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Year 6

 
In Year 6, teachers are focussed on preparing students for High School - developing more independence as learners, and taking on more responsibilities as leaders of our school community.
In Term 1, students explore how changing environments affect life through learning in Science and English. In Term 2, students explore what it means to be Australian through learning in History and English, while in Term 3, students explore how ‘Being Australian’ has changed through learning in English, History and Geography. In Term 4, students explore how we have changed the Earth, and the Earth has changed us (through geologic events) through learning in English, Science and Geography.
Year 6 students will study Digital Technologies in Terms 1 and 4, with our Digital Technology Coach, as well as with their class teacher. During Terms 2 and 3, they will engage with Digital Technology projects in class.
During Term 2, students will engage with a New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) unit, where they will explore Goals 13 and 15 from the UN's Goals for Sustainability: Climate Action and Life on Land, through a focus on how extreme environments affect the growth and survival of living things.
The planned excursion program for Year 6 in 2018 includes a visit by Big Bang Science in Term 1 to take part in hands-on experiments and activities involving reversible and irreversible chemical changes. In Term 3, Year 6 students will attend Canberra Camp (19th – 23rd August) or take part in a range of school-based activities, including Road and Bike Safety at the Redcliffe PCYC. In Term 4, students take part in the Explore QUT program. Year 6 students also engage in a range of High School Transition days during the year. More information about all these activities will be provided closer to the date.
The 2018 Year 6 curriculum documents are available for you to access. These include parent newsletters, information about excursions and parent information sessions, as well as English assessment tasks.