14 Jan 2019

Year 6 Update Week 18


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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 

Living Museum

‘ 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.

Here are some homemade costume ideas….
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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.

Healthy Snacks
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Every day your child should bring a healthy snack. Please send your children in with a healthy snack that does not have any single-use packaging. 

Book Drive

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. 


Ancient Civilisations – This week it has been make, make, make! We have been bringing the past to life by making artefacts, costumes and models. Take a look at the photos below to see a snapshot of our progress so far. 


Golden Book Certificates
6Y – Crystal 
6H – Leah
6D – Takashi 
Mandarin – Erick
Technical error means that House Points will be carried over to next week.

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…

  1. Characteristics of past civilisations and societies (form)
  2. Reliability and relevance of evidence (reflection)
  3. 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. 



Number Maths

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.

Strand Maths – Data Handling

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.


Reading: Home readers
Personal spelling tests

Number Maths 

  • 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.

 This week’s quote…

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