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.
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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
Investigating integers on a number line
Improper fractions and mixed numbers
Patterns with fractions and decimals
Money (percentage discounts)
Measurement and Geometry
Solve problems involving comparisons of length and area
Angles types and measuring
Elapsed time and timetables
Statistics and Probability
Estimating the probability of events and ordering them
Reading line and bar graphs
Reading tables and tallies
Our daily Literacy block is broken down into:
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, students will be put into small groups with students of similar reading ages. Students will read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and respond to these appropriately. Some of the reading strategies we will be focusing on are: Reader response, authors purpose, inferencing, visual features and fact or opinion.
Using the Talk 4 Writing process we will be exploring the genres of Poetry and Narrative this term. We will be writing poems with a focus on personification and creating twisted tales that are loosely based around traditional fairy tales but have distinctive elements changed throughout.
Looking at angles
Talk 4 Writing story map
Our examples of personification
Poem focus - personification
The war memorial
tapping its white stick
in the dark.
Across the park
the trees whisper
in the icy breeze.
The winds sniffs;
leaves chatter their teeth
as the frost dresses
each blade of grass.
A distant siren wails;
streets shrug their shoulders.
The yellow moon smoulder;
bushes yawn before bed;
Clouds kiss, then dash home,
one time for once.
HASS: Civics and Citizenship
In HASS this term we are focusing on Civics and Citizenship. In particular, students will develop knowledge on the following topics:
Roles and responsibilities of Australia's three levels of government
What does it mean to be an Australian citizen and how does one become a citizen?
Formal rights and responsibilities of Australian citizens
Obligations of citizens beyond their own national borders
Where/how are laws are made and where do ideas for new laws are sourced from?
In health this term we will be focusing on three main topics, each for a series of weeks. Those topics are:
Being safe in an online environment
Learning about nutrition/improving the nutritional value of meals