The Year 5 Team

From left- Emma, Brad, Hayley, Josie, and Hilary

5A – Hilary (PLT Facilitator)

5B- Brad Morin

5C- Josie Jones

5D- Hayley Pupetti

5E- Emma Hogarth

You are always welcome to meet with a Year 5 member of staff should you have any concerns or queries throughout the year. Please contact us in order to organise a mutually convenient time to meet.

Term 2 Curriculum Overview

Term 2 Curriculum

In Writing, students will participate in Writer’s Workshop, implementing the ‘Writing Process’ and the 6+1 Traits of Writing. Year 5 students will continue to use their Writer’s Notebook to generate ‘seeds’ or ideas they can use to inspire their drafts, across a range of genres. Focus will be placed on ‘zooming in at sentence level’ by looking at sentence structure, word choice, grammar and punctuation. Students will continue to participate in writing conferences to work towards their individual writing goals, and share their pieces with their peers. 

In Reading, students will be using a range of comprehension strategies, such as making connections and summarising the main idea, to enhance their understanding of a variety of texts. Mentor Texts and students’ own ‘Just Right Books’ will be used to guide students’ thinking. Additionally, this term we will begin literature circles to engage students in a ‘book club’ style group. Students will discuss events, characters and settings in fiction texts, and explain their responses to them. These groups will provide targeted teaching at point of need and aim to develop students’ interest and engagement. 

In Numeracy, students will be covering a range of topics in number and algebra, measurement and geometry and statistics and probability. Grade 5 students will be working within their home groups, and in a flexed learning environment, to target their individual learning needs. In number, we will begin by focusing on multiplication and division problems, using both mental and written strategies. Additionally, in geometry, students will select, use and describe appropriate units of measurement for length, perimeter, area, volume, capacity and mass. 

In Inquiry, students will continue to explore Australian History, from pre-colonisation to the current day. Students will research and develop a project based on a variety of multimedia resources and experiences provided by the teaching team. 

In Design and Technology, students will utilise ‘design thinking’ to create a 3D printed prototype, using the Maker’s Empire app on their iPad. Grade 5s will identify a problem or need with future space travel, before designing their technology. Some students will be invited to attend a ‘Kids In Space’ exhibition day run by Maker’s Empire and Australian Space Agency. 

This term in Wellbeing we will be doing two sessions per week. A focus will be naming and identifying emotions, with strategies to support emotional regulation. One of the tools we will be introducing is the Zones of Regulation. You may hear students referring to the blue, green, yellow and red zones to describe how they are feeling. At school, we want to be in the green zone to be ready to learn. Additionally, we will continue to study Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships to support our investigation into strong emotions. 

Homework expectations

Students will continue the homework expectations as set out in Term 1. Tasks continue to include a combination of Literacy and Numeracy activities to be submitted weekly. The tasks will be an extension of work being conducted at school and will generally not exceed one hour per week. Students’ homework routines should include at least 30 minutes of daily independent reading. Students will also be expected to complete a MangaHigh and Doodle Spell task each week. An additional focus this term will be on student’s recall of multiplication facts. If you’d like to practise at home, we have created a website with recommended strategies and resources. Below is our timeline for reviewing each multiplication fact family: 

Week 25,10
Week 32,4,8
Week 43,6
Week 59
Week 67
Week 711
Week 812

Please find attached to this post the Term 2 Template Timetable. This is a rough guide of the sessions for the week. Please use it as a guide only, as sessions are subject to change slightly on a day to day basis. 

You are always welcome to meet with a Year 5 member of staff should you have any concerns or queries throughout the year. Please contact us to organise a mutually convenient time to meet.