Year 5 Weekly Update
Friday 16th January 2015
Congratulations to Miss Burley who had a healthy baby girl on Monday afternoon! Both mum and daughter, Elliott, are doing really well. Pictures to follow soon.
This week the children have experienced more science investigation using the steps involved in the scientific cycle. These include the water cycle, the ocean currents and water filtration. Please ask your child(ren) about their learning.
Next week the Year 5's will be going to the Water Resource Centre in Mongkok. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about water usage in our local environment. A reminder that individual classes will be going on the following days:
5D - Monday
5B - Tuesday
5A - Wednesday
Each class will be back in time for lunch.
5A - Kaden Lam
For being a reflective inquirer during our science experiments on water. Good job Kaden!
5D - Jasmine Kwok
For her dedication and enthusiasm towards the science experiments in class. Well done Jasmine!
Paul Melsom conservation work
Next week in our number groups we will beginning our unit on 'Fractions, Decimals and Percentages'.
Homework this week
This week's homework:
In preparation for next weeks independent inquiries, we would like the children to begin researching on one of the following areas:
- Distribution & availability of usable water (e.g. water supply & access around the World)
- Responsibilities regarding water (e.g. pollution, conservation)
- How water changes (e.g. water cycle)
We would like your research to be included on a Google Doc and shared with your teacher (5B - please wait for Ms MacDonald to update you on her email address next week).
Dates for your diary
Other important dates:
Monday 19th January - 5D trip to the Water Resource Centre
Tuesday 20th January - 5B trip to the Water Resource Centre
Tuesday 20th January - Year 5 Parents' Mathematics workshop 7:30pm
Wednesday 21st January - 5A trip to the Water Resource Centre
Tuesday 10th February - Year 5 PTA pizza lunch