Year 5/6

Welcome to Term 1, 2019 in 5/6C and 5/6H!


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. 


This term, Inquiry has a History focus. We are learning about Australia as a Nation, starting with a ‘History Box’ incursion in Week 3 to begin our exploration of the past.

Some of the key questions that we will be investigating are;

  • Why and how did Australia become a nation?  Key figures and events including British and American influences on law and government
  • How did Australian society change throughout the twentieth century? Experiences of democracy and citizenship, including rights of Aborigines, migrants and women
  • Who were the people who came to Australia? Why did they come?  Groups of people who came to Australia, when and why they came-stories of migrants after WWII and reasons others came, including Asian countries
  • What does it mean to be an Australian citizen?


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 if there are any issues and they will be more than happy to assist. There will be a new QR code sent out for your child's new class in the upcoming weeks. 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.

Relevant dates

Friday, 8th of February: 5/6 Interschool sport (Away) vs Officer Primary School
- notice due 6.2.19

Monday, 11th of February: History Box Incursion

Wednesday, 13th of February: 3-6 House Swimming Sports Carnival

- notice due 7.2.19

Friday, 15th of February: 5/6 Interschool sport (Home) vs Chairo Christian School

Wednesday, 20th of February: District Swimming

Friday, 22nd of February: 5/6 Interschool sport (Home) vs Beaconsfield Upper Primary School

Friday, 1st of March: 5/6 Interschool sport (Away) vs Bridgewood Primary School

Friday, 8th of March: Curriculum Day

Monday, 11th of March: Labour Day

Monday, 18th of March: School photos (please have Grade 6’s in their Year 6 top)

Wednesday, 20th of March: School Captain Leadership Excursion

- more information to follow

Friday, 29th of March: Lightning Premiership

- more information to follow

As always if you have any further questions please feel free to contact your classroom teacher,


Ms Cutler, Ms Hope and Miss Greenaway