Year 6 Newsletter | Term 4 Week 6

The weeks continue to fly by as we find ourselves at the end of Week 6. For our Year 6 students, their final Primary Swimming Carnival! Then of course we have Transition Day, Celebration of Song, the Year 6 Graduation Ceremony and Disco, Jingle and Mingle Carols, Speech Day… not to mention learning and celebrating in the next 20 days of Primary school for our Year 6 students. Wow! 

Important Dates

Thursday 21 November: Swimming Carnival

Friday 22 November: Dental Visit

Wednesday 27 November: Transition Day

Tuesday 3 December:  Year 6 Graduation Ceremony and Graduation Disco. 

Thursday 5 December:  Jingle & Mingle – Carols & BBQ

Tuesday 10 December: Speech Day

Wednesday 11 December: Last day of School (Mufti Day)

Year 6 Graduation Ceremony and Disco
Please find our official invitation to attend our exclusive Year 6 Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday 3 December, 5:30pm to 6:30pm after which the students will attend their rooftop disco. This invitation also includes the student dress code for the Graduation Ceremony (formal school uniform) and a range of suggestions of attire for the disco. This dress code will also be put onto the Year 6 Google Classrooms for students to access and will be discussed in class. The Parent Association have also sent out their invitation to the ‘Pot-luck’, bring your own food and drinks, gathering in the Level 9 Teacher’s Staffroom for the duration of the disco. It is certainly a night to look forward to. 

Transition Days/Notices for Secondary 2020
‘Do I get to choose my own subjects?’, ‘Where can I sit for lunch?’, ‘What are Friday afternoon activities?’ are some of the questions that have been filling the Transition to Year 7 question box.  Thursday 27 November in  Week 8 marks the Transition Day for Year 6 students to get a glimpse of what life will be like just a flight of stairs up, and meet some of their teachers. Exciting times! We encourage you to speak to your child about what they are looking forward to about Year 7 and what questions that they might have. Students who are leaving AISHK at the end of Year 6 will also attend the Transition Day so that they are given an understanding of what Secondary will be like for them. Please contact your classroom teacher if you have any queries. 

Mathematics
Our mathematical investigation of, ‘Weird or Wonderful Weather’, has concluded with our students having some impressive skills in using a Cartesian Grid and compiling some complex data into side by side column graphs. We are currently working on the Mathematical concepts of: multiplication and division with larger numbers, number patterns, finding percentages off a price and the reduced cost as well as finding areas of shapes. All of these skills will be applied and developed even further in the next investigation, ‘Happy Hippos’. If you do hear some dinner conversation about the costs of feeding giraffes, lions and obviously a hippopotamus, you are in fact hearing about Year 6 Mathematics class!  

Literacy
In what possible ways can a Year 6 student reflect upon their unforgettable week-long experience in Beijing? Well, flip through one of our Beijing Memories Publications and you will find: descriptive texts, recipes with a twist, letters and postcards, infographics, informative texts, persuasive brochures and a touch of poetry with haikus and sonnets. Perhaps you’ve already glimpsed a sneak peek at home or on Seesaw of this collection of text types that celebrate such a precious memory. 

Next week, we begin the very exciting Literature Circles which will show off the Year 6 students skills in a range of reading comprehension strategies, be it: Word Wizard, Artful Artist, Passage Picker, Summariser, Connector or Discussion Director. Indeed a fun and collaborative way of sharing engaging books.  Students will be reading parts of the text in class as well as some of Homework reading as their 20 minutes a night. 

Geography
The terms, social, demographic and economic; continue to fly through the classrooms as we continue to work on Our Asian Neighbours, Geography project. The Year 6 students are working hard on their research to compare and contrast Australia with their chosen Asian country. Before we know it, their final document will be ready! 

Library
 Following up from our incursion last week with our special guests to discuss their businesses, Year 6 have embarked on their business studies “Shark Tank” assignment with a little help from the Year 11 IB Business Management class.  Based on the hit US TV show, Year 6 students had to brainstorm potential ideas that they could potentially develop into a money-making business venture. 

Midas Uniform Shop Notice – Change of Uniform: Year 6 (Primary to Secondary Uniform)

Year 6 students moving into Year 7 in 2020 will need to purchase their new uniform items before the end of this term, ready for the start of the new school year.

Uniform requirements can be found in our Parent Handbook, located here. To assist with the volume of students needing new uniforms, there will also be extra sales days. The following days have been designated to students in Year 7:

Time:  8:00am-3:30pm

Monday 25 November
Tuesday 26 November
Thursday 28 November
Monday 2 December
Tuesday 3 December
Thursday 5 December

You may choose to place your order via one of the following methods:

  1. Visit the Uniform Shop with your child for a fitting and purchase what is required. No appointment is necessary. Please be ‘mindful the start of the day and the end of the day are always busy therefore we thank you in advance for your patience.
  2. Alternatively, if you are confident you know your child’s sizing, simply fill in the appropriate order form from the School’s website and place the completed form in your child’s home diary with the exact payment (cheques should be made payable to ‘Midas Ltd’). The items will then be delivered to your child’s classroom as soon as possible.
  3. Your child may go to the Uniform Shop either before or after school or during their recess or lunch break where our staff will measure and fit them for their uniform. They will then give them a completed order form for your appropriate action to place the order, as per the steps in 2 above.

Please note that at the start of the 2020 school year, the Uniform Shop’s special opening hours are allocated to new student arrivals only, therefore please ensure you purchase your child’s new uniform prior to the end of this school year.

Should you have any further question, please email Shirley Cheng, Midas Uniform Shop Manager at midasuniform@aishk.edu.hk

Have a safe weekend!

The Year 6 Team

joshua_aghion@aishk.edu.hk

emma_knight@aishk.edu.hk

lynda_lemmon@aishk.edu.hk

christopher_sheahan@aishk.edu.hk