Monday 7th June - Friday 11th June

Why hello there! Welcome to this week's Science. This week, we are going to learn a little more about the Amphibian!

Just incase you have forgotten, the amphibian is an animal like a frog.

Now that you're a scientist, it is time we start to think like scientists.

As scientists, we often put things into groups, which helps us learn more about their history and how we can protect them for the future. Check out this video to learn a little more about why we need to put living things into these groups!

Now check out my video here. I talk a little about the four groups of animals - that have bones inside! These are called vertebrates. Say it out loud if you can with some help ...

Ver - Te - Br - Ate.

That means an animal with bones inside them... like you!

Complete the drawings of your favourite animals

NOTE TO PARENTS: Your children do not need to label the animals.


Monday 30th May - Friday 4th June

Good morning little frogs and welcome to science!

Please read this story with me!

We now know a lot about frogs! But there is so much more to a frog than their amazing lifecycle.

Frogs are wet and slimy and eat a lot of bugs.

- A bug eater is called an insectivore.

- A wet and slimy animal who can live on land and in water, is called an amphibian.

It seems like a frog is both an insectivore and an amphibian!

Have a look at this frog drawing below. Now look at the home she wants to live in. Can you please colour her in to help her camouflage?*

I notice that this home looks a lot like parts of Doreen. I wonder if any frogs live near us!

*Do you remember what camouflage means? It means that an animal will be the same colours as their home to blend in and hide.



You may remember that last week, we met our four new classroom friends. We have 4 Spiny Leaf Insects, who are very excited to become members of our SPA family.

Your task this week is to;

  1. Complete the task below

  2. Come up with your favourite names and cast your votes. The voting is on the Padlet below.

  1. Draw a picture of a Spiny Leaf insect.

Label the following body parts:

head, antennae, thorax, abdomen, legs

You might remember me using these words to describe the features of insects;

  • exoskeleton

  • exothermic

Have a go at explaining what they mean.

  1. Add in your favourite Stick Insect Names. Vote for others you like too.


I am looking forward to seeing you all next week.

In the meantime, let's get to know each other again, through a type of science called Psychology.

The word Psych means Mind, so psychology means the study of how our mind works.

This week, I want you to add to the padlet below a list of everything that makes you happy.

I hope that many of us have things in common. Next week, we are going to work on this list to help not only our own happiness, but the happiness of others too.

In our brains, when we are happy, different parts of it light up. What things make your brain light up?

Parents to read to their children:

This term, we are going to see what it is like to work in healthcare. Healthcare workers are people like doctors, nurses, as well as people who have special jobs such as caring for your ears (audiologist), your muscles (physiotherapist) and even your feet (podiatrist)! In healthcare, there are lots of jobs created to make sure our health and wellbeing is always taken care of.


THis is the last week of term, and we are going to help save the planet by getting creative.

We all know that using plastic bags; in fact any type of plastic, can be harmful to our environment. So, lets make a plastic bag, made out of our old clothes!

  1. You will need an old T- Shirt. Is there an old t-shirt that your family members do not use anymore?

  2. Watch the video below.

  3. Show off your fashionable new Tee-Bag on the padlet below!

week 8 | 7 September - 11 September

Welcome to Week 8! Thank you to parents and guardians for their help with the reading aspect of this challenge :)

Happy National Threatened Species Day (Monday 7th September)!

Today your challenge is to choose an Australian animal and draw a picture of you and the animal together.

  • Make sure you include what the animal needs to eat in their home, fresh water (where might they get the water from?), where they may like to hide and who their friends and family may be. Make sure you have all your needs included in the habitat you share too. Think about where those things may come from.

i.e. does a kangaroo drink water from a water bottle? OR do they find it somewhere else?

week 7 | 31 august - 6 september

Welcome to Week 7!

Watch the video for your challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Make sure you send your work to me:


week 6 | 24 august - 30 august

Welcome to Week 6! This week, you are going to show off what you understand about the body.

You are going to share your understanding of the heart, the brain, the teeth and your joints/reflexes. Remember to refer back to all the videos and your learning over the term.

If you have chalk and bitumen driveway, have someone help you draw the outline of your body. If you can't do this use the image below.

With the outline draw:

  1. the heart

  2. the brain and the 4 lobes

  3. the mouth with all the teeth a human should have as an adult - include the different types of teeth I talked about in the video

  4. the joints - draw an arrow to all the joints there are on the body. Don't worry if there are lots of lines, but make sure you show exactly where they are!

If you have used a chalk outline, make sure you take a photo of it, and send your work to me. If you have used one of the outlines below, make sure you send it to me with your drawing.

Make sure you send in your work this week |


The brain is amazing! Inside your head, the brain is an organ that talks to every part of your body.

Watch the video below and then complete the task you are challenged to.

Take a photo of your work, and add it to the padlet below.


week 4 | 10 august - 16 august

There is something I want to show you in this video. It is something you will need to do a thinking routine on before I REVEAL what it is!

  1. So, watch the video and then share your thinking routine (SEE THINK WONDER) on the Padlet below.

  2. Make sure you pause the video when I ask you to, so that the item is revealed when the time is right!

  3. Do the drawing activity I talk about in the video and share it on the Padlet, or send to me via

Your parent/guardian may need to take a picture of your thinking routine, and then post it for all of us to see.



You are probably already an expert in medicine!

You have set up your doctor's clinic and know how to check your patients' pulse, now let's look at their reflexes!

In this video, Dr Chris and Miss V will show you what a reflex is and how to check it on your patients. Make sure you are careful and don't hurt anyone, when you check them. Also, make sure you do not check the reflexes of your pets, as you may accidentally hurt or scare them.

Checking your reflexes makes sure that your brain is talking to your muscles. It is amazing how important the brain is! You will see in the video, that if your brain isn't talking to your muscles, you might turn into jelly!

I told you science is cool!

Once you have tested the reflexes of your family, draw a picture of the muscles and the joint that Dr Chris and Miss V talk about in the video. You may like to watch the video a few times, and laugh at Pacho stealing all the attention :)

Send your picture to


Week 2 | July 27th - August 1st

Now that you have had the chance to open your own doctor's clinic, let's start understanding how the body works!

  1. Watch the video below. Video will be available by 3pm Monday 27th July.

  2. Accept the challenge in the video and share with your family.

  3. Share your results on the Padlet below


Week 1 | July 20th - July 24th

Step 1: Meet Dr Chris


Step 2. Let's open a Doctor's Surgery!

Print and cut out all the signs below and stick them up around your bedroom.

(If you don't have a printer, you can create your very own signs instead!)

You now have a doctor's surgery!

Step 3. Get to know your patients using household items

Investigate your family to make sure they are healthy.

Have a look in their ears, check their tongue, look at their eyes, using any items you have around the house.

Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before and after you examine your patients.

Dr Caiden checks Chester's temperature with his thermometer

Dr Jake examines Caiden's throat with his tongue depressor

Nurse Caden and Nurse Jake check each other's eyes

Dr Jake examines Caiden's ears with his otoscope

Step 4.

Make a thermometer, tongue depressor and otoscope using household items

Send your photos to Dr SPA: