Homework


Homework Weeks 2 & 3 Term 4 - Due Friday 27th October.
  • All homework must be presented in a neat, easy to read way in your Homework Book.
  • This means your handwriting needs to be neat and on the lines in your book. Please do not rush.
MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
Complete your Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check (Spelling) 3 nights a week.

*Diaries & homework books need to be brought to school EVERY day, especially on Fridays.
Maths 1:
Play a maths game with an adult
Choose a game to play with an older family member, for example, card games to practice maths strategies, maths games that we have played in class.

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to the 12 x tables. Start with one lot and work on that for the week, e.g. 6 x tables
Housework
Housework indoors or outdoors. For example, preparing meals, washing up, cooking, tidy your room or other parts of the house – at least 1 - 2 tasks. Task/s:
_____________________
_______________________
Literacy 1:
Create a word find in your homework book (or online), using this week’s spelling words

Literacy 2: TV/Film review
Write a TV show or movie review of something you have watched recently. Include:
  1. The title
  2. The main characters and the actors who play them
  3. The name of the director
  4. A summary of the plot
  5. How many stars would you give it AND Why?
INQUIRY – Geography and Sustainability
Interview your family about how you care for your home and the surrounding environment.

Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc.

TERM 4, Homework Spelling week 2:
 
October
November
December
January
February
consider
radio
Wednesday
movies
across
woman
women
always
all right
used to
have to
argue
received
carriage
bandage
distribute
doctor
energy
envelope
fantasy
female
magazine
nonsense
science
drowsy


Spelling Week 9:
 
special
twelve
tyres
their
there
won’t
flour
flower
group
dirty
boring
finished
touched
amazed
dropped
magnificent
marriage
meant
marvellous
improve
passed
pretty
swimming
spotted
grabbed
mechanic
melodies
memories
mindful
mountainous


 Spelling Week 7:
visit
triangle
hardly
navy
pirate
January
dishes
babies
beings
bushes
which
while
whip
whisper
whistled
courtesy
cousin
deceive
decision
defect
who’s
whose
whoever
whatever
wheat
delicious
defiant
difficult
dissolve
distinguish

Homework Weeks 6 & 7, Term 3 - Due Friday 1st September
  • All homework must be presented in a neat, easy to read way in your Homework Book.
  • This means your handwriting needs to be neat and on the lines in your book. Please do not rush.
MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
Complete your Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check (Spelling) 3 nights a week.

*Diaries & homework books need to be brought to school EVERY day, especially on Fridays.
Maths 1:
Practise writing out addition and subtraction fact families with YOUR family. Have a race to see how many you can write out in a minute. E.g the numbers 2, 4, 6 make four equations 2 + 4 = 6, 4 + 2 = 6, 6 - 2 = 4, 6 - 4 = 2

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to the 12 x tables. Start with one lot and work on that for the week, e.g. 6 x tables
Blogging
With an adult, have a look through some of the posts on your class blog. Get a family member to sit and write a comment with you on the class blog. Try asking 1-2 questions and at the end of the comment add both your names.
Literacy 1:
Whilst reading at home this week, think about the characters, setting, problem and resolution in the story you’re reading.
Write a story map or plan that includes: details of your  character and settings, and the problem/conflict and how it’s resolved, like we have practised in class.

Literacy 2: Reading Comprehension:
Text to self, text and world
Read a few more chapters of the book you are currently reading. Once done, write the title and author in your homework book. Write half a page about how this story connects to your life or to another text or to the world (or a mixture of these).
INQUIRY – Global Celebrations
Talk to your parents about global celebrations that you know of or celebrate in your family. Write what you know about each of these celebrations in your homework book. Why do people celebrate these events?

Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc.


Spelling Week 6:
used to
struck
find
tied
aunt
craft
plenty
pencil
panic
oval
senior
service
choose
piece
picnic
pretence
accept
almond
agreeable
immediately
junior
second
given
threw
through
affection
agreement
ancestor
differently
advertise
 

Spelling Week 5:
anyway
anyone
somebody
somewhere
people
writing
climb
wrote
fourth
silence
downstairs
oval
pyjamas
aboard
animal
giraffe
special
fantastic
gorilla
elephant
apparently
sincerely
actually
fortunately
eventually
unfortunately
generally
awfully
immediately
diagonally

Homework Weeks 4 & 5, Term 3 - Due Friday 19th August
  • All homework must be presented in a neat, easy to read way in your Homework Book.
  • This means your handwriting needs to be neat and on the lines in your book. Please do not rush.
MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
Complete your Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check (Spelling) 3 nights a week.

*Diaries & homework books need to be brought to school EVERY day, especially on Fridays.
MATHEMATICS 1: Number Puzzle
Solve this number puzzle. The magic number is 15. All rows, columns and diagonals should equal 15.




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MATHEMATICS 2: Come up with and solve four addition problems and four subtraction problems in algorithm form (3 digit numbers or more).
Remember: When subtracting the bigger number sits on the top and some problems have trading and others don’t.
INQUIRY – Celebrations
Talk to your parents about the events that you celebrate as a family. Write about what you do to celebrate these events in your homework book. Do you have any celebration rituals?
Literacy 1:
Computer Skills - Practice your typing skills. Go to this typing website http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/g8s4pb547b and choose an activity at your level to play:
Write a couple of sentences in your homework book about what letters you practiced typing.

Literacy 2:
Using the letters that make up your name, choose a word for each letter. Using a dictionary, look up the definition of the word and write it down. Try to choose words you aren't exactly sure of the meaning.
Religion
Teach your family about the Initiation Sacraments - Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.

Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc

Spelling, Term 3 week 4:
  1. fright
  2. signs
  3. fighter
  4. tonight
  5. flight
  6. eighteen
  7. lights
  8. sleigh
  9. sight
  10. although
wanted
talking
watched
asked
carried
changed
exploring
realised
thinking
worked
refugee
travel agent
judge
poet
accountant
plumber
musician
venue
statue
menu
 

Spelling, Term 3 week 3:
basketball
spacecraft
somebody
somewhere
anyone
anyway
Sydney
valley
donkey
grey
third
service
heard
search
early
stadium
athletics
delicate
distribute
decision
earlier
thirty
turtle
purpose
surface
desperate
argument
chocolate
envelope
exercise


Homework Weeks 2 & 3, Term 3 - Due Friday 5th August 
All homework must be presented in a neat, easy to read way in your Homework Book.
This means your handwriting needs to be neat and on the lines in your book. Please do not rush.

MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
Complete your Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check (Spelling) 3 nights a week.

*Diaries & homework books need to be brought to school EVERY day, especially on Fridays.
Maths 1:
Play some times tables games with your family. These could be in the form of card games, dice games or even times tables races with a sibling/family member.

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to the 12 x tables. Start with one lot and work on that for the week, e.g. 6 x tables
Blogging
Write a blog post on the topic of NAIDOC Week. Include what NAIDOC week is, what the letters of NAIDOC stand for and why is it special for Australians.
Literacy 1:
Write a short story of one of your favourite memories of you doing something you’ve loved. Ensure that this story has as much descriptive language in it as you can.

Literacy 2:
Look up and analyse the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags.
Write about the meaning behind each flag design and why they’re represented in that particular way.
Religion
Draw a symbol for the Sacrament of Communion.


Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc
Spelling week 2, term 3:
secret
silver
rather
siren
soccer
taxi
February
problem
tiger
twenty
restore
before
drawer
autumn
quarter
tablet
drowsy
elbow
during
capsule
awards
forwards
towards
sausage
caution
dungeon
triathlon
marathon
marvellous
capsicum
 

Spelling week 1, term 3:
shall
facts
else
yours
word
key
jail
drank
die
tried
wolf
tiny
aunt
pilot
else
present
goal
floats
taxi
tiger
rabbits
bottle
medal
lemon
minute
cafe
cavern
advertise
definite
Australian


Homework Weeks’ 8 & 9 - BIOLOGY science experiment

  • Over the Next 2 weeks you will think of a question about living things that you would like to test and find answers to.
  • Time will be spent in class doing this but also it will be your only “should do” homework.
  • You might want to explore some of the different areas of biology (study of living things and their adaptations), such as life cycles of plants, animal behaviour that you observe over time, how plants grow etc.
  • You are expected to complete a Science Report template (see below) and collect materials for them to demonstrate your experiment at our BIOLOGY SCIENCE FAIR in week 11.
  • Evidence of your experiment could come in the form of:
    • Photos
    • Videos
    • Drawings
    • Detailed notes
  • Youtube videos that you have permission to watch about how to do certain experiments could help with this project.

Possible resources:




Science Report - Blank Template



Name of Scientist:                                                    Date:

Hypothesis: (what do you think you will find?  Why?)

Materials (what equipment do I need?)

Methods (what are the steps?)
Results (what happened?)

Discussion: (Questions to ask class to provoke discussion)

Diagram (draw a picture showing what happened) Use Google drawing

Conclusion (why do you think this happened?)
  

Spelling Week 8:
 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
weekend
fortnight
year
helmet
siren
panic
trousers
lion
archery
melody
energy
celery
rugby
parents
ambulance
surface
silence
no one
deposit
apricot
terminal
kitchen
wicked


Spelling Week 6:
 
eleven
twelve
thirteen
fourteen
fifteen
sixteen
seventeen
eighteen
nineteen
zero
sure
tied
toes
shoes
used to
birth
berth
ceiling
sealing
cereal

arrived
quarter
questions
quiet
quite
serial
funnel
vessel
rebel
bagel

Homework Weeks 6 & 7, Term 2 - Due Friday June 2nd
  • All homework must be presented in a neat, easy to read way in your Homework Book.
  • This means your handwriting needs to be neat and on the lines in your book. Please do not rush.
MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
Complete your Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check (Spelling) 3 nights a week.

*Diaries & homework books need to be brought to school EVERY day, especially on Fridays.
Maths 1:
Write and draw 5 examples of odd and even numbers at home or in the community.

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to the 12 x tables. Start with one lot and work on that for the week, e.g. 6 x tables
Inquiry/Writing Online
In your google drive write a review of our excursion to Healesville Sanctuary. Describe your favourite parts and some of the things you discovered on the day.
Literacy 1:
Write an Information Report on your favourite musician, singer, actor, author, dancer. Include these sections - characteristics, where they come from, what they do and their achievements. REMEMBER to introduce them at the start and finish with a conclusion.

Literacy 2:
Go to this site http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4633221.htm watch the video about the platypus and complete a Y-Chart on:
What do you think?
What do you feel?
What do you wonder?
Religion: Reconciliation
Describe a time when you “Missed the Point” and healed a relationship with someone else.

Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc


Spelling Week 4:
haven
other
some
same
every
even
full
put
was
saw
breeze
agree
usual
banana
knife
supervisor
conductor
tutor
author
inventor
knight
know
music
nothing
parents
inspector
dentist
chemist
walker
scuba diver

Homework Weeks 4 & 5, Term 2 - Due Friday May 19th
  • All homework must be presented in a neat, easy to read way in your Homework Book.
  • This means your handwriting needs to be neat and on the lines in your book. Please do not rush.
MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
Complete your Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check (Spelling) 3 nights a week.

*Diaries & homework books need to be brought to school EVERY day, especially on Fridays.
Maths 1:
Write and draw 5 examples of using fractions at home or in the community.


Times Tables
Practise your tables up to the 12 x tables. Start with one lot and work on that for the week, e.g. 6 x tables
Inquiry/Reading Online
Go to the website “Act Wild” http://www.actwild.org.au/ and read the facts about wildlife and what actions people are taking to save certain species. Tell us about what you do to help local wildlife.
Literacy 1:
Record in your homework book the differences between a Narrative and a Persuasive piece of writing. In dot points under each heading, record what makes them different.

Literacy 2:
Write a short story that contains the following:
At least 1 adjective to describe each noun (person, place or thing), 1 adverb to describe at least one of the verbs (carefully climbing ) and one simile (e.g. as fast as lightning)
Religion
Have a discussion around the dinner table about Pentecost. Explain to your family what you know and what you have learnt about the topic.

Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc


Spelling Week 3:
 
internet
better
shower
silver
across
finally
gather
flowers
knew
half
which
while
white
who
whose
labour
savour
colour
favourite
harbour
neigh
why
beautiful
buy
safety
siren
neighbour
favour
honour
flavour
glamour


Homework Weeks 2 & 3, Term 2 - Due Friday May 5th
  • All homework must be presented in a neat, easy to read way in your Homework Book.
  • This means your handwriting needs to be neat and on the lines in your book. Please do not rush.
MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.


Spelling
Complete your Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check (Spelling) 3 nights a week.

*Diaries & homework books need to be brought to school EVERY day, especially on Fridays.
Maths 1:
Write and draw 4 multiplication arrays in your homework book.


Times Tables
Practise your tables up to the 12 x tables. Start with one lot and work on that for the week, e.g. 6 x tables
Blogging
Write a blog post on the topic of Anzac Day. Include what Anzac day is, what the letters of Anzac stand for and why is it special for Australians. If you have time also research what is a dawn service and why do people attend.
You may want to use this website for information.
https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac/anzac-tradition/
Literacy 1:
Write a short story including all the elements learnt in class. A short story needs an introduction, setting, characters, problem and a solution. Practise writing this in a time frame of 40 minutes.

Literacy 2:
Using the letters that make up your name, choose a word for each letter. Using a dictionary, look up the definition of the word and write it down. Try to choose words you aren't exactly sure of the meaning.
Religion
Try and do something nice for a family member this week. Record in your homework book your action.


Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc
Spelling Week 2:
 
proud
houses
about
found
mouth
loud
mouse
around
ground
sound

quickly
quietly
quite
receive
shouldn’t
casual
manual
usual
personal
legal




their
they’re
they’ll
thought
through
feral
dental
sandal
actual
mental
 


TERM 2, Week 1 Spelling: 
 
film
strong
holiday
attic
every
drank
jaws
little
sorry
later
forgive
friend
however
colour
sandwich
fighter
frighten
straight
thought
eighty

forty
fright
heavy
none
early
eighth
although
enough
through
brought

Spelling Week 7:

where
why
good
eight
lunch
crash
struck
crept
bank
hold
reached
sleeping
joined
dropped
wondered
bundle
handle
needle
saddle
waddle



enjoyed
belonged
hopped
hoped
wicked
juggle
able
fable
jungle
comfortable


Homework Weeks 6 & 7, term 1 - due Friday March 17th
  • All homework must be presented in a neat, easy to read way in your Homework Book.
  • This means your handwriting needs to be neat and on the lines in your book. Please do not rush.
MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
Complete your Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check (Spelling) 3 nights a week.

