5/6 Unit Term 1 Teachers: Tim Prendergast, Lisa Rochester, Zoe Billing
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.
- Newspaper Reports
- Information 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/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.
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
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
- 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.
2D Shapes and Measurement
Focus on perimeter as this links with our number focus.
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.
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
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
- Student Choice
- Use of commas
- Patterns in spelling, word origins
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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
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)