21 Jan 2019

Year 6 Update Week 19


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Saturday 26th January – ESF HK Run

Thursday 31st January – Chinese New Year Show for parents at 6pm

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 


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. 


Year 6 have been working tirelessly this week to prepare finishing touches to their Living Museum displays. They collaborated very well in their teams to ensure they were ready for their eager audience. As well as designing and making, the children have done a fantastic job at sharing their new learning of their chosen civilisation aspect. Teams have been questioning one another, supporting each other and practising verbal presentations in order to prepare for the big day!


The atmosphere around Year 6 was wonderful during the museum grand opening. Year 4 came ready with questions, loved interacting with the various electronic pieces, trialling handmade armour, weapons, clothing and even food items! There was a buzz of learning throughout the classes and all the off the children in Year 6 presented with enthusiasm and confidence. A huge well done to everyone for all of their hard work,  original ideas and designs and a thank you to all of the parents who were involved in costume making too!

Golden Book Certificates
6Y –  Kaeli Ng, Sera Yang & Su Kim
6H – Evans Wong & Margherita Gueratto
6D – Hena Yang
Music- Clarice Yang
Scientific investigations can help people to make sense of the world.
  1. What scientific inquiry is? (Form)
  2. How the scientific process is used? (Function)
  3. How scientific investigations have impacted the world around us  (Connection)
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Next week, we begin our new unit ‘Scientific Investigations.’ We will inquire into the scientific process, explore the language used, make predictions and carry out investigations of our own. As an introduction, we will start by unpacking the central idea to discover what we know and what we would like to find out.



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.

We will continue to discuss and apply strategies to add and subtract fractions. The children will also explore open ended problems related to fractions so that they can share their thinking when solving problems. In Strand Math our data handling work will be ongoing where we are displaying and analysing data from the summer olympics across 100 years.


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Our text type for Unit 5 is a non chronological report. Next week we will start to deconstruct some examples and discuss the written elements are language used. As we become more advanced and experienced writers we hope to become more aware of our reader as the audience and engage them in our writing.



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.

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