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27/07/16

Tree Week Poetry with the Year 2 students!!!

  The Year 5s have been learning poetry. They have learnt about limericks, ballads, as well as haiku and free verse. This week, as part of our Tree Week activities, they worked with the Year 2 students to write poems together.   Trees are beautiful Trees are live They could make their own language like […]

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25/07/16

Reach Out For Respect program

Every Wednesday afternoon this term, Year 5s will be taking part in the Reach Out For Respect program supported by the City of Port Phillip. You should have received a letter last week, explaining the program. The sessions are facilitated by Tash and Sammy. Last week, for the first session, the entire year level met […]

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Date:

18/07/16

Welcome Back!

Welcome back! Term 3 has begun and the Year 5 students have hit the ground running by learning about various forms of poetry, such a limericks and ballads. The Elwood Poetry Competition is coming up, and entries need to be handed in by Monday, August 8th.   There once was a kid called Rankin, Who liked […]

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23/06/16

Year 5 History Expo & End of Term Message

Today and yesterday, classes from around the school came to look at the colonial period time capsules the students have been working on. Using the skills historians use: researching, observing, recording, classifying etc., the students investigated the colonial period of Australia. They were then given the task of making artefacts they might find in a […]

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18/06/16

Challenging Maths

The Year 5s have been working on Challenging Maths problems, practising the operations of multiplication and division. After having a go at working out problems that are ‘challenging’, the focus has been sharing the different strategies used to tackle each task. The efficiency of the different strategies are discussed. Where appropriate, students are shown how to understand and […]

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17/06/16

Skateboarding lessons

Today the Year 5s had the opportunity to learn how to do skateboarding. Students practised getting into the skate stance ‘carving’ using body weight stopping (jumping – not stepping off) moving (basic – walking the dog, and then both feet (skate stance))   The session was conducted by instructors Liam and Callum from the YMCA, […]

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16/05/16

Year 5 Excursion

  Chinese Museum I learnt there was racism during the gold rush to the Chinese miners. Rosa I learnt the Chinese miners didn’t use nails or screws when building stuff (cabinets etc.). They made their own tools. Henry   Old Treasury Building We found out where they put the gold from the gold fields, and […]

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08/05/16

Explorers of the Colonial Period

Explorers of the Colonial Period Year 5 students have been investigating the Colonial Period of Australian history. Recently, they were required to research a coastal or inland explorer from the period. The students are learning about the importance of summarising, referencing and using multiple sources and perspectives when conducting research projects. These skills help them […]

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29/04/16

Year 5/6 Handball Gala Day

The handball gala day was a great opportunity to put the skills learnt in PE classes into action against other children in a fun-filled day. The students played against teams from other schools as well as other teams from our school, and good sportsmanship was displayed by all. The weather held off until morning break, […]

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28/04/16

Trading Cards – the Colonial Period

  Students have been continuing to develop the skills necessary to explore the past. They have been researching, comparing information from different sources, and using critical thinking skills to determine which facts are accurate, and which are more important to report on. They have made ‘trading cards’ on a range of significant people or events that […]

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