Archive | Year 5 RSS feed for this section

Science News

Term 1 Science News

Sujata Symons

Year 3/4 Living and Non Living Things

The students in Years 3 and 4 have continued to work on defining living and non-living things. They have been exploring the life stages of humans and life cycles of plants and animals. We have worked on the life cycles of tomato plants, frogs and butterflies with an emphasis on how particular animals undergo metamorphosis (the transformation or change an organism undergoes).

Sequencing the Life Cycle of a Tomato Plant (Sera 4AU)

 

The Life Cycle of a Tomato Plant by Cedar 3DW

Year 5/6 Mission to Mars

After taking off from Earth in our rockets, the students investigated some of the challenges humans would face if they were to colonise Mars. They also undertook a design challenge in small groups to make a Lander using limited materials. They tested their landers from a height of one metre to see if their ‘astronauts’ landed safely or not. With their astronauts now on Mars, the last two weeks, have seen the students use Ozobots to simulate Rovers on the surface of Mars. The students used visual coding to create a travel plan which incorporated sequencing, branching and looping.

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Useful Italian words

Common Word List

Ciao a tutti, (Hello everyone),

I have attached a copy of useful Italian words and phrases that you can revise with your children at home.  We have spent the last week having fun and learning to play Italian games.  The Foundation students have been learning a song about body parts, the year 1 and 2 students are performing a short puppet show to their peers, the year 3 and 4 students have learnt how to play Tombola (Bingo) and the year 5 and 6 students have learnt how to play a board game.  Pictures below.

Buona giornata! (Have a good day!)

Signora Eleonora Schembri and Signorina Erin Ranieri

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Term 1 Science News – Mrs Symons

Welcome to Science at Greenvale Primary School for 2019.

Once again, I am very excited to be undertaking the Science Specialist role this year and I look forward to working with all of the students in Years 3-6. I will be working in the SCART room (room 35) from Monday – Wednesday. Each class will have Science in either Term 1 or Term 2 of the first semester.

Our Semester One focus is Biological Science which is understanding the study of living things.

Our topics for Semester One focus on:

Year 3/4 – Living Things

The students will explore living and nonliving things and the life cycles of plants and animals. There is also an environmental focus investigation on how to improve biodiversity within our school grounds.

Year 5/6 – Mission to Mars

The students will learn about the survival and adaptations of living things. They will explore and investigate the possibility of colonising Mars in the future. The students will design an organism capable of living on Mars.

Xoe, Cedar and Liam from 3DW investigating living and nonliving specimens.

Jordan S (3DW)

A scientific diagram of a living thing

Ayman, Lincoln, Omer and Cristian (6RR)

Making soda straw rockets

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Safer Internet Day

As part of Safer Internet Day the students in years 4, 5 and 6 took part in an eSafety webinar which focused on helping the children to understand the four Superpowers:

Respect – I will treat myself and others the way I like to be treated

Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions

Reasoning – I question what is real

Resilience – I get back up from tough situations

The students were given the opportunity to identify these Superpowers in different scenarios to develop a better understanding of their how they can be applied to real life.

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Year 5 Phillip Island Adventure Resort Camp

Year 5 Camp

On Tuesday the 9th of October the Year 5 cohort went to Phillip Island Adventure Resort. Students enjoyed a range of activities such as the giant swing, twin flying fox and the circatron. We also had the opportunity to go to A Maze ’N’ Things where we played mini golf and got lost in the maze.

Year 5 camp was the best camp EVER! My favourite activity was the circatron. Another activity I enjoyed was the giant swing. I personally think that the food was pretty good. We made pancakes on the last day and they were really good!

  • Michael 5AS

Year 5 camp in 2018 was my favourite camp I have ever been on! My favourite part was the circitron that astronauts used to train on. Another thing was the disco. We danced to lots of songs and we had a lot of fun. But my favourite part of all was the food. We had amazing meals that always left us full. We had breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

  • Mischa 5EB

My favourite thing about Year 5 camp was the Twin flying fox because you had an amazing view of Phillip Island. Another

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Year 5 and 6 Italian Poetry Competition

Ciao a tutti! (Hello everyone!)

The Year 5 and 6 students have been invited to participate in an Italian Poetry Competition to be held at Gladstone Park Secondary College on Wednesday 17th October, 2018.  I have included the poems and audio for anyone who is interested in participating.  Please see me As Soon As Possible if you would like to take part.

Year 5 2018 Year 6 2018

Year 6 poem Year 5 poem

A presto (See you soon)

Signora Schembri

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Book Week!

 

 

On Tuesday the 21st we celebrated Book Week! Check out the amazing effort put in by some of the Year 5s!

 

Leave a comment Continue Reading →