Kennings Poems Year 5/6


Kennings Poem

Learning Intention

To create a kenning poem that entertains our prep buddies.

Success Criteria

1) Create a voki to read your Kennings Poem.

2) Your audience is you Prep buddies. You are entertaining them.

3) Character should also be suitable to the content of your poem.




What is a Kennings Poem?

A kenning is a way of describing something using clues rather than just saying what it is.

Each line is two words long.


A heat giver

A light maker

Guess what it is?

A paw licker
A day dreamer
A milk drinker
A ball chaser
A dog hater
A mouse chaser
A stroke lover

A great jumper

A water drinker

A straw eater

A strong walker

A race runner

A ball chaser

A crowd pleaser

A fast runner

A sneaky diver

A corner taker

A goal scorer

A mate hugger

How do I write one?

It is not as hard as it seems.


To start each kenning with A ………

A night flyer,

A mouse eater,

A silent swooper


To use verbs to describe the object further ………

A night flyer,

A mouse eater,

A silent swooper

And if you want a challenge use alliteration

A night flyer,

A mouse eater,

A silent swooper

How to do it?

Think about what the subject does….

For example a wolf

  • Comes out at night
  • Eats meat
  • Hunts its prey
  • Lives in the woods
  • Howls at the moon

This becomes…………

A night mover

A meat eater

A prey hunter

A wood dweller

A moon howler


Using verbs to describe

Word Game Activity

Using ‘A’

What does the subject do? Make list

Challenge Alliteration

Electricity Year 6 Science

Learning Intention:

Learn and use scientific language to talk about circuits and electricity

Success Criteria:

I can explain what makes circuits work

I can explain what conductors and insulators are

I can explain effects of changing a circuit

I can explain the role of each component

Topics for Groups

Power source/circuits

Conductors/ Insulators

Series Circuits/Parallel Circuits

Changing Circuits


Extension 1

Extension 2

Can your team plan one circuit that includes two light bulbs, where if one light bulb is taken out, the other light bulb will still light up?


Insulator: Other materials do not let electricity to flow through them, they are called insulators. Plastic, glass, rubber. An insulator is a material or substance that does not allow electricity to travel through it. Plastic, rubber, glass, wood, are all examples of insulators.

Conductors:  Some material let electricity run through them, they are called conductors. Metals and lead are conductors. Almost all conductors are metals, but graphite (pencil lead) also conducts electricity.



Simple circuit

Parallel/Complex circuit


Complete/Incomplete/broken circuit

Other POI:

Copper is the conductor and the plastic coating is the insulator. Switches allow you to make or break a circuit. When the switch is on, the circuit is complete. When the switch is off, we say the switch is broken. Adding more bulbs, lights will become dimmer because they share the electricity the cells share. Adding more cells in a series (a line) will produce more power. Too many cells could make the bulb burn out. Longer wire, the dimmer light. Series circuit, when one light burns out and it’s filament breaks, there is a gap in the circuit.



Applying digital citizenship

After this week’s learning path, I now feel I have some strategies to better describe the issues and strategies available to support safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching. I think it’s important that we are aware of safe sites and practice a culture of safe site use in the classroom, and more broadly the school. My PE school has a safe site policy with a number of websites blocked from access within the network perimeters of the school.

The learning continuum on the Australian Curriculum Website has a great guide for the expectations of each Year level’s digital citizenship requirements. By the end of Year 2, my PE students will be expected to:

  • use purposefully selected ICT tools safely to share and exchange information with appropriate local audiences
  • understand that computer mediated communications may be received later by the receiver
  • identify and safely operate a selected range of appropriate devices, software, functions and commands when operating an ICT system and attempt to solve a problem before seeking help
  • identify the main components of common consumer ICT systems, their fundamental functions, and describe them using basic ICT terminology
  • manage and maintain digital data with guidance
  • use ICT to prepare simple plans to find solutions or answers to questions
  • experiment with ICT as a creative tool to generate simple solutions, modifications or data representations for particular audiences or purposes
  • use ICT to identify, record and classify textual and graphic information to show what is known and what needs to be investigated
  • locate information from a given set of digital sources
  • explain the usefulness of located data or information

I have placed them here as a guide to remind me of their expectations and guide my PE ideas.

Digital Citizens

I have just been learning about digital citizenship through this week’s leaning path. I think my knowledge and experience in regards to ethical use of the internet is ever changing. I think to some degree I had a good grounding of how to be weary of the internet when I first purchased or became, so to speak, computer literate. I always had mac so while all my friends would talk about the viruses they had encountered, I because aware and simultaneously was dodging bullets. My favorite sites for years have been and so these also increase my awareness of safe internet use.

I have just taken two quizzes during the learning path. The first related to cyberbullying. I am somewhat embarrassed to say that I only score 3/5. I knew cyberbullying was quite prevalent and one of my mistakes was thinking it was the greatest form of bullying in secondary school. Interestingly, real life on campus bullying is the most prevalent. I was somewhat surprise by this as there is a great education happening in primary school today to stop bullying so the flow on effect of this seems not as quick as most would have anticipated.

The second quiz was on cyber safety. I did reasonably well here by did mess up on information we can give on the internet. I am generally cautious on what info I give if I am not sure on the safety of a site, and enjoy using pseudos. In the future, I must remember first names are also no goes.

Google and the monkey

I think surveys are a great practice for students to partake in. I have seen the enthusiasm generated class surveys are coupled with graphing through line, bar, and pie graphs. Generally, the surveys I have witnessed have only ever been constructed in written form by students, so the potential for amplification using ICT is actually quite large. Anna came across google forms as a great way to enable students to use ICT to generate and participate in surveys. Like Anna, I had never actually considered google forms, and admittedly didn’t even know what they were.

Google forms outlines the ways students can collect data as:

  1. Conducting experiments in classroom and use the teacher’s computer to enter data for that group
  2. Allow students to create surveys using Google forms and display on own computer, before inviting peers to navigate from computer to computer to fill out surveys
  3. Email the form to participants to collect data (can embed the form in the email); must know all members email addresses
  4. Email the form by using a distribution list from your contacts  (very easy if using Google Apps since all domain names are the same)
  5. Share the URL of the published form; consider using a URL shortener for easy access like:, or
  6. Embed the form in a Google Site, wiki, blog or website.

I think this is a potential ICT I could utilise on prac, as there is potential to use this application even if laptop or iPad numbers are less than a 1 to 1 ratio.

This potential also got me thinking about other surveying apps out there. I have heard of survey monkey to create surveys as well, so think this is another worth exploration. If you know of any more, please share.