Types of Dwellings

A dwelling is a structure in which people live. How many different types of dwellings can you think of?

Here are some:

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This term 5/6J have started using Microsoft 365 which you can access through the student portal. We are keeping notes of our research in OneNote.

5/6J members:

Can you add all the types of dwellings to your page in OneNote?

Can you add photos?

Can you add a link?

Types of Texts

Last week 5/6J ‘split the room’ about which types of writing they had written about Earthquakes.

We had three groups – Persuasive, Informative and Imaginative. Within these groups there are lots of different types of texts you can read and write.

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How much do you know about the text types? Do this quiz and find out!

Check out this fact sheet about texts in NSW Schools. Can you find explanations that we are writing this term?

Here is a great slideshow about all the text types. Which one do you remember? Which one do you like?

TV shows, music and movies also all have text types. Play this game to build your own TV show about volcanos!


Now leave us a comment – What is your favourite text to write and why?



Still want to learn more? Check out these blog posts on the same topic!

Text Conventions

Factual Writing


Fractured Fairy Tales

This term, as we read Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin we are reading, thinking about and creating fractured fairy tales.

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There are many ways to write a fractured fairy tale. People have been adapting fairy tales for centuries for new books, tv shows, poems and movies.

Here are some ways to ‘change’ a fairy tale:

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Here are some picture books that have been written based on well known fairy tales. Can you work out which tale?

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TASK FOR 5/6J members:


Log in to the blog and add a comment. Write 5 sentences of a narrative, based on a fairy tale. Use the pictures below as INSPIRATION!

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Government Videos

This term in ICT we are learning about government. We are even making our own website, see it here – www.56jgovernment.weebly.com.


SEE BELOW for some links to videos and activities to do with government and some important things you will find at parliament house. When 5/6J go to Canberra, ACT in Week 10 this term, you may see some of these objects!

Kidsview is the student learning page of the Parliamentary Education Office Page.

5/6J – When you visit this site, go to all these activities and videos IN ORDER:

One voice for many

Our House

Signatures of Oz

Make a difference

Playing Fair

If you finish early, visit our weebly and check out some other people’s pages!

Wintry Landscape

Our first Term 3 Artwork is going to be a Wintry Landscape. Let’s get inspired by the works of artist Caspar David Friedrich.


“Winter Landscape” 1811



“Winter Landscape with Church” 1811



“Oak in the Snow” 1827-1828



“Snow Covered Hut” unknown


“The Abbey in the Oakwood” 1809-18`10


“Dolmen in the Snow” unknown


“Graveyard Under Snow” 1826

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“Monastery Graveyard in the Snow” 1819

Unfortunately, this artwork was destroyed during the air-raids of World War II, and Friedrich only had this black and white photograph of the actual painting. It is said to have been one of his best, most haunting artworks.

Many other artists have recreated “Monastery Graveyard in the Snow” as a homage to Friedrich. See this almost perfect version below, by a Japanese artist.

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Friedrich was a Romanticist painting. The Romanticists artworks were full of storytelling and emotions, he was not just painting the landscape and weather but a certain mood that goes with it.

What sort of moods do these artworks create?

Our artwork is going to consist of a bare winter’s tree in the snow. Here are some ideas for inspiration.

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Let’s look at this video to see an easy way to paint trees!