Welcome 5A Community
This Week’s Shout out
This week’s shout out goes to three different students who have all demonstrated, in their own way, what it means to be a risk-taker.
First up, Didi really impressed us during the Grade 5 overnight trip by being a risk-taker and sharing some great jokes during our meal times with the rest of the G5 group. In addition, he also answered questions with some sensible and insightful comments that really helped our whole G5 community stay on track during our time away.
Olivia has been demonstrating her growth mindset during our Maths lessons. She has been a risk-taker, answering questions during our number talks and making fantastic connections with our studies into the base 10 number system. Most importantly, she has maintained her positive attitude and is starting to see the fruits of her efforts.
Finally, Kano has been skating on thin ice – quite literally! Having been appointed to the Thailand National Figure Skating Team by the National Federation, for the second consecutive year, Kano has been attending coaching sessions with a former Olympian at the Royal City ice rink. We look forward to hearing about his experiences and to supporting him in his skating endeavors for the future.
Hats off to all three of our shout-out recipients for this week and well done to all of you for embodying what it means to be a risk-taker.
Happy Birthday to Kamille who celebrated her 11th Birthday today at school. Thanks for the delicious cookies and we all hope that you have a fantastic day of celebration.
Wow! What an amazing time we had away on our Grade 5 camp. Members of 5A were fantastic, throwing themselves into all the activities with energy and enthusiasm and looking after each other all the time. I could not have been prouder of them as individuals and as a group. We will be sharing stories, photos and videos from our time away on our return from break.
Out Mathematicians have continued to discover lots of interesting things about our Base 10 system, continuing our construction of the Great Wall of Base 10. We even headed outdoors to examine what a Super Strip (100,000 base 10 blocks) and a Super Mat (1,000,000 base 10 blocks) would look like.
We have also been busy making Base 10 number kits to help us understand how to multiply and divide increasingly large numbers by powers of 10. Look out for these kits at home and watch SeeSaw for a guide on how they work.
When we return after the break, we will continue to use this knowledge to advance our understanding of different multiplication and division strategies.
Our 5A readers have done a fantastic job creating their own Reading Logs that are going to go home over the break. The most important job will then be to find a prominent space in your house to display the log. We will start using them from the Monday when we get back from break (Monday 14th October.) Students will then be expected to keep their Reading Logs up-to-date and will post a weekly SeeSaw message to let us know how their reading is going.
On our return from break, we will be starting our first writing unit, where students will learn how to construct a discussion article, including adequate arguments for both sides of a topic, evidence and testimonials to support their thinking and vibrant, emotive language to help convince their readers of their position.
On our return from break, we will spend a week investigating various SDGs that our class has been assigned in preparation for the UN day celebrations. Following that, we will continue our investigations into governing systems around the World and will set up our own class governing system.
3 way Conferences
Thank you for coming to this important gathering and for sharing your aspirations for your child and listening to your child’s insights and ideas about their learning and time at school. It was great to meet so many of you and to start our rich conversation around your child’s learning, with them at the centre.
We will return to school in a week’s time, enjoy the coming week as a family; read, relax, reconnect and I Look forward to seeing everyone back safe and sound on Monday, October, 14.
Monday 7th – 11th – Autumn Break
Monday 14th – 18th – SDG week
Monday 21st – UN Day
Dinner time chat
- What do you think the rule is about whether or not we double a consonant when adding the suffix -er to a verb?
- What does it mean to be an Upstander as opposed to a Bystander? (Here is a link to the video we watched in class earlier in the week.)
- Can you visualise what 1,000,000,000 base 10 cubes would look like? What would you call this shape?