Aloha Year 5!
I hope you have all had a chance to read the letter Barbara sent out yesterday. I am so excited to see everyone on Monday afternoon. Please make sure you are all there, it will be so wonderful to see everyone before we finish school for the summer holidays. I have missed you all so much. You are in two groups of 15, please come at the right time, be safe and sensible. We will have to physically distance in the playground. This will be your chance to have a quick catch up with me, collect your school books (please bring a bag), get your reports and say goodbye. Check out the letter below, it has all the details that Barbara sent you.
Just a reminder that all the reading books you borrowed during lockdown will need to be brought back to school. Next week's book swap will be a book return instead. So please make sure you find all the books you have borrowed, ready for next week. You can bring them in on Monday as well.
This is the new Sustran's competition. Check it out for a chance to win a bike or scooter.
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Our Learning Today
Lo: to write a narrative
Today I would like you to use your plan to write the middle section of your narrative. This section is about his present. It needs to explain to the reader what life is like on the moon for Baboon and we have to understand how he feels. Remember this is a story and you are writing it in first person.
Here is my example. Please read it and critique. Magpie if that helps to inspire your writing but do not copy my work.
Lo: to create a line graph with ICT
Let's start off with some CLIC questions:
139,473,832 + 42,485,582
107,732,001 - 9,456,932
862 x 357
3621 ÷ 21
Yesterday we created our own line graphs using some data. Today we are going to create a line graph using our ICT skills. I am going to give you some data and I would like you to log into Purple Mash. I have set 2graph as a 2do.
At the top of your screen you should see many types of graph. Today can you select the line graph.
When you have selected line graph. I would like you to add the data to create the graph. Here is your data. It shows the measurements of a plant over 15 weeks. Please hand in your finished graph. Then you can experiment by changing the data and making different line graphs.
Lo: What is a humanist?
Over the year we have learnt a lot about different religions and their beliefs. Today we are going to explore a belief that has no God. We know that atheists do not believe in God. A humanist is an atheist. However, a humanist, still has a code of beliefs. This is not a holy book but a set of ideas that they live their life by. Just like a religion. It is important to understand that even if someone does not have a religion with a God, it does not mean they do not have beliefs. Instead of believing in a God, they believe that humans can be good without God. They try to rely on reason and science for answers. They believe being kind is key to a person's life.
The key beliefs of a humanist are:
In your books, can you rank these beliefs. 1-4. Which is the most important and which the least. Then I would like you to rank them again. 1-4. Hardest to keep and easiest.
Think about these questions:
What do you think of these humanist rules? Should we all follow these rules? Do you need to be humanist to believe in them? Does believing in these rules make us all humanists? Do humanists share their beliefs with any other religions?
Answer these questions in your book:
What would happen if we all lived by these rules? Would life on Earth be different?
What would happen if no one lived by these rules? What would life be like?
Let us know your thoughts on Purple Mash.
Have a great day! Theo :)