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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 throughout the year, with our Digital Technology Coach, as well as with their class teacher.
Through our New Pedagogies for Deep Learning project, students in Year 6 are also learning to develop skills in Character, Citizenship, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. They are being supported to take responsibility for their own learning, setting their own timelines and deadlines. They are engaging with global issues and identifying actions that can make a difference. Students are learning to tell good and bad/poor information apart, and explain why some information or arguments do not make sense. They are beginning to work more successfully to complete team tasks by sharing jobs fairly. Their overall theme for the year is We are global learners.
The planned excursion program for Year 6 in 2019 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 2, students will have the opportunity to go Whale Watching, to view the migration of Humpback Whales, as they learn about migration and hibernation in Science. In Term 3, Year 6 students will attend Canberra Camp or take part in a range of school-based activities. 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 2019 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.