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Grade 5 Newsletter (16 September)

It’s been a busy but short week in G5! The class have been introduced to their custom-designed spelling books and, going forward, will have individualised spelling lists to learn each week that are at their personal level. The 15 words they will be assigned each week are a mix of Dolch words, curriculum-related words (depending on what we are learning about that week)  and choice words. By incorporating student agency into their customised spelling curriculum, students take more of an active role in choosing what they are learning about and engaging with the words in the context of their writing.

This week, we were very fortunate enough to have three volunteers/risk-takers, Omri, Mendy and Elyashiv, who have initiated reflecting and sharing what we learned in class.  

Have a restful weekend.

Shabbat Shalom

Kind regards,

Ms Sharon 

What did we learn this week? 

Shared by Omri, Mendy and Elyasiv

Math - We did a quick morning activity about expanded notation. Other than that, we also learned about roman numerals - how to identify them and change them into numbers. On Thursday, as part of the rotations, other than revising place value using the Mathletics app, we also learned about rounding using the poem. 

Literacy - After we brought our spelling homework on Tuesday, Ms Sharon told us to do a peer spelling test. We had to find a partner and read his/her spelling words from the spelling booklet. After that, we would do it the other way around. 

UOI - As “flourish” is one of the keywords from the central idea of the “WHO WE ARE” unit, we spent time discussing a list of factors that help a plant grow and flourish. We related that to how we, people, “flourish” by creating slides. 

PSPE/Wellbeing - Every Wednesday, we have to do a mindfulness session after the PE lesson. 

Important Reminders 

  • Please remember to email Ms Amy, Ms Sammi (brcadmin@carmel.edu.hk), and your homeroom teacher when your child's planning to change in the dismissal (bus/walker) before 9 am.

  • Please discuss with your child about the homework and check their diaries. As part of the school homework policy, all students are expected to read books daily for 20 minutes. 

  • We recommend students bring their PE hats to school on hot days to use during recess and PE lessons.

  • Please read the ICT department information provided below.

  • Please also see the following information about a Rosh Hashanah video collaboration.