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The 5/6CE Blog has arrived! 

During 2016 we will use this form of communication to keep everybody updated about the wonderful learning that is happening in our classroom and at our school. 
We look forward to showing you learning that makes us proud.  We encourage you to make meaningful comments about our learning, especially when we ask questions. We love reading the feedback and the interesting thoughts that other people have!
Please check the Blog regularly for important updates and dates to remember. If you subscribe (check the sidebar) you will be informed by email when our Blog has been updated. 

We look forward to hearing from you! 
From Miss Angela Corrone, Mrs Neveka Elvin and the Students of 5/6CE

Last Week Of Term Reminders

KK’s & Class Party – It was great to see many students receive KK notes last week, however, some students were left a little disappointed as they did not receive any.  Could you please ensure that your KK receives some special messages this week. You may bring in your KK gift any day this week but all gifts must be here by WEDNESDAY, December 14th morning to share at our Class Party. It would also be great to see all of the students bring a small plate of food to share to celebrate a fantastic 2016 year. (A note was sent home detailing ideas of what to bring.)

KK & Class Party Note

Year 5 – Thank you to all of the parents/guardians that have returned the $10 for the Year 6 Graduation meal. If you have not completed this as of yet, could you please return as soon as possible.

Year 5 Family Donation Form

Please return your 2017 Year 6 Rugby Jumper order forms by Tuesday, December 13th so we can place the orders before the end of the year.

2017 Rugby Tops – Order Form

Year 6 – Last Week of 2016 – Graduation Reminders

Learning Intentions ~ Term 4, Week 10

Image result for advent week 3 quotes catholicThis week our learning intentions are:

Reading: To build our reading stamina. (You must bring 1-2 books from home for your ‘Good Fit’ Book Tub)

Writing: (Choose your own adventure!):
To write and publish a variety of poems.
To plan, draft and publish a narrative.
To plan, draft and write a script for a social story.

Speaking and Listening: To perform Christmas Carols in front of an audience.

Mathematics: To gather data and critically evaluate it.

Inquiry: To develop and publish a campaign that can contribute to saving a species.

Religious Education: To develop an understanding of Advent and make connections to our own faith journey.

Social and Emotional Learning: To understand the ‘Golden Rule’ – “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you” (Matthew: 7:12)

Sports Day 2016

Congratulations on a wonderful Sports Day 2016!

Well done to Green Team for winning the 2016 Sports Day. Thank you also to all students for their enthusiastic participation in the events. I especially thank our Physical Education teacher, Mrs. Nevenka Elvin for all her time and effort in ensuring the success of the day, as well as staff and parent helpers. Special acknowledgment goes to the 2016 House Captains. Red Team: Alysha and Christine, Green Team: Sophie and Rhys, Gold Team: Jaz and Jack and Blue Team: Dash and Peter. It was a great effort by everyone and well done!

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2016 Winners – Green Team 

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2016 Spirit Award – Blue Team

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We congratulate our new House Captains for 2017 and wish them well in this leadership role. Blue Team: Mackenzie and Lucy, Red Team: Emily and Hayley F, Gold Team: Jesse and Grace and Green Team: Zac and Elise.

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Wildlife Warriors – Creating a Campaign

Image result for zoos victoria fighting extinctionWe have been learning about the endangered animals on the Zoos Victoria Website this term. Now it is your turn to make a difference.

I have loved to see how engaged you have all been with your Wildlife Warrior Campaigns throughout the last two weeks. Your creativity and enthusiasm has been outstanding.

Throughout the week, Mrs Elvin will be filming you talkng about your campaign, so be prepared to share your great ideas.

 

As we are approaching the final stages of our campaigns, just a reminder about what is needed.

Your campaign must include….

  • A picture
  • A title
  • Explanation of the campaign
  • Effects of the campaign (positive)
  • Why the animal needs the campaign
  • How you can help

Learning Intentions ~ Term 4, Week 9

Related imageThis week our learning intentions are:

Reading: To build our reading stamina. (You must bring 1-2 books from home for your ‘Good Fit’ Book Tub)

Writing: (Choose your own adventure!):
To write and publish a variety of poems.
To plan, draft and publish a narrative.
To plan, draft and write a script for a social story.

Speaking and Listening: To speak clearly in front of an audience.

Mathematics: To apply our skills of measuring to problem solving situations.

Inquiry: To develop and publish a campaign that can contribute to saving a species.

Religious Education: To develop an understanding of Advent and make connections to our own faith journey.

