Good luck! The finals are here!

Apollo Parkways Primary School sends their proud and supportive well wishes to our first place G.A.T.E.WAYS Challenge winners who will be competing in the finals on Friday 2nd December. Now that the local qualifying finals are complete, teams can begin to access and utilise the preparation resources for the finals. Please view the general advice and activity pack here. Our Grade 5 and 6 team, Apollo Winners are…

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Thursday 3rd November: Grade 4/5 Pegasus

Welcome to your 3rd Pegasus session! The focus of today is to finalise your topic and create questions for you to base your personal inquiry on.

TASK ONE: Create a fact finder chart in Pages on the iPad/Laptop. First create a table with the following headings.

  1. WHO?
  2. WHEN?
  3. WHERE?
  4. HOW?
  5. WHY?
  6. DESCRIBE?

Then create a question using each keyword to start your research for your selected ancient civilization. Type the questions into the table under each heading (keyword). Print it off and hand to your teacher (please remember to title the document, using the name of your ancient civilization, and put your name)

 

TASK TWO: Words Galore!

Brainstorm as many keywords as you can that surround your mind and jump out of your head in regards to the ancient civilization that you have selected to base your inquiry on. You may remember the list of keywords we developed together last week when we discussed ‘archaeology’. Using coloured Textas will also help you to make connections, create a legend to show common themes or simply make your word poster look awesome! 🙂

 

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TASK THREE: An individual Inquiry deserves an Individual approach!

Browse the ‘Passion Project’ printed table. Celebrate that we are all individuals who learn differently with our own set of talents. Today you are to view the ‘Knowledge’ column and think about the first stage of learning – Please select any 2 activities to complete today!

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Term 4 – Grade 4/5: First Session!

Welcome! Welcome!

Click here to access our get to know each other ‘Padlet’. What is a Padlet?

Well click on the link and find out!

Hope you enjoy our Pegasus topic this term! I am looking forward to working with each of you as you research and complete an inquiry project.

Regards,

Miss Tomat

Today’s Revision

Escape from Greystone Manner

Go to this website and create a circuit! Once finished – screen shot and show Mrs. Eames-Mayer before moving on to the next activity.

http://www.cleo.net.uk/consultants_resources/science/circuitWorld/circuitworld.html

Go to this website and answer the following questions:

http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/guide.html

What makes a circuit work?

What are the two types of power sources?

What is a conductor?

What is an insulator?

Why are switches useful?

Types of Energy

Go to this website and answer the following questions.

http://www.enwin.com/kids/electricity/types_of_energy.cfm

What are the two main types of energy? Describe them

Give a definition for: mechanical , heat, chemical, electrical and gravitational energy

Catch the Beat

Use the website below to learn more clues about cryptic crosswords

http://sutherland-studios.com.au/?page_id=363

To have a go at another cryptic crossword see this website:

http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/series/cryptic

To have another go at identifying the beats for songs:

http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm

http://www.beatsperminuteonline.com/

Scoreboard

After the first week of Numero students receieved the following results;

Please note some students played 3 games and other played 4, this is why large decrepancies have occured.

Karleen 76

Ned 65

Amity 58

Lauren 82

Sef 91

Baxter 52

Mitchell 82

Ben 68

Peter 62

James 97

Jett 82

Kyan 93

Louie 85

Demetrius 129

Ian 93

Timur 78

 

WELCOME Grade 4/5 – Term 4 2014

Numero develops:

  • basic number recognition from zero to 15
  • basic number facts of all four operations
  • speed of recall.

As the game develops and players move to more difficult levels with the introduction of Wild Cards, additional concepts and skills are developed and reinforced including:

  • fractions
  • decimals
  • percentages.

At its higher levels, with the introduction of more wild cards and scoring, Numero continues to challenge minds and develop concepts such as:

  • squared and cubed roots
  • multiple equations
  • point scoring.

At all levels of Numero there is a high level of problem solving and understanding of strategy which develops from basic stages with young students to complex moves that will challenge the brightest mathematical mind.

GAME ON!!!