Year 5

Term 1 Newsletter Thornlie

1 April 2022

What a busy term we have had! Term One is a demanding term as we are beginning to understand the students’ personalities and learning abilities. It has been lovely to get to know the students in each Year 5 class and for the students to show us they are very eager to learn new and insightful information. 

This term consists of assessing and evaluating students’ prior knowledge and skills. Throughout the term students are presented with many opportunities to build on their knowledge of the narrative and persuasive genres through independent and shared reading. An underlying focus of all literacy and reading in our classes is comprehension. Understanding and making meaning of what we read is key to unlocking information in all areas of learning. With a focus on a range of areas such as Comprehension, Grammar and Spelling also, makes all Literacy based learning extremely vital to success.

With Maths learning, the Year 5 students are challenged to have instant recall of the multiplication tables. We pay particular attention to the familiarity of mathematical language and how to decipher more difficult concepts of number. We as teachers place a large emphasis on answering mathematical questions with understanding. 

In Science, we have been focusing our learning on the Solar System and its planets. The students were given the task of designing and creating a poster or model of the solar system. We have some photos of these creations for you to view. Really impressive work!

The Year 5 students took part in a NAPLAN practice test in Week 9. This is done to help students prepare for the upcoming NAPLAN tests in Term 2.

Positive support from parents in their children’s development and progress provide greater improvement in the students’ academic achievements. We appreciate this support greatly. 

We look forward to working alongside our parent community to get the best out of their children. 

Head Office

139 President Street, Kewdale WA 6105

Phone: 08) 9362 2100

Fax: (08) 9362 5810

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