Year 5 Weekly Update
Thursday 30th April 2015
The children made a great effort with all their colourful and cultural national clothing today...well done Year 5! As a school, Beacon Hill have so far raised nearly $30,000 and still counting! The donations will be going to UNICEF to help support those affected by the Nepal Earthquake.
Year 6 Action Week: 5th - 8th May
A reminder that the Year 6's will be hosting their very first Exhibition Action Week. All groups have planned a variety of human rights activities for your child(ren). There will be a bake sale on Tuesday May 5th as well as gender discrimination, cyber safety workshops and various talks and petitions. So please, remember to bring in some money to support the food poverty group and talk to your child(ren) about the action they have been involved in.
5B - Roberta Mak
For demonstrating creativity and imagination whilst designing her energy machine. Great job Roberta!
5A - Jessica Tapley
For her sportsmanship and team efforts during sports day. Great job Jessica!
5D - Nikhil Laungani
For his caring attitude to others and for being a supportive class member throughout the year. Well done Nikhil!
5B - Roberta Mak
UOI - How the World Works
Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works
Central Idea: Energy exits in different forms and is generated and used in different ways.
Lines of Inquiry:
Transformation and transference of energy
Renewable and non-renewable energy
- The ways in which we conserve energy
Concepts: Function and Connection
This week we finished off our energy science rotations. The students explored electrical circuits, potential vs kinetic energy, fruit as a energy source and the conduction of thermal energy. Through these rotations the students have gained an understanding of how energy works and more specifically transformation of different energy forms. Next week the children will continue researching, investigating energy sources and will begin to plan an animation.
This week in our flexible number groups, we will continue our work on the four operations. Each group will experience more problem solving using the four operations.
Next week the children will work through their strand unit on Time, specifically looking at elapsed time and reading and interpreting complex timetables.
Homework this week
This week's homework:
The children have been tasked to research more about energy using the brainpop videos (remember to type 'energy' into the search bar to locate the different videos in brainpop).
Your teacher has given you the research sheet to record your notes from the video and specific instructions to complete the task.
The research will be used to build knowledge and for when the children share their learning towards the end of the unit.
Dates for your diary
Other important dates:
Friday 1st May - Public Holiday - School Closed
Monday 4th May - BHS CPD day - School Closed
Tuesday 5th May- Bake Sale - Year 6 exhibition food poverty group
Monday 18th May - SEN parent presentation “Trust Life’s Journey”
Tuesday 12th May to Thursday 14th May - Year 5 trips to EMSD