Posted in Multicultural, Refugee week

Refugees and Migrants

This week is Refugee Week. Today you will be learning about refugees and migrants through watching a BTN video. You will post a quality comment showing your understanding of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. 

Refugees and Migrants BTN episode 30/8/2016

After watching the BtN Refugees and Migrants story, post a quality comment with the following sentence starters;
This story made me wonder why…
It was interesting to learn that…
This story made me feel…
An asylum seeker is…
A refugee is…
A migrant is…
**You may need to do further research on your own or with a partner to create a definition for asylum seeker, refugee and migrant before you post your comment.

Posted in Coding, Digital Technologies

Robotics Workshop

The year 6 students were very lucky to experience an engaging Robotics Demonstration today. Sam from ‘Brainary’ visited to show us a special NAO robot. NAO is 58cm tall, autonomous, and fully programmable robot that can walk, talk, listen to you, and even recognise your face. The students learnt about how to code the robot and some lucky students were able to interact with him by giving him instructions to follow. Press play to see a snapshot of the workshop.

What did you think of the workshop 6S?

Posted in 6S

Have a great day!

Good Morning 6S 🙂 

Here are your tasks today (as negotiated at the class meeting).

9am – Assembly

Source:www.mrswintersbliss.com

9:30am – Independent Reading – record your thinking

10am – My Numeracy or Code.org

10:40 – 11:10 – Recess

11:10 – Year 5’s have specialist at this time. 5B has Music, 5S has Art and 5M has Spanish.

12pm – ART

12:50 – Back to split class to eat lunch

1:00 – 1:30 – Lunch

1:30 pm – Create an Explain Everything Video to teach something you have learnt this year. Here is the list of ideas we generated at the class meeting. You can choose to work with a ‘just right’ partner or create the tutorial on your own.

  • How circuits work
  • How to stay healthy
  • What is a fraction?
  • School Values (choose one to focus on)
  • Binary Numbers – how do they work?
  • What is summarising?
  • Advertising Persuasive Techniques
  • Needs v’s Wants

Here are some examples of videos created by students to give you some inspiration. 

Resilience by Day Day and Tanika 

Area & Perimeter by Emma and Gracie

Onomatopeia by Bruke and Murat

Think about what you need to do to put in ‘Star Power Effort’ today. Don’t forget to support your classmates to stay on track too.  🙂  Have a fantastic day and see you tomorrow 🙂 

Posted in Australian history, Reconciliation

Reconciliation Week – Let’s take the next steps

Each year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. It is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation journey.

NRW is held from 27 May to 3 June each year. Preceded by National Sorry Day on 26 May, NRW is bookended by two key events in Australia’s history, which provide strong symbols for reconciliation:

  •  27 May 1967 – the referendum that saw more than 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Australian Government power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and recognise them in the census.
  •  3 June 1992 – the Australian High Court delivered the Mabo decision, which recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a special relationship with the land. This paved the way for land rights or Native Title.

Reconciliation Week: 26/5/15 BTN story

This Years Theme

N.R.W has a different theme each year – the 2017 theme is ‘Let’s take the next steps’. As we reflect and commemorate two significant anniversaries of reconciliation in Australia, we look to take the next steps together in our national reconciliation story.

The theme ‘Let’s take the next steps’ reflects the nature of our Nation’s reconciliation journey so far, and looks forward, taking the next steps in this continuous journey. Earmarked by the two key anniversaries of the 1967 referendum and the 1992 Mabo Decision. In reflecting on and discussing taking the next steps it is important to acknowledge and discuss the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and reconciliation in Australia.

Answer the following questions and post as a comment below.

You will need to do some further research to answer some of the questions.

1. What does reconciliation mean?

2. Why do you think Reconciliation Australia chose this theme for National Reconciliation Week in 2017?
3. Does the poster effectively communicate a message about reconciliation? Why/why not?
4. What was the significance of the 1967 Referendum and what is the significance of its 50th anniversary in 2017?
5. What wast the significance of the 1992 Mabo decision, and what is the significance of its 25th anniversary in 2017?
6. What are some other significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey, and why is it important to commemorate these milestones?
7. What do you think some of the next milestones could or should be in Australia’s reconciliation journey and why? What might be your “next step” towards advancing reconciliation in Australia—as an individual, as a class, as a school and as a community?


Create your own National Reconciliation Week poster: Create your own poster based on the theme ‘Let’s take the next steps’. It is important to choose the right images, layout, size and quantity of text, colour and composition for effective communication and to grab your audiences attention. When creating your poster, consider what the purpose of the poster is, who the audience might be, and why certain images and text have been included in the poster.

Posted in Reading

Links to find advertisements

WHAT? We are learning to analyse different persuasive techniques used in advertising.

WHY? This will help us understand what makes an effective advertisement.

How? I’ll be able to look at advertisements and record techniques used.

Choose six advertisements–two magazine/newspaper ads, two television commercials, and two internet-based advertisements—and explain how each uses pathos, logos, and ethos. Not every advertisement will use all three, but examine the ad carefully before you decide to write “none.” Also list any other strategies used. Refer to the definitions and examples from yesterday’s lesson for help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Resources for Finding Example Advertisements

To find web-based advertising for a product, simply type the product’s brand name into the search engine of your choice.

Ads of the World

http://www.advertisementave.com/

Advertisements organized by seven different media.

Ad Flip

http://adflip.com/

Searchable database of classic print ads, including some modern advertising.

Ad*Access

http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/adaccess/

Duke University’s database of newspaper and magazine ads from 1911 – 1955.

Coloribus Advertising Archive : Creative Ads

http://www.coloribus.com

A searchable archive of video advertising.

Posted in ICT, Numeracy

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?