I know you are all eagerly anticipating the next unit, which shall begin next week, Investigators.
Year 5 continued to push forward this week with place value. We studied negative numbers using calculations, number lines, and real life scenarios. We answered word problems using negative numbers, and then created our own word problems to show our understanding of the topic. We began to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1 000, 10 000 and 100 000.
This week in literacy, we started our autobiographical writing unit, ‘All about me’. Using a model text to give us ideas, we began planning and constructing our first draft from an initial plan. We then continued to develop our original sentences over the week, adding in further detail, edits and improvements. Over a series of re-drafts, we tried to further advance our writing style; we used similes or metaphors and aimed to vary our sentence structures.
In Literacy this week we have started reading Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington. The story follows three aboriginal girls who are taken from their families and sent to be taught how to live in a western society. We have practised the skills of prediction and interpretation. One learner shared what he thought of the story so far: “It was very emotional when the three girls go t taken away from their families because of the colour of their skin”