Year 5 Newsletter
Term 1 - Friday 18th September 2015
Welcome to the Year 5 Newsletter
A big thank you to all the parents who joined us for the 'Meet the Teacher' evening last week. It was wonderful to meet so many of you.
A reminder that the newsletter will be published every 2 weeks on a Friday. A link will be emailed to parents using the gateway details so please keep your email etc up-to-date.
Unit of Inquiry
Our first unit this year is under the theme 'Who We Are'.
Central Idea: Understanding how we learn helps us to take more responsibility.
Lines of Inquiry: An inquiry into...
different ways of learning (responsibility, trust)
how behaviours affect thinking and learning (function, self-regulation)
- our responsibilities as learners (reflection, perseverance)
This week we created a huge Year 5 representation of which SMARTS we are by taking a photograph of us organised into the different groups (see above). Thank you for taking part in our homework interview. It has been interesting finding out which SMARTS you all are and whether they connect with the job you do!
Year 5 are using the date cycle to help us Collect, Organise, Represent and Interpret data (CORI). We have been gathering and organsising data on what type of leaner we are using the SMARTS and VARK models. The students will be taught different ways of representing their data (eg. bar graphs, line graphs, simple pie charts) and think about reflecting on this information and drawing conclusions.
International Day of Peace
During our Friday afternoon session, the Year 5 students had an opportunity to reflect on how lucky we are to live in a peaceful country and think about others around the world who are not as fortunate. The students were given five 'peace activity' options to take part in (of which they could choose one):
- creating Human Rights dove art
- writing a peace poem
- making a stress ball
- working in group to create a peaceable being
- creating a symbol and a poster for peace
They thoroughly enjoyed these activities and produced some lovely creative work!
LEAP (Life Education Activity Programme)
Additionally, Mr Luck set homework at the beginning of the year that has still not been completed by some of the students. Here is what he has asked for:
Please prepare for our Central Idea discussion by completing the form below:
There are only three questions.
To describe what is Adventure Challenge.
- 28th September - school closed - Public Holiday
- 1st October - school closed - Public Holiday
- 2nd October - school closed - CPD Day
- 7th October - Bake Sale - 5K, 5B, 5D
- 14th October - Bake Sale - 5A and 5S
- 19th - 23rd October - HALF TERM HOLIDAY