Year 6 Newsletter

Term 1 - 20th November, 2015

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Unit of Inquiry;

Central Idea: Understanding of scientific knowledge is consistently evolving and has an impact of people's lives.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • CAUSATION - What leads to advances in science?

  • FUNCTION - What is the role of technology in science?

  • RESPONSIBILITY - What are the ethical dilemmas associated with scientific research?


Over the past few weeks, we have been focusing on the four number operations. We have been working on developing different mental strategies and moving on to different written techniques for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will continue working in our flexible groups within our classes.


Each class has been looking at the following writing genres over the past few weeks - non-chronological reports, explanations and scientific write ups. These link really well with our current unit of inquiry. If the children read any interesting and current reports, that link to the production of food, food ethics or food technology, please encourage them to bring them into school.

Science in the Sixes!

This week in Year 6 has been full of fun science experiments!!! We have made cottage cheese, muffins in mugs, looked at preservation of apples, conducted a yeast experiment and fooled everyone with a taste illusion experiment!!

We have had some wonderful examples from home of 'kitchen science' . The children have loved sharing their videos and posters. Some have even demonstrated them in class!!

Arts and Drama celebrations at Kennedy school

This week has been full of music. We began with 'Arts in the Park' at the weekend where all of our Mandala Designs were displayed in Victoria Park. Marcel Poussey came to school this week to work with a group of musicians and Arts Ambassdors on musical composition and today is Orchestra day at Kowloon Junior School!

Last Friday the Year 6 students went up to West Island School to watch ' Alice in Wonderland', a production put on by the 'Year 8 Create Project' that was taking place during Horizon's week.

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Alice in Wonderland at West Island School

PSE Connections within our unit of inquiry:

Over the past 2 weeks we have been thinking about health, nutrition and ethical dilemmas around food, packaging and the choices we make. We have been studying food labels and seeing what information they can give us to help us make informed choices.

General Notices;

  • Remember to check the VLE homework page every Wednesday please.

  • Raffle tickets due in on the 26th November please.

  • Please send in the camp pick up/drop off permission slip by Friday 27th November (available on the KS Newsletter)

Important Dates:

26th November- 6S class assembly.

26th November - Masai Warrior Talk

27th November - Blood Brothers theatre trip

30th November - Year 6 parent consultations with Chinese teachers

10/11th December - Year 6 Camp

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