Welcome to Year 5 in Room 20, I’m very glad to have you here!
Through positive behaviour lessons during the week, we align ourselves with the school values, routines and how to be successful with our behaviours. Embodying our school values of resilience, responsibility and reaching for success helps us to create a positive learning environment and a great place to be. Social emotional learning is as important as academic learning and through programs such as the Zones of Regulation and PBS (Positive Behaviour Support) lessons students are given the tools to be effective and lifelong learners.
During Literacy students will be undertaking Talk for Writing, the Educeri program for reading and grammar, the Diana Rigg spelling program and handwriting. Talk for Writing gives students the toolkit to expand their writing skills and vocabulary. Educeri improves the student’s fluency and reading comprehension. The Diana Rigg spelling program challenges students while supporting them to improve their spelling. In addition, there will also be levelled home readers sent home to encourage you to read with your child. If you have any questions about these please don’t hesitate to contact me.
In Numeracy we are implementing the Prime mathematics program. Students begin the math session with a warm up of mental maths and revision of previous topics before undertaking new concepts through Prime. Students are explicitly taught the tools to problem solve and link these skills to real life. This term in Year 5 we’ll be covering place value of numbers, basic operations on calculators, multiplication and division.
In HASS we are learning about the colonies. During Health, students are working on emotional health and wellbeing. In the arts we are looking at dance, so the students are putting our learnt dance skills and working up to an inter-class dance off. For Design & Technology the students are focusing on mass production of food. In Digital Technology we are learning about the parts of a computer and their servers.
Monday is our library day and on Tuesdays they take Physical Education, Music, Indonesian, Art, and Science.