Year 6 Newsletter

Term 3 - 12.05.2017

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Unit of Inquiry ; How We Express Ourselves

Creating and responding to the arts develops our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • the different elements used to communicate and convey ideas to others
  • the relationship between artists and audience
  • how artists continually reflect to improve their ideas and performances

Exhibition excitement grips the year group

Last week saw the beginning of the Year 6 Exhibition. The theme for this unit of inquiry is How We Express Ourselves which will see the children inquiring into a particular art form that excites them. Like last year, we once again have a vast range of mediums which the children have chosen to explore, from Hip Hop dancing to natural sculpture the children have exposed their individual interests that spark their enthusiasm. Over the next few weeks, we will be on a journey of self discovery that will culminate in a wonderful presentation of the skills and passions the year 6 children possess. We hope you enjoy the winding path that the children take and are on hand to support them with resources, a listening ear and an open mind along the way.

This week the children have begun to create their exhibition pieces. Please encourage the children to keep practising their skills at home as well as school. They should be be ale to talk to you about how they are progressing with their ideas.

If you would like to share your talents, passions and interests with small groups of children throughout the exhibition process, please click the link here and fill in the form.

Any and all volunteers are welcomed and appreciated.

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Exhibition Pie Chart by Marcus Wu and Cheuk Hin Li, 6S

Maths: Perimeter, Area and Volume

In Maths, we are exploring the concept of space. The children continued to work on finding area, perimeter and volume of 2D and 3D shapes. They can reinforce these skills and explore further by trying questions they find on NRICH - any solutions can be shared with the NRICH community.

ICT Advice from WIS Digital Leaders

During this term the children are receiving four ICT courses based on e-safety and use of IT. The student presenters from West Island school delivered an informative session on password protection and the safer internet surfing. This week the Kennedy children have been designing and perfecting their e-safety presentations. These are being filmed so that they can be shown to the digital leaders and feedback will be given by their peers.

The Year 6 children have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the digital leaders , who have been informative and supportive throughout the sessions. The new Year 7 have been encouraged to seek further support from these leaders if thy have any problems when they begin their digital lessons in Y7

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Performing Arts Day

We would like to congratulate the children who took part in the Kennedy Showcase on Thursday . There were dancers, orchestral performances and a presentation from an all girl band- Well done Year 6 Show Casers.

West Island Transition

The Y6 children have had a great time during their transitions days. They have been excited, enthusiastic and sensibly mature over these days. The children have had the opportunity to experience Spanish and French taster sessions, time in the Science labs and Music and Dance lessons.

The children will return to WIS on June 2nd for ESF Pastoral Day.

Important Dates in 2017:

Swimming for all Year 6 will be on the following dates:

Wednesday 24th, 31st May, 8th, 14th 21st June and 23rd June

Y6 - Immunisations- Friday 12th May

Year 6 Photograph - Thursday 18th May- Everyone in school uniform please - You can change later if you have PE

Exhibition Evening:

Thursday 25th May - evening, time TBD