Middle Years


Baden Powell College implements a consistent approach to reading by utilising the reading instructional framework. The framework aims to improve students reading comprehension by engaging students in purposeful learning activities in small/whole group situations. Within the instructional framework, activities are designed to develop students’ fluency, reading comprehension, vocabulary development and word knowledge.

In writing, students participate in the development of various creative and non-fiction texts. Within writing sessions, children aim to develop sentence structure, expressive language and understand of the writing process. Students will be able to identify the purpose, structure and textual/language features of the different text types.

Numeracy in 3-6 is taught with a focus on developing students’ content knowledge through implementing problem solving activities and the real world application of skills. We endeavour to support students to recognise how mathematics in the classroom connects to maths in everyday life. The Victorian Curriculum is designed to scaffold students understanding within mathematics through a supportive framework that enables students to feel comfortable taking the next step in their learning.

Grades 3 & 4

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Reading

Within, Beyond and About the text reading comprehension strategies using a variety of text types.

Within, Beyond and About the text reading comprehension strategies using a variety of text types

Within, Beyond and About the text reading comprehension strategies using a variety of text types

Within, Beyond and About the text reading comprehension strategies using a variety of text types
Writing Descriptions
Narratives
Expositions
Explanations
Information Reports
Poetry 
Expositions
Historical Recounts
Numeracy Place Value – ordering and expanding
Addition and subtraction
Fractions
Time
Chance and probability
Time
Addition & Subtraction
Place Value - renaming
2D shapes
Place value
Data
Multiplication & Division
Fractions and decimals
Measurement – Area, Perimeter, Mass
Multiplication and division
Fractions and decimals
Volume & Capacity
Area & Perimeter
3D Shape

Big Ideas

Physical Science – Change and reaction Environmental Science Early Explorers Australian Identity
Celebrations

Grades 5 & 6

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Reading

Within, beyond and about the text reading comprehension  strategies

Within, beyond and about the text reading comprehension strategies

Within, beyond and about the text reading comprehension strategies

Authors study/book clubs
Writing Narratives
Exposition
Expositions
Poetry
Debating
Information Reports
Expositions
Text Response
Recount
Numeracy Data & Graphing
Number
Fractions, Decimals and Financial Patterns & Algebra
Measurement
Shapes & angles
Time, Transformation and
Location Chance &
Probability

Big Ideas

Friendly Kids, Friendly Classrooms
Intercultural Understanding
Health
Chemical science
History- Post Federation: Australia as a nation
Biological science
Geography: People and Places
Earth & Space
Economics: Needs, Wants – Choices!
Physical science

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