects, it helps to be…
    3. How did Josh get into film making?
    4. Why does he like to use clay to make movies?
    1. Describe the stop motion technique.
    2. What is filmmaker Douglas Trumbull famous for?
    3. What does he describe as the similarities between his work and Josh’s?
    4. Do you think special effects have become an important part of movies?Explain your answer.
    5. Record what you now know about special effects since watching the Moviemagic story?

    10. The BtN ‘MovieMagic’ story is an example of a

    a) Recount b) Procedure c) Argument d) Report

    Movie magic

    Negotiate with students how many activities they will need to complete from each section.

    Remember and Understand

    What do the following words mean? Animation, CGI, claymation, special effects, stop motion, storyboard.

    Create a trivia quiz about special effects. Give it to another student to try.

    Find out about the history of special effects from the 1890’s to the present day and record on a timeline. What do you think is the future of special effects?

    Apply and Analyse

    Investigate blue screen technology (also known as chroma key or green screen). What is it and how does it work? The Behind the News website has some information about it in the Behind, Behind the News video Give examples of how it is used in movies.

    Choose a film that uses special effects. Write a review of the film focussing on how effective the special effects were. Also include a synopsis of the film (summary of the plot without giving too much away). Rate the special effects (star rating out of 5).

  7. Your turn

    October 18, 2017 by Mr Richo

  8. Problem solving strategies

    October 18, 2017 by Mr Richo

  9. Problem Solving

    October 16, 2017 by Mr Richo

    We have already looked at this venue problem once before. This activity reintroduces the problem with some graded levels for you to try.

    Click the link to find the problem!

    Grad Maths

  10. Reading Rotations Week 2

    October 11, 2017 by Mr Richo

    A: B.T.N


    Watch the B.T.N about the new 10 dollar bank note.


    Once you have watched the story you need to answer the following questions in your English book. Make sure you rule a margin, use neathandwriting and use full sentences.

    What new features does the $10 note have?
    Describe a security feature of the new note.
    Who are the two famous faces on the $10 note?
    Name three facts you learned about Banjo Patterson.
    What well known poems did he write?
    Describe the work that Dame Mary Gilmore did.
    Why do you think she was included on the $10 note?
    What did you learn watching the BTN story?
    Do you like the new $10 note? Give reasons for your answer.


    When you have completed these questions you need to investigate the faces on all the Australian bank notes. You need to choose one person to further research.

    On two pages of your scrapbook you will detail the life of the person you have chosen that features on one of our notes. You need to include;


    When and where the person was born.

    What was life like for them growing up.

    What some of their achievements were.

    What contributions have they made to Australian society.

    Why do you think they were chosen to be represented on an Australian bank note.

    A picture of them and a picture of the bank note they are on.


    B: I.L.T (Independent learning task)


    Complete the following activity on Sharks in your English book.



    Note: You do not need to answer the questions under the headings ‘Create’ or ‘Hands On’. Instead you will choose one species of shark. In your scrapbook you will use one page to create a fact page about your chosen shark. You will need to include its;
    Size + Appearance
    Where it can be found
    Interesting facts.


    C: Reading + Writing


    Complete this task about gorillas in your English book. Your writing must be neat and your page must be set out correctly.

    Gorillas At Risk



    D: Reading (collect a hard copy)


    You need to complete ‘Alphabetical Building Blocks’ and ‘Following Directions’.

    Once that is completed…

    you have the opportunity to ‘Free Read’! You can read any book you like for the remainder of the session.









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