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We are year 6 students at Werribee P.S. Our name is 6S and we welcome you to our class blog. We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you.Please feel free to comment, we’d love to hear your feedback or questions. :-)

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Can you make your name?

What? We are learning to fold the paper to create letters of our names using only one straight cut.

Why? This will develop our trial and error problem solving strategies.

How? I’ll be able to use my best effort and knowledge of symmetry and 2D shapes to work out how to create different letters by folding the paper and only cutting once.

Can you make individual letters to create your name, each letter made by folding and just one cut?


effort meter

What did you find out?

What strategies did you use?

How would you rate your effort out of 5 and why?

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Just one cut

What? We are learning to fold the paper to create different shapes using only one cut.

Why? This will develop our trial and error problem solving strategy.

How? I’ll be able to use my best effort and knowledge of symmetry and 2D shapes to work out how to create different shapes by folding the paper and only cutting once.

Can any shape with straight sides be made by folding a single piece of paper and by making a single complete cut?

effort meter

What did you find out?

What strategies did you use?

How would you rate your effort out of 5 and why?

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Refugee Week

Refugee Kids: 31/5/2011 BTN Episode

Choose one or more of the following activities to complete:

1. Which countries around the world resettle refugees and people in humanitarian need each year? What proportion does Australia accept? Display the information in a table.

These websites could help with finding your data;

UNHCR 2015 Global Statistics and Australia’s share in refugee protection

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre website

2. People don’t plan to become refugees. Usually circumstances beyond their control force them to flee. Imagine you had to flee your home in a hurry leaving your family and belongings to move to another country. Think about where you will go, how you will travel and what resources you will need. Write a story or draw a picture that describes the experience.

3. How does Australia help refugees? What support do they get to resettle? Work with a partner to find out what is being done and make a list of things that could be done to help refugees. What is done in your school or local community to help refugees resettle? Present your information to the class.

4. Explore how some refugees use art to tell their stories. The following website has artwork created by refugees. http://www.multiculturalaustralia.edu.au/learning/flashpaper/refugee_art.swf

Choose one artwork to respond to. What story does it tell about the artist’s experiences?

 

What did you find out?

What were you surprised by?

What questions do you still have?

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Word riddles

I’ve always loved these type of word riddles hope you enjoy them too :-)

Here is an example of how they work:

1. Last Dance
2. For Crying Out Loud
3. Inground Pool
4. No TV for a Week
5. High Frequency
6. Sit Ups

 

Can you solve any (or all) of these 9 Rebus puzzles? 

https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/pinterest/pz-rebus-puzzle.html

https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/pinterest/pz-rebus-puzzle.html

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What is an electorate?

What? We are learning about what an electorate is.

Why? This will help us understand how our democracy system works.

How? I will be able to record key information as I watch the video and then answer the questions with a partner and post as a quality comment.

Watch the BTN story ‘What is an Electorate?’ and answer the following questions in pairs:

1. At election time, people vote for the ______________ who are running in their________________
2. What is an electorate?
3. How many federal electorates are there in Australia?
4. How many square kilometres does the electorate of Grayndler cover?
5. Which is the largest electorate in Australia? How many square kilometres does it cover?
6. How are electorates worked out?
7. Who are electorates named after?
8. What is a safe seat?
9. Why do politicians spend a lot of time campaigning in marginal seats?
10. What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN story?

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Vote for the #OWL Party!

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How are preferential votes counted?

What? Learning about how preferential votes are counted.
Why? This will help us understand how to calculate the votes for our own year 6 election.
How? I will be able to post a quality comment stating what I found out about the preferential voting system.

 

Click on the following link to work through steps 1 & 2 in the interactive to learn about how the preferential voting system works. Step 3 will be a useful tool after we hold the election.

Be sure to read all of the instructions as you go and you will also need some headphones too. 

Voting Tool – Interactive about preferential voting

What did you find out?

What questions do you still have?

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Riddle me this…..

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https://play.google.com

 

Riddle 1: What asks but never answers?

 

Riddle 2: Forward I am heavy but backward I am not. What am I?

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Spinner Experiment

What: We are learning to predict possible outcomes in an experiment.

Why: This will help us to improve our ability to make predictions.

How: I’ll be able to conduct a chance experiment using a spinner.

In pairs, you will collaborate and negotiate to design and build your own spinner online, choosing how many parts you want your spinner divided into and the colours of each part.

  1. Predict what the outcomes would be if the spinner were to spin 10 times.
  2. Spin the spinner 10 times and record the results.
  3. Describe why the results may be the same or different to their predications.
  4. Share your ideas and discuss your strategies – recording them in their maths notebooks and post as a comment below.

spinner interactive pic

 

What influences the sector the spinner lands on? Chance or luck? Explain your answer. 

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History of Voting

What? We are learning about the history of voting in Australia.

Why? This will help us understand how our democracy system works.

How? I will be able to record key information as I watch the BTN episode and then answer the questions and post as a comment.

History of Voting – BTN episode

After watching the BTN episode on the history of voting answer the following questions and post as a comment below.

  1. When did women get the right to vote in Australia?
  2. When did all Indigenous people get the right to vote in federal elections?
  3. In which year did the voting age change from 21 to 18 years of age?
  4. Voting in Australia is not compulsory. True or false?
  5. Do you think the right to vote is important? Explain your answer.
  6. What was surprising about this story?
  7. Do you have any other questions or comments about the voting process?
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