Year 6 Newsletter

Term 3 - May 13th 2016

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The power of walking in her shoes.

Thank you for all of your support for our Charity Walk this week. We were lucky with the weather and your generous donations totaled $12, 307. With this money we can either…


Send 31 girls to school for a year

Help 22 women start a small business

Provide 25 emergency struck families with supply kits

or…

Install 2 village water systems


Thank you for your donation and thank you to all of the parents who joined us.


http://www.womensagenda.com.au/partner-content/item/6754-the-power-of-walking-in-her-shoes

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Unit of Inquiry - How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea: Creating and responding to the arts can develop understanding of ourselves and the world around us.


Lines of Inquiry :


  • Creative processes in an art form, e.g. dance, coding, painting, sculpture, drama
  • Relationships between artist and audience
  • How artists continually reflect to improve their craft
  • Action people take as a response to The Arts

Year 6 Exhibition

We are all getting very excited about our new exhibition unit and are looking forward to expressing ourselves in many different ways. Our year 6 children are enthusiastic about what they would like to create and are currently working out their personal journey to success. Please help your child by discussing what they would like to achieve from their exhibition unit and encourage them on their journey.


There are many places around Hong Kong you can take your child to find out more about their art form. Check out this link for information about some current exhibitions:


http://www.hongkongextras.com/current_exhibitions.html

5th Pokfulam Art Exhibition 2016

‘Light Up in the Dark’

Deadline: Tuesday 17th May ( Handed in to Mr. Roscoe, Room 232, before 11.00am please)


· What to use?


A3 sized paper (you can pick up A3 drawing quality paper from Mr Roscoe Rm. 232. (Please don’t use low quality photocopy paper for your piece.)


You can also use art canvas/ canvas-board of varying sizes or A2 paper (at your own expense) if you prefer.


You can choose your preferred media to use. Eg. Drawing, pastels, charcoal, painting, printing, collage, photography, mixed-media etc.


· What to do?


THINK: Think about all the different ways of expressing the theme ‘Light Up in the Dark’ to an audience.


PLAN: Brainstorm some ideas of your images beforehand and make sketches of how you can best show them.


SELECT: Choose your best idea to work on using a media and the skills and techniques that you are most confident with. Think about the best use of space of your paper/ composition etc.


ACHIEVE: take your time, work on it carefully/skillfully –achieve your best!


SUBMIT: keep your work flat and safe, submit it on time or before the deadline, clearly write your full name, class and title of your work on the back.


Maths:

In mathematics, the children have been inquiring into mathematical formulae. They will be investigating and using formulae which calculates area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes. We will be extending their knowledge of circles and triangles in particular using Pythagoras Theorem and Pi.

WIS Transition Days

Many of our children had the fantastic opportunity to meet staff and pupils at WIS school this week for some valuable learning experiences. We were unfortunate with the weather, which seems to be a bit of a theme this year, but we have rescheduled the second transition day to next Thursday May 19th for groups D, E and F.

General Notices;


  • During Exhibition, children will be responsible for organising their own home learning in relation to their inquiry.

  • Please check the school newsletter or your child's diary for Swim sessions as they will change from week to week.

Important Dates:

  • WIS transition day for groups DEF (rescheduled) May 19th
  • WIS Pastoral Day (for all children attending WIS next year) June 3rd.
  • Holiday and CPD day - school closed for children June 9th and 10th
  • Exhibition evenings- (attend 1only) June 15th and 16th
  • Graduation Evening 22nd June