Week 25 – 26th February – 2nd March

Welcome, 5B Community,

Welcome back! 

And so it has begun! We are right back into it as we began PYP Exhibition or PYPX this week. Grade 5 students were introduced to the equation that will drive their PYPXThey were then able to connect this back to the various passions speakers we have had in the previous weeks and see how their passion is linked to an issue and has led to action. This weeks speaker was Kelly who listens to and shares the stories of children who have experienced war. 

From here we stimulated student’s thinking about action through mystery trips within our local community to museums, hospitals and developmental homes for those with mental disabilities. Students were in mixed groups and returned to school to share where they had been and what they had been inspired by. 

We look forward to sharing more about this process with you at our PYPX Parent Coffee Morning Friday 2nd March at 8:15 in the ECC Gym.

This week has also seen students complete the ISA testing across Mathematics, Literacy, Writing and Reading. These tests will be sent off for external moderation and the results will be shared with you once they are received.

5B spent time teaching their G1 Buddies how to make ‘mandalas’. This was a great lesson in PYP Attitudes and Learner Profiles as 5B students had to be reflective, caring, competent communicators, tolerant and respectful.  A lot to learn as a teacher of persons younger than yourself.

Reminders

Thursday, March 15th & Friday 16th:  Open Classrooms
Friday, March 30th: ES Fun Sports Afternoon
Monday, March 5th: 7:00-8:00pm  Community Presentation on the Joy of Math

Dinner Table Talk

  • Where did your mystery field trip take you?
  • Who got stung by a blue bottle jellyfish while swimming in Phu Quoc?
  • What was the ‘next word hunt’ word you had to find during AVAILLL on Thursday?
  • Can you show me how to calculate the 6, 7,8, 9 and 10 times tables using your hands?

The Week that Was

 

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