Homework – Weeks 4 and 5, Term 1

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Here is our homework for Weeks 4 and 5 of Term 1. As we discussed in class today, it is laid out a little differently to last fortnights. As with all things, as we recieve feedback and reflect on what we do we like to improve things for the better. I hope this homework layout is much more relevant for us all! (Just as you’re learning as 5/6 students, I am still learning to be a great 5/6 teacher… it’s a little different to 3/4!)

Don’t forget to complete you reading and at least two activities from each of English, Maths and Integrated. Are you picking tasks that challenge you and extend your learning?

Your homework is due back on Friday, 4th March (right before camp). Have you used your organisation skills to plan out how much you need to complete each night? When you finish your homework, why not score yourself on our marking rubric – it should be the same score I give you!

Remember, if you have any questions, just ask!

Footy Maths – Round 2, Term 1


Another big round of matches this week. The 7 Wonders had another big win, scoring 8 goals! After round two, the ladder stands as:

Points W D L F A %
7 Wonders 8 2 0 0 15 4 375.0
Mega Minds 6 1 1 0 4 3 133.3
Human Calculators 4 1 0 1 5 8 62.5
The ‘A’ Team 4 1 0 1 2 9 22.2
Super Dooper Mad Stars 2 0 1 1 4 5 80.0
Super Calculators 0 0 0 2 1 3 33.3

The games for round three are:

Mega Minds    v    Human Calculators
Super Calculators    v    The Seven Wonders
Super Dooper Mad Stars    v    The ‘A’ Team

Fielders of the Week


Congratulations to our Fielders of the Week for the past three weeks, Deon, Shaun and Kelly.Our value focus for this fortnight was confidence.

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  • Shaun and Deon for the confidence you have shown settling in to Berwick Fields this year. We are very lucky you have joined us!
  • Kelly for the confidence you showed presenting your first assembly as team captain. Well done! (Thanks to Sarah for the nomination)
  • Josh also received a Fielder for his great effort at the swimming trials last week.

Camp Information and Medical Forms


This afternoon at our assembly we found out information all about our camp to Cave Hill Creek in two weeks, and what to do to get ready. The students will have brought home this afternoon two important notices about the camp.

The first red notice contains a wide range of information about the camp and includes a list of items to start organising to bring on camp. You can download a copy here.

The second yellow notice is the camp medical information form. This is the permission notice for camp and is where you write all the important information such as emergency contact numbers. You can download a copy of this form here.

If you have any questions about the camp, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Puzzle of the Week: Mystery Number

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What’s the mystery number?


  • It’s greater than one million but less than ten million.
  • It’s an even number.
  • None of the digits is less than 3.
  • No digit is used more than once.
  • The sum of the digits in the ones period is 12.
  • The digit in the ten thousands place is equal to the sum of the digits in the tens and hundreds places.
  • The digit in the millions place is 2 more than the digit in the thousands place.
  • The digit in the hundred thousands place is twice the digit in the tens place.

Congratulations to Kelly who was the first to correctly solve last week’s problem. Can you solve this puzzle? Post your answer as a comment and we will reveal them at the end of the week. 1,000,000 team points if you can work out the answer!

Timetable and Learning Agenda for Week 4

In week four we will be continuing to explore our Crime inquiry unit. We will be using the evidence we uncovered last week and putting it together into a credible argument as to who we think the culprit is. This will also draw on the persuasive writing skills we have started to develop. The culprit will be revealed on Friday!

In Maths we are continuing our work on place value and Number, as well as starting to look at the area of Space. Space includes shapes, lines, angles and mapping. Our focus in English will continue to be persuasive writing, as well as beginning to develop deeper comprehension and questioning skills when reading.

You can read about our other regular, weekly focuses here.

Other events this week include the Student Leaders ‘Sailability’ excursion on Wednesday, and the ‘Getting Acquainted’ interviews, also Wednesday.


Crime Investigation: Week 3

As a part of our Crime Inquiry Unit, we have been trying to piece together the clues to find out “Who Stole the Lolly Jar”. On Thursday after our workshops, we started putting some of the clues together.