28 Jan 2019

Year 6 Update Week 20


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Monday 11th February – Island School Science Day

Thursday 14th February – Island School Transition Day

Friday 15th February – Inclusivity House Day

Thursday 21st February – Y3 – 6 Sports Day

Tuesday 26th February – Immunisations

Saturday 2nd March – Cross Country Championships

Monday 4th-7th – Maths Week

Friday 8th March – Student-led Conferences (School Closed)

Tuesday 12th March – Year 6 Parents meeting for Exhibition.

International food Fair – March 29th 2019
Please note that letters regarding the food fair were sent home on Wednesday along with raffle tickets. Please make sure that all ticket stubs and money are returned by March 15th 2019.

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.


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. 


Visit from the Author Sarah Brennen

Golden Book Certificates

6Y –  Bernard Lau
6H – Brody Roessel
6D – Diva Rahangdale
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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We will be inquiring into the scientific process, exploring the language used, making predictions and carrying 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 4 is a non-chronological report. Next week we will start to deconstruct some examples and discuss the written elements and the 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


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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