Firstly, a very warm welcome to the two new students in our class. We love having you here in our community. Following on from this, it has been a great term of learning in Grade 4/5. Mathematics has been a real adventure this term. Solving problems, first with volume and then with fractions. There has been plenty of head-scratching, thinking, and eureka moments! It is all about proving the problems that we are faced with in Math and the children have been up to the challenge. Well done to them.
For both reading and writing, we have been fully immersed in poetry. The children have been looking at a variety of poems and lyrics, from Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” to Lewis Caroll’s mid-19thth century poem called “Jabberwocky”. Their insights have been very thought-provoking. They have also been writing a variety of poems including, for example, free verse, Haikus for Mother’s Day cards. The highlight was the way the students performed some selected poems to an audience. Such clarity and confidence!
In cultural studies, we have studied different religious beliefs, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We have looked at the similarities between these beliefs as well as what makes them unique. Once the month of Ramadan has been completed, we are due to take the students to the Mosque in Ljubljana.
Taking opportunities to enjoy the spring weather and to exercise our bodies and minds, there have been field trips and team-building exercises aplenty. I hope that you enjoy the enclosed photos of the children enjoying their time at Planica and the recent Easter egg hunt in Tivoli Park.
Stop the press! After the spring break, the children will start their first IB topic called “Sharing the Planet” This will see the children embark on inquiry-led, action projects surrounding themes of sustainability and conservation. We are keen and eager to start!
Wishing you all the greatest of wishes from all at Grade 4/5.