Leadership was the focus in Year 5 the past two weeks, culminating in Leadership Day on Monday 30 October. Thank you to Mr Shirley, Mr Reed, Mr McGunnigle, Year 5 parents and the 2017 AISHK leaders, who shared with Year 5, their knowledge on the qualities and attributes that make a good leader. In the afternoon, students participated in a variety of activities with the House patrons and concluded the day with a whole year meeting.
Moving forward with our Invention and Innovation unit, students have been frequenting the Design and Technology room. Lessons based on students safely using equipment in the DT room have been the focus. Students then proceeded to design a keyring, explore and experiment with the equipment to achieve their goal. The final products were outstanding!
In English, students have been writing their CVs in preparation to apply for leadership positions for the 2018 school year. Key language explored during Leadership Day was used by students to identify the strengths, abilities and personal qualities that they consider would make them a good leader. Alongside the CV writing, students have been honing their creative writing skills. Concepts such as noun groups, prepositional phrases, compound clauses and independent and dependent sentences will be covered.
Students concluded a unit of work on position and time with a task that required them to plan a trip around Australia. First they were required to map the capital cities of each state and territory using coordinates, then using 24 hour time, plan their flights using airline websites. Students found this activity both challenging and enjoyable. Revision of the year’s more challenging topics will be the driving force behind math lessons over the coming weeks as we finalise preparations for students to move into Year 6.
Dates to Remember:
Wesley College Performance for students – Monday 6
Swimming carnival – Thursday 9
Wizard of Oz registration deadline – Friday 10. Students can find the link on the OLP Performing Arts page and with parent approval, they need to use their school email login to register.
Dental visit – Friday 17
Year 5 Assembly – December 1