Grade 6 Extended News Letter
Term 3- Week 7
This week in Grade 6 Extended...
What a week...
Virtue for the coming week: Trust
Note: End of year Exam – 5th June 2015 (All topics covered in Grade 6)
The Grade 6 children explored the properties of solid figures. They used the key vocabulary such as ‘faces’, ‘edges’ and ‘vertices’ to describe the solid figures. They even came up with interesting riddles related to solid figures.
The Grade 6 children are revising the topics that they have learnt for the whole semester. The children are strongly encouraged to revise the termly reviews in their activity books. They are also reminded to get their stationery ready for their exam; pencils, erasers, highlighters, rulers and most importantly, calculators!
Language Arts- Historical Fiction
Reaching New York
Next week we begin to create our published piece to share with you all at our Exit Point.
This week we continued to work on our sentence structures, trying to vary the sentences that we use in our writing. Our attention this week focused on capturing the inner thoughts and feelings of our main characters. For this we used a structure known as 0.I (outside , inside) to contrast the way that our characters portrayed themselves on the outside, when really they felt much differently inside.
On the outside, Edward looked calm and compose, (However on the inside, his emotions were in turmoil). - Mayan W
On the outside, Naomi looked as carefree as a bird ( However on the inside, she was both anxious and worried). - Chloe L
On the outside, Thomas was excited (However on the inside, his heart had been broken into a million pieces, at the loss of his family). - Adam Y
On the outside, Edward oozed the strength of an ox (However on the inside, he was as scared as a touch-me-not).- Daniel S
IPC: Migration- field research and analysis
International -Week 2
Parents you are in for a great treat!
This week the children have continued to think about their part in the final Exit Point. They have made their decisions about the area/s they will become an expert in,articulating this learning with all our guests on Wednesday June 10th (Our UWCSEA experience will be key to reach our goal).The children have been working really hard and are really confident and enthusiastic about the exit point.
The children's learning in the fields of Geography, History, International and Society will be demonstrated in a variety of ways. You will be entertained with:
- interactive time lines
- live news reports
- freeze framing and role play
- historical fiction pieces of writing
and finally a person guided tour of our learning journey! And breathe!
We do hope you can come and join us, for the end of year finale!!!
Home Learning tasks
Spellings- application of knowledge
The children have been 20 spellings this week which relate to the patterns covered in the first two terms. In addition to the spellings. the children have been set further word and sentence development activities (Synonyms and adding additional clauses).
Spelling to handed in: Tuesday 2nd June
Spelling test : Tuesday 2nd June
Writer's Notebook- planting seeds and then writing
The children have been given the stimulus of secrets to explore. The children have been asked to note ideas about secrets, using the Edward De Bono thinking hats.
Black hat- Have you ever passed on a secret and what were the consequences?
Red hat- How does keeping secret make you feel?
Yellow hat- What qualities do you possess to be chosen for keeping secrets?
Green hat- Have you tried to conceal a secret and how?
White hat- How do secrets affect people in general?
Blue hat- to choose one of the themes (mini story, a written argument, a personal account, poetry etc.) that was brainstormed in class and create a piece of writing around that idea. This is a chance for children to really showcase the writing techniques they have used this year.
Writer's notebook to be handed in: Wednesday 3rd June
Vesak Day - Monday June 1st (Holiday)
UES End of Year Mathematics Examination - Friday June 5th
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - Grade 6 Migration Exit Point...will be on Wednesday June 10th at 8.15 am. Please do join us for our final Celebration of Learning!
End of School Year - Friday June 12th at 12.20pm