Parkhill Kids

The blog of grades 3 to 6 at Parkhill Primary School

Comparing prices across the world

July 21, 2014 by · No Comments · Integrated, link

Did you know that a Big Mac costs more in Switzerland than it does in India? I wonder why that is? Here’s some interesting places with interesting figures…

Big Mac Index

Interactive Big Mac Index

Food Price Comparison Around the World

Global Petrol Prices

Tax on Petrol

Cost of Living Index



Researching Australia’s Federal Parliamentary System

March 13, 2014 by · No Comments · Integrated, link

Here’s some handy sites for grade 5s and 6s to help with Government themed learning!

Parliament of Australia – Education Resources

National Library of Australia – Government websites

Parliamentary Education Office – Learning

Australian Government – factsheets on Government


Australian Bureau of Statistics

March 7, 2014 by · No Comments · link

Grade 5/6 will be looking into census data for the community. Here’s the link:

ABS – Census

And here’s an interesting interactive to explore census data for you:



March 4, 2014 by · No Comments · link

Go to this site to create your own robot creature, and learn about staying safe online and cybersafety at the same time! Win-win!


Copyright for Kids

February 24, 2014 by · No Comments · link

The 5/6 students are learning all about plagiarism and bibliographies in library next fortnight, here’s a Glogster that can tell us a bit about it…

Glogster – Copyright and Plagiarism for Kids

What is Plagiarism? (video)

Author Project Rubric + Excursion

November 10, 2013 by · No Comments · fun, Homework, link

It’s all happening in V3 this week!

Homework is updated now to week 6, including a Rubric to help you make sure you have everything.

We also have our Term 4 excursion to Scienceworks this Thursday! Woo!

Author Information

November 5, 2013 by · No Comments · English, Homework, Integrated, link

This term we’re studying CREATIVITY, and we’ll be making our own picture book! To begin our journey though, we need to think like an author and find out how authors get started with their picture books.

Here’s some author and illustrator biographies that might help:

Graeme Base
Julia Donaldson
Jonathan Harlen
Rod Clement
David Miller
Jeff Smith
Bob Graham
Donna Gynell
Judy Blume
Sarah Thomson
Sue DeGennero

National Park Project

April 15, 2013 by · No Comments · Integrated, link

This fortnight, complete a brochure about a National Park in Victoria. Full details are on the homework sheet. You can pick up a copy on the Homework tab on this blog. Here’s the link to the Parks Vic website.

Parks Victoria

Safety Poster link

March 1, 2013 by · No Comments · Integrated, link

This website, Kids Health, will give you information to help you complete your homework task this week – a Safety poster.

Kids Health

Tables Grid

February 11, 2013 by · No Comments · Learning Object, Maths

We’ve been brushing up on our multiplication tables in V3, and there are so many different ways to learn and practise them!

If you like the computer as your practising method, then you’ll like this!

Skillswise Tables Grid