Well... isn't the year just flying by? Welcome back! We have many exciting things planned this term and lots of learning to go along with them. See below for our term overview:
5/6 Unit Teachers: Tim Prendergast, Lisa Rochester, Zoe Billing
Non-Fiction – texts relating to our integrated studies topics and writing genres
Fiction – Class novels and texts relating to our writing genres
Comprehension – locating directly stated information, identifying the main idea and purpose of texts, summarising in our own words, predictions and inferences based on evidence supplied from within a text
Text types will include narrative, procedural, poetry, reviews and speeches. The writing process of planning, composition, editing and revising and then publishing will all be revised throughout each text type.
Key Concepts to Be Explored:
Integrated Studies – What super power would you have? (Chemical Science)
Students will develop an understanding of the composition and behaviour of substances. They will formulate a testable question with guidance and make predictions about what factors affect the speed of a chemical reaction. Students will plan and conduct a fair test of a chemical reaction and identify patterns in their findings. They will describe reversible and irreversible changes and the factors that affect such changes, for example, the addition or removal of heat energy.
Students will also develop an understanding of the nature of matter and energy. They will investigate the different types of light and how people and plants use them.
T20 Cricket Blast- Friday 20th October
Interschool Sport v Pascoe Vale (Home)- Friday 27th October
Interschool Sport v Pascoe Vale North (Home)-Friday 3rd November
Report Writing Day (Pupil Free Day)- Monday 6th November
Melbourne Cup Day (Public Holiday)- Monday 7th November
Interschool Sport v Coburg West (Away) – Friday 10th November
5/6 Swimming- Friday 24th November, 1st, 8th and 15th December
Statewide Grade 6 Secondary Transition Day- Tuesday 12th December
Grade 6 Graduation – Wednesday 20th December
Grade 6 Graduation Excursion- Thursday 21st December
Last Day of Term (1.30pm finish) – Friday 22nd December