11 Feb 2019

Year 6 Update Week 21

upcomingdates

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.

Thursday 14th March – Mui Wo Tree Planting (30 students only)

Thursday 21st March – Tag Rugby Championships

Friday 29th March – Gecko Maths Competition at Island School

Saturday 30th March – Earth Week

International food Fair – March 29th 2019
Please make sure that all ticket stubs and money are returned by March 15th 2019.
 
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Please make sure your child is applying deodorant. The weather is now starting to warm up and the Year 6 children are beginning puberty and therefore sweating more. Please help them to keep on top of their hygiene. 
 
 
 

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. 

 

Island School Taster Day

 

 

We also visited Island school earlier in the week to work with Ms Wightman. Check out the photos in the UOI section 🙂

Visit to Impact HK

Half of 6H took part in a kindness walk  with Jeff at Impact HK. Please ask your children about this amazing experience. We do not realise how lucky we all are!

 

Golden Book Certificates

6Y –  Muchan Kim
6H – Joshua Borg
6D – Ember Yaranon
  
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
6H Catapult competition
 
 
 

 

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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We have been researching, planning and writing non-chronological reports and are making great progress. We have been playing with sentence structure and organisational features to make our texts as interesting as possible.  Ask your child about their report and let them wow you with the fun facts they have learned. 

  

 

 
 
Reading: Home readers
Personal spelling tests

Number Maths 

  • Miss Younie – Mathletics/ Prodigy
  • Ms. Mak – Mathletics
  • Mr Hoskins – Mathletics 
  • Mr Hubbard – Mathletics

Mandarin 

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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