Our Grade 5 Blog

September 19, 2014
by georginacauchi
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Year Fives on the hunt for convicts…

Hi everyone,

It’s hard to believe it is the last week of term, it has gone so quickly. Before we know it we will be getting ready for Christmas.

The final week of term has been an extremely busy one jam packed full of excitement. On Thursday afternoon last week and Monday afternoon this week the Grade Five students were involved in some fun, but challenging activities based on Habits of the Minds; ‘Striving for Accuracy’- vortex throw, ‘Persisting’- Rice Bubble Bucket Challenge, ‘Thinking Independently’- building a house of cards and ‘Communicating with Clarity’- Heads Up, were some of the activities. It was great to see everyone involved and ‘having a go’!

Working Interdependently and Striving for Accuracy

Working Interdependently and Striving for Accuracy

Footy Day

Tuesday was LPS Footy Day. After a fantastic start to the day with a whole school assembly our fearless Grade Five girls ran through their banner to take on the Grade Six girls in the footy match of the season!! Unfortunately the game was brought to a sudden end when the clouds burst and heavy rain drenched everyone. The girls showed great spirit under the guidance of their talented coach Mr Macaulay. Our newly trained Grade Five umpires expertly umpired the game. Thanks Mr Hazlett for your exciting call of the game and Mr Panou for a great Footy Day celebration.

Year 5 v Year 6 Footy Day

Year 5 v Year 6 Footy Day

 

Our amazing Year 5 AFL umpires.

Our amazing Year 5 AFL umpires.

 DEA Assembly

On Wednesday afternoon the Grade Five students attended the DEA Assembly for Blogging. Next term we will be looking at and creating Wikispaces. Events like these give us all the opportunity to reflect on the amazing skills of our students.

Inquiry Day

Inquiry Day proved to be a fantastic way to end the term. The costumes were terrific and it is rumoured there were even some convicts amongst the crowd. Each grade began the day with students presenting their Famous Australian. The open-minded portraits looked fantastic and will be on display in classrooms. Students were also involved in a mapping activity, practising the skills required by explorers like Bourke and Wills. The afternoon was spent playing old-fashioned games. Anyone out there remember Hookey??

As the term ends we would like to wish everyone a relaxing and safe holiday. Enjoy the break and come back ready to finish off the year with a BIG BANG!

Term 3 Inquiry- Mapping-Burke and Wills

Term 3 Inquiry- Mapping-Burke and Wills

Dates to remember:

Term 4 begins 6th October

LPS Art Show 10th and 11th October

Excursion Levy due, 13th October

Year 5 Incursion- Starlab, 16th October

Music Gala 23rd October

 

 

 

The Year 5 Team

Term 3 Inquiry Day

Term 3 Inquiry Day

 

Term 3 Inquiry Day

Term 3 Inquiry Day

 

 

Term 3 Inquiry

Term 3 Inquiry

 

 

May 29, 2014
by georginacauchi
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Camp Rumbug=Camp Adventure

We have had an amazing start to Camp Rumbug. In just three days we have experienced 10 wet and muddy rotations, a fun and fitness trail and a trip to the Prom. We are all still excited for what is in store for Thursday and Friday.

Our adventure started on Monday with the fun and fitness trail. After stretching our calves and loosening up the arms, we joined hands with a partner and set off. What we didn’t expected was the mud pit!! We pushed through with determination and tried hard to avoid the buckets of mud from Mrs Weekes and Miss Cauchi.

We then began our rotations and as Jack K would say, 10 of the most challenging activities ever. We had to fight off the leeches and embrace our wet clothes to cross the draw bridge, canoe through the lake and find our balance on the adventure bridge. The team work has been amazing with groups working together to solve the nitro crossing, titanic raft and environmental ropes. The mud pit has been a highlight with not only a beauty treatment but a great deal of persistence to work together to get all group members through. We managed to put our cooking skills to the test to make master chef quality damper. Ms Smith went into hiding during the bird mapping activity and the southern cross tested our balancing skills.

We all responded with wonderment and awe when we arrived at Wilson’s Prom. We stalked some kangaroos, made a bridge to get across to squeaky beach then made a scenic walk to Tidal River. It was stunning. We stopped for lunch and ate delicious salad rolls with the company of some very hungry Rosellas. Off to Scare Bear now (aka Giant Swing).

See you on Friday!

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March 11, 2014
by georginacauchi
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Habits of the mind and a trip to the city!

It’s been another eventful week in Year 5, we started the week learning all about Art Costa’s Habits of Mind. All 130 students and teachers worked together and applied the habit of ‘Working Interdependently’ to silently get into a large circle, in order of the birthdays in Year 5 from January to December. This was certainly a fun but challenging activity. Students then headed off in groups and participated in various activities to engage their minds in various habits of the mind.

On Thursday 6th March we embarked on a journey into the CBD to the Chinese DSC_6598Museum. Students experienced a great Kung Fu demonstration, walked the length of the Millennium Chinese Dragon, (all 63 metres of coloured beauty) and wandered through a Chinese Supermarket. They learnt all about traditional Chinese musical instruments, smelt the pungent Chinese medicinal herbs and wandered the streets of Chinatown soaking up the atmosphere and observing noodle and dumpling making.

We are all looking forward to learning more about ‘Our closest neighbours’ the countries of Asia and sampling Asian cuisine at Box Hill Central on the 26th of March.DSC_6539

 

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