SAEPS Grade 5-6

All about what is happening in grade 5/6

Mathemagical Robots & Amazing Angles


Mathemagical Robots

Our grade 5/ 6 students were asked to design a simple robot and draw it whilst looking at it from at least three different perspectives (e.g. front view, bird’s eye view or side view).

The students thoroughly enjoyed working on their own or with a partner in order to build their robots. The nets of 3D objects such as cylinders, cubes, cones, prisms and pyramids were drawn on paper and then folded to create the body parts. After making their robots, students described the total number of parts by studying the shapes of the faces and counting edges and vertices.


Angles, Angles Everywhere!

We used protractors to measure angles. (Many of us needed to learn how to correctly place the protractor on the angle and how to read the measurement).

We discovered that when two lines intersect, many angles are created. We learnt two angles, side by side on a line equal 180 degrees when added together. We also discovered that the two angles facing each other were always the same size.

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Term 3 Curriculum Newsletter



PDF Link: Curriculum Newsletter-2fvy35q

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Mark Greenwood Visit


On June 5th 2017 we had a visit from Australian author Mark Greenwood. He gave a fantastic insight into how he creates stories, while also telling the students many fascinating stories that had them sitting on the edge of their seats! The students loved having Mark visit our school and were inspired to create stories using their own imagination and hunt for treasures.


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Chinese Museum Excursion


Students in Grade 5/6 have been learning about Australian History. We have been reading and researching information about The First Fleet, Convicts, the Gold rush and the reasons why people from Europe and Asia migrated to Australia in the 1800s.

We went on a special excursion to visit the Chinese Museum in Chinatown. We were given the opportunity to learn about the first Chinese migrants to arrive in Melbourne and take a close look at historical artefacts in the Museum and in a guided tour of Chinatown.

Grade 5/6 students infront of the Chinese Dragon

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Welcome to St. Albans East Primary School's grade 5/6 blog. We will regularly update this blog with all of the wonderful things we are learning in our classrooms.


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