Year 6 Newsletter

Term 2 - 17th February 2017

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Unit of Inquiry - Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Change can be achieved by designing and taking action on local global and issues.


Lines of Inquiry:


  • The creation of the UN Global Goals
  • Access to equal opportunities
  • How are action can lead to change and sustainability


We thoroughly enjoyed watching 6P's excellent assembly. Well done to all the children for a most thought provoking introduction to the 'Global Goals.'


Following our NGO Day at Kowloon Junior School, the Year 6 pupils have identified a number of the issues in today's society. We are beginning to look in more depth at each goal and will shortly be making a decision about which goal we would like to take further action on.


Coming Up...

Students will be working in small groups to produce an I-movie. The objective is to influence our local community to make changes in their life that will make for a better world in 2030.

English:

Over the next few weeks, Year 6 children will be building on their knowledge of using persuasive language. They will need to apply these skills to more formal situations and will be learning the conventions of letter writing.


We loved our theater trip last week to watch 'Why the Whales Came' by Michael Morpurgo. A very inspiring performance by one very talented lady!

Maths: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

In Maths, we have begun looking at the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. The following objectives will be addressed over the next two weeks.


  • I can recognise approximate proportions of a whole and use simple fractions and percentages to describe these

  • I can explain and model the relationships between fractions, decimals and percentages

  • I can read, write, order, and compare decimals, percentages and common fractions
  • I can convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages


  • I can recognise simple equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages, e.g.1/4 = 0.25 = 25%
  • I can use known facts to mentally rename fractions to the lowest term, e.g. 3/12 = ¼


Please remember to encourage your child to work on any times tables that they still do not know. Often this is the barrier to feeling confident when working on this aspect of Numeracy.


There are additional resources on Mathletics, Study Ladder and Khan Academy should you wish to support your child with their home learning. Loads of online games are also available.

Ark Eden

Three of our Year 6 classes have been lucky enough to have visited Ark Eden over the last two weeks. (6P and 6R , you have a great trip ahead!) The day linked to our current unit of inquiry and the children enjoyed taking part in a poverty simulation which involved a play script and role play. We looked at how the 'Global Goals' were connected and tried to come up with possible solutions. Despite working hard to plant seeds, grow crops and make compost, one of our groups learnt the harsh reality of escaping from the cycle of poverty. As usual a very big thank you to all our parent volunteers.


http://www.arkedenonlantau.com

General Notices;

  • Remember to check the VLE homework page every Wednesday please. We still have a number of pupils not handing in weekly homework.

Important Dates:

23rd February - 6P Ark Eden

24th February- 6R Ark Eden

2nd March - 6RO Assembly