Year Levels - Year 6

Year 6 Newsletter – Term 1
 
 
 
Welcome
Welcome to Year 6, 2019. The students are beginning to settle into their new grades and we are looking forward to a great year of learning. There are 5 grades that make up the Year 6 team, located in the Middle Years building:
6P – Mrs Prabh Kaur in M1                                                           6T – Miss Mary Tseros in M2
6L – Mrs Lisa Kyllo in M3                                                                6J – Miss Hannah Jacobs in M4
6K – Miss Natalie Koppenol in M5
 
 
 
Important Dates / Upcoming Events
Three Way Conferences: Thursday 28 February (student free day)
Brainstorm Production: Thursday 7 March
Labour Day Public Holiday: Monday 11 March (No school)
School Photos: Tuesday 19 March
Last day of term: Friday 5 April (School ends at 2:30pm)
 
 
 
Homework
Homework will commence in week 4. Homework will include nightly reading and recording reading data in their school diary, learning their spelling words and a homework sheet.
Homework is an expected component of the Year 6 curriculum, therefore there will be consequences for students who do not return their homework in the given timeframe. Homework will be given out each Thursday and due back every Thursday. Only 5 Star Quality work will be accepted.
 
Uniform
A note is required if your child is not in correct uniform. Teachers will be monitoring this and there will be consequences for students in incorrect uniform without a valid reason.
Hats are compulsory this term to protect students from the summer sun during outdoor play. Our school has a strict ‘No hat, No play’ policy. This means that students who do not have a hat will be restricted to the shaded areas during lunch breaks.
 
 
 
Year 5 and 6 Camp 2019
The Year 5/6 camp will be held during Term 4, on Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October 2019 at Phillip Island Adventure Resort. More information can be found on the website piar.cyc.org.au.
Camp notes and medical forms will be sent home in the coming weeks.
 
Changes to the timetable 2019
This year Craigieburn South Primary School is running a different daily timetable. This has changed the times that students will be eating lunch and going outside to play. Students will now commence lunch eating time at 11:21am and have their second lunch at approximately 1:45pm.
 
YEAR 6 MEMENTO JACKETS
2019 Year 6 Memento Jackets have been ordered. As soon as they arrive, the jackets will be given out. There will be a second order of jackets for new students and those students who did not order one last year. Notes will go home to those students in the next few weeks. HOWEVER, this second order may not be delivered at the same time as the first order.
 
SPECIALIST TIMETABLE
 
6P
6T
6L
6J
6K
Science
Monday
Monday
Thursday
Monday
Friday
Art
 
 
 
 
 
Italian
Monday
Monday
Wednesday
Tuesday
Monday
Computers
Thursday
Wednesday
Monday
Monday
Monday
PE
Monday
Monday
Monday
Monday
Monday
Library
Wednesday
Thursday
Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
 
English
Students in Year 6 will develop fluency and meaning when reading fiction and non-fiction print and digital texts. Writing skills for narratives, information reports, persuasive and transactional texts are developed and reinforced. Participation and active listening are also a focus. Whole-class, small-group and individual tasks have supported students to learn about:
Reading and Viewing
Analyse and explain how language features and vocabulary are used by different authors to represent ideas and events
Read, view and respond to a variety of texts
View various media and respond to these using note-taking and detailed answers to questions
Independently read and respond to a text
Develop and record student thinking while reading independently
Conference with students to establish goals to improve their reading
 
Writing
Planning, editing, proofreading and publishing a variety of text types
Employing a range of strategies to assist with and improve vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure and punctuation
Applying knowledge of different parts of speech in their writing; for example, pronouns, adverbs and adjectives
Exploring elements of the seven steps of writing through the construction of narratives and persuasive texts.
Developing a neat handwriting style that is legible and fluent
 
Speaking and Listening
Planning, rehearsing and making presentations for different purposes
Making presentations and contributing actively to class and group discussions, using a variety of strategies for effect
 
Mathematics
The focus of the Mathematics program in Year 6 is to extend understandings, strategies and skills in the areas of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability and apply these to everyday life situations. This terms topics include:
 
Number and Algebra
Place value
Reading, writing and ordering numbers
Expanded notation and renaming numbers
Estimating and rounding
Solving problems involving all four operations
 
Measurement and Geometry
Constructing simple prisms and pyramids
 
Statistics and Probability                                                                                     
Constructing, interpreting and comparing a range of data displays, including side-by-side column graphs for two categorical variables
Posing and refining questions to collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey
 
Integrated Curriculum: Global Connections
This term’s unit on ‘Global Connections’ explores the differences and similarities between Australia and selected countries. Students will be learning about the local environments over time, languages, incomes, health, foreign aid and life expectancies. They will use data and statistics to interpret information. At the end of the unit, students will be required to complete a research project on an incident in the Asian region where Australia has provided foreign aid and support.
                                                                                                                                                                               
The students will use the following questions to guide their learning:
·         How do places, people and cultures differ across the world?
·         How do people’s connections to places affect their perception of them?
·         How do people and environments influence one another?
·         What factors influence people’s awareness and opinions of places?