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5/6H - Kirrawee

Mr M Hull


Mr Hull is our teacher, and we have 26 students in our class (14 in Year 5 and 12 in Year 6).  After settling in well in Semester 1, our students moved to a remote learning setting for most of this semester. We are an amazing group of vibrant, hardworking and supportive children! Every morning we start the day with a Freaky Fact and a Brain Train to solve which gets us thinking.

During remote learning on Google Classroom, we've been working productively in English. We regularly completed literacy activities including comprehension, writing (both persuasive and informative), spelling, listening and grammar tasks. One of the weekly highlights was improving our grammar and punctuation through ‘The Meanest Teacher – Grammar with a Giggle’ lessons! In Maths, we've been learning about 2D and 3D space, measurement, fractions and decimals and studying the order of operations – BODMAS!

In Geography, we have been studying the topic ‘Factors that Shape Places’. This has included looking at the Earth’s biomes and how people change the natural environment in Australia and other places around the world. We also explored how the environment influences the human characteristics of places. 5/6H are learning about one of Mr Hull’s favourite Science topics – ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’. We’re finding out many amazing facts about earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, bushfires and floods. Once we return to school, we’ll be conducting experiments in our science groups – we can’t wait for that!

When 5/6H students return we will be looking forward to playing a game called Quarto each week. We completed the 5/6H Quarto League in semester one and the 5/6H Quarto Round Robin Cup is due to start soon!

Quarto is a board game for two players invented by Swiss mathematician Blaise Müller in 1991. The game is played on a 4×4 board. There are 16 unique pieces, each of which is either: tall or short; light or dark-stained wood; square or circular; and hollow-top or solid-top. Players take turns choosing a piece which the other player must then place on the board. A player wins by placing a piece on the board which forms a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row of four pieces, all of which have a common attribute (all short, all circular, etc.). They must say 'Quarto' to win!

5/6H worked incredibly hard during the lockdown period and are eager to catch up with our classmates, friends and teacher each day when we return in Term 4.

Mr Hull is also looking forward to having all 26 students back in the classroom each day!