Year 5/6


Welcome to Term 2 in 5/6C and 5/6H!

 

Wow, last term was so productive and full of experiences! The special Leadership program run by Mrs Van Lambaart really motivated and enabled our 6’s to step up as strong positive role models for the rest of the school. We went sports sports sports mad with the 5’s experiencing 5/6 interschool sport for the first time (and making the NNG community proud with their fantastic behaviour and great sportsmanship conduct), our House Swimming Sports Carnival and the Lightning Premiership. We had the crafty History Box incursion and went to the Library via the train as a special reading excursion (some students had their very first train ride, final vote decided: trains are better than cars!)

 

Amazingly with all that happening, Term 1 seems to have flown by. Can you believe it is Term 2 already?

 

This term, our Inquiry unit has a Biological Science focus. We are learning about adaption and survival with two overall essential questions:

  • What different environments do plants and animals live in and what adaptations do they have that enable them to survive in these environments?
  • How might a change in environment impact living things?

 

This term we have also brought back the very popular lunchtime clubs:

 

Club

Monday

Football

Tuesday

Coding

Wednesday

Singing OR Gardening OR Football

Thursday

Chess

Friday

Indoor Sport

 

Quick homework reminder: Diaries are due every Thursday for 5/6H and either Monday or Thursday 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 are tracking student’s nights read carefully (20 minutes counts as 1 night) and are very excited to see that we already have some students above 75 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 diorama project when it gets sent out later this term, they are sure to be incredible creations if the family tree project from last term is anything to go by!

 

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.

 

Open Learning started back up in Week 2, and it was 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 Mrs Cutler 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)

 

Relevant dates

Grade 6 Compost and Recycling Incursion – Thursday 2nd May


Interschool Sport (Home) vs Beaconsfield Upper – Friday 3rd May


Mother’s Day Morning Tea – Wednesday 8th May 9am-10am


Mother’s Day Class Visits – Wednesday 8th May 10am-11am


Mother’s Day Stall – Thursday 9th May


District Cross Country – Friday 10th May


NAPLAN Week – Begins Monday 13th May


Interschool Sport (Away) vs Officer – Friday 17th May


Education Week – Begins Monday 20th May


Grandparent’s Day – Tuesday 21st May


House Athletics Carnival – Wednesday 22nd May


Grade 6 Camp – Wednesday 29th May to Friday 31st May


Division Cross Country – Monday 3rd June


PAFA meal deal – Thursday 6th June


Interschool Sport (Home) vs Chairo – Friday 7th June


Queen’s Birthday – Monday 10th June


5/6 Healesville Sanctuary excursion with our Prep buddies – Thursday 13th June


District Lightning Premiership – Friday 14th June


Regional Cross Country – Thursday 20th June


Curriculum Day/ Parent Teacher Interviews – Tuesday 25th June


Last Day Term 2 – Friday 28th June

 

 

As you can see Term 2 looks to be just as full as Term 1 (please keep an eye out for any notices coming home and their due dates). As always if you have any further questions please feel free to contact your classroom teacher,

 

Ms Cutler, Ms Hope and Miss Greenaway