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Assess your understanding of signs around a neighbourhood so that you can answer a question about pets. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about pets in the neighbourhood. Record your opinion of what each sign means. Review the information ...
Assess your understanding of signs around a shopping centre so that you can answer a question about how friendly it is towards children. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about children in the shopping centre. Record your opinion of what ...
Assess your understanding of signs in a park so that you can answer a question about whether it is healthy for children. Analyse the information in each sign to work out the implied meaning, and to determine the opinions, feelings and ideas about how healthy the park is for children. Record your opinion of what each sign ...
This unit of work is designed to help students create a well-written story with an environmental theme and then to self-publish it as a picture book. It focuses on: the symbiosis and synergy between creatures and their habitat; the research required to write a story that has a strong basis in fact; the elements of a picture ...
In this Teacher idea students create picture storybooks integrating digital and non-digital resources. Engaging student-centred classroom activities supports students as they apply their learning to developing and publishing their ‘bedtime stories’.
These are printable song lyrics used in the Words and Pictures programs. The songs support the learning of and familiarisation with vowel phonemes. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Words and Pictures collection.
This is a song about an Australian animal, the kangaroo. Don Spencer sings lyrics about how people from all over the world come to see the kangaroo. Listen to the rhythm. It is like the hopping of a kangaroo.
Goannas are a type of Australian lizards. Listen to the lyrics of the song performed by Don Spencer that asks lots of fun questions about goannas. Watch some goannas moving through the bush and looking for food.
Have you heard a Kookaburra's call? Watch this clip and listen to the lyrics of the song performed by Don Spencer that captures in sounds and words the magical call of the kookaburra.
Here the teacher shares how she designs and teaches a literacy lesson to a Year 1 class incorporating strategies that target the individual needs and strengths of her students. She works with a small group of students using a visual aid to stimulate oral language. Other small group activities are organised to cater for ...
Discover the power of 'ch' words in this clip about a man who visits Cheap Charlie's restaurant. Watch what happens when his chips and chops are served without the chilli he chose. Can you count all the 'ch' words in this clip? What a challenge!
Two clumsy robbers try to crack a safe. They use a drill here and some dynamite there, but where is the exploder? In this clip from The Magic Bag, find out how important the words 'here', 'there' and 'where' really are, especially in the dark.
Ian the magician tries a very surprising trick. Can he pull a cat out of his magic hat? Or will he find something else in there? Watch and be amazed!
Ian the magician tries a trick with three pieces of silk. What will he make in his magic tube? Watch him carefully in case he makes a mistake.
Find out what happens when a man returns to Australia carrying some secret items. His suitcase is searched in the customs office. What will the customs officer find that makes them both so annoyed?
Mrs Boltcutter has a sore throat. Her doctor needs her to say a word so he can find out what the problem is. In this clip from The Magic Bag, find out why Mrs Boltcutter has such trouble saying the word. Or was she playing a game after all?
Can you think of words that rhyme with 'fly'? Give it a try. Be amazed at magician Ian's flying money trick. Watch carefully and guess where the money goes. Can Ian make it fly up high? Will he really try or is his promise just a lie?
Watch a short cartoon about a dog in a backyard. Select phrases to create sentences and build a basic factual recount. Rearrange the phrases to create the best word order in the sentences. Who was involved? What did they do? When, where or how did they do it? Add adjectives and adverbs to make the story clearer and funnier. ...
Meet a local family. Learn each person's age and family relationship. Identify relationships in a family tree. Meet other families and answer simple questions about family composition. Learn common numbers. Listen to spoken English.
Build a news story opposing a plan to dam a local river. Look at a model news story telling readers how a dam would affect farmers. Build a web page describing the impact a dam would have on tourism and the environment. Choose titles, words and images to support your position. For example, use words such as 'destroy' and ...