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Year 6 Week Ahead Information

24 February 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 6

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Information and Reminders

Our Exit Point is upcoming on Friday 3rd March; we’ll be exhibiting a wide variety of projects on which the Year 6 children have been working. There will be characters in role as Charles Darwin, a giant tree of life display, besides interesting work on DNA, evolutionary history and dinosaurs. We look forward to seeing guests in the Hive.

This week, 6A we again the winners of our primary challenge, showing integrity and maturity as they lined up and moved around the buildings. They are a credit to their teacher, Mr. Finan, and role models to the rest of the Primary school. Well done.


Upcoming dates

Friday 3rd March – Y6 Topic Exit Point, 11.30am-12.30pm, The Hive

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

Tuesday 28th March – Author Neil Griffiths visiting NAIS Pudong for sessions with each Year Group

Friday 31st March – Last day of term


Stars of the Week

6A – Lou Anne Marie Senechal – for collaborating well with others

6B – Alexia Joseph – for working hard on her teamwork skills during our Tree of Life display task

6C – Jada Chen – for contributing intelligently to lessons by asking key questions.



In English, we will look at another type of formal writing, which is a discussion text. Students will analyse features of language in sample texts, then construct their own, linked to our Topic of evolution. Students will be expected to use formal conjunctions to construct their argument, and express alternative points of view. Guided reading will continue with our two texts ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ and ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. Our SPAG topic will be sentences types (i.e. exclamation/ statement/ question/ command).



In maths, we revisit the area of fractions, decimals and percentages. Over the next two weeks, students will learn to add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions. We will also learn to multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form [for example, 1/4 × 1/2 = 1/8] and divide proper fractions by whole numbers [for example, 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6].



We wil finish our Topic unit, ‘Out of Africa’, based on the theory of evolution and inheritance. Students will be learning about natural selection, DNA, the search for life on other planets, and the spread of disease. We will later start to look at the topic through the lens of technology as we produce models of the iconic ‘double helix’, the code of life itself.