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
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.
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