Homework News

Homework  Week 9 Monday 1st December

Maths: Quiz- make sure you get a sheet from Cath and practice during the week.

Spelling: find 12 words  to learn for the week. Write dictionary meanings for 6 of

your words.  Write 6 of your words into descriptive sentences

Reading: read each night and write it up in your diary. Make sure

you ask an adult to  sign your diary each night.

Writing: Grade 6’s  make sure you are up to date with your Memory Book entries.

Grade 5’s , finish this week’s writing piece for your silhouette.

Remember to bring your gift in to school for our Christmas  Hamper.

Good Luck and have fun! Remember if you need help ask Cath or Krystyna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 4th August

Spelling: you know what to do! The new spelling activities for Term 3 are found on the ‘spelling’ page on our blog. Looks like lots of fun ways to learn your words!

Maths Quiz: algebraic thinking. There is a practice sheet available for you to collect – don’t forget!

Integrated: Watch the video on Federation found on the following website: http://www.peo.gov.au/multimedia/videos.html You will have to select the ‘Federation’ video as I can’t link directly to it. Answer the following questions in FULL SENTENCES – up to you whether you do a hard copy in your homework book or a soft copy and email it to me! Try and answer the questions with as much information as you can. Maybe the presentation of your answers could provide more information about Federation too … there’s something to think about!! 🙂

  1. How was Australia governed prior to Federation? Do you think this was efficient? Why or why not?
  2. Describe Australia prior to Federation.
  3. What is Federation and how was it celebrated?
  4. What is the constitution? How was it developed?
  5. What were the benefits of Federation for Australia?

Parliament House Canberra
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Sam Ilić via Compfight

Week beginning 28th July

Spelling: you know what to do! The new spelling activities for Term 3 are found on the ‘spelling’ page on our blog. Looks like lots of fun ways to learn your words!

Maths Quiz: algebraic thinking – you have a practice sheet so go for it! You could even make up your own number machines if you would like more practice.

Genius Hour: Choose one of your key questions to research at home this week. Spend 2 x 20 minute sessions researching your question. Make sure you record your learnings in some way – dot points, visual notes, mind map, list of facts etc – choose a method that is helpful to you. This should be recorded in your Genius Hour notebook – you may want to do the task on the computer and then print out and paste into your notebook. Notebooks must be handed in on Friday for checking. Make sure you record WHERE you have got your information   – the website URL, name and author of the book etc

 

Week beginning 21st July

Spelling: you know what to do! The new spelling activities for Term 3 are found on the ‘spelling’ page on our blog. Looks like lots of fun ways to learn your words!

RE: this week, you will need to interview your parents and grandparents about the faith traditions they experienced growing up. We will develop the questions as a class and then you will need to use these in your interview. You don’t need to write down every word of the answers given to you, just the key words and important information – use your note-taking skills. Do this in your homework book.

Maths Quiz: algebraic thinking. Go to the following link:

http://au.ixl.com/math/year-6/write-variable-expressions-to-represent-word-problems

Answer the questions for 5 minutes and record the number you got correct and how many problems you completed (you can see this information on the right side of the page). Do this on three different nights to see how you are improving over the week, recording your stats each time in your homework book. If you get them all correct on your first attempt, record your stats and then try this link for the next two nights:

http://www.mathplayground.com/algebra_puzzle.html

 

Week beginning 14th July

 

Maths: Fractions Revision. Take at least 4 photos of fractions around your house. This activity can be done on the computer or in your homework book – whatever is easiest for you! Name the fraction in each photo. Create an equation for the fraction in each photo. Write an equivalent fraction for each photo. Here is an example:

photo (1)

 

I used Show Me on the iPad for mine but you can use any app/program/paper/pencil you like for yours!

Integrated: What is a democracy?

Watch the YouTube clip on our blog which describes one man’s interpretation of what democracy is. Remember this is an American clip so there is one section of it which is not particularly relevant to us. Make your own summary after watching about what “democracy” means (you may need to watch the clip a couple of times and take some notes). Your summary can be in any form you like – a word cloud, a paragraph, a videoclip, a mindmap, visual notes, sketches – it doesn’t matter as long as it makes sense to you and will help others to understand your thinking. You can email your response, send a link or bring a hard copy in to school. We will put the best ones on the blog – and maybe we could then make our own Australian clip about what democracy means to us!!

 

 

Week beginning 23rd June

NO MATHS QUIZ OR SPELLING THIS WEEK! YIPPEE!!!

