17 Jun 2016

Year 6 Update WK 39


Graduating with Class logo, transparent backgroundThis will be the last Weekly Update of the year and the Year 6 team would like to thank you all for your support throughout this year and in the previous years at BHS.  Each and every one of the children has grown immensely and matured admirably over the year and we wish them well for their secondary schools and future endeavours.  Goodbye and good luck to all!

Friday 17th June – portfolios go home today so please watch out for those, they do not need to come back to school.

Monday 20th June – end of year reports go live for parents on The Gateway

Wednesday 22nd June – Year 6 Production of ‘Once on This Island’ in the school hall at 7pm.  Main characters need to be in at 5:15pm for mics and make-up and all other children need to be in at 6:00pm. (Please note that the children will not be supervised here at school before 5:15pm and they should not stay at school).

Thursday 23rd June – Year 6 Graduation Ceremony (parents invited) from 11am at Beacon Hill School, followed by Celebration Buffet Lunch (children only) at the Kowloon Metropark…..please read below for information on the dress code.

Friday 24th June – last day of school, 12pm finish!

End of Year 6 Graduation –  Please give some thought to what your child will wear. It is an important event in the children’s school life and therefore we expect them to be dressed in smart/special event clothing for the ceremony. The dress code for the past few years has been…..

  • suits for boys (or at the very least a dress shirt and trousers and tie), or traditional dress, dress shoes
  • semi-formal party dresses for girls (or a pant-suit), or traditional dress, dress shoes
  • no denim or shorts or flip flops

I have found some examples on the internet to help you out!

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We have worked really hard again this week on the Production and the show is coming along nicely.  We’ve tried out make-up, hair styles and costumes and they are all looking great.  Many thanks to Maadhav’s mom, Jaya Chand, who has been in helping Mrs J and Miss Viola with the costumes.

Below are some photos from this week and last week.

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The children are making real progress with the production and the show is really starting to take shape. Just in case you forgot, here are the characters and the stars that are playing them.

Role Student
Angela Chen 6L
Ady Lam 6H
Miyuki Tso 6F
Ariel Tsang 6L


Mama Euralie Ellie Chung 6F
Tonton Julian Aidan Young 6F
Little Ti Moune Nicole Yuen 6F
Ti Moune Kristy Poon 6H
Daniel Anakin Teahan 6L
Daniel’s Son Osbert Wong 6F
Daniel’s Father Nick Cheng 6H
The Gatekeepers Kendrick Yau 6L

Andre Chow 6H

Andrea Jasmine Kwok 6L
Papa Ge James Johnson 6L
Agwe Janice Wan 6H
Asaka Emma Hui 6H
Erzulie Zara Bentall 6H

Golden Book Winners 

Congratulations to these lucky winners this week….just one more Golden Book to go for this year on Monday.

6F – Emily Leung

6L – Manika Mohinani, Tricia Leung

6H –  Kristy Poon

PE – Mustafa Kashif

Here are some extra photos from last week’s cross phase visit to our secondary schools that you may not have seen….a great day had by all but very hot and sweaty!

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This week some Year 6 students were chosen to help out Ms Chung and Year 2 make presents and food and drinks for the Parent Helper Afternoon Tea.  Thanks so much to Maadhav and Sze Ching from 6F, Manika and Jade from 6L and Charlotte and Jodie from 6H for all your hard work.  They reported the difficulties of working with such a young crowd….hmmmm, interesting!

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Year 6 Unit of Inquiry 6        

Transdisciplinary Theme : How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea : Many elements combine to make a theatrical performance.

Lines of Inquiry  – We will inquire into…

  • The roles and responsibilities involved in a theatrical performance.
  • The process of planning a performance
  • Ways of connecting elements of a performance

Concepts : Function, Responsibility, Connection

Learner Profile : Courageous, Communicator, Reflective

Attitudes : Commitment, Confidence, Independence

Strand Maths – Space and Shape

Central Idea – Geometric tools and methods can be used to solve problems relating to shape and space.

Number Maths – Computation

Central Idea – Strategies for whole number computation can apply to fractional and decimal computation.

Throughout this production unit of inquiry we will be working on these above Maths concepts and also on consolidating work done throughout this year.

Estimation Jar ClipArt

StoryOfMyLifeWe have been thinking about and planning for our Autobiographies. The children are imagining themselves grown old, looking back on their lives and all their experiences. They will then write about these as if  they had happened. It is very interesting to hear what the children think they will do, what they will become and how they will live. Please do take the opportunity to ask them about this too. You might be surprised!

More transdisciplinary English learning as we continue looking at the ‘Once on this Island’ play scripts in more detail. Some students have begun writing their own scripts or re-writing parts of ‘Once on this Island’ too. Meanwhile, others have been writing diary entries as if they were someone working in the theatre or in film.

Spelling : Specific investigation tasks set by your teacher.

Reading : Children need to ensure they are reading at home each night for at least 20 mins and to write one weekly reflection about their reading in their diaries. Parents are not required to write a comment or to sign the book. However, continued interest and involvement in your child’s reading would be appreciated and will assist in their development.  

UOI – Please make sure you can now memorise large parts, if not all of the ‘Once on this Island’ play script

Number Maths :

  • All Number Maths Groups : Mathletics.

Thought of the Week :