5/6 Unit Term 1 Teachers: Tim Prendergast, Lisa Rochester, Zoe Billings
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.
- Newspaper Reports
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.
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
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
- Historical Narratives
- Information Reports
- Descriptive Texts
- Persuasive Texts
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
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.
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
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
- Discussion Texts
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.
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
5/6 Unit Term 4 Teachers: Tim Prendergast, Lisa Rochester, Zoe Billing
Fiction – Class novels and texts relating to our writing genres
Text types will include narrative, procedural, poetry, reviews and speeches. The writing process of planning, composition, editing and revising and then publishing will all be revised throughout each text type.
- Solving a range of multiplication and division tasks, within practical contexts
- Consolidating knowledge around fractions, decimals and percentages
- Exploring the use of brackets and the order of operations with solving horizontal equations
- Data interpretation – linked in with our “integrated unit.” Students will pose questions to collect categorical data, and interpret and compare a range of data displays
- Transformation – describing translations, reflections and rotations of two-dimensional shapes, using grid references and the Cartesian coordinate system.
- Time – comparing 12and 24hour time systems and converting between them. Measuring and calculating elapsed time. Students will also be interpreting and using different timetables.
Integrated Studies – What super power would you have? (Chemical Science)
Students will develop an understanding of the composition and behaviour of substances. They will formulate a testable question with guidance and make predictions about what factors affect the speed of a chemical reaction. Students will plan and conduct a fair test of a chemical reaction and identify patterns in their findings. They will describe reversible and irreversible changes and the factors that affect such changes, for example, the addition or removal of heat energy.
Students will also develop an understanding of the nature of matter and energy. They will investigate the different types of light and how people and plants use them.
T20 Cricket Blast- Friday 20th October
Interschool Sport v Pascoe Vale (Home)- Friday 27th October
Interschool Sport v Pascoe Vale North (Home)-Friday 3rd November
Report Writing Day (Pupil Free Day)- Monday 6th November
Melbourne Cup Day (Public Holiday)- Monday 7th November
Interschool Sport v Coburg West (Away) – Friday 10th November
5/6 Swimming- Friday 24th November, 1st, 8th and 15th December
Statewide Grade 6 Secondary Transition Day- Tuesday 12th December
Grade 6 Graduation – Wednesday 20th December
Grade 6 Graduation Excursion- Thursday 21st December
Last Day of Term (1.30pm finish) – Friday 22nd December