6 Jun 2019

Yr5 Curriculum Update – 06/06/19

Working together to achieve success for every child


Dear Parents,

These last two weeks the children have been busy with their production and marketing plans. The children have been utilising their planning and time management skills and setting production targets getting ready for the big day. Next Wednesday will see the fruition of all their hard endeavour when Market Day finally comes around – we look forward to seeing many of there!


Unit of Inquiry

Our current Unit of Inquiry is: How We Organise Ourselves and How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea

Producers and consumers play interdependent roles within a business system.

Lines of Inquiry

  • What businesses need to work (form)
  • The techniques of media (function)
  • The interdependence of the parts of a business (connection)
  • The ethical responsibility of producers and consumers in a market economy (responsibility)

Students are well underway with the production of their products for the upcoming Market Day. They have considered their target market and created a variety of products based on the feedback they received from specific year levels across the school. Groups are now considering how they will present their products at their stalls next week and use the marketing skills they have learnt to entice customers to buy their products.


Students have continued to consider Word Choice when creating their advertising  for Market Day. They have used the resources available (dictionary and thesaurus) to help with selecting the appropriate words to create impact. Some students have used sentence fluency when creating scripts for WeVideo as part of their marketing strategy.



We continue to inquire into fractions decimals and percentages for our maths learning. The central idea for this inquiry is Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages are ways of representing whole-part relationships. Students are exploring how fractions, decimals and percentages are represented (Form), how fractions can help us describe the world around us (Connection) and how fractions work (Function). The children have also been using spreadsheets to keep a record of their spending and keeping to their budgets – a real life skill!



In the Chinese classrooms, we continue to focus on the concept of wellbeing and providing different learning opportunities for children to explore their own interests and promote agentic learning.

Here is a glimpse of some of our classrooms:

Kind regards,

The Year 5 team


Key Dates for the Diary

  • Thursday 6 June          CPD – No school
  • Friday 7 June   Dragon Boat Festival – No school
  • Tuesday 11 June ESF Festival of Dance
  • Wednesday 12 June Year 5 Market Day
  • Thursday 13 June   School Disco (new date)
  • Friday 28 June   Last day of school – Half day
  • Tuesday 13 August   First day of 2019/2020 school year