Saturday 19th January – ESF Cross Country at KGV
Tuesday 22nd January – KGV Taster Day
Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th January – Popcorn Day
Saturday 26th January – ESF HK Run
Monday 28th January – Kowloon Cross Country
Thursday 31st January – Chinese New Year Show
Friday 1st February – School ends at 3pm for CNY holiday
Monday 11th February – Island School Science Day
Thursday 14th February – Island School Transfer Day
Friday 15th February – Inclusivity House Day
Thursday 21st February – Y3 – 6 Sports Day
Tuesday 26th February – Immunisations
‘ Past civilisations can be used to make connections about present-day societies’
This coming Friday, the Year 6’s will be sharing their ‘Living Museum’ with other students of BHS. In order for this to be successful, your children will need your help to ensure they look the part on the day. Please speak to your children to find out what they need in order to come to school dressed up as a person from their chosen civilisation. We are not expecting Hollywood quality costumes, this should be a fun project for you to work on and definitely not stressful.
Weather and Clothing
With a change in weather looming and temperatures dropping can we make sure that children are dressed appropriately for school. Layers are a good way of allowing the children to be comfortable, giving them the option to adjust their clothing when necessary. But please, not too many layers!
Layering your child with too much outerwear can actually make them colder. That’s because excess layers can cause your child to sweat, which makes their clothes wet, which allows the cold and wind to bring their temperature down.
Brody, Ryan and Muchan in Year 6 are organising a Book Drive to help spread our love of reading. The Sony Corporation will collect books to create mobile libraries in South Africa for schools that do not have enough books for children to read.
Please send in Primary age-appropriate books if you have any to spare.
Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in place and time
Central Idea- Past civilisations can be used to make connections to present day societies
Lines of Inquiry – We will inquire into…
- Characteristics of past civilisations and societies (form)
- Reliability and relevance of evidence (reflection)
- Connections between past discoveries and modern-day advances (connection)
The children will continue to investigate various aspects of Ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. They will be collaborating in slightly bigger groups so it is important that they communicate with each other and stay up to date with where they are in their research.
Central Idea – Fractions, decimal fractions and percentages are ways of representing whole-part relationships
An inquiry into…
– decimal fractions and the number system
– how ratio is used to make comparisons
– sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
Central Idea – Data Handling
Range, mode, median and mean can be used to analyse statistical data.
Year six have been looking into the mathematical skills needed to determine range, mode, median and mean.
They have been discussing why it is important to find these points of reference in data they have collected.
In English, we will continue to explore language devices that help to add detail to our writing. Some of the classes will be extending moments from the story ‘Half A Man’ and some will be moving on to look at examples from other films and books.
- Miss Younie – Mathletics/ Prodigy
- Ms. Mak – Mathletics
- Mr Hoskins – Mathletics
- Mr Hubbard – Mathletics / Prodigy
All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.
Ms Lynn – Please complete home learning assigned in Mandarin Matrix.
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