Year 5

Term 1, 2020

All of the Year 5 children returned to school in high spirits and eager to learn. There are a number of new student faces and we welcome all new students and their families to Dandenong North and look forward to developing wonderful learning partnerships.

The Year 5 teachers in 2020:

5F – Miss Fisher

5D - Miss DiLollo

5L - Miss Laurie

5G - Miss Gallagher

5W - Mrs Wells (M,T,W,Th) and Mrs Hilton (F) .

Our focus this term is on setting the expectations for learning and the organizational routines which are necessary to school life.

We expect all children to complete their work using joined handwriting and this is a focus for all classrooms in Term One.

There is also an expectation that all children will complete nightly reading tasks and that parents will sign their diaries to show that the reading has taken place. This is a particularly important routine for all Year 5 students to get used to.

In 2020, students will have access to the Accelerated Reader program, they will use their diaries to assist their organization and will be given roles of responsibility around the school.

Our Term One theme will focus on Australia and how lucky we are to be a part of this wonderful country. We will look at where students have come from and reasons why we choose to live here.

In our writing we will focus on narrative development, whilst in reading we will be focused upon ourselves as readers and how we are able to understand what we read.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year with the Year 5 students as they grow and develop into positive role models in a happy and supported environment.
The Year 5 Team