The Learning Program for Class 5
Main Lesson Middle Lesson
The History of language Spelling and Dictation
Written English Structure Dictionary Use and Etymology
Study of Novels Debating
Decimals Instrument Geometric Drawing
Volume and Mass Maths in Geography: depth,
Weight and Value Exercises
Human Society and Its Environment (H.S.I.E.)
Ancient Greece: Famous Australians
Stories of Beauty and Heroic quests
Inland Exploration of Australia
Cities of the World
Science and Technology
Human Physiology Antarctica – The Frigid Zone
Weather Studies Light Studies
Animal Studies Gardening
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (P.D.H.P.E.)
Sport: As for Class 4, plus Gymnastics, Sprinting, High jumping, Javelin, Discus, Track Events and Horse riding
Dance: Greek Folk Dances. The History & Geography of Folk Dances around the World.
Camp suggestion: Fraser Island or the snow (Southern Highlands).
Cooking Nutritional Awareness. Kitchen Care. Finance.
Creative And Performing Arts (CAPA)
Painting: Wet on Wet. Possible Theme: Greek Myths. Variation: Painted
background and Derwent drawn image. Painting in a print, e.g. Lino cut.
Drawing: Derwent pencils: Shading, tone and form. Possible Themes: Greek
Myths, Greece-centred map.
Writing styles: Illuminated letters.
Clay: Coil and slab pots, slip glazed with scarif design, e.g. Greek
Pottery and Design.
Wax: Decorative candles, with form variations & other embellishments.
Music: Class orchestra of string, percussion, wind instruments and keyboards.
Study of several musical pieces culminating in a performance.
Craft: Soft crafts
Wool: knitting a scarf, stocking stitch with integrated
pattern and fringe.
Cotton: dolls in ethnic costume, sewn & embellished
according to research.
Silk: painting Greek key border on costumes, silk pictures
Felt: dolls hair, aspects of costume.
Leather: dolls shoes, belts, pouches.
Wood: Carving leaf-shaped bowls, wooden bird mobile,
chiselling a boat from a slab.
Doll making: using stuffing & stocking fabric for body
shaping, costume making, doll stand design.
Possible themes: World Dress Angels.
Construction: Bas-relief copper shield with plywood backing.
Printing: Lino print (e.g. flora & fauna theme), to make a series of
lino-cut printed cards.
Mixed: Copper shim: carving and beating copper
Drama Scripting, Character Analysis, Speech & Movement, Set & Costume
Design, Working Backstage, Lighting, Music, Dance, Rehearsals & Performance.
Possible Theme: Greek Tragedy.
With such a program in mind, these are the kind of stories told in Class 5
– Stories of Ancient Greece: The myths and legends; Odysseus;
Stories of idealism (antigravity forces), heroism, bravery, valour, courage.
– Stories of Travel: Bird and animal migration; The travels of Marco Polo;
The Explorers of Antarctica.
– Australian Land Exploration
– The Story of Rivers and Cities