11 Jan 2019

Yr6 Curriculum Update – 11/01/19

Working together to achieve success for every child

The Year 6 Team




Welcome to the 9th edition of our Year 6 Curriculum Update!

Happy New Year and welcome back to school. We are off to an exciting new year continuing our journey of learning. Next week on 18th of January, KJS is hosting the 3rd annual Agents of Change Conference. This year 27 NGOs and 900 Year 6 students from across ESF will participate in this conference. The conference provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn more about our local NGOs, make face-to-face connections with them and learn how they can take action, through their exhibition, to support their wonderful and worthy causes.

In each update, you will be able to see glimpses of the learning journey that our students have been involved in over the previous two weeks. Our Learning Journey is written by teachers and students.


Transdisciplinary Learning – It’s all connected!

In Inquiry, we are in the tuning in stage of our unit and we have begun exploring energy and its different forms. Some classes have been busy conducting experiments to investigate kinetic and potential energy. These experiments are fun and interesting as it helped us understand how energy transferred between objects. Other classes have been busy researching energy in order to develop a better understanding of the importance of energy in today’s world. We have also been learning about different techniques to record science experiments.

In Maths, We have almost finished the unit about scale and close to changing to the new unit – measurement. So far in the scale unit, classes have been very busy making 3D models and finding their properties.

In Mandarin, we have been begun writing a recount about our Christmas holiday. As a writing process, we will write our first draft in our books, edit and then we will publish it on our Google Classroom so that everyone in our class can see, read and give feedback on our holiday recount.

In Music,  we have been learning about energy and look at how to make our own music of looking at videos. We also learned about vibration, tension and other scientific ways in which our music has evolved. We will be making energy-related music in a group of 4-6 people and each group will be playing a piece inspired by the piece called Cannon in D.

Library news: Library book bags designed by Year 6 students will be available from the PTA from 21st January, and Year 6s will be receiving book bags as souvenirs (though if you lose your book bag you will have to purchase another from the PTA). There will also be a Book Writing Contest, in which you can submit your writing for the chance to get your book published and displayed during Book Week. The deadline for this contest is February 1st.


  • Year 6 Immunization day- Friday, 11th January
  • Agents of Change Conference – Friday, 18th January
  • Trip To Zero carbon Building – Monday, 21st January
  • Y6 Mandarin Consultations – Friday, 25th January


Kind regards,

Year 6 Teachers and Students Editors and Photographers

(Minchae 6P, Ava 6E, Mannat 6P, Arthur 6G, Adelaide 6G,  Jaeyun 6L, Matthew 6E, Rachel 6L, Cyrus 6E, Lucas 6A, and Daniel 6A)