The teachers in Grades 6 in 2017 are Nick Slater, Andrea Eales and Alison Bettanin.
TERM 2 2017
During our Daily 5 reading session, we will be covering the CAFE reading strategies of visualise, summarise the text, include sequence of events and interpret directly stated information. Our reading and writing stimulus will be based on our Integrated Studies unit. In Writing, students will be working on text types including Procedures, Science Reports and Poetry. Students will also continue working on developing their writing skills in the VCOP and Big Write programs.
In Maths, students will start the term by working on fractions, decimals, percentages and we will also be covering the 4 operations and solving problems within those areas. Students will investigate chance and probability, focussing on the likelihood of events occurring. In addition to this, Jane Battrick will be assisting students who are participating in the Maths Competition in July once a week. The students not doing the competition will be working in smaller groups with their classroom teachers. We will also be covering money during our Earn and Learn topic.
We will be spending the first 5 weeks of term completing our science unit (adaptations and foodwebs). The unit will be taught with the support of Stile (an online and interactive website). Some tasks from this may be set as homework to further support and reinforce what we have learnt in class.
The integrated studies unit for this term is Earn and Learn and we will also be designing a vision for the future of Port Phillip with a focus on Sustainability creating an art work from collected rubbish from the beach. The students will also be reinforcing the Albert Park Learning Dispositions, which help students understand how they can become active and successful learners.
In addition, students will be consolidating knowledge of e-Smart practise and mindfulness. They will be able to see the benefits for learning, wellbeing and social and emotional development.
This term, students will continue to complete homework tasks set by the grade 6 teachers. These homework tasks will relate to the learning in English, Mathematics and integrated studies and spelling. In addition to set tasks it is expected that students read for a minimum of 15 minutes a night.
Students and parents will continue to use their 2017 student diary. This diary provides students with the opportunity to plan their school week, homework, extracurricular activities and record special events. Students will be expected to have their diaries at school each day and signed weekly.
In Sport, students will be learning the rules and skills of hockey and sofcross and will participate in 2 gala days this term. District cross-country trials will be happening early in mid-May and the 3-6 Sports Day will be in week 10.