Welcome to Term Three in Grade 5/6 with Cassie, Russell, Sam and Ellen!
Term Three is a big one in Grade 5/6, we have lots of STEM activities about to happen, before our focus shifts to the wonderful Grade Six Play and the Grade Fives begin their project with the Richmond Library.
Our Unit topic for this term is Discovery, which is a broad concept we will explore through the lens of Light in Science, and using Swift Playground software to work on some Coding.
In Literacy we will continue our group work in Reading, and in Writing, we’re uncovering Mysteries. We’ll use our best detective work to come up with compelling whodunnits!
In Numeracy, we begin our term with a focus on decimals and percentages, before we move on to Order of Operations, as well as location and time.
Homework has already begun as our Lit Circles program is already up and running. This term, as well as the weekly Lit Circles work, homework will continue to consist of nightly reading and fortnightly tasks based around the unit topic.
Some Important Reminders and requests:
Students have been reminded that mobile phones are to remain stashed safely in school bags throughout the day, and are not to be used while at school. If your child needs to contact you, we will call on their behalf.
We have several excursions and activities such as Lit Circles planned for the year and often appreciate your help! Don’t forget if you’d like to join us, you will need a current Working With Children Check. Information about how to apply for one is at: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
We’re looking forward to a wonderful, productive second half of 2018!
The Grade 5/6 team: Cassie, Russell, Sam and Ellen