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Year 6

 
In 2016, Year 6 students and teachers are working in partnership with Clontarf Beach State High School on an iLearn project, designed to explore problem-based learning using digital technologies in classrooms. The Year 6 curriculum has been realigned to allow for cross-curricular units of work, where students explore the concept of change across the year.
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.
The planned excursion program for Year 6 2016 includes a visit by QUT’s Extreme Science Van in Term 1, to learn about working scientifically, a visit by Big Bang Science in Term 3 to take part in hands-on experiments and activities involving electrical energy and an excursion to QUT in Term 4 as part of the Explore QUT program. Year 6 students will also attend camp at Ewen Maddock Dam on the Sunshine Coast in Term 2, between May 9 – 13. More information about all these activities will be provided closer to the date.
The 2016 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.