Year 6 Newsletter | Term 3 Week 8

Challenges and adventure left right and centre here in Year 6. What a wonderful few weeks we have had. Last week the Student-Led Conferences allowed for a tremendous celebration of our students’ successes and this week we took our learning outside the classroom to Treasure Island and focused on building connections and re-establishing friendships. Our themes throughout all camp activities have evolved around team building, strong communication and risk taking. The Year 6 teachers are extremely proud of what our students have accomplished and have enjoyed watching them grow and adapt to all challenges. 

Peer Support
Peer Support has come to a close. Our students have built friendships that will last a lifetime and developed skills that will enable success throughout pivotal moments in their lives. The engagement, relational and organisational skills that each and every Year 6 student demonstrated was outstanding- we couldn’t be prouder. 

In English, we have continued our exploration of informational texts. Students are currently creating two pieces of informative texts for different audiences. One is a creative piece for Early Childhood students to teach them more about weather and natural disasters and one more formal report about their chosen natural disaster for young adults which can take the form of a podcast or weather report. Each child has been engaged in their projects and have enjoyed creating items for a real audience. 

We are well into our investigation ‘Weird and Wonderful Weather’. Lessons have been focussed on positive and negative numbers, causes of bias, side by side column graphs and line graphs.  For extra practice, students are encouraged to keep up with their homework and Mathletics tasks which are used to reinforce the learning opportunities in class.

Tape, paper mache and clay are in abundance here in Year 6. Students have been creating dioramas, simulations and conducting experiments as part of their ‘sorting out’ and ‘going further’ stage of the inquiry cycle. It has been wonderful watching students go through the process of trial and error and see them struggle, readjust, rebuild and try again. Persistence and patience is very important in this process and a terrific set of life skills to obtain. 

Upcoming Dates

  • Library Virtual Excursion: Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 September 
  • Chinese Week Celebrations: Monday 20 -Friday 24 September (Week 10)
  • Last Day of Term 3: Friday 24 September (Half Day finishing at 12pm)

Year 6 Team

Stephanie Clarke (Head of Year 6), Jodie Spencer, Emma Knight, Chris McCorkell

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