Quality Homework

Quality homework consists of your best effort, and includes ruled margins, clear headings and complete answers. It does not necessarily require extra adornment such as shaded pages, stickers and fancy artwork, although you are welcome to do so, if you enjoy doing it.

Homework will be made available on a Friday, and must be handed in the following Friday to enable correction in class. This is a non-negotiable. No excuses.

It is your responsibility to manage your time during the week to complete all tasks, and to also allow yourself time to consult with me, if there are questions you are unsure of.

Click below for this week’s homework.

Homework week 4

Contributors to Space

NOTE- This task is due to be presented next Friday as a speaking and listening assessment task.

Choose a person who has made an interesting contribution to Space.

Make a poster (digital or non-digital) of this person highlighting their contribution/s to SCIENCE, in particular SPACE

Choose subheadings for your information.

You could write interview questions as if you are a journalist.

We have already discussed  NEIL ARMSTRONG so please don’t choose him.

Can you be the ONLY ONE in all of the Grade 5s to choose your person?



Reference the sites/ books / documentaries you used when researching your person.

Homework week 3.

International Space Station





The International Space Station (ISS) has hit the news this week.  Using the links above you will research what life would be like on the station.

1.Recreate a labelled drawing of the space station using the grid paper given to you. – There are MANY sites for you to refer to. Think about scale and detail. Use a ruler and

take your time with your drawing, it is not a 5 minutes quick sketch!

2. Write a journal entry about a ‘typical’ day for you in the ISS

Your entry could include-

What you did to overcome boredom?

Did you communicate with family?

Did you do an interview with school kids back on Earth?

Describe the magnificent view from the Space Station – perhaps there is a weather event you can see way back on Earth?

What did you eat?

What types of experiments did you do?

Did you go on a space walk?

Who is on the ISS with you?

You could be creative and take photos of yourself pretending to be on the space station.

Homework Term 4 Week 1

This term, you will be presented with a mini SPACE INVESTIGATION each week. These investigations will focus more on the weird and wonderful.


Okay, so I am hoping you realise this is another example of PHOTOSHOP, but you are going to investigate the topic ‘ANIMALS IN SPACE.’

  1. Title your page ‘ ANIMAL SPACE MISSIONS.’
  2. Set out your information in table format using the following headings:- TYPE OF ANIMAL / YEAR OF THE MISSION/ COUNTRY LEADING THE MISSION / REASON FOR THE MISSION

Beneath your table include a list of the resources / sites visited.

Each week you will also be required to work through Mathletics and SPELLODROME tasks set by your teacher. These tasks will follow up the work being done in your classroom. The tasks you complete can be viewed by your teacher.

Term 3 2018

Homework task for week 7


Over the next week Australian Politics will be going through some major changes. As this is our Inquiry unit for the term, it is quite timely that this chaos is happening in Canberra.

You will not be able to avoid what is happening as it will be on all media sources.  You need to make it your business to discuss the recent events with your family to get a better understanding of the changes happening.

We have been following developments in our grade so you should have a basic understanding of the ‘major players.’

1 homework task for the week.

CREATE A FRONT PAGE FOR A NEWSPAPER OF YOUR CHOICE. Include images and information (your own words) that keep your readers up to date on the events.


(Depending on when you get your homework done- BIG changes may occur!)

Proof read your work. Have another person proof read it for you. Be prepared to record your front page as if you are reading the news.

Continue on with Spellodrome – the spelling focus for the week

MATHS FOCUS- ‘TABLES, TABLES, TABLES- challenges are coming! You may use a tables chart, tables app, write them out, race your family. However you do it, the more you do it, the faster you will become.

Homework week 6.- Financial Maths

If only I had learnt about budgets when I was in primary school….. I would be able to organise my finances, save for a rainy day, pay my bills on time, drive a Rolls Royce….

Well it’s not too late for you guys – let’s think ‘Financial Maths’.

FOCUS – we are looking at receipts this week. We have shared the ‘OFFICEWORKS’ receipt and discussed GST, more expensive, least expensive, change, totals….

