17 Nov 2017

Year 6 Update WK 13


upcomingdates

 

 

Monday 20th November – ICHK boys football tournament

Wednesday 22nd November – Peter Sullivan parents meeting at 6:30 pm

Thursday 23rd November – Kowloon netball tournament

Tuesday 28th November – Mandarin Consultations

Thursday 30th November – Kellet U11 girls football tournament

Friday 1st December – PTA Disco (Years 4-6)

 

Stationery

It has been noted that many children are without the correct equipment and therefore certain lessons are challenging for them. In Year 6 we ask students to bring their own stationary kits to school. As leaners they are expected to be organised, prepared, responsible and Independent, this is good practice for when they go to Secondary School. From discussions with the children many of them are missing, calculators (not scientific), geometry sets, 30cm rulers, scissors and headphones (a cheap set can be purchased for around 15HKD). Please talk to your child about their stationery needs.

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Healthy Living at BHS
We promote healthy living at BHS and therefore children should only bring water to school. Please do not send milk drinks, sugary drinks or any other kind of drink. We have water fountains and taps where students can refill their (BHS) water bottles throughout the day.
This week students have been reflecting on their time at Outward Bound
Outward Bound Survey
As a class, we decided to put together a survey to see what we thought about camp. Using Google Forms we agreed on a variety of questions and then completed the survey individually. Some of the results were very interesting;
Dance
Year 6’s have started to look at the discipline of dance. Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at different body movements that have aesthetic and symbolic values and will be using dances from different cultures and with different types of music.
Our new Butterfly Garden
With special thanks to Paul Melson and an enthusiastic team of year 6’s our Butterfly Garden is slowly being transformed. We will keep you posted on its developments.
 
Scott Darlow (Musician)

We were very lucky to have Scott Darlow visit us on Friday. An extremely entertaining experience for both the students and teachers.

Scott Darlow was born on 22 May 1983 in Melbourne, Australia to Salvation Army parents, the second of four children, he moved to Hong Kong at five years of age. He spent the next six years there attending Beacon Hill Primary School before returning to Melbourne to begin high school. Two years at Essendon Grammar were then followed by another move to Perth, Western Australia, where he attended Hollywood High School. After this, he moved back to Melbourne where he completed school at Strathmore High School.

Following on from high school, Darlow began a teaching degree at RMIT. During this time, he also worked in bars and pubs, including a two-year stint at Melbourne Hilton on the Park. Upon completion of his university studies, Darlow worked at three high schools and one primary school, teaching music. After two and a half years of full-time teaching, Darlow resigned to focus on writing music, recording and touring.

  

Year 6 Action Board – Global Goals

 

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

Our governments have a plan to save our planet…it’s our job to make sure they stick to it.

The Global Goals are only going to work if we fight for them and you can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. We believe the Goals are only going to be completed if we can make them famous.

In Year 6 we are keeping track of all the amazing Action happening at school and at home. 

Golden Book Certificates

6Y- Trinity Knight

6D- Andrea Wong

6H- Chloe Chan

 

This week’s winning house Team:

Duō yuán (diversity) 多元

 

Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea- Reaching a resolution during periods of conflict is influenced by the actions and reactions of all involved.

Lines of Inquiry  – We will inquire into…

  1. Causes of conflict (causation, perspective)
  2. Conflict resolution and management (responsibility)
  3. Our responsibility as a member of a community. (Responsibility)

 

Working in pairs, the students have come up with some very interesting and juicy questions. They are now ready to start the ‘Investigate’ part of the Inquiry Process.

 

Central Idea

We use the same rules for the computation of decimal fractions as for whole numbers

 

Number Maths – We will be investigating different strategies used to solve decimal multiplication problems as well as identifying the important link multiplication and division have in maths.

 

This week we will incorporate our camp experiences to write a balanced argument using the features of an exposition.

Students have been challenged with the statement below. They will need to decide if they are ‘For’ or ‘Against’ it and build an argument to support their views.

 

 

Spelling : The children should be tested on their words at home 3 times per week ready for our buddy test on Friday.  Any words that the children spell incorrectly during the buddy test on Friday will get carried over to next week’s ‘Words I need to learn…’  All children need to remember to bring in their Spelling Journals each day.

Reading : Each child should be reading throughout the week. Don’t forget to think about your weekly reflection for your Reading Journals!

Number Maths 

  • Miss Younie – Mathletics
  • Mrs Fletcher – Mathletics
  • Mr Hoskins – Mathletics
  • Mr Hubbard – Mathletics

Unit of Inquiry

Students should be continuing with the ‘Investigation’ stage of their Independent Inquiry.

 

Mandarin (All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.)

Ms Lynn (Home learning #7) – Please check your google classroom for details.

Ms Yu – 熟读学过的课文

Ms Xu –  完成电脑作文“露营”,熟读学过的课文和儿歌。记得借中文书,读中文书。

 

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