Welcome 5B Community,
There were a few disruptions to our schedule this week with MAP testing and special visitors to our classroom, but students once again managed the changes and challenges like champions.
Measure of Academic Progress – MAP
Unlike paper and pencil tests, where all students are asked the same questions and spend a fixed amount of time taking the test, MAP testing means every student gets a unique set of test questions based on responses to previous questions. They also have as much time as they require to take the test. Your child’s MAP Growth results will be available online soon.
Here is a short article based on 12 common questions parents ask about the MAP Growth Test.
Math in 5B
Students spent time exploring with shapes and patterns and reviewed what they know about Geometry.
We love to play and explore at the same time.
Students are being encouraged to see the world through a geometrical eye for this unit. What do they notice? What questions or connections might they have? What unit of measure might be needed to measure the area, perimeter, volume or degree of a figure?
The math curriculum outcomes 5B are working on currently are to;
- Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass (ACMMG108)
- Classify two-dimensional shapes and describe their features (2D) (Described in the NSW syllabus)
- Compare, describe and name prisms and pyramids (3D) (Described in the NSW syllabus)
- Connect three-dimensional objects with their nets and other two-dimensional representations (ACMMG111)
- Estimate, measure and compare angles using degrees (ACMMG112)
Visitors to 5B
Nurse Susan came to talk to students about hygiene and how to look after their bodies. Next week, nurse Susan will be coming into classes to explain how the reproductive system works in both males and females. Students will find out the names of body parts, their role in the body and how these roles change during puberty.
Mr Dylan came to talk to students about ’emotional regulation’ and how our emotions change or intensify, and how some students may experience new emotions. Students were given strategies to help them regulate and identify these emotions and how to communicate what they are feeling.
Students visited Ms Cathy’s K2 classroom on Monday and participated in a K2 lesson. This provocation to the Transition unit was intended to give students an understanding of how they have changed over time. During homeroom discussions, students identified changes to their lives such as freedom to make choices about what they learn, more responsibility for themselves and their belongings and friendships.
Next week Ms Michelle will visit us to discuss ‘digital footprints’ and that certain information should not be shared online, in order to keep students safe from online predators.
Ms Megan (ES Principal), Mr Marc (MS Principal) and Ms Beth (ES Math Coach) visited 5B to watch and ask students questions about their learning in math. It was an opportunity for students to share their understandings and demonstrate to the admin team how they work together to identify their areas of strength and areas for development.
Parent Coffee Morning – Transitions UOI
This week the G5 team held a parent coffee morning to share information and resources about the Transitions unit. Thank you to those parents who attended, your conversations and interests were appreciated and it is comforting to know that your child is the centre of all our interests. As discussed here is the slide show we used during the coffee morning.
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5B are coming to the end of our AVAILLL reading program. We are working through our last novel ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ for the year, looking at language elements and the emotional journey the characters go through. Next week we will learn about the purpose, structure and grammar elements of ‘Explanation’ texts.
The week that was:
Seussical Jr. is on Sale Now – Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th.
Get your tickets quick as they will sell out fast.
- Swimming switches to Thursday for 5A and 5B
- Tuesday 14th – Youth Sports Athletics Festival at BVIS (Royal City, 72A Nguyen Trai, Street, Hanoi).
Parents are welcome to attend.
Festival start time: 13:30
Festival finish time: 16:30
Students arrive back at UNIS: 17:15
- Wednesday 15th – Seussical Jr full day rehearsal