Term 3. Week 19th-23rd April

 Welcome back to Term 3 

We hope that you all had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Due to the rise in cases of Covid 19 the start of term 3 will take place online.

Monday 19th April- Students to set up a learning centre. Please remember that this should be somewhere quiet where you can focus with room to use both a computer and write/ draw on paper. Try to organise to work on a laptop or desktop computer, remember the problems that some of you had trying to use an ipad in January for the tasks you were given.

Your tasks  for today include the IXL measurement  activities you started last term. You may also visit Ms Lindsay’s Library blog for activities. Read, read and more reading.

Also check out your classroom for messages from your teachers

Tuesday 20th April – all classes including specialists will start as usual online. Please look out for the daily planner with links for the rest of the week.

Your teachers will be organising some resources for you to use at home, as before these will be need to be picked up from the carpark on Tuesday.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 29th-2nd April part 2

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End of Term 2

Time is rushing by in Grade 5. Term 2 is at an end, it has been a busy, long but very productive term. With exhibition being the focal point of this term it is easy to forget all the other great things which have happened. Check out the photos below to see if you can remember them.

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UOI- Governance

The students are now deep into their inquiries of how goverment systems are organised across the world. This week has focussed on democracy, how democratic governments are selected, the decisions that are made and where these systems might appear around the world. We will be continuing with this unit after the break, looking into other forms of government.

Maths

The students have been investigating measurement and applying these skills to real life tasks. A study of coordinates  has been linked to the unit.

Literacy

Literacy  has been linked to the unit as the students investigated manifestos and created their own.

Swimming 

Please read Ms June’s letter about swimming.

Parent Conferences

Thank you very much for attending these on the zoom platform this week. We hope that you found them informative and that you gained from the experience in both discussing your child’s goals with them and with your child’s teacher.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 29th- 2nd April

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A ruler for a day

Last week, Grade 5 experienced what it was like to be in a country which had an absolute monarch governing it. They  were not all in favour and in at least one class a rebellion occured. They investigated both the advantages and disadvantages of this type of governance and having lived through the experience have a better understanding of what this could be like. Please ask them to explain this to you.

This week they will be inquiring into the pros and cons of democracy and seeing how it feels to be part of this government system.

Grade 5 Parent Conferences

These will take place  via  the zoom link

30th March – G5A

31st March- G5B

1st April – G5C

Please discuss your child’s goals with them and have them available to refer to at the meeting along with any questions that you have. The meetings will be a maximum of 15 minutes long to allow for a smooth transition from one meeting to another. We will attempt to keep on time so please be punctual to meetings. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s learning.

Maths

Measurement using different standard units including those used for length, capacity and weight is our current Mathmatical focus, converting from one unit to another. Problem solving using real life contexts which are based upon measurement  will also be a feature of the learning this week, including using our skills to create structures.

Literacy

This is linked to our unit and will feature an investigation into rules and policies.

Swimming

Swimming will now take place weekly. Pease remind the students to bring the necessary equipment. For more information see the letter here.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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22nd- 26th March

Looking back and forward!

Last week was spent primarily on reflecting on Exhibition. Not only, what was learnt about our subject but most importantly what was learnt about ourselves as learners. Assessing those aspects of exhibition that were really successful and those which we could improve on.

To help us do this we would still love more feedback and questions on our padlets. Please see the links below.

Padlet Links

G5A

G5 B

G5 C

We also started our new unit based on Governance.

Maths

Measurement using different standard units including those used for length, capacity and weight is our current Mathmatical focus.

Literacy

This is linked to our unit and will feature an investigation into rules and policies.

Swimming

Swimming will now take place weekly. Pease remind the students to bring the necessary equipment. For more information see the letter here.

Grade 5 Parent Conferences

These will take place  via zoom on the

30th March – G5A

31st March- G5B

1st April – G5C

A sign up sheet will be sent out today Monday 22nd March, as will your child’s goals, please discuss these with your child and sign up for your correct day.  We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s learning.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 15th-19th March

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That was Exhibition!

