This week we created a persuasive letter that we would later be assessed on. Mrs.Goodwin would look at it and give us suggestions so we can edit it next week. 

Our letter could be to anyone we liked a few people did ms.Goodwin a few people did there favourite fictional character (or real), It could also be to your best friend. In the letter we would explain why the problem we researched on was the most important.

We had researched on many different  sustainable goals such as:

1)Gender equality

2) Poverty

3) Hunger

4) Peace and justice

5) Education

6) Economic growth…

We did all of those and explained why they are the most important, with the information we found while researching.


BOO! The season is here already! With ghost vampires and monsters it’s the season of halloween! 5A has been planning for their next buddy class by picking spookytastic activities to do with our young grade 1 friends. Here are some spooktastic activities we planned with our little buddies. Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

By: ANdre Jia

Hello all parents and students reading this blog post. My name is Summer. During the last week before midterm break, Mr. Baird was sent into the G5 classrooms to deliver some important news. Mr. Baird said that because there was so many urgent demands for wifi, the server couldn’t keep up. He then informed us that unfortunately Grade 1-5 could no longer have access to the wifi. The school was shutting off our wifi completely. 5A thought that that proclamation was outrageous. Ms. Goodwin thought so too, we  therefore stopped doing the language work that we had been doing and planned a protest.


We put together a mind-map about all the different things we could do for our protests. Some suggestions were a actual protest with signs, making a persuasive writing piece for Mr. Baird, and even going on a hunger strike! Ms. Goodwin suggested the only one that we could do right now was a persuasive writing piece. So we all got to work making our plans for the piece of writing.


We started writing and most of us finished in forty minutes. After we went to lunch we came back to the classroom and the people who didn’t finish their writing had fifteen more minutes to write. Ms.Goodwin told us to sit down on the carpet. She told us something very surprising. Apparently, the whole “no wifi” problem was just a scheme to get us to write a piece of writing  that we would be assessed on. Luckily we were all so passionate about wifi that our writing was fantastic.

It’s finally the holidays and I know that the students are looking forward to a relaxing holiday.

There are a couple of home learning items that need to be finished over the holidays:

Reading: Please read the relevant book up to the correct section. If you do not have these books (some of you left them in the classroom) they are available on overdrive or you can purchase them on the kindle.

Secret Garden: Read up to chapter 14 “A Young Rajah”

Once: Read up to the chapter that begins “Once I lay in the street in tears.”

Rules: Read up to the chapter titled “At someone else’s house, you have to follow their rules.”

Maths: Please practice the 4 operations and complete tasks on Mathletics and Khan academy.

UOI: Please complete your research on your chosen UN Sustainable Goal

Most importantly: Have a wonderful week and I look forward to hearing all about it on Tuesday 23rd October


This week we have been learning more techniques in Sketchnoting  and finding new ways to improve our work. This week we learned how to add colour to our sketchnotes.

The video taught us to give each colour a role and to balance out the colours on each page. Each of us chose three different colours and we each gave them a role(text, image and helper). It really helped us because we have been using pencil or a black pen to sketchnote.  It was kind of hard for us to adapt to the colour code – even when we made up the colour code ourselves – because we  had to keep changing the colours we needed to use in order to follow the colour code. To begin with it was kind of slow to do since we kept changing the colours we used. Ms.Goodwin told us that we would all get used to it and would be much faster with practice.


Wow! What a day! Pancake and pyjama day was filled with students running as fast as their legs can carry them to get one single pancake with a side of sausages! As i sat down with my pancake and sausage, I watched as people streamed through the cafeteria and run to the chefs to get pancakes! It was like the California gold rush all over again(except much faster)! The pyjamas that i have seen today were all amazing! From bathrobes, to funny shirts, to regular school uniform?! Ok, sadly some teachers and students did not join in on the pyjamatastic fun!

Though my Chinese teacher wearing cube pyjamas was still hilarious! Well I think that’s enough information on the glorious pancake and pyjama day and of course: Get rich Get famous goodbye everyone.             


It’s almost time for CAMP!

I know the students are extremely excited and there’s not much longer to wait.

Please read below for a general outline and equipment list. There will be a more detailed information session on Thursday 25th at 8:00am in the Library pit.

The permission slips will be sent home after the break.



What a week this has been!

Although it was another short week it has been jam packed with learning.

In language and STP this week we looked at all the key features of a persuasive text this week. We discovered there are many techniques that people you to get their message across. We used the acrostic below to help us.

Power of three

Emotive language

Retorical questions

Say it again

Undermine opposing views


Direct address


We then used this ‘PERSUADE’ model to help us to analysis Martin Luther King’s famous I have a dream speech. We discovered he often used the power of 3 imagery to create a powerful message. He used “a great beacon light of hope”, “a joyous daybreak”, and “end the long night” to show the idea of a fresh start and that the audience were beginning a new chapters in their lives by following him. We will use these techniques next week as we begin to write and create our own persuasive texts.