Grade 5/6 Additional Learning Tasks
Welcome to Week 2 of your ‘Additional Learning Tasks’ Grade 5/6! This week we have five tasks for you: one to get you planning, one to get you designing, one to get you researching, one to get you thinking ‘outside the box’ and one to get you dancing!
Task 1: Plan a grocery shopping list and budget. Having a list and a budget when you go to the shops to buy groceries is a great way to make sure you get exactly what you need and don’t forget something really important. It’s also really useful so you can stick to a budget and don’t end up spending all of your grocery money on a trolley full of Cheezels (as tempting as that idea is). Right now, it’s also really important to have a grocery list so that when you go to the shops you can go in, get what you need and then go home again! Your job this week is to have a go planning the meals for your family and ‘shop’ for the groceries you will need. You have a budget of $250.
Plan the meals you’d like to cook for the week and make a list of ingredients you’ll need. Use Coles or Woolies online to find prices for the groceries you need to buy.
How many meals (including snacks) do you need for the week to feed the whole family?
Can you save money by making enough of a recipe to have leftovers for lunch the next day?
Can you buy particular ingredients that can be used in more than one recipe for the week?
Can you stick to your budget? What could you do to make sure you stick to your budget? https://www.woolworths.com.au/ https://www.coles.com.au/
Task 2: Design a new team sport. You will need to think about every part of the game, including:
Number of players on each team
Is it for adults? For kids? For everyone?
Write down your rules and create a scoring sheet (think about the types we use for Inter School Sports).
You will also need to design the field/arena where your sport will be played.
Write down all of your essential information about your new sport and then publish it as a promotional poster or ad telling everyone about it and telling them why they should play!
Task 3: Real Life Learning! There are lots of really useful ‘life’ skills that we don’t always learn in school. If you’d like to learn some of these useful skills, we’ll be including one a week for you to have a go at. Sometimes you’ll need to watch and follow an online tutorial but other times you’ll need to use the research skills you used for your Inquiry Project in Term 1.
Light bulb Moment! You need to change a light bulb. But how do you know which new light bulb to use? They all seem quite different but what’s the difference between them? What’s wattage? What are the different kinds of connections at the base of the bulb? What do you notice about the types of light we use for different spaces in our homes? Why do you think we often use different light for lamps in our bedroom and our kitchen lights? Why are there different light options on phones for day and night? Research and find out! Tell us all about the types of light bulbs and what they are used for. While researching, focus on the skills you have been practicing in Inquiry this year such as key word searches and skinny notes.
Task 4: Thinking ‘Outside The Box’. Thinking ‘Outside the Box’ is a really fun way to challenge your mind and help you to build on your growth mindset. There are LOTS of ways to see and describe the world and below is a question that asks you to push your mind and challenge yourself to answer with reflection and detail. Rather than answering a question with closed one word answers, try to answer a question ‘outside the box’. Provide detail and think deeply about your answer. That might mean thinking about colours, shapes and emotions – which aren’t always easy to describe – to help you answer the question. You can record your answer as a story, a comment, a poem or… another way that best expresses your answer. It’s up to you to think ‘Outside The Box’.
*Explain a flower to someone who has never heard of one or seen one before. What are all the parts? How do they make you feel and why? What do we use them for and why?
Task 5: Make up a dance routine to your favourite song. You can choose to use dance moves you already know and find other ways to dance that you haven’t tried before. Try and incorporate lots of different types of dance styles into your routine. Go online and research different styles of dance. You may need to spend some time practicing some of the more challenging dance styles to make sure you get them just right!