For your homework you are to paste your own RECEIPT onto the A3 paper provided and CAREFULLY hand write out a number of maths based questions to share with the class.  Your questions can include %, totals, change, discounts. i.e. What is the difference between the most expensive item on your receipt and the cheapest?

YOU WILL NEED A MINIMUM OF 10 QUESTIONS (show your working out).

For those of you who are ‘TOO BUSY’ to get your homework done, a special lunchtime homework club will be organised during lunch or recess to allow you to get it done.

READING – individual home reading (you should have a library book on the go)

SPELLING – Spellodrome – Government worksheets


If GST is included in the price of an item – you will need to divide the price by 11 to see how much GST has been included.

Some items are GST free – you could research the ATO website to work out what is GST free.

Complete ‘money’ and ‘decimal’ tasks on your Mathletics.


(Don’t get caught up buying subscriptions for any homework links – if it’s not free we are not expecting you to purchase it!)

TERM 3 – Week 4:

Reading Activity: Book Review:

This week we will focus on your home reading. To do this you need to select the last book you completed reading and complete the following activities to create your book review.

To begin with we’d like you to create a new Pages document for your review. Remember to rename the document.

  1. Find an image of the front cover of your book (remember to reference where you got the image from).
  2. Next you need to write a summary of the story (don’t give away the ending!). Your summary should be no less than three paragraphs long and should include; where the story is set, who are some of the main characters, what is the complication in the story and any other important information about the book.
  3. You need to give your book a rating out of five. You also need to explain why you thought the book deserved this rating.
  4. Author Focus – Provide a list of other books the author of your story has written. For each book, you need to give an interesting fact about each. For example – has it been made into a movie? Have you read the book? Is it part of a series?

Maths – Mathletics:

Continue to use Mathletics to practice your Maths skills. These week you select the area of Maths you would like to improve. It could be times tables, some number of measurement facts or something else.

TERM 3 – Week 3:

LEADERSHIP INQUIRY – Local Government:

Click on the link for your local government.

Nillumbik Council


Banyule City Council


City of Whittlesea


Once you are on your local council’s website you need to research some information to answer the following questions. (Your questions should be answered either question AND answer or question IN the answer).

  1. What council is your local government?
  2. What other suburbs are part of this council?
  3. Who is the current mayor of your council?
  4. What are some responsibilities of your local government?
  5. Choose one of these responsibilities and explain (in a paragraph) what your local government does for its residents.
  6. Look on the news page and list three things that are currently happening in your local government.
  7. If you were a member of your local council what would you like to do or to change in your local area?

MATHS – Mass, Volume & Capacity

Using the listed items below. Work out a strategy for measuring their mass (other than using scales!)

Milk, ice cream, a sauce bottle (your choice of the sauce)

 When you have worked out a strategy explain and then use some scales to check your accuracy. Then answer the following questions below.

1. Did your strategy work?

2. How accurate was it?

3. Is there a link between mass, volume & capacity?

4. What was the mass of each of your three items?


Complete the Mathletics task set by your teacher.


Work on the Spellodrome word list set by your teacher.


TERM 3 – Week 2:


Volume and Capacity in your home.

Photograph the following items around your home and estimate their capacity.  Look carefully at the items as they may have the actual capacity marked on them.

You may use different units of measurements- eg litres, mls or cups.




Who do you consider a leader?

Make a list of five people you consider a leader. This list should include both people from Australia and also around the world. You will also need to include someone you consider a leader from your own life (eg: a sport coach).

For each person, you have chosen you need to explain the reason/s you consider this person a leader.


Complete the Mathletics task set by your teacher.


Work on the Spellodrome word list set by your teacher.

Homework – Week 1 

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TASK 1 –

Look at the two images above.

What does image one tell you about leadership?

What does image two tell you about leadership?

Throughout the course of the term we will be investigating leaders in our lives. To do this you can begin by thinking of a person you consider to be a leader in your life. The person you choose could be from a sporting group, school, government or another community group.


Develop a list of 10 interesting questions for your chosen leader.


Try and answer each of your own questions. You could choose to either interview the person yourself, remember a leader could be your sports coach, or if you can’t interview them, you will need to do a little research.

