Year 5 Overviews
Term 2, 2013
During Term Two the children will be challenged to answer the question ‘How can the Eucharist be relevant to us?’ They will identify the characteristics and common beliefs of our faith community and how we demonstrate these. They will explore the communal aspect of the Eucharist and how celebrating the Eucharist helps strengthen the faith and community of its believers. The children will also research the challenges faced by colonial Catholics and investigate their contributions in shaping communities. In particular, the children will study some letters and writings of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and their relevance to us today.
‘Love One Another’ – Through the study of the Declaration of Human Rights and discussions, and the study of scripture passages on racism, the children will answer ‘How does our community follow the commandment of Jesus: ‘Love one another’?
Students will study the exploration and further colonisation of Australia. The children will investigate the development of settlements in Moreton Bay, the Blue Mountains and beyond, and will present a written report and power point which will include the contributions of early pioneers, explorers and indigenous guides.
Science: "Earth’s Place in Space"
During this term students will investigate our place in the solar system through identifying and studying the planets of our solar system. They will research and record data about the size of the planets and their distance between Earth and the Sun and create models demonstrating these concepts. The children will also compare how long the planets take to orbit the sun and display this data using a variety of representations.
Students will evaluate various types of media texts including newspapers, film and digital texts and novels. They will study a range of non-stereotypical characters and elaborated events including flashbacks and shifts in time and texts with themes of interpersonal relationships and ethical dilemmas. Students will create a range of persuasive texts and an information report detailing the contributions of early colonial pioneers.