Monday 8th June 2015

Working from home today…..

Here are the activities to complete today whilst you are at home:

1. Read for 30 minutes then write a minimum of 6 sentences telling me about what you read.  Remember to include the name of the book, who wrote it , names of characters, what happened to them and why. Please also include your opinions of the book.   Please remember to write neatly and put your name and today’s date.

2. Please make sure you have your costume ready for our performance this week. Tomorrow we will be having a full dress rehearsal.  All parents received an email 2 weeks ago detailing costumes:

Costumes
Narrator 1 (Jasmehar):
black top, navy blue pants and black (or dark) shoes
Ali Baba:
ripped brown shirt , dirty looking pants, socks(with holes if possible)
Ali’s wife:
ripped grey T-shirt, patched pants and socks(with holes if possible)
Ali’s children:
Child 1: patched dress and socks
Child 2: ripped beige (or light coloured) pants and shirt, socks
Child 3 ripped shirt and pants, socks
Sheik Kevin:
White pyjamas and socks
Tie salesperson: A tie (brightly coloured if possible) skirt and a yellow T-shirt
Genie:
Dark Blue Genie Suit
Beggar 1: old brown pants and T-shirt
Beggar 2: old pants and a dress
Beggar 3: dirty shirt, skirt and pants
Beggar 4: please see Ali’s wife
Narrator 2 (Ben D):
black top, a hat, black pants and dark shoes
Robert Rev:
cool sunglasses, black leather jacket, black pants, black T-shirt
Harry Handlebar:
Grey T-shirt, grey shorts sunglasses, sunhat
Peter Puncture:
Dark sunglasses, black leather jacket, white T-shirt, navy jeans
Warren Wheel:
cool sunglasses, black leather jacket, black pants, grey or white t-shirt
Bikie Girls: a skirt with leggings under the skirt, pink, yellow, blue or red T-shirt, short white socks
Andrew: Orange shorts, blue T-shirts with a little white on it, hair tied back
Club Med: a bright tie, a necklace made out of flowers, board-shorts, hawaiian shirt (if possible or a brightly coloured one), sunglasses, straw hat and flouro suncreen
Have a great day and see you tomorrow,
Mr Penrose

Homework 20th May 2015

Reading: All students are expected to read for at least 20 minutes every night.  This can include books in English or in their mother tongue.

 

Spelling: The students are very excited and working hard to improve their spelling.  You can help them achieve their goals by revising their spelling words with them several times every night.

Ali Baba and the 40 Bikies

Rehearsals have begun for our class play.  This will be performed on the 11th June.  Students have received their scripts and are asked to memorise their lines as soon as possible.  The students in charge of costumes and props will be meeting tomorrow during recess and will make a list of what is needed for each character.  These will then be sent out to families.  Please help your child by practicing their lines with them several times every night.  Please encourage them to deliver their lines slowly and with loud, dramatic voices.

 


Homework Tuesday 28th April 2015

Due date: Monday 4th May, 2015

Reading: Students are reminded to read for at least 20 minutes every night. This can be in their mother tongue or in English. Students can read to an adult, a sibling or to themselves and are encouraged to read any reading material they enjoy.

Spelling: Can you get your spelling words correct this week?
Don’t forget to learn your spelling words several times every night. Remember that if you get all your words correct, 4 weeks in a row, you can move groups.

Math: Students are asked to complete the math activity they will receive on Wednesday.

Unit: Creativity

What do you enjoy creating? You are asked to design and create a project. This may involve dance, building, singing, lego, whatever form of creativity you enjoy most. Projects can be brought to school or photos can be emailed to Mr Penrose. Musical performances will be performed on Wednesday next week.


Homework 7th April 2015

Remember to do a little every night so that you don’t have to do it all at once at the last minute.

Reminder: old socks for art (tomorrow)

Items for dogs and clothing for clothing drive.

Homework

Reading: Students are expected to be reading for at least 20 minutes every night.  This may be in the form of reading to an adult or sibling and includes time students spend reading to themselves.

Spelling:  All students are expected to memorise their spelling words several times every night.

Math: 2D Shape and Space

Students are asked to find as many examples of the following 2D shapes and lines in the home as they can:

Squares

Rectangles

Circles

Hexagons

Octagons

Parallel lines

Students may take photographs and email them to Mr Penrose or they can draw the items which show the correct shape.

Handwriting: Students are asked to complete pages 77-82 in their Handwriting Books.

If you have any questions, please remember to let Mr Penrose know as soon as possible.


Homework 3rd April 2015

Due to the large projects students have completed over the past 3 weeks and to allow students who have been unwell to catch up on missed activities, homework this week is limited to the following:

Reading: Students are expected to be reading for at least 20 minutes every night.  This may be in the form of reading to an adult or sibling and includes time students spend reading to themselves.

Spelling:  All students are expected to memorise their spelling words several times every night.


