Year 5 begins with an introductory program called Launch Pad, followed by a series of modules.
You must have reliable internet access so you can complete all subjects. Mathematics is available in printed booklets as well as online. However, all other subjects are only accessible online. The other subjects are: English, Humanities and Arts, Health and Physical Education, as well as Science, Design and Technologies.
The VSV curriculum is based on the Department of Education’s F-10 Victorian Curriculum.
The program is flexible so it can adapt to your child’s individual needs.
The English course focuses on listening and speaking; reading, viewing and writing; and planning, creating and reflecting.
Your child will be inspired by reading, challenged by interesting ideas, and will learn about other people and other places.
The sequential modules explore different text types and will help build your child’s skills in grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. Students will learn how to use their English skills to create, inform, entertain, persuade and inspire others.
With teacher support, your child will create stories and texts to share with others.
Each module is completed over four weeks, with a weekly online submission of work.
Your child will practise a variety of fundamental skills and will be encouraged to use Mathematics in everyday situations. They will increase their understanding of mathematics concepts in the areas of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability.
The Mathematics modules are organised into daily sessions of 50–60 minutes. Mathematics modules are available in print and as PDFs. As part of their enrolment with VSV, your child will have access to Mathletics to supplement their VSV Mathematics program.
Humanities and Arts
Humanities and Arts are integrated, and in most modules, the Arts component is directly related to the topic studied.
The course includes Civics and Citizenship, History, Geography, Economics and Business, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Dance, Drama and Music.
Your child will be guided through the key concepts using an Inquiry Learning approach. They will understand the main ideas by posing questions, investigating relevant ideas and presenting what they have learned.
Science, Design and Technologies
Science develops your child’s interest and curiosity in everyday events. Science activities are designed to develop ideas about scientific inquiry methods such as questioning, planning, conducting experiments, investigating and communicating results. Your child will solve problems and make informed, evidence-based conclusions about their investigations and experiments.
Design Technologies and Digital Technologies are integrated within the Science curriculum and throughout other learning areas.
Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education modules are designed to guide your child to develop healthy lifestyle choices. Different approaches are used to create awareness of and engagement in making positive lifestyle choices.
To enrol in Year 5 you need:
- internet access
- a way to regularly contact your child’s teacher, e.g. telephone, email or video conferencing
- your capacity and willingness to supervise your child’s work
- a computer or laptop
- use of a smartphone (if possible)
- notebooks, pens, paper, scissors, paint, protractor, ruler, compass.