Year 5 Woodend Camp

Year 5 Camp

Last week the year 5's went on a camp for 2 days.

My favourite activity was archery because i hit the target twice. My favourite free time activity was the mini golf.

Literacy Week

Literacy Week

This week was literacy week we did lots of fun activities. Like a scavenger hunt dress up. We also did other things such as stop drop and write and stop drop and read.

I enjoyed all the activities like the the scavenger hunt for 12 awesome golden tickets. It got everybody looking for them. I also enjoyed the dress up. I dressed up as a Rugby league Player.

Dream Big Our Future School

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IALT Write an effective persuasive Argument.

So What?
You need to include an Introduction, and a conclusion.
You also need to use different language features such as 'for these reasons...' which is an ending.

Now What?
Have the required amount of sentences. 

I did a Measurement test.

So What. 
The test was slightly challenging but overall i think i did ok.

Now what.
Now i have moved on to fractions in room11.
Word Study - Blog 1 term 3

I am learning to understand how words are formed using roots, prefixes and suffixes.

So What?
I have learned that words that have the root hydra- and aqua- mean water. For example Hydrate and Aquaman.

I have learned that words that have the root spect- mean look / see. For example Spectacle And Spectacular

Now what?

I feel that I have a spectacular understanding of the root words aqua-, hydra-, and spect-


What? I have been learning about coding.
There's a lot of numbers.

So What? Write about what you have been doing.

Now What? Next Wednesday at the Open Day we will be demonstrating our learning to students and parent.

IALT: develop my reading comprehension skills

Recently I took an asTTle reading test. I read a number of texts and answered a range of questions to check my understanding and comprehension. The aim is to take a test at a level where I will make some errors so that I can identify what I need to work on to be a more successful reader.

I have looked at the results of my test and identified 3 goals for this term.

My reading goals are:

[1] Consistently read to understand the meaning of a text
[2] Make a conclusion or an assumption
[3] Know what different words mean

# 1 and 2 are about understanding the text, especially by thinking about the text more ‘deeply’.

# 3 is about developing my vocabulary and being able to use the information around a difficult word to make sense of it.

You can help me with [1] and [2] by asking me about the book I am reading at home;
  • about the characters, setting, plot and resolution (fiction)
  • Get me to explain why I believe the characters have acted in certain ways and how this influences the plot and outcome of the story
  • Ask me to make a conclusion about different aspects of the story and encourage me to make assumptions about characters, events, moods and what might have happened in the text if the character [s] acted, behaved, made different choices.

You can help me with [3] by;

  • encouraging me to explain in my own words what I think a word means
  • helping me to identify parts of a word that might help explain its meaning (e.g., in submarine the ‘sub’ means under so that will help with making an educated guess about the meaning of the word
  • encourage me to come up with words that have a similar meaning, or look in a thesaurus for words with similar (synonyms) and opposite meanings (antonyms).

Writing Reflection

This week I am reflecting on one of my writing goals

IALT: Improve my writing by learning how to:

* use a variety of sentence starters

This week I have been focusing on how to write a drop-in clause

Here is an example of a drop-in clause

Mr Forman is our teacher.
He loves his red car.
Mr Forman, who is our teacher, loves his red car.

Mr Forman is the subject of the sentence.
We change ‘He’ to ‘who’
We place commas around the clause we ‘drop-in’

Here are two examples of a drop-in clause that I have created.
[1] The footballer, who played for the crusaders, was kicking the ball.
[2] The baby, who had bulging biceps, was crying extremely loud.

I rate my understanding level at 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
My confidence level with using these types of sentences independently in my writing is
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

My Writing Goals for Term 2

My Writing Goals for Term 2

IALT: Improve my writing by learning how to;

*organise my writing into paragraphs. 

*Use more Sentence starters.

Use a variety of sentence starters To help me with this goal I am using a 'Sentence Starter Menu'

My Reading Blog


This is the book I am currently reading as part of my reading goal

which is to bee able to read for longer periods of time and retain