Beaumaris North PS

02 August 2017
Year Five Curriculum News- 2017
Term 1, 2017 
Term 2, 2017
Term 3, 2017
Beaumaris North Primary School
(03) 9589 5449
Wood Street
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193
AU

Term 1, 2017 

We have had an exciting Term with House Swimming, the Beach Program and Interschool Sport. The students have all settled in well to the routines of Year 5 and we look forward to a fantastic year ahead. Please note that students must be at school no later than 8:40am on Interschool Sport Days - they must have appropriate clothing and any additional items required to play their selected Sport.

Literacy

Our teaching groups have focused on the following:

  • Nouns – Proper, common, collective and abstract   
  • Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs
  • Tense
  • Punctuation

Reading

Literature studies - identifying Main Idea, Cause & Effect, Fact or Opinion and Compare & Contrast.

 

Writing

Narrative, Recount and Persuasive genre.

 

Spelling

Words based on units from Spelling Matters and our Units of Inquiry, Who We Are and Sharing The Planet.

Numeracy

Number and Algebra

4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication & division), Place Value and Fractions.

 

Measurement and Geometry

Angles, Time, Mapping/co-ordinates and Symmetry

 

Statistics and Probability

Chance & Data – graphing

 

Early Morning Maths is held on Wednesdays from 8:30am. Students are encouraged to discuss homework concerns or revise topics covered during this time. 

Units of Inquiry

WHO WE ARE 

Understanding different perspectives influences the way people relate to each other

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The meaning of perspective
  • Understanding perspectives
  • Characteristics of respectful relationships
  • Establishing a harmonious community

 

SHARING THE PLANET

Living things adapt to an environment

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The components of an ecosystem
  • Significant events that affect the balance of an ecosystem
  • Investigation of living things within an ecosystem and their adaptations

Homework

  • Homework is distributed on Fridays and is due the following Thursday
  • Students are encouraged to seek any support with home prior to the due date

Whole-school Focus on PYP Attitudes

February: Respect

March: Enthusiasm

 

 

Term 2, 2017

Friendly reminder that students must be at School no later than 8:45am on Interschool Sport Days. Students are reminded that they need appropriate clothing and any additional items to play their selected Sport.

Literacy

Grammar

Tense and punctuation, revision of- contractions, possession of ownership, commas, speech marks and homophones.   

 

Directed Writing

Narrative, Persuasive and Procedural. Literature Studies and Poetry.  

 

Spelling

Words based on units from Spelling Matters, our Unit of Inquiry ‘How the World Works’ and personal spelling words.

Numeracy

Number and Algebra

Revision of the four processes, problem solving, fractions, decimals, percentages and Order of Operations

 

Measurement and Geometry

Continued focus on perimeter & area, angles and graphing

 

Statistics and Probability

Describing likelihood, assessing data and timetabling  

 

Early Morning Maths is held every Wednesday morning at 8:30am.

Units of Inquiry

HOW THE WORLD WORKS

Changes to the earth’s surface impact human lives

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • Sudden geological changes
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Impact on human lives
  • Impact on the environment

Speaking & Listening

This term the children will be practising their Listening and Speaking skills and will deliver an oral presentation as part of the ‘How the World Works’ Unit of Inquiry.

Whole-school Focus on PYP Attitudes

May: Empathy and Tolerance

June: Integrity

Special Events

  • Open Classrooms - Monday 29 May (9.10 - 9.50am)
  • Queen’s Birthday Holiday- Monday 12 June
  • Last Day of Term 2 - Friday 30 June (early dismissal at 2.30pm)

 

 

Term 3, 2017

This Term we have our 'Let’s Get Down To Business' interactive program, Mini Fete, House Athletics, Year 5 Literature Program, Student Led Conferences and Bike Ed.

Literacy

Writing

  • Film based literature responses to The Lorax - Unit focus.
  • Writing of Curriculum Vitae, Job Applications and becoming familiar and able to use economic terms.

 

Reading

  • Identifying implied meaning.
  •  Reading texts related to the Unit of Inquiry (locating information).
  • Focus on meeting the Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

 

Spelling

Words based on units from Spelling Matters, our Unit of Inquiry 'How We Organise Ourselves' and personal spelling words.

Numeracy

Number and Algebra

Problem solving, fractions, decimals, percentages and budgeting.

 

Measurement and Geometry

Units of measurement and grid referencing.

 

Statistics and Probability

Continued focus on the likelihood of events occurring and analysing, collecting and graphing data.

 

Additional Inquiry based Numeracy focus

As part of our Unit of Inquiry 'How we Organise Ourselves', the students will be looking into the Stock-market, profit and loss, supply and demand, budgeting, GST, taxes, superannuation and gross and net income.

Units of Inquiry

HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES

Organisations make decisions that impact on humans and the environment

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The function of business organisations
  • Economic decision making
  • The impact decisions have on humans and the environment
  • Global impact
  • Development of a common goal

Sport

Athletics training has commenced in preparation for our Athletics Carnival. Students are training in all disciplines on Friday mornings so they are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

Speaking & Listening

This Term we are focusing on:

  • Listening carefully and with respect when teachers and other students are speaking.
  • Interacting with other students via business transactions during our Unit of Inquiry.
  • Formal discussion groups with specified roles.
  • Interacting with students during the Mini Fete process and selling stall merchandise to their customers.

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Whole-school Focus on PYP Attitudes

July: Confidence

August: Creativity

September: Commitment

Special Events

  • Open Classrooms - Tuesday 15 August (2.40 - 3.20pm)

  • Student Led Conferences - Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 August
  • House Athletics Carnival - Wednesday 23 August
  • Curriculum Days - Thursday 24 & Friday 25 August
  • Father’s Day Stall - Thursday 31  August
  • Book Week Parade - Thursday 31  August
  • Jump Rope for Heart 'Jump Off' - Friday 1 September (3.00pm)
  • Choir Soiree - Thursday 7 September (7.15pm)
  • Mini Fete - Wednesday 13 September
  • Bike Ed - Friday 15, Monday 18 & Thursday 21 September
  • Student Disco - Friday 15 September
  • Last Day of Term 3 - Friday 22 September (early dismissal at 2.30pm)