Grade 6 Extended Newsletter
Christmas Term, Week 6 SJI International Elementary
What a week!!!
Virtue of the Week - Excellence
Our exciting writing journey with Leonarda Da Vinci came to an end this week. We traveled so far with Leonardo through his unsettling early life in Vinci with his grandparents, to staring out in Verrocchino's workshop in Florence - the moment his life changed forever!
This week our writing included dates, details and portrayed a sense of the emotions Leonardo felt at major times in his life. We imagined we were there when he painted 'The Last Supper' and even gathered information from Ross King's book 'Leonardo and The Last Supper' to enrich our understanding and writing of this key moment in da Vinci's life. We took ownership of our learning deciding to write about his scientific investigations of the human body or his dream of flight. Through our final paragraph, we highlighted his great legacy, which still resonates in our world today.
Next week we will immerse ourselves in a variety of significant people who shaped science and the world. From Galileo looking through his telescope and Marie Curie investigating radiation. There is no end to the writing opportunities!
The children continued working on the topic Fractions. Right now, the children are confident in explaining division of Fractions sums to you! We have been using the 'KEEP - CHANGE - FLIP' rule!
While working on word problems involving division of Fractions, the children had to identify the total/whole. Thereafter, they were encouraged to highlight the total/whole. By doing so, they are more confident in writing out the number sentences.
Besides division of Fractions, we also revised on multiplication, addition and subtraction of Fractions.
The children were encouraged to log on to ‘myimaths.com’ during the long weekend to revise on the topic-Fractions. Children have written down their passwords in their organisers. Have fun with ‘myimaths’!
IPC - Internationalism and Society
Next we immersed ourselves in Dr Hans Rosling's TED Talk concerning the impact of the washing machine on society. His clever talk provoked a greater understanding of how a simple technology changed life forever. This aided our ideas and thinking as we evaluated the positive and negative consequences of new technologies on the world today.
Next week, we go back in time to the Industrial Revolution and learn how life was about to change forever!
Home Learning - The Great Debate...
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
Myimaths - two activities to complete for Monday September 14th
Create a device based on your plans and designs to meet your clients needs.
Due date - Friday, October 7th, at 8 am to share in class.
Book Week 2015/2016
Monday 14th– 18th September
Book Week will soon be upon us, and we hope everyone will catch the spirit of the week and have fun celebrating our love of reading! This year to mark Singapore’s 50th Birthday, we have just added a slight Singapore flavor with our visiting local authors and our Singapore themed-library.
Monday -Mystery Reader
Tuesday - UES Book Swap and meet our visiting author Josephine Chia
FRIDAY - SJIIES BOOK CHARACTER PARADE
Dates for your Diary
-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)
-14th - 18th Sept Book Week
-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