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Year 5 Newsletter | Term 2 Week 2

22 April 2021 Jen N 0

Welcome to the start of Term 2. Below is a quick recap of our learning so far and how you can support your child. English Students have been introduced to informative texts. They have identified the purpose of informative texts and listed the various types, such as recipes, reports, news articles, signs and instructions. Students then made comparisons between imaginative […Read more]

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Year 5 Newsletter | Term 1 Week 8

18 March 2021 Jen N 0

As we prepare for our final week of Term 1, we all find ourselves asking… where has this term gone!?  Below is a quick recap of our learning so far and how you can support your child. English Students are drafting their creative stories. They have planned and brainstormed their ideas and learned a variety of techniques such as tightening […Read more]

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Year 5 Newsletter | Term 1 Week 6

4 March 2021 Jen N 0

The children have been very busy in class. Below is a quick recap of our learning and how you can support your child. English We are continuing to dissect how to write a text that entertains the reader (primarily narrative). One technique that we will explore is “show don’t tell”. Writers use this to create a clear picture in the […Read more]

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Year 5 Newsletter | Term 1 Week 4

19 February 2021 Jen N 0

With Week 4 coming to an end, here’s a quick recap of our learning and how you can support your child. English In English this term we have gathered extra support and are running small focused guided reading groups. These small groups develop reading fluency and comprehension skills by thoughtfully unpacking sentences to bring the text alive. You may hear […Read more]

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Year 5 Newsletter | Term 4 Week 10

25 November 2020 Jen N 0

English Students have been writing more of their own poetry. They have been using language features such as repetition to create some imaginative creations. Students are consolidating their handwriting with clearly-formed joined letters and developing an increased fluency. We are also revising reading strategies such as rereading the text, decoding and skimming during various reading activities. Ask your child about their […Read more]

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Year 5 Newsletter | Term 4 Week 8

11 November 2020 Jen N 0

English We have examined forms of poetry. Students have been looking at various language features (alliteration, repetition, simile, rhythm, and onomatopoeia). Through the study of humorous and entertaining poems. Students have also analysed ways presenters engage and entertain their audience through performance features (gestures, expression, tone, and pace.) They are in the process of choosing a poem to rehearse and […Read more]

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Year 5 Newsletter | Term 4 Week 6

29 October 2020 Brigitte McNamara 0

English We have been examining and growing an appreciation for different forms of poetry. We have been reading poems that are humorous and entertaining. We have looked at various language features (alliteration, repetition, simile, rhythm, onomatopoeia, etc.) and performance features (gestures, expression, tone, pace, etc.) that have been used to engage and entertain the reader. Soon students will be choosing […Read more]