3 Jun 2016

Year 6 Update WK 37

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Thursday 9th June – Dragon Boat Festival.…no school

Friday 10th JuneBHS CPD DAY – No school for children

Tuesday 14th June – Year 3 Bake Sale….please bring in some money to buy some treats to support our PTA

Monday 20th June – end of year reports go live for parents on The Gateway

Wednesday 22nd June – Year 6 Production of ‘Once on This Island’ in the school hall at 7pm

Thursday 23rd June – Year 6 Graduation Ceremony (parents invited) from 11am at Beacon Hill School, followed by Celebration Buffet Lunch (children only) at the Kowloon Metropark…..please read below for information on the dress code.

Friday 24th June – last day of school, 12pm finish!

Production  The production is going well, can we please ask you all to learn the songs. It makes such a difference when you know the words, so you can sing with confidence.

End of Year 6 Graduation – More details will be sent to you in the next few weeks but in the meantime, please give some thought to what your child will wear. It is an important event in the children’s school life and therefore we expect them to be dressed in smart/special event clothing for the ceremony. The dress code for the past few years has been…..

  • suits for boys (or at the very least a dress shirt and trousers and tie), or traditional dress, dress shoes
  • semi-formal party dresses for girls (or a pant-suit), or traditional dress, dress shoes
  • no denim or shorts or flip flops

I have found some examples on the internet to help you out!

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Father/son, mother/daughter night – Thanks to all of the parents and children that came along to the talk. We are sure you found it beneficial and we loved how much everyone was talking about the big changes they are going to go through in the coming years.

High School Visits – All of the children had a great time at their high schools. It is fantastic to see the children so excited about the new journey they are about to embark on.

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Year 6 Production 

The children are making real progress with the production and the show is really starting to take shape. Just in case you forgot, here are the characters and the stars that are playing them.

Role Student
Angela Chen 6L
Ady Lam 6H
Miyuki Tso 6F
Ariel Tsang 6L


Mama Euralie Ellie Chung 6F
Tonton Julian Aidan Young 6F
Little Ti Moune Nicole Yuen 6F
Ti Moune Kristy Poon 6H
Daniel Anakin Teahan 6L
Daniel’s Son Osbert Wong 6F
Daniel’s Father Nick Cheng 6H
The Gatekeepers Kendrick Yau 6L

Andre Chow 6H

Andrea Jasmine Kwok 6L
Papa Ge James Johnson 6L
Agwe Janice Wan 6H
Asaka Emma Hui 6H
Erzulie Zara Bentall 6H

Here are some pictures from rehearsals…………

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Golden Book Winners

6F – Brandon Leung and Daniel Yang

6L – Jasmine Kwok, James Johnson and Chris Chan

6H –  Andre Chow

PE – Nick Cheung

Children represented the school brilliantly at a local cricket competition, winning two games. Mustafa captained the team and spoke clearly and confidently to the school when explaining how the team performed.

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Year 6 Unit of Inquiry 6        

Transdisciplinary Theme : How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea : Many elements combine to make a theatrical performance.

Lines of Inquiry  – We will inquire into…

  • The roles and responsibilities involved in a theatrical performance.
  • The process of planning a performance
  • Ways of connecting elements of a performance

Concepts : Function, Responsibility, Connection

Learner Profile : Courageous, Communicator, Reflective

Attitudes : Commitment, Confidence, Independence

Year 6 are continuing to work on their individual inquiries and are loving the production. Here are some more action shots.


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Strand Maths – Space and Shape

Central Idea – Geometric tools and methods can be used to solve problems relating to shape and space.

Number Maths – Computation

Central Idea – Strategies for whole number computation can apply to fractional and decimal computation.

Throughout this production unit of inquiry we will be working on these above Maths concepts and also on consolidating work done throughout this year.

Estimation Jar ClipArt

StoryOfMyLifeWe have been thinking about and planning for our Autobiographies. The children are imagining themselves grown old, looking back on their lives and all their experiences. They will then write about these as if  they had happened. It is very interesting to hear what the children think they will do, what they will become and how they will live. Please do take the opportunity to ask them about this too. You might be surprised!

More transdisciplinary English learning as we continue looking at the ‘Once on this Island’ play scripts in more detail. Some students have begun writing their own scripts or re-writing parts of ‘Once on this Island’ too. Meanwhile, others have been writing diary entries as if they were someone working in the theatre or in film.

Spelling : Specific investigation tasks set by your teacher.

Reading : Children need to ensure they are reading at home each night for at least 20 mins and to write one weekly reflection about their reading in their diaries. Parents are not required to write a comment or to sign the book. However, continued interest and involvement in your child’s reading would be appreciated and will assist in their development.  

UOI – Please make sure you can now memorise large parts, if not all of the ‘Once on this Island’ play script.

        – Also, please remember to submit a design for the ‘Once on this Island’ programme cover to your teacher as soon as possible if you would like the chance of your design being chosen! Miss Fearn has nice drawing paper if you would like to use that, but you can submit your entry using any medium. No larger than A3 though, please!

Number Maths :

  • All Number Maths Groups : Mathletics.

Thought of the Week :