Remembrance Day Poetry

Spring Card With Red Poppies, Vector Illustration

How did you feel listening to the poem?

What words are used in the poem to convey feeling and emotion?

What images does the poem evoke?

Does the poem rhyme or not? Did you notice any patterns in the poem? E.g. verses or line structure.

Write your own short poem about Remembrance Day.


Remembrance Day

Do you know what Remembrance Day is?

Why do you think Remembrance Day is important?

Remembrance day BTN episode

There are many customs and traditions on Remembrance Day. Do you know what they are?

The music played on the day holds great significance, click on the links below to listen to The Rouse and The Last Stand and answer the questions with a partner.



The Rouse

How did listening to the Rouse make you feel?

During Remembrance Day commemorations when is the Rouse sounded?

Why is it called the “rouse”?

What does the Rouse symbolise?




The Last Post

How did listening to the Last Post make you feel?

What does it signify?

How does the timing of the Last Post differ from the Rouse?



kids teaching kids

Today 6K helped to teach new blogging skills to 6R. The students from 6K found it very difficult not to touch the keyboard! All of the students enjoyed helping and learning with each other. It was fantastic to see everyone so focussed and enjoying the learning even though we had two classes crammed into one small room! 🙂



Mrs Robertson and myself were very impressed with ‘kids teaching kids’ – we can’t wait for next session! 🙂


How well do you know 3D shapes?

Can you complete The Mission 2110 and stop the Roboidz take over the world?

Use your knowledge of 3D shapes to complete the mission.

You will need headphones for this activity if completing in class.

(sorry but this game doesn’t work on the iPads)

After solving the mission go to the following website and explore and record the properties of 3D shapes.

3d shapes 3D Shapes interactive

Can you create your own 3D shape? Create a net print and make the 3D shape?

Were you successful making your own net? What shape did you create?

What did you find out today?


Where is your Asian country?

Use an atlas or google maps to find the coordinates of your country and record in your book. Record a prediction of how far (in km’s) your Asian country is from Werribee and then go to the distance calculator website to get the exact measurement.

Use this website http://overlapmaps.com/index.php to compare the size of your country to Australia.









Where is your Asian country located in relation to Australia?

How does the area of this Asian country and population compare to Australia?

Post your answers as a comment below.



Where in the world is….?

Find given cities on the Google Map and be as accurate as possible since precision will result in points in the end. But be careful, each level is more difficult and the tolerance in deviation decreases. And you need to hurry: There’s a time limit of about 10 seconds!

Click here to play Where is……?


The atmosphere in the room when playing this game was fantastic! 🙂

What do you think of this game and what was your closest guess? (Name of city and distance)

What was the highest level you reached?


Diverse Connections

We looked at the following website after predicting the top 20 countries for population.
World population clock

We watched a video about the worlds continents.

How many Asian countries do you know?

Test your geography knowledge by completing the quiz.


What was your score?
What did you learn today?
Can you please share some interesting facts / thoughts?
What questions do you have about the topic?


25 most dangerous journeys to school

children-going-to-school-around-the-world-35Many 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.

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 (don’t forget to type into word first).



Using OneNote

Today we are going to learn how to use OneNote.

Watch the video below for an introduction to the program.

We need to work in pairs to create our own OneNote document that will help us with our design, creativity and technology project.

You need to create the following tabs:

  • Wonderings
  • Research
  • Bibliography
  • Reflection (one tab for each person)
  • Data

Watch the following video so you know how to save and close the notebook correctly.

Instructions for OneNote document


Disasters Downunder Unit Celebration

We will be celebrating this terms unit of work on Thursday the 3rd of September at 6pm in the Learning Gallery.

We look forward to seeing friends and families there. 🙂


How much sleep do we really need?

Watch the following clips.

Kids Sleep BTN episode

Teen Sleep BTN episode

1. What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed?
2. What has a new study found about using electronic devices before going to bed?
3. The light emitted from electronic devices can affect how well we sleep. True or false?
4. When it gets dark, your brain clock decides it is sleep time and tells another part of your body to release what chemical?
5. Why do we need sleep?
6. If we don’t get enough sleep it can affect our…
      a. Concentration
      b. Memory
      c. Learning
      d. All of the above
7. What can we do to get a better night’s sleep?
8. Experts say that turning off screens at least an hour before going to bed is a good idea.
True or false?
9. How much sleep do you think you need each day?

Conduct your own sleep study. Record how long you use electronic devices for before going to bed and how many hours of sleep you get each night.

Click here to find out how fast your reactions are (you will need a mouse for this activity) – record your results.

When you are finished take this fun quiz about sleep.


Are you a healthy eater?


Do you eat a balanced diet?

Do you know why it is important to have a healthy diet?

Do you know how many serves of fruit and vegetables you should have every day?

Find out if you know what a healthy diet is by playing the Food balance game

You need to create a healthy menu for one day but using foods from the 5 food groups for meals and snacks. If you are successful Peach or Basil will walk across the tight rope, if not they will lose their balance and fall!

Did you learn anything about a balanced diet from playing the game?

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