Remote and Flexible Learning Term 3: Week 2

Grade 5/6 Additional Learning Tasks

Welcome to your weekly ‘Additional Learning Tasks’ for Week 2. This week we have 5 tasks for you to explore. Have a read through, pick one or more that peaks your interest or maybe even challenges you! Once you’ve completed them, feel free to email your teacher with feedback or your responses and share them with your family and friends. 

Task 1: Explore the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Go to:  https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/21390/engineering-for-mars-the-2020-mission/

Watch and explore the 360 degree video of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and tour their lab while they build the Mars Rover!

What Wonderings does this tour spark for you? 

What would you ask the engineers working at the facility about building rockets, rovers and about space travel? 

Is this a job you’d like to do? Go online and research what it takes to be an NASA engineer or an astronaut. 

Task 2: Planets of the Solar System

Explore this information from Scienceworks about our Solar System at the Scienceworks website:

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/visiting/melbourne-planetarium/planets-of-the-solar-system/

Then, draw and create your own diagram of the solar system.  Watch this video to help you:  

 

Task 3:  Create a house of cards!

Using 1 deck of cards (or more if you have them!) build a house of cards.  How high can you go? What techniques worked really well to make your house stable and tall?  What techniques did not work? How could you improve your house – without using anything other than cards to hold it in place? 

Task 4: Can you solve this shape problem? 

Task 5: Write and perform a play about being an astronaut!

Imagine you’ve just landed on the moon.  What would that experience be like?  Write a play describing your experience as an astronaut and perform it for your family.  Alternatively, include them in your play and give them all roles to play! 

Remote and Flexible Learning Term 3: Week 1

Grade 5/6 Additional Learning Tasks

Welcome back to your weekly ‘Additional Learning Tasks’ for Term 3. This week we have 5 tasks for you to explore. Have a read through, pick one or more that peaks your interest or maybe even challenges you! Once you’ve completed them, feel free to email your teacher with feedback or your responses and share them with your family and friends. 

Task 1: Rearrange Your Bedroom!

Feeling like you need a change? Feeling like you are stuck in the same routine day in day out? Why not have a go at rearranging your bedroom! Draw your current bedroom on one side of a piece of paper then draw how you think you would like it to be changed to. Once you have done this (and checked with your parents), get moving! Changing your room around is a great way to declutter too. Throw out some rubbish, go through your old stuff and see if there is anything you can give away. Take a photo of your new room and send it to your friends! Change is as good as a holiday!

Task 2: Why Do We Cry?

Click here to find out the three reasons why we cry. Once you have watched and listened to the clip, write about the last time you cried and why. How were you feeling? What helped you stop? This can be shared with someone close to you or you can keep it private.

Task 3: Create a Secret Code

Feel like being a bit creative and sneaky? How about creating a secret code that only you and someone close to you know. Instead of using the regular alphabet, replace each letter with either a different letter, a picture or a symbol. Write down your code reference and keep it somewhere safe. Write a note or letter to a friend or family member and watch them try and crack your code!

Task 4: Pizza Time!

Make homemade pizzas for lunch or dinner for your family. Select your base, either homemade or store bought; wraps, bases or english muffins (great for lunch). Pick your sauce (tomato or bbq), top with your favourite toppings. Maybe you could even try a new combination! You’ll need to go shopping for all your ingredients, so it’s best to make a list before you go. Once you have created your pizzas, pop them on a tray and into the oven (ask an adult for help) and remove with a tea towel or oven mitts once they are golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. Let it cool a little and enjoy! Share your recipes with your friends!

Task 5: Breathe…

Ever feel like you just need a timeout from the worries of the world? Download the free ‘3 Minute Mindfulness’ app from the App Store. Once it’s downloaded, get started. Find a quiet spot, get comfortable, close your eyes and listen to the instructions. It only takes 3 minutes. Ask your family not to interrupt you so you can fully immerse yourself. Enjoy your peace and quiet.

Week 9 of Term 2

Our first week back at school after 8 weeks of remote learning has GREAT. Students reconnected with their peers and continued to develop their communication skills through a range of fun games. A gigantic egg appeared on Tuesday and has been moving around the school each day. The students are using the egg as inspiration for a news report. Students also played different math games as part of a Fantastic Finish for our 4 Operations unit. Next week they will use these math games as inspiration to create their own maths games for their peers.

