100 WC Week 28

But I thought I had enough time… The Iron gates slammed shut as darkness fell and I was trapped in this unknown place. The moon cast its eerie glow upon me and I realised how small I was in this big world. A shadow approached. I cowered in fear as a hideous beast made its way towards me. I curled into a ball and waited and waited and waited. I was unable to stand it any longer, and ran for my life. The wind streaked past me as I sprinted through a hole in the fence, and out of danger.

Maths Mate Term 1 Sheet 7 Problem

Question 22: Draw the missing figure.

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Predict: I thinks this will be about patterns.

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

Find the big picture: What shape fits the pattern.


1. First I found out that it would have to have a triangle body because each line needs a square oval and triangle.

2. Then I worked out that it’s arms had to be straight because each line needs arms pointing down, up and straight.

3. The head and legs are all the same so your answer should look like this: Maths Mate Sheet 7

Summary: I used my prior knowledge.

Spelling Week 9

Activity One:

“There are some demonstrations of how a guillotine works downstairs if you want to go in later” said the guide being very eloquent; she then took the group of tourists through a room about immunization. They were then in a room about euthanasia and how they did it. The tour soon came to an end, and the curious tourist began to make their way into an elevator going down!


Activity Two:

Euthanasia: The painless way of killing someone who is suffering an unfixable disease.

Eloquent: Fluent or persuasive speaking or writing.

Guillotine: A machine used for beheading people.

Immigration: Moving to live permanently in another country.

Federation: A group of states with a government but have independence in some things.


Activity Three:

The state government spends its funds through a series of departments, each of which provides services for the public. Each department is responsible to a cabinet minister, but has a permanent head as well. This permanent head is a senior public servant, who usually holds his or her position for many years. On the other hand, the Cabinet ministers change from time to time, usually as a result of elections.


Activity Four:

Prefix/Suffix Meaning Example Example 1

Example 2

Example 3
Un- Against/opposite, below Underneath Underground Understand Underwater
Multi- More than one Multistorey Multicultural Multimillion Multilayer
Over- More than needed Oversubscribed Overgrown Overcooked Overpaid
Super- Better or greater Supermarket Superlative Superman Superior
-ish In the middle/thing that does something Selfish Smallish Player Shellfish
-less Does not have Worthless Homeless Lifeless Heartless
-er Used for comparing Quicker Faster Longer Smaller


100 WC Week 27

I would like to be a Night Zoo keeper because of all the wondrous animals that would roam around the magical zoo. I would help fight of the monsters from the Land of Nilth, a dark place without imagination or creativity. We would protect the Night Zoo and its animals against harm or danger creeping in from Nilth. I would explore the superb sights from Floating Mountains to Ice Jungles and experience the wonder of the creatures, such as Spying Giraffes and Time Traveling Elephants. That is only the start of the amazing lands and animals of the Night Zoo.

Maths Mate Term 1 Sheet 6 Problem

Question 24: Enter the numbers in the circles so that the numbers on each line equal the sum of the numbers at each end.

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Predict: I predict this will be about addition.

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

Find the big picture: Enter the numbers at each end to equal the numbers on the line.


1. First I worked out that the numbers on the end of the 12 could be 6 because there are two 18’s on the other lines.

2.  Then I worked out that 6 + 12 is 18 so then you could put 12 in the last circle.

Maths Mate Sheet 6

Summary: I used my prior knowledge.

Spelling Week 8

Activity One:

While George backed away from the robber in a gesture of conciliation, he tripped and fell over backwards and was then killed helplessly. George’s family got compensation from the government and the robber went to jail. His death was broadcasted to the Commonwealth and some people made communications with his family. Two political parties made a coalition to stop all villains and robbers to prevent deaths.


Activity Two:

Coalition: A temporary alliance to do an action together especially political parties.

Commerce: The act of buying and selling mainly on large scales.

