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Grade 5 weekly newsletter

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DUNES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Volume 7 Issue 2 ACADEMIC SESSION 2019-2020 12 to 16 January 2020  Prepare well for the upcoming “Without commitment you cannot have depth ASSET exam for Science which is in anything “ scheduled for 19.01.2020 Students of Grade 5G1 performed a skit under the value of commitment. They involved whole  Hindi weekly test will be con- heartedly in expressing their idea through this ducted on 27th January 2020. thearterical performance. The skit showcased the importance of being committed to a task  Info tech competition using given. Staying committed to our goal is one of scratch will be conducted be- the most fundamental principles of success. tween 19th to 23rd January The goals can vary from leading a healthier life, 2020. having a better relationship, or approaching result in work, but commitment remains an es-  Refer circular for enrolling your- sential ingredient . So let’s all remain more fo- self for the Sasthra Prathibha cused and dedicated, which will surely lead us Contest . to success

. Sport develops a sense of friendliness among the children and develop their team spirit. It helps children to develop mental and physical toughness. ... These days sports are an integral part of the education. Sports day for children in primary school has been proven to enhance mental and physical development, as well as social skills and even improvements in academic per- formance. To mark the occasion of Indian Republic Day that coincides with the Annual Sports Meet of Dunes International school which is scheduled to be celebrated on January 26, preparation of Floats representing various aspects of India is being carried at its full zeal . Our little ones are also presenting an In- dian national flag formation .

Learning a language is the foremost step in the life of a child as it helps him/her to communicate with the world and a school plays a vital role to train the child in this di- rection. The Spell Bee Competition incorporated with MaRRs Spell Bee International which was held at Dunes International School aimed at creating awareness of the pos- sibilities of using varied words in oral and written expression and to add words to the active vocabulary of students. The competition was organized for classes KG to Grade 5 and it comprised dictation, choose correct spelling and frame sentences and primary colours. The objective of the competition was to enhance the spelling and literary skills of children by encouraging them to explore the English language, expand their vocabu- lary and improve their communication and comprehension skills. This helps students to improve spelling, vocabulary, learning concepts and pronunciation. It is also an en- deavor to keep pace with technology, the demand of new age. .

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” . The ‘Knit-a-thon’ was an initiative by the UAE women aimed at breaking the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest blanket and setting an unprecedented rec- ord for the maximum knitted hearts to be dismantled and distributed to 3200 underprivileged children worldwide. Dunes International School contributed immensely to this noble cause at making the initiative a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the maximum knitted hearts with 3200 blankets totaling 3100sqm. The school would like to thank the whole hearted contribution of the parents, students and staff in making it happened. Now we are honoring the participants of the Knit a thon noble cause. Really Your dedication deserves superb admiration.

Summarization is an essential strategy for reading comprehension. The summarization strategy helps students recall the main ideas and specific facts of materials they read Summarizing teaches students how to discern the most important ideas in a text, how to ignore irrelevant infor- mation, and how to integrate the central ideas in a meaningful way. Teaching students to summarize improves their memory for what is read. The students of grade 5 analysed the given text and presented their understanding using different strategies such as t-shirt book report, 5 finger summary and S.W.B.S.T strategy. It helped students to determine essential ideas and consolidate important details that support them, enabled to focus on key words and phrases of an assigned text that are worth noting and remembering and taught students how to take a large selection of text and reduce it to the main points for more concise understanding.

Getting ready for ASSET Preparing for exams is the key to success – . Like sport, exams require knowledge, skills, practice and a positive attitude. Having the right attitude towards study is very important; The goal of any student preparing for exams must be to perform at his/her peak on exam day. Being well prepared boosts confidence. As part of getting ready for ASSET exams, stu- dents were divided into groups and each group discussed the questions in the worksheet provid- ed to them with their peers and presented the answers to the whole class. This helped them to learn from others , building team-spirit and also improves their confidence.

“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will suc- ceed-there is so little competition” A Mathematics Quiz is a co-curricular activity it is a ac- tivity very much different from the usual class room ac- tivities. The class room activities are also called as con- trolled activities, the mathematics Quiz is an uncon- trolled activity. It helps the children to develop the disci- pline on their own, towards mathematics. Here students , they were practicing asset questions in the form of quiz by. They were divided into 4 groups. Each groups marks were written on the board, It will help them to think critically and logically. It helped them to im- prove their team spirit and each group was finding their answers very curiously. . It helped them to build a healthy competition spirit and to revisit the concepts

ASSET(Assessment of Scholastic Skills through Educational Testing) is Asia’s largest skill-based diagnostic and benchmarking test. Rather than testing rote learning, it uses multiple-choice questions to focus on measuring how well SKILLS and CONCEPTS underlying the school syllabus have been understood by the student. Apart from giving information about where the student, the class or the school stands as compared to their peers in the country and internationally, the test provides information on the strengths and weaknesses of individual students and also en- tire class. Dunes International School organized Math and English ASSET for the grades of 3 to 5 from 15th and 16th January 2020. With ASSET, students can gauge the limits of their capabilities and understand the kind of educational challenges they can take.



2020: Towards the next 50 COUNSELLOR’S DESK Strategy for the Future Most of us already know the importance of communication. By keeping an open line of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, communication, you’ll have a better rela- Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and tionship with your child and your child will Ruler of Dubai, announced the UAE Strategy for come to you when there’s a problem. But the Future, a comprehensive roadmap that will there’s another reason for communication — take the nation to the next era of development. you help your child integrate different parts of his/her brain. Integration is similar to our Launched under the directives of H. H. Sheikh Kha- body in which different organs need to coor- lifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the dinate and work together to maintain a long-term strategy will steer the nation’s growth healthy body. When different parts of the by identifying the needs and challenges of the fu- brain are integrated, they can function har- ture, addressing them through impactful long-term moniously as a whole, which means fewer plans, and successfully leveraging new opportuni- tantrums, more cooperative behavior, and ties for all-round development. more empathy. To do that, talk through troubling experiences. Ask your child to de- The strategy is centred on three main themes — scribe what happened and how he/she felt. new operational model for the government, build- Do not provide solutions. You don’t need to ing national capacity and setting strategic priorities have all the answers to be a good parent. for the future. Just listening to them talk and asking clarify- ing questions will help them make sense of Under the new strategy, planning will become a their experiences and integrate memories. mandatory part of the operations of government departments. Future scenario reports on key sec- Sunday: 19.01.2020 Science ASSET tors will be published and serve as a benchmark for developing governmental plans and policies. Monday 27.01.2020 Hindi Weekly Test

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