Year 6 Update Week 8
HALF TERM HOLIDAYS
Tuesday 23rd October – Year 6 Trip to a screening of “A Plastic Ocean”. Please make sure you have completed the eNotice granting your child permission to attend
Thursday 25th October – Immunisations
Tuesday 30th October – Y6 Bake Sale
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November – Arts in the park
Monday 5th November – School Photos
Tuesday 6th November – School Photos
Friday 9th November – Sibling Photos
Monday 12th November – Mandarin Parent Consultations
Wednesday 14th November – Mandarin Parent Consultations
Monday 19th November to Friday 23rd November – Outward Bound Camp
Can you tell me an example of kindness you saw/showed?
What did you do that was creative?
What is the most popular game at break time?
What was the best thing that happened today?
Did you help anyone today?
Did you tell anyone “thank you?”
Who did you sit with at lunch?
What made you laugh?
Did you learn something you didn’t understand?
Who inspired you today?
What is something you heard that surprised you?
What is something you saw that made you think?
Who did you play with today?
Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
What is something that challenged you?
Did you like your lunch?
Rate your day on a scale from 1-10.
How were you brave today?
What questions did you ask at school today?
Tell us your top two things from the day (before you can be excused from the dinner table!).
What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
What are you reading?
What was the hardest rule to follow today?
Teach me something I don’t know.
If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?
Year 6 have had a very busy week in the lead up to the October holiday. They enjoyed the opportunity to work with Mr Melsom in the butterfly garden to continue their hard work composting using bokashi.
We have made a great start to our new unit ‘Conflict’, familiarising ourselves with the key vocabulary around conflict and being able to decipher between the different types of conflict. The children have had some great discussions around internal and external conflict and enjoyed taking part in kahoot quizzes to broaden their knowledge.
The children have begun to look at the features of a balanced argument within different issues such as Hong Kong Zoo and school uniforms. They are learning to explore both sides of an argument in order to identify different opinions and back up reasons with evidence.
Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet
Central Idea- Reaching a resolution during periods of conflict is influenced by the actions and reactions of all involved.
Lines of Inquiry – We will inquire into…
- Causes of conflict (causation, perspective)
- Conflict resolution and management (responsibility)
- Our responsibility as a member of a community. (Responsibility)
After the holiday we will explore conflict resolutions and how people go about attempting to solve conflict on a daily and global scale. We will look at different types of conflict in more depth and talk about the actions and reactions of all involved.
Number Maths – Operations
Central Idea –We use the same rules for the computation of decimal fractions as for whole numbers
How are the four rules related to each other?
In what ways can we record the rules for a pattern in addition and subtraction?
Now that we are focusing on mental and written strategies when solving addition and subtraction problems we are encouraging the children to trial new strategies to solve multi step problems and share their thinking and working out to find the answer.
Central Idea – Conversion of units and measurements allows us to make sense of the world we live in.
In strand math, we will explore area and perimeter of a triangle and identify the properties which will help us to calculate the measurements.
We will continue to draw inferences when we read by looking at a variety of passages from texts. Year 6 will be focusing on the story ‘Half A Man’ by Michael Morpurgo using the illustrations and descriptions to apply their learning of inference.
The children will identify topics or issues relevant for writing a balanced argument. They will use exemplars from class discussion and joint construction to write up their success criteria to write an exposition including two sides.
Reading: Home readers
- Miss Younie – Mathletics
- Ms. Mak – Mathletics
- Mr Hoskins – Mathletics
- Mr Hubbard – Mathletics
Mandarin (All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.)
Quote of the week…