 

 

 

 

REMOTE AND FLEXIBLE LEARNING TERM 2: WEEK 8

Grade 5/6 Additional Learning Tasks

Welcome to Week 8 of your ‘Additional Learning Tasks’ Grade 5/6! This week we have five tasks for you: one to get you walking, one to get you cleaning, one to get you managing your time, one to get thinking ‘outside the box’ and one to get you thinking mathematically!!

Task 1: Plan a 30 min walking circuit. Use Google Maps to plan a walk around your neighbourhood with an adult at home or an older sibling.  Remember, you need to get back to your house within the 30 mins.  What sites from your area would you like to see on your walk?  Can you include a mix of hills and flats on your walk? What about spotting different landmarks? Mix it up and have fun!

Task 2: Real Life Learning: Change the whole bed!  Remember when you practiced changing the doona cover?  Use that skill again to change the whole bed – pillow cases, fitted sheet and doona cover.  Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the things they mention in the video – just use what you have! Now, change every bed in the house.  Ask an adult where to put the dirty sheets if you’re not sure. 

 

Task 3: Ted Ed: How to stay calm under pressure. In Week 5, you watched a video on ‘How To Practice Effectively’.  This week, you can build on that skill, by thinking about staying calm and focusing when you are working on mastering a skill.

 

Make a list of the steps you need to maintain focus and see if you can follow the advice of the Ted Ed experts and include it in your day.

Task 4: Quick Thinkers.

A) Of all the things you are learning, what do you think will be the most useful when you are an adult?

B)How would the world be different if animals could talk?

C)Would you cheat on a test if you knew you would not get caught? Why or why not?

D)If you could grow up to be famous, what would you want to be famous for?

E)If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?

Task 5: Place Value Puzzle. Read each clue to help you figure out the eight-digit number.

______  ______  ______ , ______ ______ ______ . ______ ______

A) Multiply 3 by the number of days in a week. Subtract and write your answer in the thousands place.

B) Add 3 to the difference between 5 and 2. Write your answer in the ones place.

C) Divide the number in the thousands place by itself and then multiply the answer by zero. Write your answer in the tenths place.

D) Subtract the number of days in a weekend from the number of days in February (non-leap year). Divide your answer by 2. Subtract the number in the thousands place from that answer. Write your new answer in the hundredths place.

E) Add the numbers from the tenths, hundredths and ones place, and then divide by 2. Write your answer in the tens place.

F) Divide 16 into the number of hours in two days and write your answer in the hundred thousands place.

G) Multiple the number in the hundred thousands place by the number in the thousands place. Subtract 20 from that answer. Write your new answer in the ten thousands place.

H) Subtract the number in the tens place from the number in the ones place. Write your answer in the hundreds place.

REMOTE & FLEXIBLE LEARNING TERM 2: WEEK 7

Grade 5/6 Additional Learning Tasks

Welcome to Week 7 of your ‘Additional Learning Tasks’ Grade 5/6! This week we have five tasks for you: one to get you sliding letters, one to get you dancing, one to get you reporting, one to get folding and one to get thinking ‘outside the box’!

Task 1: Quote Slide

Hearing inspirational quotes can change your life. They can lift your spirits, enlighten you, encourage you and empower you. Using the letters below, decide which letters can be moved, making words and then displaying a quote. You can only use the letters directly above that space. For example:

   P             I           U          O          A         R         E          H                     T         R          I   

   Y            O          S           T           A                    E          S          A         R 

   M           R          O                        F         K         T                      T         A          Y         E          N         G

M I S T A K E S    A R E    
P R O O F   T H A T        
Y O U   A R E   T R Y I N G

Hints: Look for known letter patterns, notice where there are gaps (these are ends of words) and start with the smaller words.

Have a go at this one!

   Y     O    W     E      W     O     N     L       D              E      S            O      H       C             H      O       S      E

   E     H     U     C      A      F      U     O               S       I     A     T      T      N               H     M      I       G      H 

  P     D      E              R      T      R              N     W      E            P      O               E      W     A      N      C     T   

   T     O     U             C      A       I      L      U

                       

Once completed, have a go at creating your own and try it out on your family!

Task 2: Let’s Dance!

Dancing is a GREAT way to increase endorphins and get your body moving and shaking! Google the clip for ‘All in this together’ from High School Musical. Focus on the chorus and carefully watch the dance moves they do. Try and learn them! Record yourself dancing to the song and email it to you teacher! 20-30sec is enough.

