Grade 6

Grade 6

2017 Grade 6 Teachers

 

6M - Maria Donoghue

6W - Nikita West

6A - Ankie Ly

Literacy

 

In Literacy grade 6 students work through the following areas:


1.  Writing: Information, Explanation, Narrative, Reflective and Exposition. 

2.  Reading: Guided writing and reading, Book Clubs, Reading Journal entries, punctuation / Grammar.

3.  Speaking & Listening: Presentations and Debates

Numeracy 

 

In Numeracy grade 6 students work through the following areas:

  • Number & Algebra - e.g. multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, fractions etc
  • Measurement & Geometry - e.g. 2D and 3D shapes
  • - e.g. area, perimeter, volume, capacity etc
  • Statisitics and probability - e.g. ordering the likely hood of events etc

 

The following is practised regularly:

  • Mental calculation of sums involving any of the four operations (+, -, ?, X)
  • Multiplication tables up to 10 and beyond


Inquiry

 

In Inquiry grade 6 students cover the following topics:

- Australia as our Nation

- How climate change occurs?

- Science: The good, the bad and the ugly

- What's Happening to Me?


The units are chosen and planned to enable students to learn more about playing their part in society on an individual level as well as benefiting the wider community. The program enables students to become independent and responsible learners while developing their thinking skills.

Students also participate in gardening sessions.


Information Technology

 

Each student has access to a tablet to use during class time. The tablet is integrated throughout the curriculum. Students continue to work on DB Primary (an online learning space for students) where they work on editing and creating their own portfolio. An important component of the ICT program is cybersafety. Students learn how to behave responsibly and respectfully whilst being online. Grades are also resourced with a class computer as well as a SMART Board.

 

Acheivement Folders

Acheivement folders will be completed by all grade 6 students. Students will present their folders as part of their mid year and end of year assessment. This will be used as a transitional tool for secondary college.


Mindfulness/leadership program    

 

Through the Bluearth program, students are trained to become leaders where they closely work with the Preps. This allows the students to enhance their leadership skills. In Term 3, students show their leadership skills through a whole school celebration by organising and hosting 'Bluearth Olympic Day'. 

 

 

Junior School Council

 

Students are selected by their peers to represent their school community. They are involved in planning and organising activities and competitions, conducting whole school assembly and assisting teachers on request. 


Homework

- Homework may be sent home if students have not completed tasks at school or practise a skill learnt at school.

- On occasions, students will also be given set homework to complete.

- Homework may also include completing a project or continuing research at a local library or on the home computer.

- Students are expected to be reading at home on a daily basis and are to bring their take home books Monday, Wednesday and Friday to change. The students should have their log journal signed by parents/guardians to ensure they are reading at home.

- Mental calculation strategies should be practised at home regularly.

 

Graduation/ Transition

The students will participate in a formal graduation in term four.  During Term 1 a graduation jumper that has students names on the back is available to be purchased. Information will be sent home.

Grade 6 students also work closely with the nearby high-schools to help assist the students into the transition to year 7

 

 

 

Excursions/ Incursions

 

 

Excursions and Incursions will be organised related to the units of work.

 

Notes will be sent home at the appropriate time.

 

Term 1: Sailing, Values Incursion


Term 3: GTAC science based incursions

 

Term 4: Life Skills Incursions: Love & Relationships and Drug Education,

 

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