14 August 2017

5D News

It has been a busy and exciting start to Term 4 for 5D. I have been welcomed warmly into the Scotch community and I'm especially enjoying getting to know the boys in Year 5 more each day. The students of 5D are working hard to prepare for the transition into Middle School next year. The Orientation Day for Middle School was a highlight for many of the boys. They are looking forward to finding out what life in Year 6 holds for them as well as being in a new building filled with great facilities.

Much of our focus this term has related to how natural resources can be used as an energy source. It has been interesting examining what processes occur extracting the raw material and converting it to energy that we can use. The students have started examining the impacts that different forms of energy have on the environment. 'Think globally, act locally' is a motto we have adopted and we are using it to inspire inquiry tasks. The first step that the Year 5s have recently taken was collecting data on a particular type of energy usage at home. We are in the process of analysing this data to find out what action can be taken at home to potentially make a difference with our energy consumption.

It has been great seeing the boys so committed to their chosen JPSSA sports this term. The Scotch teams have had some great success. JPSSA provides a great opportunity for the Year 5 and 6 students to interact outside of the classroom.

With only a few weeks to go, the focus for 5D will be on continuing to strive for excellence, being positive role models for the rest of the Junior School students to follow becoming more independent students in preparation for Middle School.

Ms Sian Angel

Year 5 Teacher