Year 5

In Writing, students will be supported to follow the writing process during our creative writing unit. After writing their very own Choose Your Own Adventure story, students will have the opportunity to write a number of varied creative writing pieces which will focus on integrating illustrations with written texts that focus on descriptive vocabulary and figurative language.    Students will be scaffolded to identify individual learning goals and attend targeted writers workshops where they will be supported in developing their writing craft. 


In Reading, students will continue to develop their inferencing skills by attempting to solve crime mysteries. They will also apply the comprehension strategy ‘making predictions’ when reading independently. Students will write predictions before, during and after reading, justifying their connections by using evidence from the text combined with their prior knowledge. Finally, at the end of the term, students will engage in a book study where students will set individual learning goals to consolidate the comprehension strategies learned throughout the year. 


In Numeracy,we will continue to immerse students in context driven project work supporting them to make connections with numeracy in real life situations. This will begin by continuing the Town Planner unit where students will be utilising skills related to measurement and geometry to design a “disaster proof” town. Students will then move on to conducting a number of chance and data investigations before concluding the term with a focus on problem solving activities aimed at strengthening the numeracy skills learned throughout the year. 


Year 5 students will also continue the Maths Pathways program. The focus of Maths Pathways is to provide students with targeted differentiated learning tasks based on results of diagnostic testing.  For further details about the Maths Pathways learning model you can go to their website www.mathspathway.comor watch


Chemical Science 

Students will be working scientifically following the scientific process to investigate solids, liquids and gases and how they behave in different ways. They will investigate how changes to materials can be reversible, including melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, including burning and rusting.


Inquiry (Geography) 

Students will be investigating a country from each of the world's continents in our Around the World unit gathering interesting facts about each country and conducting geography and mapping activities.  


Year 5 Sports

Students will get active through our friday afternoon sports program. Each grade will rotate through teacher-run training clinics for each of the Interschool Sports codes available in Year 6 2019.  The schedule  will also include a four week Bike Education Program commencing in week 4. In addition, students will participate in our swimming program during the last two weeks of this term (Mon-Thurs).  


2019 School Captain Nominations

During the later stages of Term 4, interested Year 5 students will have the opportunity to nominate themselves for 2019 school captain. Interested students will be required to prepare a short presentation to deliver to their Year 5 peers who will determine NMPS’s future school captains through a fair and transparent voting process. 

Homework expectations

Homework tasks will include a combination of Literacy and Numeracy activities to be submitted fortnightly. The tasks will be an extension of work being conducted at school and will generally not exceed one hour per week. In addition to this, student’s homework routine should include daily independent reading for at least 30 minutes.



The Year 5 Team 
There are four Year 5 classes this year. The teachers are;

 5A - Cat Coley -

5B - Stefan Condello -

5C - Amanda Stevens -  

5D - Phil Barrett -

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 via the email addresses listed above in order to organise a mutually convenient time to meet.