6 May 2019

Year 6 Update Week 32


Monday 13/14th May – school closed, long weekend

Tuesday 21st May – Mother/Daughter and Father/Son Evening 6pm....eNotice has been sent out

Thursday 23rd May – Summer Concert 6-8pm

Tuesday 28th May – Year 1 Bake Sale….please bring some $$$ to buy some treats to support our PTA

Friday 31st May – Scholastic Book Club orders close

Tuesday 4th June – Year 3 Bake Sale….please bring some $$$ to buy some treats to support our PTA

Friday 7th June – school closed, Dragon Boat Festival holiday

Wednesday 26th June – Production to parents

Thursday 27th June – Graduation

Friday 28th June – last day of school for the summer, 12pm finish

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

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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. 


Thank you to all of the adults at school, at home and in the community who helped to make this unit of inquiry a success – without you it would not have been possible. 

You are required to spend some time over your 4 day weekend making thank you cards or tokens to give to the people that helped bring your exhibition to life. Here are some examples.

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Please enjoy the photos from a very successful PYP Exhibition. Enjoy your long weekend Year 6. 


Due to mentor meetings, no Golden Book Certificates were given out.
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Inclusivity were this week’s winners.


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, action and final presentation of the PYP Exhibition. 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.

The children are also reflecting at the end of each week and identifying strengths within their exhibition as well as the challenges they have faced. Each group collaborate together and share their thoughts in order to improve and make the next week even more successful!

Read over your scripts, learn the songs and get ready for auditions and rehearsals for Cinderella and Rockerfella.

Audition Songs – I’m so in love with me / A friend like you

  1. Speaking part – Page 10 & 11 Scene 2 (Buttons, Cinders, Offstage Inspector) Be prepared to audition as any one of these three characters.
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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