Welcome to Year 6 Teachers: Kris Stanhope, Clayton Heggie, Brigitte van der Vossen and Matthew Cook
Structure of the Evening 5.00pm – 5.30pm – With your teacher 5.40pm – 5.50pm – Mrs Webster in the Multipurpose Room 6.00pm - Miss Chen, Chinese Team Leader – In the Hall
Units of Inquiry • How we express ourselves International Mindedness provides a window into the cultures of others • Where we are in place and time People and places have histories which can be uncovered through a variety of sources. • Who we are Personal well being is dependent on a complex balance of inter-connected factors • Sharing the Planet: The way we live impacts the global environment (EXHIBITION) • How the world works Changing material to suit our needs impacts our world • How we organise ourselves Technology impacts on the systems used in the world of work and leisure
Curriculum and Learning Why Inquiry? • Build understanding of the world – to give them clearer conceptual frameworks that help them make meaning. • Help each child become an independent learner and to build their 21C capabilities as thinkers, collaborators, communicators, researchers and self managers. • To nurture students’ curiosity, courage and passions for learning From Kath Murdoch -August 2012
Curriculum and learning Subjects to be studied: • English - Oral Language - Listening and Speaking, Visual Language -Viewing and Presenting, Written Language – Reading, Writing • Focus: improving writing skills, comprehension • Mathematics - Number, Data Handling, Measurement, Shape and Space, Pattern and Function • Focus: improving basic facts, number sense • Social Studies, PSE, Science, Visual Art - integrated when meaningful through inquiry units • PE, Music (Specialist Subjects)
Technology in Year 6 • Integrated within our classrooms to enhance learning. • Ipads • Itouches • Computers • Online websites and applications
Homework • Students will receive their homework every two weeks • Subjects may include Mathematics, English, Inquiry, IT and Chinese • Reading daily • The grid will be on The Buzz and will be sent home as a hard copy in their homework books • Chinese is given out separately on the Buzz
Educational Visits • Camp (Outward Bound in Sai Kung) Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th December 2011 • Parent meeting TBA • History Museum (parent help needed) • Happy Valley Cemetery (parent help needed)
The Exhibition • Parent Information Evening – End of Term1, TBA • Exhibition – End of Term 2 The exhibition “represents a significant event in the life of a PYP school and student, synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP and sharing them with the whole school community. As a culminating experience it is an opportunity for students to exhibit the attributes of the IB learner profile that have been developing throughout their engagement with the PYP.”
Communication • The majority of communication from the class will come via email and diary. • If you have not been receiving emails from us, please let us know. • To update information on gateway, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Admin Stuff • Health and Safety • All medication administered by school nurse • Class Parent • Phone numbers and email addresses • Inclement Weather Arrangements • See the website • School Calendar • See the website
Important Dates • Class Photos: Tuesday 11th September (wear uniform, bring PE Kit) • PTA Cake Sale (Y6):Thursday 13th September • Y6 Cultural Celebration: Tuesday 18th September • ESF CPD Day – Holiday for Students: Friday 28th September • Y6 Soccer Tournament @ Happy Valley: Thursday 6th October • ESF CPD Day – Holiday for Students: Monday 29th October • Half-Term Holiday: Monday 22nd – 26nd October • Parental Consultations: Thursday 31 October & 8 November
Secondary Dates 10st – 21nd September Apply for year 7 place in an ESF School. Login to Gateway. Refer to letter from Mr Fennelly Children going to ESF secondary schools will have ‘taster’ days in Term 2 and 3.
Thank you for coming Questions?