Grade 5

The Grade Five teachers for term 4 2017 are Cam Smith, Linda Perkins and Clare Kearney.



In Reading, we will be investigating a range of poetic devices used in poetry, culminating in a Poetry Slam. Reading stimulus will also come from our Integrated Studies unit, Race Around The World. In Writing, students will be working on a variety of text types that relate to a specific purpose and audience. 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 investigating financial maths and they will create simple budgets. Following that, they will do a unit on representing and interpreting data. Following that, we will be studying Location and Transformation: Grid References and Routes. Jane Battrick will be working with us once a week with our SNMY groups. We will round off the term with fractions, decimals and percentage.


We will be spending the first half of term studying Natural Disasters as part of the Earth Sciences. 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.

Integrated Studies

The integrated studies unit for this term is based around Geography. The students will be participating in a Race Around the World. They will be “travelling” to a range of cities around the world where they have tasks to complete.


This term, students will continue to complete homework tasks on the Grade Five Homework website ( 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.  

Student Diaries

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.