Use your Inquisitive join code to find the e-Book.  Use the information in the e-Book to answer the questions in your Map of Australia booklet.  Number 10 and 12 are ‘can do’ items, but you Must Do Number 11.

Lighthouses – you can research our two local lighthouses on the last page in your booklet and write some fun facts about each one.

They are: Leeuwin Lighthouse (Augusta) and Naturaliste Lighthouse (Dunsborough)




You can find the class join code on your piece of paper or up on the board.  Click on this link to get to our classroom account.  LINK   Then type in your join code.

[I will put this link onto our links page under “Websites that we use” for future use.

Mrs Veary

What is Culture?

As we explore World Celebrations, we need to understand exactly what the word CULTURE means?
These two video clips try to explain what culture really means.



Now you need to create your page showing what your culture looks like. (Fast Finishers could make up a COLLAGE page to show this in pictures with the same headings.) Example:

If you can understand what makes up a person’s CULTURE, you will find it much easier to find out the WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? and HOW? of world celebrations in many different countries of the world.  😎



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


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





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… 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.


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.


Problem Solving Strategies – Make a Table

Today we will be learning how to use a strategy – Make a Table – to solve a maths problem.

First we will be watching a video about this on iMaths website.

Then we will watch another example of how to use this strategy in this video before we do our own solving.

Try solving this problem using a similar table.

The Problem

Mick and Aria have agreed to work for a week for their Mum over the holidays. The pay they get will vary. Aria will get $10 for the first day she works and two more dollars for every day she works after that. Mick will get $1 for the first day he works, but for each day he works from then on, his pay will be doubled.

Who would you rather be and why?

Use a Table to show how to work out how much each child will earn each day.  Then add them to see how much each child will earn for the whole 7 days.

Animal Habitats (The E in PBE)

Writing a report on an Australian animal you will need to research Physical, Behaviour and Environment facts about your animal.  This is your P, B, E chart.  Habitat falls into the E because it is all about where your animal lives or is found.

Today’s activity will give you a good idea of all the different types of HABITATS.  Click on AUSTRALIAN HABITATS and use the information there to write dot points listing all the different places which are in that kind of habitat.

Eg. COASTAL would have:

  • coastal waters
  • sand dunes
  • beaches … (there are more too)

Then you will be working in groups to investigate one particular type of habitat using the Yowie digital game we have already looked at.  You will be writing what you find into your Yowie Activity Book.

I wonder which habitat will be more popular with you all?

Merit Certificates!

Congratulations to:

every student in Room 6 for your hard work which has been rewarded with this week’s Bee-bop-a-lula Award for Music!


for your positive approach to learning and for your enthusiasm and determination to improve your literacy skills.  You have made a huge improvement already.  Way to go, Tate!



for the thought and care you put into every task.  You produce well-presented, eye-catching posters which show original ideas.  Great work, Ashlyn!

Great work everybody!

Mrs Veary 😎