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  • 1. Year 5 Parent Information Evening 2012
  • 2. Prayer It Makes a Difference
    • As the old man walked the beach at dawn, he noticed a young man ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea.
    • Catching up with the youth, he asked him why he was doing this. The answer was that the stranded starfish would die if left until the morning sun.
    • But the beach goes on for miles and there are millions of starfish. How can your effort make any difference?
    • The young man looked at the starfish in his hand and threw it to the safety of the waves. It makes a difference to this one, he said.
    • An anonymous poet
  • 3. Religious Education
    • Opportunities for students in 2011:
    • Year 5 Parish Mass – Wednesday 29 th February (week 5)
    • Soul Mass – Sunday 18 th March (week 7)
    • Planet Green – environmental project which is lead by Mr Behan and Mrs Brady
    • Earth Hour Liturgy – Saturday 31 st March
    • Altar Server Training
    • Class liturgies and whole school masses
  • 4. Literacy
    • Sound Waves Program – focus on letter sound and the various letters that make that sound
    • Spelling lists – Children will be studying a range of words that have the focus sound in them.
    • Proofreading and editing are a major focus
    • Bookwork - cursive handwriting
    • Literacy Groups – reading and writing
  • 5. Numeracy
    • Maths Groups – based on individual testing across addition and subtraction, fractions and decimals and multiplication and division
    • Number strand is the major focus
    • Children should know all times tables fluently
  • 6. Technology
    • Integration of ICLT across all KLA’s to support learning, motivation, engagement and authentic learning
    • Use of the internet, interactive whiteboard, cameras, microphones, webcams and video cameras
    • Class blogs – access instructions to come home
    • Cyber safety lessons
  • 7. Homework
    • Homework in Year 5 consists of at least 2 hours of reading per week, nightly spelling activities (Sound Waves textbook), maths (Signpost Maths, online activities etc) and a class task
    • Allocate time each night
    • It’s given out on a Thursday and returned on the following Wednesday. If it is not possible to complete homework please send a note with your child otherwise we will send a note home.
    • Expectations about homework are the same as expectations about class work. All homework is to be well presented.
    • Diaries need to be signed each week by a parent to show that you have seen their reading record. Diaries are a great way to communicate between teacher and parent.
    • In Year 5 we encourage students to take responsibility for their work habits, possessions and actions.
  • 8. Timetable Event Day Library Wednesday Music/Drama 5LB – Thursday 5SB - Friday PE Monday and Thursday
  • 9. Extras
    • NAPLAN – 15 th to 17 th May 2012
      • Tues 15 th – Language conventions (40mins) and writing (40mins)
      • Wed 16 th - Reading (50mins)
      • Thurs 17 th – Numeracy (50mins)
    • Bathurst Excursion – Overnight sleepover in Term 3
    • Parent interviews
    • Curriculum notes
    • Class parents
  • 10.
    • Thank you for coming to the Year 5 Parent Information Evening.
    • We look forward to working with you this year.