18 Feb 2019

Year 6 Update Week 22


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. 


Year 6 have been exploring the central idea this week and sharing their understanding with one another. Alongside this, they have been inquiring into a scientist of their choice to discover the impact they have had on the world today. They have inquired into their discoveries, studies, research and investigations to further their knowledge of past and current scientists. The children have also used their notes to write up their own non-chronological report which they have begun to plan this week.

Year 6 have also been designers and makers this week when they planned and built successful working catapults out of lollipop sticks and rubber bands. We tested them out in the hall to compare the distance in which they could launch an item across the room.

Well done and thank you to all of you who took part in the kindness walk with Impact HK this week. It was a valuable experience for the children to think of others living in a different situation and their kindness and love towards the homeless and street cleaners in Hong Kong went a long way. We look forward to continuing this connection and perhaps the support might continue for some of our pupils during exhibition.



Golden Book Certificates

6Y –  Carlos Lam, Mandarin: Jade Wu
6H – Leo Lee
6D – Jannat Jabeen & Cassidy Li, Music: Angelina Yieu
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 are lucky to be returning to Island School next week for another Science lesson with Mrs Wightman. This will be a good learning opportunity for applying the science inquiry cycle and a nice way to bring Unit 4 to an end as we think about the process of investigations and experiments.


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.


In Number Maths we will continue to apply our knowledge of working out percentages of amounts. We will look at increasing and decreasing values and sharing strategies to solve percentage word problems. In Strand Maths we will use our catapult results to draw graphs and charts to display the results and look at averages.

Strand Maths – Data Handling

Central Idea –  Data Handling

Range, mode, median and mean can be used to analyse statistical data.


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Year 6 have been working hard to make connections within class texts and individual book stack stories. We will continue to identify text to text, text to self and text to world connections and also discuss the author’s purpose by exploring the language and style used. We will also continue to write up our non chronological reports, hooking the reader in with an interesting introduction.



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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