Murder Under the Microscope

As our investigation draws to a close (Accusations made this Thursday!) 5/6J are frantically trying to solve the case and work out the villain in this crime; Shockwave on the Shoreline! This challenge has involved a lot of online researching, many many many discussions, closely watching for clues and then some amazing moments when we…

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Anzac Day

All Stage Three Students attended a special Anzac Service on Friday 23rd April at Penrith Paceway. Check out the article and gallery that featured in our local paper: The Penrith Press. Andrew from our class got to sit out the front with special guests, retired soldiers  and cadets and lay a wreath on behalf of…

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Creating Ads!

During the last week of term, 5/6J wrote and starred in their own TV ads. THE TASK: 1. Design and make a new brand of Energy Drink. 2. Write a script, rehearse, perform and film a short TV ad. Here are some shots of the planning process You’ll need to check out the videos on…

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Pop Art Andy Warhol Portraits

After studying some artworks by famous artist Andy Warhol, 5/6J created their own portraits. Pop art was an art movement in the sixties where artists portrayed popular culture. Warhol produced artworks on famous people, such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, as well as depicting everyday famous products, such as Campbell’s soup. We used a…

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Stage Three Excursion to Warragamba Dam

On Tuesday 23rd March 27 lucky students from year 5 and 6 attended a FREE excursion to Warragamba Dam. This excursion was provided by Penrith City Council. Warragamba Dam is the main water supply for the city of Sydney. It is almost 50 years old. recently reopened to the public, it features a brand new…

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5/6J are Ad Detectives!

5/6J can’t believe that Miss B told them to watch TV for homework! Well sort of… We have been ‘Ad Detectives’ in the last 2 weeks, discovering all the different ways companies advertise products and how advertising can influence our personal identity, as well as the choices we make about what we eat, wear, buy,…

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Where Have we Seen Advertising?

5/6J have been talking about the different places we have seen ads, commercials and advertising. Check out our word cloud that shows the ideas we brainstormed. We created our word cloud at WORDLE.

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Our Identity Collages

This term we are learning about identity. This includes personal identity, cultural identity and what influences our identity. We created these collages using images of our favourite things and our interests. It’s amazing how we could easily identify who owned each collage by the content and the shape of the head!

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The Watertower

For the last couple of weeks 5/6J have been reading, studying, discussing, pondering, theorising and writing about “The Watertower” and its sequel “Beneath the Surface”, written by Gary Crew and Illustrated by Steve Woolman. We spent hours analysing the illustrations, searching for clues, trying to piece together the story… What happened to Spike and Bubba?…

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