Grade 5/6

Term 2 Learning

Welcome to Term 2! 

We have another exciting term ahead.

This term, the children will be learning 'how did an Australian colony develop over time and why?' as well as 'what and who have shaped Australia’s identity?' through our Integrated topics.  This learning will culminate with our major excursion to Sovereign Hill later in the term.

We have our 10th Anniversary celebrations at our current Hiller Lane site, as well many other exciting things to look forward to this term.  We will keep you updated with the dates for these events though our school calendar.

We are looking forward to another wonderful term working with your children.              

Thanks - Catherine, Mharni and Kim
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Religious Education Units

Church and Tradition

Concept - Change

  • How has the Catholic Church changed over time and what do you imagine it being like in the future?
  • Describe how a model of the Church reflects the signs of the times.
  • Explain the ways in which history, design and function of the local Church enables worship today in contrast to the history, design and function of another Christian place of worship.

Numeracy Focus

What will Grade 5/6 be learning in Numeracy this term?

Addition & Subtraction

Grade 5

  • Use efficient mental and written strategies, and apply appropriate digital technologies, to solve addition and subtraction problems. 

**Numbers up to 4 digits**

  • I can use estimation and rounding to check the reasonableness of answers to calculations
  • I can use efficient mental strategies  to solve problems

- compensation

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- partitioning

- bridging to ten (compatible pairs)

- doubles / near doubles 

  • I can use efficient written strategies  to solve problems

- split & jump  with a number line (Add/Sub the parts)

- partitioning, steps written horizontally (Place Value)

- written algorithm  

  • I can apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems and prove my answer.
  • I can use equivalent number sentences involving addition and subtraction to find unknown quantities.

*** Balance Scales - in lessons 

  • I can apply my addition and subtraction strategies to solve problems. 

Grade 6

  • Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies, and apply appropriate digital technologies, to solve addition and subtraction problems.   **Numbers up to 6 digits and lists of numbers**
  • I can select and apply efficient mental strategies to solve problems. 

- compensation

- split & jump  with a number line

- partitioning

- bridging to ten (compatible pairs)

- doubles / near doubles 

  • I can select and apply efficient written strategies to solve problems.

- split & jump  with a number line

- partitioning, steps written horizontally

- written algorithm

  • I can select and apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems and prove my answer.
  • I can use equivalent number sentences involving addition and subtraction to find unknown quantities.
  • I can apply my addition and subtraction strategies to solve problems. 

Grade 5

  • I can add and subtract decimals using meaningful written strategies, with and without digital technologies. **up to thsdths**
  •  I can use estimation and rounding to check the reasonableness of answer involving whole numbers & decimals.

Multiplication & Division

Grade 5

Multiplication

  • I can transfer times tables facts to more complex problems eg 4x5 - 40x5
  • I can use efficient mental strategies eg distributive properties  - (140 x 5 = 100 x 5 + 40 x 5)
  • I can round and estimate to check for reasonable calculations
  • I can use efficient written strategies eg the Italian lattice method, vertical algorithm and area model up to 3 digit by 2 digit
  • I can use a calculator to solve and check multiplication equations (worded problems)
  • I can interpret and solve worded problems involving multiplication. 
  • I can multiply by powers of 10 eg 1400 x 10   (Real life link: converting measurements)
  • solve multiplication problems of large numbers (3 digit) using one and two digit numbers

Division

  • I can transfer times tables facts to more complex problems eg 36 / 6 - 360 / 6
  • I can round and estimate to check for reasonable calculations
  • I can use efficient mental strategies - eg. distributive properties eg 138 / 6 - 120 / 6 and 18 / 6 
  • I can use efficient written strategies - algorithm
  • I can express a remainder as a fraction
  • I can use a calculator to solve and check division equations (worded problems)
  • I can divide by powers of 10 eg 1400 / 10 (Real life link: converting measurements)
  • solve division problems using one digit numbers including those that result in a remainder

Grade 6

Multiplication

  • Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies to solve multiplication (up to 4 digit by 2 digit) and division problems, including decimals.
  • I can select and apply efficient mental strategies with whole numbers (up to 4 digits), eg distributive properties  - (140 x 5 = 100 x 5 + 40 x 5).
  • I can select and use efficient written strategies to multiply  whole numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number. eg- the Italian lattice method, vertical algorithm and area model
  • I can round and estimate to check for reasonable calculations
  • I can multiply decimals by powers of 10 eg 1.4 x 10
  • I can select and apply efficient strategies to multiply decimals (to thousandths) by whole numbers (1 digit). eg- the Italian lattice method, vertical algorithm and area model
  • I can use a calculator to solve and check multiplication equations
  • I can solve a two step worded problem using multiplication with whole numbers and decimals

Division

  • I can select and use efficient mental strategies with whole numbers - distributive properties.
  • I can select and use efficient written strategies to solve a division problem with whole numbers (non-zero whole numbers where the results are terminating decimals)
  • I can round and estimate to check for reasonable calculations
  • I can divide decimals by powers of 10 eg 1.4 / 10
  • I can select and use efficient strategies to solve division with decimals - sharing $6.50 between 4 people. . 
  • I can use a calculator to solve and check division equations
  • I can solve a two step worded problems using division with whole numbers and decimals
  • I can find a simple fraction of a quantity where the result is a whole number. (24 items in a trolley, ½ are vegies, ⅓ fruit, what else?)

Perimeter, Area, converting units of measurement, BODMAS

Integrated Inquiry

HISTORY:

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How did an Australian colony develop over time and why?

We are learning about: 

  • reasons why people migrated to Australia in the 1800s
  • investigating colonial life and the impacts this had on indigenous life
  • investigating the impact of settlement on the environment

We will know we have been successful when:

  • students can make connections between penal colonies which later became states / territories
  • identify different people (convicts/migrants) who were seeking a better life
  • students can map changes over time in states

What and who have shaped Australia’s identity?

 We are learning about:

  • why and how people immigrate to Australia and how this has shaped Australia

We will know we have been successful when:

  • we have identified with an immigrant and shared their story.

Literacy Focus

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Daily 5

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Literature:

  •  Literature & Contexts
  •  Responding to Literature
  •  Examining Literature

Writing

Persuasive Writing

  • Experiments with organisation of structure for effect.
  • Use of persuasive device: rhetorical questions, scenario, statistics, quotes, emotive language, repetition, exaggeration. 
  • Clearly taking a position that is supported by two or more elaborated arguments.

Vocabulary

  • use words to express cause and effect (consequently, thus) 
  • use words to introduce an argument (obviously).
  • use language that evokes an emotional response (the netballers triumphed).

Sentence Structure

  • Implements simple, compound and complex sentences to express and connect ideas.

Information Reports

  • Introduction to orient the reader.
  • Body: Logically organised to support the reader.
  • Conclusion where appropriate.
  • Write to describe and explain in a broad range of topics. 

Vocabulary

  • Use a range of learnt, technical and discipline-specific terms
  • Use words to express cause and effect (therefore). 
  • Use a range of synonyms for frequently occurring words, in a longer text (repair, fix, remedy) 

Sentence Structure

  • Implements simple, compound and complex sentences to express and connect ideas. [elaboration]

Grammar

  • Cohesive devices (topic sentences, linking back to key points to the conclusion).
  • Elaborate noun groups to build richer descriptions.
  • Extended range of verbs and verb groups (adjective + verb. E.g. walking quickly) for a specific effect.

Handwriting

  • Develop a handwriting style that is becoming legible, fluent and automatic. (9mm - pen with diagonal joins)

Respectful Relationships

  • Self and social awareness and management.
  • Stress management and help seeking