This week has seen the end of our sharing the planet unit based upon climate change and the introduction of our How the world works unit on energy. The students, however have spent the week examining the many connections between to the two units especially in consideration of the use of fossil fuels and the introduction of renewable energy sources. Next week, we will begin to look at the science behind how these energies are created and transferred and how, using the scientific method, we can record our experiments.
It was so lovely this week seeing many of the students dress in traditional Thai costumes for Loy Kratong having made some brilliantly creative Kratongs in their classes.
We have now come to the end of our time area of study in Maths and have moved onto data handling which complements our unit very well. as we find the data in our science investigation and experiments we can learn how to organise and present these facts to a wider audience in our Maths sessions.
In literacy we will are still learning about being persuasive both verbally and in a written form. Watch out for some of the tactics being learnt in class being used with you in the home environment!
After some discussion, the teachers have all decided that the main focus for this half term across all lessons is to be reading for understanding. Which means more reading will be taking place in the classrooms with much discussion and answering of questions about this reading. We are also strongly encouraging the students to read more at home and to discuss their reading with their parents, friends or siblings. This will promote their learning throughout the curriculum. Questions they could be asking themselves or having others ask them are linked here.
Day trip– we are very much looking forward to our first trip out with the student’s on Wednesday. Please ensure that the permission slip has been completed.
Ever given a secret Santa gift? Want to give one this year to someone who will really appreciate it? Please read the message below from Mr Zack in Grade 4
Books for birthdays
Ms Lindsay and Ms Earth would like parents to donate books to the library instead of having cakes for a child’s birthday. The gift of reading will be passed on by this gift,many times over. Please try to support this initiative.
Residential trip. This is sure to be a rewarding learning experience for all the children. Please return Confirmation letter and Medical form as soon a possible. Any questions please feel free to contact us.
G5 trip to Sunny Bang Chak 20th November
Non-uniform day to raise funds for PAWS 22nd November
Residential permission slip to be returned by 4th December
School closed in remembrance HM King Bhumibol’s birthday 5th December
End of term 1 13th December, 12.00