Please see the link to view the Year Five PP Grid for week 9 term 2 2020.
Year Five PP Grid W9T22020.
Have a lovely week!
Louise Corkhill & Dan Naden
Our current Fruit of the Holy Spirit is Joy and in Year Five this week we have spent some time ‘finding the joy’ in our days.
To do this takes only a minute of pausing, breathing and reflecting, and all of us are trying our best to do just this every day.
We came up with our own definitions of joy and thought about how we already show joy in our lives. Here are some of our responses.
In our Community Circle time we posed the question ‘what brings us joy?’ Check out some of our thoughts.
We hope that today you too can find the joy in your life!
Miss Corkhill, Mr Naden & the Year Fives
Welcome to Week Seven!
Please click the link to view the PP Grid for Year 5 Weeks 7&8.
Students will receive a Japanese task today to bring home.
Year 5 PP Grid Weeks 7&8 Term 2 2020
Have a great week everyone!
Miss Corkhill, Mr Naden & the Year Fives
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!
Last week was National Reconciliation Week. Sorry Day forms a special part of this week and it falls on Tuesday the 26th of May. On Tuesday in Year Five, we explored a few websites including a BTN (Behind the News) episode which explained some background information about the Stolen Generations, Sorry Day and why this is such a large part of our history here in Australia. After viewing the episode we discussed our learnings. Then, working teams, we responded to some thought-provoking questions.
- What was the main point of this story? The main point was about how the Aboriginal people were stolen from their homes. The white people thought that stealing Aboriginals and teaching them the ‘right’ way was an ok thing to do. The Prime Minister at the time Kevin Rudd said ‘sorry’.
- Why do you think the Indigenous children taken from their families are known as the “stolen” generations? At the time they thought it was a good thing to do but it actually wasn’t. They thought they would get a better education and better healthcare, so they literally stole children from families and put them with white people, which is very sad and hard to imagine.
- It was Government policy that Indigenous children be removed. Why do you think they thought this was necessary? Back then white people thought that it wasn’t right to let Indigenous children stay with their families so they took them away to live with white families. This was wrong but at the time they thought it was right.
- “They thought they were doing the right thing.” How has social policy changed? They thought that it was the right thing at the time, which is hard for us to imagine now. Now the policy has changed so that the Aboriginal kids or any kids cannot be taken from families. This is the right thing to do, which we know now.
- Imagine being taken away from your family. How does it make you feel? We would feel sad, worried, terrible and devastated because we love our families so much we could not imagine getting taken away.
- Why do you think the government has chosen to apologise? The government chose to apologise in 2008 because the existing government at the time was no longer around to do it themselves. The government now understands (like we all do) that it is rude and selfish and not ok to take children from families.
- Describe how Indigenous people may have felt when the Prime Minister was apologising. They would’ve felt mixed emotions like pride, joy and they would’ve felt pleased. We think that they felt more happy emotions rather than sad. All of the Indigenous people seem to respect Kevin Rudd’s speech. They are grateful that this speech was made and that people actually do care.
- Why is it considered one of the most important speeches in Australian history? It is one of the most important speeches because Aboriginal people have been waiting for the Government to say sorry to them for what they have done (being so rude) for a very long time. It changes our history for the good.
- It’s been described as an important part of the healing process. Discuss. It is an important part of the healing process because saying sorry helps us heal. Then Aboriginal people can move on and get on with their lives, knowing white people are sorry about the things they did.
- Do you think it’ll help the reconciliation process? Why or why not? We think it will help because it will never happen again and people will feel much better about it even people who were not in the Stolen Generation. It helps because the white people really hurt the Aboriginals who were worried and sad when their kids were taken away.
- Should the Stolen Generations receive compensation? Our group believes that the Stolen Generations should be able to receive compensation because most of their childhood was spent without their family.
- Is it ever too late to say sorry? It is sometimes too late if it is a small thing that gets forgotten but if it is a massive deal that will impact society forever, it is not too late to say sorry.
Here are the links we explored together, if you’d like to check them out:
National Reconciliation Week
Miss Corkhill, Mr Naden & The Year Fives
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.
This week in Year Five, we have explored data representation and interpretation.
On Monday we learnt about Column and Bar Graphs.
On Tuesday we investigated Line Graphs.
On Wednesday we examined Pie Graphs.
On Thursday we reviewed the whole lot!
On Friday we thought we would have a break from graphs, but we were wrong! Mr Naden and Miss Corkhill surveyed us about our favourite type of graph. Then they graphed the results. Hmmm we wonder which graph won!
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!
Moving and grooving to Just Dance
Shooting some imaginary hoops during a workout session
We logged into Caleb’s 15 a day LIVE STREAM
Squat exercises during the 15 a day live stream