Welcome back Year Five Families!
We hope you had a safe and relaxing break, despite restrictions still have a slight effect for half of the break.
Please click the link below to view the newsletter for our term ahead in Year Five.
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We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Louise Armistead & Dan Naden
Year Five Teachers
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.
We had to work in teams to solve different number puzzles
Some of the puzzles were very tricky, and we had to use trial and error to work them out.
After many attempts, Mikelah and Oakleigh were so excited to finally solve one of the challenges
We felt under a bit of pressure to solve the puzzles and move on to the next clue. Especially when other teams were overtaking us!
In one of the challenges, we needed to continue the pattern with the counters.
Izzy and Louis couldn’t find clue #7 which was hidden outside!
The counter challenge was extremely tough!
Please click on the link below to read all about our fun day of Numero !
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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 🙂
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.