Year 5

There are three Year 5 classes at EHPS in 2021: 5L, 5M and 5U.



  • Term 1: Year 5 Camp – Bayplay: Iluka Retreat (3 days, 2 nights)
  • Term 2: Science Hands-On Incursion 
  • Term 3: Sovereign Hill Day-trip Excursion
  • Term 4: Australian Government Incursion

Other Important Information

  • The Year 5 Team strives to send out a weekly update via COMPASS regarding what areas of study we will be focussing on the upcoming week and any events/tasks students need to complete.


  • Summer sports: cricket, volleyball, softball, tennis, endzone, hotshots
  • Winter sports: basketball, netball, AFL 9s, tee-ball, soccer, bootball
  • Cross Country
  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • SEPEP (student-centred approach)


Term 1 Year 5 Newsletter |  Term 2 Year 5 Newsletter



In addition to covering all Victorian Curriculum in Literacy and Numeracy, Year 5 students at Essex Heights explore:



  • Outer Space/Astronomy
  • Energy and electricity
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases


  • Australian Colonies
  • Australian Gold Rush
  • Aboriginal Australian Culture


  • Key values and institutions of Australia’s liberal democratic system
  • State/territory and federal parliaments
  • Court System
  • Voting processes in Australia
  • Rights and responsibilities of Australian citizens


  • Powerpoint, Google Classroom and Microsoft Word
  • Online programs: SeeSaw, Essential Assessment and Matific
  • Cyberbullying and Cyber Safety
  • Naming files correctly, saving work effectively and password security


  • The focus will be on school values and wellbeing
  • Student Voice (Junior School Council Representatives)
  • The Resilience Project
  • Prep Buddies and classroom roles


  • Geographical data
  • Interpreting maps
  • Representing location

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