Years 3,4,5 & 6 News

The case for change

As part of our sustainability unit, the students are taking action to reduce our school’s global footprint. After brainstorming different areas that we could have an impact on, groups of students have selected topics, including: reducing the amount of paper … Continued

Snow

It’s great to be back at school after our exciting week in the snow fields. Today, as part of Science Week, we enjoyed a visit from the Off The Planet team to learn about the Earth’s place in Space. We … Continued

Sustainability

Our unit for this term is sustainability. We will be exploring the concept through reading information texts and picture books,  as well as Tim Winton’s novel Blueback and drawing on these ideas to expand our understanding of what it means … Continued

History Projects

This week the Flame Trees have been presenting their history projects on Australian Democracy. It was a challenging project and the work they have done has been very impressive. Students have taught the class about Federation, significant referendums, civil rights … Continued

Parliament

Last week we had a mock Parliament in class. The students were randomly assigned to be Government or Opposition members. We also had some cross-benchers, who held the balance of power. Our Government forwarded a bill that Fidget Spinners be … Continued

Class Mascot

This week we have been further our investigations into Australian Democracy by exploring our preferential voting system. The students had to come up with a a candidate to elect as our school mascot. We began by looking at the values … Continued

Democracy

This week we have been learning about the structure of our democratic system. Students have been learning to select the key ideas from written and video texts to summarise information. We explored the processes of passing a bill,  the history of … Continued

Robotics

Over the last few weeks, the Flame Trees have been constructing and programming robots through our Lego Mindsets kits. Our challenge is to create the best sumo bot – we have an arena set up and the students have to … Continued

NAPLAN

It’s national testing time again and the Flame trees have been taking it in their stride. Yesterday we completed the writing and language conventions test. The topic for the writing was “which is better?” The students had free reign to … Continued

History

The Flame Trees are exploring the structure and history of Australian democracy this term. This will complement our visit to Parliament House when we travel to Canberra next term. The class has a history assignment that they need to complete … Continued