Grade 6 Extended
SJI International Elementary School, Singapore
Christmas Term, Week 16 Monday 30th November - Friday 4th December 2015
What a week!
As we draw closer and closer to the end of term the children continue to work with passion and perseverance. This could not have been more evident than during their Maths assessment and Common Writing task earlier in the week. Tirelessly, the children had been revising with commitment and dedication and it truly paid off. As a teacher, it is a very proud moment when we get to share their individual successes. A massive well done to each and every one! You can relax this weekend knowing that all your hard work was worth it! We celebrated our success by blasting off our rockets. The enthusiasm as each rocket prepared for launch was once again a credit to the children as they joined in unity singing and chanting songs. I think it is safe to say that the words of ‘We going on a trip on our favourite rocket ship’ were ringing in everyone’s ears. Next week is our final week of term. Oh how time flies when you’re having fun!
Language Arts - Balanced Arguments
At our next Parent Teacher Conference we look forward to sharing each piece with you. This information will help to set personal and class targets for the new year. Exciting times!
We began exploring more on the topic, ‘Speed’, this week. We discussed about the different representation of ‘Speed’ and how they are being read. For example, km/h, m/h, km/min, m/min, km/s and m/s.
A ‘Speed Triangle’ was introduced to the children and they are strongly encouraged to draw the triangle and use it as a visual aid to help them in solving ‘Speed’ problems.
We also had a fun activity where we chose the car that we thought was the fastest. This allowed us to practise the skill of calculating ‘Speed’.
Mars Rovers 2015
IPC - Space Explorers
Monday - Mathematics.
Word and Sentence level work
Tuesday - Writers Notebook (two weeks) - Alien Invasion and Man on the Moon.
Phase One - Brain storm words and ideas about the photo (minimum of 20)
Phase Two - List some of your writing ideas (minimum of 5)
Phase Three - Pick your theme and plan
Phase Four - write
Phase Five - edit and up level your writing
Wednesday - Mathematics
Friday - Create your 'Race to the Moon' timeline
Due in - Thursday, December 10th at 8.30 am
Dates for your Diary
Grade 6 Exit Point - Thursday 10th December
End of Term - Friday, 11th December at 12.20 pm
Start of Easter Term - Monday 11th January 2016
Telunas Parent Information Morning - Wednesday, January 13th at 7.45 am in the Dance Studio.
Telunas Expedition 2016 - February 1st to 5th, 2016