RE: Please complete this pre-assessment for our unit next term by completing this form

 

Week beginning 16th June

Maths Quiz: fractions

 

Spelling: you know what needs to be done here!

 

RE: discuss with your family an unsung hero that you know – it may be a friend, someone in the media/papers, someone who quietly does great things, someone from history. Remember that an unsung hero  doesn’t usually spend his/her time telling everyone how great he/she is so footy players probably don’t count!! Make a simple poster about this person giving your reasons as to why he/she is an unsung hero, name, photo if possible etc. You can do this by hand or use publisher or another program if you like. Make sure you select A4 size though. Print out your work and hand it in. Please ask if you would like some paper from school for this task.

 

 

Week beginning 9th June

You know how Mary and Krystyna are always giving you feedback about your work, well now it is time to give them feedback about their work. Please complete this form during the week as a homework task.

 It is your last week before our Business Expo so use this week to do any of the things your team needs to finish so that you will be ready for the Expo next week. Make the most of your time at home and and school this week!

Artist Studio: Ruza Bagaric / Dumbo Arts Center: Art Under the Bridge Festival 2009 / 20090926.10D.54595.P1.L1 / SML
Photo Credit: See-ming Lee via Compfight

Week beginning 2nd June

 

Spelling: You know what to do ! You might like to choose some of our ‘Money, Money, Money’ words to include in your spelling words over the next few weeks as we will be using these words a lot!

Maths Quiz:  tables division facts. If you go onto the myclasses page, there are lots of activities where you can revise and practise:  myclasses

Blog post: Create a blog post about your business and what your team has been doing to plan and prepare for our Expo. This should be about a paragraph long (6-7 sentences) and be an engaging and interesting read – you will need to use your rich language skills here! Give it a catchy title and type it onto a WORD document to be emailed to Mary. If you have your own blog, you may upload it there but let me know via email that you have done this!  I will upload the best posts to our class blog.

Businesses: Spend some time doing what needs to be done – protopype, website, advertising etc. You know best what you need to work on. You do not need to hand anything in for this but will benefit your team by working towards achieving your goal!

 

 

 

Week beginning 26th May

Spelling: You know what to do ! You might like to choose some of our ‘Money, Money, Money’ words to include in your spelling words over the next few weeks as we will be using these words a lot!

Maths Quiz:  *2D Shape. If you go onto the myclasses page, there are lots of activities where you can revise and practise:  myclasses

Website: Spend two 15 minutes sessions on your Weebly Site exploring how it works. By the end of this week, you should  have your business name displayed and have completed an ‘About’ page that describes your business – what are you selling or providing, who are you etc. This is an example:

At ‘Cupcakes R Us’, we aim to provide you with the MOST delicious cupcakes in Melbourne. Motivated by a passion for cooking and eating, we are a small Melbourne-based company that loves to experiment with flavours and textures. All our cupcakes are triple tested in our kitchens to ensure our flavours are second to none! We use quality ingredients and natural flavours so not only does our product taste good, but you are eating in a wholesome way too! We can cater for small orders of 12 or large orders for all your catering and celebrating needs. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your personal cupcake wishes!

Blog post: Create a blog post about our Writing Workshop Day on Tuesday. This should be about a paragraph long (6-7 sentences) and be an engaging and interesting read – you will need to use your rich language skills here! Give it a catchy title and type it onto a WORD document to be emailed to Mary. If you have your own blog, you may upload it there! I will have some photos on the school network for you to use. I will upload the best posts to our class blog.

Week Beginning 19th May

Spelling: You know what to do ! You might like to choose some of our ‘Money, Money, Money’ words to include in your spelling words over the next few weeks as we will be using these words a lot!

Maths Quiz: Lines and angles. If you go onto the myclasses page, there are lots of activities where you can revise and practise:  myclasses

Figurative Language: this activity will help with your rich writing as it is the figurative language that you use that adds spice and interest to your writing! Watch the following clip to introduce/revise the idea of similes and metaphors:

Now watch this clip – there are some questions for you to answer along the way. You will need to sign up for this. Click on the yellow sign up bar and then choose the blue EDpuzzle sign in bar and type in the information I gave you on Monday – your first name, username and password. You DO NOT need to add your email. Now you can answer the questions!

Week beginning 4th May

Maths Quiz: this week’s quiz will be about counting by 5’s, 10’s and 100’s. BUT, we won’t be always starting at 0 or 1! We might start at 420, or 170, or 55… Practice counting by 5’s, 10’s and 100’s starting at all different numbers and you will be ready!

