Week B

Stage 2

These learning activities are designed to be completed in sequence beginning on Monday

Daily Prayer

My Covid-19 Prayer!

The last two years have been difficult as many people we love and care for have been sick with Covid. We hear so much about Covid in the news, in our families and at school. Let us spend some time in prayer to pray for all those who are sick with Covid.

Resources: Paper, pencil, colouring in pencils.

Begin with the Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths, breathing in and out three times

Write a prayer on a paper. In your prayer answer the following questions:

  • Who do I know have been affected by COVID? Write their names.

  • Write a small prayer asking God to help them so they can be better soon. Start the prayer with Dear God…

  • Draw a picture of a nurse, a doctor or anyone who is helping people who are sick with COVID.

Conclude with the sign of the cross

Note: Please use the whole prayer or parts of it to suit your child’s age and needs.

Religious Education

Learning Intention

We are learning how Christians are inspired to live according to the teachings of Jesus.

Success Criteria

I will know I am successful when I:

  • have identified difficult times from the last two years

  • can identify ways that I pushed through these difficult times


S2 Christian Life- demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Christian life as living in accord with God’s commandments, making choices inspired by the teachings and example of Jesus.

You will need

Lead Pencil



Google Doc


The Covid pandemic has been a challenge for different people in different ways, including:

Students learning at home

Teachers teaching online

Parents working differently

People unable to see family and friends

Missing out on fun activities and events

  1. On your paper / Google doc, list some of the things that have been different this year as a result of Covid.

  2. What are some of the ways people stayed connected even when they couldn’t visit each other?

Questions to support my thinking

Activity too hard?

Even though physical distancing stopped people from gathering together in person, there were some ways that people stayed connected. Zoom was one. Can you think of others?

Activity too easy?

What might isolation/lockdow have been like for someone who didn’t have access to the internet?


Learning Intention

We are learning how language devices are used by authors to enhance meaning and shape the reader's reaction.

Success Criteria

I will know I am successful when I:

  • can use images from the text to activate my prior knowledge

  • can identify the purpose and intended audience of the text

  • can explore and identify descriptive language the author has used and identify how it helped me to connect to the text.

Aligned to English outcomes


Identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter.

You will need



Lead Pencil


Engaging with the Text - 'Mallee Sky'

  • Open the Google slides (on the right) and follow the written and audio prompts as you listen to the story and think about the text.

  • Complete independent reading, as outlined on the slides.

  • Complete independent writing, as outlined on the slides.

Questions to support my thinking

Activity too hard?

  • Look at the picture on the cover and the title and predict what you think the book will be about.

Activity too easy?

  • Include your reason ‘why’ in the ‘Think’ and ‘Connect’ sections in the See-Think- Wonder-Connect thinking routine.




Learning Intention

We are learning to multiply and divide.

Success Criteria

I will know I am successful when:

  • I can find more than one solution

  • I can use multiples and factors to solve the problem

  • I can write the matching multiplication equation.

Aligned to Mathematics outcomes


Uses mental and informal written strategies for multiplication and division.

You will need




Picnic Rug

Imagine you are making a picnic rug for your family but you have run out of squares. It looks like this.

How many squares will you need for the whole rug?

How can you work this out using a multiplication fact that you might know?

Find two ways to solve the problem.

Questions to support my thinking

Activity too hard?

  • What if the rug had ten squares going across, and five squares going up? What would this array look like?

Activity too easy?

  • What if there were 4 times as many squares?

  • What would the new array look like and how many squares would there be altogether?

Image source: author's own

Brain Breaks

Be sure to take a break at least every hour or so.

There are some ideas in the slideshow, but feel free to come up with your own activities.

Week B Brain breaks K-6