This week in Year Five, we have been investigating number patterns and algebra. Students worked in pairs for an “escape room” type maths challenge. When groups solved a puzzle, they then received a clue to the whereabouts of the next QR code which would reveal the next question.
Please click on the link below to read all about our fun day of Numero !
As part of our digital technologies curriculum, we are learning to code! Students are learning basic coding skills using the code.org website, in preparation for later in the term when they will be asked to build their own game based on our class novel!
“Coding is a fun way to learn new skills. It might help us create a new game or app!” – Harry & Lachlan
“Coding skills can help us in the future. It helps express our imagination and creativity and who knows, we might end up working at Google!” – Stella & Teyla
Our fruit of the Holy Spirit focus this term has been LOVE. We talked about how Jesus showed love to others, and provided different examples of how we show love at home and at school.
We used our five senses to brainstorm what LOVE might be like, and used these ideas to write an IMAGERY poem. We then decorated our work by creating little love hearts using coloured paper to form the shape of a tree.
We LOVE the finished product and are so happy with how they look in our class. We hope you like them too 🙂
To finish off our Australian History unit, we have spent time this week planning and building dioramas.
After researching our chosen events, we worked in small groups to recreate them
“I loved recreating one of the most important Australian events – federation” – Lachlan K
“This was a really creative activity. It was pretty hard to build but it was very fun” – Riley B
“My imagination went wild building my diorama, but I wish I used cotton balls instead of clay for my clouds” – Ryder M
In Year Five, we have been learning about some of the famous Australian Pioneers who made an impact on our country between 1800 – 1900.
We started our term by investigating the First Fleet and the Gold Rush. We’ve been reading about life on the goldfields and used this information to write letters to a miner, and create Gold Rush art pieces.
Then we took a closer look at some of the people involved in these significant events. We researched different pioneers and wrote biographies about them. We then used this information to create some posters.
Then we turned our research into a podcast based on the pioneer we studied. We wrote a script that included questions about what their lives might have been like. You can listen to some of the podcasts by clicking on the pictures below.
We’ve loved learning about the history of our country and we are excited to discover more as the term continues!
This term, we have been learning all about Prayer. We have investigated how talking with God can help us develop spiritually. Recently, we looked at St Paul and the letters he wrote to others teaching about Jesus.
Here are some interesting things we discovered:
We know we can talk to God at any time, but we wondered what it might look like if God could talk back …
We are looking forward to wrapping up our RE unit by creating our own Prayer Booklets which we can use to talk to God, and to guide us as we grow older.
Our online learning plans in Year Five are jam packed, but before we can make a start on them, we need to make sure we prepare our bodies and minds each day.
So far this term, for morning fitness activities, we have taken part in Just Dance classes, Online Fitness workouts, PE with Joe videos and Yoga sessions. Today we also had the chance to join in with other schools in WA in a live stream of our fitness program, 15 a day!
Our sessions have got the heart racing, and the sweat dripping, because we all know, to have a fit and agile mind, we need to have a fit and agile body!
In English, we have been writing our own fables. A fable is a short story usually featuring animals, where the characters learn a lesson throughout the adventure. Students created a storyboard for their fable, then wrote a draft, and then used teacher feedback to create a good copy using the Book Creator App.
Today we had the chance to share our fables with our Year 1 buddies. They loved listening to us read our stories and even gave us some feedback for when we write another fable!
Thanks to all who braved the heat to attend the information evening last night. For those who couldn’t make it, everything that was covered and more can be found in our Year Five parent booklet, accessed via the link below.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us!
Dan & Louise