16 May 2019

Year 6 Update Week 33



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

Thursday 23rd May – Summer Concert

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



Image result for living and growingDear Parents,

We would like to invite you to our Mother/Daughter & Father/Son evening, on Tuesday 21st May, at 6.00pm.  It is designed to help your daughter/son understand the changes they will go through as they grow up. It is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to learn together in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.


Following on from that evening, our Year 6 students will be having a couple of in class sessions on ‘Living and Growing’.  In these sessions they will be shown some educational videos which cover the theme of Puberty, followed by class discussions.  Please contact me at susan.chung@bhs.edu.hk if you would like to borrow the DVD to view at home beforehand stating your child’s name and class.


Please reply via the enotice on the Gateway if you will be able to attend.  If you attended this event last year, there is no need to sign up again as we will be discussing the same material.

Kind regards,

Susan Chung


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. 

Unit 6 began straight away after the long weekend as we prepare for our production of ‘Cinderella & Rockerfella.’

The children shared their ideas, knowledge and thoughts about the features of a pantomime to help gain a better understanding and make our performance successful. We have been introduced to the Learning Contracts which we will all be working towards throughout the unit. These tasks will deepen our understanding of fairy tale stories, theatrical performance as well as the elements of a production. They will allow us the opportunity to inquire into a variety of of new learning and we will decide on how we will present our learning. A lot of the tasks lend themselves towards props, costumes, advertisements and the technical side of putting together our production.

Well done and thank you everyone who put themselves forward for auditions on Thursday. It was wonderful to see so many of you take interest and have a go. It takes a lot of courage and confidence to step out of your comfort zone and perform in front of your peers- you all did a fantastic job!

Due to Monday holiday, no Golden Book Certificates were given out.

 How We Express Ourselves


Central Idea

Many elements combine to create a theatrical performance


Lines of Inquiry

  1. The roles and responsibilities involved in a theatrical performance (function)
  2. The time period/context of the play (Causation)
  3. Ways of connecting elements of a performance (connection)


Number Maths

Pattern & Function

An inquiry into…

Algebraic expressions to record the rules for patterns

The use of brackets and order of operations to write number sentences  

Continuing and creating sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals



As part of their learning contracts, Year 6 will cover a range of Language inquiries. Some may choose to write their own fairy tale story, you might compare different characters from similar stories or you might look into the language features of advertising our production! We look forward to seeing what you create. 


Read over your scripts, start learning your lines for production and have a think about any costumes/ items you might be able to bring in from home!

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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