Year Five

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Term 1

Grade 5 Information

Bounce Back

Bounce Back is a wellbeing and resilience class-based program. This term students will be learning about respect, changes, puberty, mood and feelings.

Students will also participate in a peer support program. This is a peer led program that empowers young people to support each other and contribute positively to society. Some of our grade 5 students will be Peer Support Leaders.


All grade 5s attend three specialist lessons per week. These are; Science, Physical Education and Performing Arts.


In reading groups, students are focusing on reading comprehension skills such as; summarising, predicting, understanding sequence and identifying the author’s purpose. Students are consolidating their understanding of CAFE reading strategies and routines

In writing groups, students are focusing on a range of VCOP skills such as punctuation and WOW words.

The grade 5s are reading and constructing both explanation texts and poetry.

Literacy homework: Read a book every night and practice spelling words every week.

Oral Language

Aldercourt Primary School employs a speech therapist. He is currently assessing students at Aldercourt.


Fortnightly on Fridays, the grade 5 students attend a Science lesson run at Monterey Secondary College


Students visit the library weekly where they can borrow and return books.


Point of Need Maths will focus upon the areas of fractions and decimals. Students will also complete pre-tests, focus groups and post-tests in BODMAS & Algebra.

Mathematics Homework: Each week students will get homework related to what they have learnt for the week. They have an outline in their homework book.

The topic this term is History.


Fortnightly the grade 5s participate in guitar lessons. They have the opportunity to learn the different strings and some songs.