Year 5/6

 

back to classes

 

Sport Uniform

Sport uniform is Tuesdays and Thursdays with Friday optional

 

Please note this page holds cluster information for current term.

 

Week 1

Cluster Newsletter Term 3 Week 1

 

Dear Parents,

 

We hope that all families had a safe and enjoyable holiday break. As teachers, we personally appreciated the opportunity to slow down after a busy first semester. We are excited to begin Semester Two and look forward to working with students to help them grow as learners. We are thankful for the ongoing support of families and encourage parents to continue to support their children, particularly as we approach the Year 6 exhibition.

 

Students will be split into year groups, starting in week 7 as we begin our ‘Exhibition’ unit for Year 6 students. Mrs. Zadow will be joining Mr Napier during this time. Mrs. Hughes and Mr Gardner will be taking the Year 5 students.  Both year levels will be inquiring into the transdisciplinary theme, How we Express Ourselves.

 

 

Week 8 Learning

 

Unit of inquiry

Students have begun their new unit of inquiry Where We are in Place and Time. This unit will examine the way that people’s thinking can challenge and inspire us to bring about change. We have begun this week by exploring key historical figures and will move on to focus on the attributes of inspirational leaders next week as we undertake a series of case studies.

 

Maths

Students have begun a unit on fractions, decimals and percentages. Students have undertaken a pre-assessment and have started by inquiring into the origins and purpose of fractions.

 

English

This week we have started a novel study on the book ‘Wonder’. This aligns with our Who we Are unit.

 

Parent Engagement Update

POST – COVID: Now that restrictions are being lifted, we are able to plan with a little more certainty around our school events. The following has been decided for term 3.

Assembly / Worship: Parents are more than welcome to join us at these two corporate activities, from this Friday with worship. Please note that chairs will be placed around the back of the Worship Centre at a distance of 1.5m. apart.  These are not to be moved as adults are still required to practise physical distancing (as a school we are not expected to do this with the students). Families are able to sit closer but it is expected that this protocol be adhered to otherwise we will not be able to welcome parents to these two events. Please note that 5/6N will lead assembly this Friday and 5/6G will lead next Friday.

Volunteers: Volunteers are welcome into classes once again. Teachers will communicate with parents when volunteers are required for excursions.

Classroom access: Parents are welcome to be in classrooms once again. However, it is expected that you physically distance in these spaces. The classroom is not a space for parents to congregate and mix socially. The purpose for classroom access is to speak with the teacher and / or to spend time with your child. Please don’t place teachers in a situation where they may have to ask you to leave if these protocols are not being followed. Interestingly, many comments (from parents) have been received on how much more responsible students have become without parents being in classrooms. You are encouraged to maintain the practice of allowing your child/ren to unpack their bags themselves (and carry it in), get ready for the day and generally be responsible for the ‘beginning of day’ set up. Maybe even only go into the classroom two or three days a week (instead of five).

Please note that teachers are often busy setting up the classroom and getting organised in the morning and therefore, if you require a detailed conversation with your child’s teacher it is better to organise a meeting time after school.

 

  • Assembly (students only) – Classes sharing this week are 5/6N and 1/2C.
  • Combined worship (students only) – this Friday 24 July led by Year 5/6N and Friday 31 July led by Year 5/6G.
  • P & F Meeting – Monday 27 July at 7 pm in the staff admin building – all welcome. The meeting will take place as a ‘normal’ meeting adhering to physical distancing.
  • Principal Tour – Wednesday 5 August from 9.30-10.30am.
  • School Photos – Save the date – Tuesday 11 August. More information to follow in the iNewsletter.

 

Week 2

Cluster Newsletter Term 3 Week 1

 

Dear Parents,

 

Students will be split into year groups, starting in week 7 as we begin our ‘Exhibition’ unit for Year 6 students. Mrs. Zadow will be joining Mr Napier during this time. Mrs. Hughes and Mr Gardner will be taking the Year 5 students.  Both year levels will be inquiring into the transdisciplinary theme, How we Express Ourselves.

 

 

Week 2 Learning

 

Unit of inquiry

Students have begun their new unit of inquiry Where We are in Place and Time. This unit will examine the way that people’s thinking can challenge and inspire us to bring about change. Students have explored three case studies this week and will be comparing the character traits and approaches that were used by Martin Luther King Jr, Malala and Vincent Lingiari.

 

Maths

Students have begun a unit on fractions, decimals and percentages. Students have been exploring the uses of fractions and have begun solving problems using equivalent fractions. Next week we will transition to placing fractions on a number line.

