Mandela, The Piano and decimal place value
Tuesday and Wednesday
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the World." Nelson Mandela.
Please look at the link below - it is the one we were reading this morning about Nelson Mandela. He was an incredibly inspiring man who lived a very hard life and you should learn about the things he fought for and what he achieved in his lifetime.
Which IB Learner attitudes and attributes did Nelson Mandela display and how?
Any toys you no longer play with or want? Are they in good condition? If you have been a good boy or girl maybe santa will bring you newer toys to play with!
Bake some cookies or cupcakes, add toppings for extra money!
BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS
Old clothes that don't quite fit?
CLEAR YOUR ROOMS but check with your mums before bringing your collections to school (particularly if the items once belonged to siblings!)
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Rainforests, apostrophes and the King's Birthday
Phase II of Term 2 ECA sign-ups closes at 12 noon on Wednesday Dec 4.
Monday: Maths groups - Can I calculate division answers using a long division method? (chunking, DMSB)
YOU CAN DO IT!
Tuesday: Literacy - Apostrophes (possession and contractions)
SHEET, but try this if you are unsure!
Connected Learning - Animals in the rainforest, fish in 5M? Can I persuade Mrs Measures why we should have class fish? To purchase equipment I will need strong reasons for getting a fish!
LEAVE YOUR PERSUASIVE ARGUMENTS IN A COMMENT
Micheal Rosen tweeted this morning:
What does this infer? Are you a corking detective?
Where do you think he is?
Year 5, it's time to get ready for our spectacular Bring Buy and Bake sale on Wednesday 18th December.
It is REALLY important that you start collecting items to sell so that we can raise a lot of money for our chosen charity.
Please can you start bringing in all of your unwanted toys, games, books and magazines so we can have a MAGNIFICENT sale and collect as much cash as we can! It's an important cause, helping women and their families, at risk in their community, to break free from the poverty cycle.
Closer to the date, we would also like you to bake cupcakes or cookies to sell at this very important fund raising event.
The money you help bring in will:
keep these people safe
help them learn
give them new skills so they can get jobs to make their own living
- provide medical care for pregnancies and little babies.
Why is this musiac so apt?!
What does biodiversity mean?
DO YOU HAVE THE X FACTOR?
THE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE ADULATION.
YOU CAN PERFORM WHAT AND HOW YOU LIKE. SINGING, DANCING, PLAYING A MUSICIAL INSTRUMENT, MAGIC TRICKS, A STAND UP COMEDY ROUTINE, ETC, ETC. ON YOUR OWN, WITH A FRIEND OR IN A GROUP. IT’S UP TO YOU. WE WILL PROVIDE A SOUND SYSTEM, MICROPHONES, MUSIC STANDS AND TABLES AND CHAIRS IF YOU NEED THEM. YOU WILL PROVIDE EVERYTHING ELSE: THE TALENT (HOPEFULLY!), COSTUMES, PROPS AND A CD WITH MUSIC OR BACKING TRACKS (VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO FORGET THIS).
Bertie joined us for BADGER TIME
He is Badger-tastic at apostrophes
He knows his contractions form his possessions!
Our GENEROUS donations for the 1000 THAI book challenge. THANK YOU.
Give someone a great gift this year
Code breaking in the library!
What do you already know?
Did you sticky?
Did you explore the activities?
WOW! What a birthday celebration for the king!
We loved the assembly and were astounded by the skill and talent from the last act.
Thank you to the Thai department for putting this on for us.
The Piano, Sports day and DIVISION!
T-Rex by Plotting Coordinates
You can draw a Tyrannosaurus Rex like this one.
Once you have your materials draw an x and y axis on the squared paper.
Be careful - this picture uses negative coordinates!
The x axis should go from -10 to 9
The y axis should go from -14 to 14
If you use the downloaded grid it will have to be in landscape layout.
