Year 5/6


Welcome to Term 4 in 5/6C and 5/6H!

 

Term 3 started with NAIDOC week and the ‘Aborigine for a Day’ incursion, experiences and discussions providing a glimpse into the Indigenous Australian culture both in the past and present day for all our students. The 5/6’s battled their stage fright/nerves and won, having an absolute blast tearing up the dance floor at the Disco. They then gave it their very best go at the 5/6 Hooptime basketball competition. It was so lovely to see all the fathers and other male role models at the Father’s Day breakfast, the students loved showing their dads around. Literacy and Numeracy week was absolutely crammed full of so many different activities, and as always was a great hit with the students. Book character dress up day is a highlight of the week and it was amazing to see all the inventive costumes! And it isn’t Term 3 without the Footy dress up day on the very last day.

 

Now, for our Grade 6’s at last, we are moving into their very last term at Nar Nar Goon Primary School and it is going to be an interesting 11 weeks for sure! There is a lot planned, along with special activities for the 6’s who are leaving and leadership preparation for the 5’s moving into Grade 6.

 

This term, our Inquiry unit has a Geography focus. We are learning about fires and floods with the overall essential questions:

  • How do people and environments influence one another?
  • How can the impact of bushfires or floods on people and places be reduced?

 

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 (30 minutes counts as 1 night) and are very excited to see that we already have some students above 125 nights read already!

As a cohort students will also receive individual homework projects throughout the term, relating to the work being done in the class.

 

Be sure to keep an eye on all the wonderful work and learning our students are doing in the SeeSaw app. 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. If you wish to get into contact with your classroom teacher, the Seesaw app also has the ability to send private messages directly to the teacher, if you need any assistance with this or anything else please ask.

 

Open Learning Will be continuing as normal, starting in Week 1, and it is still 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

Tuesday 22nd October – Whole school PITW at 3pm run by School/House Captains

Wednesday 23rd October – Walk to School Day 8:30am

Thursday 24th October to Friday 25th October – Grade 5 Camp

Thursday 31st October – Public Speaking Homework due

Tuesday 5th November – Melbourne Cup Holiday

Wednesday 12th November – School and House Captain speeches

Thursday 21st November – Wax Museum

Friday 22nd November – Curriculum Day (student free day)

Tuesday 3rd December – End Of Year Event 6pm

Wednesday 4th December – Helper’s morning tea 10:45am

Monday 9th – 13th December – Grade 6 Celebration Week

Tuesday 10th December – Grade 6 Graduation

Friday 13th December – Reports go home

Tuesday 17th December – Whole school PITW at 3pm run by School/House Captains

Friday 20th December – Last day of school (1:30pm finish)

 

As you can see Term 4 looks to be just as full as Term 3 (so 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