*Diaries & homework books need to be brought to school EVERY day, especially on Fridays.
Maths 1: Place Value
Re-write these numbers in expanded notation, as numerals and as words:
E.g. 2416 is 2000 + 400 + 10 + 6
Two thousand, four hundred and sixteen.
1790      6205      2090        12, 749
3632       5611      9099       84, 307

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to the 10 x tables. Start with one lot and work on that for the week, e.g. 6 x tables
Religion
Read the 2017 Lenten Goals sheet that Father Dishan has sent home, with your family.

Blogging
Grade 4’s write a blog post about what skills you learnt in P.E. this week
Grade 3’s go on to the grade 5/6’s blogs and use the 5 step process to write a comment.
Literacy 1:
Write 3 examples of an emotive sentence and a non-emotive sentence that it matches.
E.g. Non-emotive sentence: The man carried the possum out of the house
Emotive sentence: The man raced out of the house with a screaming possum squirming in his arms

Literacy 2:
Book Club: In the back of your homework book start compiling a list of all the books you have read this year. Add to this list each time you finish another book. Can you beat Ms Scott’s record of 30 books, set in 2016?
Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc
  
also
front
son
other
none
always
once
everyone
mother
done
building
boiling
boring
peculiar
visitor
caught
naughty
daughter
haughty
slaughter

record
football
interest
public
kicked
draught
laughter
distraught
except
earlier
 

 
MIDDLE S HOMEWORK

Homework Weeks 4 & 5, term 1 - due Friday March 3rd
  • All homework must be presented in a neat , easy to read way. This means your handwriting needs to be neat on the lines in your book. Please don’t rush.
MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
Complete your Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check (Spelling) 3 nights a week.

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to the 10 x tables. Start with one lot and work on that for the week, e.g. 6 x tables
Maths 1:
Find 5 objects around your house of varying sizes and measure their length, width and height. Record your findings in a neat table (as we did in maths class on Friday).

Maths 2:
Plot your results from the measuring task on a number line that you write in your homework book.
Religion
Write 3 ways that you acted like a “Good Shepherd” at home or school this week.

Blogging
Write a post for one of your maths OR literacy tasks, edit it, show it to your family and publish it. If you include pictures they MUST be “labelled for reuse”.
Literacy 1:
Ask your family to help you research 5 sets of homophones (e.g. they’re/their/there) and write them in a sentence.

Literacy 2:
Write a recount of your week at school. Remember to use interesting describing words, list all events in the right order and check your work for FULL STOPS and CAPITAL LETTERS. Also what could you write instead of saying, “and then…” between events?
Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc
work
having
what         some
times       Thursday
five 
move
they        
those
January
February
March
April
May
June
ambulance
entrance
silence
used to
have to
July
August
September
October
November
December
woman
women
certain
curtain
service













SENIORS HOMEWORK
Homework Term 4 weeks 8 and 9 - Due Friday Dec. 2nd
MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
The expectation is to do LSCWC x1 a week and write out each word in a sentence x1 a week

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to 15x (unless you have memorised them all)
Maths:
Draw a floor plan of your dream bedroom, using a variety of different angles. Name and measure all the angles. Label neatly.

Religion
Creation- What a Wonderful World...write a prayer of praise for creation (on your blog or in your HW book) . Base your ideas on the Canticle of Creatures written by St Francis of Assisi.
Inquiry:
Write a news report about a current natural disaster. The report may be on your blog or in your homework book.

Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc


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Homework Term 4 weeks 4, 5 AND 6. Due the day before CAMP (Nov 8th)

MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
The expectation is to do LSCWC x1 a week and write out each word in a sentence x1 a week

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to 15x (unless you have memorised them all)
Maths :
Choose 6 skip counting patterns (3 forwards and 3 backwards). Your patterns must involve decimals and you need to have at least 10 decimal numbers written for each pattern you create.


Religion
How could you raise awareness of stewardship of creation with the people you know?  
View the caritas website with the copy of the Pope’s 2013 World Environment Day Speech.
CREATE a Prezi, short movie slide show or poster that communicates your key message.
Inquiry
Work on your inquiry PLT comparing 2 countries.
Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc






Homework Term 4 weeks 2-3


MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
The expectation is to do LSCWCh x1 a week and write out each word in a sentence x1 a week

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to 15x (unless you have memorised them all)
Maths - Estimation
Complete maths worksheets provided. Sheet for Year 5’s and one sheet for year 6’s.






Religion
In your own words write a paragraph about what you think the word stewardship means. Discuss how you are a steward of creation. 

Literacy/Blogging
Write a descriptive passage that uses adjectival phrases for the following nouns. (House, garden, ocean)
Inquiry
Research what geography means and why it is important to learn about it.
Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc




Homework Term 3 weeks 8-9
MUST DO
SHOULD DO / COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
The expectation is to do LSCWCh x1 a week and write out each word in a sentence x1 a week

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to 15x (unless you have memorised them all)
Reflection of Parliament House and State Library
Following our excursion to Parliament House and the State Library write a detailed reflection about your new learning and understandings you have.  You may also like to write about some wonderings you might have now after visiting these places. Other elements you might like to include are:
How you worked in a team. What were some of the skills that you demonstrated when working with your team.   
What your mapping skills are like and has the excursion given you an insight into the streets and roads in Melbourne.
What landmarks that you visited that made an impact on you and why?
The train journey and walking in the city
Inside Parliament House - the layout and architecture of the building
Inside The State Library- what did you take away from this experience?  
INQUIRY PLT
Use this week to finish off your Inquiry PLT as we will present in class in Weeks 8 and 9.  



Homework Term 3 weeks 5-6
MUST DO
SHOULD DO / COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
1 x write out your words using L,S,C, W, Ch
1 x write EVERY word in a separate sentence to show you understand what it means (you may need to look it up in the dictionary).

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to 15x (unless you have memorised them all)
Research Brazil, Rio De Janeiro and the Olympic games
This will be the only homework task for the next 2 weeks. Choose 4 of the topics listed below and research them. Your research can be presented any way you like, e.g. poster, video, info-graphic, prezi, or look for a new chrome app that would be good to use and teach the rest of us!
  • Politics of Brazil/Rio
  • History of Brazil/Rio
  • Geography of Brazil/Rio
  • Language of Brazil/Rio
  • Religion of Brazil/Rio
  • Economics of Brazil/Rio
  • Rio 2016 Olympics: investigate the preparation for this Olympics. What have been some of the challenges and controversies for the city of Rio to be able to hold the games?
  • History of the Olympic Games from Ancient time to now



Homework Term 3 weeks 3-4

MUST DO
SHOULD DO
COULD DO
Reading
Read for 15-20 minutes, at least 3 nights, and have a parent sign your diary. More reading would be wonderful! Make sure you have a book to read at school each morning.

Spelling
Complete your Look, Cover, Write, and Check (Spelling) 3 nights a week.

