Year 5/6

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Sport uniform is Tuesdays and Thursdays with Friday optional for Golden Time

Week 1

5/6 Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 1

Welcome to term 2! We are continuing to work on our inquiry unit about how people’s ideas and actions can cause a change in thinking. Students have mixed classes to focus on a case study which they will present to each other at the end of this week. This small group activity will prepare them for an individual summative task, starting next week.

In Maths, we are focusing on time and timelines, to help students to make connections when reading biographies of inspirational people. We are also revisiting the skill of telling the time, using analogue, digital and 24 hour time.

Premier’s Reading challenge – Please continue to encourage your child to read and record the books on their sheet.

 

Mother’s Day Stall – May 11 – For more information click here and to register click here

 

Ultimate School Disco – For more information click here and to register click here

 

CC’s Family Movie Night – For more information click here and to register click here 

 

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by ChildSafe volunteers of GGLC and is open to all within our church, school and wider community.  Playgroup begins at 9:30am with mainly music, followed by a fruit snack and playtime.  Gold coin donation.

 

Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

Week 1
Monday April 30 – First day school for term 2
Wednesday May 2 – Friday May 4 Year 4 camp at Aldinga

Week 2
Monday May 7 P & F meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
Tuesday May 8 Excursion 2/3W to Woolworths and Golden Grove Recreation Park (11:00am-12:45pm)
Thursday May 10 Excursion 2/3P to Woolworths and Golden Grove Recreation Park (11:00am-12:45pm)
Sunday May 13 Mother’s Day

Week 3
Monday May 14 Foundation Classes at Golden Fields Playground from 11:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday May 15 – Friday May 18 NAPLAN
Tuesday May 15 Excursion 2/3SP to Woolworths and Golden Grove Recreation Park (11:00am-12:45pm)
Wednesday May 16 Principal’s Tour at 9:00am
Friday May 18 National Walk Safely to School Day

Week 4
Tuesday May 22 year 4-6 Christian Studies Worship at Endeavour College 10:00am
Wednesday May 23 National Simultaneous Storytime – Hickory Dickory Dash at 11am
Friday May 25 Children of Christ Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm

Week 5
Book Fair Week
Monday May 28 Connected Schools Enrichment Program at GGLPS
Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Friday May 31 Foundation celebration of learning

Week 6
Monday Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th ( in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
School photos

Week 9
Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

 

Week 2

 

5/6 Cluster Newsletter – Week 2

 

Week 2 has proven to be a busy, yet productive week. Students have been given their summative task for our current unit. The students have been asked to present an oral presentation focusing on a person of inspiration who has brought about change in thinking, and significantly changed the course of history because of the impact this action had on society. Year 6s will be presenting at the end of next week, and the following week for grade 5s. Please talk to your students about this task and support them in their research and presentation. They will be given class rime to work on this task, and do not need to be spending extended periods of time on this at home.

In Maths, students have been continuing to work with timelines, and telling the time. At this grade level, students should be able to tell the time reading an analogue clock using words, like past and to, in digital form, and be able to convert digital time to 24-hour time.

In English, students are continuing to study the narrative genre. They are focusing on structure, language features and strategies to be creative in developing characters, settings and plots. They are also developing their research skills – reading comprehension and analysing what they are reading to highlight the key points to present in an oral mode.

 

 

 

  • Introducing QKR – Qkr (pronounced ‘quicker’) is available now to download from the APP Store or Google Play.  QKR is an APP designed to let you order and pay for a variety of school items securely and will include canteen orders (coming soon) and other items.  This alleviates the need to bring correct cash to school and allows you to order at a time and place that suits you.  With QKR, you’ll receive your receipts on the app and have the option to receive them via email.  It’s quick and easy, and once set up takes a short amount of time to make purchase at the click of a button.  Links are provided on the website to help you get started.

 

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by ChildSafe volunteers of GGLC and is open to all within our church, school and wider community.  Playgroup begins at 9:30am with mainly music, followed by a fruit snack and playtime.  Gold coin donation.

 

  • Messenger app

It is our belief as a school that iPad devices are for educational purposes and to enhance learning. Messenger can be used to purposefully communicate between students at home to collaborate on tasks. We have discouraged students from using Messenger as a social chat forum where the conversation is not purposeful and can lead to speaking about others or the exclusion of others from the group. We ask that parents continue to monitor their children’s apps as part of their cyber safety action plan.

