It has been a relatively quiet week in the Grade 5 area. This means the teachers have been able to focus heavily on Teaching and Learning. The students have begun attempting their second explanation piece either focussing on The lifecycle of a Butterfly, How to Run an Assembly and even some personal choices such as How to play Chess and How to bake a Nutella Mud Cake. They have been experimenting with sequencing words and exploring lengthening defining macro statements.
Classes have been having many circle time activities about being a good friend to others. Discussions have centred around including others, showing respect and offering suggestions on how to deal with feelings of unease and nervousness. It was great to see the wonderful suggestions of what to do when feeling isolated in the yard.
The JSC members have been surveying the classes to seek suggestions on improvement in the yard. As well as the oval being a concern; suggestions such as soccer net, improved seating on shelter sheds and improved toilets rang out true. We can’t wait to see what the JSC come up with.
Thank you to all the families who have returned their permission notes for PG movies and the House Athletics. If you have not yet returned these, we would appreciate your efforts to do so as soon as possible. If you need a replacement copy they can be found on this blog. Another date to pencil in your diaries is Wednesday the 27th of August- Our Passport into your child’s life at Laburnum. See the newsletter for more information on this fabulous event.
Regards the Grade 5 Team.