Term 2

What’s on in Term 2
Year five  2017

Term Two in Year 5 will be another action-packed term. The inquiry unit of work this term is entitled Natural Disasters. Students will learn how to identify and categorise natural disasters both within Australia and worldwide. They will be able to explain the causes and effects of natural disasters and the ways in which people can prepare for these events.
An incursion on the 26th and 27th April has been planned where all Grade 5 students will have an opportunity to do hands-on activities relating to our inquiry unit. This will be a fantastic educational experience as our presenter Steph, is exceptional.

Our major writing focus for Term Two will be persuasive texts, narratives, and information report writing. Students will continue to cover skills in punctuation, word study, proof reading, and editing. Formal whole class sessions will also focus on a variety of spelling and grammar rules in conjunction with reading comprehension skills. We will also be working on CAFE READING and DAILY 5 where students will continue to set their own personal reading goals.

In Mathematics, students will be engaged in differentiated activities that will foster their understanding of the relationship between decimals, percentages and fractions.  They will continue to revise and build on their knowledge of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Students will continue to improve their understanding of and proficiency with problem solving and units of measurement.
The Year 5’s will also be participating in an anti-bullying project called Project Rockit. This program teaches our students the importance of respecting and valuing everyone they encounter as they journey through life.

The Grade 5’s will be participating in the NAPLAN this term. The dates are:
Tuesday 9th May: Language Conventions: 40 minutes & Writing: 40 minutes
Wednesday 10th May: Reading   50 minutes
Thursday 11th May: Numeracy 50 minutess

We look forward to a great Term Two and your continuing support of the programs and activities in Year 5.

YEAR 5 Team:   Craig Page, Aviva Cohen, Nancy Merrick, Muireann McGowan

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