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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.

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welcome to year 6

Welcome to Year 6


Kris Stanhope, Clayton Heggie,

Brigitte van der Vossen and Matthew Cook

structure of the evening
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
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
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
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
Technology in Year 6
  • Integrated within our classrooms to enhance learning.
    • Ipads
    • Itouches
    • Computers
    • Online websites and applications
  • 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
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
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.”

  • 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 [email protected]
admin stuff
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
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
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.