Grade 6 Extended

SJI International Elementary School, Singapore

Christmas Term, Week 16 Monday 30th November - Friday 4th December 2015

Virtue of the week - Thankfulness

Thankfulness is being grateful for what we have. It is an attitude of gratitude for learning, loving and being. Appreciate the little thing that happen around you and within you every day. Think positively. Thankfulness brings contentment.

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

We challenged ourselves this week as we conducted our second writing assessment of the term. This provided us the opportunity to showcase our wonderful debate writing skills. The question, which we needed to discuss, asked if more time in school would have a positive impact on children's learning and character building. As you can imagine there were plenty of ideas argued, which we fully developed using all the skills gathered over the last few weeks.


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!

Maths

Speed

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

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IPC - Space Explorers

Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, created history by being the first men to walk on the moon. Their achievement is iconic and this week we learned how the race to the moon was won! It was a race like no other. Two Super Powers went head to head. A race which started back in 1200 with the invention of fireworks, intensified at the end of World War II, leading to that momentous occasion in the Summer of '69. Our Science focus continued as we discusses how Earth’s axis tilt, at an angle of 23.5°, effects us. We explored this impact on the world today and on our ancestors. Finally, we completed our Mars Rovers to inspire our young visitors next week. All set for the 2030 Mars visit by NASA.

Home Learning

Home Learning


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