Welcome to your brand new Homeroom blog at blogs.ssis-suzhou.net/5tb2018-2019 Like our header suggests, this blog will be used as a virtual window into our classroom. Each week we will publish photos, school work, subject specific information, our thinking and all information you need to know about our homework, field trips and of course the fun we are having.
It has been great to see the variety of materials and ideas being used for the ‘Who We Are’ unit continue to grow as the weeks go by.
Currently we have sculptures, paintings, digital artworks, origami artworks, drawings and abstract art on glass creations underway as students express who they are and what they want to say at this point in time through their chosen art form/s.
Students are meeting with me for 1 to 1 consultations in Art time at the moment to let me know where they are at in the design cycle, to discuss the peer feedback and self-reflections they’ve conducted so far, to manage their time for this project and to share what they are looking into for the PYP Exhibition.
The PYP Exhibition is a time when Grade 5 students are supported by all the Grade 5 Teachers, so please encourage your child to seek support from any of their teachers throughout this process.
I look forward to students completing these individual artworks over the coming weeks and will keep you posted about where they are displayed as they are ready.
March 29th is the Grade 1 to 5 sports day, we will begin preparing students for this during PE class over the next 3 weeks – some classes have already started.
The focus of this day is Healthy Competition.
Using the PSPE framework of Identity, Active Living, and Interactions we can explain the day like this –
§ Students will identify within their house group whilst competing in Active athletic events of entailing Running, jumping, and throwing, all the while Interacting and participating within the whole sports day.
One thing we would like to establish with all students is that whilst we can’t all be Usain Bolt we can all improve our speed by focusing on our technique. Attached to this blog post are some very broad tips for running faster – we will be exploring these more in class during the next few weeks.
Regards Kit Murray and Karen Zheng
I emailed this out to you all on the 28th Jan but forgot to put in on the blog. Work through these tasks this week.
This week has seen us continue with our battery of fitness tests.
We have also introduced the movement and vault assignment for the next 6 weeks – Please see the documents attached.
As we move closer to sports day (March 29th) all students will be looking at Run/Jump/Throw activities also. So please talk to your students about their vault and movement assignments and keep March 29th free!
Regards Kit Murray and Karen Zheng
After exploring energy we experimented on how energy can be transferred as electricity. The students were given the challenge of trying to light up alight bulb with no direction on how to do it. They were given a kit full of circuit equipment and played around for awhile experimenting with different ideas. We had some success but we were all persistent and eventually achieved our outcome.
The grade 5 students worked there way through a number of experiments last week that involved energy. We discovered that energy can be transferred. Some of the energy terms we learnt were, potential, kinetic and sound energy.