Our Senior School Teachers
5GC: Lacey-Rae Giumelli & Christine Crivelli | 5B: Carol Barty | 6D: Kate Dyer
6HL:Tess Haycox & Steph Lambiris | 5M: Martha Mackenzie
Welcome to Grade 5 & 6.
In senior area of the school we are preparing students for their transitions into Secondary School. Visits to a few secondary colleges occur early in the year, and the children are given the opportunity to participate in some of the types of activities they would be doing at that particular school.
In inquiry the students investigate and take action through inquiry based learning. Students take control of their own learning and are encouraged to pursue their own ideas and passions.
Students in the Senior School area all use iPads. They use the iPads to participate in lessons throughout the curriculum, to do things such as research topics, watch videos to assist their learning, create information products for various audiences and create videos to demonstrate their level of understanding. Homework may be given from time to time that require access to the internet from home for the senior school students.
In Challenge Based Learning (CBL) the students investigate and take action through inquiry based learning. Students take control of their own learning and are encouraged to pursue their own ideas and passions.
Interschool Sport is a big part of Senior School life. Two hours every week is dedicated to playing sport against other schools in the Glenroy District. In summer, sports played are Cricket, Softball and Bat Tennis. During winter, sports played are Football, Netball and Soccer. Students who don't play these sports participate in other exciting activities at the school.
The Grade 5/6 camp is always an awesome time for the students to get to mingle and participate in some team building and adventure challenges. This year the students will be venturing to Phillip Island Adventure Repost Camp near Cowes. This camp has magnificent surrounds and facilities.
Of course the Grade 6 Graduation is a big event near the end of the year. Students will enjoy a meal at the school with their teachers both past and present, followed by the graduation ceremony and a disco. Remember to bring your tissues mums and dads as your children head off from Primary School into Secondary School.
Welcome Back to Term 1!!
Behalf of Oak Primary School we hope everyone had a safe break! We have lots of exciting things happening in this term.
During Term 1 students will be exploring the theme of Identity. We will ask the question, ‘OMG! What is happening to me?’ Students will investigate the changes that occur during puberty. This will be facilitated by workshops run by Interrelate. They also will be participating in the Life Skills program, which will equip them with tools for self-regulation, such as mindfulness and gratitude. This will prepare them for their transition to high school and other changes that will happen in their lives.
This term in Writing, students will grow confident working within the Writer’s Workshop. They will use their Writers’ Notebooks to explore different writing strategies and develop their own author’s voice.
In Reading, we will focus on the following comprehension strategies; predicting, clarifying and character traits. Students will use their Readers’ Notebooks to respond to their independent reading books and record their thinking. Throughout the year, most students will participate in a Literature Circle group. As part of this group, students read a novel and receive individualised goals and regular feedback.
In Number this term we will begin with a Place Value unit focusing on reading, recording and representing six digit numbers in different ways. This focus will extend to decimals as well, allowing students to develop their understanding of the place value system up to thousandths. We will consolidate understandings of rounding numbers and look at continuing and identifying number sequences. Grade 6 students will also cover integers and their connections to real life mathematics.
In Non-Number, we will explore Shape. Students will look at prisms and pyramids, connecting 2D and 3D representations by using nets. The next focus will be on Time; learning to convert between 12 and 24 hour time, calculating elapsed time and understanding timetables.