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Grade 5 weekly newsletter

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DUNES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Volume 5 Issue 1 ACADEMIC SESSION 2019-2020 29th September to 3rd October ,2019  World Heart Day is a reminder to each one of us about this life sustaining organ and mark-  Encourage your ward to partici- ing this day globally aims to increase public pate in Spell bee competition. For awareness and promote preventive measures details please refer the circular . to reduce the global incidence of cardiovascu- lar disease . To achieve this, students must be  Enroll your ward for the Asset ex- educated and be aware of how they can lead am as it is mandatory a heart healthy lifestyle. Dunes International School marked this day by organizing numer-  Kindly refer the portal for revi- ous activities; of which CPR session conducted sion worksheet and answer key. by Ahalia hospital  SEP and support classes will re- Facilitated by Ms. Neenu Joseph and Ms. sume after the exam. Shruthi Rajagopal impinged the students on measurements one should take in case of any  Students will disperse at 12 noon heart related emergencies. Replica of huge from 9th October to 17th October. heart displayed in the reception area attract- ed everyone’s attention and the students sta- pled their messages of the day. The morning assembly resplendently showed the im- portance of a heart healthy lifestyle. The stu- dents, staff and parents pledged to live a pre- cautious life and avoid any admonitory ac- tions that could threat our heart.

Roots & Shoots encourages children to implement practical positive change for people, animals and the environment by providing them with free resources and a place to share their success stories with the world. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots recently an- nounced their new twinning program between schools in the UAE and schools in the United Kingdom. Through the program students will have the opportunity to learn about another group’s homeland, environment, wildlife, cul- ture, religion and languages. As part of twinning program, Ms. Tara Golshan, Executive Educational Director of Roots and Shoots, UK visited Dunes International School on Tuesday 1st October 2019. She empowered our students to use their voice and actions to make compassionate decisions, influencing and leading change in their communities and take challenge of making the world a better place for peo- ple, animals and the environ- ment we share.

Honesty without kindness is not hones- ty .Honesty plus kindness helps us to see more clearly – indeed honestly. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. Kindness without honesty is not really kindness, and that honesty without kindness is not really honesty. . The students of 5G presented a skit to showcase how we can create a joyful world with love and compassion which is essential in this age where people don’t have time to see the sorrow of others .It was there little protest to be the people with hearts, with compassion in this huge world . Only a person who is honest can show love and compassion towards his fellow men . The story of Gandhiji’s honesty touched the hearts of the students and they learnt that honesty is the best policy

BE A HERO FOR A BETTER WORLD If students, in their early age, learn to make their own solar devices and use them, not only they will likely to be future users of the solar energy but they will also be promoting its usage in their own gener- ations and become Student Solar Ambassadors. Keeping this in mind Student Solar Ambassadors Work- shop was organized on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, 2nd October 2019. In this unique one-day training program 4,00000 students from different schools across the world unit- ed together learnt to assemble their own solar study lamps to fulfill their study light needs. Dunes International School also joined this historical event. All the Solar Student Ambassadors assem- bled the Solar Study Lamps guided by the teachers those who have taken special training in this pro- gram. Through this workshop, scientific curiosity of young minds was piqued towards clean technolo- gies for the future. At the end of the event, students were allowed to take home their solar study lamp and 2.5 W solar panel.

2nd October 2019 International Day of Non-violence, observed in a grand scale all over the world as it coincided the 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatmaji. Gandhi Sahitya Vedi, AbuDhabi has taken keen initiative to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Father of our Nation by organizing a special program on this day at Indian Social Centre, Abu Dhabi. The objective of this initi- ative has been to spread awareness of Gandhiji’s life and teachings, primarily for the benefit of the new generation. As part of the celebration, Gandhi sahitya Vedi, Indian Embassy and Indian Social Center joined hon- ored ten most talented students from each school in Abu Dhabi. As the token of appreciation, the se- lected students were given one of Gandhiji’s classic books depicting the signature of the H.E. the Am- bassador of India. Dunes International School also were delighted to be the part of the special event by the participation of ten students from our school. We hope the occasion was indeed a valuable and memorable gift for the students to cherish. Congratulations to all the attendees.