 

English

This week we have continued our novel study on the book ‘Wonder’. This aligns with our Who we Are unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

As you receive your child’s semester progress report this week, please keep in mind that the report is only one of the ways in which we report student progress. The progress report meet’s the government requirement to report against subjects with an A-E grading against the year level achievement standard. We also report through Seesaw and this is where you will find ongoing reporting and evidence of what your child is able to do and the standard they have achieved.

 

From time to time, parents of students in blended classes have asked how we cater for and work with 2 year levels in one class and how can parents see this in action. Some of the ways in which this differentiation is explicit seen is in:

  • Jolly Grammar Spelling – each of our blended classes divides into year level groupings at the beginning of the week for the introduction of the spelling focus for the week. Each year level generally learns a different sound and letter combination although, from time to time, the sound for 2 year levels may be the same but more complex letter combinations to make that sound are introduced in the higher year level.
  • Jolly Grammar – a weekly grammar component is taught and learnt at each separate year level.
  • In Maths, many areas are covered at both year levels within a cluster. Yet, within an area such as ‘money’ students in different year levels learn and are assessed against year level standards. An example of this is that Year 5/6 work on ‘time’. The year 5s learn 12 and 24 hour time while the year 6s learn how to read and interpret timetables. These expectations are referred to in teachers comments about tasks in Seesaw.
  • Teachers construct checklists and rubrics that show specific year level expectations. Sometimes teachers use a rubric to plot where students begin their learning and then revisit the rubric to see how they have developed and learnt. Some of these rubrics are for teachers assessing purposes due to the ‘teacher jargon’ that is included. Others are shared with students so they understand their level of achievement so far and are able to set goals for improvement.
  • Seesaw comments made by teachers are important in understanding year level expectations. Students in different year levels will generally have different comments for what may be a similar task because each year level is being assessed against a different standard.
  • Please keep in mind that the Australian Curriculum expectations in the subjects of PE, health, the Arts, Japanese and technologies are across the year levels of  F-2, 3-4 and 5-6. Students work to and are assessed against one standard that covers the 2 or 3 years. This works well with blended classes

 

One final note is that our written report does not include the assessment of units of inquiry. This assessment is provided through Seesaw.

If you have any questions about your child’s report, I encourage you to discuss these things with your child’s teacher. If you have any questions about the assessment and reporting process in general, I am also happy to discuss this with you.

Yours sincerely,

Jayne Zadow

 

Week 3

Cluster Newsletter Term 3 Week 3

 

Dear Parents,

 

Students will be split into year groups, starting in week 7 as we begin our ‘Exhibition’ unit for Year 6 students. Mrs. Zadow will be joining Mr Napier during this time. Mrs. Hughes and Mr Gardner will be taking the Year 5 students.  Both year levels will be inquiring into the transdisciplinary theme, How we Express Ourselves.

 

 

Week 3 Learning

 

Unit of inquiry

Students have continued their unit of inquiry Where We are in Place and Time. This unit is examining the ways that people’s thinking can challenge and inspire us to bring about change. Students have worked in groups to focus on one key change maker from history and will share their findings with the cluster.

 

Maths

Students have continued their unit on fractions, decimals and percentages. Students have been focussed on placing fractions on a number line.

 

English

This week we have continued our novel study on the book ‘Wonder’. This aligns with our Who we Are unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

School photos: Unfortunately the distribution of envelopes for school photos occurred a lot later than we had hoped. These were distributed Tuesday of this week. Could you please return these asap. To clarify the wearing of uniform for photos.

    • Yr 2 – yr 6 students: Uniform as written in the Uniform handbook. Preferably we would like all shirts to be long sleeved. There will be no ties, jumpers, jackets etc. worn in the photos.

The photographers are very good in balancing all photos, taking into account this final year of our transition with the uniform.

 

Reports: All reports were sent home on Friday.

    • Teachers are more than willing to discuss the report with you, if you need clarification or wish to explore parts of the report. Please make an appointment directly with the teacher.
    • It is noted that there were some quite high absences during the first semester. Students were marked as absent if parents chose to keep students at home during the uncertainty of COVID prior to Easter. Once we had online learning students were marked as present if they were at school or logged in, in the morning class time. If you are concerned about the record of absences which are recorded please contact us.

 

Illness: One of the clear directions we have received in regards to being COVID aware / safe is to stay home if feeling unwell. While we had great compliance with this last term, we are noticing that some students are coming to school with symptoms of runny nose / headache. If a student presents to the office or the classroom with such symptoms you will be asked to collect them.

