If you had walked into grade 5 this week you may have been surprised to see balloon being blown, s’mores being cooked and windmills turning but it has all been in the name of experimenting. The students have been challenged to use their knowledge of energy and states of matter and how these change to create an experiment. Working in pairs, small groups and individually they have creatively risen to the challenge with an abundance and variety of experiments. We are looking forward to more of these next week.
In Maths, we have been investigating averages and how these help us to interpret data, this continues next week.
In Literacy, we are moving away from persuasion texts towards creating narrative texts with mood and atmosphere in these, showing not telling.
The next two weeks may be close to the end of the term but they will be as busy as ever and we do expect students to continue with their reading ,IXL maths and homework assignments. However as an end of term treat grade 5 will be having an end of term party on the afternoon of Wednesday 11th December. We would really appreciate any gifts of food that you feel you could provide for this.
Staying with the Holiday theme please take time to read the excerpts below to see how you could help children in need!
Christmas gift donations- see the Christmas tree in the PYP atrium for gift tags.
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.
Residential permission slip to be returned by 4th December
School closed in remembrance HM King Bhumibol’s birthday 5th December
Christmas gift donations by 6th December
Grade 5 Party Wednesday 11th December
End of term 1 13th December, 11.30am