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5/6 Socrates

Teacher - Ms Sama

Welcome to all our Busby families,

It has been a busy term for 5/6 Socrates. Our year 5 students have been preparing and revising content in preparation for NAPLAN. An opportunity for students  to demonstrate what they know and for teachers to determine where to next in their learning. 

This term our class choreographed their own cultural dances collaboratively to present in the 3-6 assembly. I am so proud of them all for their great effort and teamwork during this time.

In literacy students are learning how to write a narrative and the different literary techniques necessary to make it interesting for the audience. We have been specifically looking at a Science Fiction Novel ‘The Wild Robot’ by Peter Brown and analysing how he depicts certain characters through structural features, language within an imaginative structure. 

In Science we are looking at living things and their structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment. 

During Numeracy,  students have been learning different mental strategies to multiply, add and subtract numbers as well as different forms of measurement necessary in different situations. 

Our students got to endeavour on their first excursion this year to the Camden Show. They had a lot of fun and saw many different animals and shows as well as meeting and seeing different services such as police officers, firefighters and farmers and exploring their vehicles. Not to mention the many free gifts many stalls were giving out. I look forward to the many things we have in store this year and providing different opportunities for our students.

Ms Sama 
Term 1 Week 10

The class is named after Socrates, a Greek philosopher from Athens.

He is credited as the founder of Western philosophy.

Quote "Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen."

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom."