CLICK HERE: Narrative Plan
CLICK HERE: story_beginnings
CLICK HERE: story_endings
Enjoy planning out your week 🙂
A big welcome back parents and students! It is hard to believe we are beginning TERM TWO already, hasn’t time flown? We hope all families had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday break over the Easter period.
Term Two will once again offer a variety of interesting and challenging learning opportunities and we are looking forward to getting started on our Guided Inquiry – ‘SUSTAINABILITY – Act Local … Think Global’. In this unit, students will be exploring natural disasters and their impact on the sustainability of communities; we will also be investigating climate change and the importance of environmental sustainability.
In Literacy we will be continuing our focus on writing a good Narrative and immersing ourselves in a range of rich reading and writing experiences in order to improve upon our skills. Further on this term, we will be looking at report writing and poetry which will also be incorporated into our Inquiry responses. In Numeracy we will focus on Measurement (Time), Number (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division) and Space (Angles).
We are looking forward to a busy, engaging and fun term two!
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN WRITING ABOUT…
Measurement is finding a number that shows the size or amount of something. We can measure many different things, but mostly we measure…
Length: Length is how far from end to end. Also called distance. We measure length using millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres.
Area: Area is the size of a surface: how much is inside the boundary of a flat (2-dimensional) object such as a triangle or circle. (The rule is Length x Width L x W). The area is measured in square centimetres or square metres and is written like this cm2 or m2.
Perimeter: The perimeter is the length around the outside of a polygon or the path that surrounds an area.
Volume: Volume is the amount of 3-dimensional space an object occupies. Also called capacity. We measure capacity using millilitres and litres.
Mass: Mass is how much matter something contains. We measure mass using grams, kilograms and tonnes.
Time: Time is the ongoing sequence of events taking place. We measure time using seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years.
Temperature: How hot or cold a thing is. Temperature is measured using a thermometer, usually in the celsius or fahrenheit scale.
This week is MEASUREMENT WEEK!
We are really looking forward to visiting the undercover area, where lots of different measurement activities are set up for us to weigh, estimate, compare and consider!
Both Year Five classes had the opportunity to participate in MEASUREMENT WEEK at St Emilie’s. There were lots of interesting ‘hands on’ activities to engage with, where students were able to explore capacity, perimeter, area, mass and length.
Measurement is of course an important area of Numeracy and students were very keen to explore each task which were challenging and fun!
Together with our Year One buddies, we listened to the story of “The Rainbow Fish” written by Marcus Pfister. This story is a great story for children of all ages as it explores selfishness and teaches children about the importance of sharing.
After listening to the story we each decorated our own “Rainbow Fish” leaving one scale to be the shiny scale. We made it shiny by using glitter. On the back of our fish we shared one way that we try to be a good friend by showing kindness.
“The most beautiful fish in the ocean is asked to share one of his shining scales with a little blue fish, and to which he refuses. All the other fish in the sea leave him alone, and he wondered why. He goes to the wise octopus for advice, and she tells him to give away his scales. Rainbow Fish reluctantly does so, except for one. In the end, he is less beautiful then he was before, but he has new friends and is now the happiest fish in the sea.”
Possible questions you could ask your child:
Please click on the links below to see the photo pages!
Please see the attached file to check out what we have been doing in Maths!