  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6H and FW.
  • Combined worship – this Friday 7 August led by Year 3/4M and Friday 14 August led by Joel Schiller.
  • School Photos – Save the date – Tuesday 11 August. More information can be found in the iNewsletter.
  • Date Night – Friday 28 August. Date night is for you to enjoy some ‘child-free’ time while your children are supervised by GGOSH staff. Children will be fed pizza, watch a movie and have a snack. The cost is $5 per family and payment can be made via the QKR! app. Please make sure that you fill out the form on Qkr! to include all children’s names and an emergency contact name and number for catering and staffing purposes. Please note, only children over 3 years of age and out of nappies can be catered for at GGOSH.  If your children are already in GGOSH after school, please speak to staff about giving your permission to sign them out of GGOSH and into Date Night. We will advise you of the movie when it has been decided.
  • Father’s Day Stall: Thursday 3 September – is held so that students can select a gift/s for their dad/important male figure for Father’s Day. Gifts are $5 each and parents can purchase a ticket for these items via the Qkr! App. Up to six gifts can be purchased by each student. Purchasing closes on 31 August at 5 pm.
  • Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast: we welcome all our community to join us on Wednesday 26 August from 8-8.30 am. Our P & F will be providing muffins and there will be coffee available to purchase from café connect.
  • GGLC Playgroup returns on 12 August from 9.30-11 am. There is music, story, craft and playtime. The cost is $3 per child, $6 for two or more. Please bring your own snack. For more details, please email office@gglc.org.au

 

 

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 1

Week 2
Monday 27 July – P & F Meeting 7pm in the Staff Admin Building
Monday 27 July – Endeavour College Senior Years Course Information Night

Week 3
Wednesday 5 August – Principal Tour 9:30-10:30 am

Week 4
Tuesday 11 August – School Photo’s
Friday 14 August – Connected Schools Worship at Endeavour College 10:00 am – Year 4-6

Week 5
National Science Week
Monday 17 August to Wednesday 19 August – Year 3/4 Camp to Mylor Adventure Camp
Thursday 20 August – Year 1/2 excursion to Monarto Zoo
Thursday 20 August – Year 2 sleepover at Monarto Zoo (returning to school Friday afternoon – 21 August)

Week 6
Tuesday 25 August – Book week dress-up day and parade
Wednesday 26 August – MOT Breakfast at 8:00-8:30 pm
Thursday 27 August – Book week read around

Week 7
Monday 31 August – P & F Meeting 7:00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Wednesday 2 September – Year 3/4 Celebration of Learning
Friday 4 September – Pupil Free Day (Show day)

Week 8
Friday 11 September – Special Persons Afternoon at 1 pm

Week 9
Thursday 17 September – Endeavour College Year 10-12 Drama Evening

Week 10
Friday 25 September – Sports Day

Week 4

Cluster Newsletter Term 3 Week 4

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Students will be split into year groups, starting in week 7 as we begin our ‘Exhibition’ unit for Year 6 students. Mrs. Zadow will be joining Mr Napier during this time. Mrs. Hughes and Mr Gardner will be taking the Year 5 students.  Both year levels will be inquiring into the transdisciplinary theme, How we Express Ourselves.

 

 

Week 4 Learning

 

Unit of inquiry

Students have continued their unit of inquiry Where We are in Place and Time. This unit is examining the ways that people’s thinking can challenge and inspire us to bring about change. Students have begun working on their summative task, the task is broken into two parts, an oral presentation (due Monday Week 6) and a written counter perspective (due Friday Week 5). The required information for this task is attached to this email.

 

Maths

Students have continued their unit on fractions, decimals and percentages. Students have focussed on adding and subtracting fractions with like or related denominators.

 

English

This week we have continued our novel study on the book ‘Wonder’. This aligns with our Who we Are unit.

 

 

 

  • Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 3/4S and 5/6H.
  • Combined worship – this Friday 14 August led by Joel Schiller and Friday 21 August led by Pastor Greg.
  • Date Night – Friday 28 August. Date night is for you to enjoy some ‘child-free’ time while your children are supervised by GGOSH staff. Children will be fed pizza, watch a movie and have a snack. The cost is $5 per family and payment can be made via the QKR! app. Please make sure that you fill out the form on Qkr! to include all children’s names and an emergency contact name and number for catering and staffing purposes. Please note, only children over 3 years of age and out of nappies can be catered for at GGOSH.  If your children are already in GGOSH after school, please speak to staff about giving your permission to sign them out of GGOSH and into Date Night. We will advise you of the movie when it has been decided.
  • Father’s Day Stall: Thursday 3 September – is held so that students can select a gift/s for their dad/important male figure for Father’s Day. Gifts are $5 each and parents can purchase a ticket for these items via the Qkr! App. Up to six gifts can be purchased by each student. Purchasing closes on 31 August at 5 pm.
  • Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast: we welcome all our community to join us on Wednesday 26 August from 8-8.30 am. Our P & F will be providing muffins and there will be coffee available to purchase from café connect.
  • GGLC Playgroup returned on 12 August from 9.30-11 am. There is music, story, craft and playtime. The cost is $3 per child, $6 for two or more. Please bring your own snack. For more details, please email office@gglc.org.au

