Year Six Newsletter, Term 1 Week 8

Year 6 Newsletter, Week 8 Term 1

Week 7 and 8 have flown past us and we have very quickly found ourselves zooming towards the end of Term 1. It has been wonderful to meet many of you at the Parent Teacher Interviews over the last few weeks and discuss your child’s progress and goals for the year.  Our Year 6 students are certainly putting in their all both in and out of the classrooms, with preparation for the Athletics carnival in PE lessons and the energy resonating through Level 5 at lunchtime, as our Year 6 actors prepared for our Assembly. We congratulate all students for their contributions in the rehearsals, it was a wonderful assembly.


In Literacy lessons students have been busy enhancing their writing by adding mood and imagery skills as they plan and draft entertaining texts with some very good results. In between learning about Civics and Citizenship in Library, lessons have been full of exploring new authors and titles as we challenge the students to try books outside their comfort zone.  There is also a real buzz in the library as we prepare for Morris Gleitzman’s visit next week.  Reading groups continue to challenge the students to show their comprehension and inference skills and have a been a major source of discussion as we read texts about energy and microbes.


The past week has seen students start their Personal Profile Investigation, students are putting their knowledge of mass, length and data collection to the test as they create a profile of themselves to share with the class.  Once all profiles are completed, students will collect and present their classes data as a dot plot or a pie chart.  It is a fascinating investigation which is really challenging the students to apply all the skills covered in the past few weeks.


We have farewelled our energy unit and welcomed microbes in its place.  In science, we are starting our new unit on Microorganisms.  In the coming weeks students will be experimenting with mould and microbes to gain a better understanding of the little creatures that make up so much of the world around us.


In ICT, Mr Ohlson has been assisting our students with the implementation of SeeSaw which we will be very excited to release at the start of term 2. We have continued our discussions with the students on responsible use of social media and how they can use social media in a kind and safe manner. The Esmart Digital Licences program will be commencing soon which will further support our conversations with the students.  On the Year 6 Digital Technologies Google Classroom are some tips and activities about Cyber Safety. We encourage you to speak with your child about what they are learning regarding mobile phone safety.

Top 10 tips for mobile phone safety

1)      Remember if you are being bullied it isn’t your fault and there is nothing so awful that you can’t speak to someone about it.  Talk to a trusted adult at home or at school.

2)      Don’t reply to any nasty messages you receive.

3)      Don’t reply to a text from someone you don’t know.

4)      Keep the messages you have been sent so you can show them to a trusted adult and make a note of the time and date of the messages or calls you receive.

5)      Don’t answer calls from withheld numbers or numbers you don’t recognise, let it go to voicemail.

6)      Block numbers from people who are sending you nasty messages.

7)      If you are bullied repeatedly, you can change your number.

8)      Don’t give your mobile number to someone you don’t know.

9)      Don’t send pictures to someone you don’t know.

10)   If the problem is serious you can report it to a trusted adult.

Top 10 tips for mobile phone safety

Upcoming Dates

Monday 25 – Friday 29th March         School Photos (information below)

Tuesday 26th March                            Morris Gleitzman visit

Monday 1st April                                 Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival

Thursday 4th April                               Last day of Term 1 (12.00pm finish)

A reminder that the Beijing Cultural Tour runs from Sunday 13 October – Friday 18th October.

School photographs-   School photographs are scheduled for Week 9 of Term 1.

Monday 25th March 6A, 6K and 6L
Tuesday 26th March 6S
Wednesday 27th March Whole School on field
Thursday 28th March Year 6 Photo

House Photos

Primary Leaders

Friday 29th March Primary SRC
Primary Environmental CommitteeLibrary Monitors

Have a lovely weekend!

The Year 6 Team.

Teacher’s Contact Details (6A) (6K)  (6L) – Head of Year 6 (6S)