Discovering Asia

For one of your activities in reading groups this week you will be reading a digital resource on an Asian country – South Korea.

1. Visit and type in the username and password. See board.

2. Click on the link ‘Discovering Asia’.

3. Click on the link ‘South Korea’.

4. Read through the chapters of the online book by clicking on the arrows in the bottom left corner or via the ‘Table of Contents’.

5. Answer the following questions as a comment to this post:

a) What different text types are included in the online book about South Korea? Why do you think there is a variation and not all the same one?

b) What are some similarities and differences between South Korea and the country you are investigating for your Getaway clip?

c) List 5 facts that you now know about South Korea.

BtN – Asian Century

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 2.07.56 pmWatch the clip twice. Write at least sentence length answers as a comment to this post. You may want to extend your answers out to a paragraph if you feel you need to explain in more detail.

  1. Why should Australian children learn an Asian language?
  1. The Asian century is coming. Describe one change happening in Asian countries.
  1. Why is being close to Asia good for Australia?
  1. What are the main languages Australians should learn?
  1. What problems must be overcome to teach Asian languages in Australia?
  1. What is the main idea of the BTN clip?

Education Week


Next week is Education Week @apollo

Visitors are welcome to attend our classrooms on Wednesday 20th May between 9.15am and 10.40 am. Grade 5 students will be undertaking a mathematics task during this time.

Click on the link below to access your homework for this week. You will need to use your iPad to complete the angles tasks. Please paste the sudoku page into your homework books.

All tasks need to be completed and ready to present to your class and teacher on Friday 22nd May.


Sudoku Grade 5

When you have completed the angles task, vote on the angle polls on our blog.

Have fun! :)

Check out the ‘G5 camp’ page for more details of the disco, dress up dinner, dates, clothing etc.

What are you looking forward to most about Grade 5 camp?

Any suggestions to you classmates for what to dress up as? Remember it needs to start with V.

Grade 5 Camp – Movie night

Grade 5 camp is only 4 weeks away!

If you would like to request a movie for our movie night, please leave a quality comment below. Remember to check the movie rating (all movies must be G or PG)

RAlso if you have a favourite movie that you’d like to watch on the bus, please bring it along to room 14. I promise to take excellent care of your Dvd. (Please write your name clearly on the cover)

Thank you!