The maths incursion that was scheduled for earlier on this term has now been rescheduled to Thursday the 29th of June.
Homework this week is listed under the homework tab. Gearing up for holidays, we thought it important to bring back our Around the House homework. Remember, other around the house chores or activities are more than welcome to be substituted for others.
This week we worked hard on adding and subtracting decimal numbers. This involved us really thinking about the place value of decimals and how to rename different numbers. We practised with a range of vertical and horizontal addition and subtraction methods. In reading, we're learning about the strategies authors use to influence readers. These include things like tone, subject and themes. Next week we will continue looking at this, focusing on tone and themes. In writing we finished of our natural disaster information reports. We started our integrated projects this week and will continue working on these throughout the coming weeks.
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Yet another busy week in 5/6C! This week for our unit of addition and subtraction, we looked at adding together different fractions. Some worked on making and adding fractions with related denominators, while others worked on adding together fractions with similar or unrelated denominators. We have been looking at comparing texts on the same topic in reading this week. We looked at different webpages, how they are set out and what features they have. In writing we continued learning about writing information reports, so far we have written about the inner workings of the computer and our made up 'flanimals.' Next up we'll be focusing on a natural disaster of choice and writing an in depth report on that. In integrated we continued looking at natural disasters, focusing on volcanic eruptions and avalanches. Next week we will begin our projects!
Homework this week requires a bit of maths, following directions and creativity. Please see the homework tab to download the instructions.
Well done to all the students who have been consistently handing in homework on time.
Apologies for the change in the task- this week the homework is to complete any remaining digital licence modules that we have started in class. These include- Digital Devices, Protecting Privacy, Searching and Researching, Creating and Sharing & Social Networking and Gaming. We will be completing our digital licences this term so it is important to be up to date with what we have done so far.
Please see the homework tab for this week's homework.
Another productive week was had by 5/6C. This week we brushed up on our mental addition and subtraction skills, which will bring us into a nice unit dedicated to addition and subtraction of whole numbers and fractions. We have been learning all about natural disasters this week, in particular droughts and floods. In writing we have been learning about the structure of information reports and have started writing a report on a made up "flanimal." In reading, we looked at different ways non fiction texts can be organised and identified these in a range of information reports about different natural disasters.
Homework can be found under the homework tab.
A reminder that next Wednesday is open day. Please feel free to come in at any time during the day to see our class in action. Attached is the outline of our day, although please note that the afternoon session will be maths, not integrated studies.
Today, the 5/6 unit participated in a online conference with 2,000 other students from around Australia about Protecting Personal Information.
The topics covered in this session were:
* being aware of some of the latest scams
* ways to report a scam, unwanted contact and cybercrime
* thinking before placing their own and other’s personal information online
* checking settings to secure information as safely and privately as possible
* use and control strong passwords
These topics might be a good starting point for discussions at home about sharing personal information and staying safe online.
Thank you to all of those students who entered the writing competition. Below is the update.
Can you believe another week is done?! The weeks sure seem to be flying by! A big congratulations to all the grade 5s this week for putting in their best effort for the NAPLAN tests. All students adapted well to a bit of a different week and everyone is to be commended. Congratulations too to the few students that got accepted into the Somer's Camp. This went through a special process with Mrs Zull that ensured that everyone was considered. If your child didn't get it, please encourage them to try again next year (if they are in grade 5).
Grade 5/6 is a big year for all kids as they start preparing themselves for secondary school. Below is a document that is aimed to help you when choosing a secondary school for your child. It's been great to hear that lots of people have been getting out there and looking at many different schools to help with their decisions.