Darebin Community Groups

This week for homework you have been asked to discuss with your family community groups in the area that you are aware of.

Please put your findings on this Padlet.


You can use this website to locate more groups that you are not already aware of. On a poster write the names of the groups you find with a one sentence expaination.


eg: RSL: Support ex-seviceman and their families.




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



Remembrance Day – 2014

Remembrance Ceremony 

What does Remembrance day mean to you? Click below to see the views and opinions from other children from all around the world.

What does Remembrance Day Mean to you?

Hymns, songs and poems used in commemoration ceremonies today

The Ode

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

For the fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is a music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; They sit no more at familiar tables at home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known

As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), poet and art critic. Born Lancashire, England. Educated at Oxford University. Worked at the British Museum. 

Math Puzzles – Gardens

Who has what in their Gardens?

Five friends have their gardens next to one another, where they grow three kinds of crops: fruits (apple, pear, nut, cherry), vegetables (carrot, parsley, gourd, onion) and flowers (aster, rose, tulip, lily).


1. They grow 12 different varieties.

2. Everybody grows exactly 4 different varieties

3. Each variety is at least in one garden.

4. Only one variety is in 4 gardens.

5. Only in one garden are all 3 kinds of crops.

6. Only in one garden are all 4 varieties of one kind of crops.

7. Pear is only in the two border gardens.

8. Paul’s garden is in the middle with no lily.

9. Aster grower doesn’t grow vegetables.

10. Rose growers don’t grow parsley.

11. Nuts grower has also gourd and parsley.

12. In the first garden are apples and cherries.

13. Only in two gardens are cherries.

14. Sam has onions and cherries.

15. Luke grows exactly two kinds of fruit.

16. Tulip is only in two gardens.

17. Apple is in a single garden.

18. Only in one garden next to Zick’s is parsley.

19. Sam’s garden is not on the border.

20. Hank grows neither vegetables nor asters.

21. Paul has exactly three kinds of vegetable.


Who has which garden and what is grown where?