And we're off and racing!

Well, week one has just flown by...

In Unit 3 we have:

  • got to know one another through group work, games and activities
  • established our classroom routines and expectations 
  • organised our supplies and equipment so we can be efficient and productive in our classrooms
  • completed a spectacular science experiment 
  • decorated our room with 'alien art'
  • written a super summer recount to share our holiday adventures
  • designed a sustainable 'dream car', as part of the Toyota Dream Car Challenge (be warned, your child may seek your permission to enter their design in the competition in the hope of winning a trip to Japan!)
  • spent time discussing the great books we borrowed from the library
  • started our class novels
  • leaned some new maths games
  • worked together in teams on our scavenger hunt
  • and burnt off some energy during PE lessons
Phew!  No wonder we are all feeling a little tired at this point of the week.

Teamwork during our scavenger hunt



Checking we have chosen a 'good fit' book in the library

Building our  dream cars with a sustainability purpose




Writing about our sunny summer holidays.





SOME REMINDERS:

Fraser is a Sun Safe School with policies in place to help protect your child.  Please make sure  your child brings a wide brimmed hat to school every day.  Students without a hat will be asked to sit in the unit shelters to protect them from the harmful rays of the sun.

Parent information session - Thursday 15 Feb at 8:30 in Unit 3

IMPORTANT DATES THIS TERM

Parent Information Session
Thursday 15 Feb 8:30 am
ACT Police Cyber Safety Visit
Wednesday 21 February  & Thursday 22 February
Swimming Carnival
Thursday 1 March
5/6 Camp
Tuesday 27 March - Thursday 29 March
Progress Meetings
Tuesday 3 April - Thursday 5 April

Welcome to Unit 3 in 2018!


Welcome to all our new and returning senior students and their families. We hope you've had a great break and are refreshed and ready for an action packed Term 1!

The 5/6 teaching team are very excited, as we have been working hard during the break to plan a fun-filled first term.  This will include our visit to Camp Cooba in Week 8 (Tues 27 - Thurs 29 March).  Notes with details for camp will be sent home soon - please make sure they are returned promptly as we need to finalise details with Camp Cooba very soon.  
Our camp this year runs straight into the Easter long weekend, so if you are planning a family trip for Easter, please be aware that students will be returning from camp on the buses by approximately 4 pm on Thursday 29 March.  We plan to hand over some very happy (but probably tired) children.

This year we have five 5/6 classes and six full-time teachers, to ensure that every student gets the support and encouragement they need to succeed.  We will have three classes down the larger end of the unit (Ms Vanderfield, Ms Rossiter and Mr Nicholls), and two classes up the other end (Mrs Layton and Ms Hall).  Ms Harding will continue to use the wet area for small group work.  We will also use a range of spaces throughout the school when we break into smaller groups for Maths lessons and other activities. Bailey Lutton will also be spending some time with us as our Learning Support Assistant.

We would like to welcome Ms Hall (who many of you will know) and Ms Rossiter to the Senior teaching team.  They bring a wealth of teaching experience and some wonderful, fun ideas to our unit.  Please make sure you introduce yourself to them as you visit the unit.

Another important date for your calendar is our Unit 3 Parent Information Meeting, which will be held in our unit at 8:30 am on Thursday 15 February.  We aim to keep this meeting short, sharp and shiny, so you get all the information you need but can also get off to work or other activities.  We are looking forward to meeting you and answering any of your questions.  

So again, welcome back...we hope you're all ready for a big and exciting year! 


The Unit 3 Team 
Back row L - R: Guy Nicholls, Bailey Lutton, Becky Layton, Brooke Hall
Front row L - R:  Chelsey Vanderfield, Natalie Harding, Sarah Rossiter.



Tell Me Why? - 5/6 Science Day

The senior unit had a Science day called.....Tell Me Why?

we completed a number of activities and then undertook research to explain what we observed and what practical applications there might be.

We made spirals and held them over a heat source.


We defied gravity with water and card.


  Held ping pong balls in the air using a hair dryer.


Made soap powered boats.


Finally, we researched why?


Market Day

Well Market Day was a raging success.
Our entrepreneurial 5/6s run amazing stalls and raised money to put towards their end of year activities and graduation for this year and next.
All the school had tons of fun and now.......well, we'll have to wait another two years.
Thank you.














Come Fly With Me - Science experiment

This week our students became aeronautical engineers for a day. They constructed a number of planes called O-Wing Flyers and changed variables such as wing circumference and fuselage length before test flying their creations.
It was chaotic......but lots of fun.




Awesome Art Show - It's here!

After weeks and months of preparation the time has arrived. The Awesome Art Show is on this weekend. Kicking off on Friday afternoon and running through until Saturday arvo (2:00pm).
Come on down, check out the myriad of masterpieces created by the talented Fraser students and enjoy a soft drink and a sausage.........
and, if you're feeling lucky, buy a raffle ticket or two for a chance to win one of the many prize packages donated by many of our wonderful community members and businesses.

Below is a sample of our inspiration for the art created by year 5/6.

Watch this space next week for some great photos of some of the art works.


See you there.







Book Week Celebration

What a fantastic Book Week we've had,

There's been books read by teachers in the library, short listed books read in class daily and, the pinnacle of our celebrations........Dress Up Day!!!!!

What an awesome turn out we had. We spotted classic literary characters such as Juliet (sans Romeo), modern classic characters like Hermione and Harry, plenty of Dr.Suess, some Hungry caterpillars and some students and teachers stuck in Wonderland!

It was a fun day and great to see everyone, teachers and students alike, get in to the spirit of the day.