Year 6 Blog – Friday 13 December 2019

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Friday 13 December 2019

Dear Parents

It’s hard to fathom that we have had 18 weeks since school started in August and are just under halfway through the school year.

Curriculum News

Sharing the Planet

The students have now started our new unit of inquiry Sharing the Planet and this will launch them into the Exhibition after the Christmas break.

The students are at the moment inquiring into a range of issues and categorizing them into global, local and personal groups. They will then look at how people use a range of different strategies to solve problems and make a difference. After this the students will focus on one particular issue and see how people come up with solutions for this issue and how they might try to solve it for themselves.


Mathematics after Christmas looks at fractions and in particular these areas:-

  • Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Simplifying fractions
  • Solving problems when adding and subtracting fractions
  • Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers
  • Finding percentages of quantities without using a calculator
  • Solving ratio problems



Our language is very much connected with the units of inquiry and the students will start to learn how to journal. They will be journaling their learning and progress through the Exhibition and using these entries to help them reflect on what they are learning throughout this process.

It has been a great term and we have seen a lot of growth in independence and maturity from the Year 6 students. We are proud of the effort they put into their learning each day and how they respect and positively interact with each other.

May we take this chance to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forwards to seeing you all in 2020!


Wednesday 22 January – Three Way Conferences

Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 March – Primary Production

Thursday 26 March – Exhibition

The Year 6 Team


Some pictures from the term below.

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Wednesday 6 November 2019

Dear Parents


What a fantastic week we had last week on Year 6 camp. The weather was superb and allowed us to take full advantage of all the activities and challenges that were available. The new sailing programme was a hit, the Sai Kung treasure hunt and stay at the Sai Kung Recreation Centre were successful and camping in tents and BBQing our own food was all part of developing independence. The students were wonderful to be with and a credit to both parents and the school. Thanks once again to all our adult volunteers as these types of memories are impossible without their support. However by Friday everyone deserved a well-earned rest.

Please find here a link to some camp photos.


Curriculum News

As in the previous blog students will be inquiring into a significant historical event of their choice as well as writing a historical narrative from this period in unit of inquiry and language. In maths we are developing our multiplication and division skills with both decimals and integers as well looking into solving problems as well.


Upcoming dates

Tuesday 19 November – 6EC Assembly (6ECN parents only)

Saturday 7 December – Family Fun Day


Year 6 Team

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Friday 4 October 2019

Dear Parents

It is unbelievable to think that we are already at mid-term break. So please find a quick round up of the past eight weeks as well as a summary of what the students can look forward to on their return to school.

Unit of Inquiry

The students have inquired into two areas since the start of school, they have looked at the systems by which groups make and develop rules and how people become leaders. They have also been inquiring into the ways that people make and develop relationships as well as factors that affect people’s self-worth.


In maths we have learnt about BEDMAS, the order of operations as well as how patterns can grow and how we can use algebraic equations to predict future terms.  This has been followed with addition and subtraction of integers and decimals as well as one step and two step problem solving.


Linked with our unit of inquiry our language genre has been persuasive writing and especially how voice and organisation can have an impact when putting your points across.


Throughout the term the students have had swimming in PE, a swim carnival, we’ve had our initial parent teacher meetings, ISA testing and one Year 6 class has had their assembly to mention just a few items.

After mid-term break we will be studying the transdisciplinary theme, ‘Where we are in place and time’. We will be looking at historical narratives and using these to research into an event in history so that the students can develop and write their own entertaining narrative about their chosen event. In maths  addition and subtraction continues after which we will focus on multiplication and division and how we apply this knowledge in problems.

We have another class assembly in the second part of term and of course Year 6 camp which we are all excited about. Please be reminded to return the Hebe Haven Yacht Club disclaimer form to your child’s class teacher.

Please have a restful break and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

Thanks, the Year 6 Team.

Year 6 Blog 2019-20

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Year 6 Blog
2019 – 2020



Welcome to
the Year 6 blog, where you will find updates and information concerning the
Year 6 students here at DC. We hope you had a great summer break, whether that
was here in Hong Kong or further afield. This year the Year 6 team remains the
same as last year, Miss Harrison, Ms Cameroon, Miss Seward, Mr Edwards, Mr
Urquart and Mrs Trimmingham.

students have started the term with energy and enthusiasm and are settling into
their new classes and routines seamlessly. This week the classes have been setting
up class agreements, distributing jobs and excitedly receiving their computers.
This all fits into our first unit of inquiry which is ‘How we organise
ourselves’. Within this unit we will be inquiring into systems of leadership
and how it is necessary to participate to be able to activate change. This
connects with our language where we will be learning how persuasion and debates
can influence thinking. We will start our maths curriculum with a focus on
pattern and function and this includes using simple algebra to predict future
terms of a pattern.

In the next
few months we have a range of dates that are important for the Year 6 students,
please find below the latest update, which could be subject to change.

Thursday 29
August – Parent Information Fair

Friday 6
September – DC CPD Day

18 September – Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday 19
September – Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday 24
September – 6JES Assembly (6JES parents only)

25 September – Swim carnival

Monday 30
September – ESF CPD day

Tuesday 1
October – National Day

Monday 7
October to Friday 11 October – Mid Term Break

Tuesday 29
October to Friday 1 November – Year 6 Camp

Tuesday 19
November – 6ECN Assembly (6ECN parents only)

Saturday 7
December – Family Fun Day

We are
looking forwards to a fantastic year with the Year 6 students, where we hope
they strive to be ‘The best they can be’, in their final year of primary school,
and please if you have any questions do not hesitate to speak to your child’s
class teacher.


The Year 6