Monday, 4 August 2014

Week 3 Homework

This week we are looking forward to a big week of learning. Last week students we given the task of writing a persuasive piece of writing. This was designed to provide students with the opportunity to convince the Mayor of The Land of a Thousand Rainbows to have them on his Town Planning Team. The ideas and excitement around this writing was encouraging. This week we will look at some of the transport system which may be appropriate for the island before next week taking our first excursion into the minecraft world to discover the islands.

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at different forms of persuasive writing and features of these. This week for homework we have asked the students to craft a Statement of Position. This means a short 2-3 sentence introduction stating what they believe.

Students have also been asked to conduct research on one form of Sea Transport. This can be done by student watching a few videos on youtube, googling Sea Transport in images then comparing and contrasting the vessels, viewing a small range of websites or even talking to parents about their experience and use of water transport. This task is designed to expose students to a general body of knowledge allowing them to explore, discover interesting facts and make connections. An example overheard today was one students was having a discussion trying to decided with others which category a hovercraft would fit into sea, land or air transport.

Week 3 Homework

We hope you have a wonderful week, please make sure you wish Mrs Durham the best for her move to QLD as Friday is her last day.