5/6 Area


Literacy

During Term 1 the senior school students have begun working on writing a recount text. We have been focusing on unpacking our ideas as a strategy to assist with the writing process. Senior school students also have the opportunity to work in small conference groups with their teacher to discuss and explore strategies to improve their writing skills.

In reading, students have been working on a selection of comprehension strategies from the CAFÉ reading menu. During our literacy block students make entries into their Reader’s Notebooks as a way to model their ideas and wonderings about the texts they engage with. Senior school students also have the opportunity to work in small conference groups with their teacher to discuss a variety of texts to improve their reading skills.

 

Numeracy

During Term 1 in maths we are learning about place value and have begun looking at addition and subtraction methods to solve problems. Students have enjoyed setting up their learning goal books and maths glossary. They are responsible for selecting their own goals and choosing an activity to support them in achieving their goals. Senior school students enjoy choosing how to learn from a range of resources their teachers have prepared. This can range from:

  • Conference group with the teacher
  • Mathletics and My Numeracy (Essential Assessment)
  • Google classroom
  • Using hands on materials in the room such as MAB, cards, dice etc
  • Peer tutoring
  • Problem solving questions

Integrated

In Term 1 our integrated topic is Health, with a specific focus on drugs and alcohol. Students will learn about the difference between illicit and illegal drugs, and will be exploring the 3 categories of drugs (Depressants, Hallucinogens and Stimulants) and their effects on the human body.



Mrs Sibly & Miss Pohlner