I feel like I need a holiday to recover from all the hard work and great learning that has been going on. Good thing it is a short week next week and we have a holiday or our brains might explode.
This week we have had fun…
Doing Science Experiment #1 – Investigating which type of chopstick is easier to use to pick up different objects. We learned a lot about friction and fair testing.
Doing Science Experiment #2 – Testing how different blocks of wood slide over different surfaces. We also got pretty good at drawing graphs to show our results.
Learning about different types of triangles, 2D and 3D shapes and their different properties.
Making lots of different creative things that displayed symmetry.
Learning how to summarise a longer report into a shorter presentation.
Making 3D shapes from nets
Learning a new game in PE
Next week in a short week (Monday and Tuesday only)
Monday is our Chuseok celebration and students are invited to wear Korean Hanbok or traditional dress from their own country. This is completely optional. No need to go out and buy anything.
There are a lot of very interesting extra challenges on the homework this week.
If the students are able to access their school Google Account at home, I have shared a folder containing many of the resources we use in class. The resources are labelled by week and day so you can easily see what we have been doing and use the resources to revise if you would like to.
I challenged the students to make some Flexagons. Here are some good videos explaining what I mean.
Talking about the music we like and why we like it
Finishing our reports and looking at each other’s reports
Trying some difficult multiplication and division
Doing the Entry Point and Knowledge Harvest for our new IPC Unit ‘Feel the Force’
Mrs Sim made paper spinners and climbing frogs with us to explore friction and forces.
Finally getting outside for some P.E
The students need a good snack to get them through to lunchtime without complaining about being hungry
P.E might be outside or inside from now on so please wear appropriate footwear
Some bits of the homework are complusary and some are optional
If the students are able to access their school Google Account at home, I have shared a folder containing many of the resources we use in class. The resources are labeled by week and day so you can easily see what we have been doing and use the resources to revise if you would like to.
I will show the students how to access this folder again next week.
You are probably aware that Mr Green will be taking over as school Principal in November. I just wanted to reassure you that this will not affect my work with my class. My first responsibility and my greatest joy will always be in the classroom with my students.
For the Entry Point of our new IPC Unit ‘Feel the Force’ we tried to make these climbing frogs. Some students were having a few problems with tying knots and threading beads. They have brought the materials home in a little bag.
If parents could help them finish the making before Thursday that would be greatly appreciated.
Practising addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers.
Learning a new maths game – ‘Use to Make’
Finishing off our IPC unit on the brain by making a video and learning more about how we learn best
Perfecting our juggling performances
Learning a little bit about how Chinese characters have affected the Korean language and how to write some characters related to Chuseok.
Unfortunately, due to the revised COVID-19 guidance, the school is unable to hold the planned Curriculum Evening next week. If you have any questions regarding what we are learning this term please send me an email.
A curriculum overview for this term is also available on our Class Page.
Hopefully, we will be able to meet soon!
Recording Of Lessons
As part of Mrs Sims coursework, and for the school’s upcoming CIS accreditation inspection, it will be necessary to record some lessons. Of course, all recordings will be handled in accordance with our Child Safeguarding and Protection Policies and only made available to the appropriate persons. If you have any questions about this, please send me an email.
Next week we will be…
Finishing our work on non-chronological reports by reading each others report and suggesting edits
Continuing our maths unit on addition and subtractions and learning some new concepts such as square numbers
Starting our new IPC unit ‘Feel the Force’
Having lessons with Mrs Sim on Tuesday and Thursday
Getting our Chuseok. presentation ready for the Chusoek assembly
Another great week of learning in Year 4/5. I am very impressed with my new class and eager they are to learn.
This week we had fun…
Learning to read calendars and timetables in maths. We are getting very good at finding information presented in different formats
Learning more about the brain and how it affects our learning. This week we thought more Memory and having a Growth Mindset
We particularly enjoyed playing some memory games and learning some tricks to remember long lists
Reading some more non-chronological reports and searching for information. This week we read about Tutankhamun and Dolphins
Online Learning on Monday
As you may already know; the school will be closed on Monday due to anticipated typhoon. We will be learning on-line using Google Classroom. Most of the students should be already familiar with Google Classrooms and how it all works. I might have to do a bit of catching up!
Please be ready to learn at 9 am on Monday in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed.
The students really enjoyed watching these fun little videos about Growth Mindset
All student managed to hand-in their homework on time this week. Some students did especially well and did the extra sections. Well done.
Next week we will be…
E-Learning on Monday
Finishing off our IPC unit on the brain by making a documentary
Beginning a Maths unit on addition and subtraction
Having our first full lesson with Mrs Sim
Some things to remember
The Curriculum evening has been moved to Monday 21st September due to the typhoon
Homework is out on Friday – in on Friday
Some students are complaining about being hungry by the time we get to lunch. Maybe they need a bigger snack.