Please see the attached file to check out what we have been doing in Maths!
Wednesday 25th February – 7.00pm – 8.15pm
St Emilie’s Guest Speaker – Mr Greg Mitchell Wk 4
Greg Mitchell is nationally and internationally known for his high-energy, interactive and entertaining sessions.
St Emilie’s is very fortunate to have Greg come to our school to work with teachers and students during the day and to meet and present to parents in the evening.
Session: 7.00pm – 8.00pm in school hall
Here is a wonderful opportunity to invest in your parenting! Get the children off to bed and pop in to the St Emilie’s School Hall for an hour of listening to a really engaging speaker. Bring friends too!
Cost: $5.00 – ideally please pay via the Office and have your name recorded, so that we have an idea of numbers (yes, you can pay at the door if you decide to come at the last minute but we would still appreciate a call to the Office to confirm numbers, thankyou!)
What is the evening about?
Children today live in a world that is more negative and judgmental than ever before, a world where their weaknesses are exaggerated, their strengths over examined and their failures are posted on Facebook.
Parents today need a regular dose of positivity to prevent their children falling into the thought pattern that goes something like “If you knew me as I really am you wouldn’t like me so I’ll pretend to be someone else!”
Read more about this great parent opportunity below!
Click this link: BEYOND YELLING FLYER
Goal setting is an important skill and the process of setting goals can serve as a road map to success in all areas of our lives. In small groups the children responded to various questions to help them decide on some common goals for Year Five. These goals will help us to make 2015 a successful, safe and happy year!
One process for helping set clear, achievable goals is S.M.A.R.T. which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound.
Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals can help keep us motivated and it provides a way to measure our progress during our journey.
It’s also important to set goals for ourselves, to become better as individuals. This is known as developing our character as a person. We all have the ability to act in what can be referred to as “virtuous ways.” Acting in these ways most of the time is good for us and good for those around us. Here is a list of 12 “virtues” that we encourage the students to develop:
Thank you for supporting this learning at home by being good role models and encouraging your children in the tight direction!
Welcome back to a new school year, we trust that you all had a safe and enjoyable holiday period and are ready for the exciting events of 2015!
We are delighted to have your child in our class and we are looking forward to getting to know them throughout the year. We have high but realistic expectations for each child and rest assured we will work hard to support and help them to achieve their fullest potential.
Each year we strive to provide all students with meaningful experiences that not only challenge them academically but also help them to develop as ‘a whole person’. This means that alongside learning about fractions, language conventions, current events, compound words and so on, we will also be paying close attention to how we ‘relate’ together and how we work both collectively and individually to create a safe, nurturing and positive environment for all.
A quality home/school partnership is essential in helping your child to become the best they can be. If home and school have a consistent message and clear expectations then your child will be set up for success – emotionally, physically and academically.
Some of you may still have questions about life in Year Five. Hopefully the parent information evening last Wednesday answered most of these, however if you have any further queries or would like to make us aware of anything pertinent to your child, please feel free to send a short email or make an appointment. We do ask, however, that you give your child at least a few weeks to settle into Year Five, not only so they can get used to the change but also so we can get to know them better. We will also have a Two Way Interview in Week 6, which will give us an opportunity to meet and discuss how your child is travelling so far.
We are really looking forward to working with parents, students and teachers to ensure that your child really shines this year!
Miss Alycia Thomas and Mrs Kirsten Fowler
Welcome parents to the Year 5 page for 2015. We are both looking forward to getting to know you all this year. As discussed at the Parent Information Night, this post will be updated regularly and will be used as a communication tool from school to home.
TERM ONE SPECIALIST TIMETABLE
Tuesday (Morning Block)
Physical Education and Music. Students are to wear their House shirt on Tuesdays.
Wednesday (Afternoon Block)
5 Gold: Cultural Studies (Odd weeks) and Science (Even weeks).
5 Blue: Cultural Studies (Even weeks) and Science (Odd weeks).
Thursday (Morning Block)
Year 5 Sport. Students are to wear their sports uniform on Fridays.
TERM ONE LEARNING FOCUS
Inquiry: Our Inquiry unit this term is ‘All About ME’. Students will focus on looking at their strengths and challenging their areas of need in order to achieve emotional, social and physical greatness.
Maths: We will begin this term by looking at Place Value and will then move onto Measurement and Fractions and Decimals. Students will also be focusing on Place Value concepts in their MAI groups which occur twice a week for 45 minute blocks.
Literacy: In Literacy, we will be focusing on Persuasive writing and then Narratives. Students will be immersed in different text styles and participate in modelled, whole class, group work and individual learning situations.
13th- Family Picnic
18th- Whole School Mass: Ash Wednesday
25th- Greg Mitchell Parent Night at 7pm
2nd- Labor Day Public Holiday
4th & 5th- School Photo Days
6th- Year 5 Assembly
9th-13th- Two Way Parent/Teacher Interviews
19th- Gannon House Day
25th- Open Night
26th- Interschool Swimming Carnival
2nd- Last day for students
We are looking forward to an exciting term filled with lots of fantastic learning opportunities.
Miss Alycia Thomas and Mrs Kirsten Fowler.