With Week 4 coming to an end, here’s a quick recap and what’s in store for the rest of the term:
Students have been learning about how to write an informative article. We have used the sinking of the Titanic as inspiration and students have inserted it into a newspaper front page format. For the remainder of the term, we will be learning to appreciate different forms of poetry. Considering the year we have had we thought it would be nice to focus more on humorous forms. Ask your child about what poems they have heard and read so far.
We have started a new investigation titled Finals Fever. ‘You would love to go to a sporting grand final of your choice, anywhere in the world. In order to make an itinerary you will need to investigate the most economical and efficient way to travel from your home to the final and back (in a time without quarantine restrictions). There are many transport options. Remember to include all the transport required from your home to the final and back, as well as the cost of accommodation. Wow, how much will all that cost? Don’t forget your tickets!”
Students will be learning about addition and subtraction with decimals and money, financial plans and records, 24-hour time and reading and interesting timetables. Ask your child about what event they would like to visit. Feel free to ask them to help with the weekly budget or add up the food bill!
We have moved on from our Science unit about light to Geography. In our unit, students will be looking at the influence of people on the environmental characteristics of places in Europe and North America. We will also compare the location of their major countries in relation to Australia and Hong Kong. We have started with mapping various locations like Mexico, Honduras, Canada etc and we even have created a flag knowledge display outside the 5F classroom. Ask your child how many countries they can name in North America and possibly what their flag looks like (there are 23).
On Friday 23rd October, AISHK will be celebrating Chinese Day. On this special day, we will be acknowledging the value of Chinese culture and language at AISHK. Students are invited to come to school in a Chinese themed outfit of their choice. We are sure that it will be a wonderful day and an exciting end to the week.
Leadership Positions for 2021
Parents will receive an email about the 2021 Leadership Positions and the election process today. The students that apply will need to complete an application form and prepare a quick speech highlighting their gifts, talents and leadership ideas. All of this information and more is in the above-mentioned email.
Criteria for a leadership role:
- Be a positive role model
- Treat everyone as equals
- Lead by example in attitude, behaviour and dress
- Help teachers with the care of younger students
- Be an active listener when working with fellow students / leaders
- Support and help the Head of Primary, Primary and all teachers in the Primary Division
- Represent the school in community events
- Assist in the coordination of Primary Division events such as mufti days, discos, assemblies and fundraisers
- Lead the Student Representative Council (where applicable)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Year 5 Team
Mr Aaron Flugge (Head of Year 5): firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Diana Toufeili: email@example.com
Mr Mark Wnek: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Rose Millington: email@example.com