Year 5

This term the Inquiry topic in our classroom is ‘Australian Native Birds; and we are studying a novel called ‘Storm Boy’. Storm Boy has been a best-selling book for over 55 years and is a lovely story about a single parent family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, written by Colin Thiele.

Although we are only coming to the end of Week Two, we have been working very hard in our classroom on various activities in the different learning areas. Here are a couple of the things we have been doing…

In Mathematics we have been measuring and constructing different types of angles such as acute, obtuse, straight and reflex angles. We have also explored how to devise an unbiased survey and represent data in a frequency table, bar graph and pictograph accurately, so data can be easily read and interpreted.

In English we have learnt how to write engaging, convincing persuasive texts in preparation for NAPLAN, which takes place in Week Three. Mrs. Renton has worked very hard preparing us for these upcoming assessments and we all feel very confident and prepared to perform our personal best, next week.

In HASS we have been learning about the three levels and government and the responsibilities that each of these levels have. We have also discussed the upcoming Federal Election and how Australian citizens have the right to vote for the candidate they feel will best represent our country as we live in a Democracy.

The election takes place on Saturday the 18th of May and it is compulsory for all Australian citizens over the age of 18 to vote. We look forward to seeing who our new representatives will be!


Term 1

What a whirlwind of learning this term has been already! We have hit the ground running and tried very hard to embrace all the learning opportunities Mrs. Renton has been presented us with.

In Mathematics we have been looking at Place Value and representing numbers in different forms.

In Religion we have been celebrating the gift of our bodies and discussing how God wants us to use our bodies to communicate love and goodness

In English we have been exploring language conventions in preparation for Naplan, and in Shared Reading we are reading an entertaining novel by Roald Dahl  called ‘Matilda’. In Handwriting we are working towards attaining our ‘Blue Pen’ licences. In order to achieve our licence, we have to demonstrate that we can consistently write fluently and neatly in blue pen.

In Integrated Studies we have been participating in team building activities to enhance our ability to work cooperatively with others; and we have started designing a personal coat of arms, that represents the uniqueness of our individual selves.

We are also super delighted to have our new HP touch screen laptops. The one-to-one laptop program we have in our classroom, enables us to embed technology into all that we do, on a daily basis, and we feel privileged to be using this tool to assist us with our learning.

Classroom documents Term 1: