May 8

# Sports Day 2017

Happy Golden Week! We have had a very short but fruitful week. We used a lot of our time to reflect on our Exhibition and then we looked at different ways to implement our actions as a result of our exhibition work. Now we are focussing on a number of different activities. For language, we are looking at opinion writing and focussing on an author. For mathematics, we are looking at number strategies and we have started our new unit of inquiry and looking people’s identities.

# MATHEMATICS

For the next few weeks, we will be looking at different numeracy skills and strategies. our focus is to look at more difficult problems for:

• rounding to 100,000 and 1,000,000
• comparing large numbers
• writing numbers in expanded form
• negative numbers and
• order of operations

Each student has been given a level they want to work at and develop their own ideas where they think they should b eat. They reflect on what they have learned and describe the process they have used to find the correct answers.

We continue to work with our Author’s study. Each student has selected a particular author and has chosen a number of books that relate to them and we continue to work with a number of reading strategies aimed at developing strong reading skills.

# WRITER’S WORKSHOP

 OPINION WRITING

 Sentence Starters Transitions to use in each paragraph Transitions to use in your conclusion In my opinion I think I strongly believe I feel My favourite For example/instance Another reason In addition/additionally First, second, thirdly and finally In conclusion For all the reasons given To summarise To sum it up As you can see
 Topic to be shared People should not have a diary

 3. Start your opinion clearly in a single complete sentence In my opinion, people should not have a diary to write in.

 REASON People can be able to unlock a diary, even with a key. This will release your secrets which is the opposite point of a diary. EXAMPLE These videos are how to pick a diary lock with household materials.

 b. REASON The best way for people to express themselves is to speak, not to write. b. EXAMPLE LINK(STUDY)  A study has shown that 67% out of 100% speak to express their feeling and emotions.

 c. REASON Even if a diary is a password or voice protected, people can still get into your diary. People can record your voice, hack into it, and even unscrew the screws to get into your diary. c. EXAMPLE LINK(VIDEO) This is the video of a person getting into a voice protected diary. The person just uses a screwdriver, that’s it.

 5. Conclusion

# UNIT of INQUIRY

We have started our new inquiry and we are looking at people’s identities and what makes us who we are.

 An Inquiry into  beliefs and values; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures.

 Central idea: A person’s identity is shaped by a range of factors.

 key concepts (form, function, causation, change, connection, perspective, responsibility, reflection) to be emphasized within this inquiry?  ·              causation Students to be able to analyze and explain the factors that shape a person’s identity. Key questions: What affects your identity? Why do those things affect your identity? ·              connection Students to be able to identify the different ways they and others behave based on their identity. Key questions: What are the differences and similarities in your identity behaviors and others? What have you done to accept and/or respect others? ·              responsibility Students to be aware that everyone comes from a different place and be able to accept and respect similarities and differences.

 Related Concepts:  identity, spirituality, diversity, perception, tolerance, Oral language: listening, speaking, visual – observable forms of communication

 What lines of inquiry will define the scope of the inquiry into the central idea? ·                    What influences people’s identity (causation) ·                    How identity influences the way people behave (connection) ·                    How people use their awareness of differences to interact with others (responsibility)

 Teacher Questions What affects your identity?  causation Why do those things affect your identity?  causation What are the differences and similarities in your identity behaviors and others? connection What have you done to accept and/or respect others? connection With an understanding of people’s difference, how do you interact with others? responsibility What is your responsibility interacting with others who are similar or different to you?  responsibility

# WEEKLY NOTICES

This week we celebrated Felix’s birthday- thank you for the yummy cakes

Posted May 8, 2017 by saezm in category Uncategorized