Sun Smart BTN Episode


Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Reading, Writing | Posted on November 30, 2016

Myths about being sun smart.

-You can’t get burnt on a cloudy day.

-Only people with fair skin can get skin cancer.

-Kids can’t get skin cancer.

-Skin cancer is not a serious form of cancer because it can be cut out.

-One application of sunscreen in the morning is enough.

**With a partner create a warning poster to display around the school explaining why this myth is wrong, and what we can do about it.**

Mozzie BtN episode


Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Reading, Writing | Posted on November 23, 2016

Goodmorning 4/5 O. Here is our BtN episode for you to rewatch if you need help answering your focus questions.

Mozzie Season

  1. Briefly summarise the BtN Mozzie Season story.
  2. Why are there more mosquitoes around during warmer weather?
  3. Where do mosquitoes lay their eggs?
  4. Why are scientists predicting that this mosquito season will be bad?
  5. How many times a second do mosquitoes beat their wings?
    1. 200
    2. 400
    3. 600
  6. Finish the following sentence:

Male mosquitoes prefer to eat…

  1. Why do mosquitoes need human and animal blood?
  2. What do they use to jab through a person’s skin?
  3. Why are mosquitoes the deadliest animal on earth?
  4. Name three things you learnt watching the Mozzie Season story.

Term Awards


Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies, Maths, Mr O'Toole's messages, Reading, Technology, Writing | Posted on September 13, 2016

The whole class has worked tirelessly this term on a number of different tasks. However these four students have been exceptional and consistent. Well done!


Greyhound Racing Ban Issue


Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Reading, Writing | Posted on July 29, 2016

Answer the focus questions with a partner on this post. Make sure you answer in complete sentences and use key words from the question in your answers.


  1. What was the main point of the story?
  2. What did an ABC report into the greyhound industry find?
  3. Which state has decided to ban greyhound racing?
  4. Australia is one of only ________ countries in the world where greyhound racing still happens.
  5. Why do some people want greyhound racing banned?
  6. Describe Jacinta’s involvement in greyhound racing.
  7. Why is Jacinta against banning greyhound racing?
  8. If the ban goes ahead, what will happen to ex-racing dogs?
  9. Why does Michaela say greyhounds make great pets?
  10. Do you think greyhound racing should be banned in Australia? Give reasons for your answer.

Concussions in Sport – Reading Activity


Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Physical Education, Reading, Writing | Posted on July 22, 2016

Choose at least 3 of these questions and answer them in complete sentences in your workbooks. Then write a short summary about the story on your blog making sure to state what you learnt from the story.

  1. Discuss the main issues raised in the Concussion Campaign story with another student.
  2. About how many sports-related concussions occur in Australia each year?
  3. What happens to the brain when someone gets concussed?
  4. What are the symptoms of concussion?
  5. Experts say that kids may have a higher chance of getting concussions than adults. True or false?
  6. Why do some people think wearing head protection could make things worse?
  7. What other suggestions have been made to reduce the number of concussions?
  8. What is the aim of the `no brain no game’ campaign?
  9. What do you think could be done to reduce the number of concussions in kids?

Writing Activity 15/07/2016


Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies, Reading, Writing | Posted on July 15, 2016

With your clock buddy discuss these questions:

What did you SEE in this video?

What do you THINK about what you saw in this video?

What does this video make your WONDER?

How did this video make you FEEL?

Independent Activity

Imagine you own one of the houses shown in the video. Write a letter to the local council about your predicament and list the action you would like taken.

Term Award Winners


Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Maths, Mr O'Toole's messages, Reading, Writing | Posted on June 24, 2016

Jack M, Ethan, Lateysha and Tom should be congratulated for all their hard work this term. They were awarded the Literacy, Numeracy and Persistence trophies for their effort in the classroom. The Employee of the Term was also recognised with a plaque. Well done!






100 Word Challenge


Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Mr O'Toole's messages, Technology, Writing | Posted on May 31, 2016

Hi everyone!

This week our class signed up for the 100 word challenge. It is a weekly creative writing challenge that has participants from across the globe. Each week the 100 word challenge blog will give us a prompt. It will be our challenge to post an interesting piece of writing on our blogs and then attach a link to the 100WC blog. We will have the ability to read and comment on other students’ writing pieces, as they will read and comment on ours. Each couple of weeks the 100WC blog will select several interesting pieces to “Showcase” on their blog.

Today was the first time we wrote for this challenge so come visit the classes blogs and see what they wrote.

2016 Class Jobs


Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Writing | Posted on February 24, 2016

All members of 4/5 O are required to have a job this year. In order to get the position they want they must write an application to Mr O convincing him they are the right person for that job. Students can follow these guidelines to help write a good application.

  1. Format the application like a letter with a greeting, paragraphs and a sign off.
  2. Who are you? And what job are you applying for?
  3. How do you plan to organise your time in and out of class time to be sure that all your responsibilities are being met?
  4. Why do you think you can handle the added responsibility of this classroom job?
  5. What qualities do you have that make you the most qualified applicant for this position?

Applications are due on Friday the 4th of March 2016. Students can apply for multiple jobs if they want, however they can only perform one job at a time. Students will get limited time to complete these in class so if they wish to write some of them in their own time they may.

The jobs and responsibilities are as follow:

Class Blogger:

  • Take photos of class working/work/excursions
  • Take videos of class working/work/excursions
  • Work with Mr O to make presentations


  • Keep shelves tidy.
  • Fix torn pages.
  • Keep right books in right spots.
  • Scan books in the library.

Door Holder

  • Hold the door at every entrance and exit from a room.

Sports Monitor

  • Set up and pack up sports equipment.
  • Clean and keep shed tidy.
  • Pump up balls.


