Year 5

In Writing, students will be supported to follow the writing process to create texts from their choice of information report, memoir, diary entry or persuasive writing. Students will be scaffolded to identify learning goals and attend targeted writers workshops where they will be supported in developing their writing craft. 

In Reading, students will explore inference in images, advertising and fiction and nonfiction texts. Inferencing skills will be developed by guiding students to identify clues and key words in texts and images and combining these with their prior knowledge. They will also apply the comprehension strategy ‘making connections’ when reading independently. Students will write about their reading by reflecting on the connections they can make from the text to experiences in their own life (Text to Self) to other texts (Text to Text) and events and places in their world (Text to World). 

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 with our Masterchef unit where students will use numeracy strategies in measurement and fractions to adjust the scale and proportion of recipes for varying catering scenarios. This will be followed by a Town Planner unit where students will be utilising skills related to measurement and geometry to design a “disaster proof” town. 

Year 5 students will also continue the trial of the Maths Pathways program. The focus of Maths Pathways is to provide students with targeted differentiated learning tasks.  For further details about the Maths Pathways learning model you can go to their website www.mathspathway.comor watch www.youtube.com/user/MathsPathway

Science (Earth & Space) and Inquiry (Geography) will be integrated in Term 3 and focus specifically on natural disasters. This unit will cover natural hazards and their potential to cause disaster. Students will learn about the dynamic processes that cause geological and meteorological hazards and explore how scientists predict and measure them.

Students will have hands on learning experiences in the school kitchen and garden as they take part in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. Each week students will get to enjoy the fruits of their labour in the garden, picking fresh produce and collaborating together in the kitchen to prepare a four course meal. 

In addition, students will get active through our friday afternoon sports program. Students will rotate through teacher-run training clinics for each of the Interschool Sports codes available in Year 6 2019.  The program will also include some incursions aimed at introducing students to new and interesting sport and recreation activities. And of course, students will have the opportunity to take part in the much anticipated camp to Falls Creek.

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

5A - Cat Coley - coley.catherine.e@edumail.vic.gov.au

5B - Stefan Condello - condello.stefan.s@edumail.vic.gov.au

5C - Amanda Stevens - Stevens.Amanda.J@edumail.vic.gov.au 

5D - Phil Barrett - barrett.phillip.p@edumail.vic.gov.au

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.