Year 6 Newsletter
Term 1 - 9th December, 2016
As the first term comes to an end, we would like to say a huge thank you for all of your time and support over the past 16 weeks. So far this year we have achieved so much and are looking forward to working with you in the new calendar year.
Here are a few highlights from the last few weeks and some important dates for January and February.
We hope you all have a wonderful time during the three week holiday and are looking forward to hearing all of your celebrations and festive fun.
Wong Yi Chau APA Camp - Nov 22nd - 25th, 2016
Well, click on the link below to see some of the action packed activities that the children courageously attempted.
Here's a sneak peek at the photographs in the folder...
New Unit of Inquiry - Where We Are In Place and Time
Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, new understandings and has consequences.
An inquiry into:
the reasons for exploration (Causation)
how explorations help us understand the world around us (Connection)
- the need for future / continued exploration (Reflection)
We have been looking into the reasons for exploration and where many explorers have ventured throughout history. The children have chosen a person of interest within the particular field that they enjoy. The next step will be to transform their findings and create a wax museum that will rival Madame Tussaud's!
English: Biographical Writing
Maths: Directions, map work, bearings and more...
We are currently planning a year group trip to Cheung Chau island where the children will test their compass and map work skills. Each class will require 6 parents to help on this visit to the island. More details will follow in the new term.
In addition to this, the number work covered will focus on fractions, decimal fractions, percentages and how they are used in everyday life.
Important Dates in 2017:
* Tuesday 3rd January - First day of Term 2
* Friday 20th January - Cheung Chau shool trip
* w/b 16th January - Wax Museum (ind. class dates may vary)
* Ark Eden Class Visit in February - 15th 6P (Wed), 16th 6S (Thur), 17th 6RO (Fri), 23rd 6M (Thurs), 24th 6R (Fri).