Years 5/6 team updates

Year 5 class

From the Team Leader

Welcome to our fantastic 5/6 cohort, where we have an exciting year of learning this year! In classes, we spend time developing our understanding about ourselves as learners and develop 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, ensuring that student voice is privileged.

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 and self-directed learning experiences where they design, in strong collaboration with their teachers and peers, their learning guided by the Australian 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, wellbeing and emotional regulation.

There are 7 classes in the 5/6 team in 2021. They are:

Supported by our learning support assistants Brenda Croft, Karen Adams, Marlene Demczyszyn, Sally Higgisson and Andy Toms.

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

Click here for our 2021 Term 4 letter

Click here for our Small Group 2021 Term 4 letter