Attached below is the planner and rubric for the passion project this term.
Students have already started to draft their big question.
Here is a summary of the this term’s program
In Geography, an inquiry into – A diverse and connected world – takes a global view and focuses particularly on the concepts of place and interconnections. Students will learn about the diversity of peoples and cultures, identify factors that influence these interconnections and describe how they change places and affect people. This inquiry will also be supported by our ‘Transient’ collaboration with Unley High School.
In Technology, students will look at different construction materials, their applications in different communities and understand the global and local sustainability of the products used.
In Science, we will look at the strand of chemical science with the unit What’s the Matter? Students will explore, observe and understand the different properties of solids, liquids and gasses, their relationship with each other and apply their understanding to real life phenomena’s.
In Health, year 6 students will complete a 4 week course on ‘Growth and Development, where students will learn strategies to manage changes and transitions associated with puberty, whilst year 5 students will plan and practise strategies to promote their own health and well being.
In English, students will listen and respond to a class novel, write a scientific report and write a report on a book of their choice. Students will continue with: literacy circles, vocabulary development, comprehension strategies, developing complex sentences, writing their own rich texts and interpreting and understanding a range of texts.
In Maths, topics will focus on geometry and measurement.
These will include; connecting three-dimensional objects with their nets, investigating combinations of translations, reflections and rotations, using a grid reference system to describe locations, describing routes using landmarks and directional language, using all four quadrants of the Cartesian coordinate system, investigating combinations of translations, reflections and rotations, angles on a straight line, angles at a point and vertically opposite angles, and constructing simple prisms and pyramids. Number fluency and problem solving investigations will continue.
We will continue to develop our own understandings about the importance and benefits of building a growth mindset, particularly in the area of mathematics.
There will also be an opportunity for students to be involved in an inquiry of their choice. This will involve each student deciding on a passionate interest, constructing a relevant big question and inquiring/investigating it in many ways. Students will work independently but may at times collaborate with others to complete their inquiry.
Maths mental homewrk will continue as usual.
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Today the students were introduced to the Design and Technology assignment for the term. Using a circular loom (old fashion tomboy stitch)students will make a fantastic woolly winter beanie for a family member. Resources and the making of the beanie … Continue reading
Welcome back to the new term. It promises once again to be a very busy one.
The curriculum program this term in HASS will focus on Federation and the significant events and people during that time.
In Science we will investigate the dramatic impact earthquakes has on the earth’s surface in the unit “Earthquake Explorers”.
In Technology, students will design and create a knitted product that meets the design brief and then reflect on their learning.
In Health, students will identify one contemporary role model and find out just how and why their role or the work they do is so important. We’ll also put the lense on how to build a growth mindset and how the brain works to do this.
In English, students will listen and respond to the new class novel ‘Mahtab’s story’ by Libby Baker. Students will focus on vocabulary development, comprehension strategies, complex sentences as well as write, read and interpret a variety of texts and their structural features.
In Maths, students will investigate fractions, percentages, algebra, perimeter, area, volume, number operations and 12- and-24 hour time.
Remember to add this event to the calender:
Our class camp at MYLOR will be from Monday the 3rd July – Wednesday the 5th of July. Very exciting!
A big thank you to all the students who did such a wonderful job leading up to and on Enterprise Day.
Our class raised a total of $254.20. I think you’d agree that it was great effort.
A special thank you to Rosemary for making some wonderful and popular crocheted bookmarks for the stationery stall.
An independent novel study assignment was introduced today,
The students will be working on this over the next few weeks.
I look forward to seeing them work independently and observe how they manage their own time to produce something that they can be really proud of.
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It has been wonderful to watch the teamwork and engagement of students with the unit of work on Light and Circuits. Each science lesson the students decide who from their team will fulfil the role of Manager, Director and Speaker. I hope that students have been sharing with you some of the outcomes of the team tasks that they have been involved in as they continue to explore this unit.
Thank you to all those families who are responding to the class dojo.
The students really love it and are keen to collect as many o[points as they can each day.