What’s up in Week 3?

Firstly, congratulations to all our students and families for the fantastic Student Led Conferences we had last Thursday. I was extremely impressed with the thought and effort each student had put into preparing their presentation and the way they were able to share and communicate their learning to their parents.

Unfortunately, there were some technical issues with the camera last week and our regular news vodcast is unavailable. Keep an eye out for it next week!

Good luck to our footballers Josh, Tai, Liam, Ivory, Luke, Lara and Caitlin who will be heading off to play football in the district final tomorrow. This week, our focus in homegroup maths will be on looking at data and averages, while in maths with 56D we will be looking at volume and capacity. On Wednesday, we are going to begin thinking about and writing scripts for our production at the end of term, while continuing to put together our research projects.


Excursions Notice

Today students will be bringing home a notice about this term’s grade 5/6 excursions.

excursionsThis term we are offering excursions a little bit differently. As is outlined in the note, there are three different excursions to choose from and will be offered on a first in, first choice situation. Please ensure your note is returned as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Area and Perimeter

Today in class we spent time learning and clarifying the meanings of the two terms area and perimeter.

Area is the amount of space on the surface of a shape, or inside a two dimensional shape.

Perimeter is the distance around the outside of a shape.

Here a a song that might help you to remember the difference between the two!

This activity below will help you remember the difference between the two terms and show you how to calculate the area and perimeter of different shapes.

Homework – Weeks 1 and 2, Term 3

Here is our homework for Weeks 1 and 2 of Term 3. All of our tasks relate to the learning we have been doing, or will be doing, in class.

If you wish to use your computer for the fluency item and need a program to use, you may like to download Audacity here which we used in class. It is the easiest to use!

This homework is due back on Friday, 29th July. Our organisation tip is to ensure you read through the tasks before you begin to know what you need to do to be successful, and then check again at the end to ensure you have done everything that was asked of you.

When you finish your homework, why not score yourself on our marking rubric – it should be the same score I give you!

Prezi: Australian Federation

This week we will be beginning our decades research project, which we will be presenting using the tool Prezi. On Thursday we will learn how to use Prezi. To show you how it can be done, I had a go at making this Prezi project on the holidays. It also gives you a chance to learn about Australian Federation, which occurred in our decade.

Welcome back to Term 3!

Welcome back to the start of Term 3!

Hopefully you have all had a great rest and got to spend lots of time with your family and friends. Did you go away for the holidays or do anything else exciting? I spent a week of the holidays away up at the Murray River (which you can see in the photo below) and visited Sovereign Hill on the way home.

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This term is going to be a very exciting and there is lots planned! They include the Lightning Premiership this week, Athletics Day, Excursions and our Production in week 9! Here is our new timetable for this term, which includes our new specialist subjects Performing Arts and Visual Arts.

overviewThis week we will be beginning our inquiry project to do with the decades and starting our new class novel. On Monday afternoon, you will get a chance to select a new book club to be in for the term. Wednesday will be a big day with the Lightning Premiership down at Sweeney Reserve. We also have a catchup Interschool Sports match on Friday, against Berwick Primary at their school. You can check it all out on the timetable below.


Holidays… time to relax!

After a long term two, I think everyone is now looking forward to a relaxing two weeks holidays! Make sure you take the time to rest and enjoy lots of time with your family and friends. Before you do rest though, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to book a time for a Student Led Conference next term.

If you are still looking for something to do, you may like to play the game below. See if you can figure out the aim and objective on your own. I have only linked to it, rather than embedding, because the sound is very irritating if you don’t want to play!


If you’d like to leave a message for someone in the class, you may like to post them a comment on our Ultranet messageboard (Collaborative Learning; 56C). See you in two weeks!