The teachers in Grades 6 in 2018 are Andrea Eales, Michael Logan and Steph Lord-Darby.
Grade 6 students are expected to do 30 minutes of homework over: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. There is an expectation that students read for 30 minutes each night. The types of activities are:
A list of spelling words are given each fortnight.
Research relating to integrated unit.
3 Mathletics tasks are given each week. After these are complete, there will be an open ended investigation. Feel free to discuss this with your child.
Students are welcome to use the time from 8:50am to 9am to access Chromebooks in the classroom and work on their homework.
During term 3, in Reading, we will be continuing and updating personal reading goals that support our Arts Festival integrated unit. Students will be given opportunities to read and perform in front of the grade.
During our Writer's Workshop sessions, we will be exploring creative texts such as comical dramatic script writing, poetry and parodies. Students will continue to develop their collaborative writing skills, as well as participating in the VCOP and Big Write programs. Spelling development will be supported with our Soundwaves units.
Mathematics this term will expand understandings of measuring angles and using knowledge of known angles, e.g. right angles, straight angles, to solve angle problems. We will be using geometric language such as: complementary and supplementary angles, parallel, line segments, rays, rotation, intersect, and polygon. We’ll be investigating the angles and sides of triangles and quadrilaterals through visual and hands-on materials.
In Number, we will expand on multiplication and division by focusing in on the properties of composite, square and triangular numbers. We’ll use BIDMAS (Brackets, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction) to complete multiple operations within the same number sentence. We will also design algorithms to solve specific classes of mathematical problems.
Problem solving has been and will continue to be a strong component of lessons giving students opportunities to apply a range of problem solving strategies, work collaboratively and stretch their thinking.
Our integrated focus this term will celebrate, The Arts.
Drama: The children will be studying plays; their settings, characters, plots, mood and tones. The expectation will be for children to explore both the acting and writing components of a play. They will develop fluency, voice and body language.
Dance: The students will take part in Dance, throughout the term. They will be exposed to different styles of music that will allow them to explore expressions through dance.
Student Leadership: One session a week will focus on leadership activities and skills. Each student has been given a leadership role and will be assigned tasks which will be completed in the leadership lesson. These tasks are set by the teacher overseeing each leadership area. Tasks may involve preparing items for assembly, planning school events with relevant teachers, being good role models and teaching younger students in the school, and getting involved in community projects.
In addition, students will be consolidating knowledge of ESmart practises so that they can make good choices when they are online. Students will participate in mindfulness activities that will support their learning, wellbeing, social and emotional development.