This term Stage 3 are exploring the historical fiction novel and unit “The Silver Sword” by Ian Serraillier. This classic story is based around the values of freedom, hope and courage. 5/6B are investigating the visual novel “Hugo Caberet” after studying “The Silver Sword” in Term 1.
Topics covered this term include: angles, multiplication, division with fractional remainders, dot plot graphs, area, perimeter and volume, elapsed time and 24 hour time using the Maths Plus text. All classes are continuing practising times tables to consolidate multiplication and division work.
Stage 3 are studying different Science Connections units. These units are based around investigating Physical and Chemical change (5/6T and 5/6M), Earthquakes (5/6S), Essential Energy (5/6OH) and Micro Organisms (5/6B)
The students are investigating Bushfire Mitigation a unit of study from the new Geography Syllabus which is mandatory next year. This unit provides opportunities for students to examine past bushfires in Australia and ways we can reduce the impact in the future. In Week 2 they will have the opportunity to interview and learn of the experiences of local CFA representatives.
PD/H/PE and Sport
“Safety First” is the theme for this term. This unit is about personal, road and water safety. The students will also be revising the mini CPR lessons they practised earlier in the year.
Stage 3 will continue to develop skills and understanding of coding using block code activities found at Code.Org. Students will investigate a number of inbuilt features in the new version of PowerPoint 2016 and how new modifications have enhanced presentation delivery.
The Year 6 Canberra Excursion will be in Term 2, from the 28 June to 1st July, 2016. More details will be available later in the term but the approximate cost will be $460. Parents are welcome to pay this amount in installments. The Year 5 excursion will be a 3 night trip to Sydney from the 24th to 27th May, 2016 with the approximate cost being $385. More details for these excursions will be available later this term.
5/6 B Extras
‘Night of the Notables’ (a sporting notable) will be presented to parents and the community on Tues 6th December, more details to come.
Year 6 End of Primary School
Thursday 8th December, 2016