Now plot these coordinates and join them up like dot to dot as you go:
(6,8) (5,6) (6,4) (2, -4) (0,-5) (-1,-6) (-2,-9) (-1,-11) (0,-12)
(0,-13) (-3,-12) (-3,-11) (-4,-9) (-4,-6) (-6,-9) (-8,-11) (-8,-12)
(-1,-14) (-7,-14) (-10,-13) (-10,-11) (-8,-9) (-6,-3) (-5,1) (-3,3)
(2,6) (2,10) (3,11) (5,12) (9,10) (9,9) (6,9) (9,8) (8,7) (4,8)
T-Rex Arm 1:
(6,3) (7,3) (7,2) (5,2)
T-Rex Arm 2:
(3,3) (5,1) (7,1) (7,0) (4,0) (2,2)
T-Rex Front Leg:
(2,-4) (3,-11) (4,-12) (4,-13) (1,-12) (1,-11) (0,-5)
Have some fun first! http://www.counton.org/games/flash/virtualmathfest/dinosaur.swf
LITERACY and CONNECTED LEARNING:
Tuesday and Wednesday: Complete your non-chronological report booklet.
Carefully, you took notes and turned your notes into rich, detailed and factual paragraphs. Now in pairs you have edited, reflected and refined!
Copy your paragraphs into your ISS booklet. Remember presentation is essential and it is QUALITY not QUANTITY!
Where? What? Why? How?
Political maps, climate maps, cancer and capricorn.
How are they linked?
Where are the rainforests?
Rainforests wrap around the tropics, they are near the hot equator and need a lot of rain.
A tough A-Z challenge!
How many did you find?
We looked at how music can shape a narrative and create atmosphere, some music was gentle and elegant and reminded us of snow.
Other pieces were loud and we thought of fireworks or wars. We heard heartbeats and anger, loneliness, rhythmic rain and triumph. Praccho came up with some beautiful similes.
We concluded that words weren't equal and some were stronger than others.
SHOW not TELL was an imprtant learning opportunity this morning and we spoke about inference.
We can SHOW age by writing clues such as
wrinkled like a delicious prune
hunched like a question mark
squashed and shrivelled with wisdom
It is better than TELLING us he was old.
Tell: She's nervous.
Show: She took a deep breath, gulped and bit her lip.
We are finding the RAINFOREST and its BIODIVERSITY fascinating!
ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
SPORTS DAY 2013 GO 5M Kipper cheering Cover winner! We cheered each other on! Mystery winner! BALANCED APPRECIATIVE DETERMINED PERSEVERANCE PROUD FOCUSED CONFIDENT H2O SUPPORTIVE COMMITTED Will you bid in the SILENT auction? Kipper was proud! What was the most challenging event?
SPORTS DAY 2013
We cheered each other on!
Will you bid in the SILENT auction?
Kipper was proud!
What was the most challenging event?
Did you support your peers?
5M are awesome
Which event was your strongest?
How much have you improved since last year?
Chest pass, Basketball, high jump, hurdles, quoit throw.....
ON YOU MARKS , GET SET......
Loy Krathong an Art Gallery and Research skills
Enjoy Sophie, Maia and Molly's own fun blog, I have!
Fractions revision. Can I calculate fractions of a number? Differentiated so pick your best fit! Challenge yourself and take a risk!
Definitions of ISS space vocabulary. Use short, sharp sentences to explain the meaning of the word as clearly as you can. It is tougher than you think!
Glossary words should be in bold and alphabetical order.
Can I define ISS technical vocabulary? EXTENSION add 4 more of your own terms.
- Robotic arm
- space suit
- Solar arrays
Expo + Gallery reflection.
I have the A4 card for you and we will put in your portfolio.
Add as much detail as possible and PLEASE use the vocabulary list.
Kipper was properly attired too!
Happy Loy Krathong
We used natural resources to make our Krathongs
They looked superb, why does using organic materials show appreciation?
The University students were fabulous and knowledgeable
5M all of us were COSMIC COMETS this week
Special guest star Mr Mills!
You are using different media,
- books and indexes
- Google and KIDREX http://www.kidrex.org/
Here are some links
From VYOM : http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/
We are taking notes using bullet points and abbrieviations.
