Welcome to Term 1 in 5M, 5/6C and 5/6K!
We are beginning this year (as we do each year) with our Bright Beginnings program. This is dedicated time which allows us to build our classroom expectations as a class, explore the school values together and spend time together as a community. The Grade 6’s are especially excited to begin their year with a special Leadership program run by Mrs Van Lambaart and to start their important role model duties through the Prep buddies program.
*See ‘relevant dates’ section for the Interschool Sports schedule.
This term, our Inquiry has a History focus. We are learning about the government, starting with a ‘History Box’ incursion in Week 3 to begin the exploration of the past. We will explore key figures and events that led to Federation and how our democratic society compares with other societies around the world.
Some of the key questions that we will be investigating are;
Be sure to keep an eye on all the wonderful work and learning our students are doing in the SeeSaw app. If you are yet to sign in to this app or require assistance, please see your child’s classroom teacher and they will be more than happy to assist. This is such a positive and engaging way to be a part of your child’s learning, with the opportunity to view photos of work, listen to learning reflections and provide written feedback to your child. We will also be activating the BLOG function of Seesaw within the first few weeks, please keep an eye out for the link and password. This is a fantastic way to get a glimpse into the class as a whole!
Starts back up in Week 5, and it will be fantastic to see parents come in to participate in this school-wide numeracy program. If you wish to come in and assist on Tuesday mornings 9am-10am, please let Mr Mason or Mr Marsland know (all you need is a working with children check, which is easily acquired – further detail found here: https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/individuals/applicants/how-to-apply)
Reminder: Diaries are due every Friday for 5M and 56K, and either Monday or Friday for 5/6C, with the expectation that students are reading at least 60 minutes every week (the diary is to be signed by a parent/guardian and state the book title and time spent reading). We will be tracking student’s nights read carefully (30 minutes counts as 1 night) and looking forward to seeing our students reach the first milestone of 25 nights read!
As a cohort, students will also receive individual homework projects throughout the term, relating to the work being done in the class. Keep an eye out for the Inquiry-based project when it gets sent out!
Wednesday, 5th of February: 3-6 House Swimming Sports Carnival
Friday, 7th of February: 5/6 Interschool sport
Tuesday, 11th of February: History Box Incursion
Thursday, 13th of February: Parent Teacher Interviews Meet and Greet 2pm onwards
Friday, 14th of February: 5/6 Interschool sport
Wednesday, 19th of February: District Swimming
Thursday, 20th of February: Year 6 Moran Photography Incursion
Friday, 21st of February: 5/6 Interschool sport
Friday, 6th of March: 5/6 Interschool sport
Monday, 9th of March: Labour Day
Tuesday, 10th of March: Curriculum Day
Wednesday, 11th of March: School photos (please have Grade 6’s in their Year 6 top)
Friday, 13th of March: 5/6 Lightning Prem
Thursday, 19th of March: Division Tennis
As always if you have any further questions please feel free to contact your classroom teacher,
Ms Cutler, Miss Greenaway, Mrs Kingston and Mr Mason