Week 22nd -26th February

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Exhibition

Grade 5 was abuzz last week with students attending mentor meetings, meeting with Ms Cassie to plot their aproaches to learning skills, working with Mr Eric on the technical aspects of the exhibition and of course working on the expectations of their exhibition as well as their usual specialist sessions. The exhibition process encourages the students to be creative risk takers, to manage their time well and to collaborate. So far the majority of the students are taking this very seriously and are steaming ahead.

This week the students will have the opportunity of creating their exhibition art piece on Wednesday when they will be given the day to do this. They therefore need to be organised with all of their resources ready to start on Wednesday morning. We are looking forward to seeing the wide variety of artwork they produce!

Maths

Is fully contained within the Exhibiton process with students researching  data facts to use in their graphs about their chosen SDG.

Literacy is now embedded in the exhibition process, the students have been writing their own chosen text type to explain their issue to others incoporating their research into this.

Reading groups will continue as should reading at home. The students are also being encouraged to be aware of current affairs and to read and take note of any articles they can find which are connected to their exhibition inquiries.

ICT meeting

Thank you to all of you who have sent your children to school with their laptops. If anyone else would like to or who needs more information on this please follow the link above and fill in the required form to  accompany the laptop when it comes into school.

Grade 5 Parent Conferences

These conferences will now take place after the Grade 5 exhibition due to take place on 10th, 11th March so that teachers and students can reflect on this process. At this moment, due to Covid restrictions,the exhibitions for parents will take place online but it is hoped that the students will still be able to present face to face to other year groups.

Holiday 

The students will have a holiday on Thursday  25th and Friday 26th February ,this week. We have suggested to them that this is a great opportunity to catch up on any outstanding exhibition tasks and to take action, as summary videos will begin next week.

We are still striving to stay safe so we  need to follow the guidelines below, please encourage your child to remember and take action on these important safety protocols.

  1. Masks will be worn at all times apart from when eating or drinking. This includes P.E lessons and when playing on the playground, including football.  Any child not wearing their mask properly after several warnings will be isolated, at playtimes and in the classroom, to avoid them creating a risk to others.
  2. Social distancing will happen.  Danger zones- include walking too closely on the stairs or using the incorrect stairway.
  3. Frequent hand sanitizing will take place. Sharing of equipment will be avoided but any which is shared will be cleaned between use. Parents, please sanitize your hands when picking up your child at the end of the day.
  4. Swimming will not happen for the first few weeks an extra P.E session will take its place.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 7 15th – 18th February

What a lovely time we had celebrating the Chinese New Year.

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We made lanterns, donated money in our envelopes and hung these on the tree, found out about the traditions of the new year festival and learnt about  the origin story featuring the animals and the Jade emperor.

Exhibition

Everyone has been so busy investigating their Sustainable Development Goal. All students have now had their first mentor meeting and some have already emailed and received answers from their primary resource and experts, all of which is helping them to deepen their knowledge of their subject. This week the students will be looking into the data and graphs associated with their inquires and beginning to use their knowledge in a written text of their choosing.

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Maths 

For the next few weeks the students will be revisiting decimals in their attempt to understand these in realtion to measures  including length, capacity and volume.

Literacy is now embedded in the exhibition process, where the students will be writing in their own chosen text type to explain their issue to others. Reading groups will continue as should reading at home. The students are also being encouraged to be aware of current affairs and to read and take note of any articles they can find which are connected to their exhibition inquiries.

ICT meeting

Thank you to all parents who attended the meeting with Dr Puk on Monday about the use of student’s own laptops in school. Please find the link to the presentation above and also the link to the form which should be filled in prior to the students arriving with their laptops.

Grade 5 Parent Conferences

These conferences will now take place after the Grade 5 exhibition due to take place on 10th, 11th March so that teachers and students can reflect on this process. At this moment, due to Covid restrictions,the exhibitions for parents will take place online but it is hoped that the students will still be able to present face to face to other year groups.

We are still striving to stay safe so we  need to follow the guidelines below, please encourage your child to remember and take action on these important safety protocols.

