From the Teachers
In Year 5, any home study is designed to reinforce concepts introduced in the classroom and help students develop positive study habits. It is important that students focus on time-management and improving the quality of the work they produce. Children are also encouraged to work through these tasks independently. If required, students may seek clarification from an adult. A reminder that work completed through the Home Extended Learning Portal will not be assessed by teachers and therefore does not need to be sent into school.
At Garran Primary school we believe that literacy learning should feature in all learning areas of the curriculum and be interwoven through everything we do. Literacy is the means by which we communicate, whether by comprehending the thoughts, ideas and intentions of others, or in communicating our own thoughts, ideas and intentions. With this in mind we must build receptive skills (listening, reading and viewing) and expressive skills (speaking, writing, visually representing), as outlined in the Australian Curriculum.
At Garran Primary School we believe that learning Mathematics creates opportunities for, and enriches the lives of, our students. We believe that having a sound understanding of Mathematics is essential for our students to make sense of the world around them, enabling them to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently. We nurture our students to see themselves as capable mathematical thinkers, who can apply mathematical reasoning skills and understanding in their everyday lives.
A strong sense of wellbeing provides children with self-confidence and optimism which can maximise learning potential. It includes feelings of life satisfaction, happiness, and social adaptability as well as good physical health. A strong sense of wellbeing encourages children to explore their environment, interact positively with others and can create a sense of agency in students.
Receptive modes (listening, reading and viewing)
By the end of Year 5, students explain how text structures assist in understanding the text. They understand how language features, images and vocabulary influence interpretations of characters, settings and events. When reading, they encounter and decode unfamiliar words using phonic, grammatical, semantic and contextual knowledge. They analyse and explain literal and implied information from a variety of texts. They describe how events, characters and settings in texts are depicted and explain their own responses to them. They listen and ask questions to clarify content.
Productive modes (speaking, writing and creating)
Students use language features to show how ideas can be extended. They develop and explain a point of view about a text, selecting information, ideas and images from a range of resources. Students create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts for different purposes and audiences. They make presentations which include multimodal elements for defined purposes. They contribute actively to class and group discussions, taking into account other perspectives. When writing, they demonstrate understanding of grammar using a variety of sentence types. They select specific vocabulary and use accurate spelling and punctuation. They edit their work for cohesive structure and meaning.
Kids News is a free news-based literacy tool for children. This ready to go literacy resource provides current daily news stories, written in child appropriate language. Each article is followed by prompting questions, a glossary, quizzes and further reading links.
Education ABC -First Australians
A selection of the best resources from Education ABC's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures collection.
Behind The News
Behind the News is a fun, accessible way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about what's happening in the world around them.
This website provides a huge range of images that can be used as writing prompts. Questions, sentence starters and text types ideas are also included for each image.
By the end of Year 5, students solve simple problems involving the four operations using a range of strategies. They check the reasonableness of answers using estimation and rounding. Students identify and describe factors and multiples. They identify and explain strategies for finding unknown quantities in number sentences involving the four operations. They explain plans for simple budgets. Students connect three-dimensional objects with their two-dimensional representations. They describe transformations of twodimensional shapes and identify line and rotational symmetry. Students interpret different data sets. Students order decimals and unit fractions and locate them on number lines. They add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. Students continue patterns by adding and subtracting fractions and decimals. They use appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass, and calculate perimeter and area of rectangles. They convert between 12- and 24-hour time. Students use a grid reference system to locate landmarks. They measure and construct different angles. Students list outcomes of chance experiments with equally likely outcomes and assign probabilities between 0 and 1. Students pose questions to gather data, and construct data displays appropriate for the data.
Mathletics can provide valuable maths learning for students throughout their entire school journey, from the start of primary school to the end of secondary. As students mature, so does the program, providing updated visuals, challenges, and activities that will keep them captivated with maths. Every Student at Garran Primary has an account with Mathletics
Children will enjoy practicing maths at home while they explore a fantasy world packed with action and adventure. Prodigy Math Game’s adaptive algorithm matches children’s learning style and grade level. Contact your child’s teacher for the class code.
Education.com provides a large database of printable worksheets and activities for students covering many curriculum areas.
NRICH is an innovative collaboration between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at the University of Cambridge which focuses on problem solving and on creating opportunities for students to learn mathematics through exploration and discussion. NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18, covering all stages of early years, primary and secondary school education - completely free and available to all.
Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational organisation with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organisation produces short mathematics lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises.
At Garran Primary School we strongly believe that the best learning takes place when student's have a chance to not only focus on curriculum but also on their own personal wellbeing. This may include getting a good nights sleep, eating healthy food, exercising, having time to decompress and debrief at the end of the day and spending quality time with family, carer's and friends. Looking after ones wellbeing will look different for everyone.