UNIT OF STUDY OVERVIEW: GRADE 5

 

UNIT DESCRIPTION

MUNCH, CRUNCH, WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

An exciting unit focused on keeping healthy and healthy living. Instructions and persuasive language will be developed to help students persuade others to take up a healthier lifestyle.  Students will also learn about what goes into our food and will be extracting data from ingredients; with a particular focus on sugar intake and fruit and vegetable consumption.

 

UNIT CORE FOCUS

 

English (writing)          English (reading)          Science          Creative Arts

 

Social/PSHE          Historical/Cultural          Mathematical

 

UNIT CONTENT

ENGLISH

  • SPEAKING and LISTENING: Explaining instructions.  Debating and arguing a point.  Making something in class using and following instructions.
  • WRITING: Writing instructions.  Using persuasive language in a poster and letter.
  • SPELLING: Spelling journal/Keywords.
  • GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION: Connectives and imperative verbs.
  • READING: Reading and following instructions.

MATHEMATICS 

  • NUMBERS: Measurement using decimals.  Division using the bus-stop method.  Addition and subtraction (2, 3 & 4 digit numbers, including decimals).
  • MENTAL MATHS: weekly practice and multiples.
  • SHAPES, SPACE, and MEASURES:   Measurement using decimals.
  • HANDLING DATA: Bar graphs and Venn diagrams.

SCIENCE  

  • SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY: Looking at client examples and extracting data from a food survey. Tracking what we eat.
  • LIFE PROCESSES and LIVING THINGS: Healthy eating and healthy lifestyle.  How animals are grouped.  Physical fitness & health.  Circulatory system.

CREATIVE ARTS

  • VISUAL ARTS: Creating still life and fruit faces using a variety of mediums

iPADS (iTC)  

  • PROJECT: Research food groups using the Argus app

 

ICT  

  • PROGRAMS: Sketch-up a 2D & 3D modelling program

PSHE  

  • CONTENT FOCUS: World religions
  • CONTENT FOCUS: Citizenship

END OF UNIT PROJECT/ACTIVITY

  • PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Healthy Bake Sale for all of Primary Section

OPEN CLASSROOM

  • ACTIVITY/PRESENTATION: How fit and healthy are we?  A series of activities held on the greenfield to measure pulse rate

FIELD TRIPS

  • PLACE: Sultan Centre
  • ACTIVITY: Data searching on the shop floor – price and ingredients check – and eating a healthy breakfast together