Grade 5/6

What's Happening- Week 10


Grade 5/6's have had yet another busy week, with our Grade 6’s headed off to high school and the Grade 5’s had their first chance to show off their leadership skills on Transition Day.

 

The Grade 6’s were all fantastic showing off their hard work during graduation on Wednesday evening, thank you to all involved on the day, including staff, parents and of course all of the students. It made for such a wonderful experience for all.

 

Students are reminded that GESAC (and Beach Day forms for Grade 6’s) forms are to be signed and returned asap. If your child is not attending, please notify their teacher.

 

Successful Grade 5’s will be made aware of their leadership roles on Friday for house/vice house captains and school/school vice Captains. All other positions will be confirmed at a later date.

 

Reports go home this Friday as well. One week to go!

 

Grade 5/6 Overview


Role modeling:

All Grade 5/6 children are seen as leaders of the school. The upper grade students are expected to behave in a courteous and respectful manner to all teaching staff, fellow students and visitors. With their particular responsibility as role models, their helpful, positive attitude is very important to the well being for the rest of our school.


Literacy: 

We continue with reading, writing, spelling, grammar, speaking & listening. The children work in whole class activities, cooperatively in groups and also on independent tasks. The CAFÉ reading program continues as a major learning focus.

 

Mathematics:


We have two different types of maths being taught throughout Grade 5/6, Numeracy groups and Applied groups.


Numeracy: 

As in past years, students will be in near like ability groups. Regular assessment tracks children’s progress and where necessary children may be relocated according to their results throughout the year.

 

 

Applied Maths

Incorporated in our Maths curriculum are the applied maths activities. These topics cover Measurement and Geometry as well as Statistics and Probability.

 

Science:

We incorporate and link the science activities to our themes or run stand alone sessions. We cover the science understandings of Biological, Chemical, Earth and Space and Physical Sciences.

 

Areas of Interest: 

Moving away from the more traditional themes and methods of delivery, instead it involves the children negotiating how they will achieve the intended outcomes – becoming more responsible for their learning.  The tasks are open ended allowing for greater creativity and scope. We encourage independent learning, negotiation and allow students to make choices in their learning.

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