Political Party Platforms

As part of your political party project, you will need to have a space within your blog that describes what your 2 platforms for change are (proposed bill changes). The best way to do this is by creating a sibling page.

Step 1)
Create your political party PAGE

Step 2)
Create a second page for your platform. On the RHS, there is a box that says ‘Page Attributes’. This is just under where you click to post your page. Click on the drop down that says ‘Parent Page’ and select the page that is your Party Page.

You will now have a drop down menu for your political party platforms.

Some of you have been confused about how to write up your platforms/bill changes.

Check out these political websites:

Greens- Save the Reef

Labor Campaigns

Liberal- Our Plan

You can see that some of these are quite wordy and long- yours doesn’t have to be. About a paragraph is good. You will need to describe what you are going to change, why you think it should change and how you are suggesting this is paid for.

You should include lots of pictures, lots of punchy headlines (be clever- use alliteration, similes, metaphors, persuasive techniques, rhetorical questions etc), you can include glitter texts, videos, photos of your Political Party in/with the space you want to change, anything made on PicCollage to get your voters attention.

This is your life

This is your first chance to begin really researching about the famous Australian you have chosen to write your biography on.

We will understand that notes can be taking using a variety of formats.

We will understand the importance of recording sources as we take notes.

I can explain the style I have used to take notes about a famous Australian.

I can record any sources I use to take notes.

Jump onto Google Images and type in ‘Note Taking Styles’

You can see that note taking looks very different depending on how you want to take notes. It’s ok if it’s a little bit messy, as long as you can read it and make sense of what you have written.
What else do you notice about how note taking looks?

Why is it important to take notes when you are researching for a project?
What notes style will you use?

I will share with you 2 links that you might like to use to start your research:

Timeline of Australian History

Famous Australians

This is your life was a TV show from when I was very little, where a biography would be ‘told’ about a famous person, while they were a guest. They would have lots of guests come along to tell things about the person.

A website to help you


The above website has some milestones that you may like to include for a baby- child. It ends at age 5. You may also like to brainstorm things that happened to you if you are stuck for ideas on what happens up to age 12-13.

Your timeline should be a reflection of the big milestones that occur across all areas of health- growth, education, social/emotional and personal.

More Milestones

This website has brief information all the way up to adult. Some of it may be tricky to understand, so you’re going to have to use a number of skills to understand what it’s talking about. Remember not to include information if you’re not sure what it means.

More Role Models

This afternoon, you’re being asking to further investigate your role models. This time, you will choose your own 3 role models- 1 from your family (mum, dad, sister, brother, aunty, uncle, nan, pop etc.), 1 from the community (a sports coach, your neighbor, someone from your sports team or club, a scout leader, an every day person) and 1 celebrity ( singer, actor/actress, sports person).

The aim is for you to really, really think about the qualities or traits that make a positive role model, rather than just thinking of someone who is entertaining. I want you to think about the whole person- how do they face challenges or set backs, do they do great things in the community, do they stand up for others, do they just have really awesome manners, a awesome attitude etc. etc.

In your BIG green book, you need to complete a list, mind map, drawing, paragraph, convincing us that your 3 people are super positive role models.

We will investigate these role models tomorrow, where we will try to collate the traits and characteristics that make a great role model.

Of course, you don’t know your celebrity intimately, so you can research (after you have written down your search terms) to find out some more information that might convince you if they are a positive or negative role model.


You might like to start by looking here: 10 celeb role models for kdis

Or here: Qualities of a good role model

Or here: Essential qualities of role models

Health Fact Sheet

This week (and a tiny little bit of next week) we will be creating a health fact sheet, based on one of our wonderings.

First, we need to take a look at what fact sheets actually look like: Fact Sheets on Google Images

These are Australian health fact sheets, hopefully yours will look something like this when we are done!

Let’s create a set of success criteria together. What do you notice about the fact sheets? What things should your fact sheet include? What do you notice about the writing style, headings, colours?

The second part of this activity, is that you will be creating a question and answer sheet for someone to complete after reading your fact sheet.  You questions will need to be deep/fat/inferential questions, not yes/no or true/false questions. We will look at these more in depth later.


Our fact sheet will include/ I can create a health fact sheet with/I am successful if my health fact sheet has:

Useful diagrams


Info is in bite sized pieces




Use of bold/italics/fonts/sizes




Headings and Sub Headings

Hints and tips

Interesting facts

Use of text boxes

Dot points

Design, Create, EVALUATE!

3D Object – Design, Construct and evaluate

Within your presentation include:

  1. The name of your 3D object
  2.  Why is the object significant to your culture?
  3. Why did you choose this object over everything else in your culture?

Photos of the design, real image and construction side by side as a comparison

Present the answer to these questions as a part of your presentation also.

  1. What issues did you have when designing and constructing? (group work, measuring, scale drawing, materials)
  2. Did you complete the task in the set time? Did making the step by step goals/instructions help with keeping on track?
  3. Did you stick you to your plan? How do you know?
  4. What are the final measurements of your 3D model? (use Bosch job app to show measurements) Did you measure whilst you were building?
  5. Did you use materials not on your list? Why/why not?
  6. If you were to do the project again what would you do differently? Why?

Welcome to STEAM Day

Building day is here!

Here’s what will happen today:

  1. Independent reading (we’ve already done this, I know you love FRF!)
  2. 15 mins to review your plan, organise with your partner who has bought what, who will do what during the day, discuss whose parents (if any) are attending and what times, reviwing how you will work as a successful team
  3. Convo with the other 6s about protocols for the day, using resources and tools and cleaning up as you go
  4. Setting up your working space, ensuring it is safe and that you have all resources at your table
  5. Preparing your base- 20 by 20 cm base must be prepared before recess time
  6. If time allows, you will begin working on the 5 minute presentation on why you chose this object/building/artwork/statue to represent your country and culture
  7. After recess, you will begin building straight away. You will have the full 2 hours to build/construct/redesign if needed
  8. You will need to continually take photos and videos of what you are building and how you are working together as a team
  9. As you are working, you will need to take notes on what’s working, what’s not and why. This will be VERY important as we follow the design and technology cycle.