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Term 3 Week 12

posted by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated ]

Mile Post 2 Sports Day will be on Thursday afternoon (weather permitting) 
This will be held on the Zima 3 field and parents are more than welcome to attend

Our learning this week

In Literacy

We will continue with Persuasive Writing and link it to our IPC unit

Knowledge
To know the difference between past and present tense

Skills 
To be able to analyse examples of persuasive writing, highlighting key features
To be able to write dialogue showing both points of view using correct punctuation for direct speech
To be able to write sentences in past and present tense


Understanding
To begin to understand the features of Persuasive Writing



In Maths

We will continue with Multiplication and Division
Knowledge
To know times tables up to 12x tables

Skills 
To be able to multiply 3 numbers together
To be able to use knowledge of times tables and place value to divide multiples of 10
To be able to find factors of numbers less than 50
To be able to use factors to carry out mental multiplication



In IPC

We will be continuing with our unit Gateways to the World
We will link to Literacy learning and children will be making news report on the proposal for a new airport site close to Zima
They will need to look at both sides of the argument and present their findings


Knowledge
To know how particular localities have been affected by human activities

Skills
To be able to express views on the features of an environment and the way it is being harmed or improved
To be able to communicate their geographical knowledge and understanding to ask and answer questions about geographical  and environmental features

Understanding
To understand how places fit into a wider geographical context

Term 3 Week 11

posted 18 Jun 2017, 15:57 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 18 Jun 2017, 15:58 ]


In Literacy, we will be learning about the features of Persuasive Writing over the next three weeks

Knowledge
To know synonyms to use instead of 'said'
To know the difference between past and present tense

Skills 
To be able to look at both sides of an argument
To be able to write dialogue showing both points of view using correct punctuation for direct speech
To be able to write sentences in past and present tense

Understanding
To understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction and which tenses are commonly used in each




In Maths, we will be looking at Multiplication and Division

Knowledge
To know times tables up to 12x tables

Skills 
To be able to multiply 3 numbers together
To be able to use knowledge of times tables and place value to divide multiples of 10
To be able to find factors of numbers less than 50
To be able to use factors to carry out mental multiplication




In IPC, we will continue with our learning in Geography for the unit Gateways to the World - Airports

Knowledege
To know how particular localities have been affected by human activities
Skills
To be able to communicate geographical knowledge and understanding to ask and answer questions about geographical and environmental issues

Understanding
To understand how places fit into a wider geographical context

Term 3 Week 10

posted 14 Jun 2017, 13:48 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 13:49 ]

It is good to have all of the children back in class after the short mid-term break.
As we return to school for this short week we will be reflecting on the learning that has taken place in Primary 5.

In Literacy 
We will be planning and writing short stories, I will be looking for children to:

  • To use capital letters and full stops in sentences
  • Organise writing into paragraphs
  • To include direct speech with correct punctuation
  • Correct use of tenses
  • Interesting descriptions of characters and settings
  • Stories to have a beginning, middle, and end
  • Correct use of personal pronouns
  • Use of connectives to make longer sentences

In Maths 
We will continue to use 'Got It's to reflect on the children's learning.
Children will be asked to answer questions on units studied throughout the school year to check the level of understanding and if they are able to apply the skills they have been taught.
There will also be a maths reflection of all areas covered in preparation for the end of year school report levels.

In IPC we will continue with our IPC unit Gateways To The World
This week the focus will be on geography learning and we will focus on the following skills

  • To be able to describe the main geographical features of the area immediately surrounding the school
  • To be able to use secondary sources to obtain geographical information

Term 3 Week 9

posted 4 Jun 2017, 15:52 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 4 Jun 2017, 16:01 ]

After a week of preparing for our class assembly last week, we will now return to our regular learning in class.