It was so wonderful to welcome, students from other year groups, parents and staff to the exhibition last week. I think it was easy to see the learning that the students undertook about their subject areas but most importantly about themselves. This week the students will reflect on this process.

Please do give feedback and ask questions on the students Padlets as below.

Padlet Links

G5A

G5 B

G5 C

We will also be starting the new unit based on Governance.

Maths

We will be starting to investigate measurement including length, capacity and weight.

Swimming

Swimming will start again this Thursday 18th March, please remind the students to bring the necessary equipment. For more information see the letter here.

Grade 5 Parent Conferences

These will take place  via zoom on the

30th March – G5A

31st March- G5B

1st April – G5C

A sign up sheet will be sent out on Monday 22nd March. Please sign up for your correct day and discuss your child’s goals with them before the meeting day. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s learning.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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8th-12th March

Please watch the videos of the exhibition  in action.

Before the exhibition

Welcoming teachers and parents

Last video of day 1

And finally!

The week of exhibition is here.

We are all really looking forward to the students sharing their learning via Padlet and in the auditorium for students from Grade 1 to Grade 7 Starting at 10.am on Wednesday 10th and 8am Thursday 11th.

Please also visit the padlet and make comments and ask questions of the students, they will endeavor to answer all questions and will value the feedback they are given.

Padlet Links

G5A

G5 B

G5 C

Great news ! Parents will now be able to visit the exhibition in person in the auditorium as long as they have signed up so that we can maintain social distancing protocols. Please see Ms June’s letter to sign up.

PYPX 2021 to G5 Parent

We look forward to seeing you there.

Last week, the Grade 5’s all created sumarising videos to share their learning and this will take pride of place on each child’s padlet exhibition. They have also been busy designing their exhibition space so that it best shows off their learning.

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A message from Dior and June G5A

Please click on the link below to our website about Sustainable cities and water sanitation. This is our exhibition action and we would love to get your feedback on this. Many thanks.

https://sites.google.com/edu.kis.ac.th/pypxsdg611/home

Grade 5 Parent Conferences

These conferences will take place online after the Grade 5 exhibition due to take place on 10th, 11th March so that teachers and students can reflect on this process.

We are still striving to stay safe so we  need to follow the guidelines below, please encourage your child to remember and take action on these important safety protocols.

  1. Masks will be worn at all times apart from when eating or drinking. This includes P.E lessons and when playing on the playground, including football.  Any child not wearing their mask properly after several warnings will be isolated, at playtimes and in the classroom, to avoid them creating a risk to others.
  2. Social distancing will happen.  Danger zones- include walking too closely on the stairs or using the incorrect stairway.
  3. Frequent hand sanitizing will take place. Sharing of equipment will be avoided but any which is shared will be cleaned between use. Parents, please sanitize your hands when picking up your child at the end of the day.
  4. Swimming will not happen for the first few weeks an extra P.E session will take its place.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 1st-5th March

 Only one week to go!

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The atmosphere is heating up in Grade 5 as the students have realised that their exhibition is getting closer. The padlets, for parents to view, will go live on Wednesday 10th March at 10am and the face to face exhibition for other year groups will also start that morning.

As such, the students have been working diligently to complete their research based upon the lines of inquiry they created, produce a piece of writing and a graph which reflects their learning and produce both a piece of art which will raise awareness of their issue and make a multi media presentation which summarises their learning. As well as take action to show that their learning has had an affect on their perspectives.

There is a great deal to do! This is a wonderful time to observe the students demonstrating the learner profile attributes, being wonderful communicators, inquirers and risk takers taking on tasks they have never done before whilst showing themselves to be open-minded and principled in their dealings with others.

This week the students will be finalising their Padlet presentations and creating a summarising video to explain their learning.

