Monthly Archives: October 2016
We have been learning about length. You made a measuring tool using icy pole sticks. You also worked with a paper number line and looked at what was printed on a wooden ruler.
Write down 3 things that you learned about measuring length from these tasks.
On Christmas Eve 1974, a huge cyclone hit the city of Darwin.
Winds gusting at more than 217 kilometres an hour swept through the city, while more than 255 millimetres of rain poured down in just twelve hours.
The harbour and coastline were deluged with huge waves reaching up to around 4 metres.
In just a few short hours this ferocious weather flattened the city. More than 70% of buildings were destroyed or badly damaged.
Sixty-five people lost their lives while many hundreds were injured – 150 quite seriously.
It was a very happy Christmas for the people of Darwin and for the rest of Australia as well.
Write down 3 facts that you have learned from this article.
Here is some information about Jackie French’s early life. This information has come from Jackie’s website.
I was born in Sydney on 29 November 1953, grew up on the outskirts of Brisbane, left my mother’s house when I was 15, went to university at 16 and went bush at 18 when I got my degree, with a short break when I worked in the public service for a few years to get enough money to buy this place.
Your homework for this week is to answer the following questions.
- On what date was Jackie French born?
- In which city was she born?
- Whereabouts did Jackie grow up?
- At what age did Jackie go to university?