Greeting 5C Community,
Let me begin by thanking all the parents who made it to our Open Classrooms this week. It was exciting to have your presence in the room. I hope that this opportunity has given you a better understanding of the learning engagements that take place both at UNIS, and within 5C.
Even more exciting, a new student, Manan Kala, joined our class today! He impressed us already by memorizing 14 out of 22 of our names.
In UOI this week, we continued our examination of the first line of inquiry ‘Electrical energy that is transferred, transformed and controlled’ by building and manipulating circuits. In the classroom, students were engaging with traditional wire, lightbulb & battery pieces to construct single and parallel circuits. In the makerspace, Ms Michelle has had the class designing their own electronic inventions using ‘Little Bits’. Next week, the class will take a closer look at our second line of inquiry ‘Electrical Energy Options’.
In Literacy we published, shared and began assessing narratives that we wrote with the purpose of commenting on a social issue. Next week, we will examine non-fiction texts by skimming and scanning for key information. Students continued to read and discuss study novels in groups, and we are coming to the end of our class read-aloud, about a boy from Sudan who walks for years to find safety in refugee camps.
In Math, students have been solving questions related to the burning of calories through exercise. This required them to read and analyse data in tables, whilst working with area models and number lines to better organize their mathematical thinking. Next week we will take a closer look at fractions.
Dinner Time Talk
- What items do you need to make a simple electronic circuit?
- Can you show me how an area model works?
- What is the rising action in Salva’s migration story?
Save the Date
Friday December 30th – UN day