The Grade 5/6 have begun the term with amazing enthusiasm, being engaged and putting in so much effort, it’s been incredible. The resilience of the students is amazing, continuing with remote learning and engaging with their learning.
In literacy we have been examining the author’s vocabulary; how they can paint a picture or convey their message in interesting ways. The students created fantastic descriptive narratives, introducing key characters and setting. We then transferred these skills into informative writing, as students prepared to create their first podcast. This enabled students to use a variety of digital tools to record and edit their podcast on a famous person.
Our big focus in numeracy has been fractions. Students have revisited essential understanding of fractions as they converted them to decimals and percentages. Students often find fractions daunting, however the Grade 5/6 have been enthusiastically tackling these problems over SeeSaw. I’ve been blown away by their commitment, undertaking extra Zoom sessions and always looking to extend their learning.
It has been wonderful having the students back on-site. The grade 5’s reached a big milestone, receiving their buddies for 2022, and another step to being the future leaders of our school. The enthusiasm was fantastic, and it was great listening to how excited the Grade 5’s are. Being back at school has allowed students to reconnect, seeing the relationships strengthen as they play and work together has been a real highlight of the term.