Recently, we have started looking at information report writing. We’ve been learning about Australian Pioneers and next week we will begin creating dioramas and reports on some of the events that shaped Australia into the country we know today.
Before we start writing this report, we had a go at creating some brand new mythical creatures. Some of us combined some existing ones together, and others made something entirely new. We needed to organise our information under appropriate sub headings, and include facts about our creature.
Creating reports about our mythical creatures
We have also started a new class novel called “Blabbermouth”. It is the story of a mute girl named Rowena, who is starting at a new school. She has some struggles fitting in, so we tried to put ourselves in her shoes and describe a scene from her point of view.
Describing and drawing some of the scenes from our class novel.
During HASS this term, we have been learning about Australian history. We have been investigating some of the most significant events in our history and one of those was the arrival of the First Fleet. We learnt many facts about the First Fleet and we used this information to draw a ship!
We’ve also been reading about the impact the arrival of Europeans had on our indigenous population in our class novel Young Dark Emu. We now know that there were many unfortunate conflicts that occurred because of many of these significant events, but it is especially important that we continue to recognise Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of this land.
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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.
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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!
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