In Numeracy grade 6 students work through the following areas:
Number & Algebra - e.g. multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, fractions etcMeasurement & Geometry - e.g. 2D and 3D shapes e.g. area, perimeter, volume, capacity etcStatisitics and probability - e.g. ordering the likely hood of events etcThe following is practised regularly:
InquiryIn 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 TechnologyEach 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 FoldersAcheivement 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
HomeworkHomework 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/ TransitionThe 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 7Excursions/ IncursionsExcursions 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 incursionsTerm 4: Life Skills Incursions: Love & Relationships and Drug Education,Big Day Out