Term 2 Open Session

Dear Parents/Carers,

This term the Grade 5/6s have been learning about space, the solar system and what is required to sustain life on Earth.

Students have been assigned ‘Districts’ within their classes and have researched the importance of their district to a new colony on a habitable planet. Students are currently building and designing their district within a new colony using Minecraft Education Edition.

Classes will also be collaborating to create brochures to persuade people to travel to their new colony to live.

The 5/6 cohort would like to welcome you to join us on Tuesday June 26th from 2.15pm until 3.15pm for an Open Session to showcase all the hard work the students have been doing. You will have the opportunity to visit your child’s classroom as well as the other 5/6 classrooms.

Kind regards,
The Grade 5/6 Team

Scienceworks

The 5/6 students and teachers had fabulous time visiting SCIENCEWORKS last week. We explored the habitability of planets in the solar system and the constellations in the night sky during our visit to The Planetarium. The students tested their sporting prowess and fitness levels in the Sportworks section of the museum. Then we all took a trip to the future with the Think Ahead exhibit, exploring the food, technology, transportation and housing of tomorrow.

Welcome to Term 2

We are excited about Term 2.

We will be looking at space and the planets which will include an excursion to Scienceworks in Week 2.

We will be reading science fiction texts and other space related material, both fiction and non fiction. Number patterns and data and statistics will be our focus at the beginning of Term 2 in Maths.

Origami Cranes

On Wednesday the Grade 5/6 students took a short walk to a local art space to support fellow student Phoebe and view her Origami Crane Installation. Phoebe had the chance to explain the project to her peers and answer questions about crane making and what inspires her. Students were then able to examine the 692 cranes on display and read the many wishes on the wishing wall. Congratulations Phoebe! It was an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

 

Goth Girl

Tired of all those books about a fairy princess saved by some handsome prince or those books with all those bright colours that are supposed to be aimed at a certain gender? You know the ones…well so are we so it’s great to introduce Goth Girl by Chris Riddell. A book series for all types of readers who just love good and exciting books with a strong lead character that isn’t just into fairies, looking pretty and bright colours.

Welcome!

Dear parents and children, welcome to the Grade 5/6 FNPS blog for 2018. On this blog you’ll find different information about trends and happenings in our beautiful school. On top of the blog there are also pages dedicated to different learning domains which will also have information and links for you to use.