Grade 5 Newsletter
SJI International Elementary School
Summer Term Week 5 Monday 2nd - Friday 6th May 2016
Check out our gallery at the end of the newsletter.
Our new Language Arts unit has begun and we are excited to be starting a new genre. We began the week by defining what we mean by a myth, legend and folk tale. We shared some of our favourites and it was wonderful to listen to stories from different cultures across the class.
The number of stories which fall into this category is vast and incredibly diverse. We have therefore carefully selected a small range of stories to study in depth. After reading the stories in pairs we analysed the texts carefully focusing on settings, characters, author’s craft and themes. We presented our findings to the class. We revisited our definitions and decided whether each story was a myth, legend or folk tale.
Next week we will study ‘The Legend of King Arthur’ in detail and plan and write our own versions of this famous story.
Read or Watch some famous Legends from around the world. Which parts do you think were real? Which parts are exaggerated?
This week in mathematics we have been introducing four-sided figures. We have been looking at shapes to recognise properties that each of these shapes possess. We were able to identify and name a parallelogram, rhombus and trapezium. We then cut out a few shapes to help us state the properties and to work with these shapes to find unknown angles using the properties we had learnt of a parallelogram, rhombus and trapezium. We also will be sending home a review on percentages so please look out for it and celebrate what went well.
Grade 5 Acc
This week, we have completed our unit on 4 sided figures. We have learnt to apply the various geometrical properties such as corresponding angles and consecutive interior angles in solving problems involving quadrilaterals. Our class completed a quiz and a test, so look out for these coming home to celebrate what went well. Next week, we will be moving on to Average.
Next week we will be learning about magnetic forces. We think it's going to be positive-ly exciting!
Watch this short video to learn more about density and the forces of floating and sinking. It is a little challenging - don't worry you don't need to know any formulas.
Next week's Virtue of the Week is: Tact
Dates for the Diary
Olympic Star UES Visit - Wednesday, May 11th at 8 am
Mufti Day - Thursday May 12th
Founders Day - Friday May 13th (School finishes at 12.20 pm)
Grade 4 - 6 Sports Day at Clementi - May 18th from 8.30 am
Cinema Under the Stars - Friday, May 20th
Grade 5 Fairground Exit Point - Thursday, June 16th
End of term - Friday June 17th (12:20 pm)
This week has seen the end of our swimming block culminating in the Fantastic swim Galas for G1-6. Well done to everyone! Please note that all classes (with the exception of those below will now revert back to double land PE until the end of term). There will be NO further express swimming classes.
G5SGe are now on their swimming block, which will continue on Thursdays at 1pm until the end of term:
Swimming Gala Gallery
The 25m Freestyle Medal Winners
Bronze - Lauren, Benilde
Silver - Paige, Benilde
Gold - Sage, Jaime
The 50m Freestyle Champions
Bronze- Ned, Miguel
Silver - Gavin, Benilde
Gold- Max, Benilde .
The Champions of the day..... Mutien House!