  1. Masks will be worn at all times apart from when eating or drinking. This includes P.E lessons and when playing on the playground, including football.  Any child not wearing their mask properly after several warnings will be isolated, at playtimes and in the classroom, to avoid them creating a risk to others.
  2. Social distancing will happen.  Danger zones- include walking too closely on the stairs or using the incorrect stairway.
  3. Frequent hand sanitizing will take place. Sharing of equipment will be avoided but any which is shared will be cleaned between use. Parents, please sanitize your hands when picking up your child at the end of the day.
  4. Swimming will not happen for the first few weeks an extra P.E session will take its place.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 6 8th -15th February

So glad to be back!

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As you can see from the photos above we are all glad to be learning again on the school campus.

We have had a busy week creating the central ideas and lines of inquiry which will drive the students exhibition investigations. All of these are now complete and the students are already deeply into research mode. This will be ongoing throughout  the whole exhibition process as it is the basis of all units.

They are also looking at how their lines of inquiry connect to the key concepts and how they can show that they are demonstrating not only the learner profile attributes but also the approaches to learning skills.

The exhibition process in Grade5 is an excellent opportunity for the students to demonstrate agency, by creating their own timeline and by pursuing their own research on an issue which interests them. However  they do need some guidance so this week they will be having their first mentor meetings. Please do ask them how these went and encourage them to keep up with their research but please remember that it is the student’s exhibition and they need to do it themselves.

Maths

Our fractions and decimal work was completed last week so this week we will be jumping back to statistics and graphing to connect this area of mathematics to exhibition before moving onto measurement.

Literacy

Last week we were  investigating how to identify quotes which will prove a particular point and this week we will be investigating different text types to see which ones will be the most useful to us in the exhibition process.

ECA’s

These will start this week. Please pick your child up promptly from these as we need to abide by  the safety measures.

Chinese New Year 

This will be celebrated on Friday 12th February. The community will be wearing red or chinese clothes on this day to celebrate so please encourage your child to do the same.

We started back well but in order to stay safe we still need to follow the guidelines below, please encourage your child to remember and take action on these important safety protocols.

  1. Masks will be worn at all times apart from when eating or drinking. This includes P.E lessons and when playing on the playground, including football.  Any child not wearing their mask properly after several warnings will be isolated, at playtimes and in the classroom, to avoid them creating a risk to others.
  2. Social distancing will happen.  Danger zones- include walking too closely on the stairs or using the incorrect stairway.
  3. Frequent hand sanitizing will take place. Sharing of equipment will be avoided but any which is shared will be cleaned between use. Parents, please sanitize your hands when picking up your child at the end of the day.
  4. Swimming will not happen for the first few weeks an extra P.E session will take its place.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 5 1st- 5th February

Great News!

Wellcome back to on campus learning!

We are so excited by the prospect of a return to the school campus on Monday. The children cheered in the google meets session when this information was revealed so I am sure they will  be ready to learn in a more face to face manner on Monday.

However we do still need to remain safe theirfore

  1. Masks will be worn at all times apart from when eating or drinking. This includes P.E lessons and when playing on the playground, including football.  Any child not wearing their mask properly after several warnings will be isolated, at playtimes and in the classroom, to avoid them creating a risk to others.
  2. Social distancing will happen.  Danger zones- include walking too closely on the stairs or using the incorrect stairway.
  3. Frequent hand sanitizing will take place. Sharing of equipment will be avoided but any which is shared will be cleaned between use. Parents, please sanitize your hands when picking up your child at the end of the day.
  4. Swimming will not happen for the first few weeks an extra P.E session will take its place.
  5. Please ensure that your child returns their Learning packs with reading books, whiteboard, erasers, pens, Maths booklets and any work they have completed on paper on Monday. These will be used in the classroom to avoid sharing equipment.

Last week

This was an important week in the exhibition process as it saw the students deciding on their investigation. From the decisions they made we are very keen to witness their investigations and to see their learning evolve.

We will be reviewing the fractions unit this week to ensure all students have a good grasp of these concepts.

Literacy is now very linked to the Exhibition process with note taking and the citing of resources as well as learning how to identify key quotes being the major, current features of this.

Thank you to all parents who attended the meeting on Wednesday however if you should have any questions please email your child’s class teacher. They will get back to you as soon as they can but please bear in mind that they will be undertaking face to face teaching at different times during the day.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 25th- 29th January

Week 4 25th-29th January

In week 3 of remote learning the students investigated their own feelings and thoughts about some sensitive issues deciding how they would rank these, as well as matching these with the United Nations’s SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals ). This investigation will help pinpoint their interests for the exhibition itself.