Times Tables
Practise your tables up to 15x (unless you have memorised them all)
Maths 1:
Draw a map of your local neighbourhood and include your local shops/shopping centre. Include a compass with 8 compass points labeled. Then draw in different colours 3 different ways to travel from your house to the shops. THEN, pick the shortest way and write in words the directions you would give a house guest to get to your local shops.

Maths/Religion 2:
Search online for a map of Israel, add it to a Google Map you have created and label/pin it with the places you have read about in the Bible or during our class brainstorm. Each pin could have a description of the Bible story that takes place there.

**Have you had a turn with the Maths Bags?
Religion
Choose your favourite book of the Bible and complete a data chart that answers these questions:
Who are the main characters/people? What happens/main events? What symbols of God are present? Where does the story take place?

Literacy/Blogging
Research a famous Australian women or indigenous from the late 1800’s and 1920’s.  Find out all that you can about them. What was their contribution to Australia? Where did they live and work? Record important dates throughout their life.
Literacy
Write a review of a cafe, restaurant, TV show or movie you have experienced over the weekend.

Extra tasks
Use this choice for sports training, family exercise, tutoring, music, dance, cooking etc
Inquiry/Literacy
Investigate Democracy in  another country and answer these questions: What is their history of democratic government? When were people allowed to vote? When were women and indigenous people allowed to vote? How does their system of government differ from ours?


Homework Term 3 weeks 1-2 Due Date: Friday 22nd July, 2016
EVERY Night you need to: 
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature
  • Practise your tables up to 15x (unless you have memorised them all)
  • Use L.S.C.W.C. to learn your spelling for the WEEK 2 SPELLING words. 
Do you ever notice how when you are happy or sad and you turn on your iPod every song seems to fit what you are going through?
Are there certain songs that no matter how many times you listen to them you never get tired of them?
Are there any songs that have inspired you? 
Are there songs that pump you up and make you feel like you could accomplish anything?
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions then you understand how powerful songs can be


Your Personal Soundtrack

As part of our introduction to the Inquiry topic of Story and as a way to get to know more about each other, the homework task for the next 2 weeks is to create a "personal soundtrack".

Here is your assignment: 

Imagine your whole life was being made into a movie. It could be a movie from the time you were a little kid until now, or it can be a movie about where you are currently. Create the soundtrack to that movie. You must come up with at least 5 tracks but no more than 10 that will become your personal soundtrack. This will involve you thinking about the music that has influenced you most in your life so far. The songs or music may come from a multitude of sources and cover any genre. For each song you choose please include the reasons you have chosen the song as well as your age at the time. Put some thought into this. Remember they should be songs that represent a certain time period or event in your life.

When you have chosen your songs, you may wish to design a CD cover for your soundtrack.

You can present your soundtrack in any way you like, but you are expected to include the following:

Please tick
Please include the following in your soundtrack

At least 5 songs (with a URL link)

The title and artist for each song

A brief written explanation for choosing each song

How old you were at the time the song first made an impact on you

Your complete personal soundtrack will be presented to a small group of classmates, but you will choose your favourite song to share with the whole class.



Homework Term 2 weeks 8-10                                                 Due Date: Friday 17th June
EVERY Night you need to: 
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature
  • Practise your tables up to 15x
  • Use LSCWC to learn your spelling for the week. T he SPELLING words have been emailed to you.
MUST DO: TERM 2 Physics Personal Learning Task - ENERGY 
Choose an area of ENERGY that you would like to explore further. Think about how you would like to approach your learning: posing an hypothesis and performing an experiment to test it. OR pose a rich question and other questions that will drive your research or investigation. THEN, think about how you would like to explore your learning and what action you would like to take to have an impact within the wider community. During the last week of school you will present your findings to the class.
Due: 17th June, Presentations in the final week of Term 2- (20th June)
Content
Focus
Presentation
Action
Renewable Energy
Wind Energy
Nuclear Energy
Tidal Power
Solar Energy
Geo-thermal
Biomass fuel
Hydro-energy
Non-renewable energy
Coal
Gas
Oil
New ways to create energy
Moon power
Human body heat energy
Lightning Energy
Motors
Generators
Static electricity
Magnetic force
Hypothesis
Rich Question
Sub questions to drive research and investigations
Research
·  Experiments
·  Inventions
·  Pamphlets
·  Models
·  Diagrams
·  Graphs
·  Infographic
·  Movie/iMovie
·  Advertisement
·  Kahoot - detailed
·   Storybird
·   Prezi
·   Competition
·   Improve an already made product
·   Design Process
·   Google apps
Signs at your local park
Expo
Information Table
Action at school
Action in the community
Online project
Blogging
Question Box
Campaigning


This table is to be filled in by you!

Topic/Content
Issue
Presentation
Action
The type of Energy you are exploring
·        Rich Question
·        Sub questions
·       Hypothesis
How will you present this?
What action can you take from your research?

 

ASSESSMENT RUBRIC: Physics and ENERGY “Personal Learning Task”
Name:                                                                                                                                 May 2016
*
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*****
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Information Content
Information does not make sense
Not enough evidence of research
Acceptable information
Evidence of satisfactory research
Information highly accurate
Evidence of detailed research
Outstanding and highly accurate information
Used many resources
Evidence of thorough research
Oral Presentation
Poor use of cue cards
Speaks softly
Poor Eye contact
Poor posture
Knows most information
Satisfactory use of cue cards
Speaks clearly
Some eye contact
Satisfactory posture
Knows information
Good use of cue cards
Speaks clearly and loudly
Good eye contact
Satisfactory posture
Knows and understands information
Effective use of cue cards if required
Speaks clearly  and confidently with projecting voice
Effective eye contact
Excellent posture
Presentation
Presentation ineffective
Difficult to follow
Did not engage audience
Effective presentation
Easy to follow
Audience engaged
Satisfactory tool used
Highly effective presentation
Clear and easy to follow
Creative work
Audience engaged
Good use of pictures
Effective tool used
Outstanding, high-quality presentation
Exceptionally clear and easy to follow
Audience highly engaged
Interactive elements
Outstanding presentation of  images, poster and display
Outstanding and effective use of tool
Detail/ Questions
Little evidence of questions
Narrow questions
Attempted to answer Rich question and sub question
Answered rich question and satisfactory sub questions
Effectively answers rich question and effective open sub questions
Action
There was no action taken to share your learning with the wider community
There was some evidence of taking action to share your learning with the wider community
You took action to share your learning with the wider community
You thoughtfully and carefully prepared an action to share your learning with the wider community
Teacher Assessment
Student Assessment


Homework Term 2 weeks 6-7                                                 Due Date: Friday 27th May
EVERY Night you need to: 
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature
  • Practise your tables up to 15x
  • Use LSCWC to learn your spelling for the week
MUST DO: One literacy Activity and one Numeracy Activity 
 LITERACY -  Find a newspaper article about a science discovery/news. Paste the article in your homework book and write a response to it. Discuss briefly, what the discovery is about, what benefit this knowledge provides us and what the specific science aspect is.
LITERACY -  Write all your Spelling words in a WORDLE.  If you write the tricky ones more than once they will be bigger. Print it off or embed it into your blog.    
INQUIRY - Use the science report template provided and conduct a science experiment at home of your choice.  (If you have not completed this activity you must do this so you can share your experiment with your class.)
MATHS: Click on the following link and complete the following game:
MATHS: Write a description of what a line, pie and bar graph are. Survey your family on a particular topic of your choice and then using this data create a table and then a graph (of your choice) to display the data. Write 4 key statements about the data that stand out to you.
BLOGGING: Complete the next challenge on the Student Blogging Challenge website. 