Task 3: Reporter

The Herald Sun needs you to write an article about returning to school safely. You will need to gather facts about Covid 19, include what things need to be put in place so that students and teachers are safe, some quotes from students, teachers or parents about how they are feeling about returning and some repercussions that may happen if we do not comply with the safety measures being put in place. 

Task 4: 

Do you know how to fold a fitted sheet?  They are a very weird shape, so folding them isn’t always an easy task.  Watch this online tutorial and practice with the fitted sheets in your linen cupboard.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN4BsqHC92Y

Task 5: Quick Thinkers!

  1. If you could talk to trees, what do you think they might say? Create a conversation between you and a tree.
  2. Are you more like a river, a lake, an ocean or a waterfall? Why

REMOTE AND FLEXIBLE LEARNING TERM 2: WEEK 6

Grade 5/6 Additional Learning Tasks

Welcome to week 6 of your ‘Additional Learning Tasks’ Grade 5/6! This week we have five tasks for you: one to get you performing, one to get you designing, one to get you helping, one to get searching and one to get thinking ‘outside the box’!

Task 1: Act It Out!

Everyone loves a little drama. Whether it’s a play, movie or a TV show. Here’s your chance to be a star! Select a scene from your favourite movie, memorise the lines and act it out! Record your scene and email it to your teacher. You can use props, people, background music – anything you like! Your video needs to be between 20-60 secs. Get creative and have fun! Who knows, we might have an up and coming Hollywood star amongst us.

Task 2: Course Design

Design your own obstacle course! You might have a cool backyard with a trampoline, a swing set and cubby house or cool trees to climb. These would be a great starting point! If you wanted to make yours indoors, you could use your couch and cushions, chairs, tables, door frames or bed! (Please ask permission from an adult first). Climb over things, under things, squeeze around things. Make it more challenging by balancing something like a book or teddy on your head! If it drops you have to go back to the start. Get creative! Challenge your family too!

Task 3: Can you change a doona (or duvet) cover? 

Where do you even start???  Watch this tutorial to find out.  Then ask if you can change the doona covers in your house. If you get stuck while you’re changing them and at the end it doesn’t look right, just go back and start again. With a bit of practice you’ll master it! 

 

Task 4: How many squares are there? 

Task 5: Quick Thinkers!

  1. If you could choose one thing that costs money and make it for free for everyone forever, what would you choose? Why?
  2. If you could invent a new subject that would be taught to all children in school, what would the subject be? Why do you think children need to learn about this subject?
  3. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
  4. You’ve been stuck inside your house for months. Today you are allowed out, but it’s pouring rain and only 6 degrees. You have no transport to take you anywhere, so if you leave the house, you will get saturated and it will be freezing cold. Do you leave the house? Why or why not? And what will you do?
  5. You have the choice between a piece of your favourite fruit delivered cold to your door everyday for three years or your favourite burger. Which do you choose and why?

REMOTE AND FLEXIBLE LEARNING TERM 2: WEEK 5

Grade 5/6 Additional Learning Tasks

Welcome to week 5 of your ‘Additional Learning Tasks’ Grade 5/6! This week we have five tasks for you: one to get you solving and thinking about thinking, one to get you designing, one to get you moving, one to get you practicing and one to get thinking ‘outside the box’!

Task 1: Can you solve the Red Dragonfly Maths Challenge?

Follow the link to the Red Dragon Maths Challenge.  

Try to solve each maths problem without clicking to reveal the answer.  You can use your maths book to write down the question, so you have space to work it out and show your reasoning.  Try and solve the problem in under 10 mins.  If by 10 mins you’re still solving or you’re just not sure, you can choose to either unlock the answer to check or keep going until you solve it.  If you do unlock the answer, go back and look at your attempt to solve it and see if you can work out what was missing or where you went wrong.  Remember, even if you don’t get the correct answer, that’s ok! Understanding where you went wrong or what was missing from your workings out is just as important in maths as solving the problem!

Start at ‘Get Started’ for more instructions then move on through each task.

Good luck, mathematicians!

https://schoolsequella.det.nsw.edu.au/file/20a29ac1-c6f3-4ca3-84b1-2d8488a4cbcd/1/reddragonfly.zip/index.html

Task 2: Design a new building for Greenhills to be built on the Bruce Oval

It can be used for whatever you like, but whatever the building is for, it must benefit the entire Greenhills school community.  

