This is a page that we use to show everyone what we have been up to.
So keep a regular look out for the exciting things we get up to in Grade 5 and 6.
Our Melting Marshmallow Inventions
As part of our integrated studies we have been looking at technological advances and inventions that been successful and also those that have failed and the reasons why. As part of this topic the students have watched the movie "Robots" and have tried to invent something under the heading "see a need fill a need"
Here is the design brief the students had to work towards.
William Loud Tennis Tournament
The students headed to the Nolan Street Tennis Centre to watch some of Australia's top tennis players. We were able to watch a match between Vitcorja Rajicic and Tammi Patterson (who went on to be the runner up of the tournament). It is amazing how hard they can hit the ball. The students also got to test out their skills on the court. They especially enjoyed finding out fast they could hit the ball on the speedometre test. 79kmph was the fastest a student managed to hit it. It was a great day and a really good chance to watch some fantastic tennis.
Wannik Dance Group
The Wannik Dance Group from Eaglehawk Secondary School came and performed 2 Aboriginal Dances for the Grade 5/6's. They also ran a work shop for 30 of our students to learn one of the dances which they then performed together. The students from Eaglehawk Secondary were given permission to teach the dance and our students were given permission to learn and perform it.
The male students learnt some of the male moves that only boys are allowed to learn and the girls learnt the female moves. The students really enjoyed being a part of the dances that have been performed in Bendigo for the last 22 years.
See the students dance with the group:
More Science Experiements
The Grade 5/6 students have taken part in more science experiments. This time we were looking at reversible and irreversible changes.
BUPA Super Hero Week
As part of the Grade 6 Community Connections Program some students ride down to BUPA in Holdsworth Road to visit the residents. This week at BUPA it was superhero week so the students thought it would be fun to dress up as superheros to entertain the residents. It was a really funny sight wacthing these students riding their bikes dressed as superheros. The residents also thought it was great.
As part of our Term 3 topic "The Unexpected" the Grade 5 and 6 students have been doing some experiments about solids, liquids and gases. They have had a go at the "goo" experiment, trying to find out why it changes from a solid to a liquid.
Our Golden Past Projects
The Grade 5/6 students have been working hard over the last 4 weeks on their projects about a variety of Australian historical events. They have written poems, explained how miners use their tools and made models to replicate an historical event. We all enjoyed sharing our projects and seeing how each other had presented different parts. We got some good ideas for when we complete our next project.
Sovereign Hill Excursion - June 11th.
Students departed school at 8am to travel to Sovereign Hill for their major excursion for 2013. They took part in the 'Gold Fever' educational session and enjoyed panning, walking the streets and the Bowling Saloon.
Check out Noah's style!
Grade 5's and their Buddies
Each week the Grade 5 students meet up with their Prep Buddies. They work with the Preps on craft activities, maths games and outdoor activities. The Preps love meeting up with their Buddies. The Grade 5's really like being able to help the Preps.
Grade 5/6's taking part in a footy clinic run by the SEDA students.
Grade 6 Goldfields Adverts
Grade 6 Maths
Here are some Grade 6's modelling how to complete subtraction equations involving renaming.
Student Leadership Conference
On Thursday the 2nd of May our 12 Student Leaders and 8 House Captains travelled down to Ballarat to take part in the Leadership Conference run by GRIP. They had a great time and learnt lots of differnet things about how to be a good leader, what makes a team and how they can run activities around the school. We also got to take part in a follow up online conference on Tuesday the 14th May. In this session the students learnt some new leadership principles and values. They also had to reflect on which values they need to improve on and how they might go about doing this.
Girls Day Out
On Tuesday the 23rd of April students from our local Secondary College (Weeroona) came to school and worked with Grade 5 and 6 girls on activitities that promoted team work and friendship.
Boys Day In
Also on Tuesday 23rd the boys stayed inside and had a visit from Rob Trewartha, an Army Reserve member. Rob spoke about his placements and the importance of teamwork and mateship. Rob also shared some of equipment with students.
Our annual ANZAC service was once again conducted by the Grade 6 Student Leaders. It was a thoughtful service with RSL members and BUPA residents in attendance. Mr Trewartha played the Last Post while students thought of those who lost their lives in the wars.