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?


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