34EH Reading Group Task


This week your Reading Group task is to retell a traditional story.

WALT: summarise

TIB: Good readers can summarise the main events in a story in a few sentences to explain to others.


  • Watch video from Dreaming Stories
  • Retell main events to a partner
  • Use popplet to summarise the story – Beginning, middle, end
  • Take a screen shot

Week 6 Stage 2 RFF group task

We continue to learn about comprehension skills every time we read.

Today we will be looking at: PREDICTING & SUMMARISING

text rff

What do you predict this text will be about?

Read the text

Summarise the main events in the text using no more than 3 sentences to describe what happens.


  • write one predicting sentence about the text 
  • justify your opinion

I think that …………will happen in the text. I think this because……..

I predict that this text will……..because……..

  • write a short summary of the text
  • include no more than 3 sentences.
  • read your summary to a partner

iPad tasks: Inference Ace / Inference Clues

3/4R Did it float or sink?

Floating and Sinking title image

Last week, we tested whether these objects floated or sank when put in water. Today, you will be looking at your results and thinking about why objects either sink or float.

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WALT: analyse collected data and suggest explanations (reasons) for your results.

TIB: it is important to explain and justify our thoughts so others can consider our ideas as important and relevant.


  • create a new popplet
  • include a title – Did it float or sink? Include your name under the title.
  • answer the 6 questions using a new popple for each. For example: 1 = 5 of my predictions were correct.
  • save your popplet using the snipping tool
  • ‘save as’ to the collaboration drive


  1. How many of your predictions were correct?
  2. Did your predictions get better or stay the same?
  3. Did anything surprise you?
  4. Look at the objects that sank. Describe them. Do they have anything in common with one another?
  5. Look at the objects that floated. Describe them. Do they have anything in common with one another?
  6. Based on your results, why do you think some things float and some sink?

Stage 2 RFF group Tuesday Task

Black Terror

Looking at this cover what do you predict the text will be about?

WALT: infer and summarise

TIB: Good readers use many strategies automatically to help them to comprehend texts.


  • Listen to the story and read along.
  • Answer some questions about the story
  • Write a short summary. No more than 3 sentences.
  • Read your summary to a partner

3/4R reading groups task


WALT: practice our predicting skills on a text.

TIB: good readers know a variety of comprehension strategies to help them understand a text.


  • create a new Popplet
  • include the title of the book
  • organise your predictions as a ‘predict-o-gram’ (words you think will appear in the text, characters, setting, problem, resolution, other) using different Popplet features

34K write appropriate comments

Inappropriate or appropriate (Click!)


WALT: identify appropriate and inappropriate comments

TIB: To be global citizens we need to be able to write appropriate comments to others using online forums e.g. blogs. We need to identify when a comment may be inappropriate and follow internet safety rules to report anything we are unsure of.


  • Open the powerpoint and enable editing
  • Read the blurb and decide if it is inappropriate or appropriate (thumbs up or down)
  • Record your answers on a sticky note on the desktop
  • Read the blogging guidelines
  • Write an appropriate comment to at least one blog post.

S2 RFF groups

What do we want to learn?

What do we enjoy learning

How do we learn best?

RFF How do you learn.

What do we need to achieve today?

WALT:  justify our own opinions to a text (predicting, questioning and connecting)

TIB: Good readers can give reasons for predictions and connections based on evidence from texts or real life situations.


  • read a persuasive text title
  • give your own opinion with at least one reason
  • read the whole text
  • say what you think about the topic after reading
  • justify your opinion using several facts from the text or real life.


3/4R are scientists

Welcome to our new science unit!

We will be learning all about floating and sinking.

Why do some objects float?

Why do others sink?

We will be investigating these questions during the rest of Term 2.

Floating and Sinking title image

To start, let’s get our brains thinking…

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WALT:  brainstorm and record what you already know about floating and sinking.

TIB: we can use our ideas to help us understand and learn new things.


  • create a new popplet
  • include the title – What I know about floating and sinking.
  • organise your ideas and thoughts using  different popplet features
  • save your popplet using the snipping tool
  • save as to the collaboration drive.




3/4K Literacy groups task



WALT:  Today we are going to practice predicting.

the wrong book


  • Three words you think will appear in the text
  • One sentence predicting what you think the book will be about
  • One sentence justifying your prediction
  • Use the pyramid ‘predict’ for sentence starters

TIB:  Good readers know how to predict word and events in a story and justify their answers.




34R Evaluations and Feedback

Mrs B

34R have been creating some amazing Toy Flyers. Let’s have a look at their work:

Design Brief:  You  have to design a flyer to advertise a chosen toy. It needs to suit a particular audience and have a clear purpose.

WALT: Evaluate the work of others

TIB: Giving and receiving feedback about the work we do is a vital step in making sure we grow as we learn.



  • Look at 5 different work samples.
  • Use questions to give appropriate feedback
  • Say at least 3 positive things about someone else’s work

Evaluative Questions:

Look at the work samples and answer these questions:

  1. Did it advertise a product?
  2. What do you like about it?
  3. What made things difficult for you during the design process?
  4. Are you happy with your final information solution? Why?
  5. How you could make your flyer better?

EXIT SLIP – Please complete before the end of the lesson.




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If you are reading this then WE KNOW you are here for the right reasons!!

You are ready to start thinking about designing your own websites!

It is time to have some fun and experience:

Digital Sandpit Time

This is time for you to explore and create without the teacher telling you exactly what to do. You will need to explore and be creative. There are endless possibilities. How many things can you discover about this website? How many things will you be able to share with someone else at the end of the lesson?

Clues: click and drag…..see what happens….

WALT: We are learning to explore a new web tool

TIB: This is because it is important to spend time understanding how things work before we try to use it


  • sign up to Weebly
  • explore the website
  • find at least 4 things you will use on your website
  • share something you have learned with a partner


Maths Mania

Have you had a chance to use Maths Mania yet?

Maths Mania

This is our new website subscription for all students K-6.

Follow this link to the website, login and check out the tasks your teacher has set for you.

Please leave a comment here to share your thoughts about this website.

What do you like about it?

How do the activities help you to learn?

What would you change?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.