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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 Semester 2, with our Digital Technology Coach and their class teacher.
During Term 3, students will engage with a New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) unit, where they will explore Goal 13 from the UN's Goals for Sustainability: Climate Change, through a focus on the adaptations of living things.
During Year 5, students also take part in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). In 2017, this will take place between May 15th – May 17th.
 The planned excursion program for Year 5 includes a 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 visit the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in Brisbane (Mt Cootha), to learn about or local solar system, and explore the Botanic Gardens. In Term 3, 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. 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 2018 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.