TERM 2 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
In the mornings students will rotate through a set of activities in our literacy block whilst a focus on the structure and language features of information reports and procedural texts begins. We will continue to use the Jolly Grammar program as a guide to assisting students to improve their grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. In spelling we will continue to focus on phonemes and graphemes identified in the THRASS program.
Our term 2 focus in mathematics will continue to develop understanding and reasoning using number and strategies for number fluency, especially using multiplication, division and problem solving. Work has already started with, area, capacity and length. Fractions, decimals, and work with financial literacy through budgets will also be a focus. Maths Mental homework will continue.
We will be focusing on chemical science this term beginning with Frank’s Lab on Legs in week 4 and using the Primary Connections unit called “What’s the Matter?” This unit investigates matter in various forms including reversible and irreversible change in matter. Literacy in science will include scientific report writing.
Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).
HASS this term is in the area of geography. We are combining the year 4 focus of the importance of environments and sustainability with the year 5 focus of how people impact environments, (both natural and built environments.) We will be working with Simone Percy, our teacher librarian, to support our inquiry.
“Mind Your Mind” – a wellbeing and emotional health program will also begin along with a continued emphasis on anti-bullying programs.
We’ll continue to use digital technologies with a focus on a presentation app called Explain Everything.