Year 5 & 6

Term 1

Numeracy:

Our big focus in numeracy this year, has been on division and number facts and strategies to improve their maths skills. Students are now learning about Measurement and Geometry, with individual classes focusing on the specific ‘number’ needs for that class.

Students also have opportunities to apply their understanding in problem solving activities which is an excellent way to hone those maths skills. Great mathematicians know how to look for and recognise patterns when solving problems.

Reading:

The focus in literacy is on the John Munro High Reliability Literacy Strategies which encourages the development of good readers.

The strategies include:

· GETTING KNOWLEDGE READY
· VOCABULARY

· READING ALOUD

· PARAPHRASING / VISUALISING

· SAYING QUESTIONS THE TEXT ANSWERS

· SUMMARISING

· REVIEW

You can read more about John Munro’s strategies on

https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/teachlearn/student/vlnsb2hrltp.pdf

Writing:

This term, the year 5/6 students are looking at persuasive writing. We have deconstructed various persuasive texts to demonstrate how to construct strong arguments and use great emotive words. Students are using acronyms such as AFOREST and OREO to further develop their paragraphs.

http://quizlet.com/11675898/persuasive-writing-vocabulary-flash-cards/

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