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Year 5 English – Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

# TOPIC TITLE
1 What’s the problem? A School Outing
Objective: Students will read and comprehend a notice. They will learn about the use of ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’.
2 When I was Young Life used to be different.
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, an interview. They will learn how to describe finished activities using ‘used to’.
3 When I was Young Have you tidied your room?
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a rhyme. They will also learn the imperfect tense and its use.
4 Space and Time We’ve done our research. Full lesson available
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a picture story. They will learn some irregular verbs in the present perfect tense.
5 Space and Time We’ve written a poem!
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading, and listening to, a rhyme. They will learn more irregular verbs in the present perfect tense.
6 Choices and Places A New Jacket
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which preferences are discussed and comparisons are made.
7 Choices and Places He has travelled a lot.
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which the present perfect and the simple past tenses are used.
8 What’s the best way to do it? A Text Message
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text which focuses on the use of ‘have to’ and adverbs of time.
9 What’s the best way to do it? What will we make?
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a text in which the children discuss a project.
10 Class Camp Dear Parents, …
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading a letter which uses a variety of verb tenses.
11 Class Camp A Postcard from Kate
Objective: Students will develop their comprehension skills by reading an informal letter in which the simple past tense of the verb is used.
12 Sentences The Sentence
Objective: To identify and use complete sentences.
13 Capitalisation Capital Letters 1
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: to begin sentences, for proper nouns.
14 Common Nouns Common Nouns
Objective: To show a common noun names an object or thing.
15 Punctuation Sentence Endings
Objective: To use full-stops, question marks, exclamation marks and capital letters correctly.
16 Verbs Simple Verbs
Objective: To identify and use verbs. To understand a verb can be: an action or doing word, a state of being or ownership.
17 Basic Dictionary Use Basic Dictionary Use
Objective: To find words arranged alphabetically and identify word meanings in dictionaries.
18 Nouns Proper Nouns
Objective: To show a proper noun is used to name a person, place or a title.
19 Adjectives Adjectives
Objective: To show an adjective is a word that describes a noun.
20 Adverbs Adverbs
Objective: To identify and use adverbs. To understand an adverb tells something about (modifies) a verb.
21 Pronouns Pronouns
Objective: To show a pronoun is used in place of a noun.
22 Parts of Speech Part b Conjunctions
Objective: To identify and use conjunctions correctly.
23 Punctuation Commas 1
Objective: To use commas: to list, to make meaning clear, and when writing the date.
24 Contractions Contractions
Objective: To identify and use contractions.
25 Parts of Speech Part h Articles and Demonstratives
Objective: To identify and use articles and demonstratives correctly.
26 Antonyms and Synonyms Antonyms and Synonyms
Objective: To identify and use antonyms and synonyms.
27 Spelling Skills Spelling
Objective: To correctly spell words after adding suffixes: ‘ing’, ‘ed’, ‘er’, ‘est’.
28 Spelling Skills Syllabification
Objective: To improve spelling by dividing words correctly into syllables.
29 Plurals Plurals 2 – special rules
Objective: To form plurals with special rules: words ending in ‘y’ and ‘f’.
30 Nouns Collective and Abstract Nouns
Objective: To identify and use collective and abstract nouns.
31 Verbs Verbs – Tense
Objective: To identify and use the correct tense of verbs: past, present and future.
32 Adjectives Adjectives – Comparatives and Superlatives
Objective: To identify and use comparative and superlative adjectives.
33 Parts of Speech Part a Prepositions
Objective: To identify and use prepositions correctly.
34 Punctuation Skills Part b Quotation Marks
Objective: To use quotation marks for direct speech.
35 Common Errors Common Errors in writing
Objective: To identify and eliminate common errors.
36 Apostrophe – Possession Apostrophe – Possession
Objective: To use the apostrophe of possession correctly.
37 Mnemonics Spelling – Mnemonics
Objective: To identify and use mnemonics to assist in correct spelling.
38 Prefixes Prefixes
Objective: The identify and use prefixes.
39 Suffixes Suffixes
Objective: The identify and use suffixes.
40 Similes and Metaphors Similes and Metaphors
Objective: To identify and use similes and metaphors.
41 Figurative Language Onomatopoeia, Assonance and Alliteration
Objective: To identify, and make use of, onomatopoeia, assonance, and alliteration.
42 Homonyms – Homophones and Homographs Homonyms – Homophones and Homographs
Objective: To identify and use correctly homonyms, both homophones and homographs.
43 Advanced Dictionary Use Advanced Dictionary Use
Objective: To use dictionaries by identifying all the information provided. To use a thesaurus.
44 Capitalisation Capital Letters 2
Objective: To use capital letters correctly: in titles and letters.
45 Adjectives Adjectives – from Nouns and Verbs
Objective: To create adjectives from nouns and verbs. E.g. China – Chinese
46 There’s a … It’s famous! Full lesson available
Objective: Students will increase their vocabulary, develop their reading skills and practise using the verb ‘to be’.
47 There’s a … There are lots of things in my town.
Objective: Students will increase their reading comprehension skills and their vocabulary. They will also become familiar with the use of ‘There is …’ and ‘There are …’.
48 Hobbies and Festivals Collecting things
Objective: Students will develop their reading skills and increase their vocabulary. They will learn the verb ‘to have’. They will also learn to use ‘this’ and ‘these’ correctly.
49 Hobbies and Festivals My favourite festival
Objective: Students will build vocabulary; begin to use conjunctions ‘and’, ‘but’ or ‘because’.
50 What can you do? Letter to a penfriend
Objective: Students will be able to read and understand an informal letter and use the present tense of ‘can’ and ‘can’t’.
51 What’s Homestay? Simple Present
Objective: Learn the correct structure for the simple present.
52 What’s Homestay? Simple Past
Objective: Learn the correct structure for the past simple.
53 Setting off Present perfect
Objective: Learn the correct structure for the present perfect.
54 Here we are! Adjectives
Objective: Learn the use of adjectives.
55 Here we are! Comparatives and superlatives
Objective: Learn how to use comparatives and superlatives in English.
56 A new home Prepositions of location
Objective: Learn about prepositions of location.
57 Let’s hit the beach! Modals of obligation
Objective: Learn about modals of obligation.
58 Amazing Aussie animals Present continuous
Objective: Learn about the present continuous tense.
59 Amazing Aussie animals Past continuous
Objective: Learn about the past continuous tense.
60 Amazing Aussie animals Giving facts and opinions
Objective: Present phrases that ask for and give opinions.