2018 Curriculum outline Grade 5/6


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

English

 

Reading

Non-Fiction – different texts, including electronic resources, relating to colonial Australia and bushrangers.

 

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

 

Writing

- Recounts

- Newspaper Reports

- Information Reports

- 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/21st Century Bushranger

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 reasons behind Britain’s colonisation of Australia and the impact this had on indigenous communities. They will research what life was like in 1800s Australia and some infamous bushrangers. Students will then explore what a 21st century bushranger might look like.

 

Important Dates

Meet The Teacher Night                 13/2

Beechworth Camp                          20/2 – 23/2 ** Non campers are expected at school

Inter-school Sports (Away)               2/3

Labour Day                                     12/3 – No school

Inter-school Sports (Home)              9/3

Inter-school Sports (Away)             16/3

Inter-school Sports (Home)            23/3 

Inter-school Sports (Home)            29/3

Last Day of Term                            29/3

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

English

 

Reading

Non-Fiction – different texts, including electronic resources, relating to bushrangers, ANZAC Day and high density populations

 

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

- Narratives

- Newspaper Reports

- 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.

 

2D Shapes and Measurement

Angles

Focus on perimeter as this links with our number focus.

 

Integrated Studies:

21st Century Bushranger

Students will research some infamous Australian bushrangers and explore what a 21st century bushranger might look like.

 

What is the impact of high density population?

Students will investigate high density living and how this varies in different countries around the world due to different economic, social and cultural characteristics. They will explore the impact high populations can have on living standards, lifestyle, environment and management of different spaces.

 

Important Dates:

ANZAC Day –  Wednesday, April 25th

Inter-school Sport (away Coburg P.S.) – Friday, May 4th

Year 6-7 Transition Form Due Date – Friday, 11th May

Naplan Testing (Grade 5s) – Tuesday, May 15th – Thursday, May 17th

Canberra Camp Information Night – Wednesday, 23rd May

Curriculum Day – Friday, 1st June

Inter-school Sport (away St Fidelis) – Friday, June 8th

Queen’s Birthday Holiday – Monday, June 11th

Inter-school Sport (away St Bernards) – Friday, June 15th

Inter-school Sport (away Moreland P.S.) – Friday, June 22ND

Parent Teacher Interviews – Tuesday, June 26th

Last Day of Term – Friday, June 29th 

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

- Discussion Texts

- Student Choice

 

Grammar/Spelling

-       Use of commas

-       Patterns in spelling, word origins

-       Rhyme

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

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

 

Integrated Studies - How will animals evolve to survive future climate changes?

 

Students will investigate causes of climate change and the impact that this has had/will have on environments and animals. They will explore structural and behavioural adaptions that animals have made that allow them to continue to survive in their environments.

 

Important Dates:

Peer Support Training Days – Tuesday 17th of July and Thursday 19th of July

Peer Support Sessions – Every Friday from the 27th of July – 14th of September

Year 7 Placement Notification – Wednesday 8th of August

School Concert – 11th-13th of September

Last Day of Term –  Friday 21st of September



Class/Unit:  5 / 6                             Teachers:  Lisa Rochester, Zoe Billing

English

Reading

-       Students read a class novel together to facilitate a rich, in-depth analysis

-       Non-Fiction texts – relating to our integrated topic where possible

-       Comparing and contrasting information, including online material

-       Representing sequential events in a visual way

 

Writing

-       Narratives – focus on character development and morals development through the exploration of fairy tales

-       Procedural texts – with strong links to our integrated experiments and exploring the vocabulary used when writing technical reports

-       Explanation texts – continuing to focus on when and how to incorporate technical vocabulary into these texts

 

Speaking and Listening

-   Using questioning techniques to aid understanding

-   Year 6 students will develop and present Graduation speeches

 

Mathematics

Key Concepts to Be Explored:

-       Exploring and clarifying the connections between fractions, decimals and percentages

-       Solving equations that involve order of operations and indices, square and triangular number patterns

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

-       Location and Transformation – using grids and co-ordinates (Cartesian plane)

-       Data representation – exploring ways data can be shown and interpreting data presented by others. Exploring the terms ‘mean’, ‘median’ and ‘mode’.

-       Time – develop their understanding of 24 hour time and ability to interpret different timetables

                                                                                                            

Integrated Studies – Why is it so?

During Term 4, students will be exploring how electrical circuits work and conducting different experiments to aid their learning. They will investigate how energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity. Students will complete an independent investigation into alternative energy sources.

 

Key Events:

 

Homework:  Students will be issued with homework on a weekly basis. Copies can always be found on the class page, linked from the school website. Having a set study routine at home is excellent preparation for secondary school and the multiple demands this can place onto students. If there are any concerns with the homework, please see your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

 

Melbourne Cup Weekend:  Please note that this will be a 4-day weekend for the students.

 

Swimming:  The school swimming program will commence on Friday the 23rd of November. Separate notices will be sent home regarding the swimming program.

 

2019 Canberra Camp Final Payments:

Payments for this camp will need to be finalised by 30th November. All permission, dietary and medical forms will also need be returned by this date, at the latest.

 

Laptop collections:

From early December, student laptops will remain at school and all chargers and cases need to be returned. This is to assist with maintenance and preparation for 2019.

 

Year 7 Orientation:

11th December – All year 6 students will spend the day at their 2019 secondary school

 

Graduation

18th December - This is a special time in a student’s life and we look forward to celebrating your child’s primary school achievements on this night.

 

19th December – Year 6 Big Day Out (Graduation excursion)