Moon Phases

Once you have created your November 2015 calendar, you are now ready to start filling it in! Below is a website where you can go back to the start of November and fill in the moon phases from 1st November to the 11th November (today).

Don’t forget for each day to include:

  • A drawing of the moon
  • The name of the moon phase
  • The % full
  • The moon’s rise and set times

Good luck :)

Click here to visit the moon phase website!

What went well…

Wow Grade 5, term 2 is almost over! Let’s reflect on this term’s Integrated Curriculum unit, Cultural Diversity.

Answer the questions below, in full sentences, about Cultural Diversity this term.

1. My favourite thing about Cultural Diverstiy was…

2. The most challenging thing during Cultural Diversity was…

3. I want to know more about…

Now let’s reflect on the term:

1. This term I have enjoyed…

2. The most challenging thing this term was…

3. Next term I am looking forward to…

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?

Wellbeing Keynote

In reading groups and when you have some finishing off time over the last couple of weeks of term, we would like you to work on your Wellbeing Keynote. You started this at the beginning of the term. This Keynote will reflect what you have learnt over our Integrated unit: Wellbeing.

Some ideas for slides might be:

  • A slide for each of the body systems from our rotations: Muscular System, Digestive System, Skeletal System & Nervous System. Reflect on the activities you participated in and any facts you learnt from each session.
  • A slide each for the four healthy living rotations you participated in: Mental Health, Sleep, Nutrition & Physical Activity. Reflect on the activities you participated in and describe why each of these areas of health are important to our wellbeing.
  • Research the answers to some of the questions you had at the beginning of the unit which you haven’t found out the answers to yet, eg. Why do we blink? Why do we get sick? etc.
  • Anything else you have discovered this term that you find interesting or would like to share with others.

Quiz Time

You will need to download pages from our 5V server from a book titled, What about the human body? by Steve Parker.

Answer the following questions in sentences. Use either Pages or Keynote.

1. Your body is made up of 50%, 70% or 90% of water?

2. Where is your skin thickest?

3. How many bones make up the skeleton?

4. How many pairs of ribs do you have?

5. Which is the longest bone in your body?

6.What pulls your bones and lets you move?

7. Where are your strongest muscles?

8.What gives your body energy?

9. Which is longer: your small or large intestine?

10. Which type of blood cells carry oxygen?

11. What should you do before you eat or drink?

12. What are the five senses?

13. Do you get goose pimples when you are hot or cold?

14. What do we call an automatic response  by a muscle, which does not involve thinking?

15. Which gas does your body take in when you breathe?


  1. Your body is made up of 70% of water.
  2. The soles of your feet is where your skin is thickest.
  3. 206 bones make up the skeleton.
  4. You have 12 pairs of ribs.
  5. The thigh bone is the longest bone in your body.
  6. Muscles pull your bones and let you move.
  7. The strongest muscles is in your jaw.
  8. Food gives your body energy.
  9. The small intestine is longer than the large intestine.
  10. Red blood cells carry oxygen.
  11. You should wash your hand before you eat or drink.
  12. The five senses are sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste.
  13. You get goose pimples when you are cold.
  14. The automatic response by a muscle, which does not involve thinking is a reflex.
  15. The gas your body takes in when you breathe is oxygen.



BtN School Swimming

Watch the video below and then answer the questions as a quality comment to this post. If you get time, explore the ‘Related Information’ section next to the video on the BtN website.

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1. According to the report, the number of kids who won’t know how to swim by the time they leave primary school is…

2. What does the Royal Lifesaving Society want to do to tackle the problem?

3. What do supporters of their idea say?

4. What are some disadvantages of their idea?

5. What do you do to stay safe when swimming?

6. What are some ways people can keep themselves safe in the water?

7. Should swimming lessons be compulsory in all primary schools? Why? Why not?

BTN- Kids Sleep

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Discussion Questions
1.What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed? Discuss with another student.
2.What has a new study found about using electronic devices be
fore 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 itis 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…
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?