May 20, 2018
ROOM 21 TERM 2 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
We will focus on the structure and language features of information reports and procedural texts, after consolidating narratives and persuasive texts.
In spelling, we will continue to focus on phonemes and graphemes identified in the THRASS program. We will use the Jolly Grammar program as a guide to assisting students to improve their grammar, sentence structure and punctuation.
Our small guided reading group rotations will continue this term which consist of partner reading using Literacy Pro, Studyladder reading activities, comprehension activities and reading activities with the teacher.
In mathematics, we will continue to develop understanding and reasoning using number and strategies for number fluency, especially using multiplication, division and problem solving. We will also cover financial literacy and measurement.
We will be focusing on chemical science this term beginning with Frank’s Lab on Legs in week 4. Literacy in science will include procedural and scientific report writing.
Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
The focus in HASS this term is in the area of geography. We are combining the year 4 focus of the importance of environments and sustainability with the year 5 focus of how people impact environments, (both natural and built environments.) We will be working with Simone Percy, our teacher librarian, support our inquiry.
Students focus this term in Art is on caricatures and cartooning. They will be differentiating between cartoon style drawing and life drawing. They will focus on interpreting artworks – see, think, wonder.
In Japanese, students will be learning about Japanese tradition, speech test and verbs.
Term 2 is set aside for the performing arts area of Dance. With the commitment of Lighting Up the Arts in Week 8 this term, the focus will be on Choreography.
They will learn how choreography enhances a choral performance and will explore choreographic techniques and learn a range of movement routines. They will work collaboratively to rehearse these and then perform for an audience demonstrating their technical and expressive skills.
Later in the term, they will explore the elements of dance and have opportunities to create their own movement sequences.
In PE this term students will be focusing on the fundamental movements needed to perfect their skills in athletics disciplines of long jump, discus, shot put, high jump and sprints. Students born in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 will then participate in the athletics trials later in the term. Successful students will attend the SAPSASA District Athletics day early in term 3. All students will continue to focus of developing fair play strategies through invasion games.