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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 fantasy narrative, shape poem, persuasive text, book vs film comparison and a narrative based on real life events. In Maths, students explore fractions and decimals to hundredths.
Year 5 students will study Digital Technologies in Term 4, with our Digital Technology Coach and their class teacher.
During Year 5, students also take part in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). In 2016, this will take place between May 10th – May 12th.
The planned excursion program for Year 5 in 2016 includes a visit to Newstead House/Commissariat Stores in Term 1 to learn about convict and early colonial Brisbane, a visit by Starlab in Term 2 to learn about Earth’s Place in Space and Camp at Tallebudgera Farm for 2 nights and 3 days during Term 3. More information about all these activities will be provided closer to the date.
The 2016 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.