Monthly Archives: October 2019
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Year 6 Blog
Friday 4 October 2019
It is unbelievable to think that we are already at mid-term break. So please find a quick round up of the past eight weeks as well as a summary of what the students can look forward to on their return to school.
Unit of Inquiry
The students have inquired into two areas since the start of school, they have looked at the systems by which groups make and develop rules and how people become leaders. They have also been inquiring into the ways that people make and develop relationships as well as factors that affect people’s self-worth.
In maths we have learnt about BEDMAS, the order of operations as well as how patterns can grow and how we can use algebraic equations to predict future terms. This has been followed with addition and subtraction of integers and decimals as well as one step and two step problem solving.
Linked with our unit of inquiry our language genre has been persuasive writing and especially how voice and organisation can have an impact when putting your points across.
Throughout the term the students have had swimming in PE, a swim carnival, we’ve had our initial parent teacher meetings, ISA testing and one Year 6 class has had their assembly to mention just a few items.
After mid-term break we will be studying the transdisciplinary theme, ‘Where we are in place and time’. We will be looking at historical narratives and using these to research into an event in history so that the students can develop and write their own entertaining narrative about their chosen event. In maths addition and subtraction continues after which we will focus on multiplication and division and how we apply this knowledge in problems.
We have another class assembly in the second part of term and of course Year 6 camp which we are all excited about. Please be reminded to return the Hebe Haven Yacht Club disclaimer form to your child’s class teacher.
Please have a restful break and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
Thanks, the Year 6 Team.