- 30th May G5C Transition day to the MYP
- 31st May G5A Transition day to the MYP
- 1st June G5B Transition day to the MYP
- 25th May 8.30 am -G5 Graduation- Auditorium
- 3rd June -School closed
- 10th June – Last day of term 3
The students have been working hard to create a graduation celebration, to take place on Wednesday 25th at 8.30 in the morning. Please see the invitations below.
Please make sure that you have submitted your atk tests on Sunday. We will be allowing the audience into the auditorium from 8.15 as we aim to start promptly at 8.30. We would love to see you all there.
It was so lovely to welcome parents into the classroom on Monday to talk with your child about their progress so far and the goals they have for the future. We hope this was as rewarding for you as it was for us. Please ask your children to show you any of the prepared pieces of learning that they did not have time to share in the meeting to continue the conversation.
Body Safety Workshop- boys
Last week the girls had their workshop with Ms Alex this week it was the turn of the boys. Please see Ms Alex’s message below.
It is important for children to know what it means to keep their body safe, especially their private parts. During the Body Safety Workshops, Ms. Alex talks to students about the names they have for their private parts, how to keep them safe, and what to do if they feel unsafe. This is all done using age appropriate language, and the students are encouraged to practice non-verbal and verbal communication strategies to establish safe boundaries for their own bodies. They learn to find pride and power in using their voice to stand up for themselves and others, and are reminded of the support resources that are available to them at all times. By the end of the workshop, students often express a sense of personal strength and agency. It is very possible that this workshop will spark your child’s curiosity about their own body, and the bodies of others. It is not unusual for your child to come home and ask you questions about their bodies, the differences between boys and girls, and what this all means. Please do take the time to talk to your child about body safety and any other related topics they might bring up. It is always best to answer their questions honestly as this will prevent confusion and misunderstandings. It will also ensure an open line of communication, and your child will be more likely to come to you if they ever feel unsafe. If you are not sure how to answer a particular question, you might say “I am not sure how to answer that question right now, can I give you the answer tomorrow?” You are then more than welcome to reach out to me for advice on how to move forward.
Unit of inquiry
This week we have been looking at identity online, how to keep safe, how to be aware of clickbait and gender stereotyping and cyberbullying to ensure that the identity which is being portrayed to the world is the one we want it to be.
Next week the students will inquire in-depth into identity and the changes which happen during puberty. Both the Physical and emotional changes of puberty will be investigated, this will feature the correct names for body parts and their function and will also focus on the emotional changes which the influx of hormones can promote. If you have any concerns about this please do reach out to your child’s teacher.
As we finish our mini unit on poetry the students are becoming more aware of the techniques associated with performing these to an audience, including changing the pace, volume and tone of voices and keeping good eye contact with the audience.
Next week we will return to our investigation into magazines. The students will be taking on different roles in order to publish their own magazine.
The students will be continuing their investigation into shapes both 2d and 3d and also inquiring into symmetry both reflective and rotational and tessellation.
The school council members and House leaders have been busy again this week. Please read their newsletter pyp website.
If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher on the addresses below.
The Grade 5 Team
G5A Carole Parker email@example.com
G5B Martyn Svendsen firstname.lastname@example.org
G5C Nic Monnin email@example.com
Ms Ning, Ms Kaew, Ms Pinn