Miss Harris' Grade 5 class
Think about this:
GRADE SIX 2014-2015
Course Outline: all students have a course outline. If you would like a copy, just request one and it will be sent home.
We are learning about government this year. It is a great year to learn this material considering the current political news. Students have been asked to watch the News, and to bring in articles (from newspapers/internet), or to recite what they have learned from the News. They can give facts and their opinion on a topic.
In class, we have experienced what a dictatorship and a democracy would feel like. Students have written about there experiences. Students have protested against dictatorship wanting rights. It was an exciting moment in Grade 6. Students learned that in a democracy we have rights and with all those rights, responsibilities follow.
We will continue to learn about democracy and look at the history of how and why democracy is great for Canada.
We are studying "Trees and Forests". For the past month, students have been outside studying our ecosystem. They have had the opportunity to look at differences within an ecosystem. They should have noticed the different levels of a forest, the differences between coniferous and deciduous trees, how to identify leaves, the importance of consumers, decomposers, and producers in an ecosystem. ect.
Students have been encouraged to talk about science at home, and to explore science through nature. Try and create an opportunity to ask your child about trees and forests and see what they know.
Mr. Fleming, Mr. Ziprick, and myself are teaching Physical Education this semester. Students are expected to try everything and explore a variety of active activities that are available to them. They will be doing individual sports and team sports. Some examples are yoga, dance, track and field, badminton, volleyball, basketball, and variety of games, personal fitness.
Students will be swimming : Nov 27, Dec 2 and Dec 4
Legislature: March 10 (5 supervisors are needed)
Health is currently being taught everyday cross-curricular. Students are given supervised time to develop interpersonal skills. They have to work together in many group situations and have to get organized quickly to complete a tasks. Students are expected to demonstrate responsibility through completing homework and staying organized (putting subject areas assignment in the right places). We will learning how to time management, healthy lifestyle, wellness choices, and how to manage/explore life roles and career opportunities. In June we will be learning about the Human Reproductive System. At this time, your child can opt out with a written permission form.