Good evening G3 parents and families,
Hope you all had a restful weekend and have been able to get out and enjoy some fresh air.
Just a reminder that Zoom has made some additional safety and security updates over the weekend. If you are prompted to add a password before joining any Zoom meetings (specialist, support and homeroom) please use KIS. We believe we have made all the changes required over the weekend but please bear with us if there are any small hiccups. We are trying to ensure the connections are clear. Please contact Ms Kirsten firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any issues with specialist zoom links.
G3 Parent Zoom Meeting
Firstly, we would like to say another big thank you to all of you who were able to join us in the zoom meeting last Tuesday. It was great to connect with you and hear feedback for online learning from your perspective. We hope you found it helpful as a platform to ask questions and connect with the teachers along with each other. This will become a weekly scheduled zoom meeting with the next one held tomorrow, Tuesday 12th May at 11am. The link for this meeting can be found here:
Student Books and Resources
Today, the G3 team went into school to organise the student’s books and resources ready for you to collect from tomorrow. These are labelled with the students name and homeroom class and can be collected from the secondary school entrance. We have also included a copy of the STEM activities for Friday’s Spirit Day in each of these bags so please look out for these.
The Week Ahead
In UOI this week we are delving deeper into the key features of effective communication. The students have been working on creating a rubric so they can assess themselves and their peers based on four key areas. Students will be using a platform called ‘Flipgrid’ to record and then reflect on their communication skills and consider their next steps.
We are continuing to broaden the students’ understanding of the decimal point and their place value skills through various activities in math this week. Our focus around multiplying and dividing by 10s, 100s and 1000s will allow them to strengthen these skills and in a range of contexts such as weight and length. We will be moving into word problems later in the week.
In language the students are developing their descriptive writing skills with a focus on characterization. Students will be building up characterization by portraying contrasting traits e.g. Hero vs Villain and using figurative language to describe a characters appearance and personality.
We are delighted to have students participating in weekly library lessons with Ms Lindsay to develop reading skills as well as their daily reading tasks to support comprehension. This week students will be focusing on the recording of significant events and how these are documented through time.
We are looking forward to connecting with many of you tomorrow at our parent zoom meeting, and wish you all a wonderful week ahead.