Well the holiday is now upon us and it has been a very busy and productive half term. We are sure that the next half term will be just the same, so we are hoping that everyone has a good holiday and refreshes the batteries to start again on 26th October.
Grade’s 4 and 5 have been asked this year to jointly run the halloween event. This will take place on 30th October. The students will be creating games for this event as their homework task for that week but we have told them early so that they can spend some time in holiday in preparation, if they wish to. We would also like to see them wearing something suitably scary (but not too scary) on the 3oth.
Last year’s photos
This years Loy Kratong activities, creating kratongs will take place on October 29th. The students have been told that they may wear Thai clothes for that day.
The students spent the week consolidating their understanding of the push and pull factors of migration, sorting scenarios and writing their own stories to demonstrate their knowledge. After the break they will be challenged to present the information they have gathered, during this unit, to their peers.
G5B and C were very lucky to have another guest speaker this week in the form of Ms Koong who described her time working in a refugee camp. We thank her for taking the time to talk to us about her experience. Don’t worry G5A your turn will come after the break!
Time as a key focus for the year group is now over, however students may still revisit this at anytime using the IXL program. The new focus will be based upon shape and space and be primarily about angles, where we find them, how to recognise and name them and how to measure these.
The students will continue their investigation into expressive features using these in a variety of genre’s from narratives to diaries and picture books.
Many of the students decode words very well and can read aloud fairly fluently, the challenge is for the students to really comprehend what they are reading and to practise this they must answer questions about what they have read both orally and in writing. Therefore we would really like to ask parents to continually talk to your children about what they are reading. To help with this we have included a list of sample questions here please feel free to ask extra questions too.
Swimming has returned and we would just like to remind everyone about the changing procedures. Students who swim in the morning (G5A) can come to school in their swimming kit with either their normal uniform or their P.E clothes over the top. All other students (G5B and C )must change into their swimming kit after lunch and put their clothes on top until they go to swimming.
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This week it was the turn of Sabrina and June to choose the news items. A task they did very well with Sabrina’s creating lots of discussion opportunities and conjectures as to who did it? with her story about an unsolved murder in Scotland. June’s news item which featured a fire in a highrise building in Korea led the discussion onto safety and how safe were we in our own homes and how great the firefighters were in this case, to have arrived so quickly, meaning that there was no loss of life. We look forward to our next pieces of news after the holiday.
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