Monthly Archives: October 2013


Year five have been learning about area in Mathematics. Area is the size a surface takes up. Click on the links below to practise your skills.

Area 1 Area 2 Area 3

What else do you know about area?

How do you find the area of a square, rectangle or triangle?

What units of measurement are used?

Jenny Eather’s Maths dictionary may be a great help – click here.


Filed under Mathematics

Dig For Your Life!

On the 15th and 16th of October, year five went to Belgenny Farm. Click here to learn more about Belgenny Farm. The students experienced what it would have been like to work on a farm before the gold rush. They checked the sheep and moved them across a bridge. They also experienced what they gold rush would have been like as they panned for gold by the river and dug for gold in the soil.

Year five worked together in their groups to pay for their license, tools and materials they would need to pitch a tent and find gold. They also made damper. Take a look at the photos below!

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Click here to take a look at a Weebly site Natalie created which contains useful information about gold. Well done, Natalie!

What did you enjoy about the excursion?

What have you found interesting while learning about the gold rush?

If you could interview a gold miner, what questions would you ask?


Filed under Excursion, H.S.I.E

Volume and Capacity

Volume can be defined as the amount of space occupied by a 3D object. For example: blocks have volume – they take up space.

Capacity can be defined as the amount a container can hold.

A bottle has volume, it takes up space. It also has capacity, the amount of liquid it can hold.



Click on the images below to play games to practise your volume and capacity skills. 



What objects can you find in your house that hold millilitres and litres?

Convert the following.

6000mL = _____L

5.5L = _______mL

Come up with your own. 


Filed under Mathematics