Schools Sport Victoria strongly recommends that students wear a mouthguard when playing winter sport.
Please see the notice about what can and can't wear during interschool sport. It kicks off next week with a home game.
Although a short week, it's definitely been a busy one. We've worked extremely hard during all our sessions and have been learning a wide range of things. We have continued our studies on the ANZACs learning about the impact of war and military service on everyone. This has included reading a wide range of picture story books, viewing videos and independent research. We've been working hard on calculating different money amounts and working out change and learning how to work out perimeter and area of different shapes. We have been practising for our different sports and interschool sport will commence next week with a home game against Antonine College.
Attached is the term overview that appears in the upcoming newsletter
A big welcome back to school. We hope you all had a lovely break and are refreshed and ready for a big term of learning. The term overview will be sent out in the newsletter in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye out for that. If there are any questions, please see me.
This week we have been busy immersing ourselves in ANZAC literature and information. We have integrated the topic through our reading, writing and integrated studies. We have been learning all about how authors use language (vocabulary, language devices) and imagery to convey a mood and message. We have learnt about plot structures and how to use different graphic organisers to begin planning our own historical narratives that are written from the perspective of someone involved or affected by World War I.
In maths we have been revising and applying our knowledge of decimals and fractions- representing them in different ways. We are now ready to move onto adding and subtracting all types of numbers!
We've had a busy week. Everyone has added their learning goals to their blogs. So please be sure to check them out to see what your child is focussing on for the coming weeks.
Homework is under the homework tab.
Yet another busy week here in 5/6C. This week we continued to work on place value, focusing on decimals. We participated in a variety of activities to help ground our knowledge of what decimals are, their size in relation to whole numbers and how to write and say them. Everyone worked extremely hard in these activities. We continued to write our newspaper reports, which will be published next week. This week we looked at the importance of clarifying while reading and what we need to do when we "don't get" what we are reading. An important strategy and one that will be revisited throughout the year. In integrated we started our project to sum up all the learning we have done over the term. 5/6s have been asked to create their own country and decide on how it will run in terms of government, law enforcement etc. They will be creating a webpage from this, so stay tuned for more information! Almanaska music incursion was a great multimedia experience for the students today and definitely sparked some interest into music production.
This week we started our digital licences. For more information please see: https://www.digitallicence.com.au/about/
Homework is placed under the homework tab. It's all about helping out around the home. Ciao!
Although it was a short week, a lot has definitely happened!
Today, the 5/6 unit participated in an online Cyber Safety Conference. The presentation discussed:
This week our focus for Integrated was understanding the many roles of a police officer. We learnt that police officers have many different and important roles in our community. Our focus for Maths was problem solving and multiplicative thinking. The grade 5s worked hard in showing us all their wonderful mathematical thinking and the 6s with their problem solving skills. In writing we focussed on persuasive devices and had a mini debate on the topic of: rules and laws should never be broken. In reading we've been focussing on the strategy of predicting. A reminder that library is now on Thursdays, so don't forget to bring in your books then! Homework has been uploaded and is under the homework tab. If there are any issues downloading, please see me and I'll print out a copy.
Thank you to all of those that applied for the classroom jobs. Congratulations to the following:
Gates- Edward and Lalli
Office- Oliver and Oscar
Timetable- Aya and Ayra
Recycling and compost- Archie and Hadi
Stairwell sweeper- Rune
Wow, what a busy term it has been! The last few weeks have been full of learning about many things. In maths we are currently looking at place value. This week we made "deci-kits" to help us with our knowledge of decimals. Our integrated unit is all about civics and citizenship and our government. In writing we have been looking at writing our own newspapers about life in 5/6. We have been busy building our websites and will let you know the details when they're all up and running!
We will start Earn n Learn next week, so homework this week is related to this (see Homework page). Students need to think about what they would like their role to be in Earn N Learn and also write applications for any jobs they would like to apply for.
Ciao for now!