Learning Activities

Morning Class 3,

I hope you are well. If you would like some support, advice or to talk to someone please do get in contact.

Below are some learning activities for today.


Learning Objective/Focus:To be able to compare sports in England to sports in Australia.
Main inputToday our focus is sport – you are going to be looking at and comparing sport in England to that in Australia. Explain that sport is a big part of Australian life, for fitness, leisure and entertainment. Look briefly at the Olympic games, which were held in Sydney and widely regarded as the best, as well as other articles/sites about Australian sports and how much they mean to the nation. Discuss trends: Soccer (Football) is increasing in popularity as is Australian Rules Football and Rugby League (known as footy – confusing!), whereas basketball is now in decline. You may also want to mention the sporting rivalry between England and Australia – rugby, cricket, etc. But what sports/leisure pursuits do Australian children take part in? Research popular sports in England and Australia in order to compare the two.

Use the information you research to compare sport in England and Australia. You may wish to focus on one particular sport or you may wish to compare several. You are going to do this by creating a sport fact-file. You must include important information such as name: rules: number of players: etc. Include a picture or diagram to help you explain if you feel it would be beneficial.
SHOULDChoose a sport, perhaps your favourite, write  a paragraph about your choice explaining why you chose this sport and not a different one
COULDCompare a sport that is played in England and Australia and write about any differences. Which do you prefer? Why?  
Extension Activity IdeasMake up your own sport devising rules and number of players etc. You can draw pictures to help explain about your sport


Learning Objective/Focus:Multiply decimals by integers
Main inputSee PowerPoint

Fluency activity
SHOULDReasoning activity
COULDProblem solving activity
Extension Activity IdeasCreate your own problem solving activity and test your family/carers

Foundation Subjects

Learning Objective/Focus:To discuss religious practices and lifestyles demonstrating a wide religious vocabulary
Main inputAustralia’s major religion is Christianity with the major denominations including CatholicAnglican, Uniting Church, Presbyterian and Reformed, Eastern Orthodox, Baptist and Lutheran. The two major denominations, Anglican and Catholic, account for 36% of the Australian population. So, we are going to look at Christianity – if you can, take a trip to your local church and look at the building. If you can go inside then take the opportunity to sit quietly and reflect on the atmosphere. If you are unable to visit a local church then use prior knowledge or the internet to talk about different parts of the church and discuss our Christian Values: Friendship, Peace, Reverence, Compassion, Endurance and Koinonia (fellowship)

Draw a floor plan of a Christian church and label.
SHOULDWrite a paragraph about your local church describing the building and the importance of it to the community.
COULDAsk family members about their thoughts on religion and write a balanced argument about whether we should make worship compulsory.
Extension Activity IdeasWrite questions you would like to ask a person with a strong sense of faith and belief. Interview the local reverend via Zoom and ask your questions.

Whatever you do today, I hope you have fun.