Welcome to Term Three in Grade 5/6 at Richmond PS!
The year is already half way through yet it feels like it only just begun!
We got our Diversity Unit off to a captivating start with an immersion experience last week. Based on the theory ‘If the World Was a Village of a Hundred People,’ students were separated into ‘have lots, have some and have none’ groups and experienced what life might be like for those in that position. The students were also exposed to a wide variety of diversity related images to inspire, thought provoke and engage. We have begun gathering the student’s questions and will soon begin the process of sorting them out and refining our inquiry focus for the term.
In Literacy we are starting with a free choice Narrative this term. We will complete a creative, in-depth story and conduct a number of skill based mini lessons. We will also be refreshing our knowledge of poetry. 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 continued focus on Fractions and Decimals, and we will move onto Patterns and Algebra as the term goes on. We will complete our work in Measurement and take a look at Probability.
States of Matter is our focus for Science this term, and we will investigate the different properties of materials and how they can change their state, organically or chemically.
Homework will begin next week. This term students will be encouraged to practice their self-discipline and study habits with tasks linked to work we are doing in class as well as regular Mathletics tasks. They will be due on a fortnightly basis. We will also begin Lit Circles this Friday.
This term also marks the return of the Grade 6 play. The Grade six students will be auditioning for roles soon and will be practising during their performing arts sessions. Boot Camp will start on the 2nd of September with Play Week the following week. More information regarding performances will follow closer to the date.
While the Grade 6’s will be working on their play, the Grade 5’s will be undertaking a number of rich learning experiences include Earn and Learn, an immersive economics unit where students create and run their own country and economy. This is always a highlight of their year!
Important Dates to note:
Th 25th July – Division AFL Finals
M 29th July – Student Led Conferences
Tu 30th July – Student Led Conferences
W 1st August – Netball Division Finals
M 5th August – Graduation Planning Meeting 6pm
Tu 6th August – T-Ball Division Finals
F 9th August – Pizza Day and SRC Dress Up Day
M 12th August – Young Authors Award Entries Close
F 16th August – Curriculum Day (No students at school)
F 23rd August – District Athletics Day (All 5/6 Students)
M 9th September – Grade 6 Boot Camp Begins
M 9th September – Play Week Begins
F 20th September – Last Day of Term – 2:30pm Dismissal
Have a great Term Three!!
The Grade 5/6 team: Russell, Cassie, Sam and Josh.