Monthly Archives: February 2013

Multiplication Tables

In the beginning of every mathematics lesson, the students of Five White choose an activity they would like to complete in order to help them learn their multiplication tables. The students can choose from the following activities.

  • Play online multiplication games.
  • Create a rap/pop song about a multiplication table.
  • Create a poster of a multiplication table.
  • Complete multiplication activities on the iPads.
  • Time yourself as you complete a multiplication grid.
  • Play a multiplication game with a host and contestants.
  • Create your own flash cards and test yourself or someone else.

Take a look at Five White enjoying the multiplication activities. Miss Azzopardi loves watching the students have so much fun while they are learning!

What activities have you completed?

Have they been helping you learn your multiplication tables? 


Filed under Mathematics

Farewell, Aswin!

Unfortunately, it is time to say goodbye to one of our classmates, Aswin. He is moving to another school and the students in Five White and Miss Azzopardi will miss Aswin very much! Aswin and his sister are two of the kindest students Miss Azzopardi has ever met. Five White and Miss Azzopardi hope that Aswin enjoys his new school, class and teacher. We also hope to keep in contact via our class blog and email.

During Aswin’s last week, each student in Five White wrote something they like about Aswin or a fond memory they have of him on a piece of paper and placed it in an envelope for him to keep.

21. Aswin Bastola

Leave a kind message for Aswin.


Filed under About Five White

The Minnamurra Rainforest

On Tuesday 19th February, Five White and Five Green went to the Minnamurra Rainforest as they are learning about rainforests this term. Minnamurra Rainforest is part of Budderoo National Park, located on the New South Wales South Coast. Year five left school at approximately 7:30am and arrived at approximately 9:15am. It was then time for recess and a presentation by a guide about interesting information about Minnamurra Rainforest and other rainforests around the world.

Five White and Five Green then split up as the guides took them on a tour of the rainforest. They pointed out interesting trees and plants and shared more of their valuable knowledge about the rainforest and the animals that live there. The guides then left year five to continue the walk to the amazing waterfall. Miss Azzopardi is really proud of Five White’s enthusiasm and motivation to get to the top! It was a very challenging and highly rewarding walk!

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Thank you to our lovely parent helpers – Sonya, Dolly and Alexandra. We really appreciate your support!

What was your favourite part of the excursion?

What did you learn about rainforests and/or the Minnamurra Rainforest?


Filed under Excursion, H.S.I.E, Science and Technology

Writing Numbers in Word Form

In Five White, the students have been learning how to write large numbers in word form. The students in Five White have learnt that inside each large group we read the numbers as hundreds, tens and ones.

For example:

63 497 –  Sixty-three thousand, four hundred and ninety-seven.

226 443 – Two hundred and twenty-six thousand, four hundred and forty-three.

832 562 713 – Eight hundred and thirty-two million, five hundred and sixty-two thousand, seven hundred and thirteen.

Click here to see Jenny Eather’s poster ‘reading large numbers’ that may be helpful. 

Click here to visit the population clock we looked at in mathematics today.

Write the large number from the population clock  in numeral form and word form in a comment and/or select your own large number and write it in numeral form and word form in a comment. 


Danilo Rizzuti /


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Classroom Agreements

On the first day of school, the students of Five White and Miss Azzopardi worked together to create our classroom agreements. We agreed on the following to ensure our classroom is a happy place where we can learn and work together.

1. We treat others the way we would like to be treated.

2. We put our hand up to ask and answer questions.

3. We listen when someone is talking.

4. We celebrate each other’s success.

5. We try our best.

6. We are a team.

Classroom Agreements

Can you think of examples of how you can demonstrate one of our classroom agreements?


Filed under Five White

Our Good Deed Tree

In Five White, we have a good deed tree. The students have written a good deed (an act of kindess) they are going to try and carry out and have attached them to an apple on the tree.

Doing nice things for others not only makes them happier, but it also makes you happier! Remember, what you do shows who you are. Think about the person you want to be and some nice things you can do for other people in Five White, year five, our school or your family. Miss Azzopardi can’t wait to see all the wonderful good deeds the students in Five White are doing!

Good Deeds

What good deeds could you do?


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