Year 5 Overviews
Term 3, 2013
Religious Education: ‘The Holy Spirit’
This unit revolves around the fertile question: ‘Why is the Holy Spirit Important to Me?’ Students explore the ritual of Confirmation and the symbols used. Through collage, they demonstrate how the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit are revealed in the actions of believers. Students explore The Beatitudes and The Golden Rule and show an understanding of their relevance as they use an informed conscience when faced with moral dilemmas.
English: Students study the language features of the Narrative Genre and will produce an Historical Narrative about The Eureka Stockade. Through word study e.g. adjectival and adverbial clauses, similes, metaphors, prefixes and suffixes the students will use this knowledge to enhance their own writing. Various Historical Narratives will be read to the students and their writing styles discussed.
Science: Chemical Science - ‘It Really Matters!’
This unit provides opportunities for students to explore the different properties of common solids, liquids and gases. Students will plan and conduct experiments regarding states of matter. Through these investigations, students explain how chemical change occurs and how matter structures the world around them.
History/SOSE: ‘GOLD!’ The Australian Colonies.
The Year 5 Curriculum provides a study of Colonial Australia in the 1800s. Students look at the discovery of gold and how it affected the colony. Students are asked to select information from a website and a story picture book about the Eureka Stockade. They are required to create an historical narrative with reference to the different perspectives of the people involved. Within this unit, students will learn the correct procedures used in mapping. They will be required to create a map of gold discoveries in Australia.