Jesmond Public School

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Welcome to 5/6R!

5/6R have had a wonderful start to 2023. Students have settled into their new routine and classroom.

Students in 5/6R are being provided with learning opportunities that will challenge them to take risks and build on their skills in the classroom. This challenge is accompanied by a high level of support. Each student has personalised learning goals and are provided with tailored teaching programs to meet their personal learning needs. 

In English, students are developing their skills to create a wide range of texts. Students work through the writing process and receive explicit instruction at each step. Teaching of spelling patterns and strategies also supports students when writing and reading. Speaking, listening and reading activities are an important part of our literacy session. Students participate in guided and/or reciprocal reading. Comprehension strategies are explicitly taught, and students work cooperatively within a group using these strategies to understand texts at a deeper level.

In Mathematics, students participate in targeted numeracy groups to support their acquisition and deep understanding of numeracy skills. 5/6R use a  hands on approach when exploring big ideas on maths. Students engage in number talks, giving student the opportunity to explain their thinking process when responding to a math problem and to explore reasoning and develop efficient strategies. This term, students are learning about fractions and decimals, length, area, time, patterns and algebra, data, multiplication and division, addition and subtraction and whole number. Differentiated instruction enables and supports students to practise and learn syllabus content in engaging lessons involving concrete materials and real-life problems.

In History, students are looking at the unit Australian Colonies. History is being taught by Mr Fowler. Students are developing their knowledge and understanding about the significance of people, groups, places and events that contributed to the development of Australian Colonies. Students will be exposed to the different experiences of people living in Australia.

In Science, students are completing the unit Physical World. 5/6R will have the opportunity to  explore forces through a wide range of experiments. Students work collaboratively together to investigate the difference between contact and non-contact forces and how energy is transformed from one form to another.

Communication platform to share and celebrate students’ work with their families will be through Seesaw.

Miss Robertson

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