It is hard to believe that we are on the final week of Term one. It has been a long term with many events and a great deal of learning taken place in grade 5. Can you remember which photos connect to which events?
A thank you from Ms June
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End of term assembly
The grade 5 assembly will take place at 11am on Friday 18th December in the auditorium. The students have been practising hard so we are looking foward to seeing you all there, as our final farewell to the term.
The students spent last week, designing, preparing and undertaking their science experiments to show changes in state and that they could follow the scientific process. The results were pretty explosive but lots was learnt about how to undertake an experiment and how not to.
Three units have been investigated and reflected on this term. How we learn, migration and energy all of which have allowed the students to hone their skills in readiness for our first unit next term which will lead to the grade 5 exhibition, which this year will be held over several days in the second week of March.
The students have been encouraged to be persuasive in many different areas this week. Persuading others to value the energy sources they favoured,that pets should be kept and convincing us that their choices for the christmas party were valid. We will continue with this after the break.
It is really important the students keep up their reading over the holiday. Try to encourage them by modelling reading yourselves and by asking them some of the questions on our list. To help with this we have included a list of sample questions here please feel free to choose different questions each week and to ask extra questions too.
Averages such as mean, mode, median and range have been our focus for the last few weeks with the students using the skills they have learnt with these and their graphing investigations to persuade with statistics.
Grade 5 party
This will take place on Wednesday 16th , the students will be allowed to bring party clothes to change into after lunch, lots of sparkle please!
Grade 5 Puberty Open Forum
Over the last two weeks of Term 1, and the first two weeks of Term 2. Ms. Alex will be hosting an open forum for grade 5 boys and girls, separately. These open forums will be held during afternoon break and last period 1x/week. Students are welcome to come at any point and ask puberty related questions.
As the Grade 5 teachers will teach a whole unit on Transition, including puberty, at the end of the school year; these forums are not set up as formal lessons.They are set up to answer student’s immediate questions about puberty, and to address any misconceptions they might have.
If students ask questions which go beyond the basics of puberty and their changing bodies, I will refer them to their parents. Please note, these forums are optional, and it is not mandatory for students to attend. It is merely an opportunity for students who are ‘ready’ for these conversations to enter a safe and supportive space where they can ask questions and discuss what they know.
Several books on puberty from the library will be made available to students who are interested in inquiring into the topic of puberty more deeply. These include the “What’s Happening to me?” girls edition and boys edition. If you are interested in buying a copy for your child to have at home, you can buy them at the Kinokuniya book store.
This forum was inspired by the many students who expressed an interest in asking questions about puberty and discussing this topic with their peers in a safe and supportive environment. However, if you do not want your child to participate in any of these forums, please inform their homeroom teacher.
If you have any follow up questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Alex at email@example.com
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