to Gradeto Grade
All information from this evening’s presentation will be shared on the Grade 5 blog.
Who Are We?
Dan Allen firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Sikora email@example.com
Jan Vinclair firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Kirkwood email@example.com
Jenifer Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Francois email@example.com
0 Grade 5 – 6
0 Support - Homeroom teachers
and Jill Wagner
Most of all…
ENJOY Grade 5!
Communication at School.
0 Blogs – class and grade = primary communication tool.
Grade blog will have curriculum updates every unit.
0 Parent contact teacher - email
0 Recess – wet weather gear
0 Change of routine information: fill in the form online before 12.00
on the day of the change. The teacher will be told of the change.
Changes must be made by parents through this form:
www.zis.ch - parent portal – ls wadenswil – quicklinks – change of
0 4-6 times a year
0 Based on personal goals – PYP trans-disciplinary
0 Shared on student blog
0 Across all subject and learning areas
0 Parents will be invited for regular updates / sharing
0 Information Session: Friday 4 October, 08.45
Group Decision Making
Adopting a variety of roles
Gross Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Codes of Behaviour
0 Introduction to the PYP Workshop –
0 Programme of studies can be found
through the ZIS website
0 Check curriculum pages!
Units of Inquiry: Grade Five
Regular blog updates
How We Express Ourselves: Motion pictures entertain, inform and inspire.
Sharing the Planet: Food issues have a global impact.
How we Organise Ourselves: Social Media affect how we access, process and
share information. Year long unit.
How the World Works: Under construction
Where We Are in Place and Time: PYP Exhibition
Who We Are: Self-awareness allows individuals to achieve well-being
(In class, and at home)
Exposure to different
Speaking and Listening
Formal and Informal interactions
Awareness of Audience
Number (base 10 system, counting; reading and writing numbers; identifying
place-value; comparing numbers; working with fractions)
Shape and Space (exploring 2- and 3-dimensional shapes; classifying
Data Handling (collecting, organizing and interpreting data using tables,
charts and graphs)
Measurement (using tools to measure length, capacity, weight and
volume; telling time)
Pattern and Function (exploring number patterns, rules for number
sequences, relation between numbers and attributes)
Each group of students is under the care of a
Village Camps Group Councillor all week.
These leaders are:
Experienced with school groups
Experienced in Environmental Education
Enthusiastic, kind and caring
•Team work and group games
•Full evening programme
weather and food!
Two chalets - boys and girls separately.
4-5 children per room.
En suite bathrooms.
Chaperones = eight adults from school.
Three full meals a day and snack for the bus
journey there and back.
Can be changeable in the mountains!
Check Swiss Meteo for weather updates
What must you do?
Inform the nurse of any medical or food issues
well in advance.
Help your child to pack sensibly, according to the list
Students may bring electronic games/iPods for the
bus but they will be collected once we get off the bus.
Cell phones are banned by Village Camps.
Discuss “homesickness” or separation anxiety with
your child as necessary.
Be enthusiastic and look forward to the trip together
with your child!
Packing list will be posted on blog this week.
Times & Contact Details:
0 Departure: 9:00 Monday, September 23rd
0 Arrival back at ZIS: 16:00 Friday, September 27th
Village Camps SA
CH – 1854 LEYSIN
Tel. +41 (0)22 990 9460
Fax. +41 (0)22 990 9464
Mobile. +41 (0)79 632 40 52
Mrs Francois, EAL
BICS(Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills) : from 2
– 3 years to acquire.
CALP(Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency) : from 5
– 8 or more years to acquire.
Developing literacy takes time.
How can I help my child?
In your home language:
0 Read to or with your child,
0 Ask about the Math, Language or Unit of Inquiry being
studied in class – draw out specific vocabulary,
0 Discuss a wide variety of subjects at an appropriate level,
0 Encourage your child to do research.
Language Acquisition and EAL programmes:
Friday 6 September, 2.15pm – 3.15pm
Please look on the EAL Blog:
Meet your teacher and other parents
in the classroom.
Sign up for room parents
Grade 4 parents will be arriving for their
meeting, so please clear the car park promptly
Confirm e-mail addresses.