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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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Year in review

Watch the BTN episode 2016 Year in review and then answer the questions below.

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1. What do you think was the most interesting Aussie news event this year? Explain your answer.
2. Which world news story would you like to know more about? Why?
3. Which world news story had the biggest impact on you this year? Why?
4. Which story about kids did you find the most inspirational this year? Why?
5. If you were a rookie reporter, what would you report on?
6. What topics or issues would you like to see reported on BtN next year?
7. What do you think was the funniest moment on BtN this year?
8. What changes would you make to BtN?
Test your knowledge by taking this end of year quiz – Good luck!

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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?

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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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Compliment Presents

Today we had a great discussion about how we could ‘Make Someones Day’. To generate further discussion and ideas we then watched the following clip that shows a string of ‘Random Acts of Kindness’.

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After watching the clip we all wrote our names down 6 times and placed in a box. Every student (and I) pulled out 6 names to create a ‘Compliment Present’ for. We all loved creating and receiving the little positive notes – it put huge grins on all of our faces.

Thankyou to Michael Friermood for the fantastic resource of Compliment Presents!

To read his blog post about how to make and also to access the template click here.

 

When was the last time you did a ‘Random Act of Kindness?’

What did you do and how did it make you feel?

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Please give me feedback

https://www.madewithcode.com/projects/ 

 

What year year level do you think this site would be good for?

Do you think it’s a useful website / why or why not?

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Coding in Minecraft

Do you love Minecraft? Do you love coding?

Click on the link below to have fun with both – practise and develop your coding skills in code.org.

https://studio.code.org/s/minecraft/stage/1/puzzle/1 

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Have Fun!

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Riddle me this……

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Riddle 1.

What are the next 3 letters in this riddle? o t t f f s s _ _ _ 

 

Riddle 2.

What is once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in a thousand years?

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Bonanza! Binary Number Game

Test your knowledge of binary numbers with this very addictive game. You simply look at the numbers on the right side, and then use your mouse to highlight the binary version on the left side. You can highlight in any order, enjoy :-)

What was the highest level you reached?

What strategies did you use when you were playing the game?

What did would you rate this game out of 10 and why?

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Dangerous Journeys to school

Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted.


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Click here to see how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education.

The solution might seem easy: build roads and bridges, buy buses and hire a driver. However, the lack of funds and recurring natural disasters in many countries make it difficult to provide children with the solutions they so desperately need. Written by Julija K (Bored Panda.com)

After looking at the 25 different journeys to school (see link above), write a snapshot (in your draft book) telling the story of one of these students going to school or write a snapshot of how you get to school. When your draft is completed revise, edit and then publish as a comment on this post.

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Prime and Square Numbers

Go to the following interactives and work through them with a partner;

Square Numbers : Circus Towers: Square Stacks (Scootle)

Prime Numbers Scootle

 

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You task is to answer this;

True or false? Of all numbers, are square numbers the only ones to have an odd number of factors?              

How will you find out about the factors of different numbers?

 

What did you find out today?

 

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Binary Pictures

Today we used binary code to create pictures. We used the code.org lesson of Binary Images.

 
First we watched the introduction video and then worked in pairs using our own binary codes to communicate a picture to our partners.

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What did you find out today?

What questions do you still have?

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

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