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Term 2

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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Maths

Maths textbook

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

  • Percentages

  • Averages

  • 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

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, 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.

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Looking at angles

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Talk 4 Writing story map 

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Our examples of personification

Oakridge Night

Poem focus - personification

The war memorial 

sits patiently,

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;

stars hiss.

Clouds kiss, then dash home,

one time for once.

Pie Corbett

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?

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Health

In health this term we will be focusing on three main topics, each for a series of weeks. Those topics are:

  • Building resilience

  • Being safe in an online environment

  • Learning about nutrition/improving the nutritional value of meals

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Art

In Art this semester students will enhance and practice their art making skills/processes using a range of materials such as tempera and watercolor paint, markers, chalk, oil pastel and paper. We will begin the term creating some art work to highlight ANZAC Day and then go on to look at some of Australia’s highlights including national landmarks (Sydney Habour and Opera House), contemporary artists (Ken Done and Heather Duff) and the varied animals species… kangaroos, platypus and koalas.

Anzac inspired artwork

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Class timetable

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Important Dates in Term 2

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