Literacy:
We will focus on Reading Comprehension and Writing Composition over the next 2 weeks

Knowledge
To know the main features of non-fiction texts
To know the structure of fiction texts

Skills
To be able to listen to and discuss a range of fiction and non-fiction texts
To be able to use a dictionary to check the meaning of new/unfamiliar words
To be able to understand what they have read 
To be able to draw inferences such as characters' feelings, thought and motives from their actions and justifying inferences with evidence
To be able to plan and write stories using appropriate structure, vocabualry, and grammar
To be able to organise writing into paragraphs 
To be able to create settings, characters and a plot

Understanding
To understand that grammar, punctuation, vocabulary all contribute to the effectiveness of a story


Maths: Properties of Shape

Knowledge
To know and use the names of special types of triangles: equilateral triangle, scalene triangle, isosceles triangle
To know and use the names of special types of quadrilaterals: parallelogram, rhombus, trapezium, isosceles trapezium
Skills
To be able to identify lines of symmetry in 2d shapes
To be able to complete a symmetrical shape/pattern
To be able to identify acute and obtuse angles
To be able to compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles based on their properties and sizes

IPC: Gateways To the World - Airports
Our focus this week will be on Geography Skills

Knowledge
To know how particular localities have been affected by human activities

Skills
To be able to use secondary sources of information to obtain geographical information
To be able to describe the main geographical features of the area immediately surrounding the school

Understanding
To understand how places fit into a wider geographical context

Term 3 week 8

posted 29 May 2017, 21:25 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 4 Jun 2017, 14:54 ]

Friday the 2nd of June will be the Primary Class Assembly.
We will use this week to prepare presentations for the assembly and to practice reading lines.
This will also serve as the Entry Point, Knowledge Harvest and Big Picture to our new IPC unit Gateways to the World - Airports

There will be no home learning this week to give the children the opportunity to focus on the assembly.

As the children are working on the assembly they will have more to say and learn.
By Wednesday all of the speaking parts should be distributed and children will have time to practice in school as well as at home.

Opportunities will be given to refine presentations and learn songs throughout the week.

The children have worked well so far and we are looking forward to seeing parents and carers on Friday morning.

Term 3 Week 7

posted 21 May 2017, 16:03 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 4 Jun 2017, 14:55 ]

Literacy
This week children will complete their Non-Chronological reports about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
Children will be given the opportunity to research and record information before presenting the information.

Knowledge
To know the features of Non-Chronological Reports
We will look at the features of non-fiction writing and how they help the reader.
  • Subheadings
  • Bold print/italics
  • Different fonts
  • Pictures/captions
  • Headings
  • Paragraphs
  • Opening sentence/paragraph
Skill
To be able to write a non-chronological report independently

Understanding
To understand how the features of non-fiction writing help the reader


Maths: Fractions and Decimals
We will continue our learning about fractions.
Children will revise how to find a fraction of a number and how to add and subtract fractions.

Knowledge
To know the language numerator and denominator

Skills
To be able to find a single unit fraction of a given number E.g. 1/4, 1/5, 1/10
To be able to find non-unit fractions of a given number E.g. 4/5, 3/8, 6/10
To be able to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
To be able to answer word problems involving fractions


IPC: Reflection Week
We will look back over the learning covered in Plant It!, Forces and Electricity IPC Units.
Children will be given the opportunity to show what knowledge they have learnt and will be given the opportunity to talk about their learning in Art, Science, and ICT.

We will also be designing and decorating t-shirts in preparation for International Children's Day on Friday.

Term 3 Week 6

posted 14 May 2017, 23:00 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 4 Jun 2017, 14:55 ]

Some children have told me that they are having issues with Reading Eggs and that avatars have been changed and some of the settings are not as they have set them up.  If this happens please let me know and I can reset the password.