Spelling: You know what to do ! You might like to choose some of our ‘Money, Money, Money’ words to include in your spelling words over the next few weeks as we will be using these words a lot!

Integrated: ‘I am a consumer’ activity sheet – remember you need a shopping docket from a supermarket for this activity (you got that reminder last week!!) Paste this into your homework book when complete and return to school

Day 6/365 : When I was happy to hold all this money
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Giovanni Orlando via Compfight

Week beginning 28th April

Maths Quiz: this week’s quiz will be all about place value. Remember back to Term One ….

You might like to practice extended notation (2345=2000+300+40+5)

You might like to practice breaking numbers up into their place value (2345=2 thousands, 3 hundreds, 4 tens and 5 ones)

You might like to practice renaming numbers (2345=23 hundreds and 45 units, 2345=234 tens and 5 units)

Spelling: you know what to do! There is a new sheet of spelling activities for Term Two so make sure you collect one from Mary. Some of you may change spelling words in the next two weeks but for now, continue to work through the list you already have.

Integrated: we have started our unit on Money, Money, Money and been talking about the difference between needs and wants, and goods and services. Use a table (Word doc or in homework book) to record 6 key needs, wants, goods and services used by your family. Make sure you give your table a title. This can be emailed to Mary or handed in.

Reading: once you have borrowed your class novel from the library, you can take it home each night for your reading. MAKE SURE it is a boomerang book and goes right back into your bag when you have finished!!

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 24th March

Tables: This week, the Maths quiz will be on the 11 times tables. Remember to practise adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by 11! Aim for accuracy!

If you would like a practice quiz to work on at home, ask Mary on Wednesday.

Spelling: You know what to do (if you have forgotten, scroll down and read!)

Homophones: Rule up a page and write the heading ‘homophones’. Brain storm a list of at least 5 pairs of homophones. Write them down neatly and use each in a sentence to show you know which one is which!!

Week beginning 17th March

Tables: This week, the Maths quiz will be on the times tables. Remember to practise adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by 9! Aim for accuracy!

 (little clue – 9 is 1 less than 10 – how might that help you??)

If you would like a practice quiz to work on at home, ask Mary on Wednesday.

Spelling: You know what to do (if you have forgotten, scroll down and read!)

RE/Integrated: this week, you task is to make some items for your toolbox. You need to:

  • do a good copy of the emoticon you designed with Krystyna when we were learning about emotions. Collect some white paper from Mary for this. 
  • using the value you wrote on your pebble for Ash Wednesday, use an interesting font to write your value in nice big letters (about 1/2 an A4 page). On the back, write down why you chose this value and how it can help you in your life.
  • remember the speech bubbles we designed last week with the positive self talk? Design your own speech bubble with a positive message on it you can use when you are finding something challenging or stressful. Present attractively on coloured paper (we have plenty at school if you need it) and cut it out. (about 1/2 A4 size would be good)
  • Bring all these to school on Friday in a plastic pocket. Make sure each one is named and we will laminate them for you.

 

Week beginning 10th March

Tables: This week, the Maths quiz will be on the 8 times tables. Remember to practise adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by 8! Aim for accuracy!

(Little clue – 8 is double 4 … if you know your 4 times tables, how might that help you with your 8’s????)

If you would like a practise quiz to work on at home, ask Mary on Wednesday.

Spelling: You know what to do (if you have forgotten, scroll down and read!)

RE/Integrated: go to the HOME page on our blog and read the new post with the Sparky Teaching link. Your task this week is to answer the question by posting a comment on the blog. This should be a detailed comment that answers the question fully and explains why you have chosen the particular value you have written about. As a suggestion, a paragraph would be about the right length (6-7 good quality sentences!). Don’t forget to sign it so we know who has written each comment! It is really helpful to copy your comment BEFORE you post it just in case the comment gets lost in the www – it happens sometimes! Remember that ANYONE can read this comment (have you looked at our visitor map lately?) so make sure it is your best writing, with correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. Look forward to reading them!

Week beginning 3rd March

Tables: This week, the Maths quiz will be on the 7 times tables. Remember to practise adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by 7! Aim for accuracy!

If you would like a practise quiz to work on at home, ask Mary on Monday.

Spelling: You know what to do (if you have forgotten, scroll down and read!)

