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5S Newsletter (21 January)

Dear Parents, 

 

It's been such a busy week of online learning! 5S continued working diligently throughout this week and was very lucky to have seven volunteers (wow!) , Aiden, Colin, Roni, Odaya, Emilia, Itay and Noa, responsible for recording what we learned in class. Here is what G5S has been up to this week:

 

Math: 

We have been doing math rotations. Some of the rotations included Mathletics, practicing multiplication and division using the Mathletics Booklet and working/revising on Mean, Median, Mode and Range from using the list of numbers/data. Usually, in Mean, you add up all the numbers then divide them by the number of digits you have. Median is when you list the numbers from least to greatest then find the middle number. The Mode is the number that sometimes repeats itself the most out of all the numbers. The range is when you subtract the least from the biggest number. On Wednesday, we practiced and learned how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 as we have been learning how to convert lengths and hopefully learn about mass soon. 

Literacy: 

We have been busy with our weekly rotations and practicing our new spelling words. Since we couldn’t do the peer spelling test, we had to ask an adult or call a friend to help out with the spelling test! When we did our rotations, we continued reading “George’s Marvellous Medicine”. We were told to brainstorm a list of ingredients and equipment used to create our version of marvellous medicine! We will continue writing a procedure of making our marvellous medicine used for changing a mean person into a nicer person! 

UOI: 

It’s been a challenging week as we couldn’t conduct tests at home, but we were lucky to have a guest speaker who did an experiment with us who is Mira’s mother (she is a science teacher from high school!) We also learned about what a fair test is by discussing what fair means and how we should conduct a fair test. We made some thoughtful guesses. Ms Sharon taught us an easy way to remember by chanting CMS! Cows Mooing Softly - Focus on what we need to CHANGE, MEASURE, and KEEP the SAME from the experiment. Further on, we started our mouldy bread experiment and hopefully, some of us can start our experiment today as we want to see what’s happening to the bread after 7 days! 

PSPE/Wellbeing: 

We were given a chance to lead two meetings, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, throughout this week! We prepared our presentations using different Google Meets links! We learned from the NewsTeam about Ireland officially celebrating one century since they won power over Great Britain and how poor hamsters have been culled due to the covid. From the Explorers, we learned about Norway and that it's one of the happiest countries in the world and Thailand which Bangkok is its capital city. We learned about the Box Jellyfish and the White Lions from the Zoologists!

 

Important reminders: 

* An eLearning timetable has been shared with everyone in the email. Please note that the dismissal time on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays would be 2:30 p.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the last period would end at 3:15 p.m. 

* There will be no choir or library lessons during eLearning. 

 

 

Thank you and have a restful weekend (all 5S students deserve it!), 

 

Shabbat Shalom

 

Ms Sharon