Grade 6B 2017

A space for sharing our learning

Persuasive Advertising

Thanks for visiting our persuasive advertisements today.

You were only able to choose one product.

What product did you choose?

What persuaded you to purchase this product?

Global Interconnection

Create a short blog post highlighting the global interconnections discovered during Melbourne excursion.

Give actual real examples and illustrate with photographs/photo collage where possible.

Kathryn Apel

Today we worked with author Kathryn Apel.

What did you learn from Kathryn’s presentation today that you could/ would use in your own creative writing?

Do you have favourite poem? Why do you enjoy this poem?

17 May 2017

Hi 6B,

so here the plan for today

9.00 – record yourself reading your picture story book to add to your blog post during independent reading.

9.30 – soundwaves – this week we’re working on unit 12 – use the online games and tools to practise your spelling words

10.00 – writing – you have several blog posts to complete, the night they stormed eureka, sovereign hill reflection and picture story book. you already have a photo of the tasks on your ipads.

11.30 – independent maths – either continue on your independent maths task your working on, maths online multiplication or essential tasks. you can work on one or vary your time between the programs.

12.30 – australian democracy timeline – continue collecting facts for your timeline, don’t forget to collect a page of images to be printed.

2.20 – 5/6 sport

if you complete all the tasks above use your time to create a video on imovie or similar app of your time at sovereign hill which can be shared on your blog or with the class.


Have a great day.

Light it up

Today you started your journey on the road to completing a solar powered boat. Post a comment below to share your experiences.

Whilst creating circuits today,

  • what successes did you have?
  • What failed/ why?
  • What did you learn today about making a circuit?
  • What wonderings do you have after today’s session?

Find an app or website to share with the class to improve our circuit building/ testing skills.

Body Conjectures

Body conjectures, after completing our mini me’s can you prove or disprove these statements about your body.

Hmmmmmm how do I work out a ratio? (watch the video and try the tasks on mathsonline before completing these tasks)

Create a post on your individual blog with your findings…..

• the length of a person’s outspread arms is equal to his / her height
• the length of the hand is one-tenth of a person’s height
• the length of the face is one-eighth of a person’s height
• the width of the shoulders is one-quarter of a person’s height
• the distance from the elbow to the tip of the hand is one-fifth of a person’s height
• the distance from the elbow to the armpit is one-eighth of a person’s height
• the length of the ear is one-third of the length of the face
• the distance from the nose to the bottom of the chin is one-third of the length of the face
• the distance from the hairline to the eyebrows is one-third of the length of the face

Can you find other patterns in your body/ or amongst your friends?

Student Blogging Challenge


Are you up for the challenge? This year we’ll be participating the annual student blogging challenge. You’ll be opening your blog to the world. You’ll need to do a health check of your blog. Is your blog cyber safe?

Grip Leadership Conference

Today 22 of our school leaders comprising of our school leaders, house captains and yr6 Junior School Council Reps attended the GRIP Leadership conference along with 2500 other primary schools.

Whilst we worked through individual and group task with students from other schools we learnt

•Leaders are helped by knowing their strengths and weaknesses
•The four expectations of responsibility: Role modelling values, upholding the trust of others, responding to needs and devolving own strengths
•plan idea is and how you going to put that into action before saying



Most students went with an attitude that “this will be boring” however were surprised to find that most of the day was out of your seat talking to other schools or making “loud noises” with the loud noise boys.



Leadership is Like a Drop in the Ocean

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Based off instagram graphic post: “Leadership is like a drop in the ocean… It may be small but it’s ripple effect goes long and far.”

The ocean is a huge body of water and I’m sure, at times, it feels like your school is made up of a huge body of people. Sometimes as leaders, we feel small or insignificant, and as a result we can become easily disheartened and unmotivated.

BUT, don’t underestimate your effect. If you’ve ever seen a pebble thrown into the ocean, you’ll know that the ripples it creates go on and on and on! Believe it or not, the same impact can be seen in your school and community! You don’t have to be ‘popular’, good at public speaking or even in a specific position.

Here’s 5 ways we think you can create a long-lasting effect:

1) Be PREPARED… To do the jobs that no one else wants to do… Even if you never receive recognition, be ready to serve others.

2) Be PRESENT… Prove to the people around you that you are there and available for support.

3) Be PROACTIVE. Don’t wait for opportunities to land in your lap, look for ways to create them.

4) Be PURPOSEFUL… Set clear goals to ensure that your events and relationships have meaning.

5) Be PERSEVERANT… Things won’t always go according to plan… Make sure you always keep trying, even if everyone else gives up.

If you have a question for our leaders about the conference, leave it in the comments below.

If you’d like to read more about GRIP and the leadership conferences and resources follow the link.

Friday 24th February

Friday 24th February

Morning today I’m off to the city with our leaders in my absence you have plenty of work to continue on with.

9.30 – 10.00 – independent reading

10.00 – 10.30 – on your student blog using Cornell’s Note taking method show us a summary of your independent reading today including unknown language with definitions

10.30 – 11.00 –Soundwaves – complete tasks 10 and the challenge. If it’s completed log in to sound wave and attempt the online interactive tasks.

11.30 – 12.30 – mini me –  if you have completed your mini me there are questions to be answered on the mini me post then there are tasks on maths online on the four processes to be completed

12.30 – 1.30 – alternative energy project

2.20 – 3.20 alternative energy project – remember this project will be presented after lunch on Monday.

Mini Me

Today we started our Mini Me, Maths Inquiry. Students are focusing on precise measurement of their body and comparison of metres, centimetres and millimetres. Students will eventually create a mini version of them selves.

What is the longest measurement in your body?

What is the shortest measurement?

Were any measurements the same?

Were you able to get any of your estimations correct?

What is the difference between the area of your hands and your feet?

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