Years 5 & 6


Term 1 2021 56A Newsletter

Term 1 2021 56B Newsletter

OVERVIEW: Term 1, 2021


In the 5/6 area we have begun the year with a major focus on getting to know each other, studying our school values an

d living by our classroom agreement, “Respectful in every way.” In the second half of the term our Inquiry focus will be “Australia as a Nation” and students will work through where, why and when colonisation took place, Federation and looking into the constitution.




Our literacy focus for the term is using the CAFÉ and Daily 5 model to allow students to work independently, in small focus groups and have choice over their individual learning goals. With NAPLAN in Term 2, we will focus our writing genre around Narrative and Persuasive texts to allow students familiarity and feel more comfortable completing the testing process.


Mathematics has the major focus of place value and number manipulation. Students will take these skills and link new learning to patterns and algebra, measurement and the four operations.