Grade 6 Extended
SJI INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY- TERM 2 Week 2
I have a dream...
Virtue of the Week:
Language Arts: Writing election speeches
Full steam ahead!
During this weeks Language Art lessons, the children have been preparing for the big election day. Our hook into learning was watching clips of famous speeches from the past and present, gathering inspirational phrases, ideas and techniques to help our own writing. Next, we focused on our opening paragraph. We soon realised this was the paragraph which would make or break our speech. We identified three key features to try and include, a personal story, a why or how question and if possible an astounding statistic. After the immersion stage, we read examples of speeches from last year's House Captains and began to plan our own. As our speeches began to grow, words from JFK, Ghandi and Obama found their way onto our pages. Next week we will practise delivering these speeches. With our peer partner recording we will have the opportunity to watch our performance and evaluate it as we edge closer to the big day. A special thanks to Nicolas Parrot this week, Mr Parrot joined our classrooms and helped us think about how we need to deliver powerful speeches to grab our audience. It was very inspiring!
Mathematics: On your marks, get set, GO!!!!!
Week 2- SPEED
For the first week of school, the Grade 6 children worked on the speed of their long multiplication and division, subtraction of fractions involving regrouping and solving fraction questions with models. They had a week of revision on these topics before moving on to a new topic - Speed.
A short clip on Usain Bolt was shown to the children to aid them in relating what they would be learning in school to real-life situations. They even pretended as athletes and had a go at a ‘50m-dash’ activity in the school field. This activity required them to record their own time. Then, using the distance and time recorded, they calculated their own speed.
Let’s look forward to yet another interesting term of ‘Speed’ Mathematics!
Note: The Grade 6 children will have Mathematics homework on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Homework assigned will be due the following day.
IPC: Champions for Change!
We listened to speeches from great world leaders.
We searched for addition features of a speeches, to help enhance our own.
We used our time purposefully to get a real feel for what makes a great speech.
Home Learning tasks: Week 2
Spellings (handed in Monday 19th January): this weeks spellings focus on the use of prefixes (auto-, tele- etc.). Children will need to practice the 12 given spellings and also complete the sentence and text level tasks.
Spelling test: Monday 19th January
Mathematics: Calculating average speed, distance and time based on given formulas
Writer's Notebooks (handed in Tuesday 20th January) : For this weeks homework, children will be brainstorming, planning and writing a persuasive text on trainers. Time allocations have been identified for the children, to help children spend the correct amount of time on each area.
IPC: Children to continue to complete and edit their Wevideos
Dates for the Diary
House Mufti Day and House Captain Assembly - Friday, January 23rd at 1.15 pm
UES Optional PTC - Wednesday, January 28th 3.30 - 7. 30 pm (online sign up)
Global Family Festival - Thursday, February 5th
Telunas Service Trip - February 9th - 13th
Saint Joseph's Feast Day - Thursday, 19th of March
Tuesday January 27th
Wednesday January 28th
Thursday January 29th
Top 5 Words/phases to learn this week
· please - silahkan
· thank you - terima kasi
· welcome - selamat datang
· good morning - selamat Pagi
· goodnight - selamat malam