5A-Loving -Lakshya Palani 5G1-Ambitious -Ayisha Mohamed 5G -Jovial- Jabeen Shahidha


HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL, EFFEC- TIVE COMMUNICATOR? Speaking and listening skills: Topic- conversation - Well-developed verbal skills can increase one's negoti- ation skills. Self-confidence is improved. A growing sense of comfort comes from speaking in front of larg- er and larger audiences. A reputation for excellence in speaking can accrue over time, thereby imparting a certain credibility to the speaker. Speaking skills are the skills that give us the ability to communicate effec- tively. Speaking skills also help to assure that one won't be misunderstood by those who are listening. Role play activity gave grade5 students an opportunity to practice communi- cating in different social context and in different social roles. Thus speaking skills allow the speaker, to convey his message in a passionate, thoughtful, and convincing manner. Communicative activities en- courages and require a learner to speak with and lis- ten to other learners, as well as with people in the program and community

RAFT strategy RAFT is a strategy that integrates reading and writing in a challenging and fun way. This strategy asks the student to take what they have read and produce a new product that demonstrates the depth of their own understanding. The format is flexible and allows many opportunities for stu- dent creativity. The purpose of using the RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) strategy to ac- company a reading is to expand student thinking of a text and apply their understanding to other genres of writing. The students of grade 5 com- pleted the activity through connecting the text in a more meaningful way and activating prior knowledge to adapt the text in various ways. This helped in promoting students’ creativity, en- hanced their interest in the material, increased comprehension, improved writing skills, and helped students look at a topic or idea from vary- ing perspectives.

It’s Quiz time A multiple choice question is a question type where the respondent is asked to choose one or more items from a limited list of choices. A multi- ple-choice question consists of a stem, the correct answer, and distractors. The stem is the begin- ning part of the item that presents the item as a problem to be solved, a question, or an incom- plete statement to be completed. The options are the possible answers you can choose from, with the correct answer called the key and the incorrect answers called distractors. The objective of giving of a multiple-choice item is to measure candidate ability with regard to a specific content area. Students were asked to prepare questions related to the topic area and perimeter, which would help them to go through the topic deeply. Stu- dents were divided into two groups and had asked questions to each other back and forth with options. The aim of each group was to score more points, so they prepared objective type questions with more likely options. The students enjoyed the activity

Keeping rhythm is very important for staying calm. Playing shakers with rhythm which helps with concentration. Keeping rhythm in music is like walking with coordination. Students learn how to keep beat with shakers, cabassa and tambourine. This is a fun rou- tine where children learn different instruments as well, which increases their learning capa- bilities. They learn solo as well as how to play in groups with others. Pace and patience go hand in hand and helps in mind and body, keeping control of motor skills.

Spreading out the revision sessions on a particular topic is more effective than spend- ing the same amount of time in one go. This effect, known as “spacing”, helps because it allows time in between revision sessions to forget and re-learn the material. Without proper and efficient revision, the entire study effort goes waste as many a time the stu- dents are not able to recollect in the examination what they studied. Sometimes inabil- ity to recollect will lead to total failure in an exam. Repeated failure to recollect over a period of time leads to exam fear and stress. To reduce the fear of exam and its stress revision was done evidently based on the half yearly science topics . Questioning skill was one of the strategy used for recalling the concepts. This strategy helped the students in developing extended thinking skills, clarifying understandings and enhancing their curiosity .

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Digital addict Chairman of the Supreme National Com- Children insist that playing endless hours mittee of the 'Year of Tolerance', presided of video games makes them happy. But too over the committee's meeting in the presence much screen time is bad for their psycho- of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, logical well-being. Minister of Tolerance and the Committee's Study shows that children who spent less Vice Chairman. time on their digital devices and more time on non-screen activities, like sports, home- Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the members of work, religious services, and other in- the committee, stressing the importance of person activities are happier. consolidating values of tolerance within the Limit access when doing family activities, UAE community through sustainable initia- riding in the car, or when playing outside. tives and projects that enhance the role of the And set clear guidelines about how much UAE as a global capital for tolerance, civiliza- time child can spend watching TV and using tional coexistence and human brotherhood. the computer. Establish clear limits on your child’s screen The Supreme National Committee for Toler- time. ance said that the law on the licensing of plac- es of worship in the UAE is in its final stages, which includes the required conditions and standards for licensing places of worship in a way that reflects the image of tolerance on the land of the state. Wednesday 09.10.2019 Half Yearly Exam begins Day / Date Subject Science Wednesday 09.10.2019 Hindi / French Math Thursday Arabic 10.10.2019 SST English Sunday 13.10.2019 Moral Science / Islamic Education Monday 14.10.2019 Tuesday 15.10.2019 Wednesday 16.10.2019 Thursday 17.10.2019

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