Welcome, 5B Community,
In UOI this week, 5B began the research and narrative construction components for their Migration Museum assessment. Students have been tasked with examining their migrant through the lens of the UOI’s key concepts: Causation (the reasons for the migration), Change (how migration results in change) and Perspective (the views related to human migration). Students have a rubric and supporting steps to support their story development. You will be invited to attend your child’s presentation set for the morning of the 30th of October. Please save this date as further information will come next week.
In literacy, this week we continue to explore new vocabulary through word inquiry and students have also been reviewing elements of writing that are needed to develop their narratives. The focus will remain centred around time connectives, emotive language and oral expression. Students are using their guided reading strategies as they research migration information.
In Math, we have been learning how to read decimal and fraction numbers, along with new symbols to represent known operations. Students have begun to explore how to use a number line to represent their understanding of part/whole and negative numbers. Students are also connecting to their UOI by finding and accurately reading data related to their migrant’s journey. This gives students the opportunity to apply their mathematical skills and understanding in context.
Reading responses are a required part of your child’s home learning and development of reading. Some students are making a considerable effort which is supporting their reading development. Please read your childs responses on their Seesaw platform and make a comment. Research shows that the effect of a parent’s engagement on their child’s learning is almost 6 times as much as the effect of schools. On top of this, studies have proven that when parents are involved in their child’s education, students tend to have more positive attitudes and behaviour, and achieve more overall, regardless of their socio-economic status or ethnic background.
Some of you may have noticed that the Chromebooks are beginning coming home this week. I have granted some students permission to continue their school work at home, if necessary. Students will only be permitted to take the Chromebooks home if they have school work to go on with. Please be reminded that students are not to use their Chromebooks for gaming.
Field Trip Tuesday
Please be reminded that on Tuesday the 23rd of October students will be attending a field trip to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum. We will leave school at 8.30, and plan to be back by 11.30. Please ensure your child has returned their permission slip. They will need a hat, a snack, a water bottle and suitable walking shoes.
Dinner Time Talk
- What perspectives might your migration story include?
- How has Vietnam changed since the arrival of migrants into the community?
- What is another symbol used to show multiplication when doing algebra?
- What math game did your G2 buddies teach you this week?
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