PLANET EARTH SO WHAT? POSTERS

Now that we have:

  • chosen the Global Goal we want to tell people about, and
  • researched facts and statistics to convince people why they should act

we are going to work out ACTIONS PEOPLE CAN TAKE to help.

Then we will plan our POSTERS using our booklet with the criteria.

First you need to develop a SLOGAN for your poster.  We will be discussing that today.

Here are a few examples of posters for you to look at.  You need to remember that you have to have all of the criteria so you need to notice what each of these examples uses.

1.What is each poster trying to convince us of?

2. What is each poster asking us to do to help?

3.  Does it have a slogan?

4. What have they done to convince us?

5. What do you notice about their choice of images and use of colour?

6.  What fonts look best?

Big Question Thinking

As we come to the end of our Spinning in Space inquiry, we need to think about what we have learned about living on our amazing planet – Planet Earth!

What makes it the only known planet in our solar system with life on it? What are the special conditions on Earth that allow life to flourish?

What are the problems facing our planet and its environment?

What can each one of us do to protect our planet into the future?

To gather our thoughts, we will be writing down all our ideas in a PMI chart (Plus, Minus and Interesting or Ideas).  Then we can work out which problem to focus on to do some research before working out how we can help.

Here are some websites you can use for your research:

  1. 13 Incredibly Lucky Earth Facts website
  2.  What’s Climate Change? (for kids) website
  3. Global Goal #14 – Life Below Water facts
  4. Global Goal #15 – Life on Land facts
  5. Global Goal #15 – Life on Land infographic with ideas

Later we will be able to choose HOW we share what we have found out? and the SO WHAT can we do?  Remember Global Goals #14 and #15 are all about Life on Earth on the Land and on the Water.  

Mrs Veary 😎

BIG QUESTION???????

I was really impressed with the quality of your work when groups presented this week.  I could see what you had learned about different countries’ celebrations and the effort you had gone to in creating a poster to display your learning!  Best of all was the TEAMWORK that we saw!  Great job everybody!   🙂

Just to show you how great your posters looked, here are your team presentation photos.  Enjoy!  Mrs Veary

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OUR INQUIRY INTO THE PAST

As part of our Signicant Structures – Local and Global Inquiry, Room 6 students were hard at work plotting new structures and features on their maps of the school.

They have done a fabulous job creating questions for their Wonderings Wall, asking the questions that we will need to answer as we find out all about the history of our school buildings.

Congratulations to each and every one of you for your ‘higher order thinking’ this week and for thinking about your learning.  The BIG QUESTION we ended up deciding on is:

What CHANGES have happened to SIGNIFICANT LOCAL STRUCTURES – past, present and future?

Now we need to start the “Finding Out” part of our petite inquiry into our school buildings!  😎

BIG QUESTION RESEARCH

These are some places you can visit to do your FINDING OUT for your BIG QUESTION.

1.  ABC – OUR ANIMALS  This has lots of good information on Australian Animals which is quite easy to read.  Choose In the Air, On the Ground or In the Water for your animals.

2.  KIDSCYBER – ANIMALS  Look for your animal in the list.  Australian animals have an * next to their names. 

3.  WILD KIDS – ANIMALS from Australian Museum (some good pictures here) and the main site where you choose your category of animal AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM – ANIMALS

4.  FACT SHEETS from Perth Zoo  (we have printouts for you to use)

5.  FACT SHEETS from Australia Zoo (we have printouts for you to use)

6. ARKIVE – animal facts and images (David Attenborough) For good readers as some of the words are a bit tricky.

BIG QUESTION CONGRATULATIONS! AND CELEBRATIONS!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL YOU WONDERFUL AND TALENTED STUDENTS IN ROOM 6:)

You have done a fantastic job learning to put your finding out information onto your own webpages in the wiki. It looks great! We will be showing it on Friday and we might show it to the Year 7s who are doing a Middle Ages Inquiry.

This Friday is our CLASSROOM CELEBRATION and we hope that lots of parents will be able to come back in time with us to the Middle Ages and the time of Fairytales….. We begin at 2.30 p.m. and remember to press on the time portal on the door of Room 6 and say the word ‘fairytales’… !

I’d love to hear your ideas about what you are going to wear or come as on Friday. Looking forward to lots of comments here.

Mrs. Veary
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TERM 3 INQUIRY

We will be finishing our inquiry FAIRYTALES AND THE MIDDLE AGES over the next four weeks.  Inquiry tasks are to continue with your INQUIRY CARDS and try to get through all the levels of thinking.  The big challenge is to complete our BIG QUESTION: Compare the lives/lifestyle of Nobles and Peasants in the Middle Ages on our brand new wiki – GO KIDS, YOU ARE AMAZING STUDENTS!

Mrs. Veary 🙂