HOMEWORK CLUB (JANUARY 11-15)

Hello, everyone, and welcome to this week's NEWS FLASH HOMEWORK CLUB! 

Ok, so, for those of you who are new to this, it's quite simple -- below are your four activites for the week. One is audio (the weekly quiz), while the other two involve reading and writing. You can do one, do some, or do all. It's really up to you -- especially if your teacher has not given you a list. They won't take too long, and you will be able to find out how you did every Friday, when we post the answers in an audio post - just like the quiz - from 9 A.M. onwards. 

So, click on the pictures below to access the activities ... and enjoy!


1. QUIZ TIME

Click on the button below to listen to this week's quiz. A mixture of general knowledge, maths, history, science, geography and music. 


2. FILL IN THE BLANKS

Read through the words in the orange box first and make sure you understand them. Then, read through the article. Make sure you think about the best place to put a word, not the first place. Careful as you go, as some words may fit in more than one place,  
while other words will only suit one.  

LITTLE PYGMY POSSUMS SAFE AND WELL 


The world’s ___________ possum species has been rediscovered on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

Wildlife ____________ feared the little pygmy possum population had  been wiped out after half of the 500-hectare island was ___________ by bushfires at the be ginning of last year. 

Much to their relief, they found the species is safe and well. So, how did the pygmy ___________ manage to evade detection for over eight months?

Being nocturnal animals, they are only active at ____________ , and they weigh just eight grammes, so the little critters are pretty hard to ____________ !

____________ from a conservation group made the discovery while working with local landowners to assess the damage caused by the bushfires.

As Australia gets set to head into another bushfire ___________, it will be even more important to look after these tiny marsupials.


3. CORRECT THE MISTAKES 

In this month’s Editing Activity, we need you to find the 8 incorrect spellings. When you do, in your best handwriting, see if you can write them correctly in the box below.  

2021 - THE YEAR OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Let me explain – the  Untied Nations General Assembly has declaired 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegatables. 

That’s write – they want to remind evryone just how good our greens and fruits are for us. 

It is so importent to include these food types in our diet if we want to stay healthy – and who dosen’t want that! 

So, maybe 2021 could be the year that you try some new friuts and veggies. 

Let’s see … anyone for a jicama, kohlrabi, rambutan or soursop? 


4. WHAT'S IN THE NEWS!

How well have you read this month's paper? Here, in Question Time, as well as testing your memory and retention skills, we also test your imagination and creative skills. We base this activity on our news section, pages 3 and 4. 

1.    Newgrange is in which county?

2.    Sebastian __________ is the president of Chile.

3.    Tom Hill lives in this town.

4.    In which ocean is South Georgia Island?

5.    Madoka Hori lives in this country.

6.    What is Geraint Tarling’s occupation?

7.    The fire at Tom Hill’s house began with a __________.

8.    What is the population of Chile?

9.    What is the length of the passage at Newgrange?

10.  To do sean-nós dancing you don’t need a __________.



Click on the button below to download and print the worksheets for these activities. 

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