RECIPE FOR READING
Up to 60 ………. LIS parents and their children
(Years 1 to 6 only)
6……….reading areas with expert readers
A dash……….of FUN – come dressed in your PJs, pillows and favorite stuffed animals welcome
Combine the above in the LIS Primary Library on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at 6:30pm. Enjoy great books and company for one hour.
Entry fee (to be donated to the children of Casa das Crianças): a pack of NEW colored pencils, markers or writing paper per family.
Spaces are limited! To attend Family Reading Night, please complete sign-up HERE.
QUESTIONS? Contact email@example.com or pop into the Primary Library
RECEITA PARA LEITURA
Até 60……….Pais e alunos da LIS
(apenas dos Anos 1 a 6)
6……….áreas de leitura diferentes, com leitores experientes
Uma pitada de……….DIVERSÃO – vistam o pijama, tragam uma almofada e o vosso peluche favorito
Misturem todos os ingredientes na Biblioteca da Primária da LIS na Quarta-feira, 4 de Outubro de 2017, às 18:30. Deixem(-se) repousar durante uma hora, na companhia de bons livros.
Valor da entrada (a ser doado às crianças da Casa das Crianças): uma caixa nova de lápis de cor, marcadores ou papel de escrita por família.
Os lugares são limitados! Para participar na Noite de Leitura em Família, preencha por favor esta ficha de inscrição.
Dúvidas? Contacte-nos pelo email firstname.lastname@example.org, ou apareça na Biblioteca da Primária
This week we have been applying our understanding of how to raise awareness by making thought provoking artworks. We created draft ideas before receiving feedback and choosing the most thought provoking idea to focus on for our assessment. We have also been developing our writing skills by revising, editing and giving feedback on our narrative about deforestation.
We have been learning how to solve open ended maths challenges and have been focussing on articulating our reasons for using a particular strategy- for example, using manipulatives and drawing out the problem. We have also started exploring the concept of VALUE in maths.
How to help at home:
- Look for examples of numbers at home that have value. Parents can guide with questions like: What is the value of the number? What does the value represent? (shoe size, oven, freezer, dashboard, scales)
- Ask your child to reflect on their chosen art medium and the process of creating their art piece/performance.
- Help extend your child’s inquiry by finding out more about their chosen art form and about other artists.
- Athletics Day 10:10 – Thursday the 21st of September
- Peace Parade 14:00 – Friday the 22nd of September
This week we are analysing facts, categorizing facts, identifying concepts and finding relationships between concepts to create generalisations or conclusions. The slideshow below shows images of how we recorded our thinking. We also deepened our understanding of the related concepts value and communication by creating thought provoking freeze frames. In order to provoke thought and raise awareness about deforestation, we are in the process of choosing our art medium for exhibition, writing narratives about deforestation and creating artworks in the style of Keith Haring.
We are continuing to develop our problem solving skills and growth mindset through a range of mathematical challenges.
How to help at home:
- Ask your child to talk you through the learning process guided by the images below.
- Visit the youcubed website and try some of these activities together.
Here are some resources you could use to extend learning at home:
In visual arts class this unit, students are inquiring into the same central idea as in their homeroom class: the arts play a vital role in provoking thought and raising awareness. Students are being assessed on the visual arts learning outcomes: phase 3 (responding) use a personal interest, belief, or value as the starting point to create a piece of artwork.
Students are learning about Keith Haring and his thought provoking artwork artwork that raised awareness about social, political, and environmental issues. Last week, students played the game role a Keith Haring. They learned how to draw like Keith Haring by posing for each other, drawing stick figures using pencil, using marker to outline the figures, and then erasing the inside.
This week, students are sketching about deforestation in the style of Keith Haring. Next week, students will complete an acrylic paint study. They will choose their best sketch, add color using acrylic paint, and outline using permanent marker.
UOI- Finding out. This week we focused on the skill of investigating; choosing inquiry topics, developing questions and planning how we’re going to investigate. We further developed our observation skills and practiced interpreting art work both in the classroom and at the Luanda Art Space. We focused on the concept of perspective by looking at various interpretations of different artworks. We are learning how to develop criteria to assess an artwork that provokes thought and raise awareness.
Week of Inspirational Maths. Students in year 5 have been applying their maths skills while problem solving in collaborative group work. If you want to help your child become a better mathematician, please click here (link to website) to see how you can help at home. See attached PDF of parent handout. iMaths Handout
Language. In language we are writing narratives and have revisited the writing process. We are currently in the drafting stage of the writing process where we are focussing on getting our initial ideas onto paper and following our plan.
How parents can help at home:
- Discuss ideas on how artists use the arts to raise awareness on particular issues. You may read books/articles, watch videos and talk to real artists. A sample video to start discussions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAy1zBtTbw
- Read stories and talk about the issues behind it. Help your child make connections to these issues.
- September 5: Back to School Night
- September 9: Jogathon
This week students have begun inquiring into our first unit How We Express Ourselves. Please click here to see the overview of learning for this unit including related maths and language outcomes.
Students have started Year 5 engaging in a Week of Inspirational Maths. More details to follow on this next week.
See below for some photos of our initial learning engagements.
Hello and a warm welcome to 5.3!
My name is Perico Pineda, and I will be teaching 5.3 this year. This is my second year at LIS and prior to this placement I taught in different IB schools in Indonesia, Philippines, and Iraq.
We’re incredibly lucky to welcome Ms. Charity as our Year 5 teaching assistant. It’s her 6th year in LIS. She has moved from the music department to support our learning, sad for Ms. Betsy, but great for us!
This year we will use our blog [http://blogs.lisluanda.com/5point3/] as a main source of communication with families so please be sure to sign up to receive updates as and when items are posted. We are also excited to collaborate with you all this year. If you have any areas of expertise and could come into class to share anything at all please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher [email@example.com].
Our first unit will be under the trans disciplinary theme of How We Express Ourselves, further details will follow in a future post.
Below you will find your child’s schedule for the year. Please be sure to support them in being independent and prepared for school. Please note, due to sharing of the school areas with MYP students, Year 5 will not be having swimming just yet, instead they will have PE lessons and swimming will be blocked for all PE lessons from weeks 18-22, and 29-30. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
We are so looking forward to getting to know you all this year and beginning our learning journey.
The year 5 team