Sweet Week 16!

Greetings 5A Community



This week in UOI, we’ve been super busy putting the finishing touches on our migration stories. We have placed a lot of emphasis on gestures, facial expressions, and emotions recently, with the aim of making our presentations rich and engaging for our audiences. I have been delighted with the energy and focus 5A has put into these monologues and we thoroughly look forward to showcasing our work at the Migration Museum on Wednesday 11th at 1pm – 2pm in the Library, to which you are all warmly invited.


In Maths this week, we spent time consolidating our division skills with a 3 Act Maths problem before considering rules of divisibility for numbers up to 6. We also focussed on using the CER model (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) which students have become familiar with and which they will use next week to complete a summative assessment task involving multiplication and division. Finally, we realised that Mr Charlie needs some help with his Mathematics when we saw some of his work, full of mistakes. I wonder if you can spot where he went wrong and how he could improve? 


In literacy this week, we broke down two key narrative writing skills – when to change paragraphs and how to add detail through rich dialogue and description of what the speaker is doing, thinking and feeling. Students then continued to apply these newly found skills into their own writing. 

Learner Profiles

As part of our Morning Circle time, we now focus each day on one of our Learner Profiles. This week, we focussed on the fact that we are Thinkers, Balanced, Principled, Caring and Open-minded. We watched a few videos and read some interesting quotations to prompt our thinking and then reflected at the end of each day on how we had exhibited features of each profile in a large or small manner. Here are just a couple of the videos that we watched and discussed. 


Dinner Time Talk

  • What does TiPToP stand for?
  • What are the divisibility rules for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6?
  • What do you think this quotation means?


Save the Date

Wednesday, December 11: Migration Museum, 1-2pm

Friday, December 13: Last day of school before Winter Break

Monday, January 6: First day back at school after Winter Break

Friday, January 24: First day of TET holiday break

Monday February 3: First day back at school after TET holiday break

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