October 20, 2016
The last two weeks in 5/6 have flown by! We have been very busy with swimming and learning lots of new things about how to be safe in the water.
On the last day we had our own Swimming Sports. We had events such as freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. The younger students participated in some other races such as noodle races and kickboard races. We all participated in some really fun house activities too and displayed excellent sportsmanship for Freeman, Chisholm and Hollows.
Both parents and the lifeguards commented on how lovely the Grade 5/6’s are with the younger students. We are very proud to be leaders of the school and help our buddies when we can!
What is your favourite swimming style?
September 15, 2016
One of our focuses in writing has been on explanations. The 5/6’s did a fantastic job at researching and developing their explanations. Some of the topics included how and why chameleons change their colour, how sound travels under water, how certain animals have become extinct and how some different science experiments work. We displayed them in our classroom for everyone to read.
Our most recent success was our music performance on the truck at the Daffodil Parade! Some of the Grade 5/6’s performed while riding on the back of a truck along the streets of Kyneton. They did an excellent job representing our school and playing Spring Gully Jive that was composed by Andy Rigby.
We are looking forward to all of the exciting things that Term 4 has in store!
What was your favourite part of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival?
September 14, 2016
This term we had a very successful day at the Athletics whether we came back with a ribbon or not. Everyone tried their best and we had some beautiful weather to make it even better!
We recently participated in the Gymnastics program at school. Here are the boys showing off some of their new skills.
Did you watch the Olympic Games? What were your favourite events?
September 13, 2016
As Term 3 comes to a close, over the next three days we will be sharing some snap shots of the super fun and exciting things the Grade 5/6’s have been doing.
On the second week after the holidays, the Grade 5/6’s went on Urban Camp. We did lots of different activities including the Melbourne Zoo, Etihad Stadium, the Old Melbourne Gaol and MSAC just to name a few. Oh and we did LOTS of walking. Here’s Toby in the butterfly house at the Melbourne Zoo with a new friend.
In maths, the Grade 5/6’s have been doing a lot of work on measurement, shape and angles. We used our knowledge to create house designs using Planner 5D and during a session with our buddies, we helped them to make a house design too! Here is Maya teaching Maggie and Isabella how to design a home using Planner 5D. The link is included so you can try it at home!
Please tell us about your favourite camp memory or a room you might add when designing your own dream home!
June 24, 2015
Yesterday (Monday the 24th) the grade 5/ 6s went to the Life Education van to learn about drugs and what affect they have on you. We played all sorts of games for example, a game where we had to sort out which drugs were stimulants and depressants. Another game we played is where we had to sort out if they had drugs in them or they were drug free. We watched a video about this girl called Maya and her friends went to a party with her sister Mel who got drunk, we had to decide the least risky option to get home. We decided to call the parents was the safest option. At the end of the the session we got to meet Harold the Giraffe. Written by Dom and Thor
What is something you learnt from the session?
Give an example of a drug we learnt about? Is it a depressant or a stimulant?
What is a strategy you could use to deal with a peer pressure situation?
June 4, 2015
This week we helped our buddies with Craftanoon. We were learning to weave paper. How do you weave paper you ask, well it’s easy.
1. Fold one piece of paper in half (portrait)
2. Cut almost all the way up using scissors, 1 cm apart and leave 1 cm at the top. Make sure you cut from the middle, where the paper is folded.
3. Cut the other piece of paper into strips, the other way so they are short
4. Use one of the strips to weave in and out of the other piece of paper, under and over, under and over
5. Glue the end down
6. Do the same with the next strip but the opposite, over then under, over then under
7. Repeat steps 4 – 6 until you’ve finished
What other craft activities could we make?
What is your favourite craft activity?
May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015
On Thursday the 23rd of April Grade 5/6 went to Kyneton Secondary College for a pre-orientation day. First we had a tour of the school where we found out about the school. Then we had sport and we played D-Ball, the blue team won 86-72 over the green team. Then we had recess where we could do whatever we wanted. For 3rd period we had french and she taught us some new actions to french words. After that we had science and we got to make toothpaste out of flavouring, salt, bicarb soda, colour dye and sugar if we wanted to. We then tested them to see how they tasted, the majority of the toothpastes tasted horrible. For our last period we had english where we made a label for our toothpaste to advertise it. In all it was a good day where we got to learn about a high school experience!!
By Dom and Jack P
What are you looking forward to most at High School? (Not the canteen)
What will you miss most about Primary School?
May 8, 2015
This term we have been working on a visual text challenge. Our challenge is to make mini lego figures, by following the instructions (the pieces are tiny and the instructions are very detailed). We have to work as a team to successfully make our figures. The figures are Raphael from the Ninja Turtles, Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street, Optimus Prime from the Transformers and Popeye the sailor. We have finished Raphael and Popeye, and we have almost finished Oscar and Optimus. We have had lots of fun doing this so far, it has been very challenging and rewarding.
By Jasmyn and Chiara.
What is a challenge you have faced? How did you overcome it?
What is the best thing you have ever made out of lego?
May 8, 2015
This week we have started this reading program called the Brainy Bunch, where we choose a chapter book that we are going to read cover to cover. Aiming to finish the book in around 3 weeks. We each got our pictures taken and made into a display out the front of our classroom, it reminds us what book we are reading.
I’m (Thor) reading ‘What body part is that?’ written by Terry Denton and
illustrated by Andy Griffiths.
I’m (Jack T) reading ‘Too small to fail’ written Morris Gleitzman and illustrated by Michael Crampton.
By Thor and Jack T
What book are you reading?
Who is your favourite author and why?