Year 6 Newsletter

Term 2 - 5th February, 2016

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Unit of Inquiry;

Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, new understandings and has numerous consequences.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • What are the reasons for exploration? (CAUSATION)

  • How do explorations help us understand the world around us? (CONNECTION)

  • Is there a need to continue with exploration? (REFLECTION)

Coming up: Our new Sharing the Planet Unit -

Distribution of resources affects communities and individuals’ access to equal opportunities.

Children will attend an N.G.O. conference at Kowloon Junior School to learn about what action people are taking to ensure communities have equal opportunities. Each child will have a choice of four talks from the 24 organisations represented. UNICEF have already spoken with our year 6 children about access to water. We learned the shocking fact that 1 in 8 people in our world do not have access to clean water. We will inquire into ways in which these types of inequalities can be addressed and what action we can take to help.


During our next unit we will be investigating the news through multimedia channels, discussing the difference between fact and opinion and writing our own news stories.


The children will be applying their number skills when researching data linked to current affairs. They will be developing their data handling skills through google surveys, selecting relevant data to create their own infographics.

Exploration Presentations

Year 6 have enjoyed role playing their chosen explorer and presenting their research to the class. They were put on the spot in the Hot Seat to answer some fabulous questions from their peers. The children recounted a large variety of famous expeditions and we were treated to 'visits' from Zheng He, Neil Armstrong, Amelia Earhart, Christopher Columbus and Marco Polo to name just a few! Many children went to great efforts to create very imaginative props and costumes. Some explorers even sailed into the classroom on boats!

General Notices;

  • Please remember to fill out the Ark Eden form if you need to make any changes to your child's collection arrangements for their rescheduled date.

  • Remember to check the VLE homework page every Wednesday please.

  • Thank you for all the yummy cakes sent in by 6P, 6R and 6S parents. Also a big thank you to the parents who kindly gave up their time to help.

Important Dates:

Rescheduled Dates:

17th February - 6R Ark Eden

18th February - 6M Ark Eden

19th February- 6S Ark Eden

23rd February - 6D Ark Eden

24th February- Year 5/6 Sports Day

25th February - 6P Ark Eden

26th February - Y6 NGO Day at Kowloon Junior School