Grade 5 - January 18 / 2019


This week has been very busy constructing and learning about bridges. Through experiments and learning about the Scientific Method the students discovered that a cylinder made out of paper is stronger than a rectangle and triangle. The students took this further and researched different types of bridges (arch, suspension, cable stayed and beam bridges). Using websites to read, watch and play the students have been learning more about tension and compression as well as loads and trusses - to name a few new vocabulary words!  

We were also lucky enough to be introduced into the world of Virtual Reality! Looking at famous bridges RIGHT IN OUR CLASSROOM! Wow. Using ipads to explore famous bridges from all angles.

Popsicle sticks and glue - 25cm from one desk to the next - designing and testing - this is how we spent our Friday; investigating and making bridges. All in preparation for our Tinkercad 3D bridge designs.


Students participated in their first literature circle meeting with the new mystery genre novels this week. Predicting our mysteries were a great way to begin our discussions. Next week, the next quarter of the book is to be completed, bringing it to half way through reading. The task for next week’s discussion is Word Wizard, you can find this on the Workspace.


Acute, Obtuse, Right triangles. Questions about how to identify these different types of triangles? Ask your knowledgeable Grade 5s. They have been working hard to not only identify and sort triangles by their sides, but also by their angles. Next week we will be focusing on how to construct angles using rulers and protractors!


This week in Art, the Grade 5s glazed their “Treasures from…” project inspired by the work of Damien Hirst. They also drew and painted a picture of their treasure in the place it was discovered.

Shout out also to the Grade 5 Class for their role in the WELCOME BACK! Assembly!
(Thanks to Ms. Spencer for the great shots)


The Grade 10 students have invited the Grade 5s to view the MYP Personal Projects on Wednesday, February 13 at 2:30 PM. Grade 10 students will show the Grade 5 students their Personal Project and Grade 5 students will be encouraged to ask questions. Inspiration for Exhibition and we are looking forward to it!


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