Home Learning – 20th April, 2015

by sanjaylalwani on April 20, 2015

Home Learning for this Week 

Item 1) Maths Mate Sheet T3S7 (Due Fri)

Item 2) Blog Writing Journal: Writing a Newspaper Article (Due Fri)

Hi Journalists,

For this blog post, you will be writing a newspaper article to use in the newspaper you will be publishing in class. Your article should:

- have a headline

- include the 5W’s (who, what, when, where, why & how) about your topic/event

- be about an interesting topic related to the time period/significant event you have chosen.

- be written objectively (quotations from people could be used to show multiple perspectives)

- be proofread before being posted

Item 3) Reading 20 minutes every night


This Week in 5C

by sanjaylalwani on April 17, 2015

This week in 5C we were surprised to find our Avocado plant growing so well! We originally sprouted it from an avocado pit during our seed germination experiments. We also have a new class mascot – Bob the snail, found miraculously in Ryan’s pocket!20150414_130434

A bit of art work will be happening in the the classroom while Holly Carr is here presenting and using the art room. Students are hard at work making their paper mache animals come to life.




While we don’t get to work one on one with the artist in residence this year, 5C did get to attend one of Holly Carr’s live performances where she demonstrated painting on silk accompanied to music played by her daughter Lily.


In UoI we are analysing newspapers to better understand their layout, language and content. We hope to create our own newspaper pages from different periods in history. We continue to focus on understanding the difference between fact and opinion in newspaper, and consider how we might remain objective despite any bias that we might have.

In math we are inquiring into the differences between surface area and volume, and will continue to do so next week.



Today we also celebrated Alan Dick Community Day at school with a great show of spirit and friendship!


Home Learning – 13th April, 2015

April 13, 2015

Home Learning for this Week  Item 1) Maths Mate Sheet T3S6 (Due Fri) Item 2) Blog Writing Journal: Interview & Research (Due Fri) Hi Journalists, For this blog post, you will be sharing your first hand account from the interview you conducted last week. You will also spend some time researching this historical event and writing a […]

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This Week in 5C

April 2, 2015

This week in 5C we went on our final field trip to the Museum of Coastal Defence, where we talked about making inferences about the past from surviving records and artefacts. This is a great museum with both indoor and outdoor exhibits that highlight Hong Kong’s history of war and defence from the time of pirates […]

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Home Learning – 30th March, 2015

March 30, 2015

Home Learning for this Week  Item 1) Maths Mate Sheet T3S5 (Due Fri) Item 2) Blog Writing Journal: Interview (Due friday after the holiday) Hi interviewers, For this blog post, which is not due until after the holiday, you will be interviewing someone to get a first hand account of a historical event. Ask a family member, […]

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This Week in 5C

March 27, 2015

This week in 5C we learned about the history of Hong Kong through guest speaker Graeme Still and a trip to the Hong Kong Police Museum. We were also treated to an assembly and workshops with the author David Schwartz, who got students wondering “How Much is a Million,” based on his children’s book. In […]

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Student Led Learning Reviews (SLLRs)

March 25, 2015

Please mark your calendars. Prep to Grade 5 will host SLLRs on April 23. Pre Reception and Reception will host SLLRs on April 23 & 24. Please click here for more details. A detailed Parent User Guide will be sent to you on Thursday April 9. 

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Home Learning – 23rd March, 2015

March 23, 2015

Home Learning for this Week  Item 1) Maths Mate Sheet T3S4 (Due Fri) Item 2) Blog Writing Journal: Historical Events (Due Fri) Your task this week is to choose a significant historical event and explain why it was significant. Please use the keynote provided as a template for your findings. You can use the who, what, when, […]

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This Week in 5C

March 20, 2015

  This week Grade 5 students joined a walking tour around Central, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan and the Kowloon Walled City to learn more about the history of Hong Kong for our upcoming unit. 5C students then got together to combine their information into a mini-presentation and shared with classmates their experience and learning. Next week […]

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Grade 5 Hong Kong Historical Walks

March 16, 2015

For tomorrow’s walking tours, students need to wear their PE uniforms and a hat. They must also bring a large snack (they won’t be eating lunch until after 11:00 am) and water bottle packed in a small backpack. Most of the tours involve a long walk so good walking shoes are essential.

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