Grade Six

Term 4

Grade 6 Information

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Grade 6 Teacher

Kirren Whaiapu

Peer Leaders

This term, some Year 5 and all Year 6 students will have completed their training as Peer Leaders. They will continue to work with small groups of students from Prep – Year 5 once a fortnight.

In these sessions, the younger students will be involved in interactive learning experiences which are led by their Peer Leaders.

This is a program that allows young people to support the wellbeing of each other.

Peer Leaders will be rostered on yard duty throughout this term and will wear bright pink vests.

Specialists

Students attend three specialist lessons per week. These are; Science, Physical Education and Performing Arts.

Art and Physical Education are on Wednesday. Performing Arts is on Thursday.

Literacy

Students have been working on building their comprehension skills to ensure they understand what they are reading. This term they will continue to work on skimming and scanning texts to help locate information quickly in a story.

During our Big Write sessions, students have been using graphic organisers to brainstorm their ideas before writing their stories. Students will continue to use these throughout this term.

Students have been using microphones in the classroom to support oral language development, listening skills and fluency. This term our focus is to engage others when speaking.

Oral Language

Our speech therapist is continuing to work with the grade 6 students once a week.

This term students are working on making and reading a timetable to ensure they understand how to read timetables and read a map at High School.

We have been fortunate enough to access maps, timetables and what the codes stand for from our local High School.

Unit of Work

The topic this term is Shoots & Roots (Why grow it?).

As part of this unit students will learn about plants, health, nutrition and food safety.

Students will be required to make posters about different types of farms and how they produce food to buy as well as the process food goes through before being placed on a plate.

Mathematics

Students have been learning to use Mathematics confidently and build on what they already know. At the beginning of every Mathematics lesson, students complete a Mental Maths sheet to develop mental calculation, reinforce problem solving, and practice vocabulary used in Mathematics.

This term students will be working on setting goals and assessing themselves as they work towards achieving them.

As part of our Mathematics, students have been placed into Point of Need groups.

Point of need allows the classroom teacher to identify the learning needs of individual students, including high achieving students.

Students are monitored in small groups and classroom activities are tailored to their needs.

ICT

This term students will work independently through Cool Food Planet.

Cool Food Planet is split into different learning themes about food, nutrition and physical activity.

There are interactive activities to ensure students are learning in a fun way.

Every theme includes a challenge to reinforce the learning outcomes for each lesson.

Cool Food Planet has two separate websites, each designed for different age groups and abilities.

Interschool Sport

Last term students played one of the following sports against local schools. Tee ball, Footy or Netball.

Through participation students will learn about respecting teammates, opponents and coaches.

Students are learning that the real winners in sports are those who know how to persevere whether they win or lose a game.

Our Lightning Premiership is scheduled to be played on Friday the 3rd of November at Kananook Primary School.