Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Grade 5/6 Term 4 Week 3 & 4

Grade 5/6 Term 4 Week 3 & 4


Learning and Teaching 
READING: During our guided reading sessions, the students have been using their inferential skills to make meaning of silent short films. They have thoroughly enjoyed the discussions 

WRITING: We have started writing newspaper reports during the Big Write sessions. Students have had the choice to write either fictional or non-fictional reports and have begun to publish these for our class newspaper.  

MATHS: Students have continued working on their Time Priority Standards and 'I can...' statements at their own pace.

Students have been learning about Australian history from the 40's- 60's over the past two weeks. The 'My Place' episodes have sparked interesting conversations about post-war migration.

 Bike Ed... All checked and ready to go!

Time for Maths!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Grade 5/6 Term 4 Week 1 & 2

Grade 5/6 Term 4 Week 1 & 2



Welcome back to an exciting and busy term 4!
Bike Ed starts next week so please ensure the permission form and bike checklist are signed and returned. Students are required to bring a bike every Friday for the duration of the Bike Ed Program.

Learning and Teaching 
READING: The students have been using the library to gather their favourite books for our class collection. We have been exploring various reading strategies through our whole class novel and also during daily individual reading time. 

WRITING: Many students wrote captivating narratives during 'Big Write' this week. The prompt encouraged students to use their imagination and apply their knowledge of descriptive language to set the scene. They edited their writing pieces using the VCOP program.

MATHS: We have started a new unit on time this week. The students have completed a pre-unit assessment and will be exploring various concepts such as converting 12 hour to 24 hour time, worded problem solving, understanding timetables and revising digital and analogue time. 

INQUIRY: This week the students celebrated and presented their Inquiry projects from Term 3. We were very impressed with how the groups collected their information, collaborated with their groups and presented their research using ICT. During the presentations, students wandered around to each group and discovered new facts about each country. 
We have introduced our new Inquiry unit which is all about Australian History. Students will be learning about post-war migration in Australia and using their own family history to make personal links to the topic.
We are planning an excursion to further explore the concepts of our Inquiry unit. 

Sadly, one of our students had his bike stolen after hours from the bike shed at the end of last term. The Brand of the Bike is GT and model is Aggressor. It is coloured black with red and silver detail. It had a numberplate on the back that said 'jimmie' and a BBB light on the front. If you see, or believe you have seen this bike around, please inform the school office and/or local police.  Model of bike pictured below. Thank you. 

Photos from our Inquiry Celebration