Dear Parents and Students,
Another busy week, welcome to the end of week 28.
It is hard to believe that when we come back from our spring break our current grade 6 will only have 12 weeks left before they become grade 7 students.
For photos of students hard at work learning and having fun this week please see our Grade 6 Picture folder linked below.
This week we completed our first field trip of the year and our students were awesome. Their behaviour on the trip was great and everyone took full advantage of the opportunity to learn as much as they could at the same time as having some fun. ‘Hats off’ to our students – well done.
During the field trip, students were asked to complete a research task in the fish market. While on the field trip we were also very fortunate in that we were on site at the same time that the creating artists were installing in the park, a wonderful piece of art with a powerful message. Do ask them about this, they may well surprise you with how much they learned.
While on the field trip we also took a heap of photos, for language we have also worked on adding captions to these photos- our focus here was the use of humour to entertain, using speech bubbles or ‘call out’s’ and how punctuation can help make meaning.
Please click the link below to see our Field trip photo book.
This week for homework students have been asked to learn spelling words, to revise their basic facts, to watch educational programmes and note their thoughts and reactions to their viewing. As a result of this we have had some very interesting discussions with students growing their understandings of what climate change is as well as what can cause this. I hope you have been enjoying some of this informative, thought provoking viewing also. Please also remember to sign your child’s homework each week.Thank you.
Reading, Writing and Inquiry
Human actions impact climates.
Lines of Inquiry:
For this we will inquire into the following;
- Human and natural causes of climate change
- Effect of climate change on animals
- Effect of climate change on biomes
For our UOI, students have been watching footage about our planet and how human action impacts climates. Students have also been putting together a list of other resources that inform this subject. For this please see the link below:
For writing, we have also been working on using words instead of ‘Said’ in our writing.
Please see below a presentation I have put together as a reference for this.
For mathematics this week students worked to show their mathematical understanding of geometry. This included a survey checking their understanding of geometrical terms as well as applied geometrical skills such as translation, reflection, tessellation and rotation. About this, I am very happy to note that everyone has made good progress and since the beginning of this unit, has improved in their understanding of all things geometrical. well done everyone. Again please see the link below for samples of class work as well as some of the resources we have used for this learning. Math is all around us 🙂
- G6 Geometric Art
- G6 Math Tessellation Art Islamic Geometry 2021-2022
- How to make a Tessellation – the easy way
For our Grade 6 schedule please see the link here: Grade 6 schedule.
Notices/ Worth Repeating
Regarding Covid 19:
As you will have seen in the news, regarding health and safety protocols around Covid 19, Oman is making moves towards normalcy. We continue to maintain our high standards and our current procedures however and ask that we all remain vigilant in this respect.
As a reminder please see the points below:
- Do not send your child to school if they are exhibiting any symptoms of Covid. Keep them home until a doctor confirms that they can safely return to school.
- Please inform the school immediately once you are aware of any confirmed covid cases in your family, or of any close contacts with confirmed or suspected cases.
- Please follow the updated Covid Management protocols which our school will be following in the event of positive or close contact cases throughout our unvaccinated primary population.
- Primary grades will maintain grade level “bubbles”. This means they will eat and play within their own designated outdoor spaces.
- In order to maintain these bubbles, After School Activities will not resume until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully.
- Music and PE will continue as normal.
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Wishing you all a great Spring break next week and look forward to welcoming everyone back happy, healthy and learning together on Sunday the 3rd of April.
Your partners in learning.
The Grade 6 Teaching team
Glen Nicholson, Maryam Al Muqbali, Khadija Alornrani