Port Noarlunga Primary School

Day 7

Home Learning

Week 2: Thursday, 10th February 2022

Today we will be:

  • Completing a few creative thinking tasks
  • Experimenting with household items in Science
  • French with Madame


Task: Chemical Science

Listen to the true story about a boy who lives 260 km from Adelaide. On the same day as the astronauts landed on the moon for the first time, it snowed in his town for the first time!


We are going to see how long ice takes to melt when other materials or substances are added to it.

The materials you will need for this experiment:

  • Ice cubes (if you don’t have any, you can make some, but the water will take some time to freeze, maybe you could try this another day – or if you have an ice-cube tray I can give you an alternative to check on later tonight)
  • Warm/hot water (just from your tap – NOT BOILING WATER – spoonful)
  • Cold water (spoonful)
  • A muffin tray (if you don’t have a muffin tray, you can use small bowls or anything else that will hold a small amount of water – you will need up to 6, please make sure they are all the same size)
  • Spoonful of salt
  • Spoonful of sugar
  • Spoonful a baking soda (ok if you don’t have, just skip this test)
  • Stop watch or clock.


Write or draw what you think will happen.

EXAMPLE: I think the ice with the hot water will melt quicker than all other ice cubes.


Step 1. Place one ice cube in each section of your muffin tray (up to 6 if you have cold water, hot water, salt, sugar and baking soda – if you don’t have baking soda you will only need 5)

Step 2. Find a way to label each cube (this may work best with drawing it in your science book and labelling it there, or ripping up small pieces of paper to place on the outside of the tray/bowl)

Step 3. For cube one, add your sugar, cube two, cold water, cube three add salt, cube four add hot water, cube five add baking soda (skip if you don’t have baking soda), cube six – add nothing.

Step 4. Note the time or start the stop watch.

Step 5. Record the time it takes for each ice cube to melt.


Junior Primary – Draw your results in a labelled diagram. 

Primary – Record your results in a table.

Upper Primary – Record your results in a table and refer back to hypotheses.


What happened? Why do you think that happened? Did the results surprise you?

Thinking Creatively

Choose one or more of the following tasks and get your creative juices flowing.

  • Find an everyday object in your house and think of at least 10 unusual uses. 
  • How many words can you make from the letters of SERENDIPITY and what does it mean? 
  • Design and draw your dream classroom or school. 
  • Create a board game with rules or an obstacle course/game outside.
  • Describe your favourite food in exactly 18 words. 
  • Create a pattern (number, colour, growing) and challenge someone in your house to finish it. 
  • Design and draw a creature or monster.

French Time with Madame

Bonjour tout le monde! Time to start thinking in French again. You can try these activities by yourself or with a family member. If you are at home with brothers or sisters, everyone can join in.

Activity 1: Set a timer for 3 minutes and see how many French words you can remember. Keep a tally as you go or have someone at home count them for you. Older students may like to try to write them down, but give yourself 5 minutes on the timer.

Activity 2: Hopefully some of you remembered some numbers in French. Time to watch the videoNuméros Les chiffres et les nombres de 1 à 20” and sing along. Now see if you can do something while you count in French e.g. jump up and down, do some squats, or bounce a ball outside.

Activity 3: Can you remember the names of the months in French? Do you remember how to ask the date of someone’s birthday? Time to watch the video “Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?” and sing along. Don’t forget to stand up when it is your birthday. 

Activity 4: The holidays have been very busy and some people may be feeling a little tired. Some people may have even been sick during the last few weeks. It is really important to know how to ask someone how they are feeling and how to answer the question. Time to watch the video “Comment ca va?” so that you can ask and answer the question.

Now try activity 1 again and see how many French words you can remember in 3 minutes this time.

Au revoir tout le monde! Hope to see you back at school next week.

Physical Activity

Go for a MoonWalk

Head outside and…

  • Count how many insects/animals you can hear
  • Read a book 
  • Watch the clouds 
  • Water the plants 
  • Make an obstacle course
  • Weeding 
  • Make a hopscotch 
  • Make a mud pie

View for the end of your day: