Year 6 Newsletter | Term 1 Week 4

Excitement is in the air with having students back on campus. We would like to sincerely thank all parents for your patience and support. 

The Year 6 Teachers would like to once again extend a warm welcome to our students and families for 2021. We hope and trust that every individual will enjoy a successful, exciting and fruitful year of learning!

We are delighted to welcome Ms Jodie Spencer to AISHK who joins Ms Emma Knight, Mr Chris McCorkell and Mrs Stephanie Clarke to make the Year 6 team for 2021. Year 6J, 6K, 6M and 6S are all located on the 5th floor past the Year 5 classrooms. 

At this early point in the year, we frequently talk to our students about what it means to be a leader. Every student in Year 6 has the opportunity to build on and demonstrate their developing leadership skills. There are House Leaders, Peer Support leaders, Buddies, Student Representative Council, Library Monitors, the Environmental Committee and on a daily basis our students will be seen as the ‘leaders of the school’. They will be involved in helping others and will certainly be role models for those in younger years. Our children are encouraged to be confident in their abilities and excited about their potential.

A particularly important aspect of leadership is the example that we set for others. Students in Year 6 are asked to model outstanding habits and behaviour to our younger students. This includes showing respect for their peers and teachers, greeting adults as they pass them in the corridor and work with them online, helping younger students who might need assistance on the playground and of course adhering to classroom and school rules including uniform regulations.

Messages to parents and students regarding class events and routines, will be shared through student diaries, email and Google Classrooms. We look forward to working together with you to assist our students in rising to the challenges of Year 6.

Computers and Helping Kids Stay Safe Online

All Year 6 students are working confidently on their computers and whilst this is always a very exciting time, some safety tips and reminders are always necessary to set boundaries. We encourage you to go through the Student ICT Acceptable Use Policy provided in the Student Diary (pages vii and viii) and discuss with your child the information provided. It is also important they understand what is expected from you and the school and have them sign the relevant section on page vii. 

Over the next few weeks all children in Year 6 will be also working through a series of modules designed to help them stay safe whilst using their computers and other technology.

The eSmart Digital Licence is a fun way for children to prove their knowledge of how to best use technology and be safe online. It includes questions regarding mobile phones, social networking, viruses and spam, email, dealing with trolls, sending images, and lots, lots more. 

Through a variety of  literature, students have been learning about how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinion. They have also been working on creating texts to entertain and practising their reading and comprehension skills both online and in the classroom. 

In Maths students have been working their way through identifying number properties, specifically focusing on triangular, square, prime and composite numbers. Students have been able to demonstrate their skills through set iMaths investigations and work provided on Google Classroom. 

In Science students are focusing on biological science and learning about microorganisms. They are conducting experiments, writing reports and exploring this unit through our cycle of inquiry. Students have been extremely excited and engaged in lessons and are hopefully sharing these experiences with you at home. 

Important Dates and Reminders

  • Parent-Teacher Interviews: Monday 8 March – Friday 12 March

Year 6 Team

Stephanie Clarke (Head of Year 6), Jodie Spencer, Emma Knight, Chris McCorkell

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