Homework 24th March 2015

Reading: Students are expected to be reading for at least 20 minutes every night.  This may be in the form of reading to an adult or sibling and includes time students spend reading to themselves.

Spelling:  All students are expected to memorise their spelling words several times every night.

Action Photographs/stories: any action taken by students to make a change as result of their learning is action and a vital part of the PYP. Families are encouraged to send in anedotes or photographs of your child making a change as a result of their learning.  For example: during our unit on Healthy Choices, Kehania and Yavuz took action at home to read nutritional labels on food products to help them make healthier choices.  Jack and Rebecca sent in photos of themselves choosing to eat healthy snacks at home. All forms of action are important and worth celebration so if you notice your child making a change, please let Mr Penrose know.

Unit of inquiry:(Required)   Not all students have sent in their work on complex machines.  If you have not done so, please be sure to send it to Mr Penrose by Monday.

My personal history

Last week, Mr Penrose shared a slideshow of his history.  We saw photos of him as a baby with his family and his first day of school.  This week students are asked to prepare a slideshow about their own history.  Students must include the following:

Chronological order

Photographs or short clips about special events in their lives so far (birthdays, cultural festivals etc)

The places students have lived so far, schools attended etc.

Each slide must include the year the event took place and the names of the people in the photograph.

These will be presented by the students in class next week and will help them to build their own personal timeline in class.

Please feel free to email Mr Penrose should you have any questions.


Grade 2P Homework Wednesday 11th March

Reading: Students are expected to be reading for at least 20 minutes every night.  This may be in the form of reading to an adult or sibling and includes time students spend reading to themselves.

Spelling:  All students are expected to memorise their spelling words several times every night.

Action Photographs/stories: any action taken by students to make a change as result of their learning is action and a vital part of the PYP. Families are encouraged to send in anedotes or photographs of your child making a change as a result of their learning.  For example: during our unit on Healthy Choices, Kehania and Yavuz took action at home to read nutritional labels on food products to help them make healthier choices.  Jack and Rebecca sent in photos of themselves choosing to eat healthy snacks at home. All forms of action are important and worth celebration so if you notice your child making a change, please let Mr Penrose know.

Unit of inquiry:(Required)  

A complex machine is a machine which uses more than one simple machine. This week in class, the students have had experience building a crane which uses pulleys and levers.

For homework, all students are asked to build a machine at home using household items.  The machine must be made up of at least 2 simple machines (levers, pulleys, screws, wheels/axles, gears, inclined planes etc).  Students are asked to take photos/video of their machine to present at school next week.

Each machine must have a purpose.  Adult assistance is encouraged.  Students will be assessed on their ability to explain the role of the simple machines used in their creation and how these work together to meet the identified purpose.

All machine photographs/video is due at school on Tuesday 17th March 2015.

Please feel free to email Mr Penrose should you have any questions.

 


Grade 2P Homework 3rd March 2015

Reading: Students are reminded to read at home for at least 20 minutes every night. This could be to a parent or sibling or simply quiet time before going to sleep. Students may read in English or their mother tongue.

Spelling:  Students are reminded to practice their spelling words at home several times every night.

Handwriting: Students are asked to complete pages 71-76  in their Handwriting Books.

Math: Students are asked to practice subtraction  by completing the activity sheet sent home today.

Unit: Students are reminded to bring  in different sized boxes to school in order to build your crane. Tomorrow(Wednesday) is the last day as the activity will take place on Wednesday. (See Class news)


Snow Day Work 20th February 2015

Unit: Please complete your research about simple machines.

Math:  Subtraction fact practice

Snowy’s Friend

http://www.fun4thebrain.com/subtraction/snowyfriend.html

This activity helps you to practice your math facts.  Choose the number you want to subtract (1 to 9) and play.

Feed Ribbit Subtraction

http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-feed-fribbit-subtraction

Cone Crazy

http://www.fun4thebrain.com/subtraction/coneCrazySub.html

Extension

Count on Convict

http://www.ictgames.com/countonconvict.html

Extension Challenge: Mince Pie Madness (this is a very, very tricky puzzle)

It will help you to draw the mince pies at each step.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/mince-pie-madness.html

Reading: Please read silently for 20 minutes.

 

 


Snow Day Work 19th February

WRITING Write 10 words from our unit (simple machines) and use a dictionary to write their meaning

READING

Choose a question about our unit  from yesterday and research it  on the Internet (make sure an adult is with you). It is best to use follet destiny  rather than google.  Click on the link below and log in using your username and password.   Be sure to click the tab at the top that says websites when you do your search.

https://iics.follettdestiny.com/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home

Make notes of the information you have found.

MATHS

Make your own 100’s chart and practice skip counting in 3’s and 4’s.

With a partner and a deck of cards, each player puts down 2 cards. Add the sum of the

two cards and the higher answer takes the cards

THINKING

Make a list of all the things you like about school.


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