2017 Curriculum outline Grade 5/6

5/6 Unit    Term 1       Teachers: Tim Prendergast, Lisa Rochester, Zoe Billings

English

 

Reading

Non-Fiction – different texts, including electronic resources, relating to Australian history and government.

 

Comprehension – locating directly stated information, identifying the main idea and purpose of texts, summarising in our own words.

 

Writing

- Recounts

- Newspaper Reports

- Narratives

- Persuasion

 

Mathematics

Measure – units of time, interpreting calendars and timetables.

Fractions and Decimals – Compare, locate and order common and related fractions and locate and on a number line.

Number and Place Value – estimating, rounding, computation strategies (addition/subtraction).

Patterns and Algebra - Exploring the place value system beyond the thousandths, using whole numbers, decimals and fractions.     

Chance – conducting chance experiments and list the possible outcomes as a fraction.        

 

Integrated Studies  - Start Up Program/Governance

Students will explore and develop their understanding of Coburg North’s Rights and Responsibilities. They will examine different emotions, body language, develop a network of people to share issues with and participate in the ‘Life Skills Program’.  Students will investigate voting, government, laws and the justice system that we live by today. Students will conduct preferential votes and examine the principles behind Australian Democracy.

 

Important Dates

Meet The Teacher Night                13/2

Canberra Camp                             20/2 – 24/2 ** Non campers are expected at school

Inter-school Sports (Home)             3/3

Inter-school Sports (Home)           10/3

Labour Day                                    13/3 – No school

Inter-school Sports (Away)            17/3 

Inter-school Sports (Away)            24/3

Last Day of Term                           31/3

5/6 Unit  Term 2         Teachers: Tim Prendergast, Lisa Rochester, Zoe Billings

English

 

Reading

Non-Fiction – different texts, including electronic resources, relating to ANZAC Day and Natural Disasters

Fiction – Class Novels

 

Comprehension – locating directly stated information, identifying the main idea and purpose of texts, summarising in our own words, prediction based on evidence supplied from a text

 

Writing

- Historical Narratives

- Information Reports

- Descriptive Texts

- Persuasive Texts

 

Mathematics

Fractions and Decimals

Placing fractions, improper fractions, decimals and mixed numbers on a number line

Addition and Subtraction of fractions with like or similar denominators

Adding and Subtracting improper fractions and mixed numbers

 

Number and Place Value – Addition and Subtraction

Eg 42 000 + 5123 + 246

Use empty number lines to record mental strategies.

Check solutions to problems, including by using the inverse operations.

Use estimation to check the reasonableness of answers to addition and subtraction calculations, eg 1438 + 129 is about 1440 + 130

 

Data

Identify appropriate purposes for the collection of data.

Evaluate the effectiveness of survey questions to obtain relevant data.

Develop appropriate questions to collect data sets.

Conduct surveys using personal questionnaires.

Calculate the mean, median, mode and range of a data set.

 

Integrated Studies  - ANZAC Day

Students explore the contributions made by men and women who have served Australia in conflicts and/or peace keeping missions around the world.

 

Natural Disasters - Does Australia have the safest environment in the world? How to survive a natural disaster?

Students will investigate the causes of different natural disasters and the impact they can have on communities and environments. Students investigate different preparations and precautions that can take before, during and after disasters have struck to stay safe.

 

Important Dates:

ANZAC Day Incursion – Wednesday, May 3rd

Inter-School Sports (Home vs Antonine) – Friday, May 5th 

Naplan Tests (Grade 5s) – Tuesday, May 9th – Thursday, May 11th

Inter-School Sports (Away vs AIA)  – Friday, May 12th 

Inter-School Sports (Home vs Pascoe Vale North)  – Friday, May 19th 

Maths Incursion – Tuesday, May 23rd

CNPS Open Day – Wednesday, May 24th

Inter-School Sports (Away vs Pascoe Vale) – Friday, May 26th 

Inter-School Sports (Home vs Coburg West)  – Friday, June 2nd

Queen’s Birthday Holiday – Monday, June 12th

Carnivale -  Friday, June 30th 

Last Day of Term – Friday, June 30th 

5/6 Unit    Term 3       Teachers: Tim Prendergast, Lisa Rochester, Zoe Billing

English

 

Reading

Non-Fiction – texts relating to our integrated studies topics and writing genres

Fiction – Class Novels and texts relating to our writing genres

 

Comprehension – locating directly stated information, identifying the main idea and purpose of texts, summarising in our own words, predictions and inferences based on evidence supplied from within a text

 

Writing

- Poetry

- Descriptive Texts

- Discussion Texts

 

Mathematics

Key Concepts to Be Explored:

-       Multiplicative Thinking: students will be working in groups that target their specific needs

-       Multiplicative thinking is about working flexibly and efficiently. Having the ability to identify and solve a range of problems that involve multiplication and division. Communicating this effectively in a range of ways, including clear working out to share strategies used. Discussions around the strategies used and why some are more efficient than others.

-       Length – linking this to our decimal knowledge and converting between different metric units E.g. cm to mm, l to ml

-       Volume, capacity and mass – accurately measuring and comparing objects based upon set criteria

 

Integrated Studies - If you could move countries, where would you go? How do you say hello?

 

Students will explore the major events that have led to high level immigration to Australia. Students will investigate the benefits and the impact that mass migration has had on Australia. Students will look at how Australia is connected to Asia and other nations through location, history, trade and cultures. Students will examine the valuable contribution Indigenous Australians have made and the impact their communities and culture have felt from immigration.

 

Important Dates:

Peer Support Training Days – Tuesday 18th of July and Thursday 20th of July

Puberty Education Sessions – Monday 24th and 31st of July

Peer Support Sessions – Every Friday from the 28th of July – 15th of September

Welcome to Country/Smoking Ceremony – Wednesday 16th of August

District Athletics –Wednesday 30TH of August

Maths Incursion – Thursday 31st of August

Battle of Australia Ceremony Excursion – Wednesday 6th of September

Last Day of Term –  Friday 22nd of September