This term in Year Five, our novel study focus is Boy Overboard. This text was written by Morris Gleitzman in 2002. We are only a few chapters in so far, but so far we have had some interesting discussions about the difference between life for a child in Australia compared to Afghanistan, where the main character Jamal is from.
This text ties in nicely with our whole school focus of Social Justice, where in Year Five we are exploring the rights of children and what equality really means. Many of us have shared stories and facts in our conversations about social justice, which helps us to link this topic to real life and the real world around us. We are excited to learn more about this important topic! Can you believe that this ties in with our poetry unit too? Stay tuned for some awesome social justice themed poems that will feature in our Open Night display in Week Nine!
Each week we will read a number of chapters from Boy Overboard and then answer comprehension questions to check our understanding. In the front office we have displayed some of our work, showcasing what we know from this text so far.
As you can probably tell, we have hit the ground running in Year Five this term. Mrs Armistead, Mr Naden and our 5G prac teacher Mrs Martinez have a lot of interesting tasks in store for us and we can’t wait to share them with you throughout the term.
Year Five 🙂