To be successful we discovered you have to scan a lot of text for key information.
The best notes use a range of sources (internet sites, books and indexes and Kidrex for searching the finer details)
We started with a few questions and used the texts carefully to find detailed information.
We are writing up our notes into paragraphs and including the topic sentence.
WOWsers Keith we are proud of you!
To be in the team is awesome but to be a winner is just outstanding.
THANK YOU to all the mums that helped mount pieces of art this week
We are the proudest teachers in the world!
What did you think?
Leave a comment!
We will do one with you Sophie!
Look at all that social media!
I'll show you today how it is done!
WOW! Such excitement!
Fractions, Flag raising and Loy Krathong.
Please wear the colours from the Philippines flag on THURSDAY and donate maybe 100 baht for the victims of the world's most awful typhoon.
Please wear Loy Krathong dress on FRIDAY. You will be making Krathongs at 9.20 and we shall float them at the sala later.
Wednesday will be MESSY, come ready for acrylic, relief and printing art learning. Tuesday we will wear goggles and complete our wire sculpture (comet tails)
Rounding, choose the task that best fits your ability. Can you round to the tearest tenth, whole number or 100?
Remember it is quality not quantity!
Play this fraction game: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/memory_fractions1.swf
Paragraphs or categories, can be in a different order as long as the linked information inside a paragraph is together
Diagrams, pictures, labels and captions.
Conclusion or closing statement
Present tense (unless historical)
Formal and impersonal laguage
What is each paragraph about?
How would you improve the non-chron?
As an extension you may have time left to write the Non-Chronological report into note form.
A mind map would be terrific of all the key facts and details.
Check with the learning wall and use the tools in your toolkit.
We will focus on skills like research techniques and note taking over the next few weeks and writing detailed and informative paragraphs
Did you guess the Learning Question correctly?
Did you collaborate well?
This school have been writing some,
Did your sentences link together?
How did you order them?
What were the clues?
We have been respectful citizens today.
5M hoisted the flag this morning and our student councillors will do it for the rest of the week.
It is a huge honour and we listened to the National Anthem and watched as the flag was raised, we represented the school community this morning
We also had a minutes silence and played the last post at 11am. We do this on the 11th day of the 11th month to show respect and appreciate the people who have bravely fought for their country.
HEADS DOWN, THUMBS UP!
Loi Krathong is a lantern festival in Thailand. "Loy" means "float" and "Krathong" is a little boat (or a small float) made from banana leaves. So "Loy Krathong" is roughly "float banana leaf boats".
ลอย ลอย กระทง
ลอย ลอย กระทง
On the Full Moon of the 12th lunar month.
Water overflows the banks
We all, men and women
Have a lot of fun on Loy Krathong Day
Float, float the banana leaf boats*
Float, float the banana leaf boats*
After we float our banana leaf boats
I invite you darling
To come out and dance the Ram Wong**
Dance the Ram Wong on Loy Krathong Day
Dance the Ram Wong on Loy Krathong Day
Good merit*** brings us happiness
Good merit brings us happiness.
Features of a Non - Chronological Report.
Does it have a title to tell you what the writing is about? (Is it a question?)
Is there a general opening statement?
Are there separate paragraphs about different parts of the report?
Is there technical vocabulary or words specific to the subject of the report?
Is it in the same tense all the way through?
(past, present or future)
Is it in an impersonal style?
Is there a concluding statement?
Are there diagrams or illustrations or pictures to help with the report? (Optional)
Library Dewey skills
Glass paint nebula
Starry Starry night
Glass paint nebulas
Class background (giant canvas, individually we'll add our own ALIEN prints)
Charcoal (focus on tone)
Comet wire sculpture
Learning wall for ART
A Non-Chronological Report about Non-Chronological Reports
Non-chronological reports are an interesting and clear way to convey information. These reports can be about almost everything. They come in all shapes and sizes, but there are common features shared by all non-chronological reports.
