Years 5/6 team updates

Year 5 class

From the Team Leader

What a big year of learning we have had in 5/6 so far! We have spent time developing our understanding about ourselves as learners and have developed our strengths and weaknesses across the five learning asset focus areas: communicating, collaborating, self-managing, thinking and researching. All of our learning aims to provide rich inquiry experiences that empower every child to build their understanding and ability in each of these areas.

At Turner, we have a consistent focus on developing each child’s learning assets and dispositions to live and learn successfully in the 21st century. In 5/6, we know that while we are preparing students for high school, that we are actually preparing for life. With this focus, all students learn fostered by an inquiry mindset where curiosity, personal interests and wonder is valued. Students in 5/6 learn through project-based learning experiences where they design, in collaboration with their teachers and peers, their learning guided by the curriculum and their individual goals.

Social and emotional learning is also a major focus in all 5/6 classrooms. The teachers intentionally tailor programs and experiences to ensure that every child has a wide variety of opportunities to explore and develop their friendships. Classes also establish shared protocols for their regular class meeting structures. Class meetings provide a rich platform for children and classes to discuss issues and problem solve solutions to class issues, as well as contribute more widely to the Turner school community.

There are 7 classes in the 5/6 team in 2020. They are:

  • Georgia Stephens - 5/6GS
  • Kailee Tindale - 5/6KT
  • Alex Lily - 5/6AL
  • Nick Collins - 5/6NC
  • Emily Gregory - 5/6EG
  • Helen Middleton - S5/6HM
  • Felicity O'Flynn - S5/6FO

supported by our learning support assistants Julie Humphreys and Brenda Croft, Karen Adams, Jude Rouch and Meena.

Thank you to all families for all that you do to support us and your child at our school! If you have any questions about our 5/6 classrooms or would like to chat, please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school on 6142 2430.

Warmest regards,

Iesha Siotis | 5/6 Team Leader

Iesha.siotis@ed.act.edu.au

Year 5/6 Term 4, 2020 Term Letter

Small Group 5/6 Term 4, 2020 Term Letter