Present your work in your homework book. Remember to make it ‘Quality Work’. You will be sharing with the class next Friday.


Complete the assigned Mathletics tasks. Remember you can do this on either your iPad or a home computer or laptop.


Complete some Spellodrome tasks. Like the Mathletics this can be done on either your iPad, a home computer or a laptop.

Term 2 2018




Now that you’re all Pixelmator experts… it’s time to show off your iPad skills and artistic flair!

This week you need to create 3 different logos using the Pixelmator App.

The logos must be based around our Inquiry topic, ‘Natural Disasters’.

You could design:

  • A warning logo for different natural disasters

  • A corporate logo for a disaster relief organisation

  • A logo to represent a natural disaster

Be creative!

Don’t forget to layer your logo like a sponge cake!!!!!


When will we ever need to use fractions? Well if you are following a recipe and need to make adjustments to feed all of your guests, then your fraction knowledge will come in very handy.

So…………. get onto NUMBERS on your iPad and select the RECIPE template.

What you see is a recipe template for pasta. You will have played around with this template in class this week so you will be aware of the units of measurement and how to change the ingredients.

Your homework task for this week is to open up a NEW RECIPE TEMPLATE FROM NUMBERS.

Type in a family favourite recipe and screen shot the different amounts required for at least 4 different numbers of guests.

You will be sharing your work with the class on Friday so come prepared.

EXTENSION- if your parents are happy for you to do some REAL maths, you may get a chance to prepare your recipe for your family. Take photos of the results if you do.

Here are some I prepared earlier, (or stole from Pinterest).

Homework- week 9


This information is in table format. (Note- this information is from 2011)

Use your iPad (numbers)- as you were shown in class to make graphs that show the different amounts spent on natural disasters by the states and territories of Australia. REMEMBER- these numbers are to be read as millions.


Your homework task WAS to make a simple graph showing the $$$$ spent, however once you all started playing around with the App NUMBERS, you blew me away with what you all discovered.  So now I have seen INTERACTIVE GRAPHS, BUBBLE GRAPHS, INTERACTIVE BUBBLE GRAPHS, DOUGHNUT GRAPHS…………….. the possibility is amazing. So now I am changing the homework to ask you to present the information in any way  (or numerous ways ) you like.  You can screen capture your graphs and add them to a document with your made up questions.

Looking at the table again, make up 3 questions to ask your classmates.



Do you think……….?

Just because you ask the questions, doesn’t always mean you need to know the answers. Your question can open up a class discussion. Even better, you may have discussed it with your family or researched your answer.

Good luck and don’t forget to send your best wished to the Queen.

Homework- week 8

Preparing for a disaster.

Listening and speaking assessment task.

Use your iPad to record an alert for a disaster of your choice. You might like to pretend that you are a news reporter/weather person on TV.


Use this link for the information you will need to record for your emergency update.



Your recording is to be 1-2 minutes long. Make sure it answers the following:-

What do you need to do to be safe?

What should you take with you?

Where should you go?

You will be playing your recording to your class.

You will be assessed on your information and the way you have presented it to an audience.

Work from a script, speak clearly, make it interesting. Watch the following clip for some ideas. Maybe you can get your family to help you with your presentation.


2. Spellodrome- fill your spellometer- spelling focus for the week will be PREFIX – UN

Complete the activities for this wordlist.

3. Complete Mathletics tasks of your choice.


Homeweek week 7

Congratulations on the effort that went into homework this week. I think your parents may think you could hit a category 5 if your bedrooms are anything to go by!!!(Joke, I’m sure your rooms are perfect.)

We are continuing with our Natural Disasters inquiry this week with a focus on data.

homework week 7-2ke4chi

Read through the questions CAREFULLY.

Continue on with Spellodrome and Mathletics-

Wow to those students who are filling the SPELLOMETRE..

Homework week 6 – cyclones


Read through the homework requirements CAREFULLY.

Have you completed all homework requirements?

Your homework WILL BE presented to your class on Friday.







Do you know your cyclones from your storm surges? Do you know what to pack in your emergency kit or the differences between cyclone categories?

Take our quiz to see how prepared you are for a cyclone (Pretend you live in a cyclone prone area.)





