Senior School




Welcome back to Term 4, 2017!






During Term 4 the senior school we will be focusing on Why is it so?




Grades will learn about Science as a Human Endeavour such as the Scientific Method and some famous scientists. We will look at why some things happen such as Chemical Change, Chemical Science (Solids, Liquids, Gases) and Physical Science (Light and Electricity)


We are lucky enough to get the chance to explore and conduct experiments within our classrooms on these topics, so keep an eye out for some reports and photos on the blog!




During literacy sessions we will continue taking part in daily Readers’ Workshop activities which focus on the CAFÉ strategies Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanded Vocabulary. Students will regularly visit the school library to borrow books, for school and home, which are of interest and at an appropriate reading level. Our mentor text for this term will be books with a scientific focus and also reading the novel Phineas L MacGuire which is about a curious young scientist!






Our writing program Big Write/VCOP will continue as we have found that it improves student writing content and stamina. Students will learn writing strategies and set writing goals for themselves and each other. Our big focus this term will be poems and scientific report writing.






Our maths sessions are split into three areas this term; Number and Algebra which will focus on fractions, the four operations and problem solving. The second area is Measurement and Geometry which will focus on Mass, Volume and Capacity. The third area is Statistics/Probability where we will focus on Chance and Probability. We have lots of great hands on activities and challenges planned and look forward to sharing our work with you on our blog.






Each week senior students will participate in Digital Technology (Digi Tech) sessions. This term we will be involved in lots of unplugged games which will help us learn some key Digi Tech vocab. With our Dash Robots we will use our coding skills and create digital solutions to some classroom problems. Students work will be uploaded on Sentral or DB primary and on the senior blog, so don’t forget to check them out to see what we have been working on and creating.






In PE sessions with Bill this term, students will participate in Bike Ed, Soft-cross and will revisit Hockey. Senior students will also participate in weekly senior sport games to improve their team work skills.






The Arts with Ms T, includes Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design.  These Arts sessions will enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally. 






This term is a big term for our grade 6 students. They will be busily preparing for graduation and the running of the school Fete. They will also participate in a fun filled graduation excursion.




Grade 5’s will participate in transition during the last few weeks of term, which will help them prepare for next year!

We look forward to a term of fun and learning by all!