9 Feb 2018

Year 6 Update WK 21


School Closure effective Thursday 8th February

Children will be given home learning engagements on a daily basis or the expectation will be that some tasks are ongoing. Please keep up to date with tasks set.


Monday 26th February – School commences.


Questions you can ask your child instead of ‘How was your day?”
Often when we ask children ”How was your day?”, we are given the answer ”good” or ”fine”.  More than just finding out how their day was, we want to help children become problems solvers and independent learners. Good conversations help them see that we care about their lives, we are there to support them, and to help them develop strategies for solving problems themselves.
Here are some questions you could ask your child after school.
What made you smile today?
Can you tell me an example of kindness you saw/showed?
What did you do that was creative?
What is the most popular game at break time?
What was the best thing that happened today?
Did you help anyone today?
Did you tell anyone “thank you?”
Who did you sit with at lunch?
What made you laugh?
Did you learn something you didn’t understand?
Who inspired you today?
What is something you heard that surprised you?
What is something you saw that made you think?
Who did you play with today?
Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
What is something that challenged you?
Did you like your lunch?
Rate your day on a scale from 1-10.
How were you brave today?
What questions did you ask at school today?
Tell us your top two things from the day (before you can be excused from the dinner table!).
What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
What are you reading?
What was the hardest rule to follow today?
Teach me something I don’t know.
If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
What made you feel happy? 
What made you feel proud?
Did you learn any new words today?
If I called your teacher tonight, what would he/she tell me about you?

BHS Dance Off 2018
On Monday, in our assembly, the Student Council launched our BHS Dance Off.  This is a fun event for children who enjoy dancing.  We will hold heats after CNY during lunchtime where participants will have the opportunity to perform their dance.  If they are successful then they will perform their dance at the International Food fair. If your child is interested here is some useful information
  • have fun 
  • you can perform in groups or solo
  • the dance should be around 1 minute
  • heats for the competition will take place at lunchtime after CNY
  • sign up sheets are in every classroom
  • there will be a lower school and upper competition

You can support your child by helping them create and rehearse their dance.

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.

Island School Taster Day- children going to Island school enjoyed the opportunity to meet future teachers, get involved in new lessons and meet new friends from other schools.

Children in school on Tuesday combined classes and took part in PE games, Drama activities, Learning Technology sessions as well as a house quiz.




Golden Book Certificates

6Y – Couleur Yoong

6D – Raphael Chan

6H – Evan Zhang


This week’s winning house Team



Transdisciplinary theme:  How The World Works




Central Idea


Scientific investigations can help people to make sense of the world


 Lines of Inquiry

What is a scientific inquiry? (Form)
How is the scientific process used? (Function)
How scientific investigations have impacted the world around us (Connection)


                 Year 6 took part in a series of Science experiment rotations covering lots of different elements of Science from forces, chemical reactions and rockets.

We look forward to using the scientific method to help us write up our investigations into scientific reports.


Central Idea


Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages are ways of representing whole-part relationships

Learning Intentions

Understand the relationship between fractions, decimal fraction and percentages.

Find percentages of number or quantities with and without a calculator.
Simplify fractions in written and mental form
Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of common fractions with same or related denominators
Convert improper fractions to mixed number and vice versa
Read, write and solve problems involving ratio


Central Idea

Data can be analysed and manipulated for its own purpose

Students will learn to;

Collect, organise and represent data
Interpret and analyse data


See home learning tasks for school closure.


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


Year 6 Exhibition 2018: Inspiration Boards

Your inspiration board should be a work in progress, some children have brought in some great examples this week. Please continue to work on these in preparation for the PYPX 2018.


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

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

Ms Yu – 熟读学过的课文

Ms Xu –  完成google classroom 练习。熟读学过的课文。记得借中文书,读中文书。


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