Welcome to Term Two in Grade 5/6 at Richmond PS!
We’ve settled into a new term, and there is already lots happening!
NAPLAN approaches for our Grade Five students in week 4! We will spend some time reacquainting ourselves with the Language Conventions, Reading and Numeracy tests, as well as practising our best short writing pieces to prepare the students for what to expect for the tasks. While we understand that NAPLAN is important, we will be reminding students they are just one of the important assessment tasks they complete while at school, and should not be seen as a source of anxiety or stress. Let us know if your child is worried at all about these tests, and we’ll do our best to calm them!
In Literacy we are working on narrative this term. We will complete an in-depth story based on a natural disaster, which forms part of our inquiry unit this term. In addition to this, students will maintain their Writers Notebooks for more creative writing ideas. Our Reading groups will continue to allow the students to work in small group and independent situations to work on their comprehension, spelling and research skills.
In Numeracy, we begin our term with a focus on fractions and decimals, and we’ll move into revising our operations as the weeks progress. We will also complete work in statistics and probability and look at units of Measurement.
Our Inquiry topic for this term is the ever-relevant, Sustainability. We will look at being sustainable citizens through the lens of how our climate is changing and the responsibilities we have to make a change. This also fits in nicely with our science topic of natural disasters.
Homework – Lit circles will begin for the term in week one – all students a required to read a section of their novel and complete a role. Further homework will be issued by the classroom teacher
Camp is not far away! You will have received the permission and medical forms and packing list over the holidays. We’re heading to the Phillip Island Adventure Resort on Monday 20th May. The students will select five friends that they would like to share a cabin with. We will try to ensure students have at least one friend in their cabin with them. The students will find out what cabin they are in when they arrive at camp. Please note, we’re travelling to the bush in late May – comfort and warmth are more important than fashion! And don’t forget to pack morning tea and lunch on the Monday.
Have a great Term Two!
The Grade 5/6 team: Russell, Cassie, Sam and Josh.