 

 

 

Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

Week 3
Monday May 14 Foundation Classes at Golden Fields Playground from 11:30am-1:30pm
Tuesday May 15 – Friday May 18 NAPLAN
Tuesday May 15 Excursion 2/3SP to Woolworths and Golden Grove Recreation Park (11:00am-12:45pm)
Wednesday May 16 Principal’s Tour at 9:00am
Friday May 18 National Walk Safely to School Day

Week 4
Tuesday May 22 year 4-6 Christian Studies Worship at Endeavour College 10:00am
Wednesday May 23 National Simultaneous Storytime – Hickory Dickory Dash at 11am
Friday May 25 Children of Christ Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm

Week 5
Book Fair Week (This is not Book Week)
Monday May 28 Connected Schools Enrichment Program at GGLPS
Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Friday May 31 Foundation celebration of learning

Week 6
Monday Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th ( in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
School photos

Week 9
Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

 

 

Week 3

Cluster Newsletter Term 2, Week 3

Unit of Inquiry: We are heading into the last week of this unit. Students will be given extra time, after such a busy week, to present their oral presentation about a person of inspiration who has changed the course of history. Students are expected to submit their question sheet, evidence of research in the format of their choice and a timeline highlighting the events and actions of others, relating to their particular issue. This timeline aims to show students understanding of the context of time, and how particular actions inspire others to promote change. Oral presentations will be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Students have a copy of the rubric which will be used for assessment. Students were included in this writing process.

NAPLAN: Year 5 students have done an amazing job this week, sitting the 4 NAPLAN tests. They have remained positive and have applied themselves to do the best that they can. Well done!

Basketball clinics will be held over the next 2 Fridays. These coaching clinics will be run by the North Adelaide Rockets Basketball Club. Students will need to wear their sports uniform on these days.

School Uniform: Please note that there is a letter attached concerning the school uniform. Thanks.

 

  • Ultimate School Disco – This Friday night.  We are certainly looking forward to a great night!! Access to the disco will be through the GGOSH gate entrance and then in through the ‘Fellowship Centre’.  GGOSH users please note that you will need to sign your children out of GGOSH and then sign in for the disco (GGOSH staff will not be able to do that for you).

 

  • NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORY TIME – This will take place in the Worship Centre on Wednesday 23rd May straight after recess.  The book this year is called “Hickory Dickory Dash” by Tony Wilson.

 

 

  • BOOK FAIR – Our annual book fair is on again this month.  Brochures are going home this Thursday (17th May).  The fair will be open for sales from Tuesday 29th May through to Monday 4th June.

 

  • SAVE THE DATE – 11th August –  P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

 

  • Introducing Qkr! – Qkr! (pronounced ‘quicker’) is available now to download from the APP Store or Google Play.  QKR is an APP designed to let you order and pay for canteen orders and other items in the near future.  This alleviates the need to bring correct cash to school and allows you to order at a time and place that suits you.  With Qkr!, you’ll receive your receipts on the app and have the option to receive them via email.  It’s quick and easy, and once set up takes a short amount of time to make purchase at the click of a button.  Links are provided on the website to help you get started, together with frequently asked questions and tips.

 

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by ChildSafe volunteers of GGLC and is open to all within our church, school and wider community.  Playgroup begins at 9:30am with mainly music, followed by a fruit snack and playtime.  Gold coin donation.

 

Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

Week 3
Wednesday May 16 Principal’s Tour at 9:00am
Thursday May 17 Foundation Classes at Golden Fields Playground from 11:30am-1:30pm
Friday May 18 National Walk Safely to School Day
Friday May 18 P & F Disco

Week 4
Wednesday May 23 National Simultaneous Storytime – Hickory Dickory Dash at 11am
Thursday May 24 year 1 excursion 9:00am-2:30pm Uleybury
Friday May 25 CC’s Family Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm

Week 5
Monday May 28 Connected Schools Enrichment Program at GGLPS
Book Fair Week Tuesday May 29 – Monday June 4
Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Thursday May 31 Foundation celebration of learning

Week 6
Monday Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th ( in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm year 4
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm year 5 and year 6
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday
Tuesday Jun 12 Term 3 students first visit and orientation for parents
Thursday June 14 ICAS writing
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
Tuesday Jun 19 Term 3 students second visit

Week 9
Tuesday Jun 26 Term 3 students third visit
Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

 

 

 

 

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