Year 5

The philosophy of Year 5 ‘Designing the Future’ is built around establishing efficient individual and collaborative learning strategies. Students are encouraged to show initiative, become resourceful and develop persistence in working through project-based investigations.

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They develop the ability to reflect critically and proactively on their learning. Students read for information and enjoyment, identify and evaluate themes or big ideas, explore characters, and together delve deeply into the meaning of the text. They publish pieces of writing, following the process of planning, drafting, revising and editing, and build on vocabulary and word study skills. Through small group and whole class discussions, reading aloud and formal presentations, they continue to develop their active listening and speaking skills.

Students build on their mathematical understanding, fluency, reasoning, modelling and problem-solving skills. They develop an understanding of the relationship between the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of mathematics, and build understanding through connecting related ideas, representing concepts in different ways, identifying commonalities and differences between aspects of content and describing their thinking mathematically.

Students investigate ways in which tools and materials change our world. They work through an ongoing process of design, refine and evaluate their work. They plan, design, test, modify and retest their projects to achieve desired goals, and showcase their learning for peers to view and provide constructive feedback.

Students are exposed to a variety of technologies where they develop simple projects, in the process learning how to troubleshoot and improve their knowledge of coding. By using a variety of block based programming and micro controllers, students develop and understanding of which platforms can be best used to solve problems.