Homework Term 2 weeks 4-5             Due Date: Friday 13th May
EVERY Night you need to:
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature. It's also a good idea if you can read aloud to your parents for 10 mins each night and then make them ask you questions about what you read (set a timer so you don't go over 10 mins - unless you want to ;)
  • Practise your target tables up to 15x
  • Use Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check to learn your spelling for the week 
MUST DO: One literacy Activity and one Numeracy Activity
Literacy - Write a narrative- that has a clear problem and a solution. If you would like to use this website to help plan your narrative.


Literacy -  Write the rules for the apostrophe of possession.   

Inquiry - Use the science report template provided and conduct a science experiment at home of your choice.  

Religion -Write a prayer of gratitude for your Mum. Present it to her and make sure you have checked your spelling and decorated it.

MATHS: Visit Study ladder and complete the division problems  for as high a level as you can.

MATHS: Complete the Chance Game, Want Fly Soup or Vile Burgers? http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/32336/the-foul-food-maker-questions-1
BLOGGING: Complete the next challenge on the Student Blogging Challenge website.



Homework Term 2 weeks 2-3

Due Date: 29th April 

EVERY Night you need to:
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature. It's also a good idea if you can read aloud to your parents for 10 mins each night and then make them ask you questions about what you read (set a timer so you don't go over 10 mins - unless you want to ;)
  • Practise your target tables up to 15x
  • Use Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check to learn your spelling for the week

MUST DO: One literacy Activity and one Numeracy Activity

Literacy - write a short story that contains at least 5 compound words. These can be from week 1 spelling or from others you discover yourself

Literacy -  After you attend the ANZAC day Ceremony at Box Hill R.S.L. write a reflection about the event and how it made an impact on you

Inquiry - Investigate a physics experiment that you would like to share with the class.  Record the type of physics and the science concepts behind it.  Record the materials you might need.

Religion - Write a paragraph about what Easter means to you and your family.  Discuss how you celebrate this occasion.

MATHS: Create a cartoon sequence to explain how to add and subtract fractions. Include examples of both processes. Make sure that it is clear and colourful.

MATHS: Write down five examples of how fractions are used in everyday life. Include an equation for each example.
BLOGGING: Complete the next challenge on the Student Blogging Challenge website



Homework Weeks 1 & 2, term 2 2016                      Due Date: Friday April 15th 
EVERY Night you need to:
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature. It's also a good idea if you can read aloud to your parents for 10 mins each night and then make them ask you questions about what you read (set a timer so you don't go over 10 mins - unless you want to ;)
  • Practise your target tables up to 15x
  • Use Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check to learn your spelling for the week
*Tasks will start next week

Spelling 

A: Letter Patterns- ace,age
palace disgrace
replace surface
message passage
manage damage

Z: Words that end in “able” and “ible”
reliable    capable
miserable   valuable    flexible    invisible
horrible     eligible

Q: al,ial,el,le
optical     skeletal      beneficial      sequential
excel     parallel      particle     vehicle
Extra Words: Compound Words
passionfruit      saddlebag     upstage     foolhardy
stowaway     hovercraft     waterhole      leeway


Homework Weeks 8 & 9 term 1 2016                      Due Date: Thursday 10th March  

EVERY Night you need to:
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature. It's also a good idea if you can read aloud to your parents for 10 mins each night and then make them ask you questions about what you read (set a timer so you don't go over 10 mins - unless you want to ;)
  • Practise your tables up to 15x
  • Use Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check to learn your spelling for the week
 Spelling will go over the last 2 weeks of term:
A:Final Consonant Blends - lt, ct, lp, pt
guilt insult
subtract contract
gulp kelp slept script

Z: Words that contain “al” and “ic”
equal logical
medical usual
official identical
tragic automatic

Q: Words that contain ion, ior, ian, iar
tuition rational superior inferior median
alliance peculiar diarrhoea

EXTRA WORDS: fault quilt elect pulp scripture exempt

•ALSO, Select 4 personal words from your general writing/reading tasks

MUST DO:
Instead of tasks the Seniors homework for the rest of term 2 will consist of their Inquiry PLT they began in class on Wed March 9th.


Inquiry PLT

              

  • This will be an Individual project

  • You could do this as a slide-show or a video or a digital book etc., with one question per slide.
  • You have 2 weeks to complete it, including as homework, so you can share your PLT with the OTHER class as a Seniors only expo.

  1. Brainstorm with the whole class what things affect our bodies in positive and negative ways:
  2. Research and respond to these questions:    

    1. Why is it important to keep our body systems healthy?
    2. What things affect our bodies in positive and negative ways?
    3. Why do people make poor choices about healthy lifestyles?

    1. How do we respect and look after our bodies and minds and why is this important for people of faith?

    1. What choices can we make to sustain the health of our body?

      3. Choose a healthy lifestyle goal that you would like to pursue.

    1. What changes would you make?
    2. How would you know if you're successful with this goal?

Self-assessment: students are to complete this table and share the doc with their teacher once it’s completed

What worked well with my project and presentation? Why did it work?

What didn’t work so well? Why?

What could I do differently next time?





Homework Weeks 6/7 term 1 2016                               Due Date: Thursday 10th March

EVERY Night you need to:
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature
  • Practise your tables up to 15x
  • Use Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check to learn your spelling for the week
MUST DO: One literacy Activity and one Numeracy Activity
  1. Literacy - Analyse an advertisement. Watch an advertisement on T.V. Write down what the advertisement is about. Discuss who the intended audience is and what the advertisement is trying to persuade us to do.
  2. Literacy - Identify five words from a book you have been reading. Find the meanings of these words and a synonym for each word.
  3. Numeracy - Explore Studyladder using your new login details and complete an addition or subtraction task (record what you learnt in your homework book)
  4. Numeracy - Complete the maths worksheet. Complete the working out in your book and paste the worksheet in your book.
  5. RE - Complete one random act of kindness that will make a difference in someone else's life. Visit the website http://www.kindspring.org/ and go to the ideas tab. Remember it HAS to be RANDOM.
  6. Go to google classroom and complete one of the tasks that Mrs Coffa has uploaded. Access google classroom by going into your google drive, then click on the 9 small dots (3 x 3 array) and scroll down to the ‘classroom’ app. You may need to download the app from the Chrome store.
If you have any internet connectivity issue please see your teacher.