Commission: A command or role allocated to a group or one person

Compensation: Something given to someone in recognising of loss.

Conciliation: Stopping someone being mad or angry


Activity Three:

A. I peeled all of the potatoes and out them in the pan.

B. We have two pianos at home.

C. We watched in awe as the two volcanoes erupted.

D. The dogs chased the tree kangaroos across the paddock.

E. I cut up all the tomatoes and put them in the salad.

F. The heroes who rescued the children were awarded medals.

G. We took lots of photos at the wedding.

H. All the frightened buffaloes stampeded across the plain.


Activity Four:

“ine” as in “wine” “ine” as in “engine” “ine” as in “sardine”
Define Famine Nectarine
Line Genuine Routine
Spine Cuisine
Dine Machine
Fine Guillotine
Mine Vaccine

100 WC Week 26

‘Look up! Can you see the plane?’ asked Will. ‘Oh no’ replied Greg, with worry in his voice. The plane’s engines were aflame and the fire was beginning to consume the whole thing. It looked like a ball of fire; a meteor flying thought the sky. The plane brushed against the treetops and the bush was set ablaze. The two kids began to run, away from the plane and away from the bush. The fire brigade were soon onto it and had the bushfire under control. The plane was now a mangled mass of destruction but no people were aboard… maybe they all used parachutes?

Maths Mate Term 1 Sheet 5 Problem

Question 23: A teacher spent $64 buying two types of games. One type cost $12 and the other $14 each. How many of the $12 games did she buy?

Predict: I predict this will be about multiplication and addition.

Clarify: I had nothing to clarify.

Find the big picture: How many $12 games did the teacher buy if she also brought some $14 games and she spent $64?


1. First I tried doing $12 x $4 which was $48 and then I added $14 which was $62 so that didn’t work

2. Then I tried $12 x $3 which was $36 and the I added $14 and that was 50, so then I added another $14 and that was $64 so 3 is the answer.

Summary: I used the guess check and improve method.



Spelling Week 7

Activity One:

Write homophones for the following words e.g.: air heir

A. Allowed-aloud

B. Bare-bear

C. Barren-baron

D. Bury-berry

E. Boar-bore

F. Boarder-border

G. Bridal-bridle

H. Caught-court


Activity Two:

Use a dictionary to assist you to formulate the meaning of 5 list words.

Backbenchers: Members of Parliament who sit behind the front benches in the House of Commons.

Campaign: A series of events that happen to achieve a goal.

Candidate: A person who is capable of doing a roll or applied for it

Autobiography: A book written by a person about themselves.

Bankruptcy: Unable to pay a debt or bill.


Activity Three:

Carefully proofread the following paragraph and rewrite the passage correctly.

That night, when it was dark, they quietly crept along ship’s deck. Everyone was too busy to notice them. By and by they came to a black, square hole with a ladder in it, and down they crept. They found a lower deck after they had gone down a little way, and had just stepped onto it when the hole was covered over.


Activity four:

Make the word in brackets mean more than one. Write the correct sentence.

a. There are two Chiefs in this tribe. (Chief)

b. We cut the oranges into Halves. (Half)

c. The police arrested the three thieves. (Thief)

d. The baker gave me seven loaves bread. (Loaf)

e. The men and their Wives are touring on the Gold Coast. (Wife)

f. We stacked the books on the two bottom shelves.  (Shelf)

g. The wolves were driven off by the noise of the guns. (Wolf)

h. We swept up all the fallen leaves in the garden. (Leaf)


100 WC Week 25

But when she lifted the lid… there was nothing inside. Instead of golden goblets and diamond jewellery there was just an empty box. She looked confused, but then realisation hit her. It was a trap! She started to run across the floor of the ancient temple but the door ahead was closing. She ran faster than she had ever gone before and just managed to get to the other side as the stone doors slammed shut and sent a loud booming noise out into the jungle. She was alive, although she still had to go through the dangerous jungle… again.