Literacy: Reading Class Novel – ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio Reading Groups – Spelling/Grammar focus, Comprehension, Guided Reading Groups and Reading Eggspress (http://readingeggspress.com.au)
Writing Styles: Recounts, Narratives (Creative Writing) and Expositions (Persuasive Writing)
Writing Structure & Grammar: Planning detailed pieces of writing, Forming paragraphs, Using Adjectives and Verbs and Using a thesaurus to enhance writing.
Speaking & Listening Language: Moving beyond making basic statements (higher order thinking) and Exploring differing perspectives and points of view
Literature: Presenting a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others Oral Presentation Topic (Persuasive Report): Are zoos beneficial or cruel to animals?
Literacy: Usingvocabulary and sentence structures for particular purposes, the importance of tone, volume, pitch and pace when speaking to an audience, Making constructive comments that keep conversation moving and Reviewing ideas expressed and conveying tentative conclusions.
Numeracy Number & AlgebraWhole Numbers, Revising Place Value, Addition & Subtraction Strategies, Multiplication & Division Facts (Inverse Operations), Decimals Fractions, Prime, Composite and Square Numbers. Measurement & GeometryRevising Analog and Digital Times, Measuring Time, AM and PM notation, Calculating elapsed time, Understanding information in Timetables and 24-hour time Statistics & ProbabilityConducting surveys to collect data, Graphing - Column graphs, Picture Graphs, Dot Plots and Comparing different graphs that show the same data.
Religion Sacraments of Initiation - ConfirmationStudents will be introduced to the idea that when the community of believers, the Church, celebrates a sacrament, God is present in the celebration. The Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist – form the basis for Christian life in the Catholic Tradition will be reinforced. This unit focuses on Confirmation and its relation to Baptism and how we and others use the gifts of the Spirit to bring about the reign of God.
Outcomes:Identify the gifts of the Holy Spirit present in us at Baptism and affirmed in us at Confirmation.Examine Jesus and his Spirit alive and at work in us, in others and in our community both past and present.Identify how people use the gifts and fruits of the Spirit for the Church and how we can also do this.Name and explore the symbols associated with the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.
The Risen ChristStudents will reflect on the mystery of the resurrection by entering the experience through the eyes of the disciples who first gave witness to Jesus’ risen presence amongst them. They will also explore ways they integrate the resurrection experience into their own lives.
Outcomes: Explore how Jesus’ followers responded to his death and risen life amongst them Identify ways in which they can integrate the resurrection experience into their lives.
HumanitiesCivics and Citizenship Our Local CommunityHistoryThe Australian Colonies -The History of Melbourne Convicts and Early Immigrants
Geography Environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of places and the management of spaces within them. Factors that influence people’s awareness and opinion of places.
Extracurricular Subjects: Monday- 2.30pm – Music Tuesday- 2.30pm – Spanish Wednesday- 12.15pm – Science1.45pm – P.E2.30pm – Art Thursday- Classes as normal Friday-9.00am – Library & Wellbeing (Bounce back)10.00am – P.E