Tuesday, October 30, 2012

White Ribbon

White Ribbon is an exciting movement of social change. Together we hope to highlight the White Ribbon campaign to stop violence against women. This presentation will let you know what it's all about.

You can visit the White Ribbon website here.
School Resources can be located here.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ordering Fractions

This week we are also looking at ordering fractions so we understand the value of what a fraction represents.

BBC Skillswise has a good range of online games.

Dolphin Racing is very fun!

Equivalent Fractions

This week in maths we are looking at Equivalent Fractions.

A good explanation of equivalent fractions can be found here. Also! A video explaining the concept is available here.

A more simple series of explanations are here.

A matching game can be found here.

Fraction Monkeys is a fun way to learn equivalent fractions!

'Melvin's make a match' is also good practice!

Equivalent fractions target shoot!

To check equivalent fractions we use the cross multiply method. An online worksheet can be found here.

Create your own printable worksheet using equivalent fractions!

A range of worksheets are available here, this worksheet is very good for extra work at Year 3 level.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Visual Arts: Machine Collage

Today we have been making collages of our own imagined machines. We are using print outs and our own drawing. We will be working on this for the rest of the week!

'Untitled (Flying Machines)' 1938, by Joseph Cornell (American, 1903-1972)

'American Machine' by Jonathon Talbot

'Art Machine' by Jonathon Talbot

'Machine music / Collage' by Schoko Casana Rosso (Germany)

You can make your own collage online using the Collage Machine!

COGS: Machines

Charlie Chaplin's famous eating machine:

And a day in the factory with Charlie:

The Amish love barn raising! Move to around the 38:00 minute mark to see how a barn is raised by hand:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Child Protection Education

This Term Stage 2 are undertakng Child Protection Education.

The NSW DEC Resource can be found here.

Monday, October 15, 2012

COGS: Machines

Mrs Travis' Classroom has a fantastic introduction to Simple Machines with a link to a range of interactives.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


This term we are looking at Machines. To start off, some fun machines and concepts!

An amazing domino world record attempt!

World Cup Dominos!

An awesome Jenga Pistol!

An amazing Marble Machine:

There seems to be a great game called Crazy Machines!

Equal, Greater or Less Than

Today we have been looking at 'greater than and less than.'

You can find an excellent explanation of the concept and symbils here: http://www.mathsisfun.com/equal-less-greater.html

An excellent self-generated greater than or less than game is here.

A fun comparing numbers game is here.

An online activity is available here.