 

 

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 5
National Science Week
Monday 17 August to Wednesday 19 August – Year 3/4 Camp to Mylor Adventure Camp
Thursday 20 August – Year 1/2 excursion to Monarto Zoo
Thursday 20 August – Year 2 sleepover at Monarto Zoo (returning to school Friday afternoon – 21 August)

Week 6
Book Week
Tuesday 25 August – Book week dress-up day and parade
Wednesday 26 August – MOT Breakfast at 8:00-8:30 pm
Thursday 27 August – Book week read around

Week 7
Monday 31 August – P & F Meeting 7:00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Wednesday 2 September – Year 3/4 Celebration of Learning
Friday 4 September – Pupil Free Day

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10
Friday 25 September – Sports Day 9.00 am – 1.30 pm

 

Week 5

Cluster Newsletter Term 3 Week 5

 

Dear Parents,

 

Students will be split into year groups, starting in week 7 as we begin our ‘Exhibition’ unit for Year 6 students. Mrs. Zadow will be joining Mr Napier during this time. Mrs. Hughes and Mr Gardner will be taking the Year 5 students.  Both year levels will be inquiring into the transdisciplinary theme, How we Express Ourselves.

 

Week 5 Learning

 

Unit of inquiry

Students have continued their unit of inquiry Where We are in Place and Time. This unit is examining the ways that people’s thinking can challenge and inspire us to bring about change. Students have begun working on their summative task, the task is broken into two parts, an oral presentation (due Tuesday/Wednesday Week 6) and a written counter perspective (due Friday Week 5). The required information for this task is attached to this email.

 

Maths

Students have continued their unit on fractions, decimals and percentages. Students have focussed on adding and subtracting fractions with like or related denominators. Students will move into applying their knowledge of fractions to everyday life.

 

English

This week we have continued our novel study on the book ‘Wonder’. This aligns with our Who we Are unit.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Assembly – Instrumental students sharing this week.
  • Worship – this Friday 21 August led by Pastor Greg and Friday 28 August led by Year 1/2D.
  • Date Night – Friday 28 August. Date night is for you to enjoy some ‘child-free’ time while your children are supervised by GGOSH staff. Children will be fed pizza, watch a movie and have a snack. The cost is $5 per family and payment can be made via the QKR! app. Please make sure that you fill out the form on Qkr! to include all children’s names and an emergency contact name and number for catering and staffing purposes. Please note, only children over 3 years of age and out of nappies can be catered for at GGOSH.  If your children are already in GGOSH after school, please speak to staff about giving your permission to sign them out of GGOSH and into Date Night. We will advise you of the movie when it has been decided.
  • Father’s Day Stall: Thursday 3 September – is held so that students can select a gift/s for their dad/important male figure for Father’s Day. Gifts are $5 each and parents can purchase a ticket for these items via the Qkr! App. Up to six gifts can be purchased by each student. Purchasing closes on 31 August at 5 pm.
  • Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast: we welcome all our community to join us on Wednesday 26 August from 8-8.30 am. Our P & F will be providing muffins and there will be coffee available to purchase from café connect.
  • GGLC Playgroup returned on 12 August from 9.30-11 am. There is music, story, craft and playtime. The cost is $3 per child, $6 for two or more. Please bring your own snack. For more details, please email office@gglc.org.au

 

 

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 6
Book Week
Tuesday 25 August – Book week dress-up day and parade
Wednesday 26 August – MOT Breakfast at 8:00-8:30 pm
Thursday 27 August – Book week read around

Week 7
Monday 31 August – P & F Meeting 7:00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Wednesday 2 September – Year 3/4 Celebration of Learning
Friday 4 September – Pupil Free Day

Week 8

Week 9
Thursday 17 September – Endeavour College Year 10-12 Drama Evening

Week 10
Friday 25 September – Sports Day

Week 6

Cluster Newsletter Term 3 Week 6

 

Dear Parents,

 

Students will be split into year groups, starting in week 7 as we begin our ‘Exhibition’ unit for Year 6 students. Mrs. Zadow will be joining Mr Napier during this time. Mrs. Hughes and Mr Gardner will be taking the Year 5 students.  Both year levels will be inquiring into the transdisciplinary theme, How we Express Ourselves.