  • Plug computer/Ipads in.
  • Set up Ondemand tests.
  • Audit technology (keep right devices in right spots).


  • Help Mr O in any way he wants.


  • Clean the whiteboard after each lesson.


  • Take messages from our class to other rooms in the school.
  • Collect equipment from other rooms.

Maths coach:

  • Be another maths teacher/helper.

Technology coach:

  • Be another technology teacher/helper.

Spelling coach:

  • Be another spelling teacher/helper.

Writing coach:

  • Be another writing teacher/helper.

Reading coach:

  • Be another reading teacher/helper.
  • Read aloud to others

PE coach:

  • Be another PE teacher/helper.

Bag lockers:

  • Check for rubbish in lockers.
  • Check for bags on the floor.

Eco warrior:

  • Clean the floor.
  • Empty the bins.
  • Turn off lights when they’re not needed.



Posted by kiarahh123 | Posted in Writing | Posted on January 21, 2016


what i got for Christmas was a laptop, minecraft books,

beanie boos, a colouring in book and much more.


my favourite was the laptop I done a funny dance when I saw it and I also loved the beanie boos that I got.

From KiarahLincoln Center Christmas Tree 2005



Posted by rebeccar1234 | Posted in Writing | Posted on January 4, 2016

On Christmas my friends came over for dinner. I got Lego friend,books,makeup and a school bag.

Then we had dinner with Zoe , Zach and my nana. My nanas present was a phone. My parent was one book from my auntie.







What makes you feel good?


Posted by reeseg123 | Posted in Writing | Posted on December 15, 2015

My family makes me feel good. My friends make me feel good. My iPad makes me feel good. My beanie boos make me feel good. My house makes me feel good. Playing netball makes me feel good. Playing cricket makes me feel good.  Some of my teachers make me feel good. Food makes me also feel good. When I get taken to cricket and netball it makes me feel good. 



What do you admire most about your mum?


Posted by leticiam123 | Posted in Uncategorized, Writing | Posted on December 15, 2015

I love my Mum. She spoils me and my siblings. She takes me on holidays to cool places. She gives me one dollar every time I score a goal in Netball. She gets me heaps of presents every Christmas and on my birthday. She is really nice to me. She helps me when I need help. She is a really good cooker so she always cooks me biscuits and cakes that taste really good. My Mum is awesome!

What do you admire most about your mum?


Posted by rebeccar1234 | Posted in Writing | Posted on December 15, 2015

Rebecca and Danielle mums like to help as when are hurt. Rebecca mum love her because I help clean up the rooms. Danielle mum like cooking cakes for her. Rebecca and Danielle mums like shopping for toy for as. Danielle’s mum like to help put the Christmas tree up.  Rebecca’s mum like cooking Christmas food.  We love mums.

Our favourite movie and why.


Posted by nevaehc123 | Posted in Writing | Posted on December 15, 2015

Our favourite movie  is soul surfer. Dakota and I think it is good because it is very entertaining. it inspires Nevaeh and I to keep pushing on, no matter what. the main character is Bethany who is a  surfer with one arm. the main catch is that her arm is bitten off. Nevaeh and I think it is a high quality movie. It is not animated. if Nevaeh rated it out off five she would give it a 4.5 because  I think there could be more characters’, Dakota would rate it a 3.4 because she thinks that maybe it could be a bit more action packed. we think you should go and watch soul surfer because it is unique. by Nevaeh and Dakota .

what is the most interesting book ive ever read?


Posted by bodenj123 | Posted in Writing | Posted on December 15, 2015

My favourite book is maze runner.
I like it because it’s very adventurous and has lots of ups and downs.
When I saw the Movie it was nothing like the book.
Maze runner is a Siries of adventures books.
Maze runner is created by James Dashner.
The book is very advanced and has no illastrations.
The next book is scorched trials then Death cure.
I am a big fan of James Dashner books.

What makes you feel good?


Posted by leticiam123 | Posted in Writing | Posted on December 15, 2015

My iPad makes me happy. My family makes me happy. Christmas and my birthday makes me happy because I get presents and I get to see my whole family. When my siblings annoy me I go to my room and watch a movie or play my iPad. When I am with my friends I am always happy. When my Mum makes cakes and biscuits I am happy. When I am playing netball I feel good. I am also happy when I playing on my trampoline.

Do you prefer sports or video games ? Why


Posted by JAZZA5657 | Posted in Writing | Posted on December 15, 2015

I prefer sports better than video games because it makes you healthy & fit I love getting fit it gives you muscles.

I like sports because they are active because every day you need to be active.

I prefer  sports better because you have fun every one needs to have fun.

Sports are better than video games because video games make you lazy.

Sports give you lots of money  the most points you score the more money you get.

Sports are better 99% of people think sports are better you are that 1% you should think sports are better.

From Jarrah


Do you think you are a team player? Why or why not


Posted by reeseg123 | Posted in Writing | Posted on December 15, 2015

I think I am a team player. I think I am a team player because I support other people if they are struggling. I will give people feed back.   I am also competitive.  I teach people how to play better netball and cricket. I can try and play every position my coach will give me. I listen to what my coach says. I do jobs for people if they need me to. I can help people if they have hurt them self. I will put my team first for anything else.



what can you do to show your grandparents how much you love them?


Posted by kiarahh123 | Posted in Writing | Posted on December 15, 2015

these are the reasons how I show my grandparents I love them.

  • Give them hugs.
  • Make them my best chocolate pudding.
  • Make them pancakes for breakfast.
  • Help nan clean her cyristals on a full moon.
  • help pop feed the animals.
  • Get them a present for Christmas and their birthday.
  • Sit with them on the couch and watch movies.
  • Make them orange juice.
  • Go to the movies.
  • Love them forever.My Love is clear 

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