The teachers in Grades 6 in 2017 are Nick Slater, Andrea Eales and Alison Bettanin.
TERM 3 2017
During Reading this term, we will be covering the CAFE reading strategies of visualise, ‘Use Punctuation to Enhance Phrasing and Prosody’ include sequence of events and interpret directly stated information. Reading stimulus will also come from our Integrated Studies unit. In Writing, students will be working on text types including script writing, narratives and poetry. Students will also continue working on developing their writing skills in the VCOP and Big Write programs in combination with working on scripts for our grade 6 performance.
In Maths, students will start the term by continuing to work on Angles. We will also be covering fractions, decimals and percentage and solving problems within those areas. Students will investigate financial maths and they will create simple budgets while working in Earn and Learn. Following that, they will do a unit on prime, composite, square and triangular numbers. Next is a unit on Pattern and Algebra. 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 be spending the first half of term studying Chemistry and Physics. The topics 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 centred around our performance and finish off our Earn and Learn unit. In addition, students will be consolidating knowledge of e-Smart practise and mindfulness. They will be able to see the benefits for learning, wellbeing, social and emotional development
This term, students will continue to complete homework tasks set weekly. These homework tasks will relate to the learning in English, Mathematics and integrated studies. Most new homework tasks will be assigned on Wednesdays and will require submission the following Wednesday. 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.