I just noticed this Fair Trade wondering come up on Wonderopolis. Click on FAIR TRADE to read about it.
Then try to answer this question: Which Global Goal do you think this relates to? What could you do in your lives to support this Global Goal and Fair Trade?
Wow! We have been learning how to write a persuasive text or EXPOSITION, but Hugh wrote a really impressive exposition about why dogs make better pets than cats. Listen to his reasons here and you will see how he used humour and strong convincing language and examples to persuade us to see his point of view! Fantastic work, Hugh!
You have read your exposition with so much expression, Hugh, that we can’t help but agree with you!
At Margaret River Primary School we are committed to learning about and caring about the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development that the United Nations (the World) have agreed to work towards.
Every one of our inquiries will be focused around one or more of these goals. They are goals which will help to make our world a better place and a safer and healthier planet way into the future. Each one of us needs to learn about these goals and try to do our little bit to help meet these goals by 2030!
So what are these goals? What do each of them mean? Watch this video to find out more.
This week we have had our first practice at writing an exposition or persuasive argument. You used your planner and today you had a go at writing your introduction into your draft writing books. Tomorrow we will be going over the criteria for an exposition and some examples to give you a better idea of what we are aiming for.
We are learning about grid references [A1, B3, E5]. We will be looking at grids and working out their co-ordinates. First we will look at Maths Dictionary for Kids – C for co-ordinatesto see which letter or number comes first. [Challenge question: which is the X and which is the Y axis?]
Then we will be learning how to play battleships with our partners. When you have played a game with a partner, you can have a go at playing the on-line game below.
BATTLESHIPS – a game to check your grid references. You need to call out the grid reference before you bomb it. 🙂
People are connected to the places in which they live. Their lives reflect those places. Some of those places are different from our place, but some of those places are the same. Sometimes we forget that people might look different from us on the outside but on the inside we are often just the same. Look at the children in this story by Mem Fox.
This week is HARMONY DAY WEEK and we are going to be celebrating with a ‘flash mob” singing event on Thursday across the whole school. This story reminds us that people might look different on the outside, but we are all quite similar on the inside, no matter where we come from.
You will taking home a homework research sheet to share with your parents and to ask them for information about your families (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents). Please write down the interesting stories and bring it back by next week TUESDAY 26 MARCH so that we can all share our stories on the Wednesday! I hope you find out lots of interesting information about where your family originally came from…. 😎