Grade 5/6

Welcome to 2019

Our teachers for this year are;

Joe LaMattina - Room 7
Jasmin Povolo/Dominique Delaney - Room 8
Daniel Knox - Room 9
Rose Pennini - Room 10 (Team leader)
Andreas Jordanidis - Room 11
Erin Webb/Sue Anderson - Room 12

Term 1

This term our numeracy focus will be on number sense and place value. For our writing unit this term we will be learning to write an autobiography which is also linked to our 'I am eleven' inquiry topic. This is a series of short films produced by Genevieve Bailey focussed on interviewing eleven year olds from all over the world. Our term one interschool sport program consists of volleyball, basketball, cricket and softball. The focus for digital technology sessions will be cyber-safety and concludes with a presentation by Victoria Police during week nine. We conclude our term with a school camp for three days to Mt Moreton.

Term 2

As part of our digital technology focus we will be undertaking a weekly robot building class with Melbourne City FC. Our interschool sports this term will be soccer and teeball and there will be rotation activities such as hip-hop dancing for our non-interschool sports students. Our writing focus will include narrative and persuasive texts as we prepare ourselves for NAPLAN, followed by students producing information reports. Our reading focus will include literacy circles as well as building our field knowledge on extreme weather with an excursion to the Melbourne museum and IMAX cinema. For numeracy we will focus on unpacking, representing and solving written problems using addition, subtraction and multiplication. We will also be learning about time and using strategies to help us problem solve. Our inquiry design topic will also incorporate an inventor incursion where students can explore, design and construct their own inventions.

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