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 2 Week 1

Home Inquiry Box
This week, students are encouraged to participate into the following at home.
Read for 10 minutes. Reading is to be recorded in their diary.
Inquiry- Our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit is focussing on the ways that external forces impact living things. Students have researched into the impact that humans have on biomes. Next week, students will begin their summative task where they will take the role of settling in an uninhabited biome. Students will be challenged to find ways to create and sustain life within their chosen biome.
Maths- Students have been working on grid referencing throughout this week. Starting next week, students will begin an inquiry into data and will be connecting data collection and displays within our summative for Sharing the Planet.
Writing- This week, students have begun to explore information reports, focussing on using factual evidence and research. They have written a practice report on an animal and will be creating their summative report in Week 2.


Welcome back to term 2!! It was so lovely to see so many faces in week one, eager to get back into learning and enjoying time to catch up with friends. Students enjoyed sharing stories about their leaning at home time and the positives and negatives that came with it. We commend them for the amazing job they did continuing their learning at home and we welcome more faces back in week 2.

 

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

Nature play

Please bring gumboots for your child to play in the nature play (if they would like to do this).

 

Assembly/Chapel

No assembly or chapel until further notice.

 

 

Home Learning

 

To support those families continuing to self-isolate, we are providing home learning activities, similar to the end of Term 1, to support your child’s ongoing learning from home. Resources will still be uploaded to Microsoft Teams, to assist students as they follow the weekly overview.

Week 2

Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 2

Home Inquiry:
Read for 10 minutes. Reading is to be recorded in their diary.

Home inquiry: Go for a walk around your area with your family and discuss what biome your house is found in.

Maths: Practise times tables.


Week 2 Learning

 

We have been enjoying a little rain and sunshine and the students have been eager to get back into their work this week. It has been so wonderful to have our students back and we certainly love our jobs and seeing our students’ faces again. We have enjoyed getting straight into our summative task this week and the enthusiasm the students have shown has been wonderful, we cannot wait to see where it will lead us.

 

 

Inquiry– Our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit is focussed on biomes and the human impacts on them. We have been watching the documentary ‘Alone’ which has sent 10 people to Patagonia to see if they can survive. The students have been thoroughly enjoying watching the different techniques that the contestants have been doing to try to survive in their biome. We have started our summative task and students have been grouped and placed into their chosen biomes. They are given daily challenges to see if they can survive. So far we have looked at shelter and sourcing water. The students have been very involved and showing enthusiasm for the tasks each day. The Unit of Inquiry has certainly been the highlight to each day.

Maths – Students have been introduced to graphing and we have been looking at different graphs we used to interpret and represent data. Students have considered which graph is best for various types of data and have practised constructing their own graphs.

Writing– Students have begun writing their summative information report. Last week they completed their Animal Information Report and this week they will take on feedback given by each teacher and use this to edit their Animal Report for their summative piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

Nature play

Please bring gumboots for your child to play in the nature play (if they would like to do this).

 

Assembly/Chapel

No assembly or chapel until further notice.

 

 

  • No Assembly this week
  • No combined worship this week
  • Scholastic book orders – The virtual catalogue is open for orders until the 18th May. Please place your order/s on LOOP as per normal. The books will be sent to the school and distributed as usual.

 

Term 2 calendar 2020

Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

 

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters due to current circumstances.

 

Week 1

Week 2
Thursday 7th May and Friday 8th May – School dental visits (parents will be contacted by the dental service regarding this visit)
Friday 8th May – Class Carers Mother’s Day Stall 9:30am-10:30am

Week 3
Wednesday 13th May – Principal Tour 9:30am-10:30am

Week 3

Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 3

Home Inquiry:
Read for 10 minutes. Reading is to be recorded in their diary.

Home inquiry: Students can explain what they need to sustain life in a different biome around the world.

Maths: Practise times tables.


Week 3 Learning

 

Welcome to week 3. We are back into routines and the students have been working hard. Please remember diaries need to be filled out each night with what they have read, and students need to bring in their diaries on Friday to be checked by their teacher. We want students to get into the routine of using their diaries to help them organise themselves to know when tasks are due and for any last-minute notes.

 

 

Unit of inquiry

We have thoroughly been enjoying watching the students working in their biomes solving problems they have been issued with. I know many students have been even doing some research at home to help their group as they are excited about each challenge. Students have had to create shelter, find food and create traps, learn how to start fires, research what resources are found in their biomes and also what impacts humans have on the biome. We will be finishing this unit on Friday and we can’t wait to be able to see their journals and findings.

