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.
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.
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