This term, we have been learning about Endangered Animals. We visited Healesville Sanctuary. This was where we encountered many Australian animals that are currently threatened or endangered.
We chose one of these to be the center of our research.
We were each given a grid to begin our planning. We jotted down information or keywords we came across whilst researching.
We then worked on writing paragraphs and understanding the structure of an Information Report.
We each write a Report about our chosen animal. We also used Google Drawing to create an Avatar of the animal. W
Check out our hard work!
This term, we have been learning about Natural Disasters.
We have all been busy putting together Google Slide presentations to represent some of our learning about our chosen type of disaster.
Some of the disasters we chose were volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, bush fires, cyclones, etc.
We had to find information about the follow…
– How the disaster occurs
– Where in the world the disaster is most likely to occur
– How long the disaster lasts
– The effects the disaster has on people and the environment
– Describe a well-known disaster
– Facts about the disaster
This term we have been learning about the DAILY 5.
We have learnt about the first activity, Read to Self.
We learnt that we need to continually build our stamina when reading to ensure we are about to read for an extended period of time without distractions.
We now know how to put a good fit book. If we do this the books we borrow won’t be too easy or too hard – they will be just right!
Check out our reading corner. We love it!
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Yesterday we celebrated Remembrance Day. We discussed the meaning and significance of the day. We used this to create our own stories or poems using Storybird.
We hope you enjoying reading our stories.
Let us know what you think!
This week we have begun our new Religion unit – People of God in Australia. Our first activity involved looking at where our classmates families have come from. Majority of our families (parents, grandparents, etc.) have a story behind why they have settled here in Australia.
Write to us as a comment…we would love to here about your family story!
This term we are looking at Report Writing as part of our Literacy Block.
We have had to choose an Australian Endangered Animal that we would like to research. We have a four part project that we have begun.
Part 1 involves us answering a range of questions based on the terms endangered, threatened and vulnerable.
Part 2 involved us writing a written report.
We are using the structure below to write our report.
Here are the bones of what your written report should look like
Classification – introduce your animal (describe your animal: appearance, weight, size, where in the world is it found, etc.)
Paragraph 1 – Describe your animals habitat.
Paragraph 2 – Describe what your animal needs to eat to survive – include the animal’s food chain
Paragraph 3 – Explain why your chosen animal is endangered
Paragraph 4 – Write about an organisations that are helping the animal. Include information about what we can do to help this animal survive. You may like to include more paragraphs with additional information.
Conclusion – Remember this is OPTIONAL
Part 3 involves us writing a persuasive text about whether or not we think our chosen animal should be saved from becoming extinct.
Part 4 involves us designing and creating a model replicating the habitat our chosen animal lives in the wild.