Grade 5 & 6


In Grades 5 & 6 the daily program consists of the 2 hour Literacy block (Reading and Writing) and 1 hour of Numeracy each day.

During the week the children also participate in Visual Art, Performing Art, STEM, Physical Education and the ‘You Can Do It' program.

The Grades 5 and 6 students often participate in rotations and fluid grouping in Integrated Studies, Mathematics and Writing. This involves mixed class teaching with students being placed or choosing to work in a group that best meets their needs.

Throughout the year, the students also have opportunities to represent Montpellier in interschool sports such as; football, netball, kanga cricket, T-ball, basketball, soccer and volleystars.

In Grade 5 the Integrated Curriculum topics covered are:

TERM 1:
How is our world changing?
TERM 2: How does early Aboriginal culture compare to ours today?
TERM 3: How can I take care of Business?
TERM 4: What impact has the gold rush had on Australia?

Activities that enhance and further support student learning include:
  • Creation of own Dreamtime stories.
  • Earth Education excursion
  • Designing and running their own business during Grade 5 Business week
  • Victorian Space Science Education excursion
  • Sovereign Hill camp.
In Grade 6 the Integrated Curriculum topics covered are:

TERM 1:
How does the democratic process work at a federal level?
TERM 2: What impact has multiculturalism had on Australia?
TERM 3: How have inventions and discoveries affected our lives?
TERM 4: How can we best manage our natural environment?

Activities that enhance and further support student learning include:
  • 5 Day camp to Canberra
  • Multiculturalism Day
  • Guest speaker on the experience of migrating
  • World of Robotics incursion
  • Creation of own invention
  • Ecolinc excursion
  • Creation of Environmental Awareness Calendars for all rooms in the school