3 Oct 2019

Year 6 Update Week 8





14th October – Term Starts again

18th October – Parent Teacher Bowling Evening

25th October – CPD Day – Students not to attend school

28th – 30th October – School Photos

4th – 8th November – Camp

29th November – Wellbeing Day

6th December – Y4-6 Disco

13th December – Term Ends – 12pm Finish


Children in 6P (students who are swimming first) must wear PE kit with their swimsuit (for girls – one piece swimsuit or tankini only (no bikinis)) underneath and bring:

  • underwear

  • swimming cap (a requirement of the pool)

  • goggles

  • towel

  • flip flops

  • A $5 coin for the lockers


Children in 6D and 6C must wear PE kit and bring:

  • swimsuit (for girls – one piece swimsuit or tankini only (no bikinis))

  • swimming cap (a requirement of the pool)

  • goggles

  • towel

  • flip flops

  • A $5 coin for the lockers

 It is a requirement of using the swimming pool that each child wears a swimming cap. 

The dates for the swimming lessons are:

Wednesday 16th October

Wednesday 23rd October

Wednesday 30th October


Leave School

Swimming lesson

Return to school



9am to 10am




10am to 11am




11am to 12pm



The students will travel to and from Kowloon Tsai by school bus.


If you have any questions about the swimming programme you can contact Mr. Teahan via email timothy.teahan@bhs.edu.hk

Thank you to those parent volunteers who are getting involved in PTA this year! We value parental involvement very highly here at BHS and are always on the lookout for people to help at our events. If you think you could spare some time – no matter how little! – then please contact Miss Mak at haymen.mak@bhs.edu.hk 
Thank you!
Other Important Dates:
PE Days
6D – Monday & Friday
6C – Friday
6P – Friday
Learning Centre Days
6C- Friday
6D- Friday
6P- Thursday

It was lovely to see so many of you at our Parent Consultations over the last few weeks. 

The students started swimming this week and we were delighted to see how organised they were, remembering to bring all their kit. Swimming will continue for a further three weeks after the October break. Please note that swimming will take the place of the students class P.E times but they will continue to have P.E with Mr Teahan on their usual days. 


In 6C we had a chance to work with our buddies again. We spent time collaborating on ways we can ‘Save the Planet’.



This week students have reflected on their experiments whilst working to make connections with the real world, considering the implications that this has. Some students have even managed to consider potential future uses for their findings. We have been delighted to see the students take responsibility for their learning, considering questions and making every effort to self direct and drive their learning forward. These are all useful skills for the Y6 exhibition.


In maths this week we have developed our problem solving strategies. This has afforded us the opportunity to practise our strategies for the four operations using decimal numbers. Students have been working collaboratively to share thinking routines and time has been spent asking students to explain their thinking. A big focus has been on the best method to record our thinking, and in doing so, ensuring our work explains the processes we have been through. 

In strand maths we have developed our problem strategies connected to data handling by interpreting scales.


We have continued our work developing our voice as an author. This has been in connection with writing a scary text. We have analysed text, compared the features from scary texts to sad texts and constructed our own class success criteria. Students then based their writing on a chosen image with a focus on developing visualisation in their writing.



In reading we have explored texts linked to our scary theme whilst developing our understanding of the techniques authors use to paint images in the readers’ mind. We have continued to work on developing our ability to identify the main points, summarise, make connections and ask relevant questions.



Central Idea

Scientific investigations can help people to make sense of the world.

Lines of Inquiry

  1. What scientific inquiry is (Form)
  2. How the scientific process is used (Function) 
  3. How scientific investigations have impacted the world around us  (Connection)


During this unit, the aim will be to develop the children’s understanding of the scientific process, changing variables and the effect of science around the world. 

Number Maths

Place Value

Central Idea: We use the same rules for the computation of decimal fractions as for whole numbers

By the end of Year 6 children should be able to: 

Apply place value to partition and rename numbers to thousandths 

Recognise, and order integers (including negative integers) 

Recognise, model and order decimal fractions to thousandths or beyond. 

Round decimal fractions to the nearest tenth or whole number


Central Idea: Writers use carefully crafted language to educate and inspire

This unit will involve us using inspiring and educational language to inform people about the effects of scientific investigation around the world. 


Number Maths 

Please continue with Mathletics /Prodigy at home.


Students should have brought home their reading journals this week and they should be reading on a daily basis, on Fridays we update our Reading Diaries with a quality recount entry. Please can we ask parents to sign next to the comment. Students should be reading every day.


Each week I would like students to do the following:

  • Choose at least 2 of spelling activities and have a grown-up initial next to the activity completed. 
  • Write their spelling words out 3 times in columns. Look, cover, write and check.
  • Complete 2 spelling tests at home.
  • Science- students can practice presenting their ideas: in front of a mirror to a parent, peer or their pet hamster. Practice verbalising your ideas about your science experiment.
*If you have any questions, please email your child’s teacher: Mr. Douglas, Mrs. Craig or Mrs. Palmer for further clarification. Have a great week!