Posted in Reading, Writing

Figurative Language

We are learning about figurative language. Today we watched some YouTube clips about metaphors, similes and personification. We also listened to a catchy song about similes and metaphors. Here they are;



Why do good writers use figurative language in their texts?

Can you give some good examples of figurative language?


Posted in 6K, drawing, Reading

Different Perspectives

In Reader’s Workshops we are learning about different perspectives.

We read and talked about Little Red Riding Hood – alternative perspective. It’s written from the perspective of the wolf and we decided there wasn’t really any villain in his version of the story!

Today 6K were given a small piece of a picture to take and complete the drawing. They needed to show their perspective of what they thought was in the rest of the picture.

Here are some of the results.

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Here are the original pictures:

photo lesson 1 (2)   photo 2 lesson 1 (2)

We noticed that everyone had different ideas about the same picture. This shows that we all think differently. 🙂

How do you feel about this?

How does this effect our everyday lives?

Posted in Reading

Fact v’s Opinion

What is the difference between fact and opinion?

The students posted their answers on Answer Garden and here is the result.

Difference between facts and opions








Today we watched ‘The true story of the 3 little pigs’

What did you think of the story?

Give some examples of facts and opinions to demonstrate your understanding of fact v’s opinion.

Posted in 6K, Reading

Well done 6K!!


Congratulations to 6K for winning W.P.S. first competition!

‘The class with the most consent forms returned by the end of the second week of term 2.’

They will receive a book and poster for their class and a bookmark and PRC sticker label for each student.

6K have 19 students entered so far and have shown themselves to be great leaders and role models for the rest of our school in accepting this reading challenge. Well done.

Well done also to all of our entrants. 170 students have entered which is a huge increase on last year.

You can still enter the challenge.  All you need to do is bring your signed consent form back.

More consent forms are available in the library.


The next competition is;

Write one or two sentences and draw a picture about a favourite book you have read and logged online in the challenge. Make sure you include the title of the book, your name and class and give it to your teacher.

Entries will be put up on the wall in the library and a prizes will be given each week during the month of May. We hope to see lots of entries.

By Mrs Laurence



Posted in Australian history, Reading

It started with a shot



How did World War 1 actually start? You may be surprised at the actions that lead to the ‘Great War’ (another name for World War 1). you are to click on the  link below:

World War 1 and read how the Great War began. After reading this information, you need to use your knowledge of Summarising and using the graphic organiser below you are to complete your Sumarising work to demonstrate your understanding of the text.

Summarising Graphic Organiser

What did you and your partner find out about World War 1?

Posted in 6K, Reading

The Day the Crayons Quit


Today we read ‘The Day the Crayon’s Quit’.

It is a very funny story about Duncan’s crayons writing him letters to tell him why they quit – most of them are very angry (but not green crayon).

Choose one of the crayons and answer the following;

Why is the crayon upset with Duncan?

What does the crayon think should be done to solve the problem?

What would you draw with the crayon?


Posted in 6 S, Reading

A book with no pictures

a  book with no pictures

This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak turns any reader into a comedian.

You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how the book works; Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . . . BLORK or BLUURF!



Sample pages:



What did you think of the book?

Was it what you expected?