Year 5/6


TERM 1 2023

Welcome back to school for 2023! We hope everyone has had a wonderful and relaxing break.

This term we will begin with one of our Wellbeing programs, Bright Beginnings. This is aimed at setting up positive classroom environments and creating a friendly culture for the year ahead. We will be discussing and covering topics around expectations, school values, community and teamwork.


Reading - This term we will be reading ‘Boy Overboard’ as our cohort novel. Our focus will centre on vocabulary, cause and effect, critiquing and analysing, with the goal being to deepen our thinking and carefully analyse texts. Students will be setting a reading goal for the term and reflecting on their goal fortnightly.

Our Numeracy focus this term will be on Place Value, Units of Measurement and Chance. We will begin the term with hands on Place Value activities.

Writing will have a strong focus on narratives and persuasive pieces. As always, our VOICES program provides students with essential writing skills and we will be looking into each of these traits throughout the term. Sound Waves remains a core focus for spelling and expanding students’ vocabulary.

Our Inquiry focus this term is History. Students will be exploring ‘Australia as a Nation’.

In Digital Technologies, we will look at Cyber Safety and the credibility of online content.

Homework – Your child will be expected to read for a minimum of one hour each week during the school term. Their reading must be written in their diary and must be signed by a parent/guardian. Your child will receive one reading night per 30 minutes of reading. If they aim to receive 7 reading nights, then this would calculate to 3 hours and 30 minutes of reading for the week. Holiday and weekend reading will be included. Diaries will be due on a Thursday.

Other homework will be sent home at times throughout the year and we will notify you on Seesaw when this is happening.

Things happening this term (In no particular order):

History Box Incursion  Swimming  Lightning Premiership
School Photos Cross Country Easter Raffle
Talk About It program NAPLAN Curriculum Day
Whole School Welcome Night Labour Day Public Holiday  


Kind Regards,
5/6 Team
Mr. Marsland and Mrs. Kingston