Year 5/6

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Asia

The Water Cycle (7/9/2018) - For the past few weeks, Asia class have been learning in depth about the water cycle. Most of us already knew the basic story of water’s journey from sea to sky to land, but we found out this year that it’s actually a lot more complicated than that! For example,…

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Maya Chocolate Champions! (5/18/2018) - Did you know that we have the Ancient Maya to thank for chocolate? Historians believe they were the first civilisation to discover cocoa, harvesting the pods and making the beans into a liquid that would become a tasty treat. In Year 5/6, we’ve been studying the Maya since the beginning…

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The Ancient Maya (5/1/2018) -  Our topic this term is the Ancient Maya, a civilisation who lived in Central America over 1000 years ago. We have been learning about what their cities were like, how their culture was discovered by European explorers, and using artefacts to figure out what life might have been like for…

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North America

Finding all possibilities (6/15/2018) - In Year 6 this week, we have been getting our systematic thinking caps on!  Working in a logical and methodical way, we have been getting our teeth stuck into some wonderful problems sourced from the brilliant nrich website.   We focused on ‘Finding all possibilities’ problems, as they require us to…

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The Highwayman (6/6/2018) - In North America this week, we have been exploring the poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes.  We began by spending a lot of time reading the poem, using our BLP resourcefulness to work out the meaning of many unknown words.  We used our deduction skills, as well as dictionaries and…

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Unearthing treasure from the Bible (4/16/2018) - In North America, we have been learning more about important characters and stories from the Bible.  Our focus for this term is Daniel. Firstly, we discussed what we knew about the character from a piece of artwork based on the famous story from the Bible.  After this, we watched a…

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South America

Stand and Deliver (6/11/2018) - In South America this week, we have been looking at Alfred Noyes’ classic poem ‘The Highwayman’. After studying the text we have written Diary entries of various Characters in the story. Click on the link below to read this exciting and romantic poem! https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43187/the-highwayman

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Maya Topic (4/18/2018) - We began to learn about the Maya civilization this week. One girl in our class impressed us all by bringing in this incredible Lego Mayan temple. Amazing!

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Peer Editing (1/23/2018) - In literacy this week Year 5 and 6 were helping each other to edit their work. This photo shows two boys, one looking for tenses and the other checking for spelling. The instructions that were written were really interesting and, with a little help from friends, that much more accurate!

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