Look carefully at the link above. It will HELP you write your own descriptive paragraph for the cyclone you have created in your own name.


1.So comparing Sam and Jacob, which cyclone was potentially more destructive? Look at the cyclone tracker and describe what happened? Write a paragraph for each tracker. Screen capture the two cyclone trackers and add them to your descriptive paragraph. Include the direction the cyclone was tracking, where it started and finished, the intensity, if it hit land, how fast it was traveling (look at times and distance).


2.Make up a fictitious cyclone using your own name.  Insert a map of Australia into an app of your choice and draw your own cyclone tracker heading towards the coast. Add the times and intensity to your tracker? What category is your cyclone when it hit mainland? Where did it hit? Add photos (from Images- pretending it is your own cyclone) showing what impact your cyclone had. Did you make front page news?

(extension (optional extra)- create your own front page news report for your own cyclone.



Spelling- Spellodrome activities.

Maths- Mathletics activities.

(Note- your teacher can see the time you spend on your Spellodrome and Mathletics accounts. It is not optional to complete these activities. It is a part of your homework.)

Reading is not a homework TASK,  it is an expectation and an enjoyable pastime if you choose your novels carefully.

Homework T2 W5

Who is there to offer assistance to those experiencing the devastating effects of natural disasters?


Visit the homepage for the Victorian SES.

  1. There are links to 4 natural events on this homepage.  List the 4 events.


The homework this week is very timely due to the weather events happening in Australia.

You are going to be investigating the services available to people in need of assistance and right now one of the major services is the SES.




Use the flow chart above to answer these questions.

2. What types of incidents does the SES attend?

3. How do you contact the SES?

4. What can you do to support the SES?



Make a list of the operational and non-operational  roles of a volunteer .



5.What does each symbol mean?

There are many other organisations around the world who assist others in need due to Natural Disasters.

You need to choose one organisation and prepare a brief presentation to the grade explaining their role and give examples of world events they have been involved in.

You may prepare a speech/ Keynote/ mini movie/ poster. However you choose to share your information it must be your own! Do not copy slabs of information from the internet.

Be prepared to answer questions about your organisation.

Shelter box is an example.


Maths- continue on with your own Mathletics levels.  See your teacher if you are experiencing difficulties opening some tasks.


Homework T2 W3


Term 1 2018

Homework T1 W7:8

Homework T1 W6

Homework T1 W5

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Term 4

Homework Week 6 –

Leadership Presentation

Student Leadership Presentation:

For this week’s homework and as part of our leadership investigation, you are going to prepare a presentation about yourself and your leadership skills.

Your presentation can be one of the following:

  • A speech
  • A Keynote Presentation
  • An iMovie
  • If you have another idea you need to check with your teacher

Your Presentation should include:

  1. Information about yourself eg: hobbies.
  2. Explain the leadership skills you have and perhaps an example of a time that you’ve used them.
  3. Provide some examples of leadership opportunities that you’ve had. These can include opportunities both at school and outside of school. For example JSC/EC and/or captaining a sport team.
  4. Explain why you would like to be a school leader.

Your presentation should be between 1 and 2 minutes long.

  • Now that you’ve completed your presentation and you are considering applying to be a Grade 6 School Leader in 2018 you may consider using this presentation in support of your application.

DUE: Friday November 24th

week 4 homework

You have two weeks to complete this task.

The intention of this homework task is to prepare a 2 – 3 minute prepared talk to give to your class.

Your talk must be informative, well researched, carefully prepared using palm cards with 1 recording of your speech on your iPad.

You will share your recording with a family member before delivering to the class.

Choose a topic from the timeline that interests you and use a number of resources to inform you.

Leadership Timeline


Scroll along the timeline and find an event to investigate.  The picture above is a screen capture from the timeline. I have used this as an example of an event you may wish to investigate further. You will be ‘publishing’ an entry for our class timeline. It will be on an A4 piece of cover paper and form part of a banner for the classroom. In class, you will have the opportunity to select something that is of interest to you. Be prepared to ‘tell’ not read about your chosen event to the grade. Your iPad is to be used for research not publishing. You may need to visit other sites to gather more information about your event.

