Year Levels - Year 5

Year 5 Newsletter – Term 1
 
Welcome
Welcome to another great year of learning at Craigieburn South Primary School. We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are ready for a busy term. This year there are five grades that make up the grade 5 unit:
5C – Miss Aleasha Chris (Room 22)    5M – Miss Samantha McHenry (Room 25) 5N – Mr Marc Nolan (Room 23)
5U – Mrs Cinthea Uili (Room 26)         5K – Mrs Merita Kaptan (Room 24)
 
We are pleased to see that the year 5 students have settled into their classes well. They have all been working hard on the whole school Quality Beginning Program and have maintained a positive attitude towards the compulsory testing undertaken at the start of each year. As we are in summer, please ensure your child comes to school each day with a refillable water bottle and school hat.
 
TL21 Classrooms
The year 5 unit will continue to benefit from the Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century one-to-one notebook program in 2019. This program combines traditional teaching and learning with digital literacy skills to help prepare children for a digital future. This term the children will be familiarising themselves with some basic software programs such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and explore the responsible and safe use of their notebooks, including privacy, cyber-safety and netiquette.
 
Important Dates / Upcoming Events
Thursday 28 February: Three Way Conferences – student free day
Monday 11 March: Labour Day Public Holiday – no school
Thursday 7 March: Brainstorm Production
Tuesday 19 March: School photo day
Friday 5 April: End of Term 1 – students dismissed at 2.30pm
 
Homework
Year 5 homework expectations include:
 
 Nightly home reading – to be recorded in their school diaries
 Spelling word practise in preparation for their 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 a weekly homework sheet, which is given out on Thursday and due on the following Tuesday of each week
Please ensure your child brings their school diary to school each day.
 
Uniform
It is expected that all students wear full school summer uniform. School uniform requirements are found on the school website http://craigsth.vic.edu.au/, including prices.
Please remember that the sun-smart rule ’No Hat, No Play’ applies in term 1.
 
Book packs
Most students in Year 5 have purchased a book pack from the school. If you are yet to pay for a book pack, please do so at the office. For those parents who have purchased requisites outside of school, it is imperative that all necessary resources are purchased.
 
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 2019 at Phillip Island Adventure Resort. More information can be found on the website piar.cyc.org.au.
Camp notes and medical forms will be sent home in the coming weeks.
 
Changes to the timetable 2019
This year Craigieburn South Primary School is running a different daily timetable. This has changed the times that students will be eating lunch and going outside to play. Students will now commence lunch eating time at 11:21am and have their second lunch at approximately 1:45pm.
 
SPECIALIST TIMETABLE
 
5M
5C
5U
5K
5N
Science
Monday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Monday
PE
Tuesday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Monday
Tuesday
Computer
Tuesday
Monday
Monday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Library
Friday
Wednesday
Thursday
Wednesday
Friday
Arts
 
Tuesday
 
Tuesday
Tuesday
Italian
Tuesday
Monday
Tuesday
Friday
Friday
 
English
Reading and Viewing:
 Read, view and respond to a variety of texts
 View various media and respond to these using note-taking and detailed answers to questions
 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:
 Explore elements of the seven steps of writing through the construction of narratives and persuasive texts.
 Selects specific words to suit the intended audience and text type
 Study correct grammar and punctuation and develop new spelling strategies
 
Speaking and Listening:
     Use digital resources to communicate effectively
     Students will be encouraged to respond and ask questions during whole class reflection and share time.
 
Mathematics
Number and Algebra:
 Revise addition and subtraction
 Develop place value knowledge of whole numbers
 Use mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve word problems
 
Measurement and Geometry:
 Describe translations, reflections and rotations of two dimensional shapes
 Connect three-dimensional objects and their nets.
 
Statistics and Probability:
 Create, construct and interpret different graphs
 
Integrated Curriculum: Global Connections
This term’s unit on ‘Global Connections’ explores the differences and similarities between Australia and selected countries. Students will be learning about the local environments over time, languages, incomes, health, foreign aid and life expectancies. They will use data and statistics to interpret information. At the end of the unit, students will be required to complete a research project on an incident in the Asian region where Australia has provided foreign aid and support.
 
The students will use the following questions to guide their learning:
 How do places, people and cultures differ across the world?
 How do people’s connections to places affect their perception of them?
 How do people and environments influence one another?
 What factors influence people’s awareness and opinions of places?
 
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.