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Grade 5

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In Grade 5, students consolidate the learning gained in previous years of their primary schooling and build new skills that will equip them in future years. They begin to explore their relationship with the broader community and the world through a curriculum that enhances their critical and creative thinking.  Students are encouraged to be themselves and continue to build their own identity. This is a crucial stage for students as they begin to form their views about the world and how they fit in it.

Students participate in activities that support their collaboration and self-esteem such as: camps, incursions, sporting events and artistic activities.


At Mullum, student wellbeing is at the forefront and an essential part of everyday practice. In Grade 5 the focus on developing resilient individuals who form responsible and respectful relationships.

Throughout the year, students engage in a cross-age program called: Kooroomook, which means Possum Cloak Dreaming. They share experiences and reflections around the character strength that the school is focusing on for the term.


In Literacy, our focus in Grade 5 is to:


  • Read a range of texts fluently and with understanding

  • Identify author’s purpose and craft

  • employ comprehension skills to gain information through reading related to other learning areas

  • continue to build and use morphological, smallest unit of meaning in words, spelling strategies.

  • Continue to build their toolkit through the Talk for Writing process:

  • Analysis and memorisation of rich writing pieces

  • Identify some of writers’ tools

  • Explicit and guided practice of these skills

  • Plan, draft, edit and publish texts


In Numeracy, Grade 5 students develop their understanding, reasoning, problem-solving and fluency, through rich maths tasks. Students work independently and in groups to solve problems and communicate what they have learned in multiple ways.  They:

  • consolidate their understanding of the Place Value system,

  • extend it to decimal notation through the use of visual and abstract representations

  • choose efficient strategies to solve all four operations

  • they create simple budgets

  • learn about volume, capacity and mass using appropriate units of measurement

  • create angles

  • use grid reference to locate landmarks

  • choose and use appropriate data displays

  • they begin to relate chances outcomes to a number line from 0 to 1


In 2023, students are exploring the following topics during Inquiry

  • Who We Are - Becoming aware of our strengths, emotions and attitudes allows our self-identity to develop.

  • How We Express Ourselves - People can create and manipulate media using a variety of strategies to influence thinking.

  • Sharing The Planet - Human’s use of the environment can bring about conflict.  Finding peaceful solutions to conflict leads to a better quality of human life.

  • How The World Works - Science and technological advancements can impact society and the environment.

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