Homework Weeks
 4/5 term 1 2016 
EVERY Night you need to:
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature 
  • Practise your tables up to 15x. Start with the number you might be getting stuck on, e.g. the 3 x tables. Write them out 2 x in your homework book. Say them as you write them.
  • Use Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check to learn your spelling for the week.
You must do 4 tasks from the ones listed below:
  1. Literacy – Acronym: Devise an acronym using the words “Live Well” to remember important facts about healthy living.
  2. Literacy – Biography: Complete a biography of an inventor who developed an item that enhanced health and wellbeing, e.g. Graham Clark who invented the bionic ear; or Edward Jenner who pioneered vaccination. The length of biography should be half a page to one page, including a picture (a drawing or an appropriately sourced photo)
  3. Numeracy – Play the Maths game AND watch the video about expanded notation and write a 5 line review about each:
    1. http://www.math4children.com/Grade2/games/Place_value_plank_game/
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEO7g7ALRIw
  4. Numeracy – Make up a song that will help you to remember your trickiest times table
  5. RE – Write a prayer of gratitude to express the MANY things that you are grateful for in your life. Decorate the page that you write it on.
  6. Go to google classroom and complete one of the tasks that Mrs Coffa has uploaded. Access google classroom by going into your google drive, then click on the 9 small dots (3 x 3 array) and scroll down to the ‘classroom’ app. You may need to download the app from the Chrome store.
  7. Go to your student blog and complete the “About Me” page.
 If you have any internet connectivity issue please see your teacher.
Homework tasks are due on Friday February 26th.

Homework term 1, week 3
 EVERY Night you need to:
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature 
  • Practise your tables up to 15x. Start with the number you might be getting stuck on, e.g. the 3 x tables. Write them out 2 x in your homework book. Say them as you write them.
  • Use Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check to learn your spelling for the week.


Homework Guidelines for 2016
The following homework guidelines have been developed after much research, a parent survey and consultation and input from the Teaching Staff.
The Guidelines have aimed to include the key areas of:
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Religious Education
  • Project Based Work
Reading undertaken at home must be recorded and signed off by a parent / guardian.
For those students undertaking spelling homework, this requires sign off by a parent / guardian.
The estimated time students should spend on homework PER NIGHT is:
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Juniors: 25 minutes
  • Middles: 20 – 30 minutes
  • Seniors: 30 minutes

Activities or Tasks Grid Homework

Activities to be included within the Grids should be no more than the following:
  • Middles: 10 Minutes
  • Seniors: 15 Minutes
Within the Grid, there should be 3 Literacy Activities, 3 Numeracy Activities and 2 Religious Education Activities. Students should aim to complete 4 out of 8 activities, over a two (2) week period. The grid work should be relevant to class learning and Inquiry Unit.
If a teacher becomes aware that the “Must” category of homework isn’t occurring, a parent / teacher discussion will occur to discuss any issues, and if required, guidance and strategies will be provided to parents to assist their child.




Archive of 2015 Homework 
term 4 – weeks 7, 8, 9


READING
  • Reading and responding to the text!
  • Please continue to read every night and record it in your diary.



MATHS
  • Times Tables-Record them as inverse operations (using division)



Year 6 – MEMORIES BOOK
  • Add to your notes, creating one or more pages for each year level.
  • Please find some school photos from home that you would like to include in your memories book.

Year 5 Memories
  • It would be great for you to record the highlights of Year Prep to 5. This will be especially useful for you next year.
  • Save it in your Literacy Folder

INQUIRY PLT
Please work on your final Personal Learning Task (PLT), in collaboration with your partner if you are able.
Your aim is take action in some way or to raise awareness, about a particular issue that relates to Climate Justice and a specific Global Goal The Global Goals , as well as responding to the Rich question, “How are we called to care for our common home?”

Your PLT must include:

  • An appropriate Global Goal that matches your issue
  • Evidence of research from a variety of resources, about your issue
  • Reference to one or more Catholic Social Teaching goals
  • An answer to the rich question and sub-questions
  • Evidence and an evaluation of the issue you addressed and HOW you addressed it, e.g. raise awareness/education campaign or another form of action




Homework term 4 - weeks 4, 5 and 6
  • Please read each night and record it in your diary. Discuss the book that you are reading with your parents. Get your parents signature in your diary
  • Practice your times tables up to 15x
  • Complete a spelling task from your Blooms Taxonomy Spelling Grid, to help you learn your spelling words

Complete ALL Tasks
Inquiry/ICT:
Download the game POWER PLAY http://mypowerplay.com.au/ via iTunes or Googl Play. It’s free, does not require log in and is suitable for people 9 years and above.
Play it and review it: What’s it like as a game? Is it an effective way to learn about being energy efficient?
Maths:
ART
Use Upcycling to create a piece of Art that you would give to someone as a present, or that you might put in your garden.
Google Classroom:
Read the email from Mrs Coffa.
Join and create an avatar for yourself.
Join in the conversations
Inquiry/Religion:
Identify an environmental issue you feel strongly about. As you discuss it, include what Catholic Social Teaching tells us about Stewardship of Creation. http://www.caritas.org.au/learn/catholic-social-teaching
Design an action to address it.
Literacy/PE: Go on the PE blog and leave a comment that includes at least one question. http://stlukesphysed.global2.vic.edu.au 
     Week 9 & 10

  • Please read each night and record it in your diary. Discuss the book that you are reading with your parents. Get your parents signature in your diary
  • Practice your times tables up to 15x
  • Complete a spelling task from your Blooms Taxonomy Spelling Grid, to help you learn your spelling words.

End of Term History Task:
Complete your research assignment into a Famous Australian, who has contributed significantly to the growth and development of Australia's story.
Use the rubric in your google drive account to drive your investigation.
This is what an outstanding assignment will contain...

Poster -

Visually striking

Colourful

Neat, Clear

Well designed

Poem -

Neat

Detailed

Informative

Clearly displayed

Question Cards and box -

10 cards

Neatly presented

Good variety of

Rich questions

Originality in question box design

Oral Responses  -

Very detailed information

Presented in character

Expressive, convincing and informative

Evidence of Research  -
Thorough research of life, deeds and major events
Costume  -

Carefully prepared.

True to the era

Display -

Great collection of artefacts, signs, posters.

Map tracing their life

Timeline of events

Glossary and Bibliography-

Glossary-detailed

Bibliography includes Title, Author, Date published, Country of origin







Homework - Term 3     Week 7 & 8

  • Please read each night and record it in your diary. Discuss the book that you are reading with your parents. Get your parents signature in your diary
  • Practice your times tables up to 15x
  • Complete a spelling task from your Blooms Taxonomy Spelling Grid, to help you learn your spelling words.


 Do all the Tasks!:

  1. Poetry: Read the poem about homework at this link http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176546 (It’s funny, particularly if you read it ot the end :) Write your own poem about homework.
  2. Budgeting: Create a budget (you could use google sheets) showing your pocket money income and expenditure for one month. If you don’t receive pocket money then think of a reasonable amount (e.g. $20 or less)
  3. Choose a story from the Old Testament that you really like and recreate it in a creative way, e.g. as a Cartoon, Newspaper report, a movie Script or a Storyboard for a movie
  4. Name the famous Australians on the sheet provided and write 2-3 sentences about 6 of them.


SPELLING

A: “dge”
badge hedge    lodge fudge    knowledge bridge    porridge gadget

Z: “y” at the end
variety    poverty      maturity    charity
creativity    simplicity    safety    activity

Q: Scintillating “sc”
scintillate ascend adolescent fluorescent effervescent miscellaneous conscience susceptible

EXTRA WORDS: More “y endings”
sincerity personality opportunity majority minority
 speciality authority familiarity curiosity similarity probability




Homework - Term 3     Week 5 and 6
  • Please read each night and record it in your diary. Discuss the book that you are reading with your parents. Get your parents signature in your diary
  • Practice your times tables up to 15x
  • Complete a spelling task from your Blooms Taxonomy Spelling Grid, to help you learn your spelling words.

