Grade 5

March 22nd-26th


Students have started attending workshops they signed up for in preparation for the exhibition. The workshops we have had so far are oral presentations, email etiquette and creating effective displays. The students have shown a keen interest in attending these workshops and keeping track of when they are held. We have had very positive feedback from all the teachers that have held these workshops, so we're off to a great start!

Homework for next week:

Students are expected to continue researching their lines of inquiry. It is important your child brings this research every Thursday to share with their exhibition group.

Unit of Inquiry

We have been looking at the different types of performing arts this week. This has involved the students developing their acting skills through drama activities, using their creativity through presenting puppet performances and creating freeze frames to set a scene. Students in Grade 5 have shown enthusiasm, commitment and creativity when taking part in these learning activities.


This week students have been investigating the angles within two-dimensional shapes. This has involved students creating different shapes and finding the angles inside each shape. The students then investigated if the angles of shapes changed as the number of sides increased. They also looked for patterns to help them solve the angles of shapes with more sides.


For Language this week we have been looking at different types of Poetry and the elements and features they include such as understanding the meaning of figurative language, figures of speech, metaphors and literal meaning.

Students have also been developing their comprehension of poetry using a range of poems.

Upcoming Events

March 29th - April 2nd - Book Fair

March 31st - Character dress up day

March 31st - Head's Challenge: "Get Caught Reading" - Take a photo of yourself reading in an interesting place or in an interesting way. Email or bring the photo into school to either Mr Shadbolt or Miss Louise.