25 Mar 2019

Year 6 Update Week 27


Saturday 30th March – Earth Hour

Tuesday 2nd April – Wear Blue for Autism Day

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)

Remember to wear blue on Tuesday to show your support for Autism Awareness Day. All donations will go towards the purchase of a wheelchair accessible school bus for JCSRS.

Minimum donation $20.

Action in the PYP at BHS

Thank you for all the great examples of Action that you are taking.  Action in the PYP is when students are inspired through their learning and their experiences to make a difference to their lives or the community connected to real life issues and opportunities.  We would like to celebrate our students taking action outside of school

Please could you email examples to me, tsuik4@beaconhill.edu.hk,  and I will share through our newsletter.  

There are different types of Action.  Last time I gave a description of how ‘participation’ is a form of action, below is a description of how advocacy is a form of action.

Type of Action



Promoting an idea that you feel passionately about e.g. social, environmental or political

Making people aware of an issue you feel passionately about


Sharing ideas with friends, classmates or family

Thank you for taking part in
There are still some competitions on going……
Get Caught Reading in Nature Competition
The children can enter this competition by sending a photo of themselves reading in the great outdoors.  There will be prizes for creative and fun ideas.  All entries are to be sent to Ms Jeves at emily.jeves@bhs.edu.hk All entries need to be emailed by 1st April.  Please include the child’s name and class in the email subject header. 
Art competition
A huge thank you goes out to all of the children that entered the Native Animal Art Competition. It will be an extremely difficult decision to pick the winners. The winning entries will be announced next week, weather proofed and displayed in the the Butterfly Garden.
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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. 

Talent show entries

6H – Kanna and Katelyn performing “A Million Dreams.”

6D – Ember performing “I’m yours.”

6Y – Ian playing the drums. 

We cannot wait to see these performances at the Food Fair – Good Luck everyone!


PYPX 2019




Lights, camera, ACTION! The children have been working tirelessly to carry out original research and plan amazing action. Most action will take place over the next two weeks so the children can enjoy a well deserved rest over the school holidays. 

Fun at the Green Book Week Quiz

A super fun visit from a talented author – Liz Million

Gecko Maths 

Two teams entered the Island School Gecko Maths Competition taking on teams from other ESF Primary schools and Year 7 students at Island School. One of our teams won – well done!


Golden Book Certificates

Due to mentor meetings, no Golden Book Certificates were given out.
Diversity – Green House



Central Idea

An individual’s interests and beliefs lead people to take action, which makes a difference to 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)




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.




Year 6 will continue to work on ratio and proportion. Looking at real-life scenarios and applying strategies to real-world contexts.  
Strand Maths – Data Handling

Central Idea –  Data Handling

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


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English is being carried out through the research and action that is taking place at BHS. The students are showing off what they have learnt in the previous 5 years by creating surveys, writing speeches, making invites, designing posters and so much more.


As part of Green Book Week the children were read a story by their class teacher. The story that was picked for Year 6 is called – On Meadowview Street. Here are some of the reflections and pledges we made that link to the story and Earth Hour. 




PYPX – please continue to support your children’s learning at home. A successful exhibition is dependent on help from all stake holders involved.
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.

 This week’s quote…


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