Information and Reminders
The first week back has seen Year 6 settle quickly and begin to show more maturity as they grow into their last one and a half terms of Primary school. Teachers across the school are encouraging students to show more discipline in the way they move around the site, including punctuality and maturity when coming in after break. The children have responded well and Year 6 students are showing good signs of role modelling behaviour. This will be an increasing focus within school as our thoughts turn towards the transition into Secondary school.
Tuesday’s costume day was such a great showcase of the ingenuity and imagination of the Year Group. We were all so proud and entertained to see such a variety of costume ideas, which showed the children had thought in such divergent ways about the future. From environmental impact on clothing, to the effect of technology on human senses, to societal changes in the need for privacy – the level of thought and attention to detail was very pleasing to see. Well done to all students and anyone at home helping to make costumes!
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Wednesday 15th February - EY and Primary workshop and coffee morning; 9am to 10.30am – Progression of maths calculations
Wednesday 15th March - EY and Primary workshop and coffee morning; 9am to 10.30am
Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare Week and School Photos
Week beginning 27th March – ‘Into the Woods’ production – tickets available to purchase now
Friday 31st March – Last day of term
Stars of the Week
6A – Justin Yang – for showing great initiative in his Topic lessons
6B – Andrew Tsui – for a big improvement in his attitude and leadership
6C – Jacyln Teoh – for showing responsibility and maturity around school
In English, we will continue looking at formal writing types, like letters, instructions, and speeches. We are currently using the context of a residential trip, which involves a formal invitation, questionnaire and safety rules. We’ll be studying examples of texts, then trying to apply those principles to our own writing. Guided reading will continue with our two texts ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ and ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. We are starting to build in more SAT-style questions to these lessons which will hopefully help familiarise students with the format and expectations of the SAT examinations.
In maths, we continue working with measurement, including the conversion of units between imperial and metric systems. We will be looking at time, mass, distance, volume and area, to gain a better understanding of these forms of measurement, the apparatus involved in gathering data, and the various methods of notation and abbreviation which are involved in recording this data.
We will continue our Topic unit which is called ‘Out of Africa’, based on the theory of evolution and inheritance. Students will be learning about the evidence which exists to support the idea that life evolved from a common ancestor. We will look specifically at Darwin’s research on the Galapagos Islands, and how observation of species adaptation in different habitats can offer clues towards the concept of genetic mutation and natural selection over time.