What would you like the building to be used for? 

What will be inside the building?  

How much will it cost to build?  

You’ll need to research where to get materials and which materials you’ll need.

Design a plan for your building making sure you include EVERYTHING you need to include.  

Write a persuasive letter to Mr Penson and Ms Hough trying to convince them that your design should go ahead.  The perimeter of the Bruce Oval is 50mx60m. Work out what the area is. 

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Task 3: Move Your Body!

Create your own circuit workout! Create 10 stations of different workouts to get your whole body moving. Each station should have a workout of 1 minute with a 30 second break in between. This should total 15 min. Try and select exercises that build strength or raise your heart rate. For example; sit ups (building abdominal strength) star jumps (raising heart rate). If you have exercise equipment around your home like skipping ropes or hand weights, you could incorporate them into your circuit. Otherwise you could use canned food as hand weights and skip without a rope. It still raises your heart rate! Once you’ve created your circuit, why not try it out with your family! 

Task 4: TED ED: How to practice effectively

Why do teachers and coaches ask you to practice a skill? What does practice do to your brain? Watch this video to find out! 

Now that you know more about how important practicing a skill is if you want to improve and master it, think about how you can use practicing into your day for activities you really enjoy doing and for school work that requires practice to remember and improve at.  What do you want to get better at? Which skill would you love to master? 

Make a list of the steps you need to do to practice your skill and see if you can follow the advice of the Ted Ed experts and include it in your day.

Task 5: Quick Thinkers!

  1. You can have any three things that you want.  In return, you must give away three things that are about the same size as the things you get.  What do you give away?
  2. How would life be different if there was no electricity? 
  3. If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
  4. If you could choose a holiday to go on with your best friend, where would you go and why?
  5. What superpower would you like and why?

REMOTE AND FLEXIBLE LEARNING TERM 2: WEEK 4

Grade 5/6 Additional Learning Tasks

Welcome to week 4 of your ‘Additional Learning Tasks’ Grade 5/6! This week we have five tasks for you: one to get you designing, one to get you mixing, one to get you enhancing, one to get you reporting and one to get you deciding!

Task 1: Geometry Star

Log onto Google Classroom and follow the steps to create your own Geometry Star. This is a fun, creative and educational maths activity with a different outcome for everyone! 

Task 2: 

JSC have been busy thinking of ways to keep the school community engaged and have come up with a GREAT idea. CUPCAKES! Who doesn’t love cupcakes? To find this task, log on to Google Classroom and get your creative juices flowing. 

Task 3: Ted Ed Fascinating Feature! 

Ted Ed has some really fascinating videos about different parts of history, science and our world in general.  It also has some great videos to help enhance our writing.  Watch the video below about writing fiction that comes alive. How can you use this information to make your narratives more interesting?  

Listen to the mp4 clip shared by Mrs Barrett in Google Classroom. Once completed, write a paragraph to follow the sentence starter below. Make sure you enhance your writing by applying descriptive language. Add in adjectives, strong verbs, adverbs and onomatopoeia and follow your five senses (taste, smell, see, hear, feel).

As I peacefully stroll back into camp, an eerie feeling comes over me. I gaze nervously around, searching for any sign of life. The cabins are empty, the tents have vanished and the sounds of children laughing and playing in the fields and splashing in the lake have disappeared…

Task 4: Interview an Adult

Getting to know an adult can be difficult. They generally don’t like the same stuff as you, they wear different clothes, their day to day activities/jobs are different and they have been around A LOT longer than you.

Brainstorm some questions you would like to ask an adult in your family. It could be one of your parents, an aunty or uncle or a grandparent.

Conduct your interview, asking 5 questions about their life. Things you don’t know about them. Then record your answers. You may choose to record the interview on your device or simple jot it down. 

Some questions you may like to ask are;

– Where did you go to school and what was it like? (Teachers, classmates, subjects)

– What was your first job? Did you like it? 

– If you could have done or could do any job in the world, what would it be and why?

– Where did you grow up? What was your house like? What did you do to keep busy/occupied at home?

Task 5: Quick Thinkers:

Are you more of a circle or a square?  Why?

Which is the superior meat? Chicken or Beef? Why?

If you could watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Do you prefer maths or writing? Why?

If there was one person you could have dinner with, who would it be, why and what would you ask them?

Enjoy!