Grade 5 has had a very interesting and jam packed week once again! We are really excited about our visiting author, Ying Chang, and the stories she is helping us to write. It’s amazing how much creativity is being demonstrated amongst our young writers! Grade 5 are learning how to hook a reader in and to develop an interesting plot with in depth character descriptions. Next week we’re going to get into our exciting endings and revision process. Ying has really focused on the importance of critiquing each other to make our writing stronger and more powerful for our readers. We can’t wait to celebrate our stories next Monday!
In Language, we are continuing to explore non-fiction texts and applying this knowledge to research and write our own information reports about an animal or ecosystem. Students are to include sub-topics and arrange their report in a clear and creative format.
In Math, we have finished Unit 2 and wrote our test this week. Everyone was well prepared to show off what they’ve learned throughout the unit. Next week will begin Unit 3 which has a strong focus on geometry including the measurement and drawing of angles. Students will also identify, compare and draw different types of triangles and will describe the properties of polygons.
In Unit of Inquiry, we will make connections between our knowledge of ecosystems and matter and develop an understanding of the flow of energy throughout an ecosystem. Our trip to Green Planet on Tuesday will reinforce these understandings and grade 5 will learn about the interdependent relationships of the rainforest.
- Field Trip on Tuesday 28th November. If you need another permission slip, click here. Permission slips must be returned by Monday the 27th.
- Parents who wish to volunteer as chaperones may sign up by clicking here.
- National Day next Wednesday 29th November. Students can wear the national dress of the UAE or colors of the UAE flag.
- Next Thursday 30th November there is no school.