Grade Five

Term 4

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.

Physical Education and Science are on Wednesday. Performing Arts is on Thursday.


In reading groups, students are focusing on reading comprehension skills such as; summarising, predicting, understanding sequence and identifying the author’s purpose.

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

The grade 5s are breaking down a narrative piece of writing and delving in deeper into what is actually included in a narrative.

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

Oral Language

Aldercourt Primary School employs a speech therapist. She works with each grade once a week.

Students have been looking at a range of comprehension skills in lots of interactive and engaging ways.

This term we are continuing our Monopoly style game whilst learning how to extend our sentences by including important details. We will also be beginning narrative stories.


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


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


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.

Point of Need Maths

This term, students will be participating in a mathematics program called ‘Point of Need’ where we work in groups with the grade 6s and focus on specific skills. This term our focus is on BODMAS.

Students will be split into groups according to their direct point of need and work together to develop their understanding on BODMAS.

Integrated Studies

The topic this term is Shoots and Roots.

The grade 5s are looking at what types of fruit and vegetables we can regrow. Such as the bulbs off spring onions and the pip off an

Each week they will be observing their fruit/vegetable and writing down what they observe. We will continue to observe and take notes throughout the term.

Interschool Sport

Due to unforeseen circumstances last term we had to move the date of the Lightening Premiership game.

It will be run at Kananook Primary School on the 3rd of November.


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