Term 4 2017
Year 5 Room 17
Class Teacher: Paula Thompson
Welcome to room 17 for semester two 2017
Below is an outline of the subjects this semester.
Spelling – fortnightly class lists and personal spelling cards are in the students folders to be practiced at home.
Writing – our focus is on narrative and persuasive genres using the 7 steps for successful writing. We will be looking at the text structures and language features of recounts and biographies focusing on correct paragraphing.
Reading – guided reading in small groups, partner reading and silent reading is happening on a daily basis in our classroom. Reading at home daily is expected.
MATHS – Based on the Envision Program we will be covering measurement & geometry and statistics & probability, with a focus on incorporating all skills and strategies into improving problem solving techniques. Students are expected and encouraged to keep working on the Mathletics program and their Mental Maths books.
SCIENCE – The content for this term is physical sciences where we will be covering exciting investigations on light and shadows.
HASS – Civics & Citizenship
HEALTH – The focus this term will be on health, safety and wellbeing, incorporating the 16 habits of mind, social skills and managing emotions and relationships through communication and self- empowerment.
Mathletics is on line for homework, along with times tables recall practice.
Mental Maths – Mental maths books to be brought in on Fridays for their test
Spelling – class lists are brought home every fortnight
Library – Monday – students need their library bags to borrow books
PE – Monday and Friday – ‘no hat, no play’
Art – Tuesday – every student needs an art shirt
Music – Wednesday
Drama - Thursday
Leadership camp – Friday November 17 – students will need their school bag with hat, water, recess, lunch and sunscreen.
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.