Electives

In Years 5 & 6 students participate in an Electives program which offers a whole range of subjects to choose from each term including fitness, cooking, dance, art, science, ICT and Wood Technology. Students choose 2 subjects a term and participate in each subject for 2 hours a week.

 

TERM 4 2018 ELECTIVES

 

THE ARTS

 

 

Dance Exploration – Miss Hogan and Ms Whaiapu

 

In this elective, students will explore a range of dance genres, such as hip-hop, jazz, partner dances, cultural dances, breakdance, whilst also investigating the history behind each genre of dance. Students will also work on their own choreographic skills by constructing their own routines in small and large groups, performing these for their class.

 

 

Woodwork – Mrs Wigzell

 

Students will learn how to design and build different wood works using the skills of hammering, painting, sawing, engraving and assembling. They will have the opportunity to design and construct individual pieces to take home and enjoy, as well as work on some pieces for our upcoming Whole School Production.

 

 

ARTZ – Mrs Jones

 

Students will have the opportunity to work on a variety of artistic skills to create art works to take home, as well as produce art works around our school such as mosaic’s. Students will work in small groups assisting with painting props and designing and creating small pieces for our Whole School Production.

 

 

VSSS – Miss Phillips

Students involved in the VSSS elective will continue to practice and learn various choreographed dances both within our school setting and from professional choreographers at other schools. Students will be a part of the ‘Mass Dance’ group during the spectacular to be held in September this year at Hisense Arena.

 

SCIENCE

 

 

Masterchef – Mrs Woodberry and Mr Dainty

During this elective, students are introduced to cooking a variety of foods in a safe, fun environment. Students follow recipes and instructions to create a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Each week students will have food that they have personally cooked to consume on their own or share with the family. Students will grow an understanding of the chemical reactions that occur and take place when cooking with a variety of ingredients. Each week students are required to provide an air tight container to safely transport their delicious creations.

 

 

Chemical and Biological Science – Mrs Jones

When looking at Chemical Experiments students will explore a variety of hands-on chemical science experiments. They will learn about the properties of solids, liquids and gases, and the differences between reversible and irreversible changes to materials. Students will develop their science inquiry skills by making predictions, recording observations and interpreting their findings in relation to each experiment. When focusing on Biological Sciences students will study living organisms, their life cycles, adaptations and the environment.

 

 

Masterchef – Mrs Woodberry and Mr Dainty

During this elective, students are introduced to cooking a variety of foods in a safe, fun environment. Students follow recipes and instructions to create a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Each week students will have food that they have personally cooked to consume on their own or share with the family. Students will grow an understanding of the chemical reactions that occur and take place when cooking with a variety of ingredients. Each week students are required to provide an air tight container to safely transport their delicious creations.

 

TECHNOLOGIES

 

 

Coding Robots and 3D Printing, including Coding Robots – Ms Astridge

In this elective students will learn about coding and programming. They will be given the opportunity to design and then create sequences and short animations using both websites and apps. This elective will also include the fundamentals of 3D printing with students learning how to design and create a robot.

 

Photography – Miss Nixon and Mrs Knight

Students will explore a range of photography skills using a variety of digital devices. They will experiment with filters and backgrounds producing photos, with the potential of being displayed in year level and whole school newsletters. They will also use programs on their iPads and computers to digitally enhance their photos to create works to include in their photography journal.

 

Minecraft – Ms Astridge

Students will be given the opportunity to explore the world of MinecraftEdu, whilst

completing challenges both online and away from the computer. They will be encouraged to work in small groups to create a game within MinecraftEdu and then present their groups work with a PowerPoint presentation. Students will be given a booklet with tasks to complete, earing points to become the Minecraft champion.

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

 

Acrobatics– Miss Phillips

Students will have the opportunity to perform basic and intermediate acrobatic skills using a range of apparatuses. They will learn the importance of safe practices, as well as develop their own warm up program. Each week they will work together building a group acrobatic routine. Towards the end of term, students will be assessed on the acrobatic skills taught, as well their efforts in the group acrobatic works.

 

Outdoor Sports – Mr Jende

Students will explore a variety of outdoor sports such as Bat Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Gaelic Football, Softball, and Lacrosse learning a variety of skills needed for each sport, along with rules of these competitive sports. Team work and cooperation will be encouraged to build towards mini games each week.

 

Football Codes – Mr Davy and Mr Scanlon

In this elective students will get to learn the fundamental skills of different football codes, such as AFL, Rugby League, Soccer and Rugby Union. Team work and cooperation will be encouraged to build towards mini games each week. Students will learn the rules of each football code and have the opportunity to umpire matches played each week. This will also benefit students when they choose to play these codes out in the yard during recess and lunch times.

 

Indoor Sports – Mr Jende

Students will explore a variety of outdoor sports such as Futsul, Thunder Hockey, Badminton, Handball, Indoor Cricket and Basketball learning a variety of skills needed for each sport, along with rules of these competitive sports. Team work and cooperation will be encouraged to build towards mini games each week.