Curriculum

This page provides information on the curriculum, including topics, focuses and key understandings.

 

Term 4

 

Numeracy

During numeracy, the 4/5 and 5/6 classes split into three groups to focus on the Number and Algebra strand of the curriculum.  Mrs Placek, Mr J and Miss Crowther teach one group each on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

On Mondays and Fridays students stay in their ‘Home Group’ and work with their classroom teacher.   The focus is on Measurement and Geometry or Statistics and Probability topics.

During Term Four we will be exploring the following areas of numeracy:

Week 1:  Numeration / Place Value (includes decimal and common fractions)

Week 2: Numeration / Place Value (includes decimal and common fractions)

Week 3:  Counting (includes decimal and common fractions)

Week 4: Multiplication & Division (includes decimal fractions)

Week 5: Multiplication & Division (includes decimal fractions)

Week 6: Addition and Subtraction (includes decimal and common fractions)

Week 7:   Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Week 8: Problem Solving & Projects

Week 9: Problem Solving & Projects

Note:  Maths Groups end in Week 9.

Week 10 & 11: Continue projects

 

Literacy

We will be focusing on reading and writing transactional, recount and persuasive texts throughout the term.

In reading sessions, students will:

Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources

Identifying the author’s purpose/ function of the text.

Scan to find evidence to support explanation.

Understand how texts vary in purpose, structure and topic as well as the degree of formality.

Tuning into interesting words/clarify meaning.

Making connections between text and real life experience.

Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers.

Identify aspects of texts for historical and cultural text.

 

In writing, students will:

Reread and edit student’s own and others’ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language features.

Reread and edit students’ own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices.

Use a range of software  word processing programs with fluency to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements including.

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required.

Understand that the starting point of a sentence gives prominence to the message in the text and allows for prediction of how the text will unfold.

Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts.

Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion.

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience

We will be writing procedures, explanations and persuasive texts.

 

Unit of Inquiry – Science & Sustainability

Our Unit of Inquiry this term is a Science and Sustainability unit.  We will be researching and answering the following questions:

  1. How have landscapes been effected by extreme weather?
  2. How have human activities caused erosion of the Earth’s surface?
  3. What are the characteristics of natural disasters?
  4. How is science used to manage natural disasters?