Social and Emotional Learning: To understand the ‘Golden Rule’ – “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you” (Matthew: 7:12)

Attention Year 6 Students – A Celebration Artwork

Starting next week (Tuesday 29th November) during your Art lessons, you will be creating an artwork that will become a permanent part of the school environment. Mrs Read is going to support you in your efforts to decorate the shipping containers located behind the Blue Building near the Staff Car Park.
Your task is to design an artwork that you will paint onto one of the walls of a shipping container. You need to plan your artwork on A3 paper (sketch out some possible designs but decide on a final one before class next week) and bring it to your Art lessons for the remainder of the term. You can plan to use a variety of colours however, we may not have the exact colours you wish to use (be prepared to be flexible with colour choice on the day).
In terms of what types of things you could include in your artwork, think about the highlights of your time spent here at SRK, the people, the great things you’ve been able to experience, the things you’ve learned, how you’ve changed over the years. You need to make sure your artwork is respectful and not offensive in any way, shape or form. It is meant to be a celebration of your learning journey here at St Richard’s.
If you have any questions, please email me via nlefevre@srkilsyth.catholic.edu.au or speak with Miss Corrone, Mr Bolton or Ms Falvey before Tuesday. Please remember that you must come prepared with your plan for your next Art lesson.

Library – Now and Beyond

Visit one of the following websites and please write a comment explaining how it could be beneficial for library lessons in the future.

http://www.abc.net.au/rollercoaster/therap/keep-calm-and-read-a-book

https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/

http://www.gigglepoetry.com/

  • Discuss how likely they would use this as a source for library lessons.
  • Review and evaluate – How could it be used?
  • What information is relevant to our library lessons?

House Captain Speeches

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On Tuesday,  November 29th, some of the Year 5 students who volunteered, will present their House Captain speech to their team.

Students have been working on these speeches in class.

The students are encouraged to:

  • finalise and edit their speech.
  • make sure their speech ends with positive examples.
  • for every ‘negative’ thing you mention, you need counteract this with 3 positives.
  • rehearse the speech and try to memorise as much as you can – do this as many times as you can!
  • practise your body language – smile, use gestures, walk around a little, don’t be too stiff.

Important Notice from the Library

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the year draws to a close, all library books need to be returned this week, including the books in our ‘Read to Self’ Tubs.

We ask that all students return any library books borrowed in their name to the returns tub in the Library as soon as possible. Mrs Earle will begin stock-take in the Library next week. Mrs Earle will send home a list of any books that have not been returned by the end of Week 9.

We ask all students in Years 3-6 to bring books from home to read so that we can continue our Daily 5 Literacy activities.  These books need to be ‘Good Fit’ books, and include at least 2-3 chapter books. They can be rotated as needed by the students.  Please ensure all books are clearly named.

Kind regards,

Annie Colvin, Joh Harvey, Angela Corrone,
Nevenka Elvin, Gerard Bolton and Nicola Falvey.

Classroom Teachers

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations to Mitch and Amber who were voted as the 2017 School Captains! They have worked hard over the years, are wonderful models of our school expectations and presented great speeches. We look forward to seeing you further flourish next year.

 

0a657e8966078f7b30e870dab9f4c716This week our learning intentions are:

Reading: To paraphrase the information that we read.

Writing: (Choose your own adventure!):
To write and publish a variety of poems.
To plan, draft and publish a narrative.
To plan, draft and write a script for a social story.

Mathematics: To use efficient methods and tools to measure length, perimeter and area.

Inquiry: To develop a campaign that can contribute to saving a species.

Religious Education: To develop an understanding of Advent and make connections to our own faith journey.

Social and Emotional Learning: To understand the ‘Golden Rule’ – “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you” (Matthew: 7:12)

Write your bibliographybooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bibliography is a list of the resources you used to write your essay. There are lots of different methods of writing bibliographies, but most secondary schools and universities use the ‘Author-date’ (Harvard) system.

When using this system, you need to include slightly different information for different types of resources:

Books

  • author’s name – surname followed by first initial
  • year of publication of the edition you’re using
  • title, in italics
  • publisher
  • place of publication, usually a city.

Magazines, newspapers & journals

  • author’s name – surname followed by first initial, if there’s a by-line
  • year of publication
  • title of the article in single quote marks [‘…’]
  • name of the publication, in italics
  • specific date, including volume number if applicable
  • page number.

Websites

  • name of the organisation or person who made the site
  • name of the site
  • date you looked at the site
  • complete web address

The main thing to remember about bibliographies and referencing is to be consistent. Check whether your teacher has a preferred system – if not, pick one and stick to it.

Have a go at writing the reference for the book that you are reading in the comments below.