Year Levels - Year 5

Dear Parents, 
Welcome back to Term 3. We hope that you have had a restful and enjoyable break. This term the school is holding Three- way Conferences for the parents, students and teachers to meet and discuss the students’ learning. Please make sure you book an appointment on the school interview site. If there are any issues please contact your child’s teacher. We are looking forward to working closely with you and your child to achieve their goals. 

Important Dates / Upcoming Events
Tuesday 30 July: Discovery Day at CSC 
Thursday 8 August: Three-way Conferences (students only come to school for their interview)
Wednesday 21 August: Book week, dress-up parade
Wednesday 21 August: TIMS (THRASS, ICT, Maths & Science) family night
Friday 23 August: Curriculum Day
Wednesday 28 August: Year 5/6 Parent Camp Information Evening
Friday 30 August: Father’s Day stall
Tuesday 10 September: School Concert night 1 (matinee & evening performances)
Wednesday 11 September: School Concert night 2 (matinee & evening performances)
Friday 20 September: Last day of school, 2:30pm finish

Homework
Year 5 homework expectations include:
Nightly home reading – to be recorded in school diaries
Spelling word practise in preparation for weekly spelling tests
Multiplication practise – students are expected to be able to recall all multiplication facts up to 10 × 10 and the corresponding division facts
Completion of homework due on the Tuesday of each week
School diary must be at school each day.

Uniform
Students should now be in their correct winter uniform. If it is very cold, students can wear a blue or white skivvy under their school t-shirt. Students are not permitted to wear hooded tops under their uniform. They must also wear the correct shoes each day. If students have PE/Sport, they are still required to wear their correct shoes to and from school and change into their runners when they get to school. A note is required if students are not in the correct uniform. Teachers will be monitoring this and there will be consequences for students in incorrect uniform without a valid reason.

Specilaist Timetable
5M: Monday - Science, Library & Italian / Thursday - Computer, P.E. & Art 
5C: Monday - Library / Wednesday - Computer / Thursday - Science, P.E. & Italian
5U: Monday - P.E. & Italian / Tuesday - LIbrary / Thursday - Science, Computer, Art
5K: Monday - Science & Library / Thursday - Computer, P.E. & Italian
5N: Monday - Library / Tuesday - Computer / Thursday - Science, P.E. & Italian
 
Reaching for the Stars
Our Reaching for the Stars’ after school classes continue to run until the end of this term. Classes run every Tuesday night from 3.15pm till 4pm. If your child is enrolled in the program please ensure they attend regularly as their commitment to the program or lack thereof, impacts upon other students.

Absences
It is important that students arrive on time and come to school every day to help them achieve their full potential. If your child is away, please ensure a note is sent to the teacher explaining their absence when they return to school.
 
English
Reading and Viewing:
Read, view and respond to a variety of texts 
Chris Van Allsburg author study 
View various media and respond to these using note-taking and detailed answers to questions 
Analyse and understand imagery in poetry, songs, anthems and odes 
Independently read and respond to a text 
Develop and record student thinking while reading independently 
Conference with students to establish goals to improve their reading  

Writing:
Independently construct and write narratives texts
Understand and experiment with figurative language, including similes, metaphors and personification
Selects specific words to suit the intended audience and text type
Study correct grammar and punctuation and develop new spelling strategies
Explore the use of students’ Writer’s Notebooks

Speaking and Listening:
Students will be encouraged to respond and ask questions during whole class reflection and share time
 
 
Mathematics
Number and Algebra:
Revise the four processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Develop place value knowledge of whole numbers and decimals to thousandths
Compare, order and represent decimals
Use mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve word problems

Measurement and Geometry:
Connect three-dimensional objects and their nets
Calculate the area of shapes 

Statistics and Probability 
Create, construct and interpret different graphs
 
Year 5 and 6 Camp 2019
The Year 5/6 camp will be held during Term 4, on Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October at Phillip Island Adventure Resort. More information can be found on the website https://piar.cyc.org.au/ 
Camp deposits are now closed and will no longer be accepted as we have reached our maximum student capacity.
Camp notes and medical forms have been sent home, if you have any questions or concerns please come and speak to your child’s teacher. A parent information night will also be held at the school on Wednesday 28 August at 6pm. 
 
Integrated Curriculum – Alice in Hollywood
The integrated topic this term is our whole school concert production: ‘Alice in Hollywood’. Year 5 students will be exploring the key understandings that thoughts, opinions and ideas can be expressed through drama, dance, music and media.
Students will be learning choreographed dance routines and work with the rest of the Year 5 classes to decide upon suitable costumes, props and background settings for their item.
This years’ school concert will again be held over 2 nights with two separate casts. You will be given information on what night your child’s performance is, in the coming weeks. Each day will offer a matinee and night performance and tickets will be able to be purchased through the office. We look forward to performing for you all.