5/6 Blog

Bike Education

Bike Education

Throughout Terms 3 and 4, students in grade 5/6 participate in Bike Education every Friday. Students learn about safety aspects of their bike and participate in activities which allow them to hone in on their basic riding skills.

 

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In Bike Ed., students are developing their awareness of potential dangers and are learning how to best combat these and be safe bike riders.
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Balwyn High Visit

Balwyn High Visit

As part of the strong transitioning program for our students, Belle Vue students are annually invited to visit Balwyn High School. All grade 6 students are invited to Balwyn High regardless of the high school they will be going to. This approach aims to familiarise our students with a high school environment, learn about what support structures high schools have to assist students and the opportunities they will experience.

 

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Past Belle Vue students also come and address the current students and are there to answer any questions they may have. This year, students experienced a science lesson in the fantastic science lab facilities that Balwyn High have to offer. This day is a significant part of ensuring students feel comfortable with their transition to high school.

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Location and Directions

Location and Directions

Learning best occurs when it is relevant and students are hands on in exploring the concept. This is an approach we try to take in our lessons where possible.

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Whilst students were learning about location and directions, we had students out in our school yard following directions and using grid coordinates, compass directions and scale to find objects around the school. Students were able to reflect on their understandings on this concept in real time, and were able to see how this skill is relevant to the real world.
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Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2016

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2016

Did you know that September 13th is Roald Dahl Day? At Belle Vue Primary school today we celebrated

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Mystifying Matter

Mystifying Matter

Students in 5/6 have begun a new science unit called ‘What’s the Matter?’, which will be run alongside Bike Ed on Fridays.

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The Primary Connections unit, which ties in with the Science, Mathematics and English curriculums, allows students to learn about matter with hands-on investigations.

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On Friday, students started exploring the different states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) and their properties. Students observed a range of different materials and explained WHY they though they were either solids, liquids or gases.

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Learning First Aid

Learning First Aid

Yesterday, Belle Vue students were lucky enough to have representatives from St John First Aid, come and take Primary School First Aid Awareness courses for all classes.

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The grade 5/6 students showed a good prior understanding of First Aid, as well as a keen interest and enthusiasm to learn more and participate in the demonstrations.

All of the students took a lot out of the sessions. Below are some of the 5/6’s reflections.

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“The session was really fun and simple which made it easy to understand” – Anisha

“I learnt how to put someone in the recovery position and why you put them in it, so they can breathe better” – Alyssa

“In this first aid session I learned about CPR and the recovery position as well as refreshing my mind on drsabcd” – Pharrell

“I found it interesting because if there is someone in danger I’d know what to do other than calling 000” – Steven

“At the end of this session, I think I feel much more confident since I now know what to do in this situation” – Nathan

“I learnt about the steps to take to help the person in need. They are DRSABCD: danger, response, send for help, airway, breathing, CPR and Defib” – Cherise

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Hockey 7s

Hockey 7s

During Term 2, Belle Vue participated in the Division Hockey 7s Tournament. Students committed to regular training in and out of school time to prepare for the event. This dedication paid off as both the boys and girls team performing exceptionally well and represented their school proudly.

The boys team were competitive in all matches and managed to win 2 games. The girls team won straight through to the grand final where they unfortunately lost 0-1. Well done to all students involved!

 

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No pairs of left feet in 5/6!

No pairs of left feet in 5/6!

Students in grade 5/6 are showing us that four years of working with the STOMP dance company has paid off; demonstrating some fantastic dancing skills in just their second session of learning their mid-year performance dances!

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Leadership Roles – Sustainability

Our sustainability team, aka the student leaders, have been working hard to tell the rest of the school about Belle Vue’s mission to become a 5 star rated sustainable school.  Sustainability is another role that our grade 6 leaders take on. Over the last two years our leaders have been working hard to gather evidence in order to make changes to our sustainability practices. This hard work has paid off with our first star!

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NAPLAN

We asked some students how they felt after their NAPLAN writing test yesterday.naplan1

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