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!
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 afternoon 5/6 WM and 5/6 MA presented to the school at assembly.
We shared some of the work we have been doing in the class post out trip to camp.
A group of students along with Mrs Watkins rewrote the song ‘Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah’ with lyrics that were about our Phillip Islnad trip.
Below you will find the PowerPoint we used at assembly. Our version of the song is also on the PowerPoint. We have also included the song for you to sing along to.
Leave us a comment and let us know what you think about our version of the song.
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.