Art: Ned Kelly





As part of our learning in History we completed a visual art task based on the famous Ned Kelly painting created by Sidney Nolan.

Students were able to use a variety of techniques to create their artwork including:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • collage

Students enjoyed the activity and created fantastic artworks!


Maths: Perimeter





In Maths, Year 5/6 have been learning about measurement. Students have been working on  the following skills:
  • correctly measuring using a variety of measurement tools
  • converting between units of measurement 
  • measuring irregular shapes
  • Extension projects exploring pi and circles
  • Estimation and rounding


Students loved the hands on learning experiences offered in this unit of learning.

Cross Country

  

Yesterday we bravely went ahead with our cross country carnival and luckily we had some lovely sunny weather.



There was enthusiastic house cheering and support shown during the event.



Students engaged in practice running sessions prior to the day and it showed with strong participation from our year 5/6 students.






Sean Choolburra Performance



Yesterday students across the school attended a fun and informative dance performance from Sean Choolburra.


He demonstrated four different dances to the students including a crocodile and dragonfly dance.


Sean invited student participation during the performance with students using clapping sticks, playing didgeridoos and using digging sticks to poke an echidna.


To end the performance students were invited to join Sean on stage to dance together. 

5/6 Camp Cooba


Last week students attended a fun filled camp at Camp Cooba near Cooma in NSW.


Students spent many hours outside and luckily we had warm, sunny weather.



Activities included:
  • big swing
  • flying fox
  • mountain biking
  • assault course
  • bush games
  • archery
  • team maneuvers 

 

Many of the activities focused on team building and working together to achieve a goal.



Science in 5/6


Students have been busy learning about energy in science. They have been conduction investigations to further their knowledge of solar and light energy sources. 


We have modified a can to see if we can maximise its ability to heat water. Students have also tested a variety of materials to determine whether they are transparent, translucent or opaque.




Our next investigation will focus on shadows. Feel free to ask your child about their learning in Science!




5/6 Students Love Our Library!



On Friday I am lucky to have a library duty. It is pleasing to regularly see so many of our older students enjoying this wonderful space.


There are games of Magic being played.



Older students reading to our younger students, modelling a love of reading.


Dedicated Library Monitors, who are regularly on duty in this space. They help students borrow resources, puppets and iPads. 

Thank you to Mr James for making the library such a loved part of our school.