Welcome to Around the Classrooms in 5 / 6 L.
It has been a very busy time with so much to do and learn! It’s hard to believe we are halfway through Term 2!
Let’s begin with Literacy.
We have been learning about how to improve our reading comprehension through Reciprocal Reading. Wondering what that is? Well keep reading and you’ll soon find out!
We have learnt that there are four strategies to help us understand what we are reading. They are predicting, clarifying, questioning and summarizing. In groups we read a text and use these strategies to discuss what we have understood. At first, we found it really challenging but we are getting used to it. The best part is that we have lots of discussion in our groups.
In Inquiry we have been researching natural disasters and how they affect the Earth’s surface. At the moment, we are working in groups to investigate how natural disasters are caused. We will show our understandings by writing an explanation text ,creating a poster or a diorama of our natural disaster and preparing an oral presentation. It has been a lot of work but really interesting!!
In Math, all the Year 5 & 6 students are in mixed groups and each teacher works with a different group. We have just completed multiplication and division and are beginning to learn about fractions.
In Religion, we have been learning about justice, dignity and respect. We were shown some photos and we discussed how the images made us feel, think and wonder. We had some really interesting discussions. Next, we looked at the Catholic Social Justice teaching - Preferential Option for the Poor, and how we are all responsible for taking care of each other. We also discussed how we can make a difference to other people’s lives, by just showing kindness.
Lastly, we also have Leadership and Buddies every second Friday. It is so much fun working with our Foundation buddies.They are getting to know us and are excited when they see us at recess or lunch!!
We also look forward to Leadership because in teams, we create goals each term that will help make our school even better.
We hope you enjoyed reading about our learning.
5 / 6 L students