 

Maths

In week 2, the students have been working on their assessment task on graphing and interpreting data. We will be starting angles in week 3.

 

English

The students are finishing their assessment task on their information report. Next week we will be starting a new unit relating to our unit of inquiry and students will be looking at scientific reports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

  • No Assembly this week
  • No combined worship this week
  • Scholastic book orders – The virtual catalogue is open for orders until the 18th May. Please place your order/s on LOOP as per normal. The books will be sent to the school and distributed as usual.
  • Uniform shop – Due to the strong demand at the uniform shop at the moment you may like to email Verity arthur.verity@goldengrove.sa.edu.au or ring an order through. This order will be turned around in 24 hours.
  • Kiss’n’drop – Important information pertaining to kiss’n’drop protocols was placed in the iNewsletter. Please ensure you read and adhere to this.
  • Staff news – Ms McCusker is currently on leave for this term. She has been replaced for the term by Mr Craig Lieschke. Craig has been involved with Lutheran schools for many years and we are pleased to welcome him to the school.
  • MOT (Middle Of Term) lunch 26th May for students – there will be a sausage sizzle provided at lunch time for students only
  • Term 2 finish – Please note that Term 2 will finish on Friday 26th June (this is one week earlier than Department schools). In the week following the end of term 2, staff meet for the whole week for professional development activities; this is in lieu of randomly placed pupil free days throughout the year. Vac Care will run for three weeks.

 

Term 2 calendar 2020

Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

 

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters due to current circumstances.

 

Week 4
Friday 22nd May – School Disco (Foundation – Year 4) from 5pm – 9pm – cancelled

Week 5
Tuesday 26th May – MOT lunch (students only) – sausage sizzle
Wednesday 27th May – National Simultaneous Story Time

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4

Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 4

Home Inquiry:
Read for 10 minutes. Reading is to be recorded in their diary.

Home inquiry: Students need to talk to either a grandparent or great grandparent about how technology and science has changed in their lifetime.
Create a family top 10 Scientific and Technological advancements list for the last 200 years.

Maths: Find 5 different angles at home.


Week 5 Learning

 

Week 5 is almost here and the cold weather has set it. We will see the move into winter uniforms next month. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform. If there are any issues, please email your classroom teacher.

 

There has been a lot of excitement this week as we get stuck into our unit of inquiry. It has been a delight watching the students working together and creating a wonder wall about what they want to know more about.

 

Unit of inquiry

This week we have looked into the 3 different types of science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) by creating short science experiments. The students made lava lamps, ice-cream, coloured celery and worked out how to make a can stand on its side without it leaning on anything. We are now working on our scientific reports which will be due at the end of the week.

 

Maths

We continue to work with angles and using a protractor. We looked at angles on a straight line, vertically opposite angles, angles at a point and finding the unknown angles.

 

English

Students have chosen a science experiment that we created on Tuesday and are writing up their scientific report which is due Friday.

 

 

 

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

  • No Assembly this week
  • No combined worship this week
  • Term 2 finish – Please note that Term 2 will finish on Friday 26 June (this is one week earlier than Department schools). In the week following the end of term 2, staff meet for the whole week for professional development activities; this is in lieu of randomly placed pupil free days throughout the year. Vac Care will run for three weeks.

 

Term 2 calendar 2020

Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

 

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters due to current circumstances.

 

Week 6

Week 7
Monday 8 June – Public Holiday (Queen’s Birthday)
Wednesday 10 June – Term 3 Foundation Students Transition Visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5

Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 5

Home Inquiry:
Read for 10 minutes. Reading is to be recorded in their diary.

Home inquiry: We encourage students to talk to either a grandparent or great grandparent about how technology and science has changed in their lifetime.
Create a family top 10 Scientific and Technological advancements list for the last 200 years.
If you have any old technologies (eg. A typewriter), please send them in with your child so we can display them.

Maths: Find 5 different angles at home.


Week 5 Learning

 

Week 5 is almost here and the cold weather has set in. We will see the move into winter uniforms next month. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform. If there are any issues, please email your classroom teacher.

 

There has been a lot of excitement this week as we get stuck into our unit of inquiry. It has been a delight watching the students working together and creating a wonder wall about what they want to know more about.

 

Unit of inquiry

This week we have looked into the 3 different types of science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) by creating short science experiments. The students made lava lamps, ice-cream, coloured celery and worked out how to make a can stand on its side without it leaning on anything. We are now working on our scientific reports which will be due at the end of the week.

 

Maths

We continue to work with angles and using a protractor. We looked at angles on a straight line, vertically opposite angles, angles at a point formed by two lines joining and finding the unknown angles.

