Wednesday 1st December – Sports day ( the students will need to wear their house t -shirts on that day.) The schedule will be shared nearer the day.
Monday 6th December – School closed
Friday 17th December – last day of Term 1
Unit of inquiry
The migration presentations, for many, this week were very successful. However all students have identified areas in which they can improve in readiness for their exhibitions next term.
We have also started our new unit of inquiry based upon the transdisciplinary theme of ‘Sharing the Planet.’ We will be looking into the attributes which make someone a Global Citizen. Investigating first, the different parts of the transdisciplinary theme- looking into the sharing of finite resources, peace and conflict, community relationships and equal opportunities.
This week the students have been reflecting on what they have learnt this term and how they can communicate this in writing and images through their portfolios. Next week the focus will be on paragraphing, the how and the why of including these in our writing.
Differing multiplication strategies have been the focus of our Numeracy sessions this week with the students learning the different methods and applying these to appropriate problems. They have then shared their knowledge with others explaining both the methods and why they felt it was best suited for the problem. This investigation will be extended to include division strategies next week.
“Virtual Parent Book Club 2021
Upon parent request, Ms. Alex will be running another Parent Book Club this school year. The Book Club will be virtual, and open to all. In order to gather information regarding parent interest and availability, Ms. Alex would like to ask parents to fill out a Google Form (link here). If you are interested in joining the Virtual Parent Book Club this year, please fill this form out by November 26th.”
School Counselor Ms Alex
Please take a look at the Ms Alex’s (Counselor) blog it has some really interesting reports on how you can help your child when working online and also with the upcoming return to campus.Counselor’s Blog
If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.
The Grade 5 Team
G5A Carole Parker firstname.lastname@example.org
G5B Martyn Svendsen email@example.com
G5C Nic Monnin firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Ning, Ms Kaew, Ms Pinn