Homework Week 4 Term 1

Brainstorm with your parents and make a list of all the different types of volunteer groups that are in your community. eg senior community groups, SES, Rural Fire Service. Choose one of these groups to research what they do for the community.

Use this link to help you find community groups.



Present your findings about three of the groups that you discussed with your family on a poster(coverpaper is available in the classroom for you to take home to use) or using Bookcreator on your iPad.

Your work is due at school on Friday 20th February

Using “wow” words to develop our writing.

‘Wow’ words are adventurous and exciting language that we can use to liven up our speech and writing. Focusing on building our ‘Wow’ words can help our comprehension and improve our written work.

Yesterday, we looked at how “the dress smelled” can be brought to life with some “wow” words and magically transformed into “the long, sparkly, strapless, black dress smelled like perfume” which we noted was much more interesting to read and imagine.

Today, we’re going to look at how we can add some more “wow” words to our writing

For the first activity, choose one of the following story starters and create a story:

1. A woman is jogging down the street with her black Labrador. You smile pleasantly at

her and continue down the road. The woman stops jogging and shouts a warning to you.

You can’t hear that well because of the traffic. You ask her to repeat it, what does

she tell you? Continue the story…

2.. Alone on the beach, the wind whips a little boy’s hair. He looks around but cannot find

his family. He is in a strange country/planet etc. He does not remember the last two

days. What’s happened to him? Where is his family? Why is he there?

3. The boat groans loudly. Everywhere passengers are running and yelling. You know you don’t have

much time but you need to find your friend. You look around but can only see panicked

people who are boarding the lifeboats. You don’t want to leave without her/him, but

you don’t want to stay on a sinking ship…

4. The man/woman started the engine. The purr of it eased his/her tense muscles. It had

been a long time since s/he was in a race car. S/He wondered if it would come back to

him/her. The man/woman eased the car into gear, and slowly pulled out of the parking

lot. Where is s/he going? What is s/he doing in a race car?

5. Pat and Sam have been best friends since they were sixteen. Two months ago they had

had a huge fight and haven’t talked since. What happened? Why haven’t they made up?

6. It is Xmas and everyone is sleeping. Suddenly, you hear the faint sound of sleigh bells


7. You open the dreaded gift from Aunt Bertha, expecting to find the usual useless gift.

You pull out a glowing ball of material you have never seen before. You inspect it for a

moment and then tuck it away in the corner with your other useless gifts. That night,

as you are drifting off to sleep, you hear a faint whirring sound coming from the

corner of your room…

8. When you were little, you could swear there was a monster under your bed–but no one

believed you. On the eve of your 30th birthday, you hear noises coming from under

your bed once again. The monster is back and has an important message to deliver to


What can you do to be a good citizen?

A good citizen is some who respects others and their property.
He/she is helpful and considerate, willing to put others first.
He/she listens to the views of others and thinks about what they have to say.
He/she helps people who are not in a position to help themselves.
He/she respects the environment and does not damage it in anyway.
He/she works hard.
He/she is well mannered and pleasant.
He/she is always willing to learn



Number Arrays

Definition: In maths, an array refers to a set of numbers or objects that will follow a specific pattern. An array is an orderly arrangement, often in rows, columns or a matrix. Arrays are used in multiplication and division as it shows a great visual to show how multiplication can be shown as repeated addition and division can be shown as fair shares.

Create an array with a partner using the materials from the class counting box and then answer these questions,

Describe how the items are arranged in an array. What counting pattern is shown by your array?

How can this pattern be used to find the total number of items in your array?

What is the total number of items in your array?

Write a multiplication sentence to go with your array. Describe how the columns and rows are used to find the parts of a multiplication sentence.

What type of problem can be solved using an array? Write a problem that could be solved using the array you made.
Write the multiplication equation for each of these arrays.













Éste es un chico/ésta es una chica

Éste es un chico/ésta es una chica

Hola Chicos! Today we’re going to begin a story about ourselves in Spanish.

We will be using the document we looked at in class today as a guide:


First, open up a new book ibook in bookmaker.

If your character is a boy, your front page will say: Éste es un chico (with a photo of you or the character you have chosen)

page 1)Este chico se llama (name).

page 2)(Name) es un estudiante de Newlands Primary school.

page 3)(Name) es muy inteligente/talentoso/absurdo/mysterioso/interesante-atlético.

If your character is a girl, your front page will say:


Ésta es un chica (with a photo of you or the character you have chosen)

page 1)Esta chica se llama (name).

page 2)(name) es una estudiante de Newlands Primary school.

page 3)(name) es muy inteligente/talentosa/absurda/mysteriosa/interesante/atlética.

Buenas suerte and I look forward to reading them!

(A few days later) …….. Today, mis chicos, we’re going to add on to our stories. We’re going to use the vocabulary we learned the other day about where we’re from to to include in our stories our characters’ nationality and where they’re from:

You can use the following link to find out your nationality in Spanish:


You can use these slides as examples:







Counting in Spanish

Counting in Spanish

Hola Chicos!

Here you can practice your Spanish números:

1. http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/spanish/topic06/index.htm

Work through the interactive tasks from 1-6

2. http://www.onlinefreespanish.com/level1.htm

Go to lesson 16 Los números 1-10

These are the clips that we used in class: