Curriculum - Year 5

Year 5 in Term 3

Important Events

Grade 5 Taster Day at Narre Warren P-12

Curriculum Day

Art Show


In Reading, our focus areas will include predicting, word meaning in context, literary devices, literal comprehension, inferential comprehension, evaluative comprehension, author’s purpose and finding the main idea. We will also have a focus on Non-Fiction texts, which will include analysis of text features and their purpose. Our mentor texts link closely with our inquiry units. The Year 5 students will read ‘The Borrowers’ by Mary Norton.




Our Writing text types for Term 3 include, narrative and poetry texts, and exploring elements and features of these writing styles such as, figurative language, descriptive language, punctuation for effect and sentence structure. Students are continually developing their phonological awareness through the use of the SMART spelling program, as well as, working towards expanding their grammatical knowledge through identified focuses.


In our Numeracy unit, we will focus on selecting and applying efficient mental and written strategies to solve multiplication and division problems. Students will practise the various strategies through hands on activities in class to consolidate concepts, which are also enhanced through the use of online platforms. Another topic we will be focussing on this term will be area and perimeter, where students will be learning and applying these concepts in practical, real-life situations. To finish off the term we will be learning about probability and graphing where students will look at the likelihood of different events occurring and conduct their own chance and probability experiments.


Our Inquiry unit 'Bizarre Bizaar' will give students an opportunity to gain a real life understanding of the design and production process when creating a brand-new product. Each student will produce an item that is marketed and pitched in a similar vein to the television show ‘Shark Tank.’ We plan to view related digital literacies to broaden our understanding of the design and production process and the importance of marketing. We are then going to investigate how large organisations contribute to the community by donating to various charities. Students will research charities in which they could support with the “proceeds” of their product.



Online platforms to support learning:

Mathletics, Reading Eggspress, Cars and Stars, Nessy, Studyladder, Prodigy and Epic!