Term 3

Welcome back!

We are now officially halfway through Year 5!
Our topics for this term will include:

  • Matilda
  • Focus on Reading (comprehension based reading)
  • Informative writing (reports, recounts, procedures, etc and including a grammar focus)
  • Spelling: Premier’s Spelling Bee list words and then our etymological program.
  • Maths: Angles, Fractions and Decimals, Volume and Capacity, Mass, Patterns and Algebra, Chance, Length, Area, and Data.
  • Science: Properties and States of Matter
  • History: Australia’s Colonial History
  • Sport: combined stage sport (Revolution, bike riding or in-school sport)
  • PDH: Child Protection
  • PE: cooperative games and Fundamental Movement Skills (Oz-tag and netball)

*Music with the lovely Miss Hibbert
*Art Cave with the sensational Jane
*Library with the beautiful Mrs Derricott

Speak Off

Congratulations to Nikolai, Ted and Georgie for participating in the Stage 3 Speak Off today! You all did a wonderful job and represented our class in a wonderful manner.

An extra-special congratulations to Georgie for ranking second and moving onto the next round. Great job!

Speech Time!

It’s speech time again!

Topic:       People and events that changed the world.
Length:    2-3 minutes

Students need to write their speech at home and will present their speech next week on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Keita

Eli

Wyatt

Gabe

Lupin

Angelo

Brooklyn

 Tammie

Sam

Georgie

Emerson

Evie

Lachlan

Ted

Nikolai

 Jack

Mekah

Gus

Joey

Harper

Chris

Ciara

Remember the use of ICT is recommended! If the audience is looking at a screen, they’re not staring at you!

Inter-school chess challenge

Congratulations to all our super chess players who did an amazing job representing our school at the Interschool Chess Challenge yesterday at HSPA. We won the primary division, earning us a place in the semi-finals next term and also had the top 6 highest scoring players in the tournament! Well done Jamie (1st), Noah (2nd), Hunter (3rd), Connor (4th), Akira (5th) and Ty (6th). A great result today and also excellent sportsmanship, camaraderie and enthusiasm. Congratulations, everyone!

Healthy Harold!

Today we visited Healthy Harold and learned about making good choices. Lisa was fantastic and we learned:
– attitudes to smoking have changed
– only 1.5 in 10 people smoke now
– there are 7000 chemicals in a cigarette, including tar, arsenic, ammonia, toluene, hydrogen cyanide, acetone, DDT, butane, cadmium and methanol.
– if you smoke then your heart has to work harder and your lungs don’t work as well
– if someone quits smoking their body can start to repair