Grade 5 Newsletter
SJI International Elementary, Singapore
Week 16 Christmas Term: 23rd - 27th November 2015
The last of the auditions have finally been completed and we can't decide what we are most impatient for; the cast list announcement or Christmas day!
We have had another impressive week of learning in IPC. Our class timelines are complete and really demonstrate how much our research skills have improved this term.
Following the success of our written newspaper articles in Language Arts, we have turned our attention to creating a newsreel. It is important to plan camera shots carefully so this week we have learnt about the different types of shots and the impact they can have on the audience. We were able to discuss some of our favourite movie scenes and think about the importance of the angle and position of the camera.
We have also looked at the technique of storyboarding in preparation for writing our scripts next week. It will be fun to watch our finished products across the Grade when they are complete!
This week in Writer's Workshop we completed the publication of our News Reports and we are really proud of our successes! Celebrating our work and sharing our articles has been a lovely way of acknowledging our learning and progress.
We then moved on to storyboards, as we are making a short television news clip using our knowledge of the History of Singapore learnt recently in our Time Tunnel unit. Next week we will be work collaboratively to storyboard our news stories, making sure that we also consider camera angles for emotion and effect (which we have been looking at this week during IPC).
The end of term test will be fed back to the children next week in order to make individual targets for term 2.
Virtue of the Week
Thankfulness is being grateful for what you have. It is an attitude of gratitude for learning, loving and being. It is appreciating the little things which happen around you and within you every day. It is having a sense of wonder about the beauty of this world. It is being aware of the gifts in your life.
Homework Week 17
We decided on $20 as the ballpark figure for the gifts. Please can you ensure that all presents have the name clearly labelled. We will exchange these on the last day, if your child is not going to be here please let the class teacher know.
We are also going to allow the children to watch a DVD as a treat at the end of the week. It is very difficult to find Universal ratings these days and so we will be allowing PG too. The children will be allowed to choose which movie they would like to watch with a different one being screened in each G5 room.
If you would prefer your child to watch the Universal option please let your class teacher know.
The children are allowed to bring in small treats to share during our last morning if they wish.