Year 6 Newsletter | Term 1 Week 6

Week 5 and 6 have flown past us and we have very quickly found ourselves zooming towards the end of Term 1. Our Year 6 students are certainly working hard both online and in the classrooms. Parent-Teacher Interviews will be commencing next week which will give us the opportunity to speak to you about how your child is settling into Year 6.

Literacy

Over the past few weeks the topic of mood (a lot of the time scary and spooky!) has been drifting and roaming through the classrooms of Year 6. We have completed Neil Gaiman’s sophisticated picture book, ‘The Wolves in the Walls’ and are delving deeper and deeper into Gaiman’s novel and graphic novel, ‘Coraline’.  Descriptive language is the talk of Year 6. Noun groups, figurative language, differing sentence types, use of the senses, editing to enhance, the list goes on, as the Year 6 students embark upon their next focus of writing to entertain. 

Mathematics

We have now completed our focus on properties of numbers where we investigated square, triangular, prime and composite numbers. Students explored Pascal’s triangle and divisible numbers whilst creating their own mystery numbers. Our current focus is ‘Measurement’. After leaping around units of measurement to convert and connect to real life problems, we have now landed in the world of angles.

Science

“I cant believe that bacteria would just intrude my body without my permission- that makes me sick.”

Over the past few weeks the students have continued their study of ‘Microorganisms’. They have identified, classified and began to question what they already know and have learnt along the way. Students have now taken that next step with their partner in the inquiry cycle ‘Going Further’ and are getting the opportunity to explore areas that interest them. Moving forward students will be ‘making conclusions’ about their research, reflecting on what they have learnt about the topic and whether their questions have been answered.  

Year 6 Student Leadership Assembly

The school will be hosting a Student Leadership Assembly on Wednesday 17 March at 8:30am (please note the date, as the original email indicated Friday 19th March). We are pleased to invite the parents of the Head Boy and Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Girl and House Captains into the school to celebrate their children’s appointed position and achievement. This will take place in the Auditorium. We believe that it is important to acknowledge these students publicly and are very excited that selected parents will be able to attend in person. Students will be presented with their badge and certificate.

Ensuring we follow social distancing requirements, only the parents of the Leaders will be able to attend the assembly and seating will be appropriately spread out. We will be offering a live stream of the event to parents or family members who are unable to attend in person along with the classes who will watch from their classroom. The link to the live stream can be found HERE.

Students who wish to be involved in the Student Representative Council or the Environmental committee will find our more information in coming weeks. 

Top tips for staying safe online

1)  Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2)  Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online, most people can see it and may be able to download it – it’s not just yours anymore.

3)  Keep your privacy settings as high as possible.

4)  Never give out your passwords. Only your parents should have them so that they can help you to keep safe.

5)  Don’t befriend people you don’t know.

6)  Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do.

7)  Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are.

8)  Think carefully about what you say before you post something online.

9)  Respect other people’s views. Even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views, doesn’t mean you need to be rude.

10)   If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried, leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.

Important Dates and Reminders

  • Parent-Teacher Interviews: Monday 8 March – Friday 12 March (If you haven’t already selected a time, please contact your child’s teacher)
  • Year 6 Leadership Assembly: Wednesday 17 March 8:30am

Year 6 Team

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

Primary Office: primaryoffice@aishk.edu.hk