MY FAMILY STORY
In your homework folder in your Google Drive is a list of all the questions and expectations for this fortnight's homework. It is also included below.
Begin to plan your Family Story
Choose who you will interview, e.g. A Grandparent or Great Grandparent
  1. Plan your questions
  2. Set up an interview time and date
  3. You may choose to video or audio record the interview.
  4. Think about how you will present the information-a book, a film, a poster, a photo slideshow,
  5. Ensure they have some historical artefacts to share with you
  • How has your family story contributed to Australia’s story?
  • Why is knowing your family story help build your own story?
My Family Story

Choose a family Member who has an interesting story to tell from their past.
  1. Think about what part of the world they are from
  2. Why did they or their family migrate to Australia?  
  3. What was their childhood like?
  4.  Where did they go to school and what was it like?
  5. What are your family traditions?
  6. Do they have any artefacts from their past?
  7. What special memories do they have from the past?
  8. What are some interesting stories from their family’s past?
  9. Are there any significant family artefacts that have been passed down?
  10. Do you have any interesting family photos to share?
  11. What are the Religious traditions of your family?
**Do you have a family member who would come in and talk to the class?

Week 5 Spelling

Letter patterns- u+e long u sound

 fume    tuneful  costume    fuse    flute     dispute    resume   amuse


Z: oy, ay, ey

annoy   voyage     convey    survey

employ  dismay   quay   storey

Q: Antonyms
  compulsory voluntary positive negative majority minority obsolete contemporary


EXTRA WORDS: Faiths of the World

Hinduism Buddhism Christianity Judaism Sikhism Islam

festivals scriptures prayers symbols rituals ceremonies




Homework: Term 3 - week 3 & 4

EVERY Night you need to:
•             Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your
               parent’s signature
•             Practise your tables up to 15x [remember the goals we set at the parent/teacher interviews]
•             Use Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check to learn your spelling words for the week

Complete 6 of these tasks:
RE 
Research Fr James Dixon: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/dixon-james-1980 
He is known for doing something first in the new colony, in 1803.
Write a short paragraph about him, that includes the answer to that question.

Research a sacred story from the Old or New Testament. Write the
story in your words and why you think it was included in the Bible.

LITERACY
Research the poetry of a famous Australian poet.
Write out your favourite verse from a poem by your selected poet.

Practise a famous Australian poem and learn it "off by heart." Share it
with the class next week.

MATHS
Research the history of clocks. What was the first clock invented? How have
they changed today?

Create your own graph to show the changes in Melbourne's population over
the past 300 years.

ICT/INQUIRY 
Write a blog post about your day in Sovereign Hill. What did you see? What
did you do? What did you learn? Include photos and images.

Start a conversation on Edmodo about our trip to Sovereign Hill. What
things did you learn and HOW did you learn them? Why do you think you
remember certain things from our excursion and not others?

INQUIRY
Create a WANTED Poster for one of the characters featured in the Eureka
uprising. Include details and descriptions of the person. It could be male
or female. Sketch an image of the person.

Create a poster advertising a product, service or business that might be
found at Sovereign Hill.
 
Spelling 
A: Letter patterns-i+e long i sound

guide whine polite dislike mobile decide provide fragile

Z: ui: How many pronunciations do you hear?

fluid guide inquire intuition bruise guitar pursuit suitable

Q: Doubling up
 sufficient territory appropriate curriculum millennium interrogate graffiti suppress

EXTRA WORDS: Groovy Grammar Words
grammar nouns verbs adjectives adverbs pronouns prepositions punctuation question exclamation ellipsis
 
Term 3: Week 1 & 2
 
Religion: Swapping Stories
Students investigate significant and influential stories of people and events in their own family history to share with the class. It can be about a special event or memory or a funny family story.
Maths: Mapping - Walking tour of Blackburn
Create a walking tour around Blackburn, including stops at special parks, playgrounds or places of interest. Include directions and distances. Draw a map of the journey and write a list of directions.
Literacy:
Anagrams- What is an anagram? Write down a list of 15 anagrams. Use 5 of your anagrams to write a short story.
Art:
Mandalas-Research the history of mandalas. When were they first used or created? What is the purpose of creating a mandala? How are they connected to different Religions around the world?
Blogging:
Write a blog post describing 3 things that you did on your holidays. Use descriptive language to give as much detail about the each experience as you can. Include any photos or relevant images also.
Edmodo:
What are you looking forward to in Term 3? What questions do you have about Australian history?

Fire Education:
Create a fire plan for your family home and check that your smoke alarm batteries are working
 
 
 
Term 2 Weeks 10 & 11
Please read each night and record it in your diary. Discuss the book that you are reading with your parents. Get your parents signature in your diary.
Practice your times tables up 15 x
Complete LSCWC every night to learn your spelling words. Complete a spelling task from your Blooms Taxonomy Spelling Grid!
INQUIRY PLT
Please complete your inquiry PLT so that you are ready to present at the Expo on Wednesday morning.
  
ORAL PRESENTATION
  •  Prepare a 1 minute speech about Justice in our world.
  • Include information from your research. What does Justice mean to you?
  • What can we all be doing to make our world more just for everyone?
  • Why is justice important?
  • Give examples of people who work for justice in our society.
SPELLING
Letter patterns-con
consider continue
contain concrete
contest control
concert condition
   
Z: Foods from Italian and French Language
quiche  calamari
spaghetti broccoli
cappuccino champagne
zucchini nougat
   
Q: All about etymology: where do these words come from?
symphony cacophony
synonym antonym
anonymous empathy
pseudonym telepathy
   
EXTRA WORDS: Words from other languages
kayak yoga
bouquet camouflage
karate sushi
origami
Term 2     Weeks 8 & 9
EVERY Night you need to:
• Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can’t stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature
• Practise your tables up to 15x
• Use LSCWC to learn your spelling for the week

Multicultural Recycled Musical Instruments
This task need to be completed by next week, however you may begin it next week as we have the Confirmation Night and the Long Weekend.
Music speaks to everyone in every language. Heal the world through music to help make a world of justice. We would like you to use recycled materials to make an instrument from another country.
  • You will need to research different musical instruments
  • Make a plan of your design and what you will need.
  • Collect suitable recycled materials.
  • Construct your instrument.
  • Test your instrument. Can you improve the design.
  • Make up a tune or song to play on your instrument.
These links might help to inspire you! Good Luck!

