Welcome back to a busy Term 3! It has been great to be back into routine, albeit a little less hectic than normal with the local schools not being in session.
We had not quite finished our Maths unit from last term, so you might note that children have been brushing up on their multiplication and division and “backtracking” (inverse) techniques so they can create a cross number puzzle of their own. It has been an interesting exercise for students to work through the logistics of making up a puzzle. Next, another student or small group of students worked out the answers and evaluated the structure, suitability, strengths/weaknesses and degree of challenge of the puzzles. It was harder than it seemed at first!
We are looking at the way authors position their work, using newspapers as a context, both the paper version and online newspapers. Ask your children about banners, hammers, slammers, kickers and mastheads and they should be able to tell you about those as they apply to headlines. They are also conversant with the similarities between broadsheets and tabloids. To enhance this unit, we have a new subscription through our library to an online newspaper resource that students and parents are welcome to use:
The Day – Electronic Newspaper for Primary and Secondary School Students
Password: AISHK Library
We are now well into our 6-week swimming sessions for PE and we thank you for helping the students to come prepared for their swimming sessions. It is great to see their achievements in this area and this will all culminate with our Swimming Carnival in Term 4 to showcase the gains made.
Peer Support Display
Although Peer Support sessions ended last term, we would like to let you know that there is a great display about Term 2 Peer Support on the notice board on the 3rd floor landing. Mrs. Ruse, the Year 6 Teaching Assistant has done a marvellous job of putting together this display for us all to enjoy! Do pop up there to have a look if you are around the school.
Jump Jam Fridays
House Jump Jam was so much fun last term, that we decided to give it a go once a week in Term 3. Primary students, whose teachers wish them to attend, will be led by Senior School students who have been trained in Jump Jam routines for about 10 minutes, from 7:55 each Friday morning on the field. Should the weather be fickle, this will take place in the 4th floor gymnasium. No special uniform is needed – just the regular, daily uniform will be fine.
See Saw Digital Music Portfolios
The Music Department notes that there have not been very many views to the uploaded music items in Year 5. If you have already registered, you should be able to go back any time to view once again the work your child has done, or to see new work as it is uploaded. If you have not registered, would you please send a message to your class teacher and they can photocopy for you the page with the link details and QR code that was in the Learning Journey, so that you can see the progress your child is making.
Have a lovely weekend.
All the best from,
The Year 5 Teachers