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Class 5/6D



Welcome to 4/5/6D
Dear Parents/Caregivers,

We would like to welcome you to the 2019 school year! To start off the year right, we have assembled some information to help you understand our homework requirements and other important information that will enable us to make this a very positive and rewarding year. We are looking forward to working with you and your child. Together we can make a difference! Please remember that your thoughts, concerns and questions are always important to us. Please feel free to contact us via email or the school office.

4/5/6D – Shanice Drummond
We are excited to help your child grow as a learner and hope you find the following information helpful!
Class dojo – Your child will be provided with a dojo point for displaying positive behaviour. Once they reach 25 dojo points they will receive a Woodhill Gotcha.
This term your child will be learning the following topics:




The Arts















Number   & Place value


Fractions & decimals



Visual arts (Combining geometry and art)




Dance fever



Civics and Citizenship



Biological sciences



Design technology


Planning, designing and creating.



Multicultural Australia


















Variety of reading strategies



Narrative/novels. Imaginative response and character analysis.



10 spelling words a week. Words are linked to writing unit.



5 words over a 2 week cycle. Words are linked to vocabulary used in assessment   marking guides.



Nouns, apostrophes, linking words, commas and quotation marks.





Please see below brief overview of what our daily schedule includes.

Morning session:
Mon, Tues and Thurs – Vocabulary, writing and reading groups including spelling/grammar/punctuation.
Wed – LOTE and music.
Fri – Parade, homework and weekly spelling and number facts test.
Middle session:
Science or HASS and mathematics.
Afternoon session:
Health, art or Friday afternoon sports.
Your child will have two learning goals at a time. This includes a Math goal and an English goal. As the year progresses your child will take ownership of their individual learning goals and will be creating and self-monitoring their own goals. Students will have a goals book where they write their goals, how they will achieve their goal and how they will know they have been successful in achieving their goal. This book will also display evidence of their goal achievements. There is no time allocations for their goals, both learning goals are individually and self-paced.
We encourage conversations with your child about their goals. If your child brings their goals book home to share their goals and learning it is extremely important the book returns to school every day.

Homework includes language and maths activities, spelling and home reading. Weekly homework tasks will further reinforce work that has been taught during class time. Best effort and presentation is the expected standard for homework.


Homework is due and returned on Fridays.


Homework includes:


-         Double sided worksheet


-         Write 10 spelling words out 2 times


-         Write times table focus out 2 times


-          Write a sentence for each vocabulary word


-         Read each night and have reading log signed



Students may borrow two books from the library. Students are encouraged to keep a book (preferably a chapter book/novel) of interest in their tidy tray for daily silent reading.



Please send all items to school.

We store spare items in the classroom for when your child requires more materials. All books and equipment are needed to make the start of the school year run as smoothly as possible.





Tuesday – Dance fever

Wednesday – LOTE and music



Please ensure your child is in full school uniform. This includes no nail polish, jewellery and jeans. Shorts and skirts are to be at an appropriate length.



Term 4 homework checklist.pdf