Year 6 Update Week 23
Saturday 2nd March – Makeathon in school
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
Thursday 4th April – ESF Primary Choral Concert
Friday 5th April – Ching Ming Festival – School Closed
Wednesday 10th April – Easter Concert
Friday 12th April – End of Term (12:00)
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.
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 Science #2
Golden Book Certificates
An individual’s interests and beliefs lead people to take action, which makes a difference in their community.
Lines of Inquiry
My interests and beliefs (Perspective)
How my interests or beliefs in ___________ influences my community (Change)
I can justify and share my learning and action (Responsibility)
Next week will be our first week of Year 6 Exhibition!
Children will get the chance to discuss ideas in their classes, identify common interests and share suggestions. We will unscramble the central idea and become familiar with how our interests promote well being in ourselves as well as others around us.
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.
Central Idea – Data Handling
Range, mode, median and mean can be used to analyse statistical data.
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.
- 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.
This week’s quote…