Term 4 Curriculum Overview

The Year 5 Team are:

5B – Rachel Dowe – rachel.dowe@education.vic.gov.au

5C – John Giles (Week One & Two) – john.giles@education.vic.gov.au

5C – Elizabeth Wright (Week Three Onwards)- Elizabeth.Wright2@education.vic.gov.au 

5D – Hilary Guymer – hilary.guymer@education.vic.gov.au

5E – Stefan Condello – stefan.condello@education.vic.gov.au


Students will participate in Writer’s Workshop, implementing the ‘Writing Process’ and the 6+1 Traits of Writing. Year 5 students will generate ‘seeds’ or ideas they can use to inspire their drafts. The focus this term will be on grammar and punctuation. Students will examine how to punctuate their writing to make meaning. Additionally, there will be a focus on presentation. Students will creatively publish their writing to engage their audience. 


Students will be using a range of comprehension strategies, such as inferring, to enhance their understanding of a variety of texts. Students will also be using multiple sources of information, such as text evidence and quotes, to make meaningful inferences. Mentor texts and students’ own ‘Just Right Books’ will be used to guide students’ thinking whilst making meaningful connections to texts. 


Students will be covering a range of topics beginning with Time (12 hour and 24 hour time, duration, analogue clock faces), then moving on to Statistics and Probability (chance, data, experiments, and data representation), and finally Coding (hour of code). 


Upon returning to onsite learning, students will be exploring the Chemical Sciences. Students will investigate the properties of solids, liquids, and gases as well as the difference between physical and chemical change. Students will partake in a variety of experiments to consolidate their understanding of chemical science and reactions. 


Students will be completing a geography project called Around the World. In pairs/small groups back in the classroom, students will be researching a country from each continent on the globe and creating a handmade document outlining their findings.


Students will be exploring their personal strengths and reflecting on their time in lockdown. This will include a chance for students to share what they have learned in their time of remote learning with the cohort. Later in the term, students will connect with another student in the form of a pen pal to share their experiences. 

As always, if you have any questions or require any further information or support, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child/ren’s classroom teacher.

We’re really looking forward to having the rest of the year resemble something more normal and look forward to welcoming back the NMPS community onsite in a few week’s time.