Year 4/5/6 Unit

Welcome to the 4/5/6 unit

Thank you for taking the time to visit our new 4/5/6 Unit Page.

The 4/5/6 unit teachers are:


4/5 BT (Brain Tannenberg)

5/6 SW (Simone Wood)

5/6LD (Liam Devlin)

5/6 DM (Danica Murphy)

We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive, and stimulating environment where we all 'dare to be excellent'





5th March- AFL players day (Year 6)

12th March- Labour Day

13th March- School Athletics Day Year 3-6

14th March- School Athletics Day Prep- Year 2

14th March- Grip Leadership Program

16th March- Clean up day

21st March- Kyneton secondary college orientation session.

23rd March- Romsey Primary School Positive Behaviour Launch 

26th March- Whole School Cross Country

29th March- Last Day of Term 2.30pm Finish

30th March- Good Friday


16th April- First Day of Term 2

21st April- School Photos




Morning Circle – (Circle Time)

 This is an opportunity for students to connect with their peers and teachers in a positive way – Positive Feelings, students feel connected and enables focus.

Closing Circle- (Circle Time)

This is an opportunity for students to connect with their peers and teachers in a positive way – Positive Feelings, students feel connected and enables focus.

Brain breaks Student activities to ready the brain for learning.

Critical flexible lesson breaks to help students re-engage in learning and reduce off-task behaviour.

School Values

This term we are looking at our whole school approach to our school values of; Respect, Responsibility and Integrity. Students will be encouraged to participate in a range of activities that will teach them what these values look like and sound like when they are at school and within the wider community.


You Can Do It
This term we are continuing our whole school approach to the You Can Do It program, with a focus on the 5 “You Can Do It” Key’s. Organisation, Persistence, Resilience, Confidence, and Getting Along. Students will be encouraged to try their hardest to do their best and not give up when something feels like it's too difficult or boring. Examples of persistent behaviour are continuing to try even when school work is hard, not being distracted by others and checking work when it's finished to make sure it's correct.


4/5/6 Sport


All year 4/5/6 students are participating in summer sports and games as a rotation each Wednesday and Friday. Students have the opportunity to try out for Volleyball, Cricket and Softball. Students will be required to be prepared with the appropriate footwear, water bottle and in Term 1 a sun smart hat is required.


Reading– Our whole school comprehension strategy focus is ‘Questioning’. This is an important strategy for reading comprehension. Questioning helps the reader make sense of what they are reading and are the building blocks to understand the texts they are reading. Questioning helps the reader comprehend the text which allows them to understand what they are reading. When readers know how to answer different types of questions they can connect to the text and remember what they have read.

Writing - As well as focusing on handwriting, punctuation, grammar skills and smart spelling, students are also expanding their Narrative, Persuasive and Scientific Report writing skills. Students will be learning how to edit symbols. The will also have a focus on Word Origin, Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root words. Students will be required to check spelling, capitalisation, punctuation and grammar.

SMART Spelling Program

Students and teachers are starting the new spelling approach using the SMART acronym- S-SAY, M-MEANING, A-ANALYSE, R-REMEMBER, T-TEACH. Please ask the students what this means and read the newsletter to stay up to date with this exciting new approach


Major focus areas in mathematics for term three include:

Number: Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Calculating averages (Mean, Median, Mode) and Time tables.

Measurement – Volume, Capacity, Time

Statistics and Probability - Data Collection and Graphing.


Parents are encouraged to discuss mathematical concepts which occur during everyday life with their children. 




This unit integrates all aspects of student learning for example Literacy, Numeracy, Personal and Social Capabilities, Critical thinking, ICT. This terms topic is learning about how to investigate how forces or electrical energy can control movement, sound or light in a designed product or system.


Students will be,


  1. deconstructing a product or system to discover how movement, sound or light can be controlled
  2. investigating the properties of materials to solve problems requiring the control of movement, sound or light
  3. investigating how biomimicry can be used by engineers and designers
  4. recognising the need to carefully plan and select components for a system to perform a specific task
  5. producing models using materials, tools and equipment to show how to control movement, sound or light in structures
  6. investigating the technologies in a control system for an identified need or opportunity and user
  7. creating word walls
  8. writing procedural texts
  9. writing factual texts