For Inquiry we have started working on our Energy experiments and have had fun with the race around Australia. 5/6 WD are currently on Tasmania, and are working hard on Fridays to make this the best trip ever!
The 5/6s have has a few incursions recently. On Wednesday the 15th of November the 5/6s had an Aboriginal and Hip hop dance incursion. Also on Thursday the 16th of November the 5/6s will have a clay art incursion.
In maths the 5/6 students are working on angles. They are looking at the different types of angles. They are also working on measuring angles using protractors and lots more.
On Wednesday the 8th of November the whole school had Twilight Sports everyone enjoyed it especially the year 6s as it was the last one. Congratulations to Austin for winning the House Spirit Award and Mullane for winning the Twilight Sports Night. Also congratulations to Francesca and Tobias for winning the year 6 race.
The year 5s have had lots of fun going on kinder visits and are very excited to have buddies next year. The year 5s have also been preparing their leadership speeches and the year 6s have had some orientation days and testings days for their new high schools.
The 5/6 level will be going to the city for an excursion on the 28th of November. They will be racing around the city. Thanks for all the parents who have offered to help we couldn’t do it without you.
Week 5 and 6 have been fun, entertaining and very busy for the 5/6s.
This week in maths the 5/6s have been learning about volume and capacity with Mrs.Dame. We have been working in the teacher planning room. We were split into 4 groups and have explored different parts of volume and capacity by doing a range of activities. One of the activities was to work out how many cubic centimetres would fit into the teacher planning room. These activities have increased the 5/6s capabilities in measuring and estimating volume and capacity.
For Inquiry the 5/6s have continued to learn about energy. We have moved around to different classrooms to learn about different ways energy can be used.
On Wednesday in week 3 the whole school had Italian Day. Benedict and Cristian were the hosts for the parade. After the parade the school went off to multi-age groups where the 5/6s read out the italian poems that they had been practising. We were lucky enough to have a magician called Luigi Zucchini perform his magic show in front of us.
In week 4 the 5/6 ‘All Star’ girls went to Division hooptime. They played really well but they did not make it through to Regionals. We also played milo T20 cricket. All the 5/6s were split into teams and played cricket. Everybody had a really exciting day especially the Championship girls team who will be advancing to the next round.
The past 2 weeks have been very entertaining for the 5/6s.
The first two weeks of this term have been very busy. We have continued to learn about how to convert, simplify, add, subtract, divide, compare and multiply fractions. Each day we would practise a section we needed to work on. On Friday we showed how much we had learned by doing a test.
We also started our Inquiry Unit for term 4. Our topic is ‘Science’, we learnt about all the different types of energy. Some types of energy we learned about were: nuclear, coal, kinetic, heat, electricity, water, air, gas and mechanical.
Each week the 5/6 classes will rotate and learn different things to do with energy for our Science topic. In 5/6M we learnt about light and tried some different experiments using a torch. We predicted how the experiment would go and recorded down what we observed.
In Religion we learnt about the Trinity and 5/6M shared information about the this at reflection last Friday.
Here is a video we thought you might like about the Trinity.
As a level we started our ‘Race Around Australia’. The ‘Race Around Australia’ is a race where we have teams of 4 and every week on Friday we have to go to a different State or Territory and plan our trip around that State or Territory. When we are there we have to visit 4 attractions, we have to organise the hotels and food for the week. Last week the 5/6s started with Victoria.
This term, we have had a lot of fun creating our own websites based on our Inquiry project countries. We have used Google Sites to make some very aesthetic and professional-looking websites. Click on the links below to view some examples of our work!
On Tuesday the 23rd of May the grade 6 students represented St Anne’s at the Aquinas Long Walk. Tom Murphy and Olivia Della Gatta started the event off by welcoming over 3000 people to Aquinas. The students walked in solidarity with over 40 other schools and special guests Michael Long and Nova Peris. It was an amazing experience for students and teachers.
On Wednesday the 15th of February the senior students ventured to Candlebark Farm for three days of crazy fun. There were so many different activities for the students to enjoy. The Super Swooper was definitely a favourite and really challenged the students to step out of their comfort zone. Camp was a great experience for all and I’m sure you’ll agree that all the students had a wonderful time.
This term, the Year 5/6 students have been working in groups to create online time capsules called TimePods. They have had to work collaboratively in Google Docs to record interesting facts and data about a specific points in time over the past few weeks. Additionally, each group had a session in our recording studio to vocally explain their information.
It has really demonstrated how well our students at St Anne’s can take responsibility to work together in different ways to help each other learn new skills and meet deadlines. The recording studio software is often quite complex and tricky to navigate, but most of the groups have either worked independently to trouble-shoot any problems they encountered, or they have worked closely with our Year 5/6 Radio Leaders to make sure their final recordings are of a high standard.
Here are a few samples of the TimePods that have been created.
Click on each screenshot to open an audio (mp3) file and hear the students’ work!
Tahlia, Mia, Amelia & Hannah:
Denzel, Jake, Patrick, Tobias:
Will, Sam & Spencer:
Kayla, Izzy, Lianna & Macey:
Molly, Maya, Imogen & Hannah:
Lewis, Bailey, Blake & Jack: Note: you will need to log into Google with your St Anne’s login to hear this recording.