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Well Being Links

Bullying No Way!

Take a stand together! - videos

Mathematics Resources

Carpetone website

Alien Angles

Measuring Angles

Cool Maths Games

Funbrain Maths Games

Primary Games-Maths- Year 6

Beginners Number Sequence Game

Number patterns and Sequences game

Metric conversion game 1


Fraction worded questions

Adding Fractions - Fruit Splat

Math Games: Fruit Shoot Fractions Addition




Charles Darwin and Natural Selection:
Natural Selection Made Easy

Ecosystems
Ecosystems in Action

Option 2 on Ecosystems

Understanding Ecosystems

Ecosystems and biomes

Ecosystems- Bernie's Pond

Adaptations and Survival







Read about ecosystems and biomes. Define each.
Break off into partners and choose one of the Aquatic biomes.  Freshwater or marine.
Paraphrase key information.
Create an engaging poster with the purpose of giving information about that biome.
Note: You can use other suitable information sources to support your learning.

Literacy Resources

Fact Sheet on Women vs Infograph on women

Explanation Texts - structure and features

Explanation Text Links
How does the water cycle work?
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/h2o6.htm
Reading Journal Entries
Here are some ideas that you can focus on in your entries…
  • Comment on the personality of the writer based on what you have read.
  • Sketch or draw to express your understandings and describe what you have drawn.
  • Share your unique, personal understandings.
  • Include your feelings about what happened in the text and personal memories reading it made you think about.
  • Identify with characters and who and what they remind you of.
  • Visualise yourself as part of the story.
  • Ask any questions you may have and also write what you think the answers might be.
  • Give examples from the text that support your comments and opinions – use evidence!
  • Reflect on your reading ability and how your reading and analyzing skills have developed.
  • Make connections to other books and movies.
  • Comment on something you learnt from the book that you didn’t know before.
  • React to the comments and actions of characters.
  • Make predictions.
  • Reflect on your own writing and compare it to the author’s.
  • Set your own goals for your reading.
  • Give examples from the text, quote passages from the text.
  • Relate the story to your own life.
  • Compare books by the same author.
  • Write about what you would say to the author if you could speak to them.
  • Write about what you would have done differently if you were the author.


Reading Journal Success Criteria
Criteria
Not achieved
Somewhat
Achieved
Achieved
Select an appropriate focus for the book or section of the book



Respond appropriately to the focus and use evidence from the text



Use deep level thinking to enhance the quality of your entry. Eg. interpret symbolism, analyse relationships, make connections



Present entry to an appropriate standard and incorporate creative elements.



Support journal entry with relevant images. (where possible)



Revise entry to check spelling, punctuation, grammar and overall meaning.




Writing a Biography

Introduction:
Who is the person? Name them and state what they are well known for.

Paragraph 1:
Date and place of birth. Family information. Growing up. Childhood details and significant events.

Paragraph 2:
Education, career, sources of inspiration and major events in life.
(Consider any quotes that can be included to support the information)

Paragraph 3:
Achievements and Accomplishments
(Consider any quotes that can be included to support the information)

Paragraph 4:
Lasting impacts/effects on society. Historical/current significance
(Consider any quotes that can be included to support the information)

Conclusion:
Final summary of the person and their importance.



Success Criteria for a Biography


Not Achieved
Somewhat Achieved
Achieved
Planning



Plans significant events of person’s life in chronological order

Use of specific dates



Use of key-words and point form

Each paragraph planned separately with a key idea to be explored. Eg. early life...




Composing and Recording



Appropriate title

Use of paragraphs with sub-headings for each section of the text

Use of time connectives throughout the text

Use of direct speech/quotes

Effective use of introduction and conclusion

Written with audience in mind - written at appropriate level of complexity




Revision and editing



(Authorial) Shows editing by adding or deleting words and sentences.

(Secretarial) Revision of spelling, grammar and punctuation

Shows peer revision before conferencing with the teacher




Publishing



Appropriately published with relevant features including pictures (with captions), maps and sub - headings.

Shows appropriate layout and other creative elements for a poster.




Success Criteria for an Explanation Text



Not Achieved
Somewhat Achieved
Achieved
Planning



Identified as causal or sequential explanation text.

Use of key-words and point form

Each paragraphed planned separately with a key idea to be explored

Some Extension and linking of ideas.  



Composing and Recording



Appropriate title for explanation text     ‘How’ or ‘Why’ question/statement

Use of paragraphs or sub-sections

Effective use of introduction and conclusion

Labelled diagrams and Pictures with captions

Use of passive voice

Use of Technical language - clearly highlighted with meaning

Written with audience in mind - written at appropriate level of complexity

Connectives used at the beginning of each paragraph.



Revision and editing



Revision of spelling, grammar and punctuation

Shows editing by adding or deleting words and sentences.



Publishing



Appropriately published with relevant features including pictures, diagrams and headings.




RELIGION

Norse Creation Story

Maori Creation Story

Native American Creation Story- Cherokee

Aboriginal Creation Story

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit


Washing of the Feet scripture story

Explanation of the Washing of the Feet.

1 comment:

  1. Hey guys,
    I have forgotten about the adaptions and survival work. What do we have to do? When is it due?

    ReplyDelete