New UOI provocation

New UOI provocation

This week we have started thinking about electricity and how it works. We have had a chance to play with some electrical circuits which was a lot of fun and a great way to start understanding something we usually take for granted.

There will be a new homework sheet and unit letter coming out this week.

Installation Art Projects Complete!

Installation Art Projects Complete!

Last Friday Grade 5 students celebrated the completion of their Installation Art projects. They have worked extremely hard collaborating with others to design a space with a specific message or theme that they are passionate about.

These amazing art works will be on display until the Chinese New Year holiday, please stop by to celebrate their achievements. Excellent work Grade 5, well done! 

PE Update and Welcome Back!

PE Update and Welcome Back!

Hi Everyone,

Karen and I hope that you have enjoyed your holiday. This week we have once again looked at the 6 fitness tests as part of our year-long unit and assessment on health related fitness. We have enclosed a pdf of the actual test sheet that your child has worked through this week – talk to them about whether or not they are warm, warmer, hot or on FIRE!

Our next unit is Movement Composition and students will use the terminology of ROTATIONS, TRAVEL, BALANCE, and JUMP to describe and label their movements. This unit covers a mixture of gymnastic type movements such as rolls, balances, leaps, and gallops etc; and then adapting/modifying them into a small routine. Within Grade 5 we will be focusing on the aesthetics and function of each movement as well as connecting between different movement – which in child-speak is about making our moves and transitions clean, tidy, and smooth. We will also be focusing on extending our capabilities within movement; For Example taking forward rolls into dive rolls for those capable, experimenting with beginner vault work, and gaining more control in complex balances such handstands etc. WE will be encouraging many students to use these skills in their exhibition coming up later in the year.

Just a reminder that students from G3-G5 are required to the PE uniform during these sessions. Time will be given before and after each session in order to get changed. After Chinese New Year students who do not have PE uniform will be lent an old sports uniform for the PE session and an email will be sent home informing you of this. PE uniforms are available at DragonWear in the school foyer. We have attached the letter sent last year in English, Korean, and Chinese addressing this matter.

As always both Karen and I encourage families to talk about PE at home and we welcome any feedback, questions, clarifications that you may have as a result of your child’s PE sessions.

Regards Kit Murray and Karen Zheng

Student sharing opportunity

Student sharing opportunity

Grade 5 students are currently working hard to get prepared for next weeks sharing time with parents. The students have been asked to inquire into different political systems and choose the best form for a country based on a set of criteria.

The sharing time will occur on Wednesday from 11:15 to 12:15 in the Grade 5 classrooms, we look forward to seeing parents there!

Spelling homework for this week

Spelling homework for this week

Last week before the holidays!

Here’s this week’s tasks:

1. Put your words into syllable lists

2. Create wordframes for your words and create a mix and match. We have done this earlier in the year, have a look back through your book if you don’t remember what to do

3. Write all of you words in mirror writing.

 

Swimming Assessment Session

Swimming Assessment Session

Don’t forget that you are welcome to come and watch the final assessment session for swimming next week. For those students participating in level 4 and 5 exit assessments for survival skills please bring shorts and a t-shirt to wear over your swimming costume.

5TB and 5KN  on Wednesday from 11:00am- 12:25pm

5GK and 5 NM on Thursday from 9:10am- 10:30am

 

 

Spelling homework for this week

Spelling homework for this week

Tasks:

1. Write your words in alphabetical order

2. Use each of your words in a sentence showing that you know what it means

3. Research each word to see if you can find which language the word originated from

4. Practice test your words, write any mistakes five times each

Student’s Reflection

Student’s Reflection

We have one more week until we have our final assessment session for swimming. We invite all parents to come along to this session and see how much progress your child has made. It will be a busy session as some students will be proficient across several aspects of different levels. The assessment session is the culmination of our new rotation system in swimming and we are pleased with what we have seen.

Attached above this blog post is a sample of 2 student reflection sheets that demonstrate some of their thinking, coaches feedback, and development along the way. We encourage all parents to discuss with your child about their own reflection/goal sheet and which levels they see themselves at; As well as come along to the final assessment session. We will send out more information about the assessment session next week.

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Preparing & Designing

Preparing & Designing

Grade 5 students are continuing to prepare materials and create art pieces for their Installation Art idea. Some installation groups will be ready to exhibit before the winter break so stay tuned to see how their work will be displayed and how you as the audience can experience their work!

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