SPELLING Week 8
A: Final Consonant Blends – atch, itch
snatch         batch
hatch          scratch
ditch           switch
kitchen       pitch


Z: Prefixes im(only in frint of m and p, in, ir (only with r),il (only with l)
imperfect      impatient
immature      illogical
illegal             irresponsible
indirect          inappropriate


Q: Suffixes ery, ary, ory
library       imaginary   documentary     jewellery
forgery     exploratory     commentary accusatory


EXTRA WORDS: Suffixes (see rules for Z group)
irregular   incomplete   insane   uncertain   irrelevant
inconvenient   impractical     irrational    irresistible

From Catholic Social teaching:
Solidarity, Subsidiarity, Participation,  Stewardship, Dignity


Term 2, weeks 6 & 7

EVERY Night you need to:
•             Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your
               parent’s signature
•             Practise your tables up to 15x
•             Use LSCWC to learn your spelling for the week

Complete all these tasks:
Blogging: Create and share a lesson on punctuation, as a post on your blog. As an example 1.commas have many uses - explain with examples OR 2.nouns can be concrete or abstract, common or proper or collective. Explain in detail and give samples for students to practise.
Edmodo: write a reflection on the Maths and Justice board game you created
Maths: Plan your next family holiday: include a map, directions distances, and attractions at each place you stop – Complete this activity in your homework book
Write a poem about Justice in your homework book: think deeply before you start to write
Literacy: Find a Newspaper article about a Social Justice issue. Paste the article in your homework book and write a response to it.
Literacy: Write all of your spelling words in a WORDLE.  If you write the tricky ones more than once they will be bigger.   Print it off or embed it into your blog!
Religion: Interview a Family member about their Confirmation: Ask them, What was their Saints name? Which Church were they confirmed in? Who was the Bishop? How did they feel? What special memories of the day do they have?



TERM 2 WEEK 4 and 5

EVERY Night you need to:
Read and record it in your diary then ask for your parent's signature
Practise your tables up to 15x
Use LSCWC to learn your spelling for the week

CREATING A BOARD GAME
Over the next two weeks you will need to use your imagination, inquiry
learning and maths skills to create an educational and fun, board game.
The game needs to include a challenge for the players to test their
fraction, decimal and percentage skills.
It needs to have a focus on JUSTICE. Include information and actions to
promote justice.
Your game should also incorporate strong literacy skills. Be descriptive!

1. Name your game
2. Design a bright, clear and colourful board
3. Include cards
4. Make a set of rules for the game
5. Include a maths, literacy and justice focus
6. Play the game with your family and ask them to give you feedback
7. Advertise your game on your blog and include the family feedback
Have FUN!

SPELLING
There will be no spelling for Week 4, due to the school closure days!



TERM 2 WEEK 2 and 3
EVERY Night you need to: 
Read and record it in your diary then ask for your parent's signature
Practise your tables up to 15x
Use LSCWC to learn your spelling for the week

Please select 6 tasks from the list below to be completed over the next two weeks:
RELIGION: Begin discussing, with your family, the choice of a saint's name for Confirmation. You might think of 2-3 saints that interest you and start to research their significance. One student has chosen Mary MacKilllop in honour of our great Australian saint who taught children in the outback. Jot down your thinking and ideas in your HW book. If you are not being confirmed, start selecting a hero who inspired you for their justice work. eg. Fred Hollows
RELIGION: Read the Old Testament scripture passage: Micah 6:8 Find it online at http://bible.oremus.org/ and select the NRSV version. Write the short passage and explain its message.
INQUIRY: Find a newspaper article that identifies an unjust situation. What injustice is being portrayed? Can you think of a solution to the problem? Answer in your HW book.
INQUIRY: Design a poster about JUSTICE including a variety of images and facts about injustices in our world. You may include examples from the video "If the world were a village of 100 people."
LITERACY: Write down a good definition for an alliteration. Write down a poem or verse that uses alliteration.
LITERACY: Write a definition for a metaphor and a simile. Find an example of each in the book that you are currently reading. Record it in your homework book.
MATHS: Create a cartoon sequence to explain how to add and subtract fractions. Include examples of both processes. Make sure that it is clear and colourful.
MATHS: Write down five examples of how fractions are used in everyday life. Include an equation for each example.
BLOGGING: Complete the next challenge on the Student Blogging Challenge website.


TERM 1 WEEK 8 and 9
EVERY Night you need to:
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature 
  • Practise your tables up to 15x 
  • Use LSCWC to learn your spelling for the week 
The final task for Term 1 is to write and present a talk OR "oral presentation"

Research, write and present your point of view on any scientific or environmental issue. Examples could be,"Money spent on Space Travel is worthwhile," OR "Governments should help to fund renewable energy projects."

1.You could talk to your family about a suitable topic, then start your research and get writing. 2.Try and complete writing your presentation by Friday.
3. Make cue cards for your presentation
4. Practise a number of times...in front of a mirror is good!

We will be listening for loud, expressive voices, looking for the ability to make eye contact in three directions and seeing you presenting with a relaxed posture.

It needs to be 1 minute long.

Prepare cue cards and practice your speech.

Also, please complete your personalised Inquiry into an area of space, food or chemical science that addresses a particular need or issue. And remember to complete your Science Booklet in Google Drive.


TERM 1 WEEK 6 and 7

EVERY Night you need to:
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature 
  • Practise your tables up to 15x 
  • Use LSCWC to learn your spelling for the week 
PLEASE complete 6 of the tasks below:

-Using your Blooms Taxonomy Spelling Chart, select 1 task to complete using this weeks spelling words
-Complete one random act of kindness that will make a difference in some one else's life. Visit the website http://www.kindspring.org/ and go to the ideas tab. Remember it HAS to be RANDOM.
-Maths - Visit the 7puzzle maths blog and complete 2 of the puzzles. Write your answer in the comments on 7puzzle blog. Record them in your homework book.
-Explore Studyladder and complete an addition or subtraction task (record what you learnt in your homework book)
-Make up a song about the Twilight Sports
-Research to find out a prayer from a different religion. Write the prayer in your homework book. Write an analysis of the prayer.
-Kitchen Chemistry-Use some household ingredients to complete some kitchen chemistry. 1. Write the procedure 2. Write your predictions 3. Write the outcomes. Take a photo and record it on your blog or in your homework book.

-Visit EDMODO and write a detailed post about what you have learnt about Surrealist Art
-Using some of the techniques you have learnt about surrealism draw your own surrealist image. Remember to use your imagination.


TERM 1 WEEK 4 and 5

EVERY Night you need to:
  • Read for 10-15 mins (unless you can't stop), and record it in your diary then ask for your parent’s signature 
  • Practise your tables up to 15x 
  • Use LSCWC to learn your spelling for the week 

PLEASE complete 6 of the tasks below:
  • Using your Blooms Taxonomy Spelling Chart select 1 task to complete using this weeks spelling words 
  • Complete one random act of kindness that will make a difference in some one else’s life. Visit the website http://www.kindspring.org/ and go to the ideas tab 
  • Explore Studyladder and complete a multiplication task (record what you learnt in your homework book) 
  • Make up a song that will help you to remember your trickiest times table 
  • Write a prayer of gratitude to express the many things that you are grateful for in your life. Decorate the page that you write it on. 
  • Work on your topic on Space from your Inquiry unit in class 
  • Find a new app or website that is about Space/Science. What is it about? What could be done to make it better? Would you recommend this to a friend? 
  • Visit EDMODO and write a detailed post about your learning goals for term 1. What actions will you take to achieve this goal?

2 comments:

  1. Hi Ms Scott, I have just found an interesting Space Site and I thought that it would be good to show the class, here is the URL: http://www.space.com/56-our-solar-system-facts-formation-and-discovery.html.

    Tia

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    1. Hi Tia,

      That is a cool article. Thanks for sharing it. Maybe this is something that you could add on Edmodo. Or tell the class about tomorrow? Some people may be very interested.
      We have some fun videos to share with you during reading time this week...

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