Welcome back 5D community,
We continue to look deeply into government and what it means to have power, whether it be in a taco restaurant, airport or governing a country. The students met this week to help create the criteria for their summative assessment. This assessment will take the form of designing a governing body for an organisation of their choice. Some students may even be looking more carefully at how current governing bodies are ineffective and their responsibility as citizens. We will share our thinking next week in a presentation style of their choosing. We look forward to seeing where their creativity and time management will take them. In the meantime, our National Assembly continues to govern our actions and has even decided on a currency.
In Math and Literacy, we took part in the International Schools Association (ISA) testing. This testing looks at reading, writing, and mathematical literacy. We were very proud of the students’ ability to focus and showcase their strengths as learners.
In Writing, we continue to look at discussion writing. We are considering multiple perspectives and using evidence to show that an issue can have more than one side. The students are using the structure with ease and are drafting their own discussions.
In Reading, we worked with our reading skill buddies to enhance our skills as readers. Students were able to examine the author’s intent, summarise with key vocabulary and focus on fluency. Students are also continuing to take part in book clubs and share with others as they work through reading and understanding a novel.
In Math with the help of our Education Ministers and Mr. Nathan, we are understanding fractions and changing the whole. We looked at art and modeling for our inspiration as we become more familiar with the whole being able to change. In support of our government unit, we uncovered different weekly salaries in countries represented by our class. We found compared, converted and asked questions about these numbers in order to come up with our own weekly salary.
With just one week left in our government unit, we are preparing for the culminating experience for your child as part of the Primary Years Program. Please read below to find out more.
G5 PYP Exhibition
What are you passionate about?
What issues exist in this world that need your attention?
What are you going to do about it?
Our grade 5 students are about to launch into the culminating event of their time in the Primary Years Programme with the aim of answering all of these questions. Students and teachers have been busily preparing for this event all year. It is with great excitement that we are now ready to begin our G5 Exhibition otherwise known as PYPx.
PYPx is an opportunity for our oldest elementary school students to reflect on their time in the PYP and use the skills, knowledge, and understandings that they have developed over the years to take action in an authentic and meaningful way.
This is very much a community project where we will involve students, teachers, parents and other members of the school community to support the G5 students work towards achieving their goals.
Parents and other community members are invited to join us for an information session on PYPx where we will share the Exhibition schedule, objectives and expectations.
Please join us on Friday, March 1st from 8:15 – 9:30am in the ES Creativity Space.
When? Friday, March 1st from 8:15 – 9:30am in the ES Creativity Space.
What? Parent Information session on PYPx
Who? All interested community members with a passion, skill or area of expertise to share with our students
- Have we collected our Blue Dragon money and returned it to school?
- What have you decided to govern for your final government project?
- What part of the ISA testing did you enjoy? What part did you find challenging?
- What are you writing a discussion on?
Important dates and announcements:
- February 18 Snack Sale – bring in 10,000 – 20,000VND
- February 18 – March 1 – Art Auction
- February 22 Blue Dragon money due
- February 23 SCO Fund Run
- March 1 PYPx Parent Coffee Morning
- March 3 Aquathlon – Sign Up here