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What we are learning this term





Students will read, deconstruct, compare and contrast and argue a point of view regarding literary and informative texts.

Students will listen to, read and view a range of poetry, songs, anthems and odes from different times, to create a folio of responses analysing authors’ use of language and its impact on the message and ideas of a text.

Students will write an argument in favour of the premise that, ‘A good literary text can deliver a more powerful message than a good informative text’ or vice versa.

Students will analyse and compare the text structures and language features of two poems on a similar topic or theme. 


Students will learn about money and financial matters, location and transformation, number and place value, units of measurement, patterns and algebra and fractions and decimals.

Students will complete written tests and investigations.


Students will participate in a swimming program delivered by Aquatic Achievers.

Students will be assessed on their technique and performance during the Aquatics Achievers swimming program.

Year 5


Students will explore structural features and adaptations of desert plants and animals and compare them with plants and animals that live in other environments. They will conduct a range of investigations of whether or not structural features of desert plants and animals are adaptations for surviving in a desert environment.

Students will plan and conduct an investigation about desert animal adaptations and complete a knowledge and understanding quiz.


Students will examine the unique features and adaptations that enable flight and how human achievements in flight are inspired by the natural world. They will address a flight challenge following the design and technologies processes and production skills of investigating and defining; generating and designing; producing and implementing; evaluating and collaborating and managing.

Students will design, construct and test a flying creature that is able to meet the challenges posed by a created habitat.


Students will describe location, environmental influences and the characteristics of places.  Students will investigate how people influence the characteristics of places and apply this knowledge to Europe and North America.

Students will compile a portfolio of work.


Students will investigate their own and others’ attitudes towards participating in invasion games, and identify and explore some of the individual and social factors influencing these. They also examine circumstances that result in inequitable participation in games and propose strategies to redress these.

A portfolio of work.


Students will explore the concept of personal spaces within their home environment and France.
Students will:
-Engage with language in texts about different places in which children feel comfortable
-Listen to people talk about their favourite places
-Participate in intercultural experiences to notice, compare
and reflect on language and culture.

Student will complete written tasks where they label and describe a personal space in French.  They will also explain French terms that reflect cultural practices.

Year 6 




Students will investigate how the growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment. They will participate in shared and hands on experiences to investigate effects on living things and will explore current scientific views about causes of salinity and how to address it.

Students will plan and conduct an investigation to explain the affect the physical environment has on living things.

Students will complete a quiz.


Students will investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments and how design and technologies address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of environments for current and future use.

Students will research, plan, design and present a sustainable garden for home or school.



Students will study diversity at a global scale.  They will identify and measure diversity of place, diversity in Asia and cultural diversity.

Students will collate a portfolio of work.


Students will investigate how physical activity creates opportunities for different groups to work together.  Students will create and demonstrate a physical activity that matches the guidelines for a group of Year 6 students.  Students will identify how physical activity contributes to individual and community wellbeing.

Students will collect information on physical activity participation in their school setting.


Students will explore the concepts of group identity and belonging through their own individual interests.  They will discuss leisure activities and interests, analyse texts about interests in French speaking countries and reflect on how interests relate to personal and group identity.

Students will complete a written assessment and respond to questions in French.

Days to Remember

  • Swimming – Weeks 2-9
  • BBSC Musical Excursion (Year 6) 27th July
  • ICAS English 1st August
  • Cybersafety Talk 2nd August
  • Ngutana-Lui Incursion 8th August
  • ICAS Mathematics 15th August
  • Science Incursion 15th August
  • Royal Show Holiday 16th August
  • Father’s Day Stall P&C Thursday 31st & 1st August


Points of interest

  • Formal Uniform day each Monday
  • 3-6 Assembly 24/7, 7/8, 21/8, 4/9 at 2pm.
  • Social and Emotional Development: 
  • This term our GROW focus will be on Great Learners. The ‘You Can Do It’ learning to support this focus will be around resilience and confidence.

Before School Routine
Students are required to assemble in the hall before school.  When dismissed students will line up outside their classrooms.