27 Oct 2017

Year 6 Update WK 10







Monday 30th October – Minecraft event for selected children

Tuesday 31st October – Year 6 Bake Sale

Monday 6th November – Friday 10th November – Year 6 Outward Bound Camp

Monday 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th and 21st November – Mandarin Consultations

Thursday 16th November – DC girls football tournament

Monday 20th November – ICHK boys football tournament

Tuesday 22nd November – Peter Sullivan for parents at 6:30pm

Wednesday 23rd November – Kowloon netball tournament

Monday 22nd November – Invitational U11 netball tournament

Thursday 30th November – Kellet U11 girls football tournament





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.
We still have children bringing in large packets of crisps for snack – this is not setting a good example to the younger children. Please support us in trying to keep the school a healthy place!
Christmas E-card
Christmas is fast approaching!  ESF wish to prepare an e-card for Christmas and are inviting ESF students to come up with a design.  The Christmas artwork could be a painting or drawing on A4 or A3 paper with any media such as water colour, pastel, photography or digital.   Please send the original artwork to Ms Yu by 13, November if you would like to enter this exciting competition.   Please refer to this link if you wish to see the cards in previous years: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1e1HGWSZqL0clF3MlF2aWk3OEE?usp=shar
We have been having fun learning the sport of handball. Check us out blowing off steam, whilst improving our handling skills at the same time.

If you are interested in handball….

The basic Rules of Team Handball: The rules of Team Handball are straightforward. The players consists of two teams that each have seven players including one goalkeeper and six court players per team. The players have to throw the designated ball past the goalkeeper in hopes of it going into their opponent’s goal.


Learning Centre

The children have had fun at the learning centre. They have had time to read and inquire into different texts to find examples of conflict.

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
There was no whole school assembly this week, certificates will be given out next week.

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)

We have continued to act our scenarios and infer into images that all focus on different conflicts. The children have been learning all about technology addiction and how social media can cause various conflicts.




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Talk to your children about these images.

Here are some action shots of 6H creating their own technology addiction pieces of art.




Number Maths – Year 6 will continue to investigate and share a variety of strategies when adding and subtracting decimal numbers.

6H have been looking at adding adding and subtracting integers.


Strand Maths – This week the pupils have focussed on finding the area, circumference, diameter and radius of circle and have been learning how to use different formulas.


We will continue to draw inferences when we read by looking at a variety of passages from texts. Year 6 will be focusing on the story ‘Half A Man’ by Michael Morpurgo using the illustrations and descriptions to apply their learning of inference.

Year 6 have also been writing exposition texts which explore two sides of an argument. 6H looked at different images that provoked different feelings and emotions. They then looked at how these images could be used to create a discussion. After note taking and text deconstructions, 6H created their own texts on Friday. Look at the images below and discuss them with your children. 

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Have you visited the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens? If so, how did it make you feel?

Camp Preparation : Please spend this weekend getting ready for camp, look through the list of what you need to take and make a note of any items that you need to acquire for our exciting week at Outward Bound. We will have a session for the students during school time next week with staff members that have years of experience visiting O.B. Think about any questions, that have not already been answered in the information pack, that you would like to ask.

Spend some time on the OB website to give you a taste of what you will be experiencing.




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


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

Ms Lynn (Home learning #6) – Please check your google classroom for details.

Ms Yu – 熟读学过的课文

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


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