14th December, 2017

Hi Moms and Dads,

It has been a whirlwind of a trimester! Thank you all so much for your support so far this year. It has been very busy with field trips, activities, national day, Eid and now the early holidays. We hope that 2018 will be as productive.

In January we will finish our science unit ‘How the World Works’ and we will begin a new unit in the middle of January which will be ‘How We Express Ourselves.’ In this unit students will be learning about expression through art.

The children will be going to Ecoventure camp on 13th February until 15th February. If you want your child to attend the camp there is a google form that needs to be filled in please find the link here

The itinerary is here Grade 5 Itinerary at Ecoventure Camp. The cost of the trip is 1575 AED and should be paid into the accounts department. When you pay for the camp can you please tell the accounts department:

  1. Name of your child
  2. Class your child is in
  3. Payment is for Grade 5 Ecoventure camp

The kit list for the camp is on the last page of the itinerary. Have your child read through it carefully and see which items they already have. Your child will be expected to pack and be responsible for all of their own belongings so it will be be best to just pack the necessary items rather than any extra things.

You are encouraged to sign up and pay the accounts department by the end of January.

Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year. Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate.

Grade 5 Team.

Ecoventure Presentation for Students & Parents

Dear Parents,

On Sunday, 10th December at 2.15pm, Jennifer Dunsford will be coming into school to talk to the children about their trip to the Ecoventure Camp in Ras Al Khaimah on February 13th-15th, 2018.

You are also invited to attend the meeting at this time so you can listen to the presentation and ask any questions you may have.

When: Sunday 10th December at 2.15pm.

Where: Room 300

Thank you from the Grade 5 Team

Christmas Movie Night

UAS highschool will host a movie night for elementary and middle school children on Thursday, 7th December at 3.30 until 5.45pm. Children will need to be picked up afterwards from the secondary library.

If you would like your child to attend please fill in the permission slip for movie night. 

Then your child should return it to their homeroom teacher by tomorrow.

Thanks,

Grade 5 Team

What’s Your Angle?

Congratulations to all of the Grade 5 students who were asked by Ying Compestine and their teachers to read their stories at Ying’s final presentation on Wednesday!  You all worked so hard, and it was a challenge to select only a handful of students to present!

Geometry is the new math unit after we finished exploring multiplication, estimation, and decimal addition and subtraction. If your child has not yet purchased a geometry kit (protractor, compass, straight edge), then please do so!

Our visit to Green Planet was a hit, with students learning a lot on their guided tours about the emergent layer, canopy, understory, and forest floor in a rainforest. The biodiversity of this ecosystem will help them understand the movement of energy and matter within a biome.

We’re connecting our UOI with reading and writing as we learn to read and interpret the main idea of non-fiction texts.  We’ll use those non-fiction texts to learn to write factual pieces.  To incorporate technology, the students will do their research writing in a website they create.

You’ve heard about our KHDA visit coming in January, and there is an important survey link that was emailed to you by the school.  Please take care to complete it.

On Wednesday, our choir students will perform at Kent College.

Students are invited (with a permission slip) to watch Home Alone in the MS/HS library after school on Thursday.

Animal Adoption Week will be in full swing with a bake sale on Monday, Dressing up as Your Favorite Animal (for Dhs 5) on Tuesday, Poetry writing on Wednesday, and Cat Adoption on Thursday.