Years 3,4,5 & 6 News

Words into Action

Our unit for this term involves taking action on an issue in our local area and acting to make a change. At the beginning of this year our class instituted a new bin system to ensure we were taking advantage … Continued

Bin Audit

The students were very excited to attend their first orientation session this afternoon. They were divided into different groups and allocated to teachers they will be having next year. The subjects ranged from art, music and drama to maths and … Continued

Ned Kelly

This term we are collaborating with the other VoSS schools on a unit about Ned Kelly. The idea is to debate whether he should be regarded as a hero or a villain. The students have been reading Carol Wilkinson’s Black … Continued

Learning how to Learn

The end of this week marks the official end of our Learning how to Learn Program although, of course, we never stop learning and we hope our students will get better and better at it! One of our primary focuses … Continued

Reports

Thank you to all the parents who attended the learning awards. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we’re very sorry that you missed our students performing songs they had composed. The good news is that we intend to … Continued

Film

As we near the end of term, it’s been a big week for the dramatic arts. Our school film has now been completed. Next week, Barry Pheloung will be coming in to help us compose the score. It’s always educational … Continued

Fractions

In maths this week we have been reviewing mixed numbers and how to add and subtract fractions. We played a game where students had a pool of eighths and rolled a dice to form wholes. They had to track their … Continued

Adoles:sence

Our Adoles:sence program was an amazing success. Our teacher, Jane, was quick to outline guidelines for how to respond to the information and questions raised in the course and our students took them seriously, creating an atmosphere of trust where … Continued

Editing

We have a strong focus on editing our writing this term. Our students seem to score well on their spelling and grammar assessments but they don’t always carry this knowledge through to their written work. We have established a routine … Continued

Robotics

Robotics is just one of the many exciting projects we are engaging with this term. In term 2, the students had a go at programming a sumobot with our lego robots. We have a white circle surrounded by a black … Continued