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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 bsgateway@bs.esf.edu.hk

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.