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 1 2019 ELECTIVES

 

The Arts

TOUR OF ASIA–  DARLENE MILES (YR 6 TEACHER) SESSION ONE

Students have the opportunity to become aware of the geographical orientations of Asia and to discover the vast cultures of South East Asia.  Students will developing an understanding and accepting of cultures different to their own and to discover the connections between Australia and South East Asia as neighbours. Students will learn to speak basic Indonesian and learn how to cook Indonesian cuisine.

Textiles – Visual Arts   JENNY DAVIES & SARAH NIXON (YR 5 TEACHERS) SESSION TWO

Students will be involved in a range of sewing activities using different stitching techniques such as blanket stitch, running stitch, hemming stitch, and back stitch. Students will use a variety of materials including hessian and cotton to create different pieces of work.

Students will learn to sew on a button, hem and perform different types of stitching to create a handmade pillow.

WOODWORK ELECTIVE – VISUAL ARTS – MARIE WIGZELL & JANE KNIGHT (YR 5 TEACHERS) SESSION TWO 

In this elective, students will have the opportunity to explore the safe use and names of woodwork tools. First time students will create a basic woodwork piece. More experienced students will work on a piece within the school environment. Measuring, sawing, nailing, sanding and finishing techniques are part of this elective. Safety demonstrations, and how to learn as a partnership and independently in the woodwork shed are vital components of this elective. During the term, students will have the opportunity to create a ‘passion piece’ after careful design and discussions have taken place with Handy Andy and Mrs Wigzell. Finished pieces will be put on display for the school community.

Science

MASTERCHEF ELECTIVE – SIAN WOODBERRY (SPECIALIST) SESSION ONE

Solids, liquids and gasses behave in different ways and have observable properties that help classify them. (VCSSU076)

Plan and practice strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (VCHPEP108)

Comparing product labels on food items or nutritional information in recipes and suggesting ways to improve the nutritional value of meals.

Using The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating to promote healthy eating.

SCIENCE Elective:    Things that make you go oooh! STEVE CROOK (SPECIALIST) SESSION ONE

How can you see sound? What makes flame burn blue or green? If the Earth was a marble how big can a Star be? How can air be a liquid and would it be hot or cold? How come microwaves heat food but mobile phones don’t heat people?

If you have a question like this and you want to know the answer, or at least have a place to start looking, then this Science elective is for you. If it goes fizz, hum, pop, whoosh or bang chances are you will use it to figure out the way the world works.

MASTERCHEF ELECTIVE – SIAN WOODBERRY (SPECIALIST) SESSION TWO

Solids, liquids and gasses behave in different ways and have observable properties that help classify them. (VCSSU076)

Plan and practice strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (VCHPEP108)

Comparing product labels on food items or nutritional information in recipes and suggesting ways to improve the nutritional value of meals.

Using The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating to promote healthy eating.

Technologies

3D Printing including Coding Robots  - ICT – FIONA ASTRIDGE (SPECIALIST) SESSION ONE

In this elective students will learn about designing with technology, programming and coding. They will explore the fundamentals of 3D printing with students learning how to code a small robot. They will be given the opportunity to design known objects and create items of their own choice for 3D printing. Students will also create programs for a robot to follow using apps on an iPad.

 

Design, modify and follow simple algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English, involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (VCDTCD032)

Examine the main components digital systems, and how such systems can be connected together to transmit data.(VCDTDS026)

Minecraft   - ICT – FIONA ASTRIDGE (SPECIALIST) SESSION TWO 

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 a 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.

SCIENCE Elective: LEGO TECHNIC. Build it to make it go. STEVEN CROOK (SPECIALIST) SESSION TWO

LEGO education kits will let you build your own vehicles and equipment, to see and learn about how things move. Follow the instructions to make cranes, cranks, gears or cars. Each week you will be able to choose and make one of the designs and aspire to become a LEGO master, creating your own working models.

Physical Education

Fitness and Nutrition – HPE    OLIVIA HOGAN & SHANE CHATWOOD (YR 6 TEACHER) SESSION ONE

In the fitness element of this elective, students will be given an opportunity to partake in a range of different activities that help to promote and encourage fitness, while also helping to improve their aerobic capacity and endurance. Students will enjoys participating in tabatas, rotations, boxing, yoga, climbing the ladder activities etc. and learning about the different muscles of the body and how they help us perform. During the nutrition element of the elective students will be introduced to the different body systems, how they interconnect and how we can create optimal health for our body to strive.

BIKE EDUCATION – HPE – LUKE DAVY & DEAN SCANLON (YR 6 TEACHERS)

In Bike Ed, students will learn about bike safety, road rules, bike equipment and the skills associated with riding a bike. Students have the opportunity to participate in various bike games, time trials and challenges. Students will also go on various rides around the Pakenham District. These rides will include bike paths, local roads, up hills and around BMX tracks.

NOTE: students must have a working bike to participate in Bike Ed and a helmet.

SUMMER SPORTS : HPE – JARROD JENDE (SPECIALIST) SESSION ONE

Students will learn the rules and tactics relating to different typical summer sports throughout the term. These sports will include Tee-Ball, Cricket, Tennis, Lacrosse, Athletics and Fitness. Students will also have the opportunity to organise a staff v student game in a particular sport throughout the term.

SCOOTER ELECTIVE HPE JARROD JENDE (SPECIALIST) SESSION TWO

The Scooter Elective  begins with a focus on safe riding including exposure to a variety of safe falling techniques, the use of safety equipment, and how a scooter and their different parts work. This program takes all new riders from their first steps on a scooter to fundamental manoeuvring and then moving into tricks as the program develops.  This elective enhances the development of balance, strength, and builds confidence, in a fun and safe environment.  Requirements for this elective is to bring your own scooter and a helmet.

SUMMER SPORTS : HPE – SHANE CHATWOOD (YR 6 TEACHER) SESSION TWO

Students will learn the rules and tactics relating to different typical summer sports throughout the term. These sports will include Tee-Ball, Cricket, Tennis, Lacrosse, Athletics and Fitness. Students will also have the opportunity to organise a staff v student game in a particular sport throughout the term.