 

English

Students have chosen a science experiment that we created on Tuesday and are writing up their scientific report which is due this Friday.

 

 

 

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

  • No Assembly this week
  • No combined worship this week
  • Term 2 finish – Please note that Term 2 will finish on Friday 26 June (this is one week earlier than Department schools). In the week following the end of term 2, staff meet for the whole week for professional development activities; this is in lieu of randomly placed pupil free days throughout the year. Vac Care will run for three weeks.

 

Term 2 calendar 2020

Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

 

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters due to current circumstances.

 

Week 6

Week 7
Monday 8 June – Public Holiday (Queen’s Birthday)
Wednesday 10 June – Term 3 Foundation Students Transition Visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6

Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 6

Home Inquiry:
Read for 10 minutes. Reading is to be recorded in their diary.

Home inquiry: We encourage students to talk to either a grandparent or great grandparent about how technology and science has changed in their lifetime. We will be sending home questions, written by students for them to answer.
If you have any old technologies (eg. A typewriter), please send them in with your child so we can display them.

Maths: Students can complete any angles tasks set by teachers on Studyladder.


Please ensure students are wearing correct winter uniform. If there are any issues, or students need to wear PE uniform, please ensure you email your classroom teacher.

 

Week 6 Learning

 

Unit of inquiry

This week we have been coming up with good quality inquiry questions, based around our concepts of change and responsibility. Students have started to do some independent inquiry of these questions. Students will be writing questions for someone over 70 to discuss the changes that have occurred over time.

 

Maths

We continue to work with angles and using a protractor. Students are designing a track for a Sphero robot to follow, using their knowledge of coding and angles.

 

English

Students are using their procedural skills to develop code for both Code.org and coding the Spheros.

 

 

Week 7

Cluster Newsletter Term 2 Week 6

Home Inquiry:
Read for 10 minutes. Reading is to be recorded in their diary.

Home inquiry: We encourage students to talk to either a grandparent or great grandparent about how technology and science has changed in their lifetime. We will be sending home questions, written by students for them to answer.
If you have any old technologies (eg. A typewriter), please send them in with your child so we can display them.

Maths: Students can complete any angles tasks set by teachers on Studyladder.


Dear Parents,

Hope you have had a wonderful week and your lives are returning to some form of normality. It has been good to speak to students about what they are grateful for during this time and I’m sure that is happening at home also.

Please ensure students are wearing correct winter uniform. If there are any issues, or students need to wear PE uniform, please ensure you email your classroom teacher.

Week 6 Learning

Unit of inquiry This week we have been coming up with good quality inquiry questions, based around our concepts of change and responsibility. Students have started to do some independent inquiry of these questions. Students will be writing questions for someone over 70 to discuss the changes that have occurred over time.

Maths We continue to work with angles and using a protractor. Students are designing a track for a Sphero robot to follow, using their knowledge of coding and angles.

English Students are using their procedural skills to develop code for both Code.org and coding the Spheros.

Home Inquiry:
Read for 10 minutes. Reading is to be recorded in their diary.

Home inquiry: We encourage students to talk to either a grandparent or great grandparent about how technology and science has changed in their lifetime. We will be sending home questions, written by students for them to answer.
If you have any old technologies (eg. A typewriter), please send them in with your child so we can display them.

Maths: Students can complete any angles tasks set by teachers on Studyladder.

• No Assembly this week • No combined worship this week • Scholastic book orders – catalogues have been sent home with the students earlier this week. Orders can be placed online via Loop or by filling out the order form, paying via credit card, cash or cheque/credit voucher and sending into the front office in an envelope marked with the student’s name, class etc. Orders close 12 June 2020 at 5 pm. • Term 2 finish – Please note that Term 2 will finish on Friday 26 June (this is one week earlier than Department schools). In the week following the end of term 2, staff meet for the whole week for professional development activities; this is in lieu of randomly placed pupil free days throughout the year. Vac Care will run for three weeks.

Term 2 calendar 2020
Term 2, Monday April 27 – Friday June 26 (9 weeks)

At this stage, we are only displaying two weeks in advance in the iNewsletter and cluster newsletters due to current circumstances.

Week 7 Monday 8 June – Public Holiday (Queen’s Birthday) Wednesday 10 June – Term 3 Foundation Students Transition Visit
Week 8 Monday 15 June – P & F Meeting at 7 pm in the Staff Admin Building (as per normal meetings; adhering to physical distancing) Wednesday 17 June – Term 3 Foundation Students Transition Visit

 

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