What an amazing few weeks it has been. Starting off with a performance by the talented students from Wesley College in Melbourne’s inner city suburbs. Students were dazzled by a remake and re-jig of the traditional story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The excitement then moved forward to the annual Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival, whereby many of our very own Year 5 students won awards and even broke records. A big congratulations to Daniel Forster, Luca Reef, Denver Phillips, Joshua Buffon, David Roberts, Quincy Dawson, Zoe Leung, Amelia Larcombe, Imogen Briscoe and Aavni Ahuja for their amazing effort. A special mention goes to Aavni for winning every race in her category and breaking a 4-year-old record.
The fun continued with the Wakka Wakka Talent show on Thursday, as students battled to take out the title of ‘Overall winner.’ Year 5 weighed heavy in this competition with a total of 12 students participating in the finale. Each student performed extremely well and should be very proud of themselves. The talent this year was amazing, and it was great to see so many of our talented students auditioning. An honourable mention goes to the group ‘Fourth Harmony’ (Jess, Calpurnia, Elizabeth & Chloe) who was awarded a ‘Highly commended’ certificate.
We would also like to congratulate the Year 5’s on bringing in so many wonderful boxes for this years “Box of Hope” initiative. It was impressive to see so many lovely gifts and beautifully decorated boxes. Thank you to the families that participated, as we know these gifts will make so many children very happy this Christmas.
Students are buzzing as we get closer to the Year 5 Championship car race. Everyone is working hard to complete their race cars, making sure that they not only go the furthest and the fastest, but that they stay together. Some amazing problem solving skills are coming into play and our students are leaning lots of important lessons about design and that looks aren’t always everything.
In English, we have moved on from writing CV’s to a strong focus on grammar and Poetry. The students have learnt about prepositional phrases, subordinate clauses, numeral nouns, possessive pronouns, and determiners. We have also reviewed figurative language. The boys and girls have really enjoyed reading picture books and various poems and identifying figurative language and all forms of grammar.
Revision of the year’s more challenging topics are the focus of our Mathematics sessions and will continue to be over the coming weeks as we finalise preparations for students as they move into Year 6.
Dates to remember
Ties and blazers should be worn for the rest of the Term
Year 5 Assembly – December 1
Library movie excursion to see “Wonder” at Festival Walk – December 5