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Year 5

In Year 5, students are exploring the concept of impacts. In Science, they explore the impact of the Australian environment on the adaptations of native plants and animals and the impact of Earth’s position in space on life on Earth, while in History, they explore the impact of the Gold Rushes on the development of Australia. In Geography, they explore the impact of the Australian climate on people and places. In English, students develop more control over their writing by writing a  narrative,  persuasive text, book vs film comparison and a picture book based on real life events. In Maths, students explore fractions and decimals to hundredths.
Year 5 students will study Digital Technologies in Semester 2, with our Digital Technology Coach and their class teacher.
Through our New Pedagogies for Deep Learning project, students in Year 5 are also learning to develop skills in Character, Citizenship, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. They are beginning to learn how to take some responsibility for their own learning. They are learning to use feedback to improve their learning, and show grit, tenacity and perseverance more often in learning tasks. Students are exploring global issues and learning how individual actions can make a difference. They are learning to build on information with evidence, and how to solve problems when working in a group. Their overall theme for the year is We are resilient learners.
During Year 5, students also take part in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). In 2017, this will take place between May 14th – May 16th.
 The planned excursion program for Year 5 includes a Term 1 visit to the Brisbane Urban Education Centre (BUECC) to study Convict Clues and learn about colonial life in Moreton Bay. In Term 2, students will again visit the BUECC, this time at Southbank where they will explore the effects of the 2011 Brisbane Floods on the Southbank area. During Term 3, we hope to take students to QPAC to view the stage play Storm Boy. In Term 4, Year 5 will travel to Koojarewon Camp (Highfields, Qld) for 2 days and 3 nights. More information about all these activities will be provided closer to the date.
The 2019 Year 5 curriculum documents are available for you to access. These include parent newsletters, information about excursions and parent information sessions, as well as English assessment tasks.