This style of writing is called ‘non-chronological’ because ‘chrono’ comes from ‘khronos’ where means ‘time’ in Greek. Therefore, ‘non-chronological’ is a report that is not written as a timeline in a sequence of events as they happen. Instead the paragraphs are arranged by topics.
Where they are used
They are used in a multitude of different ways and are used when the author wants to give information about a particular topic. Encyclopaedias and information leaflets are just two examples and some blog posts also have features of non-chronological writing.
Layout of Non Chorological Reports
Diagrams, pictures and charts are often included to illustrate ideas and information. Text can be added to these by using captions, which appear near the image, or labels which point to particular items with it.
Furthermore, non-chronological reports often include some bullet points or lists for quick reference to the important information.
Style of Writing
Just like all writing, vocabulary is very important and it should be tailor to the audience. Interesting WOW words to impress the reader are needed and a range of openers and connectives make the report more enjoyable to read. Special vocabulary and technical words are used where appropriate to improve the writing and inform the reader about the topic.
Non-chronological reports use ‘an impersonal style’, which means that they are written in the third person. So writers refer to everything as he, she or it, rather than writing about yourself and your own experience.
Non-chorological reports can be powerful at sharing ideas and information. This is why the topic is summarised in a concluding paragraph, with the important points stated again, to leave the reader with a lasting impression of the subject. Only with all of these features can you complete a non-chronological report correctly and share your information clearly and accurately.
One little Alien
4 little aliens
we made prints using styrofoam
Our designs were based on our doodles
we reflected and refined
Da daaaaa our awesome class planet.
ARTS WEEK And INTERNATIONAL DAY
Grid method multiplication and problem solving. Due on Wednesday. Remember maths is 30 minutes long this week, make the most of your Learning time.
- International day on WEDNESDAY, how will you represent your country?
Register and then the parade will begin at 8am!
- AUDITIONS for Peter Pan on FRIDAY @ 12.35. Take a risk!
ART - You have been working well 5M - I have enjoyed seeing you all use new media and create a range of artwork already this week - lots more to do before the end of the week.
Can I create a frame for my artwork?
USING: Cardboard, cereal boxes, fabric, wood or anything you like.
It should not have any glass!
It is due in on Friday - Have fun!
It needs to fit A3 size paper
ARTS WEEK 2013
The video above sets off our arts week well. Music is an art but this week we are focusing on our drawing, painting, sketching and sculpting skills. Excited?
I love art. Art isn't just drawing and painting. It is using a huge variety of different media
I love aliens!
We know about the colour wheel and complimentary colours.
We will explore complimentary colours in more detail
We are going to have fun with PERSPECTIVE and find out about vanishing points.
We are going to produce individual relief pieces using sand and glue. We will focus on foreground and background detail.
Would you like to use charcoal and hairspray?
Are you doodling in the mornings?
Which media is your favourite?
I want one!
Where is this?! When is this? Such a great creative mind!
Where is the vanishing point?
Can you see the radial lines?
What pupose does the tone and shadow have?
For tone here the artist has used stippling (dots), do you prefer hatching (lines)?
Grim colours, pollution and a positive or negative view of the future?
I like where the sun hits the tall buildings that scrape the sky.
I know where the sun is, I just can't see it.
This futuristic city has great line. Where are your eyes drawn to?
More positive? Clean and clinical?
Where is the vanishing point?
The arts week Learning wall
Look at the vanishing point!
Look at the radial lines!
A tough skill!
Rockets and Aliens!
Very informative Library council
THE MAGPIE IS HERE.
It is NOT stealing!
But, copying shiny beautiful phrases makes your writing pop!
You will stand out from the crowd!
We had a lot of fun when the student council organised reward time
We made alien cookies
And then we ate them
Some of them looked like Mr Ben
Thank you student council.
Ready for varnishing
Superb futuristic lines and shapes
Nice shading and tone
Loving the angles of the buildings!
Superb vanishing point
Futuristic detail on the front of buildings
We are adding in layers, background and foreground
THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR!
Thank you PTG for all your hard work to make it so special.
We LOVE celebrating the 66 countries we are from.
