4 Dec 2015

Year 5 Update Wk 15

Upcoming Dates:

Friday December 11th – PTA Christmas Disco

Week beginning 14th December– Class Secret Santa

Wednesday December 16th – BHS Christmas Concert

Friday December 18th- End of Term- school finishes at 12.00

Friday January 8th- 5A Class Assembly


5Y Sharing NL
 Next week,the children will complete their Migration summative assessment in order to demonstrate their learning from the unit linked to the central idea and lines of inquiry. This means that later on in the week they will be introduced to their new UOI- Water and we look forward to the inquiry that comes with it.St Marys Kiosk 1 larger pics for AoM
5A will begin to gather ideas for their class assembly on 8th January.


In strand maths next week the classes will start to explore the concepts of Capacity & Volume through a series of tasks and active learning.

Number math moves on within the four operations and the children will start to look at and share mental and written strategies for multiplication and division.

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Within the next unit, Year 5 will be identifying the importance of reference and explanation books. We will be learning how to search for relevant and useful information, study the layout and presentation of these types of texts as well as working closely with Ms.Jeves in the Learning Centre. She will be helping us to further our knowledge and inquiry skills through research.

CHEN, CyrusMCOMIE, HeatherKHAN, Razeen


5A:  Cyrus Chen- for working hard on his independent inquiry

5P: Heather Mcomie – for confidently demonstrating her knowledge of area and perimeters.

5Y:  Razeen Khan- for writing a creative poem about the five stages of migration and demonstrating his knowledge of poetic devices.



Explore the central idea for our new unit of inquiry- Water. The children have brought home a mind map starter sheet to plot their ideas, thoughts, questions etc about the new unit. They are to add to this sheet so that they can share their current knowledge in class next week.

 Family borrowing from the library:

As you will have seen in the school newsletter it is now possible for parents, younger children and other family members to borrow from our library.  By registering for a family borrowing card you can borrow two books from any section of the library, including the new Parent Collection which contains books about healthy living, behaviour management, fun art activities and days out for children in Hong Kong.  The library is open for family borrowing at these times…

Before school After school
Monday 2.45-3.30pm
Tuesday 8.15- 9.00am
Wednesday 2.45-3.30pm
Friday 8.30-9.15am

To register for a family borrowing card please complete the form found on the school website’s communications page.  For any questions please contact Emily Jeves jevese2@beaconhill.edu.hk