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. 🙂
Today we had fun learning about Halloween, creating Halloween Alliterations and taking Halloween photos.
The class voted and here are our three favourite poems:
Hello, Happy Halloween, I know we look,
horrific, horrifying, hairy, haunted, hungry and humungous,
but on the inside we are happy, helpful, humans.
Happy Halloween Humans,
I am hungry to eat,
humungous, handsome, hairy, happy humans,
here in my huge, high, horrifying, haunted house.
All humans are invited to be my dinner.
Hello, Happy halloween, here are some happy,
hairy, handsome, helpful little hippos.
Haters go and hike with a horrific, haunted, humungous hammer.
All the ham have huge slices of ham.
Hooray it’s hot with heated, higher, hollow hungry hats.
Hands have history.
Hugh Jackman has human haters that are hilariously hungry.
Hay, how’s happiness.
What? We are learning to understand about the marriage postal vote.
Why? This will expand our knowledge about how the government makes laws.
How? I will be able to answer the questions about the marriage postal vote.
Work with a partner to discuss and answer the following questions and post as a quality comment below.
1. Discuss the BTN Marriage Postal Vote story. What points were raised in the discussion?
2. Finish the following sentence: A postal vote will soon be held to decide….
3. Why is the issue not being decided by a plebiscite?
4. In a plebiscite, voting is optional. True or false?
5. Does the result of a plebiscite or postal vote automatically change the law?
6. Why are supporters of same-sex marriage not happy with the government holding a postal vote?
7. About how much will a postal vote cost?
8. Who will have the final say about whether same-sex marriage becomes legal?
9. What questions do you have after watching this story?
Watch the following two videos and read the interactive to find out about Magna Carta. Record key information in your investigation books and then post a quality comment answering the questions below.
Open and read this interactive – record key information in your investigation books as you read.
1. What did you learn about what the Magna Carta is?
2. Magna Carta is one of the most famous documents in the world. What does this mean?
3. Why was Magna Carta originally created?
4. Magna Carta has become a powerful symbol of our rights and freedoms. What do you think life would be like if Magna Carta didn’t exist?
What? We are learning about the levels of government 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 videos and then answer the questions and post as a quality comment.
Click on the link below to watch a 2.27 min video about the three levels of government in Australia.
After watching both the BTN episode and the video from PEO website answer the following questions. You may need to do some further research to answer all of the questions.
1. What are the three levels of government?
2. Why do we have three levels of government?
3. Name some responsibilities of each level of government?
4. What happens when local, state and federal governments disagree?
5. Why do you think we need three levels of government in Australia?
6. Which people (jobs) are connected with each level of government?
7. What sort of person do you think would make a good representative?
8. What was surprising for you?
Do you know the difference between irreversible and reversible changes?
Play this game and test your knowledge (sorry – uses flash so not for iPads)
History of the Alphabet BTN story 12/9/17
1. What did the BTN story explain?
2. When and where did the Phoenicians live?
3. What did their alphabet look like?
4. The Phoenician alphabet included both consonants and vowels. True or false?
5. What did the Greeks add to the alphabet?
6. Who spread the alphabet around Europe and England?
7. Which letters did the English include?
8. Different languages used different _______________.
9. Not all languages use the alphabet. Some use…
10. Name three things you learnt about the alphabet watching the BTN story
Extension: Today emojis are used in a similar way to hieroglyphs, communicating thoughts and ideas through images. Design your own set of emojis and include meanings for each emoji. Emoji characters can include facial expressions, hand gestures, objects, places and animals. Design a message, which can be displayed in our classroom. 🙂 🙂
Riddle 1: The answer I give is yes, but what I mean is no. What was the question?
Riddle 2: Use four 9’s to make 20.
Have fun solving and good luck! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Try out this code breaking challenge for students aged 8-13 years old.
Will I need anything to participate?
Some of the challenges will need you to use your mind, others your eyes and ears. It would be a good idea to have the following items with you as you play:
A notebook and pencil – to write down the codes as you solve them.
A printer (optional) – to print out some of the challenge sheets to work out, (sometimes it’s easier to work on a sheet of paper instead of staring at a screen).
Make sure that the device you are using to participate has a speaker as some of the challenges will involve you having to listen to some music.
The original competition for prizes has closed but you can still enjoy solving the puzzles and can earn certificates for passing levels.
Have fun! 🙂
Do you think we should have a tax on drinks with sugar? Why/Why not?
Work with a partner to investigate the following;
- What food and drinks do you consume that contain sugar?
- What are naturally occurring sugars?
- What are added sugars?
- How does sugar affect you? What changes do you notice when you eat sugar? Think about your energy levels, health, behaviour and sleep?
- What are some good things about sugar?
- What health problems are associated with a high sugar diet?
Record your research in your books and then post a quality comment by typing a paragraph with your findings.
Before you watch the story, record what you know about rainbows.
1. What does the BTN story explain?
2. Briefly explain what a rainbow is.
3. Sunlight is made up of __________ light which contains all the colours of the _________.
4. What happens when the sunlight hits the droplet?
5. What is refraction?
6. How many colours are there in a rainbow? Name the colours.
7. Why do the colours separate?
8. Why are the colours of a rainbow always in the same order?
9. What did you learn watching this story?