In Maths, the students learnt how fractions can be added and subtracted. This week we will be looking at multiplying and dividing fractions before we move onto investigating the relationships between fractions and decimals.

After writing very powerful persuasive letters the students are now moving onto learning the skills which they will need to use in the exhibition process, this week the art of note taking and citing resources correctly.

Please see the attached ‘Weekly planner’ and the ‘What you will need ahead‘ documents. Children will get their Daily remote learning plan on google classroom every day. Thank you to all parents who atteded the parent’s meeting on Wednesday and asked their questions. For those that could not, a summary of what was said appears here.

Planner January 25th- 29th (1).docx

Friday Jan 22nd What I Need For Next Week

Parent meeting notes & PYPX (1) (1)

Please take note of the Art in particular in the ‘What you need’ doc as some of the materials the students need will need to be sourced ahead of time.

Ms June mentioned that there was an interest to have students have a social time twice a week so we are opening a Google Meets session on Mondays from 11.10- 11.30  and  for G5B and C  Wednesday 9.30 -9.50. G5 A will be doing theirs second session on Friday break 9.30-9.50. One of the G5 staff members will be there during the 20 minute social session. The joining link is the same used for your child’s Google classroom.

Library

Please ensure to visit the library webpage here for more activities of all sorts available for you and your child.

https://sites.google.com/edu.kis.ac.th/library/

All  G5 students are using Google Classroom as the main learning platform.

Here is a short tutorial to teach how to  Navigate through Multiple Google Classrooms.

Please keep checking the Grade 5 blog as all information will appear there. There will also be a parent meeting on Wednesdays at 10.30. We will send you the link on the day.

If you should have any questions please email your child’s class teacher. They will get back to you as soon as they can but please bear in mind that they will be undertaking face to face teaching at different times during the day.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 3 18th- 22nd January

What a great week we had last week!

What with investigating what an exhibition is and writing persuasive texts as well as introducing our work on Fractions. The students did a wonderful job staying engaged and it was lovely to see their smiling faces each morning in the google meets.

Please see the attached ‘Weekly planner’ and the ‘What you will need ahead‘ documents. As per this week, children will get their Daily remote learning Plan on google classroom every day.

Please take note of the Art in particular in the ‘What you need’ doc.

Ms June mentioned that there was an interest to have students have a social time once a week so we are opening a Google Meets session on Mondays from 11.10- 11.30 for each grade 5 class. One of the G5 staff members will be there during the 20 minute social session. The joining link is the same used for your child’s Google classroom.

Library

Please ensure to visit the library webpage here for more activities of all sorts available for you and your child.

https://sites.google.com/edu.kis.ac.th/library/

 

Counselling with Ms. Alex

Here is a blog post link with resources for parents on how to support your child at home during remote learning, and how to manage parenting stress during a lockdown.

https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/counselor/

 

All  G5 students are using Google Classroom as the main learning platform.

Here is a short tutorial to teach how to  Navigate through Multiple Google Classrooms.

Please keep checking the Grade 5 blog as all information will appear there. There will also be a parent meeting on Wednesdays at 10.30. We will send you the link on the day.

 

If you should have any questions please email your child’s class teacher. They will get back to you as soon as they can but please bear in mind that they will be undertaking face to face teaching at different times during the day.

 

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

The Grade 5 Team

 

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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Week 11th-15th January

Firstly, Happy New Year!

 

As you are well aware, the beginning of this term  is not what we had hoped for, however we are flexible and ready for this type of situation.  A big thank you for all of the parent support we have received and the patience you are showing with a difficult situation. So just a few housekeeping notes for you to consider now.

 

1) Daily Morning Routines

Students start at 7:50 to watch a short video recording of instructions for the day. Then, at 8am, students have a live video conference/help desk for 40 minutes, except for Friday when it is later in the day, where we deliver the tasks, answer questions and catch-up together. Please help your children to ensure their headsets and microphones work on their computers. We are using Google Meets exclusively as it is the best means through which to do our live sessions. Please test this with your children.

 

2) Schedules

All three classes have virtually the same weekly schedule as semester 1.

You can find your G5 Weekly Remote Learning Schedule here

G5 Remote Learning Schedule (1)

3) Planners

You will be receiving a weekly planner on Fridays which describes the learning engagements throughout the week. Please see attachment below.

Planner January 11th -15th.docx

Your child will receive a daily planner on the google classroom to help them manage their learning each day.

