Dear parents,
Happy 2020!
Here’s our weekly update:
1. Math: We have started Unit Four ‘Multiplication and division of fractions and decimals’. You can find helpful math tips for the new unit G5 Unit 4 Tips for Parents and G5 Unit 4 Topic A Newsletter. The focus continues to be on a deep conceptual understanding of what happens when we multiply and divide fractions.
2. Language: This week students have started working on the texts for their persuasive speeches they will be delivering before February Break. As inspiration they watched Birke Baehr’s TED Talk on Choosing Organic Farming.
3. UoI: Students have completed their Rube Goldberg machines. Our next unit, ‘Where We Are in Place and Time’, is coming up. The vocabulary for the new unit can be found here. Students will be researching how we got to now.

Also, if weather permits, students will have their field trip to Gorki Park for ice skating on Friday morning.
Best regards,
Grade 5 Team