Wednesday 18th September – Year 5 Camp Information Evening (6pm – Hall)
Monday 23rd and Thursday 26th September – Year 5 ISA Assessments
Thursday 26th September – Parent Teacher Consultations
Friday 27th September – 5W Class Assembly
Monday 30th September – School closed (CPD)
Tuesday 1st October – National Day (School closed)
Wednesday 2nd October – Parent Teacher Consultations
Friday 4th October – Half Term Break – School finishes at 3pm
We are on the look out for guest speakers for our new Unit of Inquiry! We would like to invite parents/ helpers/ relatives to come into school and share with the Y5 students their migration story. If you are interested, kindly email your child’s class teacher to discuss further. More information about our new unit can be found below.
Camp Information Meeting
Our camp information meeting for parents will take place next Wednesday evening at 6pm in the hall. During the meeting there will be a presentation by a representative from Oceanic, the camp provider, as well as the forms for you to sign up for the camp. It would be good to see as many of you there as possible.
We would love to have more parent volunteers for the PTA. If you are interested please email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uniforms – Just a few reminders…purple socks on uniform days, white socks on PE days, please try and have the children wear summer uniforms rather than winter (it’s still incredibly hot!) and obviously wear PE kit on their designated days and can you please make sure they have their own school hat for playtimes and PE activities.
Stationery – Can you please check in with them to see what bits and pieces they still need to purchase? Many children don’t have a whiteboard eraser, this is very important. A piece of felt, an unused kitchen sponge or even an old (clean) sock will suffice. Please also make sure your child has earphones as they will use them frequently in school.
Healthy snack and water – Please make sure that your child has a healthy snack for break time and a water bottle.
Hygiene – Due to the high-temperatures many children arrive back after break and lunch play sweating, this can make lessons very messy and the children uncomfortable. Bringing in a small towel will help them to wipe away the sweat and therefore allow learning to continue without much fuss.
Migration has an impact on people and society.
Lines of Inquiry
- The reasons why people migrate (causation)
- The challenges and opportunities of migration (change)
- The impact of migration on individuals and society (perspective)
Next week, students will be tracking their thinking as they respond to visuals and read stories related to migration. They will also participate in role-play activities to tune into the lines of inquiry.
Number Maths – Place Value
The base 10 place value system extends infinitely in two directions.
Lines of Inquiry
- patterns and relationships of tenths and hundredths
- the patterns of 6+ digit numbers and how they are represented
Strand Maths – Shape and Space
Manipulation of shape and space takes place for a particular purpose.
Lines of Inquiry
- creating, describing and visualising 2D and 3D shapes
- transforming shapes
- locating points on a grid
Next week, students will have a go at multi-step problems involving number and begin to work with 3D shapes.
Writers are able to craft a variety of sentences for effect to engage the reader.
Students will continue to go through the writing process of brainstorming, writing, revising, editing and publishing as they create stories of their choice.
Self-monitoring & Visualising
For the duration of this UOI, our Reading comprehension strategies will be Visualising and Self-Monitoring. We will introduce these strategies to the children in the upcoming weeks and the demonstrate way they can use them to help them better understand what they are reading. It would be fantastic if you could chat with your child about these and encourage them to use these whilst reading at home.
Tune in next week for new Golden book achievers!
- Interview family members and/or helpers to find out their migration stories. Findings can be presented in digital form (video, slideshow…) or on paper (poster, booklet…).
Deadline: Friday 20th September
- 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.