Senior Team Homework Term 1 & 2, 2014
Complete TWOhomework activities from the table below.
Aim to use ONE page per activity. If you have photos, diagrams or graphs it may go
over 2 pages.
Do your BEST work and remember book standards at all times.
Remember to fill inyour Reading Log and participate in Mathletics.
Identify 5 ways you may
re-use an empty tin can
Use your imagination and
write down 10 questions
you could ask an
Make a diagram of the
lifecycle of an insect of
Design a T-shirt to promote
Create an alphabet (A to
Z) key on an
Design and decorate a
plain cloth bag to use as
your personal shopping
bag. Present your bag to
What if Mrs Fowler refused
to come to school? List 3
possible causes for this
and the 3 effects that
Help at home - Write a diary entry about
what you did when helping out in the
garden. What did you learn? What did you
Write detailed step by step instructions for a
recipe, task or chore you do at home. You
may include pictures.
Pick any sustainable activity that you do not
currently do at home, e.g., using less
water/power, using natural cleaning
products, growing a vegetable garden etc.
and try it for a week. Write a detailed
explanation about what your family has
done and how this activity has changed
Design a shield that shows who you areethnic, cultural, taonga (treasures), Family,
Your polar fleece jacket/sweatshirt was
made using 25 plastic bottles. Research and
write down the recycling code for plastics
and what type of plastics matches each
Research and create a fact file about an
endangered NZ animal. You will need to
think about presentation and the facts you
choose. What are we doing to improve it‟s
chance of survival, e.g., Maui‟s Dolphin
Create a science themed
wordfind or crossword.
Remember to spell the words
correctly and use capital letters.
Interview your parents to find out
their responsibilities at
nders/. Explore the site and
record a “wonder” you have
had that you have found the
answer too. You may have
something you are wondering,
make sure you ask.
Find out the different cultures in
your class. Make a pictograph
of the results.
Make an advert promoting a
food that is popular in your
Make up a song or rap about
our theme „Our World, Your
Write a letter to parents to persuade them
not to drive their children to school.
Remember to use a range of persuasive
devices, e.g., exaggeration, direct voice
You‟re in charge of recycling for
5 days. Record using a tally
chart the types of materials you
place in the recycling bin. Could
you recycle more?
Create a miniature
scarecrow or smilecrow
using recyclable materials.
Take a photo of each
step and write a set of
instructions so others can
make one too.
Visit http://www.deaf.org.nz/nz-signlanguage and http://nzsl.tki.org.nz/Units/Unit
-1-HELLO-Hello and learn how to say your
name and simple greetings in sign so you
can teach others. Record what you have
Create a photo journal of some
of the plants you have in your
garden. Remember to label
them clearly. Can you find their
Write a poem to
encourage people to
recycle. Remember to
use similes, metaphors
Visit The Virtual Rainforest at
st/index.html. Use a T-chart to compare the
differences between a Nicaraguan Boy and
your life in NZ. Draw a sketch of your
favourite animal, plant or insect from The
Grow a bean plant from seed
and when it starts to grow
measure it every day. Record
with the date in your book. Plot
your results on a line graph.
What have you learnt?