Your heading needs to include the date.


Term 4 week 3 homework


This is an excellent site showing the amount of tax you pay according to your income.


For the purpose of this homework activity, you will have an income of $100,000 per annum and you will have to pay tax on that income.  This sliding scale shows you will pay $24,947 to the government out of your $100,000.

Work out what that leaves you with.

Your task this week is to graph how your taxation dollars are spent by the government according to your $100,000 income.

(Hint- round the amounts to the nearest 100. Therefore  9,543 would = 9,500).

You each have graph paper or you may choose to use Numbers and select one of the many different types of graphs.


Without showing your parents this site, play a little game with them.

Cut out the page of icons showing how the government spends their tax dollars.

Have a family member order them according to how they want their money spent.

Compare how they ordered the icons to the actual amounts the government spent .

Paste their order in your homework book.

(see your teacher for your graph paper and page of icons)

Week 2 Homework: Money Money Money!

Task 1: Make A Bank Statement!

Your task this week involves making a bank statement to reflect all of the money coming in and out of your own personal bank account!

This all all hypothetical of course!

Here’s how you are going to do it.

STEP 1: Using the app: PAGES come up with a fake bank name and logo, you can design this yourself, be creative! This will go on the top of your page

STEP 2: create a table that has all of the headings as shown in the example below

Example Link to PDF: Bank Statement

STEP 3: Your bank account must have a starting balance. This will be the amount of money that you currently have. For a week you must show all of the transactions that could occur. This includes: food expenses, bills, payments from a job, activities (such as sport dancing), insurance etc. You can be creative with this!

STEP 4: You need to know what kind of transaction is occurring and state this in the ‘type of transaction column’. For example if you wanted some cash out for the week this type of transaction is called a withdrawal or a debit. Here is some information to help you recognise different transactions.

STEP 5: Each amount needs to either be added or deducted from your ongoing total. At the end of the week you must state your closing balance.

MATHLETICS: tasks are updated

SPELLODROME: tasks are updated

Term 4 Week 1 Homework Task

1. Leadership











Look at the two images above.

What does image one tell you about leadership?

What does image two tell you about leadership?

Throughout the course of the term we will be investigating leaders in our lives. How do you get to become a leader? What qualities does a good leader possess? Are all leaders, great leaders?

To start us off, you will pose 10 thoughtful questions for a leader who has had an impact on your life.

The leaders you choose could be from a sporting group, government, church or other community group.

Part 1 of your homework task is to devise a list of 10 interesting questions for them.

Part 2 of your homework will be to try and answer your own questions. If you can’t interview the person directly (for example our Prime Minster), then you will need to do some research.  If you can interview the person directly then that would be EVEN BETTER. Remember, a leader could be someone like your coach from basketball or your football team captain. Perhaps your parents have leadership roles at their work.

Continue to work through tasks in:



Term 3

Homework Week 8: Due 15th September

Design a rover to go on Mars!


This week you need to investigate the Mars curiosity rover. Using the website below, read through the information provided and answer the following questions in your homework book:



  1. At what speed did the Mars curiosity rover approach the planet Mars?
  2. What is the purpose of having this rover on Mars?
  3. What are the special features of this rover?
  4. What has the rover discovered about Mars so far?


Now that you understand a little bit more about rovers and their purpose in space you have a top secret challenge to complete…

NASA need help to design the rover that will go up to Mars in 2020. Your design must be labelled with clear features explaining their purpose. Be creative, maybe some of the features that you put on your rover is technology of the future!


SPELLODROME– see your teacher for your word list focus this week

MATHLETICS- continue to work through your assigned tasks.


Homework Week 7: Due 8th September

What Causes Tides?


This week you need to investigate how tides are caused. In your homework book you are going to write a descriptive paragraph about how tides are formed. Then draw a diagram with the moon and earth that explains this process.

For all information use the following website:



Using this website can you figure out the Tide times at St Kilda this week?


Select either the 3 day or 5 day tide graph and record the high and low tide times and water levels in your homework book.

Display this in your own graph!

