10 Jan 2020

Year 5 Update Week 18

Wednesday 22nd January-  9.15- 10.15 am: Chinese New Year Assembly

Thursday 23rd January- Chinese Cultural Activity Day

Friday 24th January- Chinese New Year Holiday (school finishes at 3 pm)

Children who are involved in the Chinese New Year performances- parents will be receiving an e-notice from the Mandarin team so please keep a look out for this.

Cross Country trials will be held during the first week back to school after the Chinese New Year holiday.

It has been lovely to have the children back after the holidays, all excited to see their friends and ready for the new term. Many stories from holidays have been shared as well as setting ourselves goals for 2020! The children have been thinking about what they would like to see more of and less of this year to support them this year.



Reading focus:
Determining Importance and Developing Vocabulary


Congratulations to these children for receiving Golden Book certificates in the past weeks!

5H – Carter Roessel & Louise Man
5W – Ying Ling Wong, Anna Netz & Lianne Tai
5Y – Cassy Wu & Charlotte Wan




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  • Read the Weekly Update
  • Mathletics – continue with the set tasks
  • Spelling – each week 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. 
  • Reading – levelled home readers will be starting to come home soon.  The children will be choosing levelled readers based on their own ability and are expected to read each night for at least 20mins at home with a parent.  The children need to record their reading in their Reading Journals and parents can you please sign your child’s journal each night.  Journals need to be returned to school each morning to be checked and will come home each evening (except Friday).  Children may use Big Universe twice a week (only) as their choice of home reading.
  • Mandarin Home Learning– All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.


Thought of the week