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Hello, my name is Emma Page and I would like to welcome you and your child to a new year, in a new class at North Kalgoorlie Primary School. This is my third year teaching Year 6 at North Kalgoorlie Primary School and I am very excited for the year ahead. Your child's last year of primary school is bound to be a memorable one with so many exciting opportunities arising throughout the year and I feel privileged to be a part of it. So buckle yourselves in for a year full of highs.

Term 3

Maths

The maths curriculum is broken down into three areas: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability. This term we will be looking at the following topics in each area.

Number and Algebra

  • Patterns with fractions and decimals

  • Money (percentage discounts)


Measurement and Geometry

  • Elapsed time and timetables

  • Convert between common units of mass, length and capacity


Statistics and Probability

  • Interpret and compare a range of data displays

  • Interpret secondary data presented in the media or elsewhere

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English

Our daily literacy block is broken down into:

  1. Spelling

  2. Reading

  3. Writing 

Our whole school spelling program is Diana Rigg PLD. PLD is based around three key areas which are: Literacy, Oral Language and Movement and Motor. These are assumed to be integral in maximising primary school literacy achievement.

Spelling is conducted every day and over the course of the week the students move from tasks that focus on learning the individual sounds or syllables, to the meaning of words and finally demonstrate the ability to transfer their spelling knowledge into their own writing.

In reading this term, the class will be reading the novel Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Some of the reading strategies we will be focusing on are: summarising, inferring, comprehension, making connections and visualisation.


Using the Talk 4 Writing process we will be exploring the genre of persuasion. Linking this to our Business and Economics unit, the students will learn about techniques used to persuade and sell audiences on certain goods or services. As part of our writing unit students will be asked to sell the school as a weekend attraction to the public, in the form of a persuasive brochure.

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HASS: Business and Economics

In HASS this term we are focusing on Business and Economics. In particular, students will develop knowledge of the following topics:

  • Why choices about the allocation of resources involve trade-offs

  • The purpose of a business and the different ways that businesses choose to provide goods and services

  • Why it is important to be informed when making consumer and financial decisions

As with all our HASS units, students will acquire this content knowledge alongside developing their HASS inquiry skills which include: questioning, researching, analysing, communicating, evaluating and reflecting.

Through this unit not only will students learn all about how businesses run but they will get to run their own for the day at our annual 'Fun-time-lunch-time' event in week 7.

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Health

This term students will explore the following topics:

  • Methods to increase physical activity and how participation in outdoor activity supports personal and community health and well-being

  • Ways in which valuing diversity positively influences the wellbeing of the community and fun games from other cultures

  • Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing including the refusal of drugs and alcohol and for this topic students will also receive a visit from Life Education- Australia's largest preventative Health Organisation

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Art

In semester 2 students must demonstrate that they can respond to art as well as produce it. This term students will be creating art by famous artists George Seurat and Vincet Van Gough. They will then respond to their own art and that of the artists by following a simple response structure based around the three R's (Retell-Point out what you notice, incorporating the elements of art, Relate- In which ways do you connect with the art - experiences, characters, feelings and Reflect- Ask questions about the art, predict, make inferences, evaluate).

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