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  1. 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?

  2. Homework Week 6

    May 23, 2017 by Mr Richo

    T2 Week 6 Homework

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. How Batteries Work

    May 15, 2017 by Mr Richo

  8. Last Week of Homework Term 1

    March 29, 2017 by Mr Richo

    Homework T1 W9 2017 camp-

  9. Your You’re

    March 9, 2017 by Mr Richo

  10. Coding

    March 8, 2017 by Mr Richo

    by jlsimpson




    When learning the concepts to code and create a program using Hopscotch, you will need to understand the following abbreviations:

    Sequence (S) – The order in which instructions are given to the computer
    Event (E) – A trigger that a computer recognizes and that causes it to do something
    Loop (L) – Code that repeats
    Value/Variable (V) – A holder for a number
    Conditional (C) – Statements of the form “IF (something is true) THEN (do an action)”.

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