 

4) What you need for next week

A short one page document entailing what is needed for the following week is also included in our Friday emails to you. Please see attachment below.

G5 Friday 8th Jan What I Need For Next Week

5) Library

Please ensure to visit the library webpage here for more activities of all sorts available for you and your child.

https://sites.google.com/edu.kis.ac.th/library/

 

6) Counselling with Ms. Alex

Here is a blog post link with resources for parents on how to support your child at home during remote learning, and how to manage parenting stress during a lockdown. 

https://klearning.ict.kis.ac.th/kblog/counselor/

 

All  G5 students are using Google Classroom as the main learning platform.

Here is a short tutorial to teach how to  Navigate through Multiple Google Classrooms.

Please keep checking the Grade 5 blog as all information will appear there. There will also be a parent meeting on Wednesdays at 10.30. We will send you the link on the day.

 

If you should have any questions please email your child’s class teacher. They will get back to you as soon as they can but please bear in mind that they will be undertaking face to face teaching at different times during the day.

 

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you stay safe and healthy.

 The Grade 5 Team

 

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

 

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6th-8th January

Dear parents and students

Welcome to grade 5 Semester 2… and Happy New Year.
We hope this finds you well despite the disappointment of us being instructed to begin the new year with remote learning!  We will survive- do not worry! We have experience with online PYPX now so it will be a great experience even if not the one you may have envisioned.  Hopefully we can return to School face to face soon and have a great combination of online and synchronous learning in the meantime.
Our full schedule is being worked out currently and specialist classes will begin on Monday.  We will send this schedule to your email and place it here on the blog each Friday.
 For today we will have a zoom meeting with all students at 10.30 this morning please look at your email addresses or google classroom for today’s link. We hope to see you all there.
We are gathering resources together to send home and these will be available as per Ms June’s letter from 7.50- 4pm on Thursday 7th January. Included in the pack will be a white board, pen and eraser (which will need to be returned to school) and a reading book for January.
We will meet with parents once a week and we will have a student help desk scheduled each day. Please check the schedule for these times on Friday.
Each morning one of the G5 teachers will have both a recorded message to read at 7.50 and a live introduction to the day at 8am.  Children can then have the option of watching it live or the recording- or both!  classes will begin as per the school  timetable at 8.10
For the remainder of this week, the classroom teachers will be organising all lessons.

 

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End of term 1

What a lovely way to start the last week of term 1.

The singing as a whole, socially distanced primary school of White Christmas was a great addition to the week. Ey1 were amazing ringing their bells for jingle bells and all Grade 5 looked awesome in their Christmas hats.

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A thank you from Ms June

Please see the attached letter

Grade 6 Play

Grade 5 were lucky enough to be invited to the Grade 6 play on Wednesday. A greek play brought up to date with some very funny lines and some great performances. We Thank grade 6 and Mr Bastian for inviting us. In the students words the play was  entertaining, fantastic, great, interesting and gorgeous.

Winter Party

The students chose  which room they wanted to spend time in on Wednesday afternoon. Games was in one, watching films and Christmas crafts in the others. All students seemed to have a good time and the food was very tasty. Thanks to the class parents reps for organising this.

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End of term 1 Assembly

What a variety of talent was on show at the end of term assembly on Friday. Students sang, played instruments, rapped, amazed us with their insightfull predictions and even had debates with each other. We hope you enjoyed the assembly. Please follow the link if you would like to watch again.

The sad part of the last day was having to say goodbye to Ms Nitcharee who has been an awesome EAL and we are very sad to see her go off to America. However we have wished her well, asked her to keep in touch and told her that we would love to see her when she comes back for a holiday.

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Finally we, as teachers, would like to thank you all, for your support this term and for our lovely gifts. We would like to wish you a lovely seasonal time with your families. We look forward to welcoming all the students back on the 6th January.

Have a great holiday everyone!

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

 

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14th-18th December

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?

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A thank you from Ms June

Please see the attached letter

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.

Sports Day

Sports Day 2020 was a great success with all our students showing determination, fair play …. and plenty of spirit! Click the link here to see the photos! https://www.mrbenspehub.com/ugs-pe-blog

UOI

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.

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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.

Literacy

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.

Reading

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.

Numeracy

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 alex.sh@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Carole carole.pa@edu.kis.ac.th

Mrs Rachel rachello@edu.kis.ac.th

Mr Nic nicholasm@edu.kis.ac.th

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