We explore languages and cultures, food and clothes
It is brilliant
A chocolate fountain!
I loved the Japanese cuisine
I heard lots of thank yous
I was proud of your maturity and appreciation of others
What new foods did you enjoy?
We are dapper!
Great interactive culture fun!
Spooky USA fun!
What are we doing?
Varnish is dirty work
Glitter is lovely
Relief is sticky
Painting with acrylic is dangerous
You have to cover all the canvas and the paint
Use different tones
Enjoy your learning
PROTECT your clothes and tables
Real nebuli from the HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
dribble glass paint
swirl it and roll it
How proud are you of your new skills?
How proud are you of your new skills?
Thanks for showing me the art were doing tomarrow. I'M READY!!!
A successful day using the different media of charcoal, chalk and oil pastels We blended and blended We experimented and reflected We had galleries and refined our techniques We produced finished products but we are keeping them a surprise for the expo! The classroom smells of hairsparay We made vector planets We experimented practiced refined
A successful day using the different media of charcoal, chalk and oil pastels
We blended and blended
We experimented and reflected
We had galleries and refined our techniques
We produced finished products but we are keeping them a surprise for the expo!
The classroom smells of hairsparay
We made vector planets
3 way conferences
http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/ has it changed?
H/L this week:
MONDAY Maths groups; my set you are doubling and halving.
You recieved your reports too; I am so proud of you and remember how you are going to achieve your targets, work on those too.
- Who are you practicing with?
When do you hope to achieve your targets by?
TUESDAY Literacy grammmar COMMAS (lists and adding in chunks), there is a differentiated sheet.
Collect notes on astronaut life. Present in a MIND MAP!
Branches for your mind map could include:
remember the mind map laws!
Colour and organise your branches
Link your ideas
KEY WORDS and symbols
This will show me you have understood the information and synthesised it
You can't plagerise too!
Your creative brains will loves this and there isn't much writing.
Furthermore I won't grump at you for forgetting punctuation!
Have a go, take a risk!
Enjoy and make it pretty
FOR the 3 way conference please spend some time reflecting on your time in Year 5 so far.
As a comment after this post please answer these questions.
What has been your favourite activity and why? (this could be anything, an ECA possibly, it just needs to be something connected to school).
What curriculum theme (Out of this World) activity have you most enjoyed and why? You could use the blog to remind you of our learning.
What activity from your specialist lessons have you most enjoyed and why?
If you have your conference tomorrow please can you do this tonight. Thanks.
We finished the Iron Man :(
A superb tale of good versus evil
Did you write a review?
Who was the most exciting character and why?
Could you predict the ending?
What would you say if you met Hogarth?
What attributes do you admire in the Iron Man?
Would you read a different Ted Hughes book? Why?
We planned an investigation and chose the Independent Variable we wanted to test
The controlled variables stayed the same
We predicted and justified
We collaborated and we all had a role to play
The results were collected and averages worked out
The results were surprising and we'll draw graphs
Were our predictions correct?
what did you investigate?
Were your team co-operative?
Were you confident and clear?
Did you make eye contact?
COuld you express clearly how you feel about your learning?
Are you aware of the further progress you need to make?
Has Kipper brought you a halloween present?
Today will be out first Year 5 Library Council meeting at break time in the Library Classroom.
Please can representatives go to the Library then. Snacks and milk welcome so to make for a prompt start.
The Firework-maker’s Daughter:
A young girl called Lila wants to become a firework-maker, like her father Lalchand. Despite her talents, Lalchand believes this is an unsuitable job for girls. Lila disagrees, and journeys to get Royal Sulphur from Razvani the Fire-Fiend at Mount Merapi, as all aspirant firework-makers must do.
The quest is nearly unsuccessful, as she does not have protection from the Fire-Fiend’s flames or the Three Gifts to present to Razvan.
It starts like this.....
A thousand miles ago, in a country east of the jungle and south of the mountains, there lived a Firework-Maker called Lalchand and his daughter Lila.
The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman
My old school!