 

Week 6 Learning

 

Unit of inquiry

Students have continued their unit of inquiry Where We are in Place and Time. This unit is examining the ways that people’s thinking can challenge and inspire us to bring about change. Students have finished their summative task. We will be adding these to SeeSaw shortly so please watch their presentation with them and reflect with your child.

 

We will be starting our new units next week as the year 6’s start their exhibition unit.

 

Maths

Students have continued their unit on fractions, decimals and percentages. Students have started looking at decimals and how to convert fractions to decimals. Students will move into applying their knowledge of fractions to everyday life.

 

English

This week we have continued our novel study on the book ‘Wonder’. This aligns with our Who we Are unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Assembly: classes sharing this week are 3/4S and FH.
  • Worship: this Friday 28 August led by Mrs Zadow and Friday 4 September is a pupil free day.
  • Date Night: Friday 28 August. Date night is for you to enjoy some ‘child-free’ time while your children are supervised by GGOSH staff. Children will be fed pizza, watch a movie and have a snack. The cost is $5 per family and payment can be made via the QKR! app. Please make sure that you fill out the form on Qkr! to include all children’s names and an emergency contact name and number for catering and staffing purposes. Please note, only children over 3 years of age and out of nappies can be catered for at GGOSH.  If your children are already in GGOSH after school, please speak to staff about giving your permission to sign them out of GGOSH and into Date Night. We will advise you of the movie when it has been decided.
  • School Survey: Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School has engaged the assistance of Wayne Gehling, a Marketing Consultant to assist us in reviewing our School Marketing Plan. To commence this School Marketing Plan process for GGLPS, surveys are being conducted which will provide helpful data from various segments within our school community. As a current family of GGLPS, Wayne would highly value your thoughts and opinions. By now, all school families should have received an email with a link to the survey. Please take the time to provide us with your feedback so that we can improve on our strengths and weaknesses. If you have not received this email, please email Tanya Wilson.
  • Father’s Day Stall: Thursday 3 September – is held so that students can select a gift/s for their dad/important male figure for Father’s Day. Gifts are $5 each and parents can purchase a ticket for these items via the Qkr! App. Up to six gifts can be purchased by each student. Purchasing closes on 31 August at 5 pm.
  • October Vac Care: bookings are now open and can be accessed through our website. The program is available on our website. Bookings close 18 September at 5 pm.
  • GGLC Playgroup: returned on 12 August from 9.30-11 am. There is music, story, craft and playtime. The cost is $3 per child, $6 for two or more. Please bring your own snack. For more details, please email office@gglc.org.au
  • Sports Day Essentials: offer parents and caregivers free shipping by ordering sports day items which also benefit our school. For more information, head over to the sports day essentials fundraiser page on our website.

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 7
Monday 31 August – P & F Meeting 7:00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Wednesday 2 September – Year 3/4 Celebration of Learning
Friday 4 September – Pupil Free Day

Week 8

Week 9
Thursday 17 September – Endeavour College Year 10-12 Drama Evening

Week 10
Friday 25 September – Sports Day

Week 7

Cluster Newsletter Term 3 Week 7

 

Dear Parents,

 

The students have settled well into their first week of the new routine. Next week has predicted warmer weather so please ensure your child has a hat for school. We will also allow summer uniform to be worn on the hot days next week.

 

Week 7 Learning

 

Unit of inquiry

Year 5

Students have started their new unit How we express ourselves. We have unpacked the central idea and looked at the concepts for the unit. We have started to explore ways that students express themselves through visual arts.

 

Year 6

Students have begun their exhibition unit How we express ourselves. This week students have explored the essential elements of the PYP.

 

 

Maths

Students have continued their unit on fractions, decimals and percentages. Students have started looking at decimals and how to convert fractions to decimals. Students will move into applying their knowledge of fractions and decimals when creating a budget.

 

English

This week we have continued our novel study on the book ‘Wonder’. This aligns with our Who we Are unit.

 

 

  • GGLC Playgroup: runs from 9.30-11 am. There is music, story, craft and playtime. The cost is $3 per child, $6 for two or more. Please bring your own snack. For more details, please email office@gglc.org.au
  • Sports Day Essentials: are offering parents and caregivers free shipping by ordering sports day items which also benefit our school. For more information, head over to the sports day essentials fundraiser page on our website.
  • Sports Day Stall: due to COVID there will be no P & F stall this year. Please pack recess and lunch for your child/ren. Café Connect will be open for orders.

 

 

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 8

Week 9
Thursday 17 September – Endeavour College Year 10-12 Drama Evening

Week 10
Friday 25 September – Sports Day

 

 

 

 

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