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  1. Tropical Island

    July 21, 2017 by Mr Richo

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  2. Tense

    July 18, 2017 by Mr Richo

    This activity is inTENSE!

    • Export this passage into ‘Explain Everything’ and highlight any parts of the text that show you which tense it is written in.
    • Annotate those words using two different coloured lines (one for each tense it could be changed into).
    • Write out the passage in a different tense. Read it aloud, does it make sense? Edit your work.

    ** Annotate meaning – to make critical or explanatory notes or comments.

  3. Physical Education announcement

    June 22, 2017 by Mr Richo

    Dear Parents

    During the week beginning June 26 all students in grade 5&6 will have the opportunity to participate in a Healthy Body session. This session will be conducted by a qualified Personal Trainer.

    Each session will run for 100 minutes. The sessions will focus on the importance of exercise, fitness, strength and promoting a healthy body.

    Students are asked to wear their sports tops and appropriate footwear on the day of their session. All students must bring a water bottle.

    Grade5 Monday June 26

    Grade 6 Tuesday June 27


    Paula Clark & Jan Arney

  4. Number

    June 12, 2017 by Mr Richo


  5. BTN – Energy

    June 4, 2017 by Mr Richo


    Wind Energy

    View the BTN story below and answer the questions into your Inquiry book.

    1. Describe the size of a wind turbine.
    2. About how many wind farms are there in Australia?
    3. All of the wind farms in Australia produce enough energy to power how many homes?
    4. What did the Prime Minister say about wind farms recently?
    5. What are the advantages of wind farms?
    6. What are the disadvantages?
    7. Why are some people opposed to wind farms?
    8. What has the Government promised will happen by 2020?
    9. Illustrate an aspect of this story.
    10. What do you think about wind farms?


    Solar Energy

    Click on the link below and view the BTN story. Complete the following questions in your Inquiry book.

    1. Briefly summarise the Solar Energy story.
    2. Record in your book what you learnt about photons.
    3. Which chemical element is used to make solar panels?
    4. The flow of electrons through a solar panel is called _______________.
    5. Solar power is a non-renewable energy. True or false? What does non-renewable mean?
    6. What are the benefits of using solar energy?
    7. What are the disadvantages?
    8. Where in Australia are they going to build a solar farm?
    9. How many homes will it power?
    10. Do you think more people in Australia should install solar panels? Why or why not?

  6. Homework Week 6

    May 23, 2017 by Mr Richo

    T2 Week 6 Homework

  7. Martin Heppell – Resilience project

    May 23, 2017 by Mr Richo

    What have you got?


    Well done 6R – I have approved all of the comments. Nice to see that you all appreciate the simple things.

  8. Narrative prompts

    May 21, 2017 by Mr Richo


    You need to create an imaginative piece of writing using on of the photo’s below. You will have 10 minutes to plan your story, 60 minutes to write it and 20 minutes to edit it. While editing use a red pen so it is clear where you have edited your writing. This must be handwritten on lined paper. This piece of writing will be used in your digital portfolio. Make sure it is clear which photo you are using as inspiration.

  9. Week 5 homework

    May 15, 2017 by Mr Richo

    T2 Week 5

    This homework can also be viewed in the ‘Categories’ section of this blog.

  10. Area

    May 15, 2017 by Mr Richo

    All the following questions must be answered neatly in your grid book. Label each question, set out your equations neatly with one number per box and rule your equal signs.

    To begin with you need to answer the 10 multiplication questions on the whiteboard.

    Hint: When you multiply numbers with decimals, set up your equation like a normal multiplication sum. When you are done move your decimal point to the left as many spots as there were decimals.

    Once you have completed those sums you need to find the area of the following…

    Find the area of these irregular shapes

    Solve these worded problems

    Early finish? – Go to Mathletics and complete some of the Area activities.

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