Year 5 - 2020

In Year 5, we work hard on developing the children as independent, goal-oriented learners who adopt growth mindsets and have open minds towards challenges. Students set goals, which are discussed with teachers, so they can work towards achieving in their learning. These goals are reflected upon through peer discussions, self-reflection, and when conferring with the teacher, within which students consider achievements and areas for continued development. All students are given many opportunities to work with a range of children and teachers across the curriculum, where learning is differentiated and individual needs and learning styles are planned for.


Student Leadership

In Years 5, students continue their journey into student leadership with the introduction of formalised leadership positions in the form of SRC (Student Representative Council).  SRC Representatives have the opportunity to expand their leadership skills and prepare for potential leadership roles in year 6.


In Year 5, we provide our students with opportunities to undertake extra learning opportunities within our Topic lessons, which take place several times per week. These topics cover areas of the curriculum additional to English and Mathematics, such as Humanities, Wellbeing, Technology, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Creative Arts.  

Topics include:


Term 1

​History, ICT, Music, Respectful Relationships, Sport


Term 2

Civics and Citizenship, Geography, Design and Technology, Business and Economics, ICT, Health and Physical Education

Term 3

Dance, Geography, Drama, Business and Economics, Sport

Term 4

Civics and Citizenship, Respectful Relationships, ICT, History, Dance/Music/Drama, Health and Physical Education


Throughout the year, students in Year 5 will have the opportunity to participate in a range of extracurricular activities, this year these will include:

Please note that all term 2 activities have been cancelled or postponed where available

  • Hoop Time

  • Concert

  • Sports Activities, including House Athletics and Cross Country


Billabong Ranch


Level Sport

Year 5 students participate in level sport twice over a fortnightly rotation. These sessions focus on specific skills and game play, enabling students to learn, understand and enjoy a range of sports activities. Sports include T-ball, basketball, netball, football, cricket and volleyball.

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Office Hours: 

Monday                    8:15am - 3:30pm

Tuesday - Friday      8:15am - 4:00pm

Banyan Fields Primary School
90 Cadles Road, 
Carrum Downs, VICTORIA
​Phone: 03 9782 1333
Fax: 03 9782 0912

We ask that all visitors to the school report to the office to sign in and present their Working With Children Card