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Year 6 Week Ahead Information

21 October 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 6

  • This week's AD900 Exit Point

Information and Reminders

Thank you to all parents and relatives who attended our first Exit Point of the year. The children really did us proud with their attitude and performances.

Project Week is almost upon us, and students will be given time to prepare next week for their lessons at the orphanage. Students will each prepare to teach something to one of the children there.

A reminder to all parents to please inform me ( if you plan to drop your child at the Pudong Airport Terminal 1 at 8am on Monday 31 October, or collect them at the same place 3pm on Friday.

STEAM Day – On Thursday, all of our students will be participating in STEAM Day. The children will come off timetable for the day and instead participate in three activities throughout the day, with their teachers, which will be STEAM based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths). We are keeping these activities a tightly guarded secret until next week, but we can promise that the children will have a very exciting day next Thursday.

Please note that due to the ACAMIS tournament taking place on Friday 28th October there will be no PE lessons for students.


Upcoming dates

Thursday 27th October – STEAM Activity day (all classes will come off their regular timetable for the day and have no specialist lessons)

Friday 28th October – Halloween dress up day

Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November – Project Week

Friday 4th November – Year 3 to Year 5 UK Space Academy Workshops

Saturday 5th November – Bonfire night

Wednesday 9th November – Primary workshop and coffee morning

Friday 11th November and Monday 14th November – School closed due to staff training


Stars of the Week

6A – Arthur Deschamps – for positive attitude to learning in Academic Review Meeting

6B – Wu Sheng (Dayin) Yu – for superb attitude to learning and facing challenges

6C – Lear Ng – for writing a well-structured persuasive speech



In English we will continue a unit about the field of discovery and archaeology, called World of Discovery. We will be reading fictionalised diary entries from a stowaway on a galleon. We will be practising relative clauses in SPAG lessons, building on homework from last week. In ‘Stig of the Dump’ we will analyse how the ‘Snarget brothers’ are presented to the reader, paying close attention to characterisation through dialogue and adjectives. For parents of those students who have been given banded reading books, please remind your child to return them to school when the books have been finished, to enable us to swap for fresh titles. Thank you to those who have shared in their child’s learning by listening to them read or asked questions about the text.



In mathematics we will continue working on visualising and constructing, which encompasses the concepts of 2-D shape drawing, angles, and 3-D shapes. We will be drawing 2D shapes to very precise specifications (e.g. draw a parallelogram with two angles of 50⁰ and two sides of 5cm). Quiz your child by asking them to draw an angle of a given size.



Most of our Topic lesson time will be used to prepare for the activities of Project Week. You can support your child by asking them to summarise or even practice their intended lesson which they will deliver to other children at the orphanage.

If we have time, we will look at how the three ancient civilisations were held together, and compare the factors which precipitated their downfall (i.e. Ancient Mayans and the Kingdom of Benin) or enabled them to prevail into modern times (Islamic Empire).