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August 7, 2017

Biography Writing

What is a biography? What features are included in a biography? Begin researching a famous astronaut of your choice. Things to consider researching: Name D.O.B / Death Height / Weight Nationality Place of Birth Education Hobbies / Interest Space Exploration… Continue Reading →

WRITING – Send a postcard to Curiosity – Mars Rover  

MATHS – 24 hour time

Watch: Play: You can practice playing the following games:    

MATHS – Timetables

Here is an example of a public transport timetable: Northern_79 ArmadaleThornlieLine-1o4vnjx.pdf Where have you seen a 24 hour timetable? Here is today’s activity: Timetable_Activity_1_Worksheet TIMETABLES

MATHS – Scale

Scale drawings is either the reduction or enlargement of a two-dimensional drawing. A scale drawing is the representation of an actual object. They are in proportion to the actual object. Have a look at these scale drawings: Look at… Continue Reading →

MATHS – Unit Pricing

Warm up game: What is Unit Pricing?? Can you give an example? Lets have a look at these images…   Can you work out the best value for money for the pictures below? Using the Coles and Woolworths websites…. Continue Reading →


What is G.S.T? Let’s discuss! a) In your own words, describe what tax is. b) What are taxes used for? c) What does GST stand for? d) Name three products that you don’t pay GST on. e) Which products… Continue Reading →

WRITING – Similes and Metaphors

Watch the below clip:   Complete the following task: Similes: It makes a comparison of two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”. For example: As big as an elephant As dark as the night As cold as ice… Continue Reading →

WRITING – Idioms

Watch the below video about idioms: What are idioms? An idiom is a phrase whose meaning can not be interpreted literally. The group of words together has a completely different meaning than the individual words. Example: “It’s raining cats and… Continue Reading →

WRITING – Onomatopoeia

What is onomatopoeia? Onomatopoeia refers to words that sound exactly or almost exactly like the thing that they represent. Many words that we use for animal or machine noises are onomatopoeia words, such as “moo” for the sound a cow… Continue Reading →

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