Just a reminder that all grade 5 students who will be at Beaconsfield Primary next year in grade 6, need to go to Noone Imagewear in Beaconsfield to try on and order their grade 6 uniform. The closing date for orders is Saturday the 7th December. No late orders will be accepted as they need to be sent to the printers as soon as possible.
As we approach the end of the year, we start to think about what next year in 2020 will be like. Grade 5, you will become our new grade 6 students, and grade 6, you will make a big change in to high school. Complete a ‘Think – Feel – Wonder’ in your homework book, using the following questions as a guide. This must be detailed, with at least 4 responses in each section.
- What will next year look like?
- What might be the highlights?
- What are you looking forward to?
- What would you want your new teacher/s to know about you?
- How do you feel about next year?
- What might be some of your concerns?
- How do you feel about having a different teacher/s?
- How might you feel if you don’t have all your friends in the same grade?
- What questions would you ask your new teacher/s?
- What questions do you have about next year?
Problem Solving – answer at least 4 of the following questions.
- The weather report said there was a 30% chance of rain. What chance is there that it will not rain?
- The doctor gave Sally a ‘1 in 4’ chance of being fit to play for Saturday’s game. What chance does she have of not playing this Saturday?
- Two out of every three marbles are red. How many red marbles would you expect to find in a bag of 9 marbles?
- Three out of every four people are children. How man children would you expect to count in a group of 12 people?
- How many blue marbles would you expect to find in a bag of 300 marbles if every twentieth marble is blue?
- Mario scores 57%, 30% and 63% on his maths tests. What is his average score?
Just a reminder that the permission form and payment of $23 for the Grade 6 Disco, organised by the parents after graduation, is due tomorrow. Please hand money into Miss Backman by tomorrow, Friday the 22nd November.
As you would have seen yesterday on FlexiBuzz, the Grade 6 Graduation Excursion to Funfields in Whittlesea is now available on QKR. Please ensure payment is made before the due date so that the organisation of this excursion can run smoothly. Grade 6 students are invited to attend to celebrate their final year in primary school. However, as per our 3 strike policy, if students have shown unacceptable behaviour at school, they will not be attending the excursion. Parents will be notified if their child receives a strike.
This is a final reminder that orders for graduation bears by grade 6 students closes tomorrow at 9.00am in QKR. No late payments will be accepted so please ensure your order is placed before then.
We are starting to think about next year very soon, so it is a good idea to reflect on this year and prepare for 2020. Grade 5, you will be the new leaders in grade 6 next year, and grade 6, you have a very big change coming up as you move into high school.
- Write a paragraph about your year this year. Remember our focus has been on respect and gratitude so look at the positives. What has been your highlight? What have you enjoyed? What have you learnt that was interesting? What new friendships have you developed?
- Now write a paragraph looking ahead to next year in 2020. What are you looking forward to? What are your strengths moving forward that will help you with the change? What goals will you set yourself? What are you hoping to achieve?
Problem Solving – answer at least 4 of the following.
- Liam had $24 from his birthday but spent 1/4 of it. How much does he have left?
- At 8.00am, 1/8 of the yard was in shade. By 4.00pm, 7/8 of the yard was in shade. By what amount had the shade increased throughout the day?
- A 1 litre bottle of milk is 3/10 full. How much milk is this?
- Out of the 500 students at our school, 1/5 travel to school by bus. How many students travel by bus?
- A water tank has a capacity of 2000 litres. If there are 600 litres in the tank, what fraction of the tank is empty? (express your answer in the simplest form)
- Tim is paid $30 per hour when he works for 35 hours per week. Any more hours after the 35, then he is paid at 1 and 1/2 times the normal rate. How much will Tim earn if he works a 40 hour week?