Grade 5 Newsletter
SJI International Elementary School
Week 6: Monday 7th - Friday 11th September 2015
Tuesday September 15th from 3.30 - 5.30 pm
Wednesday September 16th from 5.30 - 7.30 pm
Friday 11th September - National Holiday (school closed)
14th September - Book Week. Book character dress up on Friday 18th.
Thursday 24th (National Holiday) and Friday 25th September - School Closed
ES Town Planning Meeting - Tuesday 6th October 8:00
Celebration of Learning - Tuesday 6th October 8:30 - 10:20 (Class slots tbc)
Next week's virtue of the week is:
In Writer's Workshop we have used our learning about historical references from our Immersion phase and started writing in earnest. Wow! Once we started, we couldn't stop! What was meant to be a paragraph turned into several, creativity and excellence shining through. We have also been exploring characters in detail and using the text as evidence to support our findings.
Next week we will begin to plan our own historical fiction piece, we can't wait! Please continue to read and discuss this genre at home and generate ideas and possibilities. Watch this space!
Before starting our new unit on mixed operations, we spent some time revising Unit 1's review carefully and consolidating our knowledge. We began our learning journey on Operations by examining the Mathematical Law of BODMAS. The children have enjoyed working through examples of calculations, reminding each other of the order and procedure. To end the week some children tested their new knowledge by challenging each other to a BODMAS game.
Research and reliability has been the theme this week. We have been increasing our knowledge using different evidence. Using a variety of sources helps to ensure reliability and accuracy. The children have developed a good understanding of the different features of rivers. They have linked the physical characteristics of rivers to human activities. Why, for example, is the upper river suitable for animal grazing but not growing crops? Throughout the week, the children have learnt about note taking and citing sources used. We have also reflected upon the learning so far and updated the knowledge harvest. The upcoming celebration of learning will give you an opportunity to find out more!
Homework Week 7
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