AUSTRALIAN MEGAFAUNA

Earlier this term, you found out all about Megafauna in Australia during your SOLE inquiry session.

Here is a link to a website where you can find out more: VICTORIA MUSEUM and we will be watching the video through the link on that website where the scientists talk about Australia’s megafauna fossils. [ another link to THE MUSEUM]

I wonder what it would have been like, living with the megafauna as an Aboriginal person all that time ago?

Post a comment to tell me your thoughts.  

Father’s Day


Follow the above instructions to make your card.

Next we will be making the necktie to go with it. Follow this video to make your tie. Then you can colour it in Dad’s favourite team colours or pattern of your choice.

Write Dad a message on the back of the shirt or open it up to hide your message a little.

Enjoy your day with Dad on Sunday. Happy Father’s Day to all our dads! 🙂

Mrs Veary

SOLE QUESTION?

This morning we are going to do some SOLE work for Inquiry.  You will be working in

Self

Organised

Learning

Environments.

Your SOLE question is:

What were Australia’s megafauna and how do they compare with today’s Australian animals?

You will be working in groups (which you can choose to join or leave) where each person has to do equal work.  You will have 40 minutes to research the question, write notes, create a poster with your key information on it and then present what you have found out to the class.

Use the strengths within your group.  Give out jobs.  Eg. ….. is a good artist so he/she will design the poster and do the artwork.  ….. is a good reader so he/she will read out what is on the website so we can all understand the main ideas.   Then we will all decide what the main facts are and ………….. will write them down as notes because…..is a good writer.

Have fun learning something new and unusual about Australian animals in your SOLE session today!  🙂

Mrs Veary

Adding two or three digit numbers – with regrouping

This animation (which you can find on “Maths Tools – Adding 3-digit numbers”) might help you to understand how regrouping works.

ADDING 3-digit numbers with regrouping

This works for 2-digit numbers, 4-digit numbers and so on…

Practise using this and challenging yourself using paper too, to see if you can do as well as the computer and get them correct.

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Now you can also have a go at subtracting with regrouping.  Use this animation to see how it works.

SUBTRACTING 2-digit numbers with regrouping

This should feel much simpler for you now.

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