Year 5 & 6

 

Welcome to our new page dedicated to some of the great work our students in Year 5 and 6 are doing!

Inquiry

Throughout the year we will cover many new areas of learning. To begin with, students will go back in time to look at some Victorian history, with a particular emphasis on the Gold Rush (this includes a wonderful day out at Sovereign Hill). As we move further into 2019, students will get an opportunity to participate in our ‘Campaigns’ program, a Design and Creativity unit (potentially involving a bit of Minecraft!) and finally the 5/6 area will transform towards the end of the year for ‘My Classroom Economy’.

Positive Education

Our students are continuing to discuss and develop their understanding of having a growth mindset. Like everyone, we like to see our students smiling and building resilience before they move into the next part of their education. In previous years, we have conducted a Positive Design Project. When the school renovations have been completed, we hope to revive this program and share the exciting concepts which have been created!

Digital Technology

Technology is a big part of our learning in the 5/6 area. This year, we have been lucky enough to purchase a brand new fleet of laptops. Our students also make full use of Google's educational services, including the recently updated Google Classroom. It's a convenient place for students to manage their learning, submit work and ask their teacher for support while out of school hours. We love it and the students do too!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
— Alan Watts