Grade 5/6

Term 4 Overview


In Literacy this term we are studying and analysing a class text called 'Boy Overboard' by Morris Gleitzman. This is a realistic fiction book which uses real life experiences in a made up story. It is rich with world wide concerns and looks at the issues families face as they migrate to Australia.


This term we are covering a range of topics from Chance, Volume, Capacity and Mass and Order of Operations while also revisiting all the topics we have covered over the year. To finish off the year, we are doing the fun Earn and Learn program for our financial maths unit. 


Our Inquiry topic this term is Migration. "We are one, but we are many.' 

We look at our world and those that have migrated to Australia and the reasons why they have left a place, the hardships, stories of hope and how Australia is so multicultural. 

Important Dates

Weeks 1 - 5: Bike Ed - Thursday mornings 9am-11am

Thursday 3rd November: Bike Ed - Yarra River Ride

Monday 31 October : Curriculum Day

Tuesday 1st November: Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday

Week 8 (21st Nov-25th Nov): Grade 5/6 Swimming Week at Carey Grammar

Monday and Tuesday 28th/29th November: Surf Day (split grades)

Thursday 15th December: Graduation Night

Monday 19th December: Class Parties and Kris Kringle

Tuesday 20th December: Term 4 Ends