Learning Team 3

Learning Team Years 5 & 6 consists of 4 classrooms situated in Rooms 9, 10, 11 and 12

Students in these areas are grouped together in Years 5 & 6 of mixed ability. Each classroom has approximately 25 students. In Maths students are grouped according to ability and they leave their Home Room to go to the appropriate room for this curriculum area. Once a week students interchange for Te-Reo, Health and Physical Education. These subjects are part of a weekly rotation which enables students to cover one learning area each week. A Year 5/6 Choir is a popular part of the School’s Enrichment programme. Other enrichment activities for the Year 5/6 students include Art and ICT (Information and Communication Technology).

Year 6 students attend a four day outdoor education camp in March each year. This is held at Raincliff Youth Camp, near Pleasant Point. All Year 6 students attend and invariably enjoy the challenge of living away from home for several days and nights while learning more about our local area. During this time the Year 5 students remain at School and take part in "Kids in Action" Week
with themes of a combination of the outdoors, sport, art and drama.

As with other Learning Teams, the students have access to Active in Sport lunch time programmes, the P.E. Shed for sports equipment and the Adventure Playground. Many students take the opportunity to carry out responsibilities such as sports
shed monitors and traffic wardens.

The School Values of Achievement, Respect, Caring, Honesty, Effort and Responsibility are emphasised throughout the Learning Team during all activities. Specific learning is done in all classes and particularly in the interchange Health class to address any issues of bullying and to give students knowledge and understanding of what to do if in a bullying situation.






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