A message from Dior and June G5A

Please click on the link below to our website about Sustainable cities and water sanitation. This is our exhibition action and we would love to get your feedback on this. Many thanks.

https://sites.google.com/edu.kis.ac.th/pypxsdg611/home

Grade 5 Parent Conferences

These conferences will take place online after the Grade 5 exhibition due to take place on 10th, 11th March so that teachers and students can reflect on this process.

We are still striving to stay safe so we  need to follow the guidelines below, please encourage your child to remember and take action on these important safety protocols.

  1. Masks will be worn at all times apart from when eating or drinking. This includes P.E lessons and when playing on the playground, including football.  Any child not wearing their mask properly after several warnings will be isolated, at playtimes and in the classroom, to avoid them creating a risk to others.
  2. Social distancing will happen.  Danger zones- include walking too closely on the stairs or using the incorrect stairway.
  3. Frequent hand sanitizing will take place. Sharing of equipment will be avoided but any which is shared will be cleaned between use. Parents, please sanitize your hands when picking up your child at the end of the day.
  4. Swimming will not happen for the first few weeks an extra P.E session will take its place.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 22nd -26th February

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Exhibition

Grade 5 was abuzz last week with students attending mentor meetings, meeting with Ms Cassie to plot their aproaches to learning skills, working with Mr Eric on the technical aspects of the exhibition and of course working on the expectations of their exhibition as well as their usual specialist sessions. The exhibition process encourages the students to be creative risk takers, to manage their time well and to collaborate. So far the majority of the students are taking this very seriously and are steaming ahead.

This week the students will have the opportunity of creating their exhibition art piece on Wednesday when they will be given the day to do this. They therefore need to be organised with all of their resources ready to start on Wednesday morning. We are looking forward to seeing the wide variety of artwork they produce!

Maths

Is fully contained within the Exhibiton process with students researching  data facts to use in their graphs about their chosen SDG.

Literacy is now embedded in the exhibition process, the students have been writing their own chosen text type to explain their issue to others incoporating their research into this.

Reading groups will continue as should reading at home. The students are also being encouraged to be aware of current affairs and to read and take note of any articles they can find which are connected to their exhibition inquiries.

ICT meeting

Thank you to all of you who have sent your children to school with their laptops. If anyone else would like to or who needs more information on this please follow the link above and fill in the required form to  accompany the laptop when it comes into school.

Grade 5 Parent Conferences

These conferences will now take place after the Grade 5 exhibition due to take place on 10th, 11th March so that teachers and students can reflect on this process. At this moment, due to Covid restrictions,the exhibitions for parents will take place online but it is hoped that the students will still be able to present face to face to other year groups.

Holiday 

The students will have a holiday on Thursday  25th and Friday 26th February ,this week. We have suggested to them that this is a great opportunity to catch up on any outstanding exhibition tasks and to take action, as summary videos will begin next week.

We are still striving to stay safe so we  need to follow the guidelines below, please encourage your child to remember and take action on these important safety protocols.

  1. Masks will be worn at all times apart from when eating or drinking. This includes P.E lessons and when playing on the playground, including football.  Any child not wearing their mask properly after several warnings will be isolated, at playtimes and in the classroom, to avoid them creating a risk to others.
  2. Social distancing will happen.  Danger zones- include walking too closely on the stairs or using the incorrect stairway.
  3. Frequent hand sanitizing will take place. Sharing of equipment will be avoided but any which is shared will be cleaned between use. Parents, please sanitize your hands when picking up your child at the end of the day.
  4. Swimming will not happen for the first few weeks an extra P.E session will take its place.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 7 15th – 18th February

What a lovely time we had celebrating the Chinese New Year.

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We made lanterns, donated money in our envelopes and hung these on the tree, found out about the traditions of the new year festival and learnt about  the origin story featuring the animals and the Jade emperor.

