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NAPLAN Reflections

In a couple of weeks students in Years 3 and 5 will sit the NAPLAN tests. While these assessments can provide some data on how children are faring in literacy and numeracy, the data is limited and can actually be misleading.

Let's take the writing assessment, for example. Ask yourself what writing skills you believe are important for assessing the ability of young writers. Sure, writing well-structured texts with at least a reasonable level of spelling accuracy is important, but of course there's so much more than that to being a proficient writer.

Week 9 in Our Classroom

Hi,

It's a busy week ahead.

Harmony Day STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities will be held on Monday between lunch and recess. It looks like an exciting day and a great opportunity for the kids to celebrate the cultural diversity within our school. Harmony Day is also a day where we can celebrate inclusiveness and respect for others. The students in Year 6 have planned a range of activites. Keep an eye out on twitter for some photos of the day.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Hi everyone,

 

We have been having a great term one in 5/6S! We’ve been busy getting to know each other and learning so many incredible things.

 

Week 8 in Our Classroom

Hi,

This week the children will be writing and publishing a narrative to put into a class book. They will be using the techniques we have focused on so far this term to write engaging stories. The published story will be on your child's device. Ask to have a read. We will come back to narrative writng later in the year. Over the next couple of weeks we will be moving on to persuasive writing.

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