Hello and welcome back to 5B’s blog. Here’s a snippet of what we’ve been up to these past couple of weeks.
In Reading this fortnight we have been unpacking the structural and language features of a range of text types. We focused on explanation texts in depth, identifying the difference between an explanation and an information/procedural. We then used our knowledge gained from exploring these texts to plan our own explanation texts in Writing.
In Writing we were able to choose our own topic and write an explanation text about it. We used 2 different graphic organisers to plan and pre-plan our explanation texts to ensure we followed the correct structure and features. Next week we will continue through the Writing Process, drafting, editing and revising and then publishing our explanation texts in a How Stuff Works class book.
We’ve been exploring Chance and Probability this fortnight in Maths. We investigated the probability of an event from a scale of 0-1 by listing some scenarios and placing them along the scale, such as
“It is likely I will forget to put my iPad in the ICT drawer and Miss Sugg will need to remind me” – Aydin
“It is certain the moon will rise tonight” – Aaliyah
We also conducted some chance experiments, identifying the sample space and likelihood of specific outcomes (theoretical outcomes), recording our results and representing the data using fractions, decimals, percentages and side-by-side column graphs (experimental outcomes).
We have continued our investigation into the Big Idea of Environment this Term. We have started looking at the actions people make and how that affects the environment they are in. We explored cause and effect and how every action has an outcome with positives and negatives. We have started to think about how we are going to meet the challenge of Positively Influence an Environment, identifying how transitions between year levels has impacts on students which could be eased in some way. Keep an eye out for our next blog post with more details about our progress of our solution!
We had the best time with our Prep F buddies! We created board games with a range of twists and turns and constructed our dice using the net of a cube. We were able to play a couple of rounds on our board before playing our favourite indoor game – Silent Ball! Prep F have gotten very good at it!
Assembly award winners for Week 6: Ansh and Aydin
3-6 Assembly Friday 29th November
Student Leadership applications due Monday 25th November
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