Grade 6 Extended
Newsletter, Week 5 SJI Elementary School
Invention is a Process you don't get there Overnight!
Language Arts - The Man who Defined the Renaissance
'he was always setting himself to learn many things only to abandon them almost immediately'
This quote caused great debate and discussion about what it informed us about the young learner. Leonardo's rocky start in life has inspired our creativity and diligence as we grow as biographers. We are thinking carefully about hooks into our writing to grab our readers attention. Our writing has a mix of detail and flair, which grows each lesson! Through our self assessment we are identifying ways to enrich our writing further and importantly help with editing our work.
Next we shall visit The Last Supper painting, delve deep into Leonardo's inventive imagination and review his legacy.
Maths - Fun with Fractions
Mental Maths Challenge
The long awaited Mental Maths Challenge has finally commenced. Our Grade 6 extended children had done themselves proud. More than 60% of the children achieved the Bronze award at the first attempt!
We started Fractions this week. First, we reviewed the three different types of Fractions and the Fraction rules. Children have to be able to differentiate the difference between addition/subtraction and multiplication/division of Fractions. During one of our activity sessions, children were given a choice to work on the kind of Fractions that they were most comfortable with. Children were more confident as they had the opportunity to choose and this also gave us a chance to work on the gaps that we had discovered.
After designing four different plans, we choose one which we believed our client would purchase. Through the CAFEQUE criteria we explained our thinking behind our new invention. As you can imagine our clients were very happy with our designs so far.
Over the next few weeks in Art, we will attempt to put our ideas to the test!.
Next week we focus on the impact technology is having on our planet and society. Is it fair?
Dedicated to the needs of the clients, we researched the best products for their needs.
Some of us worked independently.
We used our research to help in the planning process.
The Great Debate - Which Civilisation made the greatest contribution to Human Progress?
Due Date - Thursday September 10th at 8 am
Next IPC Home Learning - creating your clients technology
Red Carpet or a photo of your favourite place
Step 1 - brainstorm 15 - 20 words and ideas
Step 2 - create your themes
Step 3 - use a spider diagram to plan your writing
Step 4 - go and write (35 - 45 minutes)
Due Date - Thursday September 17th
New Spelling, Word and Sentence Activity on Tuesday
Due Date - Tuesday September 22 nd
Dates for your diary
-Friday 11th National Holiday (Polling day)
-Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) - Tuesday, September 15th, 3.30 - 5.30 pm and -Wednesday, September 16th, 5.30 - 7.30 pm (Online Parent Sign Up for Grade 6 Extended and Accelerated)
-18th Sept Book Week (dress up)
BOOK SWAP: Please bring in a pre-loved book to swap for another. We will go to the Book Swap during Book Week.
-Grade 5 and 6 Celebration of Learning morning - Tuesday Oct 6th at 8.15 am - 10:20 am (The Town Hall Meeting is also happening on this date, so please come an long to join us at any stage that morning. Celebrate all our wonderful learning this half term)
-UES Sports Day -Wednesday, November 27th