Week 17 – 9th to 13th December

Dear 5B Community,

The week before break is always one full of excitement and exhaustion. Some 5B students have left for Winter break already, some are down with illness and those of us who are left are working our way through the final elements of our UOI.

UOI – Migration Museum Monologues Presentations
Firstly thank you to all the parents who came to listen and support students as they presented their Migration Story. Within the pandemonium of 84 students presenting, the following skills were observed and celebrated.

  • Courage – the ability to do something that frightens or extends oneself.
  • Communication – to express to an audience, using elements of expressive language and connected gestures to dispatch a message that engages the receiver.
  • Research – to take relevant bits of information from different sources and put it together in a format that makes sense.
  • Presentation – to adjust and vary communication methods to suit different audiences.

Special thanks to parents who let me know your child was not available to attend the presentation, as we arranged to have students present prior to Wednesday.


This week students completed an assessment to demonstrate how their multiplication and division skills have developed over the past few weeks. They reviewed these and have a clear understanding of their areas for development and extension.  When we return in the new year we will begin to focus on fractions and geometry.


Narrative writing continues. 5B will pick this back up in the new year, with a concentrated effort on editing and rewriting. We have finished our class novel and will begin a new reading program – Audio, visual, assessment in literacy, language and learning (AVAILLL). We will look at various skills such as fluency, tone, context, comprehension, note-taking and imagery, along with our regular word inquiry lessons.

Save the Date

  • 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

The Week that Was


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