Category Archives: Stage 2

Prepositions and Phrases


WALT: use prepositional phrases to add more detail to sentences

TIB: Good writers use details and descriptive words to enhance their writing.

  1. Play the game
  2. Write a simple sentence
  3. Bump up your writing by using prepositional phrases to say WHERE, HOW and WHEN

Writing Prompts

WALT – think about word choices when we write.

TIB – Good Writers choose words carefully to engage the reader.


Look at this picture.

What is happening?

Imagine you were there. What would you be thinking? feeling? hearing? smelling? doing?

Write a short story using this image as the setting for your story.

Try to use interesting words, punctuation and sentences carefully.


Dream Machine Similes


WALT: compare and describe using similes

TIB: Good writers use a range of language features to make their writing interesting and engage the reader.


  • access the Dream Machine LInk
  • Create a dream machine
  • Use at least 3 similes to describe it.
  • Record the similes you use in your books.


Ride Ricardo Ride

WALT: retell and summarise a familiar story

TIB: Good readers can retell stories in a few sentences.

Comprehension Skills


What will this book be about?

What evidence do you have to support your thoughts?


Pair discussion:

Where is the story set?

Who are the characters? How are they feeling?

What changes in the story?

What inspired the author to write this story?

WILF: Choose one!




Y5 PBL Update 2

During PBL we have received a folder and a timeline that helps us allocate our jobs so we can easily get started.Our groups are starting to finish up their Magazine.In week 8 we are going to present our magazines.

MadMagz is an online website where you can create your own magazine.It has everything you need to create a Magazine.We also all have an account on MadMagz so that we can change and save our work as we go.

Written by Shaekiba’s group

Transport PowerPoint

Hi 2K,


Today we will be researching a type of transport and making a PowerPoint to present the information.


  • Slide 1: Title page with a heading and picture of your transport.
  • Slide 2: Classification.
  • Slide 3: Description.
  • Slide 4: Use.
  • Slide 5: Conclusion.

You might like to use different fonts, backgrounds and pictures to make your presentation look good!

Don’t forget to use your BUMP IT UP checklist!

Save your presentation in our classroom folder.


We want to inform others about what we’re learning.

Look forwarding to seeing them!

Miss Karamaneas 🙂

Choosing a Good-Fit book


WALT: select quality texts

TIB: Selecting a good book to read is as difficult as deciding what to have for dinner each night. You need to take your time and choose the best fit book for your interest and reading level. Otherwise you may not enjoy it (just like your dinner).

When you read you want to be:

  • interested in the topic and engaged in the themes that the author portrays through various characters and/or actions
  • understanding most of the words, themes and ideas that are introduced in the book.

How do you normally choose a book?

Sometimes it can be hard and we may have to take time to review and select an appropriate text. It is OK if you start reading and then decide that you don’t enjoy the text at the end.

This website may help to find the most recent accounts and books released. Book Reviews for kids


  • look at 3+ different texts
  • Say what you think about them to a partner
  • Give one reason why you would like to read a text
  • Give one reason why you would like not like to read a text

Stage 2 RFF Groups – And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

WALT: Make connections to a text by using research skills.

TIB: Using research skills we can begin to understand part of our Australian history and this will help us understand the text more deeply.




What are some connections you are finding while we are reading this story? Remember ask yourselves:
Text-to-self – What does this text remind me of from my own life?
Text-to-text – What other text does this story remind me of?
Text-to-world – What events in the world does this text remind me of?



In pairs research Slouch hats and the Australian Army on the

Australian War Memorial Website.

  1. What is it made from?
  2. Why was this style selected?
  3. Describe the crown and the brim. Which side is or was it turned up and why?
  4. What else was attached to it? Describe the embellishments.
  5. Complete a timeline of five significate moments in the slouch hat’s history based on the information you find.

We will share your findings with the class at the end of the lesson.

Research task is to be handed up at the end of the lesson.


  • Working together in pairs

  • Completed research task

  • A prediction about the text

  • At least one connection about the text


Record at least 3 facts about WWI Uniforms from this website:



Create an artwork using crayons/pastels that reflects your understanding of this book.

Georges Marvellous Medicine

WALT: write a book review

TIB: Good readers like to promote the joy of reading specific books to others.


What do you remember?
What part did you enjoy?
What did you like about the author’s writing?
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Who?

Quick Quiz


  • Use scaffold
  • Complete all sections
  • begin to write your review.
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Experiment News Reports!


Does it float or sink?

From your experiment earlier this week you have demonstrated why some things sink and some things float. You know this is because of the density.

WALT: report the results of an experiment

TIB: Good scientists can report clearly and accurately about an experiment they conduct


You are going to use an app called TELESTORY to report your results….just like a real news reporter.



3/4R Why did our boats float, then sink?

Last week, we tested whether our boats floated or sank. All of them floated for at least one minute with no ‘passengers’ (marbles) in them. We then put marbles in the boats to see how many ‘passengers’ they could hold. All boats held between 24 and 97 marbles before they sank, well done!

Testing boats

We now need to think about why they floated and then why they sank, using the knowledge we have learnt so far. What do you think?

WALT: use an online design program to create a poster on why your boat floated.

TIB: good communicators use a range of programs to communicate their message.


  • access the Canva website
  • ‘Log in’ using your email address and password (email =
  • Select ‘Create a design’ and then the ‘Poster’ option
  • Create a poster to explain why your boat floated when it had no marbles in it. Remember to use the scientific concepts we have learnt about this term.
  • When your poster is finished, select ‘Download’ in the top right corner of the screen and then select ‘PDF: standard’
  • Your poster will download. Open it and then save it in our folder in the Collaboration drive.
  • ‘Sign out’ by clicking the face on the top right of the screen

3/4 EH Sink or Float?

Using Popplet to share what we know!


Effectively use web tools to record your scientific predictions.


Record your scientific predictions using popplet

Explain What is density?

Task Sink or float

  • View the YouTube link


  • Open a new web browser and search ‘Popplet’


  • Create two headings titled sink and float
  • Your task is to list objects you think will sink and list objects you think will float. Highlight objects you wish to experiment with in class later this week.
  • Take a screen shot by pressing prt sc (print screen) on the key board.
  • Open a Word Document
  • Paste the image
  • Explain What is density?
  • Save the work document under your name in the 3/4 EH science folder

3/4R discover a new webtool!

Today you are going to learn how to use a new webtool.


Canva is an online graphic design website where you can design documents including posters, advertisements, invitations … the possibilities are endless!

WALT: access and use an online design program.

TIB: good communicators can use a range of programs to communicate their message.


  • Access the Canva website
  • Click “Sign up with Email”
  • Type your details as follows:
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  • For the question “What would you like to use Canva for?” answer “Education”
  • Watch the tutorial on how you can use Canva
  • Start exploring Canva by selecting from the options on the left-hand side
  • Discuss with your EEKK partner what you could use Canva for
  • “Sign out” by clicking the face on the top right of the screen