St John's School

Scarborough

Welcome to Year 5

Maths Mystery

The Year 5 students had to use all their mental maths skills to solve the mystery of the “Super bad superhero in Mathattan”. They had to solve the maths problems to get clues, and rule out suspects, to solve the mystery!

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Maths Mystery

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The Year 5 students had to use all their mental maths skills to solve the mystery of the “Super bad superhero in Mathattan”. They had to solve the maths problems to get clues, and rule out suspects, to solve the mystery!

Debating

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Our Year 5 class presented some outstanding arguments during a recent debating session. Three sets of teams debated the merits of the use of lunch wraps; involvement in compulsory after school activities and the benefits, or not, of classroom pets. They expanded their ability to persuasively argue a point, practising some debate specific phrases.  Well done to all involved.  
The Enrichment Program, run by Mrs Samantha Cherubino in conjunction with the class teachers in Years 4, 5 and 6, seeks to further all students research and investigation skills. 

Harmony Day

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Harmony Day is about coming together as a community to celebrate our differences.

The Year 5 class were discussing their individual backgrounds, different cultures and family traditions when the recent events in Christchurch were bought up. The children were moved by the kindness of the Muslim community in Christchurch and identified how they weren’t so different to our Catholic faith when Fr Grant welcomes and says goodbye to us each Wednesday morning at mass. 

As a class, they brainstormed ways to reach out to the families in Christchurch to show their support and settled on having an international food stall to donate the funds to helping the community recover. The Year 5 class made the food, advertised, ran the stall and cleaned up, alongside their families. Together, 0.45 was raised and donated to the families affected in Christchurch.

Lifecycles

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Lifecycles have been one of the focuses this term in both the PP & Year 5 classes.

The Pre Primary students have watched chicks hatch in their classroom as well as exploring, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ story, while the Year 5 students have a new Stick insect called ‘Ninja’ and ‘Joogie’ the Preying mantis. 

Some of the highlights of Buddy Time recently has seen the children working together on an iMovie video using plasticine to create stages of a life cycle from seed to plant and egg to chicken.

Their next combined adventurous project is to plan and build chicken huts. 

Gardening Buddies

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The Pre Primary students along with their Yr 5 buddies were very busy last week in attending to the school’s vegie garden.  They planted new crops of carrots, snow peas, tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuces with Mrs Harney.  Can’t wait to watch them grow!