Year 6 Newsletter

Term 1 - 9th December, 2016

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Merry Christmas!

Dear Parents,

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.

Christmas Celebrations

This week we have been celebrating the Christmas festivities with craft, parties and card making. Thank you to all the support you gave the children with their party food, they had a wonderful day and really enjoyed the games, treats and laughter.

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

I'm sure by now you have heard numerous camp tales of rain filled tents, wondrous water sports and loopy land games, but have you seen the photographs?

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)

Tuning In:

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

As the children research their chosen explorer, they will begin to discover facts and ideas which they can then use to write a biography.

Maths: Directions, map work, bearings and more...

Whether you explore on land or at sea you must understand how to plot a course using the appropriate tools. The next area of learning in Maths will focus on angles, compass directions and reading bearings as the children find out how to navigate their way around.

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.

Ark Eden

The children will also be heading to Ark Eden to learn conservation and environmental practices. If you would like to support your child's class please inform your teacher in the new year.

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).