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​What we are learning this term





Students will listen to and view a variety of narrative films and film review in both written and digital form.  Students will also analyse and innovate on poetry.

Students will write a film review and a poem.


Students will investigate capacity, mass and volume, problem solving, length and area, fractions and decimals, money, patterns for equivalence in both whole numbers and fractions, grid references, landmarks and directional language to locate places on maps.

Students will be assessed using a selection of tests, investigations and observations.


Students will discuss and develop their understanding of geographical concepts including place, space, environment, interconnections, change, sustainability and scale while investigating the following inquiry questions:
How do people influence the human characteristic of places and the management of spaces within them?
How can the impact of bushfires or floods on people and places be reduced?

Student will complete a portfolio of work.


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 participate in a swimming program delivered by Aquatic Achievers.

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


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.


Days to remember

  • Swimming – Weeks 2-9
  • Sailing (5H/5R) – Weeks 3, 4, 5 & 7
  • 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
are required to assemble in the hall before school.  When dismissed students will line up outside their classrooms.