Welcome to Term Four in Grade 5/6 at Richmond PS!
We can’t quite believe the final term for the year is upon us – though there is already lots happening! Please stand by for several Signmee permissions in the coming weeks, and please let me know if you don’t receive one for:
We’ll get our Innovation Unit off to a smooth start with an incursion in week 2 and 3 where the students will investigate energy from a variety of sources. They will gain an understanding of energy transformation and transference. The second incursion will focus on electricity and students will investigate energy transformation and transference using electrical circuits. They will also develop an understanding of how electricity is generated and which methods are most sustainable.
In Literacy we are beginning to work on writing scientific reports. We are also refreshing our knowledge of speeches and oral presentations in preparation for leader speeches and the Grade 6 dinner. 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 by continuing our focus on Patterns and Algebra from Term 3, and we’ll move onto revision of all the topics we have covered this year as the term goes on. We will also complete an investigation into Chance and Probability.
Homework will begin in earnest for the term in Week 2. 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 Maths tasks. They will be due on a fortnightly basis. Please ask them to check their Google Classroom and come to us if they have any questions. We will also begin Lit Circles at the end of Week 2.
Important Dates to note:
F 11th October – Pizza Day
M 14th October – Energy incursion
Tu 15th October – Division Basketball Finals
T 17th October – Division Softball Finals
F 18th October – First round of Electives begins (each Friday for 3 weeks). Lit circles begins
M 21st October – Electricity Incursion
T 24th October – RPS Arts Gala
M 4th November – Pupil Free Day – No School
Tu 5th November – Melbourne Cup Day – No School
F 8th November – Second round of Electives begins (each Friday for 3 weeks)
W 13th November – T20 Blast cricket day at Burnley Oval
T 21st November – Gr 3-6 Science Night
M 25th November – Grade 5 only – Swimming Program begins (8 days over 3 weeks M, W, T)
F 29th November – SRC Dress Up Day
Tu 3rd December – MSAC Excursion
M 9th December – Grade 6 Dinner
Tu 10th December – Grade 6 Orientation Day
W 11th December – Gr 6 Open Water Swimming Program – Day 1 of 2
F 13th December – Stu’s Farewell Assembly
M 16th December – End of Year Concert
Tu 17th December – Celebration Movie Excursion
W 18th December – Gr 6 Open Water Swimming Program – Day 2 of 2
F 20th December – Last Day of 2019 – 1.30pm Dismissal
Have a great Term Four!!
The Grade 5/6 team: Russell, Cassie, Sam and Josh.