Welcome to Year 5 at Ainslie School

Photo of art weaving completed by two students in year 5Photo of year 5 written reponses to the text A Bridge To TerabithiaPhoto of year 5 artwork

In 2019, our year 5 comprises 2 classes:


Senior Team Leader

Greg Taylor

5H  main building

Alison Heald

5M, main building

Stephanie Martin

Your child has progressed to the senior school, the final stage of primary school.

In year 5 students learn to comprehend complex texts and write in a variety of genres using correct structure, language, grammar and punctuation. In mathematics students learn to use a range of strategies to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems supported by Middle Years Mental Computation.

Students in year 5 have the opportunity to participate in extra curriculum activities such as year 5 band, music lessons, chess, senior voices and Kulture Break dance.

Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards for year 5 (word 150 kb)
Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards for year 5 (pdf 56 kb)

National test

All Year 5 students sit for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test in May. It involves four tests that cover numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The results of the NAPLAN test help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a report of your child's achievement in the NAPLAN test. The results tell you how your child is progressing in these areas and can guide the learning support you give your child at home.

Fun Links for students

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Reading eggs (school logon required)

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Wacky Web Tales

Learning and interest links for students