Monday 18th June – Public Holiday, have a great Dragon Boat Day,
Tuesday 19th June – Bake Sale….pls bring in some coins to buy some tasty treats
Monday 25th June – End of year reports go live on The Gateway
Monday 25th June – Class swaps day, the children will get to meet their new teacher
Friday 29th June – Last day of school, 12pm finish. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
When is it safe for Kids to Use Deodorant?
Most kids need to begin using a deodorant when they are going through puberty. Some kids, however, do have noticeable body odor and need to use a deodorant every day even before they start puberty.
Noticing the First Signs of Puberty
Since body odor is linked to puberty, it is important to determine if your kids have started puberty already. Keep in mind that girls typically start puberty between the ages of 8 and 13 years, while boys start when they are between 9 and 14 years.
Controlling Body Odor
If your child is not starting puberty but has a strong body odor, there are ways you can help the child control any odors beyond just using deodorant. It’s important to teach your child personal hygiene basics, including:
- Bathing daily—in the morning, if possible
- Showering after sports or other sweat-inducing activities
- Washing all parts of the body, including the armpits, genitals, and feet when they take a bath or shower
- Wearing clean underwear, socks, and clothes every day
- Buying loose-fitting cotton clothing, which may help the child sweat less
- Watching the child’s diet to see if something they are eating, like garlic, onions, or spicy food is causing or contributing to their body odor.
You might also change the brand of soap your child uses or consider using an antibacterial deodorant soap
Deodorants for Pre-Teens
If these tips don’t stop your child’s body odor, you may want to introduce your child to using deodorant. Since there aren’t many deodorants that are designed for children at this age, you might consider using one that is marketed for pre-teens or teens.
It is not necessary to use a natural deodorant as most deodorants do not contain any harmful ingredients. Some people are concerned about the aluminum content in antiperspirant, but studies have shown little risk associated with using products containing aluminum on your skin. But if you are concerned about the contents in antiperspirant, try using a natural product or just a deodorant.
Reference : https://www.verywellfamily.com/starting-to-use-deodorant-2634486
Stationery – As we continue our final term please take time to check your stationery supplies. A number of students are missing whiteboard pens and erasers and glue and we would appreciate if these supplies could be replenished.
PE Days – as we begin our swimming block the children will have one P.E lesson with Mr Teahan and one swimming lesson. Children should wear their P.E kit on these days (Thursday is a swimming day for all Y5)
5F – Wednesday and Thursday
5C – Monday and Thursday
5D – Tuesday and Thursday
Central Idea : Having resilience and understanding changes promotes positive physical and mental well being.
- factors affecting our well being
- strategies for building resilience
- life changes
Unit 1 – Differences
female and male body parts using scientific vocabulary
differences in personality and personal preferences
Unit 1 – Growing Up
animal birth and growth
baby growth and development
likes and dislikes as children grow
changes from baby to about 5 or 6 years old
Unit 1 – How Did I Get Here?
myths about where babies come from
body changes from a girl to a woman and a boy to man using scientific language
genetic traits from parents
baby growth in the womb
differences between young children and older children
body changes and reproductive organs
all changes during puberty
changes in personal preferences and talents
Unit 2 – How Babies are Made
- being friends and being a good friend
- different relationships
- sexual relationships and intercourse
- different types of touching
- why people want to be together
- making love, sexual intercourse
- the relationship between decimal fractions and common fractions
- the relationships between fractions, decimals, and percentages
- problems involving ratio and proportions
- creating, describing and visualizing 2D and 3D shapes
- transforming shapes
- locating points on a grid
Well done to these lucky Golden Book Certificate Winners this week!
5F – Jonathan Chan and Koji Lam
5C – Bernard Lau
5D – Ember Yaranon
- Read the Weekly Update
- Mathletics – continue with the set tasks
- Reading – keep up with their reading every night. Don’t forget to get Reading Journals signed every night and children should be reading every night.
- Spelling – each Monday the children are sent home their 10 personal words that they need to learn for the week. Please, can a parent (or responsible adult) support the children by...testing them (written or oral), getting them to put their words into interesting sentences (written or oral), discussing the meanings of the words, thinking about synonyms and antonyms of that word, discussing words with a similar meaning etc.
- UOI – Please browse through our Puberty and Changes booklet and discuss any questions, queries concerns or issues with your parents at home.
- PE – please make sure you take the time to collect all the items needed for your upcoming swimming lessons….goggles, towel, suitable swimming bag, flip flops, swimming cap, swimming costume, deodorant, $5 coin.
- Mandarin Home Learning