This is a reminder that we Grade 5s will have a Three Way Conference this coming Saturday 2nd November. The students are coming home with a planning sheet for their contribution during the conference. parents are asked to discuss this with them and return to school by Wednesday 30th October.
This week we began looking at report writing. We started by pulling apart the structure of an existing report on whales. The focus was targeting how paragraphs are written in an information report. The children discovered how each paragraph is dedicated to one particular subject of the main topic and each paragraph begins with a topic sentence that acts as an introduction to that subject. Each paragraph contains a variety of topic specific words that inform the reader.
We used these ideas to help understand the best way to read a non-fiction piece of writing. It isn’t necessary to read the whole article but reading the first sentence of each paragraph helps us to scan for information.
Over the next few weeks the children will be exploring the different migration stories around the world currently and historically and working towards researching and writing a report on one of their choosing.
It has been a busy week for us in Grade 5 starting with the excursion to the Shanghai Jewish Settlers’ Museum and ending with an awesome Book week. Here are some pictures from our trip to Shanghai.
It’s always exciting to dress up in a character outfit. The students were dressed in various costumes and enjoyed doing the Book Character hunt in elementary school. Here are some pics from today.
Please find attached here the homework for our current unit of inquiry.
Read through carefully before you do the tasks.