The Grade Five teachers for the remainder of 2017 are Cam Smith, Linda Perkins and Clare Kearney. The Grade Five classroom are locate in the three story portables on Victoria Ave, Linda and Clare are on the middle level and Cam is located at the very top.
TERM 3 2017
In Reading, we will be covering the CAFE reading strategies of visualise, summarise the text, include sequence of events and interpret directly stated information. Reading stimulus will also come from our Integrated Studies unit. In Writing, students will be working on text types including procedures, narratives, transactions and poetry. Students will also continue working on developing their writing skills in the VCOP and Big Write programs.
In Maths, students will start the term by continuing to work on probability. We will also be covering fractions, decimals and percentage and solving problems within those areas. Students will investigate financial maths and they will create simple budgets. Following that, they will do a unit on divisibility. Next is a unit on collection of data and how it is interpreted. We round off the term with a unit on patterns and algebra. Jane Battrick will be assisting students who are participating in the Maths Competition in July once a week. The students not doing the competition will be working in smaller groups with their classroom teachers.
We will be spending the first half of term studying Chemistry and Physics. The topics will be taught with the support of Stile (an online and interactive website). Some tasks from this may be set as homework to further support and reinforce what we have learnt in class.
The integrated studies unit for this term is based around History. The students will be investigating the function of historical timelines. The focus will be on the years between 1800-1900, with a particular focus on the gold rush and the impact that had in Victoria. We have booked an excursion to Sovereign Hill later in the term. In addition, students will be consolidating knowledge of e-Smart practise and mindfulness. They will be able to see the benefits for learning, wellbeing, social and emotional development
This term, students will continue to complete homework tasks on the Grade Five Homework website (bit.ly/g5homework). These homework tasks will relate to the learning in English, Mathematics and integrated studies. Most new homework tasks will be assigned on Wednesdays and will require submission the following Wednesday. In addition to set tasks it is expected that students read for a minimum of 15 minutes a night.
Students and parents will continue to use their 2017 student diary. This diary provides students with the opportunity to plan their school week, homework, extracurricular activities and record special events. Students will be expected to have their diaries at school each day and signed weekly.