Exhibition

Everyone has been so busy investigating their Sustainable Development Goal. All students have now had their first mentor meeting and some have already emailed and received answers from their primary resource and experts, all of which is helping them to deepen their knowledge of their subject. This week the students will be looking into the data and graphs associated with their inquires and beginning to use their knowledge in a written text of their choosing.

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Maths 

For the next few weeks the students will be revisiting decimals in their attempt to understand these in realtion to measures  including length, capacity and volume.

Literacy is now embedded in the exhibition process, where the students will be writing in their own chosen text type to explain their issue to others. Reading groups will continue as should reading at home. The students are also being encouraged to be aware of current affairs and to read and take note of any articles they can find which are connected to their exhibition inquiries.

ICT meeting

Thank you to all parents who attended the meeting with Dr Puk on Monday about the use of student’s own laptops in school. Please find the link to the presentation above and also the link to the form which should be filled in prior to the students arriving with their laptops.

Grade 5 Parent Conferences

These conferences will now take place after the Grade 5 exhibition due to take place on 10th, 11th March so that teachers and students can reflect on this process. At this moment, due to Covid restrictions,the exhibitions for parents will take place online but it is hoped that the students will still be able to present face to face to other year groups.

We are still striving to stay safe so we  need to follow the guidelines below, please encourage your child to remember and take action on these important safety protocols.

  1. Masks will be worn at all times apart from when eating or drinking. This includes P.E lessons and when playing on the playground, including football.  Any child not wearing their mask properly after several warnings will be isolated, at playtimes and in the classroom, to avoid them creating a risk to others.
  2. Social distancing will happen.  Danger zones- include walking too closely on the stairs or using the incorrect stairway.
  3. Frequent hand sanitizing will take place. Sharing of equipment will be avoided but any which is shared will be cleaned between use. Parents, please sanitize your hands when picking up your child at the end of the day.
  4. Swimming will not happen for the first few weeks an extra P.E session will take its place.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 6 8th -15th February

So glad to be back!

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As you can see from the photos above we are all glad to be learning again on the school campus.

We have had a busy week creating the central ideas and lines of inquiry which will drive the students exhibition investigations. All of these are now complete and the students are already deeply into research mode. This will be ongoing throughout  the whole exhibition process as it is the basis of all units.

They are also looking at how their lines of inquiry connect to the key concepts and how they can show that they are demonstrating not only the learner profile attributes but also the approaches to learning skills.

The exhibition process in Grade5 is an excellent opportunity for the students to demonstrate agency, by creating their own timeline and by pursuing their own research on an issue which interests them. However  they do need some guidance so this week they will be having their first mentor meetings. Please do ask them how these went and encourage them to keep up with their research but please remember that it is the student’s exhibition and they need to do it themselves.

Maths

Our fractions and decimal work was completed last week so this week we will be jumping back to statistics and graphing to connect this area of mathematics to exhibition before moving onto measurement.

Literacy

Last week we were  investigating how to identify quotes which will prove a particular point and this week we will be investigating different text types to see which ones will be the most useful to us in the exhibition process.

ECA’s

These will start this week. Please pick your child up promptly from these as we need to abide by  the safety measures.

Chinese New Year 

This will be celebrated on Friday 12th February. The community will be wearing red or chinese clothes on this day to celebrate so please encourage your child to do the same.

We started back well but in order to stay safe we still need to follow the guidelines below, please encourage your child to remember and take action on these important safety protocols.

  1. Masks will be worn at all times apart from when eating or drinking. This includes P.E lessons and when playing on the playground, including football.  Any child not wearing their mask properly after several warnings will be isolated, at playtimes and in the classroom, to avoid them creating a risk to others.
  2. Social distancing will happen.  Danger zones- include walking too closely on the stairs or using the incorrect stairway.
  3. Frequent hand sanitizing will take place. Sharing of equipment will be avoided but any which is shared will be cleaned between use. Parents, please sanitize your hands when picking up your child at the end of the day.
  4. Swimming will not happen for the first few weeks an extra P.E session will take its place.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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