Year 5 offers many wonderful opportunities that encourage students’ social, emotional, physical and academic development. Students engage in many open ended learning experiences and a variety of collaborative group investigations. At this level Bloom’s Taxonomy is introduced, to help the students learn “a language of thinking” and identify and guide their own thought processes.
A highlight of Grade 5 is our public speaking program. Students explore a range of speech writing strategies and develop their delivery skills through a variety of public speaking experiences, from the impromptu to the meticulously planned and rehearsed. This program culminates in a fantastic public speaking evening, where students showcase their newly developed skills for parents.
Another highlight is our Economics fair, linked to financial mathematics, which provides a fun day for the whole school and raises money for charity.
The year 5 camp is held at Phillip Island Adventure Resort in Term 2, for 3 nights. Going to camp assists students to learn many important life skills and fosters independence.
As members of the senior school, students participate in our athletics carnival and cross country championships, join the school choir/ band and complete ICAS competitions.
Our students in Year 5 and 6 learn French, in addition to Mandarin. They have the opportunity to participate in an optional one week French Camp to Noumea, New Caledonia. This camp includes French lessons, followed by practising French in the Noumea community / markets and shops.
We offer many exciting incursions and excursions that link to our main area of investigation for the term. Aboriginal studies are integrated into literacy learning and public speaking . Science learning investigates States of matter ( chemical) and Solar system ( Earth and Space) . Technology learning investigates the Solar system - investigating forces in a designed system. Health learning investigates Healthy communities and our personal identity. Geography learning investigates Europe and North America in relation to Australia. History learning investigates How did Australian colonies develop- the gold rush and Who were the people who came to Australia and why?.
Our school student well being program is based on the 'Resilience, Rights &Respectful relationshops' program. We also develop mindfulness strategies.
The Year 5 coding program teaches NAO robotics, Claymation (learning to make animated films) and Tinkercad. There is a 3D printer for Year 5 student use. Students investigate issues of modern communication and ‘Cyber-Safety’ through a class approach to blogging and computer use.
Our 'Swim and Survive' program for Year 5 is an open water experience held at the beach by trained lifesavers. Learning about water safety is an essential survival skill.
Other activities will be placed on the Year 5 Edmodo page, as they occur.
Parents are most welcome to help in our classrooms, in the library, on excursions and camps and on our parent group committee and School Council committees.
All parents who assist in any way must have a Working With Children Check. This card must be presented at the office when parents sign in