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.