Remember the following when drawing your graph:

  • Use a ruler
  • Make sure your x and y axis are clearly labelled
  • your graph needs a title
  • is it clear to read?


SPELLODROME– continue with your word list focus this week

MATHLETICS– continue to work through your assigned tasks.

Homework Task Week 6

Due 1st September. Oh for some sun!


Over the next week take a screen capture of the reading for Greensborough showing information about the sun for that day.

Scroll down the link to the table showing information about Greensborough for the whole month of August.

Write 5 statements using the information from the table.

Perhaps you notice something about the sunrise/ sunset times.

Moon phases- use link below. There is a lot of information on this site for you to link to and write statements about.


Maybe you can see what is happening to the length of our day?

If you forget to screen capture each day then use the information from the table.


Extension-  graph your information

You could research the shortest day/ longest day.

SPELLODROME- see your teacher for your word list focus this week

MATHLETICS- continue to work through your assigned tasks.


Make yourself a cardboard template of a space shuttle ( you will need a number of them to attach to a timeline)

Using string or ribbon (something we can hang in our classroom) attach your space shuttles as though on a timeline. Maybe you could peg them onto the ribbon.

Each shuttle needs to show the name of the mission, date of the mission, brief reason for the mission.

Here are some links for you to start your investigation. There are many more you can use or resources from the library. Remember that many books are quickly out of date.





Remember- 5 star QUALITY! Be prepared to contribute to class discussions about the shuttle missions. Read back through your homework and understand what you have produced.

5M- Your Mathletics data has been reviewed and further modules opened for you to access. This also applies to your Spellodrome lists.  You all have a number of lists available to you.


HOMEWORK TASK 2 – due Friday 4th August

HOMEWORK TASKS- Mathletics/ Spellodrome.





How did you go? Using the table above did you have any luck spotting the ISS?

Take a photo of the night sky above your house. Can you ‘photoshop’ in the ISS traveling past your house?

Use the information on the site above, it will show you a photograph of the ISS traveling through the night sky.


Make an Inspiration Map with the ISS in the centre. What do you now know about the International Space Station? To start you off use the information from the link above. Visit other sites for more information if you have time.

3 Homework tasks – due 11th August

(you have an extra week for homework- expectations are high!)

Your Mathletics and Spellodrome tasks are being monitored by your teacher and activities will be assigned as required.

Additional Spellodrome lists are available to you each week as some students are working their way through additional lists each week. Well done.

Your INQUIRY task needs to be completed each week and be ready to share with the class each Friday.

We will be posting some quality work samples each week to show what can be achieved with some effort. Will yours be next?


Here is your Weird Space Investigation for week 3.

(Prior tasks have been ‘Animals in Space’ and  ‘The International Space Station’.)

Choose a person who has made an interesting contribution to Space.

Make a poster (digital or non-digital) of this person highlighting their contribution/s to SCIENCE, in particular SPACE

We have already done NEIL ARMSTRONG so you cannot choose him. Try and be unique. Can you be the ONLY ONE in all of the Grade 5s to choose your person?


Week 1 homework tasks

This term all homework tasks will be accessible only through your classroom blog.

No photocopied activities will be provided so please ensure you access your homework before Friday and see your teacher if you need assistance.

Each week you will be required to work through Mathletics and SPELLODROME tasks set by your teacher. These tasks will follow up the work being done in your classroom. The tasks you complete can be viewed by your teacher.

Finally, you will be presented with a mini SPACE INVESTIGATION. These investigations will focus more on the weird and wonderful.


Okay, so I am hoping you realise this is another example of PHOTOSHOP, but you are going to investigate the topic ‘ANIMALS IN SPACE.’

  1. Title your page ‘ ANIMAL SPACE MISSIONS.’
  2. Set out your information in table format using the following headings:-  TYPE OF ANIMAL / YEAR OF THE MISSION/ COUNTRY LEADING THE MISSION / REASON FOR THE MISSION

Beneath your table include a list of the resources / sites visited.

Term 2

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Link for task 3: https://www.melbournewater.com.au/waterdata/rainfallandriverleveldata/Pages/Rainfall-and-river-level-new.aspx

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