Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Grade 5/6 Term 3 Week 1 & 2

Grade 5/6 Term 3 Week 1 & 2


Parents are welcome to join us in the school hall for tea and coffee on Friday afternoon at 2.15pm to meet our new Principal Renée Kennedy.

We will have assembly in the hall following this at 3pm.  Renée is looking forward to meeting our parent community so we hope to see lots of you there!


Doors will be opened by 8.50am so parents and students can come in if they choose. When the bell rings at 8.55am, parents are asked to leave the corridor and classrooms to allow all students to come inside and prepare for learning time to begin. Students who are not in class when the 9am bell rings are late to school and must report straight to the office for a late pass.

Learning and Teaching

READING: Students have been exploring figurative language through independent and whole class activities. 

WRITING: This week, the students have created a 'how or why' question to be the basis of their explanation text. They will research their questions and follow the text structure to produce an explanation text.

MATHS: We have started a new unit on division this week. The students have completed a pre-unit assessment and will be exploring various concepts such as written and mental strategies, equivalent number sentences and problem solving.
We also encourage students to continue to practise their timestables at home every week.   

INQUIRY: Our new unit 'Location, location, location' has begun! Linking in with the Olympics, in groups the students have chosen a country to research throughout the term. They will be exploring geography, culture and Olympians to name a few. They are enthusiastic to get started!  

Project Rockit!
The students were so excited to see Caitlin and Ash from Project Rockit come back to Mentone Park Primary School for another engaging session.

Some of the concepts the students unpacked included:
- Everyone is worth so much more than a social label
- Everyone wears an invisible badge by making good choices when no one is looking
- Leadership is about making decisions that you're proud of
Your values make you who you are!

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