Here is the learning that the Year 5/6’s are planning to explore over the coming week. The best way for your child to touch base with their class teacher is via Google Classroom which they will be able to access in their Google account. The teachers will be online at regular times during this week to support the student’s learning so please continue to regularly visit the school blog for ongoing updates.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Year 5 or 6 teachers at the following addresses …..
With a sudden ending to the term, all of HT has been preparing for a new world of learning that may be taking place at the beginning of next term. We explored how programs such as Google Classroom, Screencastify and Google Meet could be used to help support the teachers with their online lessons. In addition, we will continue to encourage students to use online programs such as Mathletics, Essential Assessment, Literacy Planet and Reading Eggs because these programs are based around the Victorian Curriculum and the students are already familiar with using them.
Next term we will continue to use our school blog as an ongoing means of communicating what the students are learning. Keep a regular look out for new posts and don’t be afraid to share your thoughts via the comments section as it only take a couple of minutes.
Here is the teachers hard at work this week (ensuring that we are keeping social distancing) ……
HAVE SOME FUN LEARNING ITALIAN GREETINGS AND VOCAB!
Keeping active throughout these times is extremely important, with so many after school activities cancelled kids still need to get out and off the couch. Here is a list of activities that can be done at home.
Shoot some hoops
Kick a ball
Throw and catch a tennis ball
Throw and catch with family
Lazy Monster App (Free)
PT in my pocket (small cost)
Tap a tennis ball on a racquet
Hit a ball against a brick wall
Go for a walk / run
Ride a bike
Set up an obstacle course inside or out depending on space
Tap a balloon, how long can you keep it up
Family plank challenge
Get out in the garden and weed
Yoga for kids Daily fitness App (Free)
Hide and seek
Turn on some music and dance
It Apps (free)- Stretch It, Work It, Jump It, Balance It
Yesterday, my class (4 Blue) were lucky enough to try out Google Hangouts (Meet). Google Hangouts is a bit like Skype or FaceTime which is connected to our school Google accounts and is a way to chat to others via video. The reason we tried this is this is a way that teachers are going to connect with the students in their class if the school needs to close and we learn from home.
Yesterday Mrs Jamieson invited different students from 4 Blue to join as well as Mr. Mullavey to test out how well this program works. My class was really excited to try it and and thought it was cool how we were still able to connect with others even if we were not all in the same room together.
Here is a photo of us during our Hangout session yesterday……
At the moment in the 5/6 Level we are beginning to prepare for our 5/6 Camp that will take place early next term at the Alexandra Adventure Resort.
This week the year 5 students began thinking about who we would like to be in a dorm with for whilst at camp. Over the coming weeks we will find out more and more about what will take place at camp and many of us are already counting down the days before camp starts.
Here is a video about what the Alexandra Adventure Camp is like ….
In year five we have been learning about persuasive writing. Some of the topics that students in our class have been writing about include deforestation, pollution and smoking. We have been trying do develop how we structure our arguments so that each paragraph does not just begin with firstly, secondly, finally, etc.
Our group wrote about smoking and why it is not good for our health.