February 11

Dear Parents, 

Thank you for coming to the Student led Conferences. I hope you enjoyed seeing your child progress! Here are some learning updates.

Maths

We learned how to sort data and put them in different categories using a Venn diagram. Each one of us also came up with a survey question and conducted a survey. We were challenged to think of meaningful categories by which to sort the data and we also learned that data have to be presented and understood in a way everyone can understand without taking too long. 

We have also practiced reading, creating and describing data from a line plot, table and the representation of pictures and concrete materials. Data handling requires precision. We have been reminded to be careful when counting data and drawing neatly when creating a representation of our data. Also, we conducted some surveys visiting some other classes in different grades! Your children did a wonderful job and also reflected on the way they conducted the surveys and discussed what we can do to make it more efficient and accurate next time.

Writing

We have been reading and writing a lot of poems lately. We discovered that poets use poets’ eyes to describe an object in an unusual or different way. This makes their poem more interesting. We have learned some strategies to make poems look and sound more poem-like e.g., comparative language, creating moods, repetition, precise words, line breaks, white spaces. We have also learned how to choose a topic to write a good poem.

IPC

We inquired into how the world has changed physically and looked at how dinosaurs lived. Students are researching collaboratively about a particular dinosaur and putting their discoveries onto a shared Google Slide. Working together in group is not easy but everyone is enjoying the challenge! We also ‘excavated’ fossils carefully removing stones (removing chocolate chips from the remainder of the biscuits) to scaffold paleontologists’ work. Children enjoyed this a lot!

Photos from Fun Day 

Sorry not many…

Assembly related photos

Reminders

  • Valentine’s Day: please see the link

 

p.s. I have uploaded some photos provided by Mrs. Fishburn in the last blog post. Thank you!

Have a nice weekend!

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