Years 5/6 team updates

Year 5 class

From the Team Leader

What a fantastic start to the year. Our classrooms are buzzing with an air of excitement for all that 2017 promises to bring. This year we will be holding our biennial Artists’ and Writers’ Festival; a time when students and staff shelve their regular learning programs and throw themselves into a world of creative fun. Keep your eyes open as more details will be available soon and we will be seeking volunteers to support us with the Festival.

In 2017 there are five mainstream classes and two small group classes in the 5/6 team.  Each class has chosen the name of an Australian author as part of our celebration of literature and art and all are undergoing a pebble inquiry to learn more about the life and works of their chosen writer. Our teachers this year are: Helen Middleton (who is being support by Sue Boyce and Erika Parkinson while she fulfils the disability support role in term 1) teaching the 5/6 Story Wizards, Lydia Kepich (Mon-Wed) and Heather Walker (Thurs-Fri) who teach 5/6 Graeme Base, Emily Gregory who teaches 5/6 Wicked, Clive Beecham who teaches the 5/6 Red Kings, Charlotte Kewley who teaches 5/6 Anh Do and Lyndsey Simcoe and Nick Collins who team-teach 5/6 Oditorium.  Our classes are located on the top level on the eastern end of the Condamine St. corridors and in the rooms that adjoin the staffroom.

Another highlight for 2017 is the opportunity to attend camp at Cooba, which is located just outside of Berridale. Cooba provides a wonderful bonding opportunity for staff and students alongside rich and authentic learning. Cooba has wonderful staff and a commitment to the safety of our students.

At Turner we value the skills and dispositions that are required to help us be successful learners in the 21st Century. An explicit focus will be placed on developing these dispositions throughout the term. Further information about the learner dispositions will be included in the term letter from your child’s teacher.

There have been a number of physical changes taking place across Turner over the last few years. If you walk through the 5/6 corridors you will notice that all classrooms across 5/6 are furnished and set up in a way that maximises opportunities for collaboration.

Thank you for all you do to support us and your child at our school.

Sam Hardwicke
5/6 Team Leader

5/6CB Red Kings term 1 letter (pdf icon 0KB
5/6CK Ahn Do term 1 letter (pdf icon 0KB)
5/6EG Wicked term 1 letter (pdf icon 0KB)
5/6LS and 5/6NC Odotorium term 1 letter (pdf icon 0KB)
S5/6HM Story Wizards term 1 letter (pdf icon 0KB)
S5/6LK Graeme Base term 1 letter (pdf icon 0KB)