Integrated/RE: This week we will be start putting together our ‘Toolkit for Life’ – we will talk about this during the week. Your homework task is to find a box (shoebox size is about right) and decorate it to look like a toolbox for life! You must have the title clearly on it and your name. Get creative!

Week beginning 24th February

Tables: This week, the Maths quiz will be on the 6 times tables. Remember to practise adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by 6! Aim for accuracy!

If you would like a practise quiz to work on at home, ask Mary this week.

Spelling: You were given all the information your needed last week about our Spelling Routine but just in case you need a reminder:

Spelling 2014

Our spelling program starts this week! This is what you need to do each week:

  • Complete your Spelling list in your journal on Friday at school, copying in this week’s words and checking them with Mary or Krystyna
  • Complete a Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check in your homework book. This MUST be done in writing, not on the computer!
  • Complete one spelling activity of your choice from the Spelling ‘menu’. This can be done in your homework book OR emailed to Mary mjones@hsringwoodnth.catholic.edu.au

Once you have done an activity,  don’t choose it again until next term so that you are learning your words in a variety of ways.

  • Be ready for your spelling test on Friday – make sure you bring your spelling journal to school completed (base words, prefixes and suffixes)

Be a spelling whiz!

Integrated: We have been talking about how to live a healthy, balance life. There are 5 important factors that all contribute to our health; social, emotional, academic, physical and spiritual. Draw up a table in your homework book OR in a word/publisher document with 5 columns and label the columns with the 5 factors that contribute to our health. With your family, write down several things you do (as a family or individuals) to keep you healthy in each of these ways.

eg: Academic: getting enough sleep, reading each night, talking about my learning with my family

 

Week beginning 17th February

Tables:

This week, the Maths quiz will be on the 4 times tables. Remember to practise adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing by 4! Aim for accuracy! If you would like a practise quiz to work on at home, ask Mary this week.

Go to the latest blog post about DATA. Read the post and contribute your question in a comment.

RE:

You need to sit down with your family and ask them what values are the most important to you all as a family – we will talk about what a value is on Monday. Decide on 3 values that are really important to your family. Write them down with ONE sentence about each explaining why this value is important to your family and design a symbol for each one. You can do this task in your homework book. Remember to RULE a MARGIN, write the DATE and give your work a heading (for example, My Family Values).

Here is our values table to help you :

self-discipline harmony friendship wealth
gratitude innovation communication freedom
faith tranquillity happiness giving
helpfulness thankfulness spirituality respect
perseverance humility empathy leadership
peace purposefulness reverence endurance
courtesy wisdom integrity discovery
courage obedience forgiveness learning
loyalty creativity enthusiasm patience
modesty commitment confidence grace
determination trust consideration responsibility
reliability honour service truthfulness
kindness humour wonder beauty
family love diligence devotion
adventure tolerance joyfulness moderation
progress cleanliness respect justice
challenge assertiveness generosity compassion
fun understanding gentleness sacrifice
collaboration fitness honesty accomplishment
concern for others calm acceptance change
change connection strength unity

You can hand in your homework anytime during the week as you do it – you don’t have to wait until Friday. That way Krystyna and Mary get to share the corrections!! 🙂

 

Week Beginning 10th February

Tables: this week, our Maths quiz will be on the 3 times tables. Use some homework time this week to practise them. If you like, you can go to the myclasses page 5/6 Maths and you will find lots of websites there that will help you practise your tables in a fun way!

Blogging: this week, you need to visit our class blog AND post a comment. There are two posts you can choose from; one is about Other Brother and the other is a welcome to 5/6MK post. There are questions at the bottom of both of these posts and you can choose which one to answer. Remember when you post a comment, there are 4 parts you must include:

1. A greeting (dear, hello, hi there)

2. A comment on what the post is about (I am excited to be back at school, I am enjoying listening to Other Brother, In my family, we have)

3. A question to keep the conversation going (Are you looking forward to the Art Show as well? I wonder what it would feel like to be the new student in a school?)

4. A closing (bye, from)

3 thoughts on “Homework News

  1. Hello class,
    I wonder what excursions we will do this year? I wish we would go to Australia shark and ray centre or the movies.
    Bye,
    Jackson

  2. Hello class,
    my business team are doing a magic business called magic men and magic men is a highly skilled magic business and we do levitation tricks, card tricks, mystery tricks, invisibility tricks and so on. The members of my team are josh, conner, xavier. And I love magic a lot, once I watched a lot of magic tricks on the computer.

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