Monday, 11 May 2015

Wednesday, 12th May 2015

Level 4 Term 2 Week 5


Learning and Teaching

Welcome to a busy and exciting Term 2. We have plenty of fun learning and extra curricular activities coming up that students are already looking forward to. 

In year 5/6 We Are Learning To....

READING: Our reading focus for the following week is Summarising.
We are looking to combine ideas from the text with what the reader already knows. The strategy also summarises ideas and put pieces together to see text in a different way.

WRITING: Understanding the structure and features of a procedural text. Students have been set a task of finding a recipe and following the procedure on how to make the recipe and present their findings to the class.

MATHS:We are studying Measurement, Geometry, Chance and Data as our units of focus. Emphasis will be placed on gathering and representing data.  
INQUIRY:Students and staff are excited to attend Scienceworks on 18th May to continue our investigations into how change occurs. We will be visiting the sound and light show as well as taking the opportunity to look at the general exhibition.

eLEARNING:We are investigating a range of software for publishing at present. We have looked at programs such as Tagxedo and will continue to explore other publishing tools such as Wordle. We are excited to be using the iPads to aid our learning.

Calendar Dates
  • 13/5 JMSS Little Scientists Workshop 3
  • 17/5 Whole School Working Bee 
  • 18/5 Super Science Excursion to Scienceworks
  • 19/5 Italian Day
  • 20/5 Maths Olympiad
  • 21/5 Jump Rope for Heart 
  • 22/5 District X Country
  • 25/5 Curriculum Day
  • 27/5 JMSS Little Scientists Workshop 4 
  • 28/5 St Kilda Football Club In Visit 2pm
  • 8/6 Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
  • 16/6 Marine Ambassador Workshop 3
  • 22/6 Reports go home
  • 24/6 Student led Conferences
  • 26/6 Last day of Term 2 - early finish 2:30pm

Current notices


We will continue to use Edmodo to communicate with students and parents. We encourage you to access Edmodo, using your parent code, to stay up to date with Year 5 and 6 communication including homework, newsletters, reminders and important announcements. Please check on both your IPad or a PC if some of the files are not downloading properly.

Jump Rope for Heart 
Please continue to collect sponsors, ready for Jump Off on the 21st of May.


Interschool Sport
Our Winter Interschool Sport Competition is going well with all teams showing good sportsmanship. The next team we play is St Brigid's followed by a week off due the District Cross Country. Parents are welcome to come along an watch your child participate in their chosen sport.

Making News

The students represented our school at the 'Big Green Schools' conference at Carrum Primary School. They learnt about Carrum Primary becoming a 5 Star sustainability school. Our students have now brainstormed a range of ideas that we can look at for MPPS.

Passionate Pursuits:
Students are well into their passionate pursuits. These sessions are on Friday afternoons and allow the students to take part in an activity that teachers have an interest in. Some of the pursuits are chess club, yoga, chook shed, pull apart zone, walking club, singing and guitar hero, construction and yarn club.