It is hard to fathom that three weeks have flown by and it must be said that our Year 6 students are taking to their roles as leaders like ducks to water. Settling into routine has been critical in these last few weeks to set our students up for success as both learners and self-managers. We encourage you to ask your child how they are managing with organising their homework time and how they use their diaries and Google Classrooms to help them stay productive, focused and working to deadlines.
Our Parent Information Night last week was a success and we wish to thank you for making the time to come and hear about the wonderful experiences in store for our Year 6 students this year. If you were unable to make the evening, the slide presentation can be found on the Online Learning Platform (OLP).
Cyber Safety and responsible ICT use are terms that you will hear often throughout the school and for good reason. It is critical that we educate our students explicitly on how to stay safe online. Mr Carl Ohlson, our Digital Literacy Specialist Teacher has commenced the fortnightly lessons with Year 6. It would be valuable if you were able to ask your child to share their learning.
With the decision of the Education Bureau to close Hong Kong schools until after Chinese New Year due to the flu season, we ask that you remind your child to check the Year 6 Google Classroom page each day, up until the 14 of February. Homework will continue as normal and be available on the Year 6 Google Classroom along with instructions and resources. Of course, if students have any questions as they are working, they can make enquiries with their teacher or peers through the Google Classroom or by emailing their teacher directly.
6D are currently trialling the use of Instagram in their classroom as a fun mode of sharing their learning day with parents. The account is fully controlled by the classroom teacher and only parents of students from that class can request and gain access. All Year 6 classes will be opening Instagram accounts throughout the year, so watch this space!
Just a friendly reminder to please return the ICAS Forms after our CNY break. These can also be scanned to your classroom teacher. Also, if you have not done so already, we ask that you please sit down with your child and read through and sign the Student ICT Usage Policy which is found in your child’s diary.
On behalf of the Year 6 team, we wish you a safe and wonderful Chinese New Year, we hope that the Year of the Dog brings your family great happiness. Kung Hei Fat Choy!
A Wander Through the Wetlands (Zoe Leung 6L)
On the 5 February, Year 6 went to the Wetland Park for an excursion to learn more about our Integrated Studies unit: Biodiversity. Although it was cold, everyone had an amazing time!
When we arrived, we had lots of fun playing in the eco-maze at the entrance. There were many different animal and plant species. Everyone especially enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor environment. We went bird-watching and we saw crocodiles, fossils of bats and the snake above our heads who just ate his lunch!
Everyone also enjoyed using the WTV passes. We used it to connect to some special games in the museum. We also did bird stamp sketching where we used a coin to shade different birds. Year 6 also took part in a photo challenge.
By the end of the day, everyone was tired but happy. We hope we could go again soon!
Year 6 Highlights so far…………
At first, I was really nervous about settling into Year 6 and everything that we need to get done. Now that I’m getting into routine, it’s really not so bad! Kirsten 6L
Despite the cold weather at the Wetlands, it was a fun excursion and we saw lots of flora and Fauna native to Hong Kong May 6R
So far I have really enjoyed that we are the oldest in Primary and we have a lot of responsibilities. Getting our new laptops was really exciting and being able to take them home each day has been great. Baxter 6D
Our first excursion was super cool. It was fun to see the crocodile. We also learnt how humans impact Biodiversity outside of the classroom. Daniel 6R
I really enjoyed music this week as we learnt about fanfares. Dom 6L
I feel like we have been given more responsibility and I feel that I am trusted more than I was in Year 5. It’s quite hard to explain, but I feel that it is very different to Year 5 as I have to plan my time a lot more, it is a good thing though, because I can be more organised and get more things done. Anna 6D
Wednesday 21 February
|Eucalypt Mufti Day
Wednesday 28 February
|Primary Cross Country
Thursday 9 March
|Year 6 host Primary Assembly
Friday 16 March 8:30am
|Primary Athletics Carnival
Monday 26 March
|Last day of Term 1
Thursday 29 March 12 noon
Congratulations to our Year 6 Leaders who received their badges last week
|House Captains||Student Representative Council||Environmental Committee|