International Children's Day is on Friday 26th May, all children have now brought in a white t-shirt thank you.
If you have not already done so please send a washed out, cut in half bottle and a washed out cut in half milk/juice carton

Literacy:
We will be looking at Non-Chronological reports and linking them up to our IPC learning.
Children will be finding out information about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and using this to make a presentation

Knowledge
To know the features of non-fiction texts such as
  • bold print
  • Italics
  • headings
  • subheading
  • Pictures
  • captions
  • paragraphs
Skills
To be able to identify the features of a non-chronological text
To be able to make notes
To be able to research for information about a famous person
To be able to write a non-chronological report

Understanding
To think about when to use a non-chronological report




Maths:
This week we will be looking at Fraction and Decimals

Knowledge
To know what each digit stands for in numbers with 2 decimal places
To know equivalents 0.1's and 1/10ths and 1/100's

Skills
To be able to round decimals and fractions to the nearest whole number
To be able to multiply and divide decimal numbers by 10 and 100 to give 10ths and hundredths
To be able to write place value related additions and subtractions for numbers up to 2 decimal places

 



IPC:
Let's Plant It! Plants
This week and next week we will focus on Art.
We will also link our non-chronological report writing to our IPC unit

Knowledge
To know a famous artist and some of their work

Skills
To be able to talk about works of art, giving reasons for their opinions
To be able to choose materials and techniques which are appropriate to their task
To be able to explain their own work in terms of what they have done and why





Term 3 Week 5

posted 9 May 2017, 23:49 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 4 Jun 2017, 14:54 ]

Welcome back to school after the long weekend!
I hope that you are feeling rested and are ready to return to school.
As we look forward towards the end of the school year, please could you let me know if your family will be leaving Sakhalin at then of the school year.
This will give us the opportunity to plan in a leaving assembly and prepare the all important leaving book.


Literacy: This week we will look at story writing
Knowledge
To know how to punctuate direct speech
To know how to use basic punctuation, capital letters, commas, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks.

Skills
To be able to write a story in a given time with a beginning, middle, and end
To be able to use correct punctuation for direct speech in a story

Understanding
To understand that when writing a story you need to think about the audience 

Numeracy: We will be learning about AREA and PERIMETER
Knowledge
To know that the area of a shape is how much surface it has
To know that the perimeter is the distance all the way round a shape

Skills
To be able to find the area of a shape
To be able to find the perimeter of a shape




IPC: Let's Plant It! Plants 
The Big Picture
Plants are essential to all life on Eart.
If plants died out so would we, along with many other living things that depend on them for food.

The Big Question
What is a plant?


Term 2 week 4

posted 2 May 2017, 23:11 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 2 May 2017, 23:12 ]

Literacy: Non-Chronological Reports

Knowledge
To know the main features of report writing

Skills
To be abe to write a non-chronological report



Maths: Addition and Subtraction

Knowledge 
To know how to add and subtract using compact and expanded addition/subtraction strategies

Skills
To be able to add any pair of 4 digit numbers using compact addition
To be able to subtract near multiples of / and 



IPC: Feel the Force! Forces
Our focus this week will be on Technology learning.

Skills
To be able to identify and implement improvements to their designs and products
To be able to suggest improvements to products in everyday use




We also hope to start our new IPC unit this week: 
Let's Plant It! Plants
We will start the unit with an 'Entry Point', 'Knowledge Harvest' and 'Explaining the Theme'.


Term 2 Week 4

posted 2 May 2017, 20:28 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 2 May 2017, 20:29 ]

We have been very lucky to have Chris White an author and illustrator from the UK join us at Sakhalin International School this week.
On Tuesday there was an assembly to welcome and introduce Chris to the children.
Children also dressed as book characters from their favourite books.



Mile Post 2 children then had a drawing session with Chris, 
they designed a new pet by joining up the body parts of different animals to create a new pet!



On Wednesday the children then took their new pet to a writing session with Chris.
Each child wrote a poem about their new pet monster.
I am sure that you will enjoy reading about the new pets when the children bring their learning home.


The children really enjoyed having a real live author and illustrator in school!
Children were motivated and engaged in the learning that took place and all of the children were enthusiastic about writing their poems.

Many, many thanks to Ms Miraim for arranging this exciting event in our school.


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