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

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After watching the BTN clip and researching the associated websites on the BTN page. Tells us in 100 words how you think the Magna Carta has help shaped politics in Australia via a comment below.


Funny Old Sayings

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Here is a list if the sayings we learnt at camp!

Manners maketh the man

All that glitters is not gold

Children should be seen and not heard

Spare the rod and spoil the child

A stitch in time saves nine

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Youth is the time to learn

Cleanliness is next to godliness

There is a place for everything and everything in its place

The three S’s – silent straight and still

Better to be thought a fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt

Quality over quantity

Can you write 4 – 5 sentences explaining what one means and applying it to life today?

Are these sayings idioms, cliches? Do you know of any other funny old sayings? Leave a comment to let me know what other sayings you can find.



From the film give examples of “Using initiative and taking responsibility for actions”. What would you do if you were made to change/ look different from your normal self how would overcome the embarrassment? Post your examples as a quality blog comment below.

Can you also think of how the characters show examples of our other school values and our You Can Do It keys?

Maths- What do you think?

Tell me what you think!

Hey Guys,

This is a short survey for you to tell me how you feel about maths. (Click on the link above)

It’s a multiple choice survey and each question has lots of different options. Please be sensible when you’re answering, you probably only need to choose 2-3 options for each question.
There are some questions where you have to type a response. Don’t worry about your spelling, but please consider your answer.

This is your chance to let me know your thoughts and feelings about maths anonymously. The teachers will use this information to guide us on what to teach you and how to teach you over this year.



Hey Guys

We’re about to embark on something pretty big, something that often most adults struggle to do. Goal setting.


First, let’s look here: SMART goals for kids

BUT, not just any old goals, SMART Goals. Let’s have a look at this sheet ——->>> SMART_Goal_Worksheet

We’re going to set goals for English, Maths and a personal goal. To decide on what your goal is going to be, you’ll need to do some reflecting. Ask yourself: what things am I good at? What things do I enjoy? What things am I confident about? These are the things you probably don’t need to set goals on.

Yep. This is where it gets tricky. Your goals should be on things that you don’t necessarily enjoy, that you aren’t that confident or comfortable working on, that you maybe aren’t so good at just yet. This is where you will see real growth and improvement.
It can be hard to decide, and it can feel really uncomfortable!

Once we have written our goals, we’ll post them onto our blogs. We’ll write a lil poem (don’t worry, I’ll help you out! It’s fun and easy!) and maybe add an image or link, so that we’re sure it’s a really quality blog post.

Here’s the poem instructions: Goals Poem

I’m really looking forward to seeing what areas you will be working on!



Reflecting Tools

This morning we discovered what reflecting meant to us as a grade 5 class, how it helps us and how to do reflecting. Here’s what we thought:

Thinking deeply and seriously about something you have done (activities or behaviour). It’s honest and about the good and the bad.
It helps us:
See improvements, learn, look at our decisions, build confidence, our teachers to improve their teaching and show our understanding of what we have been learning about.
It depends on the person and the situation! Sometimes it helps to talk, be alone, have some peace and quiet, write it down, listen to music, draw a picture…

There are a number of tools you can use to reflect along with your brain!
Here are three PowerPoints to help you with using appropriate language when you are reflecting.

thinking hats        reflection scale     reflection starters

Click on each one of the pink titles for the PowerPoint to open.

Thank you to MargD Teaching posters for making her PowerPoints and other reflection tools available for download.


Reflecting. It’s a bit of a funny thing to do. And people aren’t always sure what it is, or how to do it. Or why you would even bother.


So, let’s investigate a little bit. On your blog include:

  • YOUR definition of reflecting
  • Why you would reflect and how it would help you
  • How you reflect
  • What tools you can use to help you reflect (like the Thinking Hats)

I’m interested to see what you think and what you find!

Thank you 5C

Today, 5C I was quite proud of you all. For people not in our class, I’d better explain why.

This morning I had yard duty. As I was walking around our beautiful school yards, I noticed something that made me quite upset. Our yard was covered in rubbish. There were packets, zip lock bags and glad wrap blowing around the oval and stuck in our gardens and on the footpaths.
And the part that made me really upset, was that no one was doing anything about it.
I decided to talk to my class about this problem.
And even though it probably wasn’t their rubbish, they came outside with me, and a wheelie bin, and we picked up all the rubbish we could from all around the school.

And we almost filled the wheelie bin.

And after that, I think we felt pretty proud. We had good feelings of pride, and respect and integrity after doing something great to make our school look a little bit better.

But there was a feeling rippling underneath. That even though we picked up all the rubbish and almost filled the bin, maybe that wasn’t a good thing. That maybe the rubbish in our yard was a bigger problem. That it does more than just make our yard look yucky. That maybe it’s actually damaging our planet.

Interesting Plastic facts

Plastic Pollution

Scary Plastic Bags

Plastic facts

But, we’re just one class of grade 5 kids. Surely we can’t do anything about it…. can we?

Do you think it’s a problem? Is there anything we can do about the rubbish in our yard? Do you think we should do something about it? Why or why not?