Years 5/6

5/6 Term 2 Overview 2017

Welcome to Term 2

English

Novel Study (Listening): The students in Years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to listen to a story being read to them three times each week. In these time slots students are expected to listen to the story and participate in discussions about the events, word meanings and making connections to the text.

Read to Self: Students will be allocated personal reading time to read suitable, engaging and challenging material that aims to expand their vocabulary.  Students are expected to enter any unfamiliar words into their spelling log.

Guided Reading Groups: Students will participate in guided reading sessions each week.  Reading material for these groups is carefully selected by the teacher.  In these sessions, students are taught and encouraged to use a range of strategies to improve their reading, fluency, comprehension and understanding the difference between implying and inferencing.

Spelling Groups: Students engage in weekly spelling sessions that build on their understanding of the Triple Word Theory.

Writing: The text types to be covered in depth this term are information report, persuasive texts and one of their own choice. Students will be given the opportunity to develop and plan a bank of text types to support independent writing. This is called a Writer’s Notebook.

Viewing: Students are given opportunities to view or watch clips, demonstrations and short videos which link to their learning. This occurs as part of English and across other areas of the curriculum as necessary to support student learning.

Mathematics

Students have four mathematics sessions per week.  Each session will involve a mental computation section and the explicit teaching of mathematical concepts.

History

This term our integrated unit will investigate the formation of Australia as a nation. This will involve students in examining Britain’s setting up of the colony, reasons for Federation and the forming of a new nation leading into World War 1. They will also identify the effects this had on Australia’s Indigenous population and culture.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Students will continue to regularly use Chromebooks and the Smartboard to enhance their learning through Internet research and word processing.

Library

Students have the opportunity during literacy sessions to independently visit the school library to exchange books.

Physical Education (PE)

Mrs Martin will continue to take all the year 5/6 classes for a 45 minute lesson of Physical Education each week. The Heron’s will have PE on Tuesday and the Bedarra’s and Lizard’s will have PE on Thursday. During term 2 the children will apply their gross motor, locomotor and fundamental motor skills to the sports of AFL and Lacrosse. Encompassing all activities children will be required to demonstrate fair play and collaborative skills. Students will also have sessions for Bike Education, Social & Emotional Learning Program and cooperative games throughout the week.

The Arts

Students participate in weekly music sessions to engage in the performing arts. Students will build on their learning from Term 1 about beat and rhythm. They will work in small groups to write several rhythms, using standard musical notation, to perform using formal and informal percussion instruments.

Science & Sustainability

Evatt’s Science/Sustainability program is presented in a 45-minute teacher release block weekly. All students will have the opportunity to engage in both a science and environmental sustainability program delivered within and outside the classroom setting. Students will be encouraged to develop an understanding of science concepts, processes and practices used to develop scientific knowledge. Students will have the chance to demonstrate their understandings when engaging in local, national and global issues.

Students this semester will be studying Biological Science working through a unit of work relating to growth, survival of living things and the impacts of physical conditions to their own environment. Year 5/6 students will also be investigating the impact of tourism on our environment, as this is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism. Students will learn about the benefits of economic contributions to the sustainability of Australian tourism destinations.

Year 5/6 students will also play an active role in maintaining our environmental practices within our school. They will be involved in recycling, waste management, water saving practices, garden maintenance and the growing, caring and selling of produce.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE): Japanese

Continuing our travel unit in Japanese this term, students will use their knowledge of asking and answering about places and travel in different tenses to present information about a trip to Japan using a variety of vocabulary and verb conjugations.

Homework

Homework will be issued on day one of term two. This will involve students preparing a formal speech to present to their class in weeks four and five as part of our involvement in the annual Rostrum Public Speaking competition. Further homework will be issued for week six to ten relating to our studies in history or social and emotional learning.

Instrumental Music Program (IMP) School Band

IMP School Band practise and lessons occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These lessons are taught by the IMP Band teacher.Year 6 band members have break one practise on Wednesdays. Year 5 band members have break two practise on Mondays.

Timetable

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00am

Literacy - (45 mins of independent writing, read to self/reading & spelling groups)

Explicit Modelled writing  & Independent session

(45 mins)

Literacy - (45 mins of independent writing, read to self/reading & spelling groups)

Writing Conference (25 mins)

Listen to Read (20mins)

Literacy - (45 mins of independent writing, read to self/reading & spelling groups)

Writing Conference (25 mins)

Listen to Read (20mins)

Mental

Comp (40 mins)

Maths

Literacy - (45 mins of independent writing, read to self/reading & spelling groups)

Writer’s Notebook (40mins)

 

10:35am

B1 – 10mins eating in class; 30 mins play

B1 – 10mins eating in class; 30 mins play

B1 – 10mins eating in class; 30 mins play

B1 – 10mins eating in class; 30 mins play

B1 – 10mins eating in class; 30 mins play

 

11:15am

Maths

Mental Comp (30mins)

Release 45mins

PE, Japanese &Sustainability

MCSS Dance

or Dance

Mental Comp (30mins)

Maths

BAND Yr 5 – 11:15 to 12

Yr 6 – 12 to 12:45

Literacy (50mins) – independent writing, read to self/conferencing & group follow up

Mental Comp (30mins)

Maths

12:45pm

B2 – 10mins eating in class; 30 mins play

B2 – 10mins eating in class; 30 mins play

B2 – 10mins eating in class; 30 mins play

B2 – 10mins eating in class; 30 mins play

B2 – 10mins eating in class; 30 mins play

 

1:25pm

HASS

BAND –

Yr 5 – 1:25 to 2:10

Yr 6 – 2:10 to 2:55

Music

PE

Bike Ed/ SEL / Music

(3 x half hour)

Planning – 45mins

Release – 45mins

PE, Japanese &Sustainability

Work Completion

 

Assembly 2:15pm