5H Weekly News

14th November 2015

Dear parents,

With only two weeks until Thanksgiving, we are busy in 5H. We have some events coming up, such as the Thanksgiving lunch, and Christmas service activities. Please look out for a separate email and Pagoda update about the service projects we will be participating in this year.

A few photos from the last two weeks...

The Week Ahead


We will be moving on to our next unit in math, in which we will study algebra. We will begin by learning that letters can be used to represent numbers, and we will also practice simplifying algebraic expressions.


In writing, we will finish the historical fiction stories that we began last week. We will move through the revising, editing, and publishing process more quickly than we did for our previous stories.


Moving forward with our novel study, we will make links with our social studies unit, and also do some more in-depth character analysis. Groups will continue to read their novels together, and we will make new personal goals for daily reading.

Social Studies

We will learn about the Boston Massacre this week. Students will have the opportunity to respond to this, in character, and express their feelings. We will explore the significance of the event, and how this affected the relationship between the soldiers and the colonists.

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Upcoming Events

19/20 November - BS Wind in the Willows performance (see above)

24th November - ES PTA Thanksgiving lunch (11:40-12:30 in 5H) Please see Sally Shim's sign-up for more information: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4fa5ab229-thanksgiving

30th November - Mini St. Andrew's Ball. Please see sign-up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pWHBx81O6Q8Aqr33cna_JsLfv9CAiJD717WHp9rNQY4/edit?pli=1#gid=0