Week 4 Remote Learning Tasks

For the rest of this week, in addition to Mathletics, Reading Eggs and reading your own books, here are some optional activities that you might like to try.

Together with a family member or by yourself, read about lions and tigers, and complete one or more tasks on the activity card.

Did you enjoy the “Mini-Beasts from the Beach” session yesterday? You might like to try and make your own sea urchin or one of the other animals that we saw. Be creative!

Don’t forget there are also open-ended maths questions on the blog that you can do, as well as other activities on the STEM blog.

Week 3 Remote Learning Tasks

For the rest of this week, in addition to Mathletics, Reading Eggs and reading your own books, here are some optional activities that you might like to try.

Together with a family member or by yourself, read about pirates and complete one or more tasks on the activity card.

Don’t forget there are also open-ended maths questions on the blog that you can do, as well as other activities on the STEM blog.

Wellbeing: Empathy

Empathy is the ability to understand and care about what another person is feeling. When we feel empathy for others, we are more likely to act in a kind way. When you do something kind for someone else, you feel happy too.

Activity: How can you show empathy to someone in your family? Draw or write two examples.

Adapted from The Resilience Project. For more on empathy, click here.

Term 4, Week 2: Setting

Learning Intention: 

  • Describe a setting.
  • Write sentences that start with a capital letter, have finger spaces between words, and end with a full stop.

Using the picture above or a place that you have drawn, write at least 3 sentences describing the setting in your Writing Journals. Remember to use lots of adjectives, and try to sound out the words on your own. Here are some examples:

  • There were lots of cars in the busy city. It was very noisy and smelly.
  • The sun was shining brightly at the beach. It was a beautiful day.
  • Look at the deep, dark forest. It is cold and scary.

Please wait until we have covered this lesson in our Webex sessions before completing the task. Also, don’t forget to send your teacher a photo of your work by Friday!

Modelled Writing

Maths: Ordinal Numbers

Learning Intention: To correctly identify the position of an object using ordinal numbers.

Ordinal numbers show the position or place of an object. For example, first, second, third, fourth, etc. They can also be written as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.

Option 1:

Option 2:

Try these online ordinal number games.

Verbs: Part Three

Verbs are action words. They tell us what a noun (person, animal or thing) is doing.

  • The boy is playing in the mud.
  • The dog is rolling in the mud.
  • The toy is covered in mud.

Activity 1:

Identify the verb in each sentence. In your Writing Journal, see if you can write your own sentence using the same verb. Don’t forget to sound out the words on your own!

Activity 2:

Take a video of yourself doing any of the following actions:

  • Hop on one leg
  • Dance to your favourite song
  • Bounce a ball
  • Climb in the playground
  • Swing across the monkey bars
  • Waddle like a duck

Can you think of other more creative verbs?

Please remember to send the videos to your teacher by Thursday.

Activity 3:

Click to play this online verb game.

Survival of Living Things

So you now know that living things grow, reproduce and breathe. But what do they need to survive?

You might like to make a mobile to help you remember what animals need.

Or you could choose an animal and learn about what it eats, where it lives, and where it gets water from. You could write about your animal, or draw the animal in its home.

Wellbeing: Gratitude

Gratitude is the ability to pay attention to what we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have. We can practise this by noticing the positives that exist around us. When we practise gratitude every day, we elevate our mood and improve our mental health.

Practise gratitude at least three times a week by drawing/writing one of the following:

  • What were three things that went well for you today?
  • Who is someone you feel really grateful for today? Tell us why.
  • What is it about our home that makes it our home/special family place?
  • What is something you are looking forward to tomorrow?

Adapted from The Resilience Project. For more information on practising gratitude, click here.

Term 4, Week 1 Picture Prompt

Learning Intention: To write sentences that start with a capital letter, have finger spaces between words, and end with a full stop.

What do you see in this picture? What do you think is happening? Write at least 3 sentences about this picture in your Writing Journals. Remember to use lots of adjectives, and try to sound out the words on your own. Here are some sentence starters to help you:

  • There is a
  • I see a
  • Look at the

Please don’t forget to send your teacher a photo of your work by Friday.

Modelled Writing

Maths: 3D Shapes

Learning Intention: To correctly identify and name 3D shapes.

Option 1:

Colour in the 3D shapes following the colours shown in the key.

Extension: You can also practise reading the names and recognising the different 3D shapes by colouring in the correct words to match the shapes.

Option 2:


Using play dough, make different 3D shapes, paying attention to how many edges, faces (sides) and corners each shape has. If you don’t have play dough but would like to make